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Friends My Poems Gave Me charlie becker


Poetry and art, taken from years of journaling, sketching in museums, walking through parks and gardens, and learning from inspired mentors all come together in Charlie Becker’s wonderful first collection. His poems remember best friends and partners, people in his family, teachers from his past and present, and individual moments where words hold feelings better than a photograph. Charlie’s drawings and poems offer the pleasures of friendships and nostalgia no matter where you might be.



Charlie Becker is a semi-retired speech therapist who has lived in West Hollywood, California for more than 20 years. Some of his earlier poems are included in a collection created by LGBT seniors called, “My Life is Poetry”. He is also a graduate of the Community Literature Initiative program founded by Hiram Sims. Charlie’s first book of poetry Friends My Poems Gave Me which features some of his original artwork debuted in July 2016.

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