Chicago, IL (Vocus) September 1, 2010
Readers are in for a unique reading experience as they let Wild Horses Run Free in author Rita Nashell McClendon’s intriguing anthology of exceptional poems, prose, and essays. Filled with various essential insights, they will be captivated by its unusual themes.
A pioneer in the literary field, McClendon classifies her works as erratic, yet each literary piece is intriguing in its own context. Wild Horses Run Free includes psychological themes, which are shown in such works as The Difference Between the Passive, the Aggressive, the Intermediate, and Obsessive Compulsive, Scotophobia, Artistic/Autistic, and Façade, and Clown Boy. Social concerns are attended to in Talk, Neeka, and Why I Would Not Give Obeisance to the King. Also, racial and color caste dilemmas are demonstrated in Fair/Fair, The Connotation of the Denotation, and No Such Thing.
Other fascinating works include sexually expressive pieces that are exhibited in Innocent but Not, Sexy, Terry, and Cleansing the Womb. Work-related issues are dealt with in Sole Occupation. Religious implications are embarked upon in Ambassadors, Whoremasters, Woe unto the Shepherds, and Revolving Door. Most importantly, The Other Persuasion, The Shirt Commentaries, Alpha Man, and Me, Myself, and Independence exhorts women to become more self-reliant.
Wild Horses Run Free will be featured at this year’s Illinois Library Association Book Exhibit in Chicago, IL on September 29-30, 2010. For more information, log on to Xlibris.com.
About the Author
Rita Nashell McClendon has been a Chicagoan since birth. From 2001 until 2004, she attended writing workshops at Mable Manning Library in Chicago to develop her writing skills. McClendon has written songs entitled Live, Christian, I’ve Never Experienced This Pain Before, Me, Myself and Independence, The Lady Bug, and You’re Beautiful. Finding the humor in all things, McClendon’s objective is to write about issues that repress women, and to inspire them to aspire for whatever they envision could be by taking the bitterness out of life and creating something delicious from it.
Wild Horses Run Free * by Rita Nashell McClendon
(Poems, Prose and Essays)
Publication Date: August 26, 2010
Trade Paperback; $19.99; 115 pages; 978-1-4500-3825-6
eBook; $9.99; 978-1-4500-8052-1
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