Acie Cargill


Acie Cargill is a poet, a songwriter, and a prose writer. He studied poetry with USA Poet Laureate Mark Strand and Illinois Poet Laureate Gwendolyn Brooks. He studied novel writing with Thomas Berger, who wrote Little Big Man that Arthur Penn made into a movie with Dustin Hoffman in the lead role. Cargill also studied journalism with instructor Jean Daily. His work is a synthesis of all these styles.

He is a member of American Mensa and formerly edited the Mensa Journal of Poetry. He also is a member of the Grammy Association, The US Quill and Scroll Society.

Cargill is a vegetarian, a former physician, a musical performer on a variety of instruments, an environmental activist, a lecturer, medical reviewer, a lover, a cannabis user, and a seer.

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Price: $1.99 USD. Words: 21,080. Language: American English. Published: July 20, 2015. Categories: Poetry » American poetry » General, Poetry » Biography
George Pullman built America’s first industrial town south of Chicago on Lake Calumet. He purchased 4000 acres of natural marshlands and woods and built factories to make sleeping cars for the railroads.
Illiana: The Border Area Between Illinois and Indiana
Price: $1.99 USD. Words: 19,360. Language: American English. Published: July 1, 2015. Categories: Poetry » American poetry » General, Poetry » Themes & motifs » Places
This area encompasses the southeast side of Chicago and northwest Indiana. It is heavily populated. Maybe a couple million people. A lot of industry. A lot of degraded natural areas. Hard working people with modest homes and lifestyles. Many are religious. They have worked for everything they have and never expected any more than that.
Ends and Odds
Price: $1.99 USD. Words: 10,020. Language: American English. Published: June 14, 2015. Categories: Poetry » Themes & motifs » General, Poetry » Contemporary Poetry
This is the fifth in the series of journalistic and introspective books of poems by Acie Cargill. He is a former student of Mark Strand and Gwendolyn Brooks. There is no consistent subject matter to this collection of 56 poems. Some are about relationships, some heinous criminals, some comments on the world of politics, and even some dabbling in historical commentary.
Modern Love
Price: $1.99 USD. Words: 13,790. Language: American English. Published: May 26, 2015. Categories: Poetry » Themes & motifs » Love, Poetry » Contemporary Poetry
Here is a collection of poems by Acie Cargill and a few friends. The poems deal with love in the modern world. It is difficult to find true love and even more difficult to maintain it.
Terrorism And War
Price: $1.99 USD. Words: 16,470. Language: American English. Published: May 22, 2015. Categories: Poetry » Themes & motifs » General, Poetry » Contemporary Poetry
This is a collection of 52 journalistic poems inspired by the rise of terrorism in the world and the war against it. Terror seems to be an effective technique for technologically unsophisticated combatants to have a chance of defeating a superpower like the US, Britain, France, China, and Russia. In the terror discussed in this poetry book.
Price: $1.99 USD. Words: 13,370. Language: American English. Published: May 15, 2015. Categories: Poetry » Themes & motifs » General, Poetry » Contemporary Poetry
Chronicles is a collection of 65 poems by Acie Cargill. They concern events and people he has either observed or thought about. They are written in a journalistic poetry style that he learned and developed with his mentors Mark Strand and Gwendolyn Brooks. There are six poems at the end by Lauren Seeley and one by Marlene Broderick.
Price: $1.99 USD. Words: 27,550. Language: American English. Published: May 10, 2015. Categories: Poetry » Biography, Poetry » Themes & motifs » Death
This a “rogues gallery” of terrible killings, suicides, and violent events. Most of the biggies are here. At least, the American versions. A lot of horrible things. Richard Speck, John Gacy, Jeffrey Dahmer, Ted Bundy, Leopold and Loeb, Ed Gein, Albert DeSalvo, the Unabomber. Boston Marathon bombers, Oklahoma City bombing, school shooters, mass murders and mass suicides.
Puerto Rico
Price: $1.99 USD. Words: 80,450. Language: English. Published: April 13, 2015. Categories: Fiction » Historical » Ancient, Nonfiction » History » Modern / 21st Century
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Mariana Guevara is Che's granddaughter is an activist for removing the colonial status of Puerto Rico. This is the story of her efforts and her love affair with an American man she met while attending school at the University of Chicago.

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