The poetry of Jody Cooke while greatly varied and at times seemingly unfocused in theme is a wonderful read and filled with rich emotional commentary. From man's base desires and carnal hunger to the more brutal aspects of rage, obsession, and the need for violence. Mr. Cooke takes a deep look into man's heart and pulls out the things we all try so desperately to hide. In other works he explores more romantic themes such as love, family, and the untamed wilds of our deepest imagination. Contained within this book are many such pieces. A body of work that is the result of a lifetime of creation. Here is a brief examination of a few of my favorites.