...I find that these coupled vignettes are leading me on to more reading about Lincoln; they are teasers to force us to do so. This is a fine book, well crafter, well produced, and complete in itself, but it also has a value to drive one further into investigating this man who, in my travels abroad, I have found is better known than any other American... A final work on the last three poems, Contents of My Pockets, April 14, 1865 ; Bullet in My Brain, April 15, 1865 ; and Alternate Ending : These are a tour de force. I have never felt Lincoln s death more keenly than in reading this trio, after the cumulative effect of the whole book. They are unforgettable. --Jacqueline Jackson Book & Poetry Ed., Illinois Times
About the Author
Dan Guillory was born in New Orleans, educated in Baton Rouge, taveled to Africa, and became a professor in the midwest. His curiosity has led him to consider the life of Lincoln and the rich history of central Illinois. This is his second volume of poems to add to the numerous nonfiction titles he has in the marketplace.