“These humans, who chase after the stars, are called poets.”
Lawrence, Jul 17, 2020 (Issuewire.com) - New Poetry Collection by Mark Scheel, Photo Illustrations by Joseph Maino, ISBN-13: 978-1-941237-56-4.
"Beat and Midwestern life meet and intersect as do NYC and 9/11 as well as retirement and gardening (where a wife's hands are described so lovingly). It is a book that holds a blessed personal history, one we can now all enjoy." --Kevin Rabas, author of Bird's Horn and Lisa's Flying Electric Piano.
Mark Scheel's Star Chaser is "a creative burst exploring the relationships among ancient legend, the life cycle, the autobiographical and modern day angst."
"Star Chaser is divided into three sections: "Yesterday," "Today" and "Tomorrow." This division signifies the reality all of us must confront living our lives.
Throughout the collection, many of the poems are given an added richness and extended implication via the accomplished photography of Joseph Maino.
Such is the scope and beauty of Star Chaser. While Mr. Scheel may still deem himself poetically a "star chaser," it is clear that, like the Northern Lights themselves, he has illuminated our horizon with a book of poetry that transcends the emotionally empty and hollow halls of academe and reaches out, longingly and lovingly, to grasp and finally catch those faraway stars." --Glen Enloe, author of When Cowboys Rode Away.
Available at Anamcara Press https://anamcara-press.com/product/star-chaser/, Barnes & Noble https://www.barnesandnoble.com/w/star-chaser-mark-scheel/1136925389?ean=9781941237540, Amazon https://www.amazon.com/dp/1941237541/ref=cm_sw_em_r_mt_dp_U_Q.KeFbVCFDRB2, and your favorite bookseller!
Reach the author at: https://www.pw.org/directory/writers/mark_scheel
author of And Eve Said Yes: Seven Stories and a Novella
author of A Backward View: Stories and Poems
former prose editor Kansas City Voices magazine
recipient of the J. Donald Coffin Memorial Book Award
recipient of the Nostalgia Poetry Award
928 Rhode Island Street
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