Jeff Rimland has authored over 500 poems and has had 5 books of poetry published. His poetry utilizes imagery to represent what many of us may be feeling and thinking, but cannot express verbally. In Jeff's first three works, true love and loss are expressed, along with the nostalgia of the past. In his fourth title, Knowledge then Wisdom, perhaps, these two qualities are difficult at times to attain or know the difference. His fifth book, The Poetry of History, highlights historic events and individuals, along with photos and bibliography citations.
In 2010, Jeff was invited into the prestigious Poet's House, where his books of Poetry lay on a shelf next to such renown poets as Arthur Rimbaud. Poet's House contains a collection of poetry, which "…includes virtually all books published worldwide during the past decade. Poet's House has the greatest possible range of poetry published during the last century (in English or in bilingual editions); and representative volumes of the poetry of all times and places". (2010 www.poetshouse.org)
Jeff Rimland possesses an MBA in International Business, a certificate in Career Development Facilitation, taught college and adult education courses, has over 40 years of business experience, and what feels like centuries of life experience. Jeff lives on Long Island NY.
Poetry of History
The Poetry of History is unique. It contains photographs, descriptions, and poetry of historical figures and events. The photographs and descriptions are authentic, but the poetry is the author's interpretation and historically accurate.
These events and historical figures are placed in chronological order, going as far back in history as 1014 A.D. There have been some key events and key dates that represent so much.
Whether it be history taking place thousands of years ago, or taking place in the 20th or 21st century, the events have had an indelible effect on the psyche.
No matter what events or historical figures have shown us, we all should try to live by the edict; remember history lest we are doomed to repeat it.
Knowledge then Wisdom, Perhaps
Jeff Rimland has written over 300 poems and Knowledge, then Wisdom, Perhaps: A Single Father's chronicle of life's challenges, is his fourth book of poetry. This work of poetry is a sequel to his other PublishAmerica poetry books; Our Gift to Each Other: Heart felt Poems of our Love, and A Widower's Journey: A Life of Loss and Love.
Knowledge, then Wisdom, Perhaps: A Single's Father's chronicle of life's challenges, details in poetic fashion the various challenges that continually need to be overcome in all of our lives, but has special meaning to single fathers.
The population of single parents in the United States is growing every year. As of 2010 the United States Census Bureau estimates that 15% of single parents are men, which translates into 1.8 million single fathers.
Single fathers often exist through painful events in their lives such as death of a spouse or divorce. Knowledge, then Wisdom, Perhaps: A Single Father's chronicle of life's challenges again is dedicated to all of those single fathers that share pain and hope with the author, but cannot share their feelings.
Our Gift to Each Other, Heartfelt Poems of Our Love
Jeff Rimland has written over 200 poems, and Our Gift to Each Other, Heartfelt Poems of Our Love is Jeff's second book of poetry, coauthored with his wife, Marcia Schreiber Rimland, who passed away from Breast Cancer on October 17, 2001, and is a prequel and linked beautifully to his first book of poetry, A Widower's Journey, A Life of Loss and Love.
A Widower's Journey: A Life of Loss and Love
A Widower's Journey: A Life of Loss and Love, tells a story of a young man starting out in life, experiencing the beginning of love and relationships, seeking the one true love, finding that love, losing that love due to death, reluctantly accepting that tremendous loss, and finally looking towards the future. A Widower's Journey… started out by Jeff writing down his feelings, which he found difficult expressing verbally, but is expressed in poems that others can identify with, who have gone through similar experiences.
Reflections on Half a Century
Growing up a "baby boomer" in NY in 1955; through the 50s, 60s,70s, married in 1977, raising 3 children, working 30 years, my beloved wife dying in 2001, earning a graduate degree, now a single parent and my poetry being published, is the inspiration behind Reflections on Half a Century. Other "Baby Boomers, a population that numbers over 80 million in 2009 will relate to Reflections on Half A Century. This meaningful chapbook chronicles five decades of my life, giving rise to emotions that many of us are not able to express into words.