Merika, Love Poems

Merika, Love Poems

by David Robert Jones

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Overview

Merika, Love Poems uses free-form, poetical choruses to laud, love, loathe, lambaste, and lecture on modern society, politics, and empire. MLP tells about shedding the young and deluded belief in the sanctity of the American Dream; encountering, grappling with, and accepting the truth about injustices and inequalities born of immunity from consequences; and quitting the narcotic of capitalistic mania. MLP sings about every person pouring personal vices into a socio-economi-political system and claiming victimization from the byproduct. MLP chronicles the attempt to reclaim responsibility and morality, the attempt to formulate honest living, even when such honesty costs painful self-reflection. MLP is first and foremost a love story, just not the kind of love story that ends with happily ever after.

Product Details

BN ID: 2940016553344
Publisher: DaveyRJones
Publication date: 05/01/2013
Sold by: Barnes & Noble
Format: NOOK Book
Pages: 162
File size: 618 KB

About the Author

David Robert Jones (a.k.a. �Davey�) grew up on the outskirts of Philadelphia. He graduated from a small, denominational, private school then briefly attended a theological seminary and the University of Hawaii before completing his undergraduate degree at the University of Michigan. He completed his Master�s degree at California State University.

He currently resides in Fresno, California, an agri-business city that ranks approximately fifth on the list of largest cities in the state. Fresno boasts a prominent constituency of Latinos/as, Muslims, Hmong, Caucasians, and few African Americans. The city borders the foothills of the Sierra Nevada Mountains and hosts abundant vineyards and orchards, teeming with ripe, luscious produce.

Davey has long enjoyed hobbies such as fly fishing, bonsai, running, Blues and Jazz music, and dancing. Recently he met, fell in love with, and married a woman he describes as �the most beautiful woman,� to whom he attributes an enormous surge of his creative habit.

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