Won't Be Long
Poems Short, Poems Shorter, Poems Shortest
by Solonche, J. R.
Publication Date: Nov 2016
Paperback 5 x 7; 182 pages
A progression in verse by way of decreasing duration ie. length of lines and numbers of words -while the purport remains provocative, humorous, poignantly astute.
Michael Meyerhofer said about Won’t Be Long: “Sweet Jesus, this is great stuff!”
Four-time Pushcart Prize nominee as well as Best of the Net nominee, J.R. Solonche, Professor Emeritus of English at the State University of New York- Orange County, has been publishing poetry in magazines, journals, and anthologies since the early 70s. Among the 300 or so print and on-line publications in which his work has appeared are The American Scholar, The New Criterion, The Journal of the American Medical Association, Poetry Northwest, The Progressive, The North American Review, Poet Lore, Poetry East, Rattle, Barrow Street, The Hampden-Sydney Poetry Review, The Atlanta Review, Salmagundi, Yankee Magazine, The Literary Review, Natural Bridge, Nimrod, Fugue, the Anthology of Magazine Verse & Yearbook of American Poetry, Visiting Frost: Poems Inspired by the Life and Work of Robert Frost, Mixed Voices: Contemporary Poems about Music, Facing the Change: Personal Encounters with Global Warming, Dogs Singing: A Tribute Anthology, and A Ritual to Read Together: Poems in Conversation with William Stafford.
J.R. Solonche is the author of Beautiful Day, also available on this Website.