Dec 13, 2022
In Honor of Michael Rothenberg
Michael Rothenberg passed away after a long bout with cancer on November 21, 2022. He was born on February 17, 1951 in Miami Beach, Florida. He became a highly published poet, prolific artist, songwriter, editor, and was a lifelong activist and lover of nature. Michael lived in Northern California for many years where he cultivated orchids and bromeliads in Pacifica, at his plant nursery, Shelldance. He founded Big Bridge Magazine, one of the first online literary journals, and helped create Poets in Need, a group providing emergency funds to poets in crisis. In 2011, he and his spouse Terri Carrion founded the international organization 100 Thousand Poets for Change and the "Read A Poem To A Child" Initiative. In 2016 they moved to Tallahassee and found their home on the shores of Lake Jackson, where Michael became an inspiring force in the creative community of Tallahassee. He will be missed by many who considered him a mentor and a friend.
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