Rattlecast #57 features Alejandro Escudé. Alejandro has appeared often in both Rattle's print issues and Poets Respond, and was interviewed for issue #59.
Alejandro Escudé’s first book of poems, "My Earthbound Eye," was published in September 2013 upon winning the 2012 Sacramento Poetry Center Award. He received a master’s degree in creative writing from UC Davis, where he was taught by such notable poets as Gary Snyder and Sandra McPherson. Alejandro works as an English teacher, having taught in a variety of school systems at the secondary level for over fifteen years. Originally from Córdoba, Argentina, he immigrated to California many years ago at the age of six. A new book, “The Book of the Unclaimed Dead,” published by Main Street Rag Press, is now available on the MSR website. Alejandro is a single dad of two wonderful kids and lives in Los Angeles with his dog, a feisty yet lovable Jack Russell named Jake.
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This Week's Prompt:
Look out your window. Write a poem about what you see.
Next Week's Prompt:
September is Classical Music Month. Listen to a piece of classical music and let it inspire your poem.
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