Laughter Includes the Word
Revealed, A Life of Poetry
by Doug Snelson
Pub Date 15 Jan 2019
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With writings. spanning more than five decades, award-winning author and literacy champion Doug Snelson shares a selection of verse reflecting his unique poetic perspective on the special and everyday events of his life in Laughter Includes the Word: Revealed, A Life of Poetry.
Included in the collection are copies of original handwritten drafts as well as original typewritten drafts from his Olivetti-Underwood typewriter. Each poem is accompanied by a brief commentary about the circumstances of its composition and the year it was written.
Winner in the Poetry category from the Mom's Choice Award (Gold), National Association of Booksellers Pinnacle Achievement Award (Gold) and the New York City Big Book Awards (Distinguished Favorite).
From well known poet Neeli Cherkovski author or editor of more than 20 books of poetry:
"The poems of Doug Snelson came as a surprise. I embraced their originality from the moment I began reading them, one by one. I was immediately taken by Snelson's individualistic view of things and his ability to make our old words work again, even to sing. His distinctive vision, with its emphasis on the ordinary life around us, is well worth the reading. The poet accomplishes what every poet should aspire toward--he instructs on how to see and hear with aplomb."