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Friday, May 30, 2008

The Magic of Mechanics.

By Lawrence J. Clark.

Cypress, Texas: American Mutt Press (POB 273, zip 77410), 2006. soft cover, 62 pages ISBN 0-9764591-0-8

Lawrence originally hails from Maine, but he’s made his way on down. Here in his poems, songs, and short narrative, you’ll explore his doings – his admiration of his home life, his teenage awe, his loves, his shock over injustice, his quandaries over the poetical experience. He overcomes his education and writes in accessible lines of common human events. Some is raw and naked, others laden beneath sweet nostalgia.

In his prose he notes his reason for writing and that is to reach people’s hearts and souls. He certainly finds mine as he writes about his first newspaper route.