Gabriel Barboza was birth’d in Massachusetts – Nurtured by New Bedford /
Fall River people – Had first meeting with Walt Whitman at 16 – Digs the
cosmos / circles / sexes / dreams – Currently learning to breathe.
Born in Salem, Paul Cultrera found his way to Gloucester in 1974. While there two books of his writings (Ground Water and Journey) were published by Fathom Press. He once described his writing as “pulling the nails out of used words” and Vincent Ferrini called him “the Minimalist of the Maximum view”. Perhaps two ways of saying the same thing. At the erstwhile Cape Ann Food Co-op in 1980 he stumbled into what would become a “career” in the world of food cooperatives. Taking what he could “gather from coincidence” and what would fit into his much-maligned Fiat he began a westward migration in 1990. His first stop was Albuquerque for 8 years, and then on to Sacramento where he spent the next 19 years transacting less in projective verse and more in financial projections while managing the Sacramento Natural Foods Cooperative. Realizing that there was more to a mind than what can be plotted on Excel spreadsheets and that there is more to life than good weather, he gave his notice and headed back to Gloucester where he now lives again and awaits further instructions.