From the Back Cover
"Ray Brown's poetry is for everyman - and woman. His easily read poems give just enough for the mind to draw an image that can be completed - made into rich imagery - when they blend with the reader's own experiences. Ray's words are sometimes assembled in a way that makes a phrase glow with a human warmth that is so intense that the words burn into a place - maybe it's memory - that stirs the soul." Mary McAvoy, author, "Love's Compass." "Ray Brown, a proud and formidable New Jersey writer whose work captivates readers by regaling them with poignant -- but never unnecessarily gilded -- stories via a comforting, familiar voice ripe with wisdom." Joe Vallese, editor, "What's Your Exit? A Literary Detour Through New Jersey.""Ray has an incredible way of telling a story that keeps you wanting to read more. The unfamiliar twist he adds, always reveals a gentle poignancy that is intensely sincere without being overly sentimental and saccharin." Elijah B. Pringle III - poet - Philadelphia, Pa.
About the Author
Ray Brown lives in Frenchtown, NJ, 60 miles west of New York City and 50 miles north of Philadelphia, along the Delaware River. He is a graduate of the University of Notre Dame and Rutgers-The State University of New Jersey. His poetry has appeared in a number of literary print and on-line journals, was featured in The Star-Ledger of Newark and received a NJ Poetry Society 2009 Recognition Award. A reader at a number of venues in the New Jersey, New York, and Philadelphia areas, his poetry appeared on-line in Whats Your Exit? A Literary Detour Through New Jersey.