"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
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.