SPEAKING UP in Poetry & Prose
Author: Jack J. Prather
e-Book $9: www.futurenowpublishing.com
SPEAKING UP in Poetry & Prose presents 50 pieces with Back-Stories and Briefs designed to stimulate thought and discussion in groups and classrooms, and among families and friends (the Statue of Liberty on the cover has a tear in her eye).
The first original collection to specifically provide insights, analyses and opinions about political, religious, societal and life issues important to all 21st-century Americans was written in mid-2006 by Prather, an award-winning columnist, editor and freelance writer. He hopes to launch a new issue-based genre of poetry and prose through newsletters and contests.
The material is written in traditional, non-traditional and experimental formats. Topics range from: the Iraq War to global warming, flag-burning to 'Under God' in the Pledge, African suffering to stem-cell research, immigration to eminent domain, taxes to healthcare costs, bullying to obsession, zealotry to intolerance, iner-racial adoption to gay marriage, the 2nd Amendment to capitol punishment, choice to hypocrisy, et al . . . with haiku, too. (Yes, there really are poems about eminent domain and stem-cell research.)
The book was inroduced in January at www.publishamerica.com and is available at online bookstores such as Amazon and Barnes & Noble, and at most bookstores by order (ISBN 1424108713). Further information about the book, e-book or "Speaking Up" newsletters and contests is available at www.futurenowpublishing.com.