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The Plumber's Apprentice
by Joe Weil
Poetry. THE PLUMBER'S APPRENTICE differs from Weil's previous work in that it charts the nature of suffering beyond the limits of his working class "Elizabeth" and focuses more deeply on two aspects of his life: his Irish Catholic sense of communion, with the living and the dead (all who have gone forth marked with the sign of faith), and the essential solitude of being a ...more
Paperback, 104 pages
Published August 17th 2009 by NYQ Books
(first published 2009)
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This poetry collection is divided into three sections: There Goes the Neighborhood, How Holy, and It's Like This. The first paints portraits of people in the working class, in love, and in pain. The second tackles spirituality/philosophy through different poetic form, such as haiku and various rhyme form. The third plays with the poetic form even more. For me, Weil's best poems are honest portrayals of relationships, whether they’re exposing the quirkiness or passion or jealousy--he puts his hea ...more