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This thematic selection of the best of the material produced by the performance poet since the mid-1970s is designed to appeal to a broad range of readers of all ages. Some of the subjects are serious, such as love and death, and some are more ephemeral, including daydreams and today's best friend, offering a wide variety of fun and reflective verse. ...more
Paperback, 192 pages
Published August 1st 2002 by Lion Books
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David
Oct 30, 2012 rated it it was amazing
I love Steve's poems. They are at times funny, sarcastic, challenging, moving and thought-provoking: sometimes all at once. This webpage contains sixteen of his poems, but the book contains a lot of gems not in that set.

My favourite has to be Creed, but I also like these shorter poems:
Gun
What is a gun for?
A gun is for making things.
What does it make?
Orphans, widows,
grief ...

Prayer
Fell fast asleep
While saying a prayer.
When I woke up
Found God was still there.

The God Letters
The Lord Go
...more
Michael P.
Aug 19, 2012 rated it really liked it
These are probably not poems for the ages. They lack subtlety, or to put it another way, many have the impact of a bumper sticker, but there is a place for that. I may not admire his works as much as I do the better known poets in the Western canon, but they are a heck of a lot of fun to read. I fundamentally disagree with Turner about a lot of things, especially religion, but who can resist:
History repeats itself.
Has to.
No one listens.
? Give Turner a try.
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