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D'liberate Ramblings

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In D'liberate Ramblings, Leo continues to write from the deepest places that life touches us, expressing his thoughts in a way we can all relate to. In "Words and Why," he writes, "What I know for sure/Is that I am nothing without words..." Words sustain, elevate, and connect Leo Shelton. As the poems he writes indicate, they are also the anchor that allows him to safely r ...more
Paperback, 108 pages
Published May 9th 2009 by Tugson Press
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Jul 01, 2009 rated it liked it
Shelves: poetry, first-reads
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What I know for sure
Is that I am nothing without words

D'liberate Ramblings, Leo Shelton's new collection of poems from Tugson Press, opens with what every poet knows (or suspects). The poems come back again and again to words -- what leads to the act of writing, what brings forth language, how the poems have found their shape and meaning.

Shelton's poems are long and straight, poems that explore the act of writing, poems that beg to be rea
Jun 03, 2009 rated it it was ok
Shelves: first-reads, poetry
I am officially not a poetry kind of person. I can't write it, and I can never tell if I'm reading it right. I suspect that some people would tell me that, since it's poetry, there is no right or wrong way to read it, but I always feel like I'm missing something. It doesn't have the impact on me that I think poetry should. Which is probably a large part of why I'm not a poetry kind of person. I over-think it. Except when I under-think it, I guess.

As a non-poetry person, I don't feel qualified to
Jul 01, 2009 rated it it was ok
Shelves: poetry, won
I have never written any kind of review of anything really but I won a copy of this from goodreads (awhile ago) and thought I should write some kind of review of it. I thought it was very strong poetry. Very masculine. The poetry also has rhythem. As if there were beats and pauses, like music.
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A writer, author, poet, educator, scholar, and a self-proclaimed life long learner and student of life, he credits his mom (Carolyn – “Tug”) as the most influential connection and influence on his creative foundation. Growing up in Nashville, Tennessee, he began to journal, write short stories and poetry at the very early age of 10 years old. It was there, surrounding his emotional development, th ...more
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