Launch! Prince Arthur Hotel! September 5. 6:30. Cake and beverage. Meet the Authors.

Launch! Prince Arthur Hotel! September 5. 6:30. Cake and beverage. Meet the Authors.
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Monday, May 30, 2011

Stand Back - Poetry Exploding

The new book of poems by Martin B. Hicks, In the Realm of Fantasy: Poems Mainly Narrative, combines traditional poetic forms with contemporary context.


Rife with Hick’s clever illustrations, word play, puns, cryptograms, running comments, puzzles and other intricacies, the poet has also added a how-to essay on the writing of poetry.

In the Realm of Fantasy anything can happen and frequently does. You’ll encounter a wide assortment of characters pursuing their usual/unusual occupations inside a highly controversial castle and its lowly village.

Any resemblance to anyone living or dead is not coincidental.

Glossed over with picturesque details, suffused with corrosive cynicism, randomly appear in chronic-non-logical order such sundry types as a do-nothing king, a hands-on inquisitor, an academic Bluebeard, an earthy gravedigger and an aerial hairstylist, among others.

Throw into the mix a midnight baker, flowery diction and the result it is good read. One where the royal line is preserved.

The book will sell for $24 shekels. Look for it in the local book stores in about three weeks.

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