Life—What Does It Mean?

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A collection of soulful poems that summarize life.

Using a mixture of free verse and rhyme, poet Richard Ivory expresses heartfelt emotions concerning his lady, personal fears, felt inadequacies, and empowerment stemming from this great love. Ivory’s frisky style permeates the poems making for an interesting read. Jo Ann is a lucky lady indeed to have found this almost worshipful respect in a Man.

Exotica invites readers to delve into the inspiring thoughts of a man in love. This poetry anthology challenges the views of an observer, allowing him or her to immerse into the world of Exotica, where poems are born directly out of poet-author Richard Ivory’s soul.

Exotica contains a collection of Ivory’s work from over thirty years. There is something for everybody, with themes ranging from Angels, Insightful, Romance, Romancing JoAnn, Chronic Pain, Family and Friends, and Exotica-Erotica. Each poem tells a soulful tale that challenges one’s thoughts, stimulates the senses, and brings the reader further down a road he or she may never have been before.

“Using a mixture of free verse and rhyme, poet Richard Ivory expresses heartfelt emotions concerning his lady, personal fears, felt inadequacies, and empowerment stemming from this great love. Ivory’s frisky style permeates the poems making for an interesting read. Jo Ann is a lucky lady indeed to have found this almost worshipful respect in a Man.” - Bob Leibold, Natural Light Productions

“Dive into Exotica – a book unlike any other on your book-shelf. Each page is a brief journey into a facet of life as lived by Mr. Ivory. Richard Ivory has written a rare book that is suffused with wit and candor about things that few of us ever deal with and even fewer figure out how to put into words. He reveals a deep love for the Lady of his life and the struggle that goes into keeping a loving relationship alive and growing. It’s a book that belongs on the nightstand of couples to read a few verses before they turn in for the night…” - Tonya Flinker, Editor, EDU-entertain, Inc.

Riveting and emotionally provocative, Exotica will leave an indelible mark on everyone’s literary collection—and even in one’s soul. It’s time to celebrate life with these unforgettable poems. For anyone who’s ever been inspired, been in love, struggled, wondered, and challenged, Exotica echoes a chapter and episode of his or her life. For more information, log on to Xlibris.com.

About the Author
Richard Ivory has written in New Mobility magazine as the “Invisible Man.” He has written a video, “How to Solve the Scholarship Puzzle,” as well as the script for the DVD, “Get Scholarships and Grants.” He writes his poetry five days a week and has a large body of work to which he continues to add. On February 3, 1986, he was in a severe auto accident that left him seriously disabled. From his life with chronic pain, he writes with a unique perspective of life. He gives everyone poetry to inspire them. He makes his home in Loveland, Ohio with JoAnn, the lady who is the love of his life and his inspiration. He has written many forms of poetry from insightful subjects and romantic works to the exotic.

Exotica * by Richard Ivory
Poetry From The Insightful To The Exotic
Publication Date: February 9, 2009
Trade Paperback; $19.99; 241 pages; 978-1-4363-8915-0

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