New poetry collection by Bill Garten examines human weaknesses, fears

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Poems provide cathartic experience for readers in ‘Box of Pain, Box of Fear’

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It demonstrates how we can have human weakness and still be accepted by ourselves and others.

Award-winning poet Bill Garten, author of noted poetry collections “Black Snow,” “Red Rain,” Eventually” and “Symptoms,” releases his fifth collection of poetry, “Box Of Pain, Box Of Fear” (published by AuthorHouse).

The style of “Box Of Pain, Box Of Fear” mimics a confession that Garten hopes readers will find intriguing. Garten’s poems, both observational and autobiographical, render the pain, fear and anguish of life’s cruelest moments including: broken relationships, death and unfulfilled love. Garten conveys these emotional impacts through vivid imagery and calls for readers to reflect on their own emotions.

“The book speaks to the readers’ hearts and minds as well as their pain and fears,” writes Garten. “It demonstrates how we can have human weakness and still be accepted by ourselves and others.”

An excerpt from the title poem in “Box Of Pain, Box Of Fear”:

“It is not a casket but a box we are buried alive in
While living we walk around in it afraid to take a peek
So we don’t look we just avoid it since it is filled
With pain, fear and trauma - an assorted mix of snacks”

Garten invites readers to connect with him at

“Box Of Pain, Box Of Fear”
By Bill Garten
Hardcover | 6 x 9 in | 176 pages | ISBN 9781477273531
Softcover | 6 x 9 in | 176 pages | ISBN 9781477273555
E-Book | 176 pages | ISBN 9781477273548
Available at Amazon and Barnes & Noble

About the Author
Bill Garten is the winner of the Emerson Prize for Poetry and the Margaret Ward Martin Prize for Creative Writing. He has published poetry in literary magazines, anthologies and academic journals. He worked as a professor of English and business and has taught numerous creative writing workshops. He graduated from Marietta College with a degree in English. He has also worked in the fields of advertising, marketing, broadcast and finance.

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 celebrated 15 years of service to authors in Sept. 2011.For more information or to publish a book visit or call 1-888-519-5121. For the latest, follow @authorhouse on Twitter.

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