Bark Too

Bark Too

by Charles W Harvey
Bark Too

Bark Too

by Charles W Harvey


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What are these poems about? They are about you, young black man. They are about you, seasoned warrior.

I think they are about a truth, unvarnished and raw. The praises speak for themselves. Why all of this bark stuff? What does a dog do when he wants your attention? He barks. What does a dog do when he senses danger? He growls. What does a dog do when he wants his belly rubbed and his ears stroked? He whines and snuggles close to you. In Bark Too you will experience the dog in all of his ways. Some of his words will make you back off and some will make you go to your refrigerator, pull out the cucumber, and...well we want go there.

The influencers that shaped these poems include such visionaries as Ai, Allen Ginsberg, Langston Hughes, Charles Bukowski, and others.

And let's not forget our brothers Essex Hemphill, Assotto Saint for their beauty, bravery, and voice. Without those early warriors, these poems would not be. Their voices echo throughout this book like the wind through woods.

The language can be street rough and heart loving. The truth always shines through.

Product Details

ISBN-13: 9781478185697
Publisher: CreateSpace Publishing
Publication date: 07/07/2012
Pages: 134
Product dimensions: 6.00(w) x 9.00(h) x 0.31(d)

About the Author

Charles W. Harvey is a native Houstonian and a graduate of the University of Houston. He has studied fiction under the guidance of Rosellen Brown and Chitra Divakaruni at U of H. He has studied poetry under Joyce James and Cynthia MacDonald. In 1987, Charles was a 1st prize recipient of PEN/Discovery for Cheeseburger, which went on to be published in the Ontario Review. In 1989 Charles Harvey was awarded the Cultural Arts Council of Houston Grant for Writers and Artists. Also in 1989 he was a finalist in the MacDonald's Literary Achievement Awards. Charles has been published in Soulfires, Story Magazine SHADE, High Infidelity, The James White Review, and others. His novel The Road to Astroworld is available on Amazon. He challenged himself to participate in the 2011 NANOWRIMO (National Novel Writer's Month) Contest in which he pinned the rough draft of his future novel: The Butterfly Killer. His works of poetry can be perused through NEWVERSENEWS. Look for him on Smashwords, Amazon, and Barnes&Noble.
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