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The following five fire poems were all written about and in response to the Northern California fires in October 2017.  These readings were recorded at that time by KRCB public TV station producer Steve Menscher. The poems all appeared later in my book, 90 is the new, which is available from Amazon. Ravaged by fires once again in Northern California, these pieces seemed apropos to the moment.

"the grief of ashes the ashes of grief"


"after-fire language"


"waiting it out"