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MICHAEL SPENCE DOBSON - POETRY

The compilation of three books of confessional poetry, Midnight, Sundown and Cold, written over ten years by a master of the genre. Included is the begining of the fourth and final book in the series, Aftermath.

One of the most definable characteristics of the poetic form is economy  of  language.  Poets  are  miserly  and  unrelentingly critical in the way they dole out words to a page. Carefully selecting words for conciseness and clarity is standard even for writers of prose, but poets go well beyond this, considering a word's emotive qualities, its musical value, its spacing, and yes even its spacial relationship to the page. The poet through innovation in both word choice and form seemingly rends significance from thin air.







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21 STORIES - POETRY

21 STORIES is an ongoing anthology series of books of short stories created from the feritle minds and community of the online poetry group APLS. It was bourne out of the idea of a writing simply limiting him or herself to a single genre of writing, be that long form literature, poetry, essays or poetry, just to name a few. The communitiy's editor at large began to challenge some of the more talented writers to strech thier writing legs and the 'STORIES group was formed within the mother group. I has now blossomed out to more than 20 published books and counting. This is the Second Edition of the 21 STORIES anthologies book, with two others, books one and two, already in production, and book four in poet-production.








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21 STORIES - POETRY


21 STORIES is an ongoing anthology series of books of short stories created from the feritle minds and community of the online poetry group APLS. It was bourne out of the idea of a writing simply limiting him or herself to a single genre of writing, be that long form literature, poetry, essays or poetry, just to name a few. The communitiy's editor at large began to challenge some of the more talented writers to strech thier writing legs and the 'STORIES group was formed within the mother group. I has now blossomed out to more than 20 published books and counting.


This is the First Edition of the 21 STORIES anthologies book, with two others, books two and three, already in production, and book four in post-production.






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21 STORIES - POETRY


21 STORIES is an ongoing anthology series of books of short stories created from the feritle minds and community of the online poetry group APLS. It was bourne out of the idea of a writing simply limiting him or herself to a single genre of writing, be that long form literature, poetry, essays or poetry, just to name a few. The communitiy's editor at large began to challenge some of the more talented writers to strech their writing legs and the 'STORIES group was formed within the mother group. I has now blossomed out to more than 20 published books and counting.


This is the Third Edition of the 21 STORIES anthologies book, with two others, books one and two, already in production, and book four in post-production.







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HAZEN WARDLE - MYSTERY/THRILLER


Meet Resche Plimpton: Plaid suit wearing, Triumph driving, Elvis hunting detective. Resche (pronounced ‘resh’) is not your run of the mill private investigator. When gearing up to chase down some clues of recent Elvis sightings he is side tracked by a legitimate job: It seems a recently bereaved and well-to-do widow has encountered aliens who have repeatedly kidnapped her german shepard— something she actually witnessed. Join Resche and his chronically bored assistant (her nails are immaculately manicured!) as they take on hair-pin curves, a group of computer gaming geeks holed up in the backroom of a bookstore, and a wacky UFO worshipping religion as the two discover the truth behind the disappearing dog and ultimately uncover an even deeper mystery.







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