Boston, MA, December 19, 2008 --(PR.com
)-- Poets appear in the North Shore like glass stones on the local beaches pounded and polished by the waves.
Alan Rosenfield is another North Shore native to join the colorful collection of poets who have grown up, walking the local beaches and then written about them.
His latest book of poetry and essays, Poetic Visions, has just been published by Cedar Crest books, a small, eclectic book publisher based in Natick, MA.
Rosenfield says, “I started off to write essays, but found I could express my ideas better in the more compressed form of poetry.
As to why so many of his poems are based in the North Shore, he says, “I lived in the North Shore from the age of 3 until the age of 42. I like the North Shore’s sense of history and justice and its people’s personality and proper behavior. When you combine that with the ocean’s beauty and its calming, yet invigorating effect, it’s an area that’s hard not to write about.”
In an eerie prescience, many of the essays in the book deal with the financial excesses and empty materialism of Wall Street.
Rosenfield went to Swampscott High and then graduated from Tufts University in 1973 with an interdisciplinary degree in Engineering Arts. He studied to become a teacher of the Transcendental Meditation Program with His Holiness Maharishi Mahesh Yogi in 1973 and 1974 in Switzerland and Belgium. He has worked in his family business, JN Phillips Glass, in many capacities, ending his business career as Treasurer. His first volume of poetry entitled, A Bridge to Myself, was published in 1996.
Poetic Visions is available on Amazon and can be ordered from any bookstore.
Cedar Crest Books
17 Lookout Avenue
Natick, MA 01760
Contact: David Rottenberg