When my grandmother took me on the giant parachute drop at Coney Island Amusement Park— I remember the long, long time it took for the little bench we were strapped into to be cranked up several stories in the air. The drop was nothing by comparison, a big whoosh! and it was over. I wonder: […]
Iven Lourie worked as Poetry Editor at Chicago Review in the 1960's, and he has pursued editing, writing, and performance art since. After completing his MFA at University of Arizona (1978), where he studied with poets Richard Shelton and Peter Wild, he moved to Northern California where he works as Editor for Gateways Books and Artemis Books, teaches composition and literature at Sierra Community College, and leads the Cafe Writers critique group. Iven has been published in Poetry Magazine, Louisville Review, Canadian & American Poetry, Hanging Loose Magazine, and included in the poetry anthologies Yuba Flows (Hip Pocket Press, 2007) and Café Writers Anthology (Artemis Books, 2011). He has been married twice and has two daughters. He plays guitar and fiddle for fun, and audiences agree that his music shows more sincerity and heart than skill or talent.