George Pereny
USA

   George Pereny is the child of Holocaust survivors and escaped from Budapest during the 1956 Hungarian Revolution.  He has been published over two hundred times for poetry and prose with credits including

The English Journal, The Aquarian, and The Rutherford Red Wheelbarrow.  In 1977 he began Footwork magazine which became The Paterson Literary Review.  Pereny has been nominated for the Pushcart and Editor's Choice prizes and has  received two Honorable Mention prizes from The World of Poetry.

   Pereny has  two published books of poetry: Homeslice: A teacher's Journey chronicles his forty years of teaching in the inner city, available on lulu.com and amazon.com and

From the Sounds of Chewing, lulu.com--

  George Pereny is also a poet/songwriter/performer known as The Electric Poet, with 5 cds available on cdbaby.com.

 

TURNING WOMAN

 

With her mother inside the luncheonette

 the thirteen year old beauty sits near me

 while her mother orders two hamburgers.

She's golden-haired and honey-thighed

 near perfection

 just turning

 almost woman

 flashes a look around

 quickly looks away--

Returns to hamburger

 then stares ahead

 chewing and dreaming--

appeared in SLANT, A  JOURNAL OF POETRY,
University of Arkansas, 1988

 

 

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