Days Like These/Poetry
Author: Tom McCoy
Publication Date: January 2004
Trade Paperback; 5.5 x 8.5, 130 pages; includes introduction, TOC
Distributed by: Independent Publishers Group
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The first collection of poems by Arizona poet/naturalist Tom McCoy. These poems are vibrant, at times bittersweet, with an underlying theme of the human relationship to environment. McCoy has a unique gift. This first book of poems will undoubtedly mark him as a major figure in American verse. Affordable gift for all occasions.
From The Wilderness Days Like These spotlights important new voice in
reason Tom McCoy, now in his late 50’s, has not pursued publication
prior to Days Like These is quite simple: the thought never occurred to
him. For McCoy, writing poetry is a right way of living, a kind of
prayer or spiritual contemplation perhaps, a deeply personal act that is
as private as it is profound. The idea of his work being read by
strangers in strange lands, although not appalling to McCoy, never
crossed his mind.
he shares his poetry with friends, family, and the local community of
Silver City, New Mexico, going beyond the bounds of his own environment
struck McCoy as somehow unnatural. Readers everywhere will be thrilled
that McCoy decided – with a lot of urging from author John Gist (CrowHeart,
Lizard Dreaming of Birds) – to share his gift with the world.