Saturday, December 13, 2014

A Poem by Olivier B

Rock 'n' Roll

a grey sedan cruises
                    besides us
       on the freeway

on its side a sticker reads
                    women rock

as we glimpse
                  incredibly large
      in the backseat
our driver notes:
      "they can barely roll"

Born and raised in the small village of Gilly-sur-Isere in the French Alps, Olivier B recently migrated to Long Beach, CA, in order to join the local community of poets.  He has a B.A. and an M.A. in Literature in English from Stendhal University, France, and was granted the EAP Scholarship in order to spend his last year of undergraduate studies at UC San Diego.  He is currently part of the M.F.A. in Poetry at CSU Long Beach, blending lyricism and landscape poetry, his verses attempt to bridge the caustic gap between romanticism and imagism.  His poetry can be found in Cadence Collective, RipRap, Synesthesia Literary Journal, Remedial Art Class and Electric Windmill Press, and his critical works in DUMAS and The William Carlos Williams Review.

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