Seattle, WA (PRWEB) July 18, 2013
For poet John W. Gorski, music, art and literature have been a saving grace. In “Blue Period in Seattle: Selected Poems (1991-2011)” (published by iUniverse), Gorski finds the physical beauty of everyday situations despite the negative aspects he has faced in his own life.
Of his poetry, Gorski says, “I have strong visual and auditory impressions of the cities and suburbs I’ve lived in. I have a wry, even dry sense of humor about some of the day to day situations I find myself in.” He believes his poetry is straightforward without being too facile.
An excerpt from “Blue Period in Seattle”:
“Umbrella of soft, rainy clouds
above Third avenue
as the clock strikes twelve times
this August Saturday of hypnotized minds.
All the drunken vagabonds
wear the clothes of young men
as they weave down the concrete
with a misty shoreline
in their sleepy, seasick eyes.”
“Blue Period in Seattle”
By John W. Gorski
Softcover | 5 x 8in | 92 pages | ISBN 9781462054169
E-Book | 92 pages | ISBN 9781462054176
Available at Amazon and Barnes & Noble
About the Author
John W. Gorski grew up in primarily in Maryland and Ohio. He has a B.A. in English from the University of Cincinnati. He has studied poetry writing at the University of Washington Extension and the Hugo House in Seattle. He has lived in Seattle since 1976. More information can be found at http://www.blueperiodinseattle.com.
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