Rod Drought


Rod Drought spent the first 38 years of life in Westchester County, New York before moving to the warmer climbs of Arizona. He has been published in several literary journals over the years as well local newspapers and magazines. He has produced, written, directed 23 amateur films mostly with friends and relatives. He is also a member of The Lower Crust orchestra a rock/blues band. This is his first collection of poetry.

Smashwords Interview

Who are your favorite authors?
Concerning poets I read Billy Collins, William Butler Yeats, Charles Bukowski and Robert Bly mostly but pick up collections of others frequently. When I was younger I was fascinated with Vonnegut, Bruatigan and still revisit their work but have also enjoyed Victor Hugo, Steinbeck, E. Annie Proulx and many others. I think the author that has had the greatest influence on me would be Jim Harrison both his novels and poems.
What inspires you to get out of bed each day?
Every day has the potential to be different and unique even though they can be also boring and routine. I have set up my life these days where there isn't all that much routine because I had done that before and it was not conducive to creativity. I have family and a great wealth of friends that give my life meaning.
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Where to find Rod Drought online

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Wake of the Desert Belle
Price: $4.99 USD. Words: 12,640. Language: English. Published: November 19, 2016. Categories: Fiction » Poetry » Themes & motifs
Walking the walk of human endeavour, always sharing, always touching our hearts. Never faulting in displaying a capacity to invoke empathy. Rich in emotion, wrapped around the human spirit and all laid bare in the Wake of the Desert Belle.
The Song We Left Behind
Price: $4.99 USD. Words: 9,870. Language: English. Published: March 18, 2015. Categories: Fiction » Poetry » Themes & motifs
Rod Drought takes the reader on a travelogue to New England in the winter, a mule ride to the base camp at the Grand Canyon, Puerto Penasco, Mexico as well as stop overs in small towns, airport bars and other roadside attractions searching for the lost connection between humanity and the natural world. His poems are an exploration of our place in the world, the history of the land and its’ people.

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