Field Notes is exactly that, notes on memories, times of my life, taken down in poetic form. At times they can be profound, at least to myself, musings on life. Other times they can simply be moments captured while they are still fresh.
-- from the Afterward
"Beyond the Horizon" is a chapbook style collection of works by author and poet Randy Baker. With a predominately Caribbean setting, 21 works of poetry and fiction combine to take the reader on a journey through physical and emotional landscapes, as seen and imagined by the author. Though regional in approach, the messages and explorations of "Beyond the Horizon" are universally relevant.
In her third book, a memoir, McCord uses the lens of the present to delve into the past: McCord was born in Monrovia, Liberia, Africa, the daughter of a CIA Officer and a beautiful, sheltered, young mother of Irish catholic descent, ten months after the birth of her sister.
These 30 short poems were first published on Twitter as a part of the #twitpoem project. Each poem is 140 characters or less. Allen Taylor's wacky, whimsical sense of humor comes through in these short lyrical verses. You won't be able to get enough.