Russell Salamon was born on
December 6, 1941 in Berkasovo, Yugoslavia, as it was then, about sixty miles
west of Belgrade in a hamlet of about 200 people near the Orient Express Line.
Huge steam locomotives thundered through without stopping at Sid (pronounced,
Sheed), a town of about 2,000. This life up to age twelve is recounted in
Breakfast in the Twelfth Century, a book of poems. In October 1953 he came
to Kent, Ohio, and soon after to Cleveland. This part is summarized in
Descent into Cleveland, a poetic novel about events in the 1960's.
A prolific poet, Russell Salamon
is the author of eleven books of poetry. His work has appeared in Passager,
Sunstone, Uncommon Ground, Daybreak, The Listening Eye, Saint Petersburg
Russian-American Anthology, Peckerwood, Puckerbrush Review, Retooling for the
Renaissance in the Third Millenium, Riverside Quarterly, Trace, Dare, among
others. He serves on the editorial board for California Quarterly,
published by the California State Poetry Society. He has been a featured reader
at many venues in California and New York, with one reading in London. In
California: Moonday, Beyond Baroque, Autry Museum of Western Heritage, Mission
Viejo Public Library, Laguna Poets, Bakersfield Art Gallery, San Louis Obispo,
Riverside, Mission San Louis Rey, Moondog, among others. In 2006
Cleveland Press published Salamon's newest collection: Woodsmoke and Green
Tea. He lives in North Hollywood, California.
He may be contacted at: firstname.lastname@example.org
In 2006 Deep Cleveland Press published Salamon's newest collection: Woodsmoke and Green Tea.
He lives in North Hollywood, California. He may be contacted at: email@example.com
Last Water First Silence
Because you are not time,
Edge of God
Praise for Breeze Hunting:
". . . The secret of this book's own magic comes pouring forth like a diluvian inundation of lyrical synesthesia. The log-jam is broken open and we're swept away with a current of water, trees, freedom, true love, and poetic imagery. And there's a breeze whispering in the branches: you can ride the updraft all the way back to eternity. The movement from nostalgic simplicity to higher spirituality is done with such skill. . .Wonderful!"
--Pat Cohee, Laguna Poets
© 2006 Russell Salamon
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