The Monterey Bay Poetry Consortium Presents: Robert Nielsen & Marina Romani
Sunday, November 13, 2:00 p.m.
Old Capitol Books, 559 Tyler Street, Monterey (between Pearl and Munras)
Robert Nielsen is a Carmel Valley California photographer, poet, writer, and painter, who has segued into full-time art-making after practicing law for many years. Born in Australia, he emigrated with his family to the United States when he was in high school. A graduate of Stanford University and Columbia Law School, he has also studied in Britain and in France. He has lived and/or worked in the United States and Canada, as well as in Europe, Asia, and Latin America. His art is nurtured by (and nourishes) his perceptions, feelings and dreams. It also reflects his worldwide experience and travels. His photographs, poems, writing and paintings present a picture of what is “there” and/or they tell a story.
Marina Romani, now retired from tandem and at times overlapping careers in teaching, publishing, and parenting, has returned to an earlier love—writing poetry and, on occasion, poetic prose. In the past several years, her poems have increasingly appeared in print and on-line literary journals, primarily of the Central West Coast, among them Homestead Review, Porter Gulch Review, Monterey Poetry Review, and the Tor House Newsletter; as well as in the Canadian Poetry Pacific. Marina’s first book, Child Interwoven: Memories in Poem and Prose of a Russian Girlhood in 1940s Shanghai, was published by Park Place Publications this year. Marina lives in Monterey, California, where she is engaged in a variety of volunteer projects at poet Robinson Jeffers’s Tor House, in nearby Carmel. She finds joy and inspiration in long oceanside walks and times with family and friends. A night owl by nature, Marina does most of her writing late in the night, a place where the silence listens.
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