"Heartbreak Ridge is a campfire of the resistance, a place where all kinds of poems-from jeremiads, scourgings, and passionate rants to absolutely beautiful works of love and loss-gather between its covers. Bill Nevins is a truth-teller, and what he has to tell us about the last half century of American life and politics is a matter of highly charged poetic urgency." Terence Winch, author of Boy Drinkers, "When New York Was Irish" and many other works of poetry, music and fiction.
About the Author
Bill Nevins grew up Irish Catholic near and in New York City in the 1950's and 60's. He moved to northern New England and raised his three children, one of whom, Special Forces SFC Liam Nevins, died in combat in Afghanistan in 2013. Bill has lived in Albuquerque, New Mexico since 1996. His poetry has been published in Malpais Review, Green Left Weekly, The Rag, Central Avenue, Sage Trail, Adobe Walls, Mas Tequila Review, Special Forces Charitable Trust online, Maple Leaf Rag II, The Cornelian, KUMISS, and other publications. His journalism is found in The Guardian, Forward Motion, Z Magazine, RootsWorld, Hyper Active, Trend of Santa Fe, EcoSource, LOGOS, Thirsty Ear, ABQ ARTS, Local iQ, TM Transmission, The Celtic Connection, Irish American News, An Scathan/Celtic Mirror and other journals. Bill Nevins hosts second-W ednesday monthly poetry readings at The Range Cafe in Bernalillo, New Mexico. He can be contacted at firstname.lastname@example.org and at Bill Nevins on Facebook.