A Pocketful of Poems by Craig Pugh
Multi-volume and multi-genre poet and author Craig Pugh introduces us to a volume of his poetry, “A Pocketful of Poems”:
Craig Pugh's poetry ranges from the silly to the sublime, the cosmic to the comedic, and the tragic to the absurd. His work and images never get too far away from readers because he deals with things we all see every day. This makes him accessible and comfortable to read since he doesn't deal in abstractions. So we see poems about coffee, cats and love "in all its messy glory," as the author likes to say. Incredibly, twenty-five of his poems are about poems and poets. He does adhere to rhyme and structure, but works new ground by incorporating contemporary images and situations into his poems. Mirth and intensity are two of his defining characteristics; "Sex Slave" and "A River of Stars" demonstrate this. These are poems about living. The author knows how to laugh, and he knows how to cry. He ranges so far and wide that readers of all ages will find something to chuckle at, wonder about, or just plain shake their heads at.
I loved these poems! They are fun and a pleasure to read. Craig seems like the funny guy who lives just down the block and he can bring laughter and mirth to the dourest face.
I enjoyed these poems so much and recommend them without reservation.
5 stars from me!
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Poems for Pickin’ by Craig Pugh
Multi-volume and multi-genre poet and author Craig Pugh introduces us to a volume of his poetry, “Poems for Pickin’”:
These pure prairie poems range from the silly to the sublime, the cosmic to the comedic, and the tragic to the absurd. The author's interests in astronomy, astrology and mythology make much of his poetry particularly colorful. While the volume starts out invoking pleasant scenes of bygone eras and neighborhood bars, it ends up with poetry on world events that is frighteningly real: January 6, guns, democracy, and dictators. And of course, Ukraine. Replete through all of these verses are deep insights into human relationships, and a quest for spirituality.
Some of these poems are funny and lighthearted, while others are serious and penned with a heavy heart! There is more than one theme running across the pages, divorce, death, despondency with politics and more. Craig brings it all out for a good airing.
4.9 stars from me.
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