"The Divine Unknown Everywhere - the light and darkness of it, the hopes and sorrows; the happiness and comedy; in the heart, the sky, the soil, the suns; in the people, the animals, the plants, the seas and bees and trees - that's the only song I wish to sing, the only song worth singing.-- Chuck Taylor Like Jack Kerouac, Taylor moves beyond the grand secular tradition of modern writing into the unknowable landscapes of the spiritual. This book is just what the name implies, a tour through the multiplicities of the human heart, a deconstructive exploration of the interpretive mind, a clever philosophical clutch at the divine sweetness of the human soul waiting beneath the exterior. -- Connie Williams The Prose Poem is one of the more controversial styles in the poetry world as it sounds like a massive contradiction. How can something that is prose be considered poetry? Well, it's not as black and white as that. Prose Poetry removes the line breaks and usual lyrical style while maintaining other poetry qualities. It is a less frightening style for readers who are not familiar with poetry, and a unique style for experienced poetry lovers. This collection seeks to bring readers of all kinds together through the use of poetic narrative, leaving behind the conventional style of poetry and moving into a widely experimental form. Prose Poetry has a good range where it can be taken. Though most are about a page, the pieces can be longer, depending on the artist behind the craft. Readers can expect to see a vastly human nature in the collection; experiencing moments of sympathy for others to the feeling of being alienated in conservative America. Taste, I Say, You're Timeless, is a fantastic beat style work, and one that simply cannot be ignored. It is a timeless collection!http://www.weaselpress.com/#!chuck-taylor/c16ra
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About the Author
Chuck Taylor went to work early, and although it may have inhibited his social skills, the work kept him out of all sorts of trouble, especially as a teenager, innocent and stupid around the ladies. He began mowing lawns and operating a paper route, and then moved on to janitor work and house painting, and later worked as a minor electrician, morgue attendant, lab researcher, cafeteria lineman, dishwasher, daycare worker, part-time records and reference librarian, special collections clerk, bookstore clerk, printer's assistant, furniture mover, children's magician, typist, and soft water salesman. Taylor also worked poets-in-the-schools in Galveston, Beaumont, and Victoria, and as a CETA poet-in-residence for Salt Lake City. As a teacher he has taught at the Universities of Texas at Austin, El Paso, and Tyler, as well as at Austin Community College, Angelo State, and for twenty-five years, Texas A&M in College Station and in Koriyama, Japan. He has been married three times and has three ex-step children, three blood children, and seven grandchildren. Taylor has published two novels, two story collections, two memoirs, and numerous volumes of lined verse and prose poetry. His most recent books are Poet and Vampire and Magical, Fantastical, Alphabetical, Soup. It is not surprising that his first novel, briefly considered for a movie, is called Drifter's Story. He feels his path has been one of stable instability, but he has gotten to know a few places well.