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Delving into Life’s Paradoxes with Norman Stock’s “Buying Breakfast for My Kamikaze Pilot: Poems”

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Renowned poet Norman Stock turns his life’s canvas into a vivid poetic mural in his work “Buying Breakfast for My Kamikaze Pilot: Poems (The Peregrine Smith Poetry Series).” He dances on the fine line of his existence, spinning tales of his trials, triumphs, and comedic interludes, transforming personal narratives into poetry that resonates with life’s quintessential realities. Stock’s unshielded honesty brings readers closer to his world, crafting an intimate relationship between the reader, the poet, and the poetry.

“Buying Breakfast for My Kamikaze Pilot” paints a picture of life in all its dimensions. In “Homeless,” Stock explores the painful struggle of aging and our innate longing for a place to call home. Conversely, “The Power of Prayer” offers a humorous take on the omnipresence of religious figures, and paradoxically, the solace found in the heart of religion. This range showcases Stock’s ability to oscillate between the tragic and the comedic, revealing life’s essence through his captivating prose and verse.

This collection of poems is not just words strung together; it’s a living, breathing portrait of Life’s journey. Stock’s work encompasses a vast array of emotions and scenarios, making it a relatable read that tugs at the heartstrings. His book shines a light on life’s comedy, absurdities, and inspirations, reminding us that there’s beauty hidden in the chaos. This is an invitation to plunge into the depths of self-discovery, where we can discover joy, ponder, and take comfort in the common threads that unite us as humans. If you’re looking for a book that mirrors the true rhythm of life, this is your must-read.

Take a plunge into the intriguing world of Norman Stock’s “Buying Breakfast for My Kamikaze Pilot: Poems (The Peregrine Smith Poetry Series).” This anthology of poems transcends mere reading; it unfolds as a captivating and immersive experience to be relished and cherished. Allow Stock’s profound insights and humorous undertones to resonate with your personal narrative. Seize this opportunity to view life through Stock’s unique poetic lens and find beauty in every nook and cranny of existence. Don’t miss out on this extraordinary exploration; order your copy at:

Buying Breakfast for My Kamikaze Pilot: Poems (The Peregrine Smith Poetry Series)
Author: Norman Stock
Publisher: Gibbs Smith; First Edition(January 1, 1994)
Language: English
Paperback: 64 pages
ISBN-10: 0879056010
ISBN-13: 978-0879056018

About the Author

Norman Stock’s first book, “Buying Breakfast for My Kamikaze Pilot,” was published by Gibbs Smith in 1994 as winner of the Peregrine Smith Poetry Contest. His poems have appeared in The New Republic, College English, The New York Quarterly, The New England Review, DENVER QUARTERLY, Verse, and many other magazines, as well as in anthologies and textbooks. The recipient of awards from the Writer’s Voice, Poets & Writers’ Maureen Egan Writers Exchange, the Bennington Writing Workshops, and the Tanne Foundation, he has also been a Bread Loaf fellow, a Sewanee scholar, and a finalist for Poet Laureate of Queens. Formerly the Acquisitions Librarian at Montclair State University, from which he retired in 2005, he lives with his wife, Lydia Chang, a clinical psychotherapist, in Jackson Heights, New York.

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