Simple Little Things: 365: Volumes 1-12

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Casting alms to moths swirling confused in a parking lot oasis of midnight light. A funerals climax as a balloon buoyed body sails among indifferent clouds. Broken man conjuring companionship through a snow angel. Country boy waking coy before daybreak. Mantras to applesauce. Self-defenestrationists. Paint swatches inspired by cannibalism. Anne Frank. Wounds. Celebrations.

Sometimes our booted feet navigate a hard trail to some distant southern star. Sometimes bare, they knead ...

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Overview

Casting alms to moths swirling confused in a parking lot oasis of midnight light. A funerals climax as a balloon buoyed body sails among indifferent clouds. Broken man conjuring companionship through a snow angel. Country boy waking coy before daybreak. Mantras to applesauce. Self-defenestrationists. Paint swatches inspired by cannibalism. Anne Frank. Wounds. Celebrations.

Sometimes our booted feet navigate a hard trail to some distant southern star. Sometimes bare, they knead barefoot the soft carpet of home. Often, they walk in time to the heart, beating poems into the earth to be read again in another generation.

Day by day, October 2011 to October 2012, Simple Little Things is a poetic journey of self-exploration, the omnibus of James Aaron Tecumseh Sinclair's '365' series. It mixes a myriad of forms, Free Verse, Cinquain, Haiku, Rondeau, Tanka, Found Poems, Chance Operations, The Bop, and more, to reveal a poet at once comfortable and terrified with himself.

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  • ISBN-13: 9780988641006
  • Publisher: Masked Man Media, LLC
  • Publication date: 1/4/2013
  • Pages: 494
  • Product dimensions: 6.00 (w) x 9.00 (h) x 0.99 (d)

Meet the Author

In ninth grade, he proclaimed to his English teacher he hated poetry. He thought it was senseless linguistic showing off. It was a dead art form whose boney fingers no longer grasped at the heart of modern man. It was haughty and arrogant and self-centered. It was the literature of choice for those who wanted to project the illusion of intellectualism without the effort of reading lengthy tomes.

Well, to be honest, he said he hated poetry. That was about it. The rest he scarcely conjured through a haze of hormones and ignorance.

By eleventh grade, after heartbreaks and co-dependency, he revisited his opinion, gaining respect for the art but retaining the loathing internally.

By the time he left college, his heart was addicted.
He graduated with a Bachelor of Fine Arts in Creative Writing in 1995, when flannel was fashion. For several years he continued to write, though more and more sparingly. By the turn of the century, poetry and literature hibernated within him, pausing to awake in a new age.

That age came in 2011, when a voice from the darkness pressed a challenge that broke the ice, starting a staggering, groggy journey deep into 2012. "Write a poem a day for a year. Publish them."

He wanted to hesitate. He wanted to give excuses about time and motivation. He wanted to dismiss the voice as some chemical byproduct of popcorn and beer. But instead, aloud to no one, he accepted the challenge.

He is who he was before the project, only more so. He is a new husband grateful to find his match, lucky to raise a young boy into manhood. He is the widower of two cats, the roommate of two more. He is the laid off white collar worker with the unexpected service industry job, slinging cards and dice to closed souls. He is an actor learning to trust. He is a writer learning to bleed. He is a storyteller accepting that sharing succeeds with emotional simplicity.

He is grateful to you, the reader, for reliving these poems with him, as he captains his ship along the outskirts of a black hole called 270.

He hopes you'll meet again, in a dream.

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