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Our Way Of Life

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Poetry. OUR WAY OF LIFE, a collection of contemporary American poetry, including protest poems for peace and justice as well as Appalachian and Midwest regional poetry, is performance poet Ray McNiece's third publication. "It's not enough for an artist to be angry. He also has to be good. And Ray McNiece is good and angry in these poems that burn as hot and bright as the extinct blast furnaces of Ohio once did. Whitman, whose ghost is everywhere in these lines, called America 'the greatest poem.' And I am happy ...
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Overview


Poetry. OUR WAY OF LIFE, a collection of contemporary American poetry, including protest poems for peace and justice as well as Appalachian and Midwest regional poetry, is performance poet Ray McNiece's third publication. "It's not enough for an artist to be angry. He also has to be good. And Ray McNiece is good and angry in these poems that burn as hot and bright as the extinct blast furnaces of Ohio once did. Whitman, whose ghost is everywhere in these lines, called America 'the greatest poem.' And I am happy that Ray McNiece's passionate, relentless voice will not stop until he has made us understand how much we have lost" -George Bilgere.
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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9781933964140
  • Publisher: Bottom Dog Press
  • Publication date: 11/5/2007
  • Series: Working Lives Series
  • Pages: 128
  • Product dimensions: 5.50 (w) x 8.50 (h) x 0.30 (d)

Meet the Author


A true native of Cleveland, Ohio, Ray McNiece and his family have roots in Appalachia and Slovenia. His great great grandfather was a member of the 64th Ohio Infantry Division and his father was a decorated Korean War Veteran. He has been active in progressive politics and the peace movement since his days at Ohio University....etc

He is the author of four books of poetry, several monologue theater pieces, and co-editor of America Zen: A Gathering of Poets. He has read and performed in Singapore, Italy, Russia, and around the U.S. Other titles include The Road that Carried Me Here and Song that Fathoms Home, both from Bottom Dog Press.

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