This poetry is an uncompromising criticism of materialistic America, the most powerful since Howl, and more artistic. The revolution of which he espeaks is the one that humankind has waged forever against aristocracies of privilege and wealth, and against entrenched authority denying freedom and opportunity to the common person. Pierson s poetry is strong, aggressive, and lyrical. It is politically neutral. He asserts he does not write poems for poets but for the common person. He prefers poetry as a medium because it is precise, feeling that within prose ideas get lost in a flood of words. It is his hope that poetry will once again convey ideas to the public with passion, becoming the forceful vehicle for communication that it has been through the centuries.
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Duane Robert Pierson s early schooling was in a one-room schoolhouse, no plumbing, no electricity, etc. He has been awarded a Bachelor of Arts in biology and history from the University of Alabama, and a Master of Science and Doctor of Philosophy from Cornell University. He has taught elementary school, high school, and has been a college professor. Among the subjects taught are English, creative writing, poetry, history, science, and ethics. His considerable management experience includes having served as a corporate chief executive officer. He has been a management and leadership consultant, and a public speaker. He also founded of several organizations within the environmental/conservation field. Among his other experiences are being an infantry officer, athlete, art gallery owner, stonemason, farming, and photography. Over the years he has written and published extensively.Review:
This collection of poetry is a call to arms. It is an attempt to awaken numb souls and frightened spirits of America. Brilliantly written and intense, these poems stay with you long after the book is finished. Finally we have a poet who writes incendiary words for the common people. I loved it. --Chris Bowe, Owner Longfellow Books
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Book Description Integritas Publishing, 2006. Paperback. Book Condition: Brand New. first edition. 69 pages. 8.80x5.80x0.30 inches. In Stock. Bookseller Inventory # 1424308623