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Empire of the Mind

4.75  ·  Rating details ·  12 ratings  ·  5 reviews
Roger DeBlanck’s third book, Empire of the Mind, is an extraordinary collection of his selected poems. Written over the span of nearly twenty-five years, these poems evoke the same type of conscientious awareness, vivid imagery, and emotional impact that are trademarks of his fiction. In the Preface to this book, DeBlanck expresses his reverence for literature and how he c ...more
Paperback, 120 pages
Published November 14th 2014 by Blue Cliffs Books (first published November 11th 2014)
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Jonathan Sturak
Nov 29, 2014 rated it it was amazing
As a fan of Roger DeBlanck's writing, I was excited when I found out he was releasing a poetry collection. Roger gives us a window into the soul of life with this collection. From the effects of war on the human spirit to the effects of the environment on the animal world, Roger writes in such a vivid way that it causes one to pause and to ponder. Each poem has its place in the greater whole and a poem can be enjoyed lying in bed before sleep or standing in line to buy lunch.

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Aug 08, 2016 rated it really liked it
"I Read, Pause, Think, and Write/Type"

The poem book title threw me a curved ball, "Empire of the Mind". In using Google search engine, there were at least 3 other authors using this title part to begin their books. . Mr. DeBlanck's book title did not come up even after looking thru 5 pages. After this, I simply typed his last name to the title and Google immediately finds the title and author. For this my review was a 4 star rating provided by Amazon. Wish there was a 4.5 rating of which it shou
Nov 30, 2014 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
Poetry is an amazing art where the poet has attained a contemplative level our souls yearn to know. Poetry envelops you. The inspired poems from Empire of the Mind offer a unique experience for the reader with this gifted art form. Just a word, a line, a stanza, or the entire poem is imagination unfurled. Seldom in one book of poetry will you find a collection of so many poems to love and tuck away in your memory. Empire of the Mind transcends many emotions. It may be peace or frustration, joy o ...more
Nancy Nelson
Mar 31, 2015 rated it really liked it
I found the poems in Roger DeBlanck's book, real and realistic in their presentation of many different topics over many years. Roger's unique way of describing his viewpoints are refreshing and insightful.

Some poems are heavy with really thought-provoking subjects like...poverty living; death by inches, the first atom; what's in the air we breathe, and life in Gaza. Lighter more sweet poems leaving me smiling to rethink; rose petals that migrate into one's blood stream; rainfall as a glint of h
Dec 01, 2014 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
These poems will inspire you and make you think about the effects of history and your place in the world. Some of the poems are about nature, others have a political undertone with a call to awareness and action, and others are wonderful verses to celebrate life. You will feel a sense of your soul's connection to the universe. The faith poems make you see the importance of how beliefs can unite us. Even if poetry is not your type of reading, try this book and experience the inspiration poems can ...more
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Roger DeBlanck is the author of four novels: Prayers from the Far Quarter, The Destruction of Silence, The Sky Buries All Sorrow, and The Ramos Brothers Trust Castro and Kennedy. He also has a book of poetry, Empire of the Mind. He has a bachelor’s degree in English from the University of Nevada, Las Vegas and a master’s degree in Information Science from the University of Wisconsin-Milwaukee. He ...more

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