The Poet from the City of the Angels:
Poems & Photographs, 1969 to 1989
Bombshelter Press, 1990 236pp
Including 38 full-color photographs, this book is a tour through the mind and eyes of the poet-photographer Michael Andrews, a chronicle of his trips through California, Mexico, Peru, Vietnam, and Utah.
- Michael Andrews
- is co-founder/publisher/editor with Jack Grapes of Bombshelter Press and ONTHEBUS, living, for the moment, in L.A. and getting by. He has published 7 books of poetry, and 3 fine print poetry/photography portfolios. He has traveled around the world twice, spent time in Vietnam and Iran, rode a motorcycle to Peru, ran the San Juan River and recently spent a month in the Peruvian Amazon. His leg was seriously damaged in a motorcycle accident in 1987. He is currently working on two novels, a book of speculative philosophy, and creating photographic and poetry montages as digital images. He works as a computer programmer/analyst. He worked as a civilian in Vietnam from 1969 through 1971.
Michael Andrews drives with his camera and his motorcycle into the very soul of the soul of his depth. He sees the secret wounds of pain. Michael Andrews, who carries his California strapped on his shoulders, who takes along with him his L.A. as Achilles his heel, is looking through his photographs for the other frontier. He brings with him the biting lyricism of the true poets of California.