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Truth, focus and poignancy are refreshing, centering elements in the troubled terrain of 2009.

"The Bends" is Eric Slocum's collection of 25 free verse poems from the last 10-years. Eric's first book of poetry "New Words" sold more than 2-thousand copies in 1996.

In this collection, Eric explores time, religion, hope, loss, family and infinity.

There is a scientific twist to many of the works in "The Bends."

One poem from the chapbook, "the inspiration to write," has been featured on the nationally syndicated radio program "Coast to Coast" and published on the show's website.

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About the Author

Eric Slocum
Eric Slocum is a writer, journalist and Emmy award-winning television reporter. He is the author of New Words (Children’s Hospital Publications,1996), a book of poetry which sold more than two-thousand copies through Independent Booksellers in Seattle to raise money for a Pediatric Aids Endowment. Slocum is the recipient of the National Education Association Award for the Advancement of Learning through Broadcasting. Other winners of this award include such notables as Tom Brokaw, Nightline and The Hallmark Channel. He is the winner of an Emmy award for news series reporting on The Origins of the Beatles in England. And his reporting resume includes Emmy nominations for reporting on AIDS, and Dangerous Cults. Slocum is a working journalist for more than three decades, covering the Persian Gulf War from Saudi Arabia in 1990. Eric Slocum is a member of the Pacific Northwest Writers Association, The Society of Professional Journalists, and American Federation of Television and Radio.

Publish Date  March 10, 2009

Dimensions  Pocket  38 pgs Black and White printing (on cream uncoated paper)

Category  Poetry

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