Reflections in the Mirror

A Literary Collection of Selected Poetry, 2014—2019

by Gary Bateman



Book Details

Language : English
Publication Date : 1/6/2021

Format : Softcover
Dimensions : 6x9
Page Count : 618
ISBN : 9781665582216
Format : Hardcover
Dimensions : 6x9
Page Count : 618
ISBN : 9781665582223
Format : E-Book
Dimensions : N/A
Page Count : 618
ISBN : 9781665582209

About the Book

Reflections in the Mirror is Gary Bateman’s second book of poetry. This marvelously conceived and captivating new book is a literary collection of selected poetry spanning the years of 2014 to 2019. In this book, Mr. Bateman presents to the reader a very interesting and an eclectic selection of diverse types of poetry and themes. His literary focus and approach are designed to highlight the importance and relevance of poetry in today’s world, and to give the reader a true feeling for and an appreciation of the sense of enchantment and fascination that poetry engenders as the reader is exposed to a vast spectrum of ideas, concepts, fantasy, myths, and realities. Mr. Bateman believes in the dynamic nature and symbolic power of poetry to capture the imagination, emotions, and passions of the reader as he or she enters into a reflective state of thought, a heightened sense of intellectual curiosity, and a deeper realization of the complexities and challenges facing the mortal world of mankind, and what lies beyond mankind’s mortal reach in the greater cosmic world of the spiritual and the unknown.

About the Author

Gary Bateman is a published poet, author, linguist, and professional writer. He hails from Wichita, Kansas in the United States and has already completed two major careers with the U.S. Government, as a former U.S. Army Intelligence Officer, and later as a U.S. Department of Defense Civilian in Germany where he specialized in the field of International Security Cooperation. Mr. Bateman holds multiple academic degrees with advanced graduate studies, and originally studied history, political science, and literature as primary fields of interest during his undergraduate college years. As a trained linguist, he has a multilingual proficiency in five languages, including his facility as a native English speaker. Mr. Bateman has lived in Europe for many years and presently resides with his family in Germany.