New Book Asks Readers to Ponder the Oft-Forgotten

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Lencio Rodrigues’ “Four Decades and a Poem” offers poetry without preaching

Poet Lencio Rodrigues introduces his new book “Four Decades and a Poem” (published by AuthorHouse), “…a book where thoughts are laid, memories displayed and stories told in literary form, of things I have stumbled on in my 40 years of existence.”

“Four Decades and a Poem” offers to readers an easily-accessible theme: the wish to describe, in some way, the many things that humans take for granted, or even forget about, in the rush of modern life. Rodrigues insists, though, that “… this book is not about preaching, only making people aware.”

An excerpt from “Four Decades and a Poem”:

“The Monster”

“Turbulent hours later,
the monster's gone
but the thumping goes on.
Dark moods return,
and so does the monster...

“I have seen many people smirk at the thought of ‘poetry,’” Rodrigues says. “Mine is not the typical-rhyming-old-fashioned-incomprehensible poetry.”

About the Author
Lencio Rodrigues is a business analyst who began writing poetry at the age of 10. He spent much of his life in India and Dubai, and has seen the best and worst of both rural and urban life. His work has been published in several anthologies, newspapers and magazines. He writes in various forms – contemporary and old – and has created his very own form of poetry called Lento. He has won several awards, the latest being the “Best Poem for Year” at the Priest Poetry Competition held at the Dubai Parish. He was honored by His Lordship, Paul Hinder, the Bishop of the vicariate of Arabia.

AuthorHouse, an Author Solutions, Inc. self-publishing imprint, is a leading provider of book publishing, marketing, and bookselling services for authors around the globe and offers the industry’s only suite of Hollywood book-to-film services. Committed to providing the highest level of customer service, AuthorHouse assigns each author personal publishing and marketing consultants who provide guidance throughout the process. Headquartered in Bloomington, Indiana, AuthorHouse will celebrate 15 years of service to authors in Sept. 2011.For more information or to publish a book visit or call 1-888-519-5121. For the latest, follow @authorhouse on Twitter.


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