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Richard Alan Bunch
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Davis, California
Biography:

Born in Honolulu, Richard Alan Bunch grew up in the Napa Valley. His poetry works include Red Orchids and Daffodils, Third Eye of Nowhere, Running for Daybreak, Summer Hawk, and Rivers of the Sea. He is the author of short stories such as “Veiled Interlude,” “Kismet,” “Whipped Cream,” and “Music City Skyline.” His plays such as The Russian River Returns and The Fortune-Telling Parrot have appeared in several venues. His poetry has appeared in Poetry Cornwall, Fugue, Potpourri, Windsor Review, Albatross, Slant, Oregon Review, Cape Rock, and the Hawai’i Review.

Selected works by this author:
1 .
Collected Poems: 1965-2011
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by Richard Alan Bunch ~ 0-7414-6763-1 ©2011
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2 .
The Color of Sunrise: Stories, Poems, Plays, and Philosophical Fragments
A cornucopia of literary expression: from plays such as The Fortune-Telling Parrot to the novel Cornet and Clarinda; from short stories such as “Meditation Interruptus” to poems such as “Unearthing” and philosophical topics such as “Love” and “Humor” are here to reflect upon and savor. read more
by Richard Alan Bunch ~ 0-7414-7331-3 ©2012
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3 .
Sailing Above the Clouds: Stories, Poems, and Sayings
A literary fiesta: from short stories such as “Lifeguard,” “The Hunt,” and “A Summer in the Lives of Two Rebels” to poems such as “Bus Station at the Border,” “Native Spirit,” and “Maybe Someday” and sayings such as “Worry is slow death” to ponder. read more
by Richard Alan Bunch ~ 0-7414-7877-3 ©2012
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4 .
Seasonings of the Milky Way
A bouquet of literary expression from stories such as “Meditation Interruptus” and “Indian Summer’s Dream” to poems such as “Waterfront,” “Among Others Night is Just One,” and “Commencement” to creative nonfiction such as “Autumn in Thoreau Country” to sayings such as “Actions reveal the philosophy.” “(Bunch’s) poems strike a sharp tone, as a jazz image. He speaks of the urban, rural, and eternal malaise; and joy of man.” —Vanderbilt Divinity Review read more
by Richard Alan Bunch ~ 0-7414-8043-3 ©2012
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5 .
Naked Lemons and Watermelons: Stories, Poems, and Selected Works
This literary feast features short stories such as “Hey, Short Stuff!” and “Meditation Interruptus.” Poems such as “Lovers’ Flight,” “Yerba Buena,” and “While Waiting for a Late Flight” ignite the imagination. Creative nonfiction such as “The Day Elvis Died” and Random Reminiscences tease and intrigue. read more
by Richard Alan Bunch ~ 0-7414-8299-1 ©2013
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6 .
Philosophical Fragments: A Personal Journey
Philosophical Fragments: A Personal Journeyincludes reflections upon everything from history, love, the divine, mysticism, science, youth and age, memory, leisure, music, and humor to epigrams and education. These are, in part, the product of teaching for many years both world religions and world philosophies and cover such topics as: Love: “Love is continually setting another free to become who they are—without or with our presence.” Time and Eternity: “Instead of focusing on your shrinking future, focus on the possibilities of your now.” Aphorisms: “Rooted in self-examination and contemplation, action can be a path to true peace.” Epigrams: “Creditors, like the vanquished, have long memories.” Reason: “There are few things more sacred than the life of reason.” Philosophy: “Philosophy can sometimes be best revealed as poetry.” read more
by Richard Alan Bunch ~ 0-7414-8456-0 ©2013
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7 .
Woodwinds in the Reeds: Poems, Stories, and Selected Works
A literary feast from short stories such as “Lifeguard,” “Music City Skyline,” and “Since There’s No Help” to poems such as “Bus Station at the Border,” “The Uprooted Baskets at Ridgeview Jr. High,” “Ghost Dance of the Gods,” and “Moonstruck,” ignite the love of beauty and rhythm. Creative nonfiction such as “The Day Elvis Died” and the play A Crude Awakening provide insight and inspiration. read more
by Richard Alan Bunch ~ 0-7414-9687-9 ©2013
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8 .
Red Orchids and Daffodils: Collected Poems
Red Orchids and Daffodils conveys an atmosphere that is realistic, dealing with themes such as human relations art, peace and war, loss and love, spirituality, aging, history and nature in all its variety. read more
by Richard Alan Bunch ~ 0-7414-9819-7 ©2013
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9 .
Just Jazz: Poems and Plays
This literary gala features poems such as “Tree Chart,” “Rocker,” “Composed Early On,” and “Where does it all go?” as well as the plays Smokescreens and The Fortune-Telling Parrot for your reading pleasure and allure. read more
by Richard Alan Bunch ~ 0-7414-9850-2 ©2013
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10 .
Fourteen Short Stories
This literary kudzu vine features short stories from the works of Richard Alan Bunch: from the wandering war veteran and artist in “Kismet” to the practitioners of meditation in “Meditation Interruptus,” these stories display the variety of characters and experiences that make up part of this author’s fictional output. read more
by Richard Alan Bunch ~ 0-7414-9849-9 ©2013
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11 .
Third Eye of Nowhere: New and Selected Poems
This literary luau features poems such as “Seduction,” “Comes the Night,” “The Singer,” “At Their Highest Peak,” and “Lament for My Jade Buddha” for your uncharted reading pleasure. read more
by Richard Alan Bunch ~ 0-7414-9957-6 ©2013
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12 .
Plato's Cave: A Novel
What happens when a freelance writer and his family visit Plato’s Cave to write an article about it? read more
by Richard Alan Bunch ~ 0-7414-7139-6 ©2014
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13 .
Summer Swans: New and Selected Poems
A literary moveable feast with poems such as “Gone is White Winter,” “When My Compass Needle Staggers,” “The Heart of This Story,” “Sweeping Leaves,” “Viva La Vida,” and “Around the Gulf of Mexico” to appeal to your unexplored pleasure. read more
by Richard Alan Bunch ~ 1-4958-0029-6 ©2014
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14 .
Zen Sight and Tangerine Butterflies
“(Bunch’s) poems strike a sharp tone, as a jazz image. He speaks of the urban, rural, and eternal malaise; and joy of man.” —Vanderbilt Divinity Review read more
by Richard Alan Bunch ~ 0-7414-7621-5 ©2014
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15 .
120 Poems of Love
Poems of Love conveys an atmosphere that is realistic, dealing with themes such as nature, spirituality, human relations, and love in some of its many varieties. read more
by Richard Alan Bunch ~ 1-4958-0205-1 ©2014
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16 .
Silence of the Salmon Sea
This literary luau includes poems such as “Spicy with Antiquity,” “Cool Jazz,” “Zara,” “Vignettes,” and “Susanna Among the Elders,” for a taste of the sympathetic magic that poetry can be.” read more
by Richard Alan Bunch ~ 1-4958-0223-X ©2014
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17 .
Intimate Nights: New and Selected Poems
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by Richard Alan Bunch ~ 1-4958-0254-X ©2014
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18 .
Ducks And Drakes
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by Richard Alan Bunch ~ 1-4958-0478-X ©2014
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19 .
Moonlit Plazas and Wild Swans
This literary gala features poems such as “Seawind in the Plums,” “Garden Beat,” “Nothing Happens,” “Born Again,” and “’Fallen Leaf Lake,” to lure you to love stanzas like the deep blue sea. read more
by Richard Alan Bunch ~ 9781495802706 ©2014
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20 .
Pookie Wookie, Wild Ducks, and The Soundless Plum
This literary clambake features poems such as “Seven Strings,” “Naked,” “Dinner Conversation at Mr. Jefferson’s Monticello,” and “In the Mountains of Southern Oregon.” Enjoy with sympathetic magic! read more
by Richard Alan Bunch ~ 9781495802867 ©2014
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21 .
California Dreaming: Poems of the Golden State
This literary gala includes poems such as “Steinbeck Country,” “Atonal Wind,” “Wedding Poem,” “High in the Sierras,” “Butterfly Voices,” “Fallen Leaf Lake,” and the “Sandpipers at Coronado Beach” for a taste of the sympathetic magic poetry can be. read more
by Richard Alan Bunch ~ 9781495806254 ©2014
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22 .
Love at Fort Ross
A literary carnival with poems such as “Beneath a Zinc Moon,” “Sequoia,” “What Fancy Dreams,” “Luring his deltoids and helixes,”and “It is still possible to eat oranges” to satisfy your thirst for long draughts of poetic magic. read more
by Richard Alan Bunch ~ 9781495801914 ©2014
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23 .
Dreaming Rivers Dreaming: Poems, Stories & Kindred Works
A literary hukilau that includes poems such as “Starry Nights from Afar” and stories like “The One Hundred Club” to the play The Russia River Returns and creative nonfiction such as “Next Stop Atlanta, 1963” to enchant your reading pleasure. read more
by Richard Alan Bunch ~ 9781495801716 ©2015
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24 .
A Richard Alan Bunch Reader
A literary hukilau where the reader can enjoy the catch in such poems such as “Freight,” “Or Not To Be,” “My Dream of You,” “Solitary Man,” “Dakota,” “The Girl With Golden-Red Hair” and stories such as “Veiled Interlude,” and “Hey, Short Stuff!” The novel Cornet and Clarinda and play The Fortune-Telling Parrot are also included along with Creative Nonfiction titled “Racism in a College Town.” read more
by Richard Alan Bunch ~ 9781495802218 ©2014
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25 .
Silk Pianos and April Madness
A literary clambake that includes poems such as “Starry Nights from Afar,” “Hunting Big Foot,” “Solitary Man,” “Cool Jazz,” “ZZZ,” “Sometimes Dreams are Newlyweds,” and “Black Swan,” to begin to quench your thirst for the magic that is poetry. read more
by Richard Alan Bunch ~ 9781495801969 ©2014
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26 .
Gazing Anew: Collected Poems 2011-2015
A literary hukilau, Gazing Anew includes poems such as “Lest We Forget,” “Arts of Love,” “Sister Skyla,” “Cora,” “Karma,” “At the Café Figaro,” and “Jakinda” to ignite the love of beauty and rhythm to create a taste of the sympathetic magic poetry can be. read more
by Richard Alan Bunch ~ 9781495805981 ©2015
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27 .
In Dove Light: Poems for the Spirit
A literary communion that includes poems such as “In the Tao,” “Undressing the Sun,” “Caravan to Arabia,” “Solitary Man,” “Angelic,” “Tea & Biscuits,” and “The liliukalani Gardens,” to begin to quench your thirst for the holy that can occur in sacred poetry. read more
by Richard Alan Bunch ~ 9781495803314 ©2014
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28 .
Concert By Blue Moonlight: New and Selected Poems
A literary moveable feast with poems such as “Poems of Because,” “Feng Shui,” “Kaleidoscopic ,” and “Sea Change,” to appeal to your unexplored pleasure. read more
by Richard Alan Bunch ~ 9781495807138 ©2015
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29 .
Sunflower Dreams: Poems, Stories and Creative Nonfiction
This literary kudzu vine features short stories from the works of Richard Alan Bunch: from the wandering war veteran and artist in “Kismet” to the practitioners of meditation in “Meditation Interruptus,” these stories display the variety of characters and experiences that make up part of this author’s fictional output. read more
by Richard Alan Bunch ~ 9781495805653 ©2015
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30 .
Paintings in the Sand
A masterful work of poetry for all to enjoy. read more
by Richard Alan Bunch ~ 9781495805660 ©2015
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31 .
Dancing In the Cool Morning Light: Poems and Plays
This literary luau features plays such as Pele’s Lover and A Crude Awakening as well as poems such as “X=the zoology of love,” “Aunt Tyra,” “Aloha Oe,” “Whangdoodle,” and “Edda,” among others. read more
by Richard Alan Bunch ~ 9781495806544 ©2015
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32 .
Red Sails on a Turquoise Sea: Poems, Stories, and Selected Companions
But we have learned to see the dark flow of energy as bright since where a mirage is, life can be. read more
by Richard Alan Bunch ~ 9781495808388 ©2015
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33 .
Kottenmouth and Other Poems of Love
"You can always venture to the seacoast where the tides renew the kaleidoscopic perceptions of the mind…" read more
by Richard Alan Bunch ~ 9781495809934 ©2016
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34 .
Seasons of the Flesh
This literary hukilau is a student love story of sorts during their six month stay in Britain and visits to other parts of Europe. read more
by Richard Alan Bunch ~ 9781495809729 ©2016
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35 .
Mystic Pizzazz and Tiger Lilies -- Poems for the Spirit
A literary moveable feast with poems such as “Irish Blessing,” “The Sexton,” “Falling into Slumber ,” and “Runes,” to appeal to your unexplored poetically sacred pleasure. read more
by Richard Alan Bunch ~ 9781495810411 ©2016
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36 .
Seawind in the Plums -- New and Selected Poems
“(Bunch’s) voice is wise and captivating, for many poems show him to be an intriguing poet with a keen connection to history, to contemporary culture, having an admirable seriousness of purpose.” —Jeffrey Levine, Tupelo Press read more
by Richard Alan Bunch ~ 9781495809132 ©2016
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37 .
Johnny Cake and Other Poems
Bunch’s “voice is wise and captivating, for many poems show him to be an intriguing poet with a keen connection to history, to contemporary culture, having an admirable seriousness of purpose.” —Jeffrey Levine, Tupelo Press read more
by Richard Alan Bunch ~ 9781495811586 ©2016
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38 .
Blue Eyed Panther -- Poems and Stories
A literary moveable feast with poems such as “Honeymoon Lingo,” “Shore Gods,” “Eight Suns,” and stories such as The Gold Leaves of Autumn and Indian Summer’s Dream to appeal to your unexplored pleasure. read more
by Richard Alan Bunch ~ 9781495812279 ©2016
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39 .
Original blend
A book of poems by Richard Alan Bunch read more
by Richard Alan Bunch ~ 9781495813689 ©2017
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40 .
Painted Desert
Bunch’s “voice is wise and captivating, for many poems show him to be an intriguing poet with a keen connection to history, to contemporary culture, having an admirable seriousness of purpose.” —Jeffrey Levine, Tupelo Press read more
by Richard Alan Bunch ~ 1-4958-1377-0 ©2017
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41 .
Cheers -- New and Selected Poems
Bunch’s “voice is wise and captivating, for many poems show him to be an intriguing poet with a keen connection to history, to contemporary culture, having an admirable seriousness of purpose.” —Jeffrey Levine, Tupelo Press read more
by Richard Alan Bunch ~ 9781495820250 ©2017
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42 .
Beneath a Flamingo Sky
Poems of Richard Alan Bunch read more
by Richard Alan Bunch ~ 1-4958-1475-0 ©2017
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