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John Davis

Blues in D minor, big bellies over factory belts, and Elvis Presley license plates-Gigs is a collection of poems that shows us the gentle beauty of ordinary life. Davis's language breathes, without labor. His metaphors fit tight. And the rhythm of each word keeps pace with our innermost beats. Absolutely every poem in this book hammers a rightly strung chord.

Book Details

  • Publisher: Skywater Publishing Cooperative Ltd
  • Publish Date: Apr 15th, 2024
  • Pages: 90
  • Language: English
  • Dimensions: 9.00in - 6.00in - 0.22in - 0.32lb
  • EAN: 9798869297563
  • Categories: American - GeneralSubjects & Themes - Places

About the Author

Davis, John: - John Davis is the author of two poetry collections, Gigs and The Reservist. He is a polio survivor and a Coast Guard veteran. Currently, he resides on an island in Puget Sound, Washington, and teaches high school while moonlighting in blues and rock 'n' roll bands.His poems have appeared in DMQ Review, Iron Horse Literary Review and many other literary journals.

Praise for this book

"The lines in John Davis's poems saunter and slide with a rhythm that shows music is the heartbeat and blood of his life."

-Michael Spence, author of Crush Deep and The Spine

"You don't need to be a millionaire to enjoy the best of life, Gigs is a collection of poetry focusing on the simpler things and how to enjoy them. Davis speaks plainly yet beautifully."

-Midwest Book Review