Book: The Boy Who Wrote Poetry, SALE 20% off
Okay, this isn't a book about rug hooking (although it does have a couple of my rugs in it!) but it is about the importance of living a creative life. It's the inspirational story of a young man, Mark Ford, who followed his dream to write. Although he died tragically at the age of eighteen, he left behind a legacy of poetry that is as transcendent and uplifting as it was the day he died in 1970. Told through letters, photographs and interviews with family and friends, this is the story of a prolific artist who didn't wait to express his voice. Mark said, "This collection of poetry is my own searching for an identity. I write so that I may understand, and so that others may understand it, too.
I hope that when my last account is due
That I may cleanse the coarseness from my view
May give so pure a gift of life to youth;
And may the child be wise, at least that day
And realize the depth of truth before
The memory forever fades away; and may
He have the wisdom not to ask for more
Chanticleer Reviews gave The Boy Who Wrote Poetry 5 Stars!
"The Boy Who Wrote Poetry is a heartwarming and inspirational work about Mark Ford, a promising young poet and writer who died a tragic and premature death at the age of eighteen. This collection is the poetry he left behind.
"Judy Taylor, Mark’s sister and the author of the book, tells the story of her brother’s short life and their family, the circumstances in which he grew up, and how he began to express his creativity at a very young age. The examples of Mark’s poetry and general writings that the author presents are remarkable and moving. Considering the tender age at which Mark wrote the poetry, the sophistication and insight revealed in the work are astonishing." Click here to read the whole article!
Bronze Award Winner, eLit Book Awards 2021