Grateful – Not Dead

Happiness is a how; not a what. A talent, not an object.

Hermann Hesse

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Jerry Garcia is a poet, photographer, and filmmaker from Southern California. His poetry has been seen in Pratik–A Magazine of Contemporary Writing (Nepal,) Oikos Poeti per il future (Italy,) Spillway 28 (Tebot Bach,) Wide Awake: Poets of Los Angeles and Beyond (Beyond Baroque,) and The Chiron Review among a variety of journals and anthologies domestic and international. He has been nominated twice for the Pushcart Prize and has published three books of poetry: Trumpets in the Sky (Moon Tide Press,) On Summer Solstice Road (Green Tara Press,) and the chapbook Hitchhiking With the Guilty. He is retired from producing and editing television commercials, documentaries and motion picture previews. He has recently moved to the Coachella Valley with his marvelous wife Becky.

Photo Credit: Ajay Jhaveri

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by Jerry Garcia