Life Now

Ironically, on the morning after my mother passed (while I held her hand), since I had been pre-committed, I showed up to give a reading at the Martin Luther King Jr. breakfast, which had the mission statement, “End the Death Penalty.” While the writing is more polemic than poetry, because I believe the death penalty is morally wrong, I share here, the link to the video the president of Poetry West took of me.

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About Ciletti

Jim Ciletti, an award winning poet, filmmaker, and author, is the 2010-2012, Poet Laureate of the Pikes Peak region, and for 41 years, poet-in-residence for the Orme School Fine Arts Festival. Jim gives many workshops on the writing and performance of poetry, and makes poetry house calls to create personal poetry events. Ciletti loves everything Italian, including cooking for family and friends, and loves to plant garlic, make homemade wine, and eating peaches and plums. "Everyday is Christmas, but you don't always get everything you ask for. Sometimes more. Poetry celebrates life."
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