Like a Tsunami Headed for Hilo: Selected Poems

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In addition to 52 of Dennis Littrell’s best or most representative poems “Like a tsunami headed for Hilo” contains two appendices, one entitled, “On the teaching of poetry at the high school level” and the other a poetry quiz that tests your ability to distinguish between “good” poetry and “bad” poetry, or as Littrell has it between professional poetry and the not so professional. Littrell was considered one of the top poetry teachers in the Los Angeles area when he taught at Mira Costa High School in the late eighties and early nineties. His mentor was Dr. Marilyn Whirry, who in 2000 went to the White House to accept from President Clinton the National Teacher of the Year award. The poems themselves range from epigrams and ditties to narrative poems that tell a story or evoke a milieu. The style is razor sharp, sometimes satirical and even mocking, at other times lyrical and warm. With titles like “I like a woman” to “Politically incorrect poem #35” to “The Phoenix of a singular fire” the poems examine the human experience emotionally and intellectually with candor and a kind of wild grace. The title poem itself is about the power of poetry.

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I've been a soldier, a newspaper reporter, a high school English teacher, a day trader and a poker professional. I've written literally millions of words in my career as a writer, and think of myself primarily as a writer. My work has appeared in popular publications like Playboy and Smoke magazines and in literary journals where it has won some minor awards. My novel A Perfectly Natural Act gained royalty publication from G.P. Putnam's in 1973 and was brought out in paperback the following year by Pinnacle. First Artists was considering an option on it when they went defunct. The novel would make a rather good movie. (Maybe I'll write the screenplay one of these days.) Additionally, I've written over fifteen hundred reviews (over a million words in all!) for various Web sites, most notably Amazon and the Internet Movie Database. Some of my reviews are among the best appearing anywhere (or so I have been told). Over the years I've also written about a dozen book-length manuscripts. My project now is to present perhaps eight to ten of these manuscripts before the public in book form. I was graduated from UCLA in 1969 with a major in Political Science and minor in English Literature.

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