Leo McCloskey

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Leo’s poetry is postmodern. His world comes out of the good, and it’s contradictions. His poems: “Notorious,” “She’s Looking for a Man” and “Michelangelo’s David” are basic postmodernist poems. They use some intertextuality. His favorite recent read is Elena Ferrante’s Neapolitan novels beginning with My Brilliant Friend. The self-identified artist switched to science, but never lost interest in the broader discussion of Enlightenment cultures, built on the idea of life as self-authored. Age 30, he left his career and returned to the academy to achieve a doctorate. His marriage circle produced children, an artist and doctor, and a Sonoma Valley-based wine-growing technology featured in the New York Times Sunday Magazine 2005.

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Hobo’s Rhyme
The Pear Sellers