Robert Savino, Suffolk County Poet Laureate 2015-2017, is a
native Long Island poet, born on Whitman's Paumanok and still fishes here,
for words. Robert began writing poetry in 1965 and takes inspiration from Blake, Whitman, Rimbaud, Rexroth, Hamill, Baudelaire, Verlaine...and observations from everyday life. But it was reading Blake in high school,
when it began. Blake's book of poetry became his guide as "the road to
excess led to the palace of wisdom." Everything became not as ordinary as
it appeared and he began a life sentence in a methaphoric mind.
His poems have been published widely, in print, from the Long Island Quarterly to The Haight Ashbury Literary Journal, as well as online.
He is a Board Member at both the Walt Whitman Birthplace & the Long Island Poetry & Arts Archival Center. He is the winner of the 2008 Oberon Poetry Prize for his poem, Breakfast with Sophia.
Robert's first collection Inside a Turtle Shell, published in 2009, is a diverse journey of paths crossed, family and friends...lost and found.
Pub: Allbook Books www.allbook-books.com.