W.M. Rivera

Rookie - 70 Points (August 14,1934 / New Orleans, LA)

Biography of W.M. Rivera

W. M. Rivera grew up in the Irish Channel of New Orleans. He graduated from the University of North Carolina, Chapel Hill in 1955 with a major in French language and literature. He began writing poetry early on and published a book of poems titled “At the End of Legend’s String” (Views Press,1960, Washington, DC.) . For many years he worked for and taught international adult and agricultural development, lastly at the University of Maryland from 1981-2009. Now retired from the University of Maryland, he has returned to writing poems. Rivera currently resides in College Park, MD.

W.M. Rivera's Works:

'Buried in the Mind's Backyard' Brickhouse Books,2011

'The Living Clock' Finishing Line Press,2013

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“Ponder how you might describe
the indescribable, ” her email challenged.
“No color. No shape. No sequence of being.”

So let’s, ponder what can’t be, except
What can words do? - Play
with negatives: define what isn’t.

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