I think it is amazing that I have a book out. There was no sign of my being a poet in any of my schooling, especially in the free world. I flunked all of my English and language classes, and did not pick up reading until I lost my physical freedom.
I became a student in life, learning whatever I could, seeking out new things to know and do. This led to my meeting some splendid people, and to reading and studying some fascinating books. I gained a love and appreciation for the arts, for language, and for English. One must love and be love to be real – to walk in your own shoes.
I offer these poems of realness with an open heart, mind, and soul. I hope this book inspires you to be you, and to walk in your own realness – to stay real, forever glowing and growing.
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By Anja Rydén
Mar 3, 2011
Review of Longer Ago "Longer Ago captivates the heart with imagery as real and vivid as life. I feel the restlessness and danger in “No Beauty In Cell Bars” and experience the longing so vividly described. I take the journey to the desert in “Home Boys” like I’m watching a scene in a movie. I glimpse a man’s love and longing and dreams. I see the details through his eyes in “Window Sill” of life in unlikely places. I hear his silent revolution in “Misdirections” and witness the wonder of a poet discovering his poetry. I fly through the universe on the wind, past the full moon riding the words of this book, gently landing on “Beauty In Cell Bars” where Spoon eloquently reminds me to let flow “the dam we build to stop the universal love, the light”. All of this from a man behind bars who has been to depths in the heart and soul that few of us reach. Longer Ago is truly a captivating, soul-provoking, beautiful collection of realness in words." Michelle McAfee Performing... More > Singer/Songwriter Awake Now Records (Creator/Owner)< Less
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