Newark, California (EastBayDaily) — After years of federal service, Anthony Pino returned to his home state of California only to find the landscape overrun by industrial, defense and residential development and a society obsessed with violence. His reaction to these stark conditions manifested in three poems, “Plum Valley — Joaquin and Me,” “Apricot,” and “Red Cadillac.” These three along with other stories and writings are featured in Pino’s new book, “A Hidden River”.
Using the limitless realm of the imagination and the power of poetry and prose, Pino paints a unique and affecting portrait of humanity and human civilization as it teeters on the edge of either growth or devastation. Some of Pino’s works, including “The Amazing Death of J. J. Finkelstein” and “An Ode to My Mexican Pot.”, explore society’s violent disregard for human civility and the continuing presence of violence against other human societies. Others such as “The War Bird” and “Mars 2003” offer a prescient look into an anticipated war and the exploitative nature of battle.
Incisive, prophetic and thoroughly riveting, “A Hidden River” captures the sweep of the times and depicts one man’s fears, hopes and revelations in the most exquisite and compelling forms of literature.
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About the Author Anthony Pino teaches composition, literature, critical thinking and developmental writing at Ohlone College in Fremont, California and at San Jose City College. His dominant interest is in poetry but he also writes occasional short stories. He has been published in tattoohighway, riverbabble, Oasis Journal, and other publications. He has won the Jackie DeClerq poetry award and other awards for his writing. He has been employed by the US government and by Stanford University. He has lived in Germany, Virginia and his home state of California. He loves to travel, saying that movement is essential to writing. He enjoys sharing his time with his wife, Judy, his students, and with other writers. He invites everyone to work and pray for world peace.
A Hidden River * by Anthony Pino Publication Date: November 21, 2012 Trade Paperback; $19.99; 157 pages; 978-1-4797-3958-5 Trade Hardback; $29.99; 157 pages; 978-1-4797-3959-2 eBook; $3.99; 978-1-4797-3960-8
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