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As Clean as a Bone

Saturday, March 2, 2019

A Little Black Boy Pauses to Listen

Each year, the Eric Hoffer Award presents the da Vinci Eye to books with superior cover artwork. Cover art is judged on both content and style. The da Vinci Eye is given in honor of the historic artist, scientist, and inventor Leonardo da Vinci. This is an additional distinction beneath the Eric Hoffer Award umbrella.

We received word yesterday morning that Emmett Wheatfall’s book, As Clean as a Bone, had been nominated!

Here’s one of my favorite poems from Emmet’s collection:

I walk nowhere
With baritone voice offend
Naked trees shiver
A little white girl pauses to listen
Crumpled leaves scatter
On the park bench is
Leaves of Grass
by
Walt Whitman

Negro ballers keep hooping
Bassinets sit unfurled
Lovers bask in memories past
Dope fiends fiend
I walk nowhere
With baritone voice
Read aloud
The Homeboy Songs
by
Robert Lashley

A little black boy pauses to listen
Naked trees shiver

Thank you,

Eric Muhr
Publisher, Fernwood Press

     

ABOUT FERNWOOD PRESS

A not-for-profit literary imprint, Fernwood Press promotes poetry collections that speak to the human capacity for spiritual experience.

     

UPCOMING TITLE

I was raised in a house of water by juniper klatt
(April 2019)

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