Poet Andy Webb Releases His Debut Collection, 'Heart of the Web'

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New Poetry Collection Illustrates the Simplicity of Life

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In his new poetry collection, “Heart of the Web: Poetry by Andy Webb” (published by AuthorHouse), poet and retired military non-commissioned officer Andy Webb delivers an intimate exploration of love.

“I was born to share croppers in Mangham, Louisiana, in 1944,” Webb states. “I remember hearing the spiritual songs being sung as those very long, hot days in the cotton fields passed. Here’s where lifelong lessons and generational family bonds were sealed.”

Webb’s youth in the cotton fields and his eventual breaking of the military’s glass ceiling (he became one of the first U.S. Army race relations advisor appointees), all find their way into his poetry.

Webb writes:

“To explore the feeling of love and romance, the simple everyday things around us, to see life as the almighty meant for each of to experience. The sunshine, clouds, and morning rain, more then to see them, but to taste with the ‘inner soul.’ To hold the hand or to look into the eyes of someone you love; is the true essence of my book. My poems are meant to not just be read, but to be experienced.”

Webb’s unique experience of America led to his unique path to love and enlightenment. He presents this path in his poetry in the hopes that his story helps “light the path” for other seekers. “I want readers to feel a sense of peace, to get a feel of happiness and joy from being alive and to understand that there is a rhythm to life. Take the time to feel the sunshine against your face and the wind in your hair; the glass is always half full and rising.”

About the Author
Born in Louisiana in 1944, Andy Webb spent his childhood on the farms in the Deep South. Cotton farming was his family’s way of life. The Civil Rights era brought a change to his life. He entered the military and served from 1965 to 1985. During his long assignments away from home, he underwent a period of self-discovery which let to his relationship with poetry. “I started to read poetry which helped greatly in my understanding of love,” remembers Webb, who became one of the first U.S. Army race relations advisors.

Webb is a member of the National Poetry Society and the Buffalo Soldiers 9th and 10th Cavalry Association. He and his wife Vanessa have two sons, one daughter, and three grandsons.

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 authorhouse.com or call 1-888-519-5121. For the latest, follow @authorhouse on Twitter.


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