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Old Man, Look at My Life*

Literary Themes Subconsciously Rooted in Childhood Insecurity and salvation. These two themes recur often, yet unplanned, in the fiction and poetry I write. They usually emerge from a character’s self-doubt, countered by an unrealistic belief that situations, no matter how

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Moral, Moral, Lesson Be

This essay was written originally for PoetryRepairs.com and entitled “The Moral of It All.” In a review of my short story collection Rise Up, a critic wrote that “…many of these tales [are] meant to leave the writer with a

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White Trash & Southern explores joys, sorrows of living

Collecting 232 poems spanning more than three decades, White Trash& Southern explores the beauty, joys, challenges, and sadness thatencompass life. From the book’s cover: “Poetry in this data-saturated age is not, for most, a viable way to make a living.

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