Backroad Melodies: New Poetry & Essays

Backroad Melodies: New Poetry & Essays


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Backroad Melodies: New Poetry & Essays by Robert Yehling

In this new collection of more than 50 poems and essays, Robert Yehling (Shades of Green, The River-Fed Stone, The Champion's Way) returns to a prime source of inspiration and fulfillment - the back roads. Blending challenge with adventure, and natural observation with awakening, he uncovers the textures, rhythms, loves, tears, laughs, and ever-renewing cycle of life off the beaten path - visiting a few cultural icons along the way. Backroad Melodies reminds us of those treasure-laden roads deep inside ourselves that we all too rarely explore.

"With clarity of thought and mastery of word order, Robert Yehling alarms the conscience, stimulates the brain, tugs at the heart, and tickles the funny bone-all to excess."
-Charles Redner, poet, author, publisher of The Hummingbird Review

"You're talkin' my language. And drivin' my landscape. The colors. The sky..."
-Luis Alberto Urrea, American Book Award-winning author of The Hummingbird's Daughter and The Devil's Highway, finalist for the Pulitzer Prize.

Product Details

ISBN-13: 9781490398204
Publisher: CreateSpace Publishing
Publication date: 06/14/2013
Pages: 124
Product dimensions: 6.00(w) x 9.00(h) x 0.26(d)

About the Author

Robert Yehling is the author of nine books, including the Independent Book Award-winning Writes of Life, poetry/essay collections Shades of Green and The River-Fed Stone, and co-author of The Champion's Way. Editor of The Hummingbird Review literary journal, he writes the popular Word Journeys blog, and teaches writing throughout the U.S. After living for years in back road locations, he now resides in Oceanside, Calif.

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