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Apr 22, 2014

Mindblowing Synchronicity!

Sitting in a restaurant today with my friend visiting from Moscow and he points and tells me to turn around.

Behind my head is hanging this 1941 photo of Grand Central station in NYC…

A Nod From The Universe

A Nod From The Universe

the very same photo I’m using for my book cover!

ACJ Front Cover April

CRAZY!!!! Thank you, Universe, for that nod!

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Apr 21, 2014 / 3 notes

Thank you, Gabriel García Márquez

“There is always something left to love.”
― Gabriel Garcí­a Márquez, One Hundred Years of Solitude

I love the public library!
Apr 21, 2014

I love the public library!

Excited that my book is releasing soon!
See my site…http://juanpaoloperre.com
Apr 19, 2014

Excited that my book is releasing soon!
See my site…http://juanpaoloperre.com

Apr 16, 2014

I dream of words…

Last night in a dream I said to someone, “At a certain point, high gloss white [paint] just becomes self-aggrandizement.” The line struck me so keenly that in an out-of-body, in-body fit I vowed to wake myself up to remember it. Then, when I awoke, laying in bed desperate to go back to sleep, I kept repeating the line to myself and warning myself, “you’ll forget it if you go back to sleep.” –…

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My new website is up & created!! Whew! http://bit.ly/1iKdjLh

< BIG SIGH > After weeks of stressing about a website and its creation I finally found a painless option with Squarespace and my site is up and created!
Apr 13, 2014

My new website is up & created!! Whew! http://bit.ly/1iKdjLh

< BIG SIGH > After weeks of stressing about a website and its creation I finally found a painless option with Squarespace and my site is up and created!

Apr 13, 2014

"You are at the Olympic Games, you cannot wait any longer…"

“You are at the Olympic Games, you cannot wait any longer…”

How long are you going to wait before you demand the best for yourself and in no instance bypass the discriminations of reason? You have been given the principles that you ought to endorse, and you have endorsed them. What kind of teacher, then, are you still waiting for in order to refer your self-improvement to him? You are no longer a boy, but a full-grown man. If you are careless and lazy now…

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Apr 13, 2014 / 2 notes

A CONFEDERACY OF JOY: Poems

A CONFEDERACY OF JOY : Poems by Juan-Paolo Perre

SIENA PRESS

2014

120 pp

Hardcover. dim. 6” x 9”    ∙    Paperback. dim. 5.5” x 8.5”     ∙    Digital [PDF]

The 2014 Legacy Poetry Prize recipient’s debut collection of poetry.

Waiting impatiently for my book release…but in the meantime some silliness…
Apr 3, 2014
It’s National Poetry Month!

&#8230;and it feels like Christmas!
Apr 1, 2014

It’s National Poetry Month!

…and it feels like Christmas!

Mar 31, 2014 / 1 note

Quote from Rainer Maria Rilke

Quote from Rainer Maria Rilke

I want to be with those who know secret things or else alone.”

Rainer Maria Rilke

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This year’s National Poetry Month will be more meaningful…

This time last year I was steadily writing poems. The dream of a published collection was a mere hope some time in the unforeseeable future.
Mar 30, 2014

This year’s National Poetry Month will be more meaningful…

This time last year I was steadily writing poems. The dream of a published collection was a mere hope some time in the unforeseeable future.

What a day! …and here’s my poem about it…

"Gone This Day", included in my upcoming book, "A Confederacy of Joy" published by the Siena Press Releasing in April 2014
Mar 26, 2014

What a day! …and here’s my poem about it…

"Gone This Day", included in my upcoming book, "A Confederacy of Joy" published by the Siena Press Releasing in April 2014

Books…immortality for them…immortality for us
Mar 24, 2014