Up to Earth
An Ecopoesy Chapbook
By Armando Rendón
Published: 1/31/2013, Format: Perfect
Bound Softcover(B/W), Pages: 60, Size: 6x9, Print Type: B/W
Armando Rendón, a son of the
Westside barrio of San Antonio, Texas, now lives in Kensington,
California, a little hamlet in the Berkeley hills facing San
Francisco Bay, with his wife and their two gardens, front and back. A
non-avid gardener, he has nevertheless learned much from digging and
observing the world of plants, flowers, bonsai and weeds.
Retiring in 2004 after serving as a
writer/editor for business and government entities for about 45
years, he took up anew a long-time desire to write, and write. A book
of fiction aimed at all youth that is part fantasy, science fiction
and auto-history, is due out in the spring 2013. In 2009, he launched
the online Latino literary magazine, "Somos en escrito", dedicated to
promoting literary endeavors among Chicano and Latino writers and
providing a handy resource of American-based literature by writers of
Hispanic origin in all genre and about all things for teachers at all
levels of education.
This chapbook is his offering to creation
itself, all life as we find it around us in the most unlikely places
and things. The writings urge us in a quiet way to take heed of our
surroundings, dwell on them, and preserve them for others, our
children's children, to explore and love.
The cover art, "Nature's Introspection",
is by Edel Romay, artist and writer.
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