A Poet’s Choice

by Pascal R. Politano



Book Details

Language : English
Publication Date : 11/14/2019

Format : Softcover
Dimensions : 6x9
Page Count : 110
ISBN : 9781728328218
Format : Hardcover
Dimensions : 6x9
Page Count : 110
ISBN : 9781728328225
Format : E-Book
Dimensions : N/A
Page Count : 110
ISBN : 9781728328201

About the Book

A Poet’s Choice comprises new poems and a collection selected by the author from his earlier books of poetry. The Writer’s Digest, in awarding him a first prize for unrhymed poetry, had this to say: “[His] poetry offers gracefully presented traditional language, [is] well-ordered, rhythmic and concise. It avoids prosy explanations, poetized clichés, and the mundane sentimental phrases that can often mar a poem’s possible elegance.” Following such predecessors as Edgar Allan Poe, H.P. Lovecraft, and Robert James Waller (whose self-published book Love in Black and White became the hit film The Bridges of Madison County), Politano has self-published all his books. This marks his fifteenth book in print. Politano tells us that … “[His] poetry, like all art, should be enjoyed by the greatest number of people…a poem shouldn’t be so personal…so “private” that no one except yourself or the person for whom you wrote it…can understand it well enough to be able to appreciate it.”

About the Author

Following twenty years in the U.S. Army, Pascal R. Politano lectured for the University of Maryland for eight years in Europe. He has lived in the Far East and Europe and traveled extensively throughout the world. Presently he lives in the foothills of the Adirondack Mountains where he continues to write prose and poetry. He has more than 250 poems in print.