Tuesday, May 14, 2013

Late Morning New and Selected Poems by Peter Fortunato is Published

Peter Fortunato's collection of poetry, LATE MORNING: NEW AND SELECTED POEMS has just been published by Cayuga Lake Books (Ithaca, NY) and is readily available on line:

Amazon  and Barnes & Noble

Peter's poetry reflects his commitment to Buddhism and a passion for the natural world first honed in California after he completed graduate school.  During those years, he was a poetry apprentice of Gary Snyder, through whom he met many of the persons associated with the Beat movement.  Upon returning to Ithaca in 1977, he began teaching writing at both Cornell and Ithaca College.  Winner of numerous awards for his writing and grants for his stage performances, Fortunato recently lived in the Persian Gulf for four years while teaching at Weill Cornell Medical College in Qatar.  He has also for many years maintained a private counseling practice specializing in hypnotherapy.  His new book, Late Morning: New and Selected Poems, represents the continuity of the themes that compel him.

Peter is a long time member of the DCA at Tsegyalgar East with his wife, the poet, Mary Gilliand

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