The Treasury of American Folk Poetry

by Joseph C. Pagan



Book Details

Language : English
Publication Date : 4/10/2012

Format : Softcover
Dimensions : 8.5x11
Page Count : 68
ISBN : 9781466922686
Format : E-Book
Dimensions : N/A
Page Count : 68
ISBN : 9781466922679

About the Book

This treasury is a collection of lyric poems and some of my college poetry, which I have written and put together in this simple book. The lyric poems are “songs,” which discuss all aspects of the American lifestyle. I have composed music for most of them even though all of it may not be written down. I start with ordinary social gatherings and expand into the joys and lulls of love and romance. I sing to the people of America and anyone else who will listen. I write about some different types of music that personify our culture. I try to give some cheer to the depressed and sing about growing up in Southern California. Sometimes it is just a song in passing about someone I have known or simply care about. This is my contribution to the American heritage. There is much more, and it would please me if you read on and learn about a softer side of life.

About the Author

Joseph Pagan was born in San Diego and the seventh child of fourteen children. In 1974, he moved to St. Louis and studied business and art history. In 1977, he moved to Hollywood, California, and began his study of film and song writing. Later he moved back to San Diego and received an AA general degree from Grossmont College. Finally, he studied film making and the arts for three additional years at San Diego State University.