Al Filreis Blog

Sam Filreis, Navy guy, remembered on Veterans Day

My dad, the late & much-missed Sam Filreis, was young & not world-savvy at the time of WW2 but he enlisted. He absolutely had the temperament of a pacifist (disliked fighting and disagreement, very placid in style, avoided conflict) but he enlisted nevertheless. I honor him for that decision. (In...

“Dear Beloved Humans” out soon

Grzegorz Wróblewski will have a new book out soon—titled ‘Dear Beloved Humans.’ Here is my blurb: ‘In this book find short brilliant grim verse tales — such as the tale of Anne who lives inside her white dress, or that of the poet who is the only one (including former...

Cosmic Writers

I’m honored to have been the faculty mentor/advisor for Cosmic Writers (aka Word Camp). Click here for a Penn Today article about the project.  Cosmic Writers brings free creative writing education to school-aged children. In the photo below: recent graduates Rowana Miller and Manoj Simha lead the new nonprofit supported by...