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(september 12 / nyssa oregon)

Juan Olivarez
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I was born in Nyssa Oregon while my parents who were farm workers were picking cherries and working in the potato fields in Idaho.I grew up in Mission Texas and attended Mission High scool where I first attempted to write poetry. While in high school I had two poems published in Focus magazine, 'What is War in 1972' and The Clouds' IN 1973. I have been in public service in my home town of Alton Texas as city alderman, police commissioner and mayor pro tem, I love to play chess, play the guitar, cook and my other true love, fishing. My first love has and always will be my wife Elvira McAllen who against her better judgement decided to say yes when I asked her to marry me in 1973. We have six ... more »

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  • Cynthia Buhain-baello (2/2/2012 12:17:00 PM)

    I read a lot of your poems and I think your poetry style is wonderfully natural. It just flows and unfolds beauty in words and meaning. I like the way you write them like you are just conversing the reader.

  • Yuen Mei Ying (10/30/2011 4:26:00 AM)

    I want to know why you write this poem(rain, rain, rain)
    And i enjoy your poem very much!

  • Maria Segura (9/29/2011 5:30:00 PM)

    Your poem was short this time, but I like it. I am used to your long poems

  • Smoky Hoss (8/31/2011 10:13:00 PM)

    Juan is a poet of intense abilities, he seems to see so much in life's happenings, in the world's movement, and then best of all he so articulately and wonderfully translates it all to us through his poetic vision. And we therefore are blessed to receive the fruits of his gift for writing. Read as much of his poetry as you can, you will be glad you did!

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