Bio Note: An author, poet, educator, my poems and stories have appeared in many international literary magazines, journals and anthologies, including The Fib Review, The Flatbush Review, Street Lit: Representing the Urban Landscape, Shot Glass Journal, and The Atherton Review. My most recent poetry collections are Edges and Rags & Feathers. My first collection of fiction, Masques: Flash Fiction & Short Stories was published in August 2020. A Washington based author, I currently enjoy writing, turning wood, participating in “virtual” poetry readings, and fishing along the Hood Canal.
My niece introduced me to friends as an intriguing antiquity, someone brought into the world long before cell phones, twitter, texts, and rap; her comrades bumped my elbow with senior diffidence; they urged me share memorable moments (before I’d been born), navigating hardships during the 1929 stock market crash & kissing girls in Times Square following WWII. “My uncle’s still an antique,” my niece proudly assured. “He’s a baby-boomer— well over half a century old!” I nodded winked & boasted I pounded flesh with JFK as a youth, saw the Beatles in Shea Stadium, marched for civil rights, bathed three days in Woodstock music, lived through Watergate & protested the Vietnam War; clueless they queried, “Who? What? Where? & When?” Recasting my life’s social milestones as lackluster stars.
©2021 Sterling Warner
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