Poems in Transit by Bob PotterPoems in Transit

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ISBN: 0976206706

Title: Poems in Transit 1957-2004

Author: Bob Potter

Publisher: Solstice Press

Publication date: 12/28/2004

Pages: 116

Binding: Paperback


Poems in Transit is not your usual book of poetry. Simultaneously a narrative, a collection of photographs and a gathering of poems, it begins in the present, at the author's 70th birthday, and proceeds backward by decades. There are poems on public events and figures—George W. Bush, Oliver North, O.J. Simpson, Federico Garcia Lorca, Kenneth Rexroth, the 1960's and James Dean—along the way, and snapshots of travels in England, France, Greece and Japan, not to mention love, death, fatherhood, student riots, military life and childhood as a Hollywood brat.


Author Biography

Bob Potter was born in New York City in the depths of the Depression (definitely a demographic advantage) and raised in Hollywood, where his father, the director H.C. Potter made twenty feature films. After graduating from Pomona College in 1956 he served in Army Intelligence (his favorite oxymoron). Poems in Transit: 1957-2004, with accompanying photos and comments, follows his trail thereafter—from Beat Generation San Francisco to the present. Bob is the author of 27 plays produced at various university and professional theatres in the United States, Canada and England. From 1972 to 2001 he directed the playwriting program at the University of California, Santa Barbara where he was a Professor of Dramatic Art.

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