ROOFTOP OF MY LIFE
About the Book
In “ROOFTOP OF MY LIFE” poet Merle Fischlowitz shares his eight-decade perspective of Family, the Arts, Faith, Travel, and the myriads of people, (lovers, friends, and strangers) that have enriched his life. Merle Fischlowitz has recently published two other volumes of poems. From Dirt Paths to Golden Streets: Poems of Immigrant Experiences (2010) tells stories of individual immigrants from many cultures, their reasons for immigration, and the challenges and benefits of becoming American. Songs of Exotic Birds (2012) contains poems written over sixty years, including poems written in the voices of others that his psychologist’s ear has caught at special moments or rites of passage, when irony imbues the experience. Fischlowitz’s books are available from AuthorHouse, www.authorhouse.com Order these books through your local bookseller or preferred on-line retailer.
About the Author
ABOUT THE AUTHOR Merle Fischlowitz spent his first half of his life in St. Louis, MO, and attended colleges in Iowa and St. Louis. In his long career as educator and psychologist he lived in St. Louis, Suburban Maryland, and Honolulu. He retired to live in San Diego in 1993. He has written poetry since high school. Merle’s previous books, From Dirt Paths to Golden Streets: Poems of Immigrant Experiences, (2010) and Songs of Exotic Birds (2012) show the wide range of his interests, distilled into poetic form. Merle and his wife Teresa share six grown children and four grandchildren. Merle is proud of his artist son Ben Fischlowitz whose work is in this book, and who also created the cover of From Dirt Paths to Golden Streets: Poems of Immigrant Experiences. ABOUT THE ARTIST Ben Fischlowitz was raised in Honolulu, Hawaii, where he graduated from Punahou School. He received his professional training and graduated from The Art Center College of Design, in Pasadena, California. He now lives in San Diego, where he is a free-lance artist and illustrator. On the book cover Ben has drawn a living canopy, as viewed from the “Rooftop of Life.” The supporting tree-trunks have within them various symbols of the Living Arts that have enhanced Merle’s life: Writing, Theater, Painting, Music, and Dance