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About the author:
Born in Savannah, GA, Newman grew up in and around some of the most beautiful sites and important places in Georgia's history. But as a young person he failed to realize the cultural value of this rich heritage and moved north to become a factory worker. Of course, Newman eventually came to appreciate his hometown, along with the often tumultuous past of the Southeastern and Coastal regions of Georgia. He became especially attuned to Savannah's history and lore, fascinated by how much the area's past had influenced his life. Returning to Savannah in June 1993 to finish his BA-English at Armstrong Atlantic State University (2001), he also completed his Master of Education--Adult Education (Technology) (2005) at AASU. After working as a social worker (advocating and overseeing services for developmentally disabled communities) for a number of years, he went on to become a part-time instructor of Developmental and Entry-level English at Savannah Technical College and continues to offer personal tutoring/learning support services on a one-to-one basis. Before devoting himself full-time to his writing, Newman conducted trolley tours in Historic Savannah, informing visitors and guests all about the captivating city.
Besides teaching and conducting trolley tours, Newman notes that some of his most fun and memorable experiences have been facilitating journal writing workshops at an assisted living community. He says that he is now tremendously enjoying semi-retirement (with his wife & family) and making the most of it by tending to a number of writing projects which he had delayed far too long (while focusing on his education and other work).
The Little Poetry Book of Savannah
Special First Edition
Don Newman M.Ed.
Don Newman's first volume of Savannah centric poetry reflects the close personal relationship between poet and subject often found in work dedicated to a particular place. Such intimate subjectivity may seem lofty at times. But this Savannah native has a way of bringing grandiose notions of his hometown down to earth. Here, the author's regional sensibilities-together with his stretch toward the universal-offer the reader a unique perspective and a tour of Savannah unattainable during a typical day of sightseeing.
While by no means a comprehensive poetic look at the city, Newman's Little Poetry Book of Savannah will surely augment the traveler's backpack, give visitors a distinctive literary keepsake, and make the perfect gift for those back home who would like an authentic little piece of Savannah.
Meditative, descriptive, fun, quirky, and enjoyably honest, Newman bares parts of his soul in this down-to-earth, head-in-the-clouds "poetry for everyone."
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- Publication Date:
- 1460971213 / 9781460971215
- Page Count:
- Binding Type:
- US Trade Paper
- Trim Size:
- 5.5" x 8.5"
- Full Color
- Related Categories:
- Poetry / Subjects & Themes / Places