Friday, October 8, 2010
What Makes It Taste Better
For Consideration: What Makes It Taste Better, by David Wayne Hampton (Maul & Froe Press 2010)
Hello, folks! I know it has been a while since I posted anything. I hope you will permit me to share with you this announcement of my first collection of poetry, entitled What Makes It Taste Better. This has been a labor of love, to be sure. It has been with great pleasure over the years to post my poetry on this blog, and if you liked what you read I hope you would take the opportunity, or take a chance, at picking yourself up a copy. But as LeVar Burton said on the PBS show Reading Rainbow, "you don't have to take my word for it." Here's a few reviews:
"Clever parodying, curious and playful lines make What Makes It Taste Better verge on the educational and insightful, yet with humor, not pedanticism. Here I found out that the mullet haircut is also called the 'Carolina Waterfall' and that blackbirds and boogers have more than a little in common. The poems’ humor saves them, in that tongue-in cheek way that disarms any resistance to their charms. David Hampton’s clever word-play with classical and modern themes reminds me of the work of the legendary Louise McNeill. This book made me laugh and cringe, sometimes in the same instant."------ Ron Houchin, author of Museum Crows
"In this wryly observant first collection, David Hampton gives us an insider's view of life in these post-millennium Appalachians. What makes it taste better? Humor which manages to be all at once ironic and compassionate. A sense of history, and of one's own place in it. Precision of language and the joy of its tang on your tongue." -------- Pauletta Hansel, author of Divining and First Person
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