Human condition captured in new collection of poetry and prose

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‘A Collection of Writings II’ is a work of art from the heart and soul of John R. Gregory

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To understand the human condition is to feel it in its entirety, and John R. Gregory allows his readers to have a literary experience that reflects the wonderful complexity of life. His new book, “A Collection of Writings II,” explores the heart and mind through prose and poetry, giving readers unique insights about the world around them, and what lies within their beings as well.

Gregory encapsulates the resplendent diversity of human experience in “A Collection of Writings II.” Using his distinctive literary voice, he guides readers on a journey into the heart of the human condition. His various reflections on people, places and events hold both personal and universal value. Honest, compelling and emotionally accessible, this book tells not only the author’s story, but also the readers’ own.

“In these pages are a collection of my thoughts, which I have written down. I hope all who read these find something useful from them,” Gregory shares. “These all have different meanings for me: happiness, sadness, or ideas about others. All I can hope is you, who read these, enjoy them and find some meaning which will help you in your life quests.”

Readers will find meaning, purpose, and hope in “A Collection of Writings II,” through prose and poetry containing the insights, thoughts and feelings of Gregory.

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About the Author
John Gregory was born and raised in Chicago. He worked his way through Barat College, a small liberal arts school in Lake Forest, Ill., as a cook. His particular passion is delectable, decadent desserts. After graduation, he worked his way up in the elevator industry from tech support and mechanic doing both field installations and maintenance. His inspiration for his poetry comes from the life around him – a word heard is enough to get him started.

A Collection of Writings II * by John R. Gregory
Publication Date: August 21, 2013
Trade Paperback; $15.99; 75 pages; 978-1-4836-7003-4
Trade Hardback; $24.99; 75 pages; 978-1-4836-7004-1
eBook; $3.99; 978-1-4836-7005-8

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