Edges of a Life: Collected Poems

Edges of a Life: Collected Poems

by Greg P. Busacker


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If you enjoy poetry about life, about the glories of nature, love, friends and family, you will enjoy the density and calm meaning in Greg Busacker's book. The pages are filled with observation, insight, and the author's ability to introduce concepts not often found in most volumes of poetry. Here's what readers have said about this book:

“Edges of a Life is a book of fine poetry written by a man growing into a new world of expressive attention toward people, nature, and the interaction of both. One feels the sensitivity of the poet expand as pen and paper move in an evocative harmony, exploring the world surrounding the man—and cleverly, the reader as well. There is an exquisite quietude to this work. We grow comfortable traveling from page to page because of the poetry’s diversity.

This first volume gives the mind a stimulus for attentiveness to the surrounding world at all scales—from ‘The Apache Jumping Spider’ to something as broad as all language in ‘The Words.’ What stays with you is the wisdom in Busacker’s vision at these contesting thematic dimensions.”

— Kit Salter, PhD

Professor and Chair Emeritus, Geography, University of Missouri-Columbia

“I truly enjoyed everything in the book. On first reading, I felt a universal warmth in ‘Why to Share.’ It is currently my favorite verse in the volume. Greg’s writing style reminds me of Hugh Prather in his book, Notes to Myself. In Greg’s Edges of a Life, you will find yourself, opportunities lost, and time yet available for discovery. Spoken with comfort, compassion, clarity and hope, I found some edges sharpened, some rounded, but none dulled in this memorable collection of verse.”

—George Spangler, PhD Professor Emeritus of Fisheries, University of Minnesota

Product Details

ISBN-13: 9781942168720
Publisher: AKA Yola
Publication date: 02/28/2017
Pages: 150
Product dimensions: 5.50(w) x 8.50(h) x 0.32(d)

About the Author

Greg Busacker is compelled to write because of his fascination with language and our many uses of it for self-expression, including poetry. Greg comes from a background of self-reliance and agriculture with his family as the keystone of his development. Rooted in the land and its people, he writes from inspiration, introspection and experience.
Greg lives with his wife, Carol on a farm in central Missouri.

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