The day has finally arrived. Many thanks to Underground Voices, editor C.Powell, and the wonderfully gifted artist Cecilia Ferreiara. All have combined their efforts to help make "Scarred Canvas" a great book. If the book fails on any level, the blame can only be placed upon my shoulders.
Victoria Hooper is the editor of Pulluto, the award winning print journal from the UK. It is known for its specualtive fiction, artwork...and my occasional articles or poems. If you haven't read a copy yet, I strongly encourage you to do so.
I sent Victoria a text of "Scarred Canvas" asking for a review. My only condition was (good or bad) I wanted honesty. I am not sure I needed to say that to someone like Victoria, but I said it nonetheless.
"There are little points of haunting beauty in every poem, no matter how grim the subject, that show that life can be cruel and spectacular at once. I don’t think the poems, grim and hard-hitting as they are, would have meant quite as much without these moments." --Victoria Hooper
Complete Review: Vicky Thinks: Scarred Canvas
"The only reason a man has to write poetry is to hang on, that's how poetry “saves” a poet, tight to the end of the rope, while below us is the maw of oblivion. RC's poetry has kept him breathing, & us listening at that edge of a thread, or needle, thank fucking God." -- Ron Androla
"...these poems explode from the page as shrapnel, lodged in the mind for days." --Stephen Byrne, The Ranting Beast
Paperback: 66 pages
Publisher: Underground Voices 6-15-13
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Seems a copy of "Introducing The Hobo Poets", a collection of 5 UK poets, and I. Has become somewhat of a collector item. I have found 1 copy avaiable for $39.96 on Amazon.com from the book seller Serendipity UnLtd, in Delaware: The Hobo Poets