Please chip in to help out the poet, Sotère Torregian tackle a host of medical expenses. Sotère is bedridden, having trouble getting around and taking care of necessities. He needs your help to procure food and to pay for mounting medical bills. Additionally he is wondering if there are writers in the Bay Area who can assist him to type his manuscripts onto a computer. A primary goal is to raise $10,000 within the next month.
Please help in anyway you can. And forward this message to as many writers as you can. Thank you.
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Sotère Torregian made his debut in the Young American Poets (1969), edited by Paul Carroll. He has devoted almost 60 years of his life to Poetry, still proclaiming himself a French Surrealist in outlook and a Revolutionary in politics (the two often coincide with his poetic output). His hand-scripted letters sent all over the world, to friends and others, have been extensive, openly sharing his postal address for those interested in writing to him. NOT OWNING A COMPUTER, CHOOSING TO RETURN TO BASICS; — pens, pencils, paper, his 1945 Smith Corona Portable Typewriter, — as well as Elmer's Glue and scissors — to make his poems, Sotère Torregian's works to date include numerous books of poetry and other writings, the latest being
ON THE PLANET WITHOUT VISA, Coffee House Press, 2012; THE AGE OF GOLD (REDUX), Rêve à Deux , 2015; SURREAL ADVENTURER, Rêve à Deux , 2015.
The poet lives and works in the City of Stockton, California.