Award-winning Poet Makes Publishing Debut with Staring Blue Eyes

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New book invites readers to embark on an inner journey to discover one’s true essence

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“The eyes are the window to the soul.” This is the theme that drives Staring Blue Eyes, a poetry anthology written by award-winning author-poet Daryl Ross Halencak. In an attempt to find what lies into the creative, intelligent spirit deep within him and to discover his true essence.

The author shares, “This collection is a result of my quest and it is dedicated to those who helped me find myself – the self that may have been misplaced, or maybe the self that I never openly discovered. I am confident that my writing will be of assistance to each person who is looking for a life full of “something else” on this existential journey.”

In this quest to find himself, Halencak surveyed the past. He was aroused by the present potential and inspired by the future. He invites readers to join the STARING BLUE EYES TRIBE, regardless of eye color. The “blue eyes” are a metaphor of something much more meaningful than pigmentation. The eyes are used as an entry point to crawl into the window of one’s soul.

Earl Griffin, author of the THE ESCADARA, had this to say about Daryl Ross Halencak’s collection of prose poetry, STARING BLUE EYES, “…compelling, inquiring, but also disturbing, at times devastating… to reach so very deep within the psyche exposes this poet not only to superficial criticism but to serious questioning…how fine a thing to do, how brave, how unrestrained…you will know the poet of these poems and you will feel his heart of heart…”

Staring Blue Eyes will be featured at the 2012 Pennsylvania School Library Association Book Exhibit in Hershey, Pa. on April 12-14, 2012.

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About the Author
Daryl Ross Halencak is an award-winning author or prose poetry, recognized in the 17th Annual Artists Embassy International Dancing Poetry Festival, where he was invited to give a reading of his work in San Francisco, California. He was an invited reader in the 2011 Woody Guthrie Poetry Festival. Daryl was honored by the World Poetry Movement and he has been published in the Cesky Stopy magazine. He has been co-host of a Czech radio program promoting the Czech culture in a thirteen county area. The author published a non-fiction article in the CZECH DIALOGUE, an English/Czech magazine and he has volunteered in editing for the publication in Prague, Czech Republic. He is a practicing attorney with the offices in Crowell, Texas and Seymour, Texas. He is owner of Baylor County Abstract Company, Inc. in Seymour, Texas; and Homestead Title Company, Inc in Crowell, Texas. The author has been married over thirty years to his wife, Jane. His hobbies include gardening, travel, and swimming, reading and, of course, writing. His other interests include his pets as well as theatre and cinema, especially David Lynch films. His favorite writers are Franz Kafka, Allen Ginsberg, Walt Whitman, Gunter Grass, David Sabine, and James Hoggard. Both sides of the author’s families have lived in Foard County, Texas, for over one hundred years, where he currently resides.

Staring Blues Eyes * by Daryl Ross Halencak
Publication Date: December 15, 2011
Trade Paperback; $19.99; 122 pages; 978-1-4628-7644-0
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