Poetic Musings of an Old, Fat Man, a New Poetry Book From Poet Harry Gilleland

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Poetic Musings of an Old, Fat Man is the third published collection of poetry written by poet Harry E. Gilleland, Jr. This new collection of 81 storoems and poems offers hours of stimulating reading. Featured are both rhyming poems and storoems (a story-poem format pioneered by Gilleland) and free-verse poems. This book will entertain while provoking thought on a wide variety of subjects.

This collection of poetry, written by poet Harry E. Gilleland, Jr., will engage its readers by making them think about life and leaving them pondering their emotions and beliefs. It will also bring smiles and maybe a tear or two. Contained within this collection are forty-seven rhyming poems and "storoems", a format coined by Gilleland. A storoem is a hybrid between a story and a poem, i.e. a story told with poetic techniques. The collection also contains twenty-eight free-verse poems, four acrostic poems, and two limericks.

These writings are poetry for the thinking person, be he/she someone who is a poetry lover or someone who normally does not read poetry. This poetry is easily readable and accessible to all -- poetry for the poet and the common man alike. A wide variety of subjects are addressed, including everyday life events, observations of nature, tales of fantasy, expressions of love, and much more. This wonderful collection will surprise and delight all readers.

This book is the third published collection of Harry Gilleland's personal poetry. In addition to his printed works, poet Harry Gilleland is well-known around poetry Internet sites as LaHarry (Louisiana Harry) or as HarryG.

This 172-page book was published in 6'' x 9" format by Lulu Press, where it is currently available as an e-book or a print book ( http://www.lulu.com/harry ).

Author Bio: Harry E. Gilleland, Jr. is a southerner by birth and by inclination. Born and raised in Macon, Georgia, he now resides in Shreveport, Louisiana with his wonderful wife, Linda, and their beloved Corgi, Rusty. Harry, who retired after a career as a Professor of Microbiology at LSU Health Sciences Center in Shreveport, now devotes himself full-time to his writing. He is a writer of both poetry and prose. He has published a fantasy novella, Bob the Dragon Slayer, and a contemporary romance novel, White Lightning Road. He has now authored three books of poetry.

Title: Poetic Musings of an Old, Fat Man, February,2008, Lulu Press, Inc., ISBN -978-1435712423,
Price at Lulu = $12.98 for print book or $1.99 for ebook.

Author: Harry E. Gilleland, Jr.

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