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Discovery!: A Wordcrafter's Journey

Discovery!: A Wordcrafter's Journey

by John F Foster


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In "Discovery!", poet John Foster offers a unique blend of humor, inspiration and wisdom. With degrees in language from Yale University and Middlebury College, he has been an educator at private secondary schools in the Northeast. Foster is a lifelong lover of words and a student of human nature, as well as Mother Nature. Since his retirement he has experienced a kind of literary epiphany in the discovery and development of his poetic talent. Hence the title of this volume.

Within these pages the reader will find compelling observations on a wide variety of topics conveyed in a range of poetic forms. Tributes, aphorisms, parables, harangues, and advice characterize his verses, many of which feature clever word play and a sparkling wit. Lovers of cadence and rhyme will resonate to these verses, as Foster adheres faithfully to such elements of style. Quality examples of haiku, senryu, nonet, pleiades, triolet, and acrostic poetry are offered here, along with the more traditional quatrain form. On the lighter side, the poet presents his original collection of humorous limericks, each of which features a unique and remarkable name of a real individual. Odd names like Oma Lord, Oliphant Chuckerbutty and Dextrose P. Saccharine populate Foster's limericks and add humor to these pages.

The reader will find a helpful commentary accompanying most of the author's poems. These notes will elaborate on the poet's "muse" and his intended messages, whether provocative, inspirational or humorous.

Filled with a combination of imaginative word play and poetic insights, "Discovery!" explores a host of stimulating themes, from serious to lighthearted.

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Product Details

ISBN-13: 9781432733223
Publisher: Outskirts Press, Inc.
Publication date: 01/26/2009
Pages: 168
Product dimensions: 6.14(w) x 9.21(h) x 0.36(d)
Age Range: 4 - 18 Years

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