New Poetry Book, STANZAS AND STUFF, is Released
Stanzas and Stuff was written by author Joan Norman Cook with the explicit purpose of making her readers aware of their innate and often subliminal preconceptions of the various issues permeating their environment. She particularly wished to do so using poetry, in order to push the boundaries of the medium in conveying ideas and themes infused with thoughts pertaining to substantial real world subjects. Aside from rhymes and verses, it also includes a page-turning thriller of a novelette, as the author strives to transcend the limitations of genres and styles to present something new and different to her readers.
Stanzas and Stuff covers a wide range of pertinent issues in society today. The themes covered are diverse, philosophical and also worldly - encompassing such topics such as corruption, seduction and domestic violence. It is a book that even the busiest person has time to read because of its fast paced and dynamic presentation. Many age groups can relate to its contents, written to inspire hope and, with a bit of luck, discussion about the diverse subject matter. Most of all, it is a book which takes the reader on an emotional journey which has been conjured in the author's imagination, observation and personal experience.
"Ultimately, I want booklovers to be still thinking about what they have read long after they have closed the book," Cook says.