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Blind Verse

Marck L. Beggs

ISBN: 978-1-910669-07-5

Page Count: 58

Publication Date: Friday, March 13, 2015

Cover Artwork: El Toro by Amy Kohut

About this Book

In his fourth collection of poetry, Marck L. Beggs explores folklore, from the famous to the obscure, from the personal to the universal, in an attempt to make meaning of the contemporary world. Geographically, it moves through locations as diverse as Arkansas, Iceland, Ireland, Alaska, and ancient Mesopotamia. A caco-phony of voices rise to its surface:  punk rockers, goddesses, cats, bullies and more.  Of his third collection, Catastrophic Chords, the Arkansas Democrat-Gazette declared, “The poems are erudite, well-observed and often vivid…unleashing his dark sense of humor.”  Blind Verse carries on this tradition.  

“Marck L. Beggs, one of Arkansas’ most innovative and experimental poets, continues to dazzle with his third collection.  The book’s first half consists of a series of musically-tinged poems tied to love and loss, but it’s the second section, ‘A Cabin in the Woods,’ where the power chords ring out to knock you back in your reading recliner.” 
Toad Suck Review

Author Biography

Marck L. Beggs earned his Ph.D. from the University of Denver, his M.F.A. from Warren Wilson College, and currently is a professor of English at Henderson State University in Arkansas. He is the author of four collections of poetry:  Blind Verse (Salmon, 2015) Catastrophic Chords (Salmon, 2008), Libido Café (Salmon, 2004) and Godworm (1995).  His poems have been published in numerous journals and magazines, including Oxford American, Denver Quarterly, Poet Lore, Missouri Review, Exquisite Corpse, Toad Suck Review, Arkansas Review, etc. In his spare time, he sings and plays guitar in the folk-rock band, dog gods.  In 2009, he was selected by PETA as one of the top-10 vegetarians over the age of 50.

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