Fair Haven, New Jersey, United States
Joseph Robertson, Casavaria's founder and director, is a poet, writer, editor and photographer. He is editor-in-chief of CafeSentido.com —the news, politics, art, culture and exhibits project— and its primary writer-reporter. He is also the creator and director of TheHotSpring.com, an online forum dedicated to developing paradigm-shift technological innovations and crafting complex policy proposals for economic and political crises.
He writes in English and Spanish (as well as explorations in other languages), has taught a humanities seminar at Villanova University, where he completed his MA in Spanish Language and Literature, and is a long-time student of philosophy. Joseph Robertson is acknowledged by Lester Brown, President of the Earth Policy Institute (EPI), in the preface to the book Plan B, for his translations of EPI ecology reports, into Spanish.
His first book in print is Breves penumbras, a collection of his poetry in original Spanish. His work is devoted to expanding the expressive quality of the human experience, and to cultivating interest in the meaningful complexities which often go without comment or comprehension, but which are largely responsible for all forms of human dignity.
His second book is also a collection of poetry in Spanish, Otro posible desvío de lo esperado, and was presented to the public in Barcelona, Spain, in April 2007. His third collection of poetry is also nearing its final editorial stages and will be entitled Jaguar y cascada.
His first published book in English is scheduled for early 2009, a collection of essays on aesthetics and social philosophy, entitled Cave Painting: aesthetics and the making of meaning. Later in 2009, expect the publication of Ptarmigan: a novel in verse miniatures.
And as a complementary work to Casavaria's first blog site and nascent literary workshop, Elindulnék — www.casavaria.com/elindulnek — (where much of his works in progress can be explored), he is preparing a bilingual edition of diary extracts, short essays and social commentary, entitled Numbering Sands, to be published in 2010, and intended as the beginning of an ongoing work which will include periodic expansions and new volumes.
Interests: Poetry, ecology, Spanish-language, philosophy, economics
Published writer: Yes