has been a life-long dream of mine. It is my first publication entirely of my own poetry. My verse has been a salvation for me through the roughest years of my life, and now I want to share that passion with you. I want you to understand the internal strife that comes from being alive in this millennium, the lost generation searching for purpose and the tearing of a man in an urban setting searching for the essence of self.
From Philadelphia with sincerity,
My poetry has been published in numerous anthologies. As the years wore on,
so did my cynical snapping style of writing. It wasn't about love and the
flowers smelling pretty. It became the fury. It became the realness of the
situations that we all face. It became about the depressions that we know
and accept as part of our very essence.
I also have some of the best people I know at their respective skills. You can learn more about them by clicking on the "Staff" button to the left.
If you want to learn about what literary figures molded my writing styles, click on the "Influences" button to the left.
Question of... hit the presses March 12, 2002! It is available Online through xlibris.com, amazon.com, chapters.ca, borders.com and barnesandnoble.com. So click on the "Purchase" button to the left to visit those websites and I promise the team worked 110% on giving every reader a dose of reality or maybe - a view of the reality I live in.
Nick Smolenski's art is featured in Question Of... Here is one of his pieces entitled Of What We Were for your viewing pleasure.
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