Ralph with his friend Carlos at a Wedding in 2012
The Sacred Calendar
Ralph's time in Guatemala and Mexico led him to write a poem for each day of the sacred Mayan calendar. This book studies personality, time, sex, and mystery. It's loaded with Mayan Ooga Booga and American Realism. The back is filled with explanations of the calendar in general and each daysign's meaning.
I, Orange Girls
Ralph's time living in Korea led him to write this rant about East Asia, allergies, and Oranges.
For Monks Only
Your story of traveling to Southeast Asia to reclaim your love. Along the way there are many fragments of stories of travel and love. It's Ralph's short story version of Gao Xingjian's masterpiece Soul Mountain.
The convoluted story of a young man in Latin America. It's part swaggering adventure tale, part rant about how big business destroys the soul, and part a treatise on time.
10 Poems about East Asia & Kitsch Nebula Ampersands And
Called "a genius book" by Lo Galluccio of Ibbetson St. Press, it is a book of poems in two parts: one haiku like sketches of cities in Asia, and the other rants about life in America.