This is a collection of over 100 poems that deal with depression, religion, life, death, education. It is divided into five chapters which are The Book of Aria, The Book of David, The Book of Incidents, The Book of Dreaming and The Book of Lovers. This is the first release and I suspect that there may be a few revisions along the way. The title comes from a poem published in 1985 while studying at Queens University in Kingston Canada. That poem was original published in the college newspaper at the University of Ottawa.
Why buy a book of poems from an unknown author? Good question and one that only the book will answer for you. But here’s a thought, I have been giving poetry away for years, wedding gifts, birthdays, funerals, words for someone who needed solace and words just thrown out on social media. People keep saying they love it… well I suppose this is my way of discovering the truth.
Michael Patrick Straw June 2017