May 23, 2022


Jay Passer



[Poem]

Poem

PAPER MOON (1973) (2020-12-28) poem unrhymed

Part autobio, part fabrication, part fantasy, part critique, Passer's poetry threads through movies he's witnessed over the last 50 years.

TOTORO (1990) (2021-01-25) poem unrhymed

"she is nothing short of an angel..."

THE PIANIST (2002) (2021-02-22) poem unrhymed

"...you gotta be a prodigy to survive..."

ROCKY (1976) (2021-03-22) poem unrhymed

"...the unofficial soundtrack for the Bicentennial..."

IRONWEED (1987) (2021-04-26) poem unrhymed

"...she sang to the gin mill crowd..."

The Crush (2022-05-23) poem unrhymed

Jay Passer's poetry and prose has appeared in print and online magazines, periodicals and anthologies since 1988. He is the author of 12 collections, most recently "The Cineaste," from Alien Buddha Press, 2021.


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Jay Passer
Jay Passer


Native of San Francisco, where he continues to live and work, Jay Passer is the author of 12 collections of poetry and prose. First published, at the age of 23, in 1988 by Caliban magazine, where his work appeared alongside William Burroughs, Maxine Hong Kingston and Wanda Coleman, he has continued to publish in periodicals and anthologies the world over. Passer is a cook by trade and dabbles in daubing for meditative purposes.



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