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Ed Gold

Sundown- a life in poetry-from childhood to first love, loss, bewilderment, aging-and acceptance. There are many forms of poetry here, including the fugue, haibun, haiku, and one of Ed's favorites-the cento. Centos created out of product names, classic haikus, lost Elizabethan words, Trumpian crazy talk, and Neruda's questions. For an exciting read, these poems by Ed Gold show great skill, and more important, great heart.

Book Details

  • Publisher: Finishing Line Press
  • Publish Date: Nov 10th, 2023
  • Pages: 44
  • Language: English
  • Dimensions: 8.50in - 5.50in - 0.11in - 0.15lb
  • EAN: 9798888383995
  • Categories: Subjects & Themes - Love & Erotica

About the Author

Gold, Ed: - Ed is a graduate of the Johns Hopkins University Writing Seminars and taught for many years at the University of Maryland. He has a chapbook, Owl, and poems in the Ekphrastic Review, Petigru Review, New Verse News, Think, New York Quarterly, Kakalak, and many others. For the South Carolina Poetry Society, Ed runs the Skylark poetry contest for SC high school poets. He lives in Charleston, South Carolina, with his wife Amy and their dog Edie.
Praise for this book
You will strike gold and silver and the hard granite of poetry in Ed Gold's new chapbook, Sundown. In twenty-seven well-wrought poems we get an entire life, starting with a boy's shenanigans at Hebrew school, to grandfatherhood. Rollicking centos, haibuns, experiments in intertextuality and unique takes on history and scripture will wow you. But more important than the brilliance, is the heart that shines through the verbal dexterity. In the words of an old fifties song, You gotta have heart. These poems have it-prepare to chuckle, catch your breath, and perhaps tear-up a bit while reading Ed Gold's Sundown.

-Richard Garcia