Meet the Poet
Richard Levine is a retired teacher, living and writing in Brooklyn, New York. He served with Third Marines in Vietnam, 1967-68. He is the author of The Cadence of Mercy (forthcoming from Finishing Line Press), That Country’s Soul, A Language Full of Wars and Songs, Snapshots from a Battle, and most recently, A Tide of a Hundred Mountains (Bright Hill Press). He has (or is soon to be) published in Adirondack Review, Blueline, North American Review, North Dakota Review, Stone Canoe, and The Same, and he has published in a number of online sites. You can listen here, for example to his “The Talkin’ Frackin’ Blues.” “Bread,” a poem from his new book, was recently featured in American Life in Poetry, former Poet Laureate Ted Kooser’s column. Read.