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The poetry in "Poetry Books Don't Sell!" addresses a wide variety of subjects. It is written in various formats or styles, including forty-three rhyming storoems (story-poems), six acrostic poems, five political poems, and twenty-nine free-verse poems. Seven older poems (prize-winners and author’s favorites) are included as lagniappe. These ninety storoems and poems offer The poetry in "Poetry Books Don't Sell!" addresses a wide variety of subjects. It is written in various formats or styles, including forty-three rhyming storoems (story-poems), six acrostic poems, five political poems, and twenty-nine free-verse poems. Seven older poems (prize-winners and author’s favorites) are included as lagniappe. These ninety storoems and poems offer the reader hours upon hours of reading pleasure.


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The poetry in "Poetry Books Don't Sell!" addresses a wide variety of subjects. It is written in various formats or styles, including forty-three rhyming storoems (story-poems), six acrostic poems, five political poems, and twenty-nine free-verse poems. Seven older poems (prize-winners and author’s favorites) are included as lagniappe. These ninety storoems and poems offer The poetry in "Poetry Books Don't Sell!" addresses a wide variety of subjects. It is written in various formats or styles, including forty-three rhyming storoems (story-poems), six acrostic poems, five political poems, and twenty-nine free-verse poems. Seven older poems (prize-winners and author’s favorites) are included as lagniappe. These ninety storoems and poems offer the reader hours upon hours of reading pleasure.

36 review for Poetry Books Don't Sell!

  1. 5 out of 5

    Deb

    An excellent book of poetry. I highly recommend this book!

  2. 5 out of 5

    Manna 29

    I want to read this book but I don't know how I want to read this book but I don't know how

  3. 5 out of 5

    Katherine

    Harry Gilleland is a very prolific and eclectic writer. His novels are exciting and attention-grabbing. They will hold the attention for older teenagers and adults alike. His poetry is for those who can understand the nuances and subtle humor, as well as those who enjoy poetry. This book, Poetry Books Don't Sell! is no different. He covers the gamut of poetry with a little prose thrown in for good measure. He has written some more storeoms (story-poems). Added to the mix is rhyming poetry, polit Harry Gilleland is a very prolific and eclectic writer. His novels are exciting and attention-grabbing. They will hold the attention for older teenagers and adults alike. His poetry is for those who can understand the nuances and subtle humor, as well as those who enjoy poetry. This book, Poetry Books Don't Sell! is no different. He covers the gamut of poetry with a little prose thrown in for good measure. He has written some more storeoms (story-poems). Added to the mix is rhyming poetry, political poetry, acrostic, free verse and a bonus in the form of flash fiction and prize-winning poems as well as some of his favorites. Pick your favorite and go there or start at the beginning. You will enjoy your sojourn into Harry Gilleland’s writing world in either case. And if you buy this book it might make him re-think the title. My favorite poetry has always been anything humorous. Mr. Gilleland excels in that poetic genre. Take for example The Used-to Age: “I’m now what they call a “senior”, having reached the age of 65. I’m retired, a job a thing I used to have. Life is good. I’m happy to be alive.” He describes what led up to his retirement and finishes with: “At my age society considers me spent. Senior is what they call me; it’s my label. I wonder where all my past abilities went. I’m “used-to”, since I’m no longer able. Wait until you are a “used-to”, then you will understand – or maybe you already do. Harry E. Gilleland, Jr. is a southerner, born in Macon, Georgia and now residing in Shreveport, Louisiana with his wife, Linda. He retired in 2004 and now can spend all of his time with his passion for writing. During his ‘formative years’, he was a teacher of microbiology and a researcher. He attended the University of Georgia, where he earned a B.S. and a M.S. He returned from three years in the Army to go on to earn his Ph. D. in Microbiology from the University of Georgia and completed a two-year fellowship at the University of Western Ontario. In 1975, he joined the faculty at Louisiana State University Health Sciences Center in Shreveport, Louisiana.

  4. 4 out of 5

    Harry Jr.

    "Poetry Books Don't Sell!" addresses a number of 'meaty' topics pertinent to current times, including a child's dealing with the death of her grandmother, one's growing old and becoming a 'senior', sex, reproduction, the abortion controversy, grief at loss of a loved one, war, the Tuskegee Airmen, MLK Day, 'wanton murder, rape, and genocide', political topics from a liberal viewpoint, the mistreatment of the American Indians, having to 'put down' a beloved family pet, gunshots in poor neighborho "Poetry Books Don't Sell!" addresses a number of 'meaty' topics pertinent to current times, including a child's dealing with the death of her grandmother, one's growing old and becoming a 'senior', sex, reproduction, the abortion controversy, grief at loss of a loved one, war, the Tuskegee Airmen, MLK Day, 'wanton murder, rape, and genocide', political topics from a liberal viewpoint, the mistreatment of the American Indians, having to 'put down' a beloved family pet, gunshots in poor neighborhoods at night, the important of any one death, babies born to drug-addicted, unwed, teenage mothers, Americans acting like Nazis, etc. These storoems and poems will give the reader plenty of substance to ponder. In addition, the book also contains humorous poems, along with more sentimental, 'feel-good' poems. The poetry in "Poetry Books Don't Sell!" will make the reader think, engage the reader emotionally, or bring a smile to her/his face. This book will take the reader on a journey well worth taking.

  5. 5 out of 5

    Vincent Anton

    This poetry book was a pleasure to read. The poems describe a lot of current topics and some very sad ones as well. I like the one “At her mother’s funeral” A select number of poems do stir some inner feelings buried in your unconscious, and that is good! Give it a try. Vincent

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    Dwight Zimmerman

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