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Poies: A New Beginning
Poies: A New Beginning (Book One of the Poies Series). What are Poies? They are vignettes that aren't quite poems, not quite stories, but a combination of the two. Even though they are short, they'll impact you in ways much deeper than you can imagine.
Published March 9th 2012 by Packed House Publications
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A friend lended me this book on Nook's LendMe system for Christmas, and it was a nice gift. Not as powerful as Life: As Fragile as Dust, but Worthington's well-written prose still shines through in Poies: A New Beginning. Again, Worthington returns to the short story genre, and puts a small twist on it: poems+stories=poies. I'm not sure if he meant to make a specific blend of poetry and prose, or just mix poems and short stories in one book, but whichever it is, it makes for a good read. Another ...more
A friend of a friend recommended this book to me, and I'm glad I read it. Poies: A New Beginning is a collection of short stories and poetry mixed into one, and it provides for a relaxing read on a lazy Sunday. The stories are wildly varied; one moment I was laughing from Worthington's dark humor, and at the next, I was on the verge of tears, especially due to one poie, "Charcoal Man." Overall, I'd recommend this sweet and short story collection.