Wednesday, March 19, 2014

A Pleasant Poetry Book

Tom Mach is an award winning novelist. He's also an award winning poet. He's also owner of his own press.
In addition, he has a website that promotes his work.

His most recent book of poetry, The Museum Muse, is a thought provoking, pleasant journey through the museums in our life. Tom contends that these museums are not all housed in buildings. We find the museums in our life in the arts, music, history, science and more. We carry these museums with us through life and look at them in different perspectives as we grow and age. 

In one passage, he says Life itself is an interweave of different museums, a moire of dissimilar fabrics of experience all woven together to produce the whole of who we really were, are, or want to be.

The book is a pleasant read and tends to stay with you. I found myself wanting to read it again. When I did, I found more in it than the first time around. I have no doubt that I'll read it again. It's a great book to enjoy while drinking a cup of tea or coffee. Illustrations scattered throughout add to the pleasure found within its covers. It's the kind of book that could become an old friend.

Another quote from the author as to why he wrote the book:
Actress Audrey Hepburn once said that “Living is like tearing through a museum. Not until later do you really start absorbing what you saw, thinking about it, looking it up in a book, and remembering—because you can’t take it in all at once.”

Order the book or kindle version on Amazon or from Hill Song Press directly $10 ppd. Send for it at Hill Song Press, PO Box 486, Lawrence, KS 66044

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