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My second collection of poetry, Moonpies & Naugahyde: A Childhood Survived, is available on Amazon. Fabulous watercolor paintings by Georgiann Carlson accompany my poems throughout, creating a book I am extremely proud of!
I haven’t been doing much reading or writing of late…which I’m sure you can tell if you’ve popped by my blog… but I did manage to read a collection of poetry: Forty-Five Revolutions per Minute by J Matthew Waters.
I just put the following brief review on Amazon and thought I would share it here as well.
J Matthew Waters is a contemporary poet yet one can see that he must be occasionally haunted by the muses of poets past. Whispers of W.S. Burroughs and tinges of Kerouac mingle with his own voice to produce his third book,Forty-Five Revolutions per Minute.
Some personal favorites includealready gone, remedy, and these lines in particular
from say you’ll haunt me
“…your face is patterned vertical lines channeling emotions streaming from your eyes”
and fromwhen september ends
“she slipped by like a new moon looking for a place to hide…”
The fact that each poem is inspired by and/or named after a song provides a ready-made and diverse play list. With titles like after the thrill is gone, I am the egg-man and saturday in the parkit was hard for this reader not to hear the song in question even without them playing. Just as varied are the topics Waters writes about; from sadness to hope, exploration to nostalgia and even war and peace.
I do hope you will check this collection out and I will leave you as Waters left me with this closing poem in its entirety.
i burned your image in my mind like charcoal lead on cottony white paper i painted your eyes on canvas like i had known them my entire life i drew your heart closer to mine beating rhythmically as if we were one
➤ Both kindle and paperback versions are available on AMAZON
OH and I should mention that you may know John from his blog jdubqca , if not head on over (after you finish here of course) 🙂
I recently shared with you that Maciej at No Kind of Magic had released a collection of poetry. I have had his book in my possession for some time now and have had time to read, re-read and immerse myself in his words.
I posted a brief review on Amazon and wish to share it here as well.
Intense, provocative and penetrating poetry
55 poems that act as a dark, fun-house mirror reflecting back versions of your own pain as well as universal truths.
If you are looking for pretty, flowery poems of nature and romance–trust me, this will not be your cup of tea. BUT, there is truth here and there is beauty in that. Some may find the poems within a bit jarring and indeed this collection requires a steady eye. I found myself reading and rereading lines to gain an even deeper understanding, at times nodding in agreement and other times weeping.
This poet has skillfully flayed his own hide, leaving his insides exposed and vulnerable. I’m left wanting to cradle his trampled, yet still beating, heart gently in my hands.
If you haven’t yet you can purchase his book at the links below:
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or if you prefer Amazon just click the image below: