Flashes of Emotion

Flashes of Emotion

by Augustine Sam


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From the Editors' Choice Award-winning poet & the 2015 Book Award finalist: AN ELECTRIFYING POETRY COLLECTION WITH A RAW EDGE Flashes of Emotion, a book of romantic poetry, is both timely and timeless. A selection that allows us to tap into the poet's insights on a wide variety of topics from life and love to death and drudgery, this is contemporary poetry with a classical edge, highlighting a lively, refreshing, and innovative style - a "must have" for anyone who has ever experienced love, pain, defeat, or joy...

Product Details

ISBN-13: 9781508480402
Publisher: CreateSpace Publishing
Publication date: 02/14/2015
Pages: 188
Product dimensions: 6.00(w) x 9.00(h) x 0.40(d)

About the Author

Augustine Sam is a journalist by profession, a novelist by choice, and a poet by chance. A bilingual writer and an award-winning poet, he is a member of the U.K. Chartered Institute of Journalists. He was formerly a Special Desk editor at THISDAY newspapers, an influential Third World daily first published with the Financial Times of London. He later became a correspondent for Central Europe.

He was the winner of the Editors' Choice Award in the North America Open Poetry Contest, sponsored by the National Library of Poetry, USA and was invited to be inducted into the International Society of Poets. He won the Merit Award from this society as well as having his poems published in two international anthologies: Measures of the Heart & Sounds of Silence.

Augustine's complete collection of poems, Flashes of Emotion, listed on BookAwards.com, was the 2015 Finalist in the International Book Award Contest. His debut novel, Take Back the Memory, a thought-provoking women's fiction, and his mystery/thriller, The Conspiracy of Silence, were both awarded the prestigious Readers' Favorite 5-star seals.

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ReadersFavorite More than 1 year ago
Reviewed by Lit Amri for Readers' Favorite Augustine Sam's Flashes of Emotion: A Collections of Poems is romantic poetry that looks into a vast array of subjects: love, pain, death and other life matters that evoke our sentiments. Having read his previous work, Take Back the Memory, a contemporary women’s fiction, I was curious to get to know him as a poet. I wasn't disappointed. His poems are written in a vivid and refreshing style. This makes the collection easy to relate to even by the casual readers of poetry like me. Sam's compilation is pleasurable to read and to reread.  The book opens with the thought-provoking poems under the segment Lips and Wits. My favorite, however, is A Solitary Observer under the segment Musings.  I stand in pensive solitude and watch As life, in its omnipotence, swirls around me Sucking me into a kaleidoscope of its timeless grace Dazzling me with contrasting colors Sam knows how to put across emotions and thoughts, and they resonate from every poem. Personally, the collection as a whole seems to be mostly tinged with a certain somberness or, if I may say, a metaphoric darkness for me. Other readers, however, might have different interpretations.   In Sam’s own words, this book is definitely “a little anthem to celebrate the human spirit.” For poetry lovers, Flashes of Emotion is certainly a collection of poems that they want to sink their teeth into. The depth of sentiment and reflection explored in each poem is more than enough for anyone to contemplate in a long time.