White Trash & Southern, Collected Poems, Vol. I

White Trash & Southern, Collected Poems, Vol. I

by Christopher Fuqua

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White Trash & Southern, Collected Poems, Vol. I by Christopher Fuqua

Poetry in this data-saturated age is not, for most, a viable way to make a living. So why expend the time and energy to create something that few people will read and even fewer will purchase? To which I must ask, why do people sing in the rain, paint pictures, dance? Because it provides pleasure and reward and perhaps even keeps them sane. As a writer of fiction and nonfiction, I am most concerned with story. When I write poetry, I view it not as some lofty literary tool to fool or condescend, but as an exercise in crafting story within the strictest confines. White Trash & Southern is a collection of such exercises, spanning nearly three decades. To create a complex story within a limited number of words—to communicate far more than appears on the page—is a challenge that can provide enormous reward and satisfaction. Sometimes I succeed. Sometimes I don't. But at least I remain sane. Sort of.

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Product Details

BN ID: 2940148719809
Publisher: Cooperative Ink
Publication date: 10/29/2013
Series: White Trash & Southern , #1
Sold by: Barnes & Noble
Format: NOOK Book
Pages: 200
File size: 1 MB

About the Author

C.S. Fuqua's published books include Hush, Pupppy! A Southern Fried Tale, Rise Up, Notes to My Becca, The Native American Flute: Myth, History, Craft, Trust Walk, Big Daddy's Gadgets, The Swing: Poems of Fatherhood, and Divorced Dads, among others. His work has appeared widely in publications as diverse as The Christian Science Monitor, Naval History, Main Street Rag, and Year's Best Horror Stories. His interest in music is prevalent in many of his stories and books and is rooted in his hobbies as a musician and native flute craftsman. Please visit his website at csfuqua.weebly.com.

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