JUST PUBLISHED: A Letter to A Muse
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A LETTER TO A MUSE JUST PUBLISHED! December 6, 2008, New York City:
A Letter to A Muse is a collection of poetry which was written almost entirely in the Fall of 2002, as a letter of introduction to poet and writer I hold in high esteem.
There are 222 illustrated poems in this volume. Half are originals created solely by the author. The vast majority were written between August and December of 2002.
The subsequent half of the book consists of entries inspired by other poet's celebrated work. Some are purposeful parodies, others playful parities—all serious inquisition and introspection. The vast majority of these poems were written in response to the reading of the other poem, and a scant few simply thematically matched previously written work. There were 100 referenced works in all.
BONUS: In addition to the 222 poems that make up the original concept of the book, there are also 27 other extra poems that have never been made public before.
"Much of life becomes background, but it is the province of art to throw buckets of light into the shadows and make life new again."
A Natural History of the Senses, Diane Ackerman
Click HERE to see a preview of the book!