Click to preview Love. . . or Something Like It pocket and trade book

An anthology of Tony Martin's poetry spanning more than 50 years. The poems are clear, conversational, and remarkably diverse in subject and tone. They convey the author's uncommon gift for writing from different perspectives and viewpoints--from a woman in a passionate relationship, to a fighter pilot dropping napalm.


About the Author

Tony Martin
dhkinder12 Arcadia, Missouri, USA

Tony Martin was born in central Kansas, in 1940. In a land that
was often described as plain or boring by tourists passing through,
he found the prairie was anything but dull. The prairie, and the Smoky Hill River which ran past his back door, offered entertainment and adventure. From these two came his love of solitude and the outdoors. His mother, with her frail health and uncertain disposition, taught him that love may masquerade as many things—need, desire, and possessiveness. She also shared with him her love for cats. Louise, a maiden aunt who became his surrogate parent after his mother’s early death, was the model for kindness and compassion he tried to emulate all his life. His grandfather Philip taught him that real love may be too familiar to recognize, and simply abides. Here are the threads that weave his poetry together.

Publish Date  September 07, 2013

Dimensions  Trade  128 pgs   Black and White printing (on cream uncoated paper)

Category  Poetry

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