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A Little Twist of the Pen: A Poetic Collective of the Unexpected


An earlier publisher begged me to collect all of my “kickers”, as he called them, in a separate volume because of the expressed enjoyment of my readers. I never got around to it until now, decades later. The majority of these offerings have never seen print although some have been published in few prior collections. I include all because this printing would not be complete without them. The “twists” at the end of these stories (lyric free verse is a “story form” of poetry) snap the reader to a different meaning than the body of the poem at first suggests, and often beckons to reread the effort. 

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About William Harger

William Harger holds a BS in Aeronautical Engineering and an MA in the Social Sciences. He cofounded the National Environmental Educational Development in Shasta County, California, at Whiskeytown Lake in 1970 which continues to this day to enlighten and 5th and 6th graders. 

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Excerpt from the Book


Life screams
from the open blue…
to center around you
when you least expect it.
I don’t know why
It sounds so fine...

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$12.00 / Perfectbound
ISBN: 9781457550591
112 pages
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