Originally Published: February 1st, 2010

Sotère Torregian is an American poet, born in Newark, New Jersey on June 25, 1941. He attended Rutgers University, and taught briefly at the Free University of New York and Stanford University, where he helped establish the Afro-American studies program in 1969. In the mid-1960s he was associated with the...

  1. February 1, 2010
     Peter Greene

    Sotere, I found your very personal post both interesting and moving. It is perhaps prurient of me to enjoy watching you through your words, but it was powerful for me to hear the differences and parallels between our worlds, so far apart (I’m on the West Coast of Canada on a big island in a little old trailer). Congrats on your 15th book!, btw. As someone who suffers from a severe mental illness, I sympathize with the untold struggles you must have had loving someone in that position. The harm...well, no point elaborating. I too am alone avec kitty, living on a fixed disability pension – I know what you mean about monk-like. In the last few years, before the pension, I learned a bit of backyard Robinson Crusoe, too. Kale is your friend. Anyway, thanks for being another pleasant dinner companion tonight (on tape in the person of my laptop far across the Internet and Continent). Hope to hear more of your somehow reassuring talks.\r

  2. February 2, 2010
     Eric Landon

    Hello Sotère.\r

    Thanks for the heads up on Joe's book. \r

    Gill Scott Heron has a new album out and you can here on the Guardian website.