More About the Author
Lucian A. Sperta (1963-) was born in New York City. He grew up in East Harlem and attended Park East High School where he engaged in theater and arts. Lucian graduated from Bronx Community College with an Associates degree in 1989 and was Awarded 'Writer of the Month' from the Meridian News Paper for his essay entitled 'Paying the Price'. He went on to graduate from Herbert H. Lehman College (1994) with a Bachelors Degree in Sociology and graduated from Hunter College (2002) with a Bachelors Degree in Religion, where he also studied music and poetry. In 1989 Lucian recorded an independent album entitled Moments Like These in which he wrote and co-wrote the lyrics for this project under his pen name, Richard A. Lambert. In addition, in 1994, he was offered membership with The American Society of Composers Authors and Publishers (ASCAP 1994.)
Lucians' poems were published by The National Library of Poetry in the Anthology entitled Through the Hour Glass in 1996. Out of the three thousand poems selected, his poem entitled Through it All, was one of eleven to be included in their audio cassette recording entitled The Sound Of Poetry;Lucian was also nominated Poet of the Year. His poem entitled Sunny, was also published by Quill Books in their Anthology entitled Treasure the Moments. Finally, in the same year, 1996, Feelings Magazine by the Anderie Poetry Press also published his work entitled My Home. These previously sold in Barnes and Nobles Bookstores.
His poetry can be classified in the genre of Confessional Poetry. A short expose was written about his work in the Bronx Times Reporter on July 11, 1996, and finally, the Bronx News on March 21, 1996 also made mention of his published poems. On January 3, 2012 Bronx Times featured and headlined his work in the culture section of their News Paper. Amazon.com reported on 1/6/2012 Hot New Releases in Poetry The best-selling new & future releases in Poetry which included Lucian A. Sperta "Yesterdays Rain" #97. His follow up, El/אל was released on 1/11/2012 and reached #49,#37 and finally peeked to #17 on Amazon.com Hot new release in Poetry on the same day of its release.
On 1/12/2012, The Bronx Times does a follow up feature and head lined a second article on El/אל, and its rise in the Amazon Hot New release in Poetry top 100. On June 29, 2012 Lucian was chosen by Cyrus Webb, to be interviewed live on his radio talk show called Conversations Live. From January 2012 up to August 2012, The Bronx Times.com releases more articles in the Culture Section of their digital news paper with more details about Lucians' poetry. As of September 24, 2012, Cyrus Webb announces the release of Conversations Model Citizens Magazine and Lucian A. Sperta was one of the lucky ones chosen to appear in this release as a Model Citizen, which will feature his work,and an interview by Cyrus Webb. Lucians' work focuses on recovery from years of reported childhood abuse, his journey of recovery, and finding healing in spirituality. He attempts to explore the issues and how this has permeated his life and brings his work to others who share a similar journey so they also can find healing. He is eclectic in his work, as he releases other short story books. Lucian A. Spertas' voice resonates truth and hope as he opens up the windows of his life for others to experience the pain and impact of child abuse;the struggle for freedom and finally find redemption from his past.
As of September 2013 Lucian has published 12 books 8 which has reached Amazon.com Hot New Releases in Poetry with Yesha'yahu his latest release on 08/30/13 reached top 100 at #1 for hot new releases in photo essays.
On September 13, 2013 Yesha'yahu reaches Amazon Top 100 in Hot New Release in Poetry peaking at #20.
On September 15, 2013 Yesha'yahu reaches Amazon.com Top 100 in Hot New Releases in Photo Essays taking the #1 spot., remains Top 100 for over Two weeks.
On September 20, 2013 Yesha'yahu reaches Amazon.com Top 100 in Hot New Releases in Photography peaking at #55
From the Author:
When the Qur'an is read, listen to it with attention, and hold your peace: that ye may receive Mercy.
"When all is said and done, and when I am taken from this world, I just want to know I did the best I could not only for myself, but for others as well, and that is what I do on a daily basis at work with the sick and mentally ill, with friends, and with self....but nothing beats having a relationship with God, whether you are Hindu, Muslim, Jewish, Protestant, Catholic, Krishna Consciousness, Nicherin Daishonin Buddhist, or even chant Om. We all seek God from our different cultural and traditional perspectives...and we all have the right to change our religious beliefs without judgement of others; after all isn't God in all and through all? let us all purge religious hatred from our world....through prayer and action.
Lucian Azar'El Sperta- Nunez