Getting Gutiérrez to read again at Willow Glen was a splendid idea. His recent collection of poems are beautifully put together in A World Less Away, and his reading, exhilarating. A World Less Away, was published in 2016.

A World Less Away

“A World Less Away is a honeycomb, blackbox, dream codex and memory palace. These poems traffic in the interstices of our lives where the quotidian is imbued with meaning and hums with  metaphysical unrest. By turns existential, surreal and elegiac, the poems in this collection take swerves that are sure to transport the reader to the oneiric side of reality, while never losing sight that flesh was the first simile/ we were given/ to feel, conjure, / never truly inhabit.

Jose Luis G

José Luis Gutiérrez is a San Francisco-based poet. His work has appeared in Margie, Poemeleon, Cortland Review, Hawaii Pacific Review, Xavier Review, Caliban, and Kestrel. His poems have been included in the anthologies Mutanabbi Streets Starts Here and 99 Poems for the 99 Percent, and is forthcoming in Poetry Salzburg Review, Ilanot Review, and Chiron Review, Lotus-Eater Magazine, and Bitterzoet Magazine among others. *****




“Be the change you wish to see in the world.”  Great words left behind by Mahatma Gandhi, the renowned Indian political and spiritual leader.

What kind of change are the 100 thousand poets talking about?

Well, come and see what some of  your poetry friends are doing in San Jose on Saturday, September 29, 2012, from 12:00 PM — 3:00 PM, at the Divine Science Community Center on 1540 Hicks Avenue, San José, CA 95125.

Take a look at what poets across the world are doing to celebrate the event on September 29, 2012.

 100 TPC & 100 TMC Posters 2012

 Gandhi also said, “The future depends on what you do today.”