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Maine ArtistWhispers, poems

by Jonathan Russell      |     Read Reviews

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Dr. Jonathan Russell's poetry has earned him awards and recognition in England and in America, where he now lives as a naturalized American citizen.

His poems have appeared in journals of the Stephen Austin State University, Texas, Sonoma State University. California, Purdue University, Indiana, University of Alaska, Juneau, Southern Illinois University Edwardsville, and School-craft College, Livonia, MI.

Whispers is a collection of poems that celebrates love and the natural world, while they offer a profound reverance for life. At times uplifting and at times humorous, this volume will draw the reader into Russell's lush world of rich imagery.

As a poet, novelist, academic, and composer, Russell offers a unique viewpoint, as he is legally blind, yet "sees" perhaps with more clarity than those with sight.

About the Author

Jonathan Russell holds an Honorary Doctorate of Literature, London Institute for Applied Research (London, 1993) and Docteur des Lettres, Psychologie et Litterature, Academie Des Sciences Humaines Universelles (Paris, 1993), and he is an Honorary Professor of Humanities at the Institute of Higher Economic and Social Studies in Brussels, Belgium. Russell was chosen as “International Literary Man of the Year for Services to Poetry,” in 1995 by the International Biographical Center of Cambridge. He received the grand prize in 1998 and again in 1999 from the American Poetry Association and he has been admitted to the Academy of American Poets.

Russell collaborated with Russian folk singer Sasha Rosenbaum on a peace song for Gorbachev, which was sung at the White House during the signing of the peace treaty by President Bush Sr. He has performed extensively on BBC Radio, and on Long Island, NY television. Dr. Russell is a resident of Port Chester, near New York City.

Also by Jonathan Russell: Follow Me, David!

Ordering Information

Available through your local bookstore. 6 x 9 hardcover, 136 pages, ISBN13: 978-1-931807-70-8, $17.95. NBN: 1-800-462-6420.

Recent Reviews Review (click to read)

Baryon Review by Barry Hunter:
"This volume runs the gamut from short to long, narrative to descriptive, and covers a plethora of subjects. "The Richest Corpse in History", "Ghost Ship", "The Glowworm's Honeymoon", "The Riddle of the Middle Sex", "No Second Spring (the toxic truth)", and "The Sadness of Green" are some of the more interesting titles. "Russell has taken the poem and changed its form to meet his needs and has turned out a very interesting collection of verse. No rhyming, no iambic pentameter, just some unusual and well crafted verses to remind us that there is more out there to enjoy if we just look for it."

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