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Poetry Books Don't Sell!

4.8 of 5 stars 4.80  ·  rating details  ·  5 ratings  ·  3 reviews
The poetry in "Poetry Books Don't Sell!" addresses a wide variety of subjects. It is written in various formats or styles, including forty-three rhyming storoems (story-poems), six acrostic poems, five political poems, and twenty-nine free-verse poems. Seven older poems (prize-winners and author’s favorites) are included as lagniappe. These ninety storoems and poems offer ...more
Paperback, 171 pages
Published January 21st 2012 by Lulu Press (first published January 20th 2012)
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Harry Gilleland is a very prolific and eclectic writer. His novels are exciting and attention-grabbing. They will hold the attention for older teenagers and adults alike. His poetry is for those who can understand the nuances and subtle humor, as well as those who enjoy poetry. This book, Poetry Books Don't Sell! is no different. He covers the gamut of poetry with a little prose thrown in for good measure. He has written some more storeoms (story-poems). Added to the mix is rhyming poetry, polit ...more
Harry Jr.
Mar 12, 2012 Harry Jr. rated it 5 of 5 stars  ·  (Review from the author)
"Poetry Books Don't Sell!" addresses a number of 'meaty' topics pertinent to current times, including a child's dealing with the death of her grandmother, one's growing old and becoming a 'senior', sex, reproduction, the abortion controversy, grief at loss of a loved one, war, the Tuskegee Airmen, MLK Day, 'wanton murder, rape, and genocide', political topics from a liberal viewpoint, the mistreatment of the American Indians, having to 'put down' a beloved family pet, gunshots in poor neighborho ...more
Vincent Anton
This poetry book was a pleasure to read. The poems describe a lot of current topics and some very sad ones as well. I like the one “At her mother’s funeral” A select number of poems do stir some inner feelings buried in your unconscious, and that is good!
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Harry Edward Gilleland, Jr. is passionate about writing. His poetry has appeared on numerous Internet poetry forums, in several poetry e-zines, in three multi-author print anthologies of poems and short stories, and now in four of his own published books. Harry has also published five works of prose -- a novella and four novels.

Harry is retired from a career as Professor of Microbiology at LSU He
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