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Personal Histories: Collected Prose 2005 - 2020

Personal Histories: Collected Prose 2005 - 2020

by Tom Driscoll
Personal Histories: Collected Prose 2005 - 2020

Personal Histories: Collected Prose 2005 - 2020

by Tom Driscoll


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In "Personal Histories," poet and essayist, Tom Driscoll shares a collection of short prose written over the past fifteen years. Touching on topics of war and peace, social justice and citizenship, race and reckoning, politics past and present, historical fact and fiction, this is a book that illustrates the challenges involved with simply being, simply paying attention to the world around and the workings of one's own mind. A trip to the movies, an online troll spat, an old photograph found in the desk drawer, a conversation overheard at a convenience store, light shining off the wings of an airplane passing overhead -these are the spurs for speculation, consideration and argumentation, even an occasional prayer.

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Product Details

ISBN-13: 9781716664793
Publication date: 08/10/2020
Pages: 166
Product dimensions: 6.00(w) x 9.00(h) x 0.35(d)

About the Author

Tom Driscoll has pubished several collections of poetry; including 'Odd Numbers' (lulu 2017), 'Instead of Peace' (lulu 2015) and 'Absence Singing' (lulu 2013). Recently, his poetry has appeared in three anthologies, "Yearning to Breathe Free: Poetry from the Immigrant Community"(Moonstone Arts Center, 2019) and "Art on the Trails: Marking Territory" (Route 7, 2019). PITTOC (Poetry in The Time of Corona Virus) Vol II, published in May 2020 as a benefit for Doctors Without Borders and Partners In Health. His poem "Duty Leave Home" was awarded the Wheeler Memorial Library Robert P Collen Prize in 2017.

Table of Contents

Table of Contents Forward I • The personal history of a dream • If I had wings like Nora's dove • What light we have • A question lightly held • November 22nd • What else could be done • The punishment they seek • Whisper, a prayer II • History • Echoes off the wall • Balance Sheet Blues • Not in our stars • Justice of the double-edged sword • We, even we here, hold the power • There are too many • Make gentle the life III • Even as we still might • Mrs. Marchegiano's Best Friend • A Song for Woody • At Stone Mountain • That old jug of tears • Now more than ever • October Light • Another President's Day IV • All History is supposed • Flying with my Father • Aftertaste • Cloudsplitter • The Idiot Vote • Mine for John Prine • The way home from the polls • Stone

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