Live Oak Park, Berkeley, CA ~ July 31, 2021
(photo by Jan Dederick)
I took your book with me with a few others to read over a cappuccino, and would you know, once I started I couldn't put it down! Your effervescent and witty word-play kept me wanting to see what you would be up to next! I enjoyed the book immensely, it left me upbeat and happy.
~ Janet Lee Butler - Award-Winning Poet & Artist
is an all exhilarating win!
John Rowe writes from his own unique Cosmic Dimension: a diverting landscape jammed with intriguing gambols of logic and my favorite concept – understanding. Rare in the Po World – you, the reader, are actually welcome to visit. You’ll have a great time and immediately begin to send poemcards to all your friends: WISH YOU WERE HERE!
A lyric voice at its best, John Rowe’s ruminations are mind teasing, cool, and more satisfying than a play date with Plato. That voice speaks with the clarity of a shining dream: dazzling in its understatement. Like the mind turnings of Jorge Luis Borges, John Rowe poems are always a delight.
If you buy one poetry book this millennium, don’t gamble. Win with WINSOME LOSESOME.
~ Marvin R. Hiemstra - Poet & Critic
Jan Steckel's 4-star review on GOODREADS:
What Do We Know?
You don’t know
the half of it.
Honestly, I don’t know
the other half of it.
Does then the whole of it
have a hole in it
of equivalent size,
making our I don’t know halves
into one transparent whole
of nothing to know?
We might need to undivide
our pie-sliced empty bliss
in order to grow. Perhaps
we can be aware of what is more
than a measure of halves or wholes
on our quest to know.
- John Rowe
PHOTO CREDITS: Jan Dederick, Jeanie Rowe