A NOVEL E-BOOK SERIES: THE POETRY COLLECTION
THE TATTOO MEN
Johnny is Cambodian. Most of his family survived Pol Pot
but his father, they never found him at all - vanished into the night when Johnny was just five years old. All he has to hold onto now are fading
memories and a collection of poems he calls The Sugar Jar. Johnny is a swimmer. On his right shoulder he has a scorpion. I said to him:
You should read Stevie Smith's Not Waving but Drowning. And the other one - what is it - tht begins or ends: O Lord please come and require the soul ....
I never met anyone who loved Neruda as much or carried a copy of the Captain's Verse always - and yes, "Scorpion so wishes to be gone." At 29
Johnny still has flashbacks of bombs exploding, Fires in the sky. His mother saving a little girl from a landmine. He senses time is running out. A torn
shirt and an empty jar. Independence: what a high pricce you charge
THE LEGEND of CHAKY
The Legend of Chaky is a collection of poems about the mysterious death of a young man, written from three perspectives:
an omniscient narrator, the poet and the main character, Chaky,
in the afterlife.
THE lost bOOK OF NIAMH
The Lost Book of Niamh is about poet who finds an old journal beneath the floorboards of a children's castle in High Park. The journal, which is damaged by a fire, was apparently written by an ethereal being called Niamh. Only parts of the journal are now legible. The book is an attempt by the poet to reconstruct the story of Niamh, a fairy woman who enters the human world and falls in love with a poet named Ocean, who she believes to be a descendent of the fairie world. In the beginning Niamh is in wonder of everything - like a child. As she learns the ways of humans and begins to lose her fairy power, she grows increasingly disillusioned with humanity's lack of empathy for nature and all living beings. As the poet delves deeper into the narrative persona of a human fairy, her world and the world of Niamh intertwine until the poet believes she, too, may be a fairy child.
BRIGHT YELLOW RAINCOAT
A collection of poems about the breakdown and loss of family in turbulent times and the possibility of building new bridges home, even through the darkest of forests.