The Drum That Beats Within Us

The Drum That Beats Within Us

by Mike Bond

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Product Details

ISBN-13: 9781949751000
Publisher: Mike Bond Books, LLC
Publication date: 11/20/2018
Pages: 128
Sales rank: 229,390
Product dimensions: 6.00(w) x 9.00(h) x 0.30(d)

About the Author

MIKE BOND has been called the "master of the existential thriller" by the BBC and "one of the 21st century's most exciting authors" by the Washington Times. He has lived and worked in many remote and dangerous parts of the world, and these experiences give an unmistakable depth to his writings. His widely loved novels depict the innate hunger of the human heart for what is good, the intense joys of love, the terror and fury of battle, the sinister conspiracies of international politics and multinational corporations, and the beauty of the vanishing natural world.

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The Drum That Beats Within Us 4.5 out of 5 based on 0 ratings. 2 reviews.
Shea-Elly19 7 months ago
Thank you Netgalley and Big City Press for sending me the anthology for review. As a literature teacher, I am always looking for news pieces to use within the classroom. Too show diversity and comparison, especially when the content deals with every day issues such as race, environmental issues and other social issues. This anthology has a little bit of everything, some pieces I could definitely relate to as a human being and others I could see as valuable teaching tools. When I say a teaching tool I do mean the obvious ‘how to write a poem’ but also as a means to open a dialogue about social issues and get the students thinking and reacting. I few I noted and will go back to for further study were ‘Homecoming’ , ‘All this Time’, Manhattan Elegy’, and ‘Escape’ ( which I think I will use in unison with a ‘The Rain Horse’). Another piece that I will definitely include in my Protest Poetry section will be ‘Painted Hills’ which shows a rare glimpse into the Native American issues we don’t often see addressed in global poetry. Even though I only mentioned a few above there are plenty more worth reading in this lovely collection of work. The themes are varied and the Bond uses a variety of styles to get his messages across. Overall I would give this anthology a solid 4.5.
joseph_spucklerJS 7 months ago
Mike Bond’s collection of American poetry opens the reader to the wide-open nature of the mountainous North West. From the Native Americans to the ranchers, the region inspires the reader with rugged land and its wildlife. There is a primitive feel to the poetry that reflects the rustic nature of the land. It is the Great Spirit links people to the earth and the environment that science seems too refined and sterile for. It is the beat that mimics the human heart in the state of nature and also a reminder of how man has changed not only the landscape and the planet. The poetry is a symbol of beauty that reminds us to tread lightly on the earth much like its first inhabitants. A beautiful collection of poetry that will make the adult reader remember his childhood draw to the West.