For José Gouveia

Joe Gouveia, an absolute force in the New England poetry world with roots in Madeira and continental Portugal, is also at the heart of the Luso-American literary community in Massachusetts.

Mass Poetry

José GouveiaA friend of poetry is ill — with cancer. And poets are rallying around him.  José Gouveia — Joe — is a a newspaper columnist, the host of a radio show, an anthologist (Rubber Side Down: The Biker Poet Anthology), an organizer of readings and workshops, and more.

One of Joe’s friends, Martín Espada, has written a poem in his honor: I Am Here. And the blog Split This Rock has started a Joe Gouveia Recovery Fund to help him cover expenses while he’s hospitalized. 

Check out the poem, give and spread the word.

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