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The End of an Ordinary Life: A Memoir in Verse by [Heath, Craig]

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"OUTSTANDING. In The End of an Ordinary Life: A Memoir in Verse, we are presented with poems of memory and loss, poems that seek to rekindle and reclaim with delicate and precise description a window that we can all see through. The title is clear and descriptive, while also giving readers a sense of suspense and immediate interest. We start to question the terms - who can say when we reach the end? What is ordinary? - while pursuing a sense of poetic possibilities.

"The first line of a poem is a chance to immediately set an arresting scene or pivotal image, and I noticed many poems here where this was handled with great dexterity, where the first line was compelling and immediately absorbed me in the world of the poem. A poem like "Morning Song When the Music has Faded" is a good example of what this collection does well, creating a window into the past and making us feel as well as see it and investing the poem with the wistful sense of love and loss."

-  Judge, 5th Annual Writer's Digest Self-Published eBook Awards

From the Author

In mid-summer 2016 I threw out everything I had ever written over the previous forty years, save for the poems in this volume. 

Every word. Thousands of pages of poems, stories, plays and sketches, song lyrics, essays, news articles, experiments, music - all of it in the landfill.

What is collected here is all that is left, all that remains of what I have written down of my life. I declared everything else garbage and treated it as such because it was an anchor holding me back.

This is the memoir of my former life in verse. This is the hacksaw that will cut me free from that anchor. This is the final box of refuse to be pushed off the tailgate. This is the end of an ordinary life.

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  • File Size: 1331 KB
  • Print Length: 169 pages
  • Simultaneous Device Usage: Unlimited
  • Publication Date: June 27, 2017
  • Sold by: Amazon Digital Services LLC
  • Language: English
  • ASIN: B073GBDYN6
  • Text-to-Speech: Enabled
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  • Lending: Enabled
  • Screen Reader: Supported
  • Enhanced Typesetting: Enabled
  • Amazon Best Sellers Rank: #2,101,268 Paid in Kindle Store (See Top 100 Paid in Kindle Store)
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