I have such a good time with my guests each month and this month I want you to meet Harry Gilleland.
Harry is a southerner by birth and by inclination. Born and raised in Macon, Georgia, he now resides in Shreveport, Louisiana with his wonderful wife, Linda. Harry, who retired after a career as a Professor of Microbiology at LSU Health Sciences Center in Shreveport, now devotes himself full-time to his writing. He is a writer of both poetry and prose. He has published a fantasy novella, Bob the Dragon Slayer, and a contemporary romance novel, White Lightning Road. He has now authored three books of poetry.
Poetic Musings of an Old, Fat Man is the third published collection of poetry written by poet Harry E. Gilleland, Jr. This new collection of 81 storoems and poems will engage its readers by making them think about life and leaving them pondering their emotions and beliefs. It will also bring smiles and maybe a tear or two. Contained within this collection are forty-seven rhyming poems and “storoems”, a format coined by Gilleland. A storoem is a hybrid between a story and a poem, i.e. a story told with poetic techniques. The collection also contains twenty-eight free-verse poems, four acrostic poems, and two limericks. These writings are poetry for the thinking person, be he/she someone who is a poetry lover or someone who normally does not read poetry. This poetry is easily readable and accessible to all — poetry for the poet and the common man alike. A wide variety of subjects are addressed, including everyday life events, observations of nature, tales of fantasy, expressions of love, and much more. This wonderful collection will surprise and delight all readers.
I hope you all will come back and visit on October 3rd. harry is a versatile writer able to write both prose and poetry and has developed this great cross between the two.
What a fun guest you are to have with me. Thanks for coming Harry.
You can contact Harry and learn more about him at email@example.com
October 1, 2009 at 9:16 pm
I’ve read a few of Harry’s poems and they are wonderful and I love the title of his book!
October 1, 2009 at 11:11 pm
Greetings, Karen ~ I am pleased that you enjoy my poetry. Thanks for leaving a comment.
Thanks, Dianne, for hosting me. Nicely done!
October 2, 2009 at 12:04 am
I also love the title and I’m intrigued by the idea of a storoem. Now my to-read list is one book longer!
October 2, 2009 at 2:27 am
Isn’t it nice you’re giving us poets some blog space. Yay! Harry deserves it
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October 2, 2009 at 2:38 am
I’m one of Harry’s biggest fans (now no snickers).
October 2, 2009 at 3:25 am
Thanks for a great post about Harry. I love his book!
October 2, 2009 at 6:10 am
Greetings, Jane ~ Thanks for your comment. I hope you enjoy my storoems.
Hello, Carolyn. Nice of you to come by and comment. We poets/authors need all the blog space we can get, eh? My thanks to you.
Hi, Kathy. I am pleased that you love my book. I appreciate your support.
October 2, 2009 at 11:10 am
Great post. I love the cover of Harry’s book.
October 2, 2009 at 11:48 am
Any guy who can affably refer to himself as the “Old Fat Man” is OK in my book – lol. I enjoyed reading about Harry’s poetry book and look forward to the follow up post. Harry is also a gracious host and did a fine job of featuring Yours Truly yesterday on his blog.
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October 2, 2009 at 12:22 pm
Harry, you certainly are prolific! Love the cover of your book.
October 2, 2009 at 3:00 pm
Harry’s an awesome talent. I’ve read a few of his poems and appreciate anyone who write poetry as this is one area that I’m not that gifted.
October 2, 2009 at 3:07 pm
Gotta love that title. Great interview!
October 2, 2009 at 5:17 pm
Harry, I am always happy to read about you and your poetry.
I wish you more success in the years to come!
October 2, 2009 at 6:41 pm
Nancy and Margaret, glad you both like the book cover. Inside there’s a whole lot to like, too. 🙂
Stephen, thanks for the kind words about my talent as a poet. Much appreciated!
Katie and Marvin, my book title is simply truth in advertising. LOL I’ve enjoyed working with you, Marvin, in getting your posts ready.
Liana, thanks! I wish you much success as well.