Temple Hills, MD (PRWEB) September 2, 2007
Poetry lovers can now indulge in what Wyatt O'Brian Evans calls a "gourmet meal for the poetry connoisseur." Leo Shelton's new publication "Rhythms" is a book of poetry that touches on every emotion of life -- life's joy, love, sadness and loss, lust of loins and triumph.
"Rhythms" is the first book to be published by Shelton's own publishing company, Tugson Press. The book will be followed by other inspiring works by Shelton and other authors, and promises a great following among poetry fans. In the book, Shelton captures the feelings of every man, woman, and child as he relates the realistic rhythms of life. The reader takes a deep, poetic journey into the emotions of man that is enticing, challenging and stimulating.
"Leo Shelton's 'Rhythms' is a window into the brave vulnerability of a modern-day prophet. In this promising debut, Shelton provides a glimpse into, not just a world that he's so passionately lived, but a world we know, pass by, move through, to begin again in," states Tim'm T. West, author, Red Dirt Revival, BARE and Flirting. Shelton feels the book can benefit and inspire readers from all walks of life, no matter what they're going through. He states, "Readers can relax and enjoy "Rhythms" as it dances, sings, shouts, cries and soothes ... it literally moves as the rhythms of life move."
Wyatt O'Brian Evans, an actor/comedian, voice talent/instructor, writer and author, found Shelton's book to be engaging for the mind and feels Shelton has a unique voice that comes alive in written word. Evans says, "Shelton's 'Rhythms' is a remarkable, impressive work, with 'dat' distinct urban feel. Its words, phrases and sentence structure all have movement -- they throb, they pulsate, they sway, they dance."
About the Author: Leo Shelton is an author, poet, educator, and scholar residing in Washington, D.C. He is an adjunct faculty member at the University of Phoenix, Keller Graduate School, Strayer University, Southeastern University and Capitol College. He teaches undergraduate and graduate courses in business, finance, organizational behavior, management and economics. He is also a freelance consultant and course developer. Shelton founded Tugson Press in November 2006 with his partner and best friend, Kay Clanton. He started the company for two reasons: self-publication and to distribute and sell works by other aspiring authors and poets. Other upcoming works by Shelton include "Deliberate Ramblings," "Deep Breaths," "Ozkah," and "MBG - Men who are Black and Happen to be Gay." Shelton credits his mom, Carolyn ("Tug") Shelton, as his greatest influence for creativity. Carolyn authored a soon-to-be-released novel called "Observances." Others who have inspired Shelton in his writings include Robert Hayden, Richard Wright, Tim'm West, Terrance Hayes, Nikki Giovanni, James Baldwin, Maya Angelou, Langston Hughes and Marlon Riggs.
"Rhythms" contains 146 inspiring pages and carries the following ISBN number: ISBN-10: 0-9791786-0-6
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