Garage Sale

by Edward Fisher



Book Details

Language : English
Publication Date : 2/20/2017

Format : E-Book
Dimensions : N/A
Page Count : 122
ISBN : 9781490780894
Format : Hardcover
Dimensions : 6x9
Page Count : 122
ISBN : 9781490780900
Format : Softcover
Dimensions : 6x9
Page Count : 122
ISBN : 9781490780887

About the Book

Garage Sale is a collection of odds and ends, a recollection of summer afternoons on his great grandparent’s farm in the back hills of West Virginia. Among the memorabilia of his boyhood is an assortment of evenings on the earth, like keepsakes accumulating in an old shoe box—the stuff of our lives and “such stuff as dreams are made of”—set against a backdrop of the stardust in a universe full of holes. Finding meaning here requires an awakening to what is truly human in us—learning how to lend the helping hand and healing embrace of friendship and love, and feeling a kind of kinship with even the lowliest of creatures. A blend of narrative and lyric—part reminiscence, part foreboding—these poems are like an old, dusty ledger recording the images of a lost world. In a bottom-line culture that only holds sacred the value of money, this poet’s toolbox reclaims the language of things left unsaid, the unspoken wisdom hidden in the urge to give everything away and join in the dance of dying stars, where we are only trespassers on the holiness of light.

About the Author

Edward Fisher was born in Ohio & spent his boyhood as a military “brat”, touring castles in fairytale Bavaria and strolling down the Champs Elysees. As a teenager in the 60s, he watched tanks roll through the Heart of Dixie on their way to Ole Miss and rode out the Alaskan earthquake of ‘64. After graduating with a bachelors in Literature from Reed College, he taught high school English as a Peace Corp volunteer in Uganda, where he shepherded students through Shakespeare and their first school newspaper and. On vacation, he hitch-hiked through the rainforest passed the fabled Mountains of the Moon, and woke to gunfire the morning Idi Amin staged his military coup. He holds a doctorate in psychology & worked with special needs children as a play therapist and adventure-based counselor. Currently retired, he lives with his wife in the foothills of the Catskills in upstate New York