New Poetry Book Celebrates the Qualities That Make People Human

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Maurice Smith publishes his poetic literary pieces baring his soul’s lights and shadows

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Human Moments is Maurice Smith’ newly published poetry book where he lays bare his soul “on the altar of humanity with all its beauty, hope, fear, doubt, insecurity, faith and courage for all to see.” Smith’s work is his unique personal celebration of his life’s human moments—those moments he defines as everything in between life and death.

Smith’s book of poems reflects his musings about his deep existential questions in life. He opens it by asking, “How do we define ourselves?” He then explains his beliefs from which his poetic reflections spring forth. He re-echoes the truths about man’s universal experience with the gravest doubts, crippling fears, passionate love and a myriad of other expressions and interactions with life, which he weaves into his verses.

His poems—about five dozens of literary pieces personally handpicked to complete his anthology—is a celebration of the similarities as well as minor differences that bring people together as one species. They represent the path he has taken as a poet as he strips bare his soul and holds it naked to the light in order to express its humble beauty and harrowing darkness. They reflect poetry at its rawest, hence, at its finest.

Brilliantly crafted, Human Moments is Smith’s genuine work of art from which he effortlessly reaches out to humanity and embraces it with his poems’ encompassing univeraslity. Hoping to touch lives, Smith considers it a great succes if one person is moved to uniquely celebrate his or her own similarities or differences with others.

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About the Author
Maurice Smith, torn from the womb on the 27th of August 1980, was promptly stuffed in to a plastic case as he was not expected to meet September. Sustained by a combination of all access tubing and chemical compounds, he grew. Thirty-two years later he resides on the Gold Coast and has developed a great curiosity and passion for life.

Human Moments * by Maurice Smith
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Publication Date: July 21, 2012
Trade Paperback; $19.99; 77 pages; 978-1-4771-4517-3
Trade Hardback; $39.99; 77 pages; 978-1-4771-4518-0
eBook; $3.99; 978-1-4771-4519-7

Members of the media who wish to review this book may request a complimentary paperback copy by contacting the publisher at 1-800-618-969. To purchase copies of the book for resale, please fax Xlibris at (02) 8282-5055 or call 1-800-618-969.

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