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Bark Too [Kindle Edition]

Charles Harvey

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Book Description

BARK TOO

Slamming Poetry and Poetics and What They Ought to be saying on Defjam

What are these poems about? They are about you, young black man. They are about you, seasoned warrior. I think they are about the truth, unvarnished and raw. The praises speak for themselves. Why all of this bark stuff? What does a dog do when he wants your attention? He barks. What does a dog do when he senses danger? He growls. What does a dog do when he wants his belly rubbed and his ears stroked? He whines and snuggles close to you. In Bark Too you will experience the dog in all of his ways. Some of the poets words will make you back off and some will make you go to your refrigerator, pull out the cucumber, and...well we want go there. But Poetry should move you. Breeze through the sample and take a chance. Woof!

Don’t forget to check out the short story that started all of this barking stuff. And for you paper lover’s the original paperback is available.

Now some things to make you go “hmm.”

Night Clothes

The best time to be naked is 3:00 am
Black velvet skin is the proper attire
As you stand on your balcony
Stroking the night—
A little drink, a little smoke, a little lonely.
There ought to be other men
Standing on their porches too
Aiming the red tips of their cigarettes
At you.


anonymous men

There is blue joy
in solitude,
sweetness in the lonely soft night
that drapes the bones of black men.
I dance in this solitude.
I carry wrapped in my heart to my home
a willowy young body.
We make love in solitary
Later,
we kiss under the blue morning canopy
and carry off pieces of blue joy
in our deep pockets.


Seven-Thousand And One

I’m going to write me a book
and put you in it.
On the cover, it’s you
all naked--black, brown, or red.
You will be bald, afroed, or dreadlocked.
Your sex will be nine inches of hot love
or six inches of sweet satisfaction.
Your ass will have more curves
than a sweet cantaloupes.
I’ll title my book
“How To Love You.”
Every page will be blank.
All we have to do is fill them
one leaf at a time.
Don’t worry the plot,
we make it up as we go along.
I wrote “the end” on page
Seven thousand and one.
So let’s just take our time.

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About the Author

Charles W. Harvey is a native Houstonian and a graduate of the University of Houston. He has studied fiction under the guidance of Rosellen Brown and Chitra Divakaruni at U of H. He has studied poetry under Joyce James and Cynthia MacDonald. In 1987, Charles was a 1st prize recipient of PEN/Discovery for Cheeseburger, which went on to be published in the Ontario Review. In 1989 Charles Harvey was awarded the Cultural Arts Council of Houston Grant for Writers and Artists. Also in 1989 he was a finalist in the MacDonald's Literary Achievement Awards. Charles has been published in Soulfires, Story Magazine SHADE, High Infidelity, The James White Review, and others. His novel The Road to Astroworld is available on Amazon. He challenged himself to participate in the 2011 NANOWRIMO (National Novel Writer's Month) Contest in which he pinned the rough draft of his future novel: The Butterfly Killer. His works of poetry can be perused through NEWVERSENEWS. Look for him on Smashwords, Amazon, and Barnes&Noble.

Product Details

  • File Size: 517 KB
  • Print Length: 134 pages
  • Simultaneous Device Usage: Unlimited
  • Publisher: Wes Writers and Publishers (May 4, 2011)
  • Sold by: Amazon Digital Services, Inc.
  • Language: English
  • ASIN: B004ZGCSYG
  • Text-to-Speech: Enabled
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  • Lending: Enabled
  • Amazon Best Sellers Rank: #1,619,342 Paid in Kindle Store (See Top 100 Paid in Kindle Store)
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Charles W. Harvey is a native Houstonian and a graduate of the University of Houston. He has studied fiction under the guidance of Rosellen Brown and Chitra Divakaruni at U of H. He has studied poetry under Joyce James and Cynthia MacDonald. In 1987, Charles was a 1st place prize recipient of PEN/Discovery for Cheeseburger, which went on to be published in the Ontario Review. In 1989 Charles Harvey was awarded the Cultural Arts Council of Houston Grant for Writers and Artists. Also in 1989 he was a finalist in the MacDonald's Literary Achievement Awards. Charles has been published in Soulfires, Story Magazine SHADE, High Infidelity, The James White Review, and others. He is the author of the novels The Butterfly Killer and Promise Goodday. He is also the author of several story and poetry collections. He is happy to be a part of Wes Writers and Publishers


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