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Morning Song: A Child's Story for Adults Paperback – September 24, 2009
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About the Author
A poet for more than 25 years, Timothy Victor Richardson was originally trained as an educator and psychologist, the background from which his novel, "Ceremony of Innocence", was derived. www.Create Space.com/3346042 The strongly metrical language of this novel and his earlier, coming of age story, "Morning Song" are indicators of the author's major focus: poetry. Timothy Victor Richardson's work has impressed some of the finest poets of the 20th century including former U.S. Poet Laureate, Richard Wilbur, Pulitzer Prize winners James Merrill and Anthony Hecht, Guggenheim fellow and MacArthur recipient, Rosanna Warren and Nobel Laureate, Joseph Brodsky among others. Some of Richardson's poems have been published by "The Partisan Review" and other publications, but most of the poetry in his intensely visual collection, "Afflicted Love" have led to films: eight complete and two in progress. His unique seminar centering on his sonnet cycle, "Laurels", (a Crown of Sonnets based on Michelangelo's fresco, "The Last Judgment") inspired a unique film about the work which will soon be available on the Internet. The film, also called "Laurels", merges Renaissance art with digital technology. It uses film as a visual metaphor for poetry and the art that inspired it. Laurels takes viewers on a multi-media journey into two works of art and, in the process, breaks down barriers to their enjoyment and appreciation. In its endorsement, Maine Public Broadcasting said the film; "enlightens and expands the horizons of our viewers". "The Force of Poetry" captures a Richardson poetry reading and presentation on the meaning, mechanics and significance of poetry. Digital technology is employed to convey traditional and complex poetic forms as they are explained. In its endorsement, Maine Public Broadcasting said; "The effect is to inject life and heartbeat into what is often thought of as an inert, hard-to-read art form, and the result is both educational and entertaining. "The Force of Poetry" is available at www.totalvid.com/Poetry-Videos. A taped presentation about Richardson's epic poem on the inner life of Abraham Lincoln , "Mandala", has been shown on cable channels. Short films of single poems are available on more than a half-dozen internet sites. A CD of poetry readings by the actor Jeff Flint is in progress. A CD of Jeff Flint's extraordinary reading of "Morning Song" is available at www.CreateSpace.com/1737557
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Though the fresh adventures as related by the boy are interesting and full of fear and warm humor and signs of growing up, the beauty of this book is the near perfect use of the child's voice. Richardson has listened well to countless kids and picked up all the idiosyncrasies of expressions and bad grammar and rapid-fire drama that make hearing a child's version of ANYTHING a fascinating experience. Reading this charming story is not only entertaining but also mesmerizing, so like a child's mind and speech it is. And the warm wisdom beneath the words is absolutely charming! Grady Harp, October 09