Poetry by Dave: Volume I Collection is a grouping of 50 stories set to rhyme. Meant for people that never thought they'd enjoy poetry, and for those who already do, these are stories about regular as well as extraordinary people. Read about everyday aspects of life, from sports, to food, to tales of love and sacrifice, of happy times, sad times, and even angry moments. Be prepared to laugh, nod in agreement, and perhaps even shed a tear. You may rethink your views on poetry.
Poetry by Dave: Volume II, a Collection, are yet more great stories about all areas of life. Not poetry as usual, but full of thought-provoking stories that will inspire you, make you laugh, think, cry, and maybe even get angry. Most of all, it will entertain you, and you'll find part of yourself in some of the stories.
When poet Dave Morrison was diagnosed with tonsilor cancer he reacted the only way he know how; by writing poems. "In these honest and courageous poems, Morrison shares his turbulent journey through the landscape of cancer, its painful paths and nearly unclimbable hills, its tremendous skies with bright stars of gratitude. These poems encompass a geography of emotion, from self-deprecation and moments of despair, to humor, love, and resilience. Morrison describes the beginning of illness, the long days "where each breath is a/ noticeable event," the measurement and exhaustion of pain, the beautiful allure of morphine. This collection reminds us that life's brutal blows are meant to help us learn "important lessons about what/ is real and good and valuable," and to sing "a song of thanks/ as loud as a/ saxophone." -Ellen Taylor, author of Floating
A new novel by the author of The Legend of Killer Noon, and Druidic Twilight, The Rock of Delphi takes the reader into two very distinct stories that intertwine with danger and intrigue. This is essentially a love story that dramatizes the human condition through the struggles of two characters driven by hope and desire to overcome worldly perils. Once again, Dave Daly has blended the unlikely into a seamless, dramatic, and edgy narrative.
Warning! This book may contain some of the following. . . Men with huge heads! Nervous hamsters! Stoopid people! Free money! Ducks, genies, and crime-solving fish! A voucher for eternal youth! Daft drawings, ridiculous rhymes, and weird creatures! Rubbish clowns, rubbish ghosts, and rubbish in dust bins! The secret to life-long happiness! Hairy things and guitar-playing ferrets! To find out which of these are contained inside, do read this book, do try and enjoy it, but don't put Dave in the microwave!
These are poems I've created and finished in a short time period. My Booklet of Poetry was a compilation of poems written over 20 years. This Booklet of Poetry 11 took 20 days! Feel like Jimi Hendrix creating Purple Haze! Most were started from the top, some were incomplete works from different time periods. Regardless I was obviously inspired by the results of my first book. I feel very comfortable expressing myself in the poem format and believe me I'm not an ordinary doormat. I've been doing this for years and now I have to say cheers! I write about personal things that brings truth and happiness with a minimum of sappiness. Relationships;women and men; then again it's also about drink and loneliness and of emptiness. All are life struggles for a man in his fifties living in New York City. That's my palate and it's easy for me to sell it. Everyone is interested in Manhattan and to have that as my backdrop in unlikely for me to have a flop atop the Empire State Building. Ha, Ha! That was off the grid so you can call me Sid the Kid. Not really but Malik Sealey played for St. Johns and that's in Queens so by no means do I confine this to one borough. I worked in the Bronx and now I do the same in Queens and by any means I wouldn't forget Brooklyn and Staten Island where I've been over and over again; albeit years apart. But this is a good start to say everything is in play as I go on hiatus until May. Strike that, it just sounded good and that's an important quality when writing prose. I have a nose for rhythm because I'm also an actor and that's a factor when I go over and act which is a fact in making it right. This is very contemporary, it's exemplary and in the norm of this day and age I do think I'm a sage and I can go page and page with a certain rage making you understand that I'm the man for this book. Otherwise a crook could be a giant rook in a bad chess game who could put the blame on me and declare this a catastrophe! Anything goes and my poetry shows this aspect. Finishing this abstract forget about what I lack and attack this book with vim and vinegar and swear to her or him that one of my poems did you in. It may have burst your gut or got you out of a rut or gave you the feeling to strut with your mutt on the icy streets of the Big Apple bypassing the Snapple because it contains too much sugar. Remember, you may start in one place but give yourself space to let this take you on a groove and move if necessary. This is a history of me, can't you see? Answer my plea by buying this menagerie of words and stories all told on one page. This one happens to have twenty two so be cool, grab that proverbial stool and enjoy this mental toy that was created for the little boy or girl inside of you.
This edition provides a full and representative selection of all early Greek lyric (omitting Pindar, who requires his own volume), elegiac and iambic poetry. The extensive commentary gives assistance with matters of dialect and language, Homeric and Hesiodic comparisons, interpretation, content and metre
A slickrock mesa and a citadel tucked snugly beneath the rampart: majestic nature with a human touch that provides prospects for the painter and for the writer who responds to the painting. The nexus between art and poetry has a long history, extended here in Believing Is Seeing by painter Dave Burns and poet Ned Mackey.
A hardy weed in the garden of American poetry, Dave Morrison's work is equal parts blue collar skepticism, jazzy dreamscapes, and dark humor. Dave has been extensively published in on-line literary magazines, plays Fender guitars and amps, and lives on the beautiful and rugged coast of Maine. "So there's obviously no f**king with Dave Morrison's writing.read [it] by candlelight while drinking straight from the bottle, the radio playing softly in the corner." -Matt DiGangi editor Thieves Jargon - "A tidal wave of outrageous creativity; a wild rift of lines that leave you out of breath, fascinated, manipulated, articulated. Watch out!" - Elizabeth Garber, author of Pierced by the Seasons and Listening Inside the Dance - ..."like Mary Oliver with a leather jacket and a sense of humor." -Sharon Mesmer author of HALF ANGEL, HALF LUNCH and THE EMPTY QUARTER -
Released in paperback in 1999 by the now-defunct Open City and praised everywhere in the then-ascendant print press industry (including names that still make waves today like The New Yorker and GQ), David Berman's first (and only) book of poetry was and is a journey though shared and unreliable memory. Uncannily inspired, Berman's poems walk through doors into rooms where where one might hear "I can't remember being born / and no one else can either / even the doctor who I met years later / at a cocktail party" (from "Self-Portrait at 28"), or praise "the interval called hangover / a sadness not co-terminous with hopelessness" (from "Cassette Country") and "that moment when you take off your sunglasses / after a long drive and realize it's earlier / and lighter out than you had accounted for" ("The Charm of 5:30"). At that time, Berman was called a modern-day Wallace Stevens and a next-wave John Ashberry, with his own logic, awareness of pop culture and sensitivity to the details of the post-postmodern world in his poems. Alongside his lyrics to a half-dozen infamous Silver Jews records, Actual Air endeared Berman to lovers of poetry, prose, and music alike. Poet James Tate said it best: "It is a book for everyone." And poet laureate Billy Collins could only add, "This is the voice I've waited so long to hear." The second edition of the hardcover version of Actual Air is limited to 1000 copies. Features of the second edition are: new larger dimensions and enlarged typeface, new dustjacket artwork variant, deluxe cloth boards, updated full-color endpapers, dust-jacket featuring a photo of the artist around the time of publication, and of course the poems that inspired all this fuss in the first place.
Poetry. Dave Oliphant's BACKTRACKING explores the influences and inspirations that shaped the work of this prolific American poet. The impact of Spanish culture on the poet is featured at the beginning of the collection, while his wife serves as the inspiration for an ongoing series of poems that celebrates the passion and mystery of their 37-year love affair. Oliphant also pays tribute to his forbearers and remembers literary and musical figures important to his life and those of his kinsmen. An eclectic gathering of poems on Texas landscapes and people, a Chinese film, the Connecticut composer Charles Ives, a Van Gogh painting and an elegy of Princess Diana are also included in this diverse and powerful collection of contemporary American poetry.