MORGAN, Vt. (PRWEB) May 06, 2016
When author Allan Wooley’s first grandchild was born, he was inspired to pass on stories from and about his youth. After retiring, he had time to continue writing poems and work out his thoughts on various philosophic questions. From these three sources, he finally decided to compile a selection of stories, poems and essays into his debut book, “Crumbs Cast upon the Current: Some Stories, Poems, Essays” (published by iUniverse).
“In particular, this is a book for someone who misses humor in stories, traditional form in poetry, and some grounded, connected discussion of pertinent philosophic topics in essays,” Wooley says. “About the first third of the book is narrative with stories and everyday but colorful characters, mostly non-fictional, but important in exemplifying things greater than themselves, sometimes for the humor of the situation, sometimes for the dramatic point of the episode, sometimes for both. The second part consists of poems that attempt to commemorate special moments in daily life or special moods or thoughts, and the final third is essays that try to tie all my philosophical ponderings into a coherent whole.”
Wooley hopes readers take away “a sense of having travelled spiritually, of mental excursions in which we can go to different places and find things seldom experienced or never before but worth revisiting, all at home in the confines of our own mind.”
About the Author
Allan Wooley grew up in rural Maine and attended college in Maine and graduate school in New Jersey. He taught in North Carolina and New Hampshire, and now resides with his wife in rural Vermont. He enjoys mowing lawns, walking in the woods, and writing poetry, stories, essays and computer code. He co-authored two textbooks, “Fabulae Graecae” and “Euripides’ Helen.” More information is available at awooley.com.
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