Soulful poetry from musician and poet DB Cox.
PRAISE FOR DB COX Perhaps the thing that really makes DB's poetry stand out for me is, he doesn't sit around looking for things to write about, contemplating his navel ad nauseaum. He has more in common with a figure like Dylan, responding to events as they happen, engaging with life, contemplating its richness and dismay with equal humanity. --Laura Hird, Orange and Whitbread nominated author of the collection, Nail and Other Stories and the novel, Born Free Quite simply, this man is a poet. I don't use such a term lightly, believing there to be a very defined difference between those who write poems and those who have truly assumed the role. There are those very few writers who always hit the mark. You don't have to peruse their books to know that you want to buy their art. DB Cox has achieved a place within this group and I would proffer that he's at the top of the list. --Carter Monroe, Author of four chapbooks of poetry, most notably Waffle House Blues DB Cox's rhythmic, image-driven poems, owe much to the "beat" tradition. Yet his experience as a southern gentleman, a veteran, and a professional musician informs his work in a way that separates him, not only from his influences, but also from his contemporaries. --Tim Peeler, Author of Blood River and Waiting for Godot's First Pitch DB Cox came blazing across the poetry prairie like a wildfire out of nowhere. The first time I read him I thought that this is a man who knows what's up. Once you lean into his flame, nothing else warms much. Simply put, "he kicks ass." -Jim Chandler, Author of Smoke & Thunder and Parallel Blues DB Cox's poems sing short lines that could slide inside a bottleneck and sing to themselves, but they're packed with longing and loss and midnight blues bleeding through the walls and we're on the other side listening closely with huge grins or tears in our eyes. --Mark Hartenbach, Author of Book Of Resurrection and Appalachian Koans ABOUT DB COX DB Cox is a blues musician/writer from South Carolina. He grew up in a Southern Baptist Orphanage called Connie Maxwell Children’s Home in Greenwood, SC. He graduated from high school in 1966, and joined the Marines Corps right after the Vietnam TET Offensive in 1968. After being discharged in 1972, he spent several years playing guitar in bars, juke joints, and honky tonks across the South. In 1977, he moved to Boston, Massachusetts to attend the Berklee School of Music where he discovered a thriving blues scene. After thirty years of playing the music he loves with some great bands, he moved back to South Carolina where he writes and plays in a blues band called “P.C. Red & Almost Blue.” His poems and short stories have been published extensively in the small press in the US and abroad. He has previously published four books of poetry, and one collection of short stories called Unaccustomed Mercy. Low Blue Notes is his fifth collection of poems. He has been nominated for the Pushcart Prize multiple times.