2008-06-25 / Seniors

90-Year-Old Poet Holds Public Reading Of New Book

Leon Zuckrow, a 90-year-old Flushing House resident, will give a free public reading from his just-published, first book of poetry, Love & Death & Love, on Sunday, June 29, from 2:30 p.m. to 4:30 p.m., in the rooftop atrium at Flushing House, 38-20 Bowne St., Flushing. The public is welcome to attend, and refreshments will be served. The author's book will be on sale, as will CDs containing all 95 poems recorded in the author's own voice.

The poems in Love & Death & Love spring from the author's observations and inner thoughts as he contemplates the major turns of life. Many of the poems focus on how he came to terms with the death of his first wife. As he passed through later periods of loss and grief, the poems explore how he once again bounced back and went on living. His poetic style is lyrical and classical, rhymed and metered, with occasional free verse interspersed. Zuckrow was featured in the Daily News Queens section on April 8. He also promoted Love & Death & Love on WCBSTV's "Eye on New York" April 13.

Space for the Flushing House reading is limited, so RSVP ASAP to Robert Salant at 347- 532-3025 or rsalant@uam.org.

The author is available for public readings and book signings at area senior centers, churches, synagogues, nursing homes and other similar venues. He can be reached at 718-353-0636, or leonzuckrow@mac.com.

Love & Death & Love, published by iUniverse, Inc., can be purchased at the Barnes & Noble web site, www.bn.com for $16.95.

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