VESPERS ON REYES POINT takes the reader to woods of North Carolina, to canyons of Manhattan, and to the beaches of Northern California as well as Italy and Greece both ancient and modern. Weltner is a consummate craftsman as well as a powerful, passionate singer of words. His poems can be simultaneously gorgeous and fraught with danger, solemn and sexy.
Weltner grew up in northern New Jersey and piedmont North Carolina. Manhattan was the holy city of his youth. He received a PhD from Indiana University and taught English Renaissance, British, Irish, and American literature at San Francisco State University for 37 years. He lives with his husband, Atticus Carr, in San Francisco near the Pacific.