The Mary Poems
14 January to 8 August 2015
R. David Drucker [Dave] had been versifying for over five decades mostly for special occasions: birthdays, anniversaries, job changes, political events, weddings and funerals. The sudden, unexpected death of his wife Mary J. Drucker on January 14, 2015 induced in Drucker a fundamental transformation of his versifying to genuine heart-generated poetry.
This slim volume was forged in the crucible of grief Drucker desires to share with everyone who knew Mary and the wider world. With this work he has attempted to honor the anguish he is experiencing and the memory of his soul mate of three and a half decades.
Drucker, a trained anthropologist and archaeologist [Brown University BA, The University of Rochester MA, PhD], is completing a book on Mesoamerican calendar systems. He is a singer in three New Hampshire Seacoast choirs, a volunteer crew member on the Portsmouth based gundalow replica Piscataqua, a UNH Marine Docent, a member of Friendship Force, a board member of South Church in Portsmouth, and a Rotarian. He continues to write poetry daily in his Dover, New Hampshire home.
About the Author
C. P. Riley, Jr. studied for two degrees in chemistry. After service in the Air Force during the Korean War, he worked in the chemical industry for thirty-eight years in research and production management. He was granted six U.S. and five foreign patents in the chemical field. He is the father of three children and grandfather to eleven, and lives in retirement on the seacoast in New Hampshire. He is also the author of Low On Fuel: Collected Stories, published in 2009. Tipperary Dew is his second book.
Ordering InformationSoftcover, $13.00, 48 pp. 6x9"
ISBN: 978-1-937721-31-2, 2016
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