New Poetry from Don J. Metivier inspired by life experiences

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‘Poems from the Mind of a Madman’ uses rhythm and rhyme to discuss range of subjects

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“My characters are the subject matters I visit,” Metivier says. “Each one is an opportunity for exploration into how it made me feel at the time.”

Author Don J. Metivier was first inspired to write poetry during his high school years. Later, during his military career, much of his professional writing was done in “bullet format” – a compressed style of writing that Metivier says, helped him to more naturally flow into poetic verse. Following the military, he continued to write and is now publishing his first collection of poetry, “Poems from the Mind of a Madman: Passionate Works of Poetry For Modern Times” (published by AuthorHouse).

Metivier’s poetry contains a mixture of themes, ranging from dark to light and even some that are based in fantasy. He creates motifs from experiences of his childhood, military career and post-military life.

“My characters are the subject matters I visit,” Metivier says. “Each one is an opportunity for exploration into how it made me feel at the time.”

“Poems from the Mind of a Madman” is written to connect with readers’ psyches. Metivier believes though readers might not have had the exact same experience he had, they will be able to relate to the emotions surrounding these events – emotions he highlights in each of his poems.

Writers like Emerson, Thoreau, Frost, Poe and Salinger inspired much of Metivier’s style. He even carried a copy of Frost’s “The Road Not Taken” with him throughout his military career to give him inspiration. Though he drew inspiration from these literary greats, he states that the poetry in his book is uniquely his own. He hopes his poetry, likewise, will inspire his readers.

“Poems from the Mind Of a Madman”
By Don J. Metivier
Hardcover | 6 x 9 in | 144 pages | ISBN 9781463413798
Softcover | 6 x 9 in | 144 pages | ISBN 9781463413811
E-Book | 144 pages | ISBN 9781463413774
Available at Amazon and Barnes & Noble

About the Author
Don J. Metivier is a retired United States Air Force Master Sergeant. He completed the top military academy for non-commissioned officers. He holds an Associate of Arts degree, along with post-graduate studies in psychology and humanities. He has traveled to many locations throughout the world and has lived among different cultures. Post-military, Metivier served over four years as a police, fire and rescue dispatcher. He is a native of Rhode Island and presently lives in Warwick, Rhode Island.

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