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Zack Rogow (2015)

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Poet, translator and editor Zack Rogow was born in New York City, and has lived here in the Bay Area since the late 1990s.

Zack is the author of eight books of poetry, his latest being "Talking with the Radio: Poems Inspired by Jazz and Popular Music". His translations from the French include works by George Sand and Colette. And his editing credits include both anthologies and journals—currently he's poetry editor of Catamaran Literary Reader. He has also written four plays about contemporary world writers.

Away from the pen, Zack co-founded the Lunch Poems Reading series at UC Berkeley with Professor Robert Hass, and he teaches in the low-residency MFA program in creative writing at the University of Alaska Anchorage.
Pick Artist Album Song Label
# 1 Billie Holiday Lady Day: The Best of Billie Holiday I Can't Get Started Columbia
# 2 Bill Evans Waltz for Debby My Foolish Heart Riverside
# 3 Madeleine Peyroux Careless Love Dance Me to the End of Love Rounder
# 4 Sarah Vaughan After Hours Ev'ry Time We Say Goodbye Roulette
# 5 Coleman Hawkins Coleman Hawkins and His All-Stars If I Had You Fresh Sound
# 6 Zizi Possi Valsa Brasileira Escurinha Caravelas
# 7 Elis Regina Elis & Tom Só Tinha de Ser com Você Trama/Verve
# 8 David Lynn Grimes Raven River Push of the World Orchard
# 9 Charlie Parker Charlie Parker with Strings: The Master Takes Dancing in the Dark Verve
# 10 Ella Fitzgerald Ella in Hollywood, Vol. 4 How Long Has This Been Going On? GNP Crescendo
# 11 Dinah Washington The Definitive Dinah Washington Baby, You've Got What It Takes Verve/Blue Note
         
Book "The Vintage Book of Contemporary World Poetry", J.D. McClatchy editor
         
Luxury Item "A drill, so that I didn't lose the coconut milk when I'd smash the coconuts on the island"