Pot and Sticks
Collected poems by Charles A Poole, published posthumously. Poole lived a minimalist life out in nature, not unlike Henry David Thoreau. He was a passionate recluse, socially uncomfortable, yet oddly extroverted and conversational. Poole had a rough childhood, the son of an angry father with a big secret, and eventually turned to drug use as a coping mechanism. His poetry is sometimes reminiscent of Emily Dickinson, other times of Ernest Hemingway. Sometimes humorous, sometimes full of pathos, his poetry is short and to the point. This collection is edited by Joshua Gray.