Boston Dialect: Volume I

Boston Dialect: Volume I

by Paul Tait

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Designed to capture Paul Tait's thought process\inspiration process as he wrote from poem to poem, 'Boston Dialect Volume I' purposely runs the poems end to. With just a space or a flourish\date to separate them, none originally had a title.

For the published edition, Paul created titles for each work to allow for a Table of Contents; easing navigation for readers.

Also, he has split the book into two volumes as current limitations on how much a living poet ought to publish at once make the entire work unreviewable (too much for even the most post-modern mind to handle). One day they will be combined and presented in the correct manner Tait designed them to be.

More than anything else, 'Boston Dialect Volume I' illustrates the mind of a creative agent as it travels from expression to expression.

Product Details

ISBN-13: 9781912643004
Publisher: NCP
Publication date: 06/01/2018
Series: Boston Dialect , #1
Sold by: Barnes & Noble
Format: NOOK Book
File size: 1 MB

About the Author

For four decades Paul Tait has performed both as a band leader and as a singer/songwriter/pianist. He independently released a series of critically acclaimed recordings, including: "Pop Musician", "Television City", "I Still Believe", "Back In Business", "Angels Of The City", "Song to the Moon" "1975", "Frenemies", and "I Didn't Quit I Surrendered". As a poet Paul has published five volumes, "Stray Lines", "Markings in the Cave", "Pirate Conductor", "Sand 'n Ashes" and "Seven Centers". All have been universally acclaimed. Originally from Peabody MA, Tait currently resides in Marion County FL. He is currently working on a new album of music Critics say this about Paul Tait: "Brilliant, simply brilliant!" -Rabia Tanveer "The verse often ranges from the subliminal to the sublime, evoking from the wreckage of an imperfect world the possibility of hope and sacred redemption, though always with a shred of doubt." - Joel R. Dennstedt "All of Tait's poetry is comprised of tightly woven lines and a perfect balance of rhyme, alliteration, and assonance." -Jamie Michele "The beauty of Paul Tait's poems is in their depth and how multi-faceted they are; you have to draw compound meanings from each poem, making them fitting for any moment in life." –Ryan Jordan "I can safely say I've never read contemporary poetry this good." -K.C. Finn

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ReadersFavorite2 More than 1 year ago
Reviewed by Ruffina Oserio for Readers' Favorite Boston Dialect: Volume One by Paul Tait is a poetry collection that takes a hard look at life and its fabric of interpersonal relations, and explores the thought processes of the personae. Tait’s poetry flows gracefully and is imbued with an energy that issues from the conversational tone in which it is composed. There is an affirmed intimacy with the use of the “first person” and readers can see someone in dialogue with the world around him, a relationship with things and people — dreams, feelings, thoughts, places. Paul Tait writes: “I’m a new actor on A stage of continuance Grow and be Grow and be – Be.” There is also a crispness in the expression that captures the poet’s most intimate thoughts and his sense of self-awareness in the best, most visceral way, embracing a diversity of emotions — awe, hope and fear, longing, indifference. The poet captures powerful images of the world around him while remaining lovingly and deeply personal. At times this collection reads like a nonstop stream of consciousness, a reflection on humanity and values like hope, faith, love, and loyalty. Some poems capture, in vivid clarity and simplicity of phrase, the poet’s own thoughts on serious subjects. At times a word, an expression, a stanza stands out and speaks powerfully to the reader — urging them on to move forward, to fight, to not give up: ‘“Don’t give up” Your life is more Than what you feel Your hour rises above The dream…” Boston Dialect: Volume One is as inspiring as it is deeply moving and the poet gives voice to some of the indescribable sentiments that visit the human spirit, at times in the hushed hours of the day, like the dream one has and doesn’t want to wake up from, like a new discovery of a reality that has been there before one’s eyes, veiled by the banality of life. The diction is beautiful and the lines of these poems are rhythmic. One of the greatest appeals of this collection lies in the simplicity of phrase and the sharpness of thought. A really enjoyable read, indeed.
ReadersFavorite1 More than 1 year ago
Reviewed by Kayti Nika Raet for Readers' Favorite In Boston Dialect: Volume I, a book of poems by the singer and songwriter Paul Tait, each work delves into the author's creative thought process. In a frank prose that is in some ways darker in tone than his previous work, Tait still manages to invite the reader with him on a journey of self discovery, with a certain grasp on lyricism that demands each page be read aloud even as he dives into topics like suicide, and love captured and lost. As with his previous book, Seven Centers, Tait continues to evoke a feeling of song lyrics, drawing the reader in with how the words are arranged and the cadences employed. His talent as a poet grows stronger with each work. Tait hops between a few different topics in Boston Dialect and while these are filled with more of a dark vein, he seems to build up the theme of Boston well. As always, Tait uses a minimalist approach, one that manages to capture the essence of his thoughts and convey them to the reader without weighing them down in a torrent of florid prose. In Boston Dialect: Volume I, as with his previous work, Paul Tait has managed to create a simple collection that is sure to sit with the reader long after they have finished the last page. I enjoyed every passage and feel that Boston Dialect by Paul Tait should be a great read for fans of poetry as it illustrates the creative mind and stirs the senses.
ReadersFavorite More than 1 year ago
Reviewed by Sarah Stuart for Readers' Favorite The first poem in Boston Dialect: Volume One, Ashes Lent, gives a hint at a religious, or at least deep-thinking man in Paul Tait. According to the introduction, none of the poems had titles originally; they were an expression of his on-going thoughts. The titles are intriguing, and the sheer number of poems – more than in any poetry book I have read before – gives a clue as to how much they vary and, to a degree, reflect a fascinating life. But this is more than a life story, or part of one, of a musician – singer, pianist, band leader, and composer - because Paul Tait delves deep into his psyche, and his poetry is powerful due to that. Join him and be enriched by the experience. Boston Dialect: Volume One is a book that left me wanting to read Volume Two: the sign of a very good book whatever the genre. I confess to a love of freestyle poetry – words unhampered by the need for rhyme or verses - and these flow one into the next like a river running to the sea, sometimes fast with floodwater and at others peaceful. It’s impossible not to choose favourites and these were mine. I Know as Much as I Do: We are the Children of Promiscuous Sin, Art Net Confines – who could resist “The gain and the cost The chain and the frost I can tabulate”? – and I Thought I Knew the Way Back to God. Paul Tait’s Boston Dialect is inspirational; to read his poetry is to pass through a gateway into another world.