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Inland Empire Poets: information about the poetry workshop group that meets in Riverside, California.
I want to thank my wife Kimberly, my parents and sister for their love and support.
I also owe much to the many members of the Inland Empire Poets over the years for their rigorous but supportive critiques of my work. The poems here are better, sharper, richer and more fully what they aim to be because of their insights, suggestions and candid evaluations.
I wish to thank the San Bernardino Community College District for granting me a sabbatical in the fall of 2020. The time away from teaching, committees and other responsibilities allowed me to review more than 150 poems, revise nearly 100 of them, and work on the website.
The publication acknowledgements for any previously published poems appear immediately following the individual poems.
All chapweb "covers" designed by Joel Lamore. Photographs that appear on the covers of The Analogist's Nostalgia, Our Outcast State, and The Bells of Evening by Kimberly Cortner. All other photos and elements were obtained from royalty free sources.