Postcards is a chapbook of 24 short poems, one poet's part of a group project.
Bill gives an overview of the book:
Starting from Petrarch. . .
at midnight in winter
overcast with forgetfulness
my ship reels & rocks
the rough sea allows me to glance
only with a gasp of terror
my soul (is it friend or foe?)
captains this drenched vessel. . .
& then, a memory
who survived at least two shipwrecks
says to me,
"I told my crew, don't worry
about whether you can swim,
just keep your head above water"
My first poem was published in Paper Pudding in 1972, a Sonoma County literary magazine. Moved to San Francisco in 1973, was one of the original members of the Bay Area Poets Coalition in 1974 and helped create their Summer Solstice & Autumn Equinox Poetry...