Honolulu, HI, August 02, 2012 --(PR.com
)-- Author and poet Randall Ng announced today the release of Reflections in Solitude, Home in Hawaii, published by Outskirts Press. Ng’s personal, yet universal poems offer hope from the same creative spirit that has moved the poet himself from dark despair to a place that, for once, is filled with light.
“Idle thoughts drifted slowly across the emotions of my
In the stillness of my existence,
Reflections became a perspective of my outlook
- from the title poem, “Reflections in Solitude”
Ng’s poems span a period of four event filled decades when the poet was influenced by topics as diverse as the brilliant Hawaiian musician Kuiokalani Lee and his own personal struggles and moments of loss. After a midlife crisis that did bring new depth to his work with students as a middle school counselor, Ng’s poetic reflections on life began to move from the pain of his heart to explore more deeply the consciousness of his own mind.
Honest, immediate and inspiring, Ng’s poems are a spontaneous blossoming and release of his inner world. He wrestles with death, grief, solitude, frustration and love as he comes to grips with his own emotions during the turbulent times in his life, including moments of contemplating suicide.
His poetic portrayal of a longing for love that he finally realizes can exist only in the imagination will strike most readers as a truth they themselves have suspected, but perhaps never had the bravery of Ng to fully face. Once faced, though, that truth can be the spark of a creative spirit that Ng shows leads to a life with hope.
Reflections in Solitude is available on-line in paperback through Amazon and Barnes and Noble and at www.outskirtspress.com/bookstore for a maximum trade discount in quantities of ten or more.
Format: 6 x 9 paperback cream ISBN: 978-1-4327-9429-3 SRP: $12.95
Kindle $ 2.99
Nook $ 2.99
About the author:
Randall Ng worked in the Hawaii State Department of Education for over thirty-three years as a classroom teacher and as a campus, outreach and grade level counselor. He has a Bachelor’s Degree in history from Texas A&M University, with a minor in political science. In 1967 he graduated from University of Hawaii with a professional teacher’s certificate in secondary education. Awards and recognition during Mr. Ng’s career have included the 2005 Hawaii State Teacher Association’s “Friend of Youth” award and a 2002 award from the Hawaii State Senate for his counseling department’s efforts to promote a safe, healthy and drug-free lifestyle among his school’s students. He is the author of Hawaiian Sunrise to Sunset: A Middle School Counselor’s Diary of a Working Day.
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