The Great Wave

The Great Wave Cover The poems in The Great Wave were written between 2005-2008.

on Peace, a novel by Richard Bausch (Knopf)

My father served in the Army Air Force as a B-17 ball-turret gunner, flying out of the airbase at Foggia, Italy, 50 miles northeast of Naples. The city had been taken by the Allies after the landing at Salerno in September 1943. There were 8,000 Allied casualties on the beach. He tells this story.

The Drunkard’s Walk: How Randomness Rules Our Lives, by Leonard Mlodinow (Pantheon)

My business partner knows a man who made a pre-season $150 bet that the New England Patriots would go undefeated right through the Superbowl. I believe the odds were 40,000 to 1. The Pats won every regular season and playoff game; if they win the Superbowl, the man takes away $6,000,000. Then, the man received a call from the president of the casino. The offer: $2,000,000 to cancel the bet.

Poet’s Bookshelf II (Barnwood Press), The Music Lover’s Anthology (Persea Books), and Lyric Postmodernisms (Counterpath Press)

Poets Bookshelf II: Contemporary Poets on Books That Shaped Their Art, edited by Peter Davis and Tom Koontz (Barnwood Press)

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