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What Are the Hidden Themes That Secretly Influence Our Lives? Explore These in the Poetry of the Arcade.

The essence of an image; the soul alive in myth; the dancing of words as an expression of the Living God: The Arcade delves into the unsayable in attempt to render meaning to the whirl of the world.

Bolivia, NC, December 15, 2012 --( What are the hidden themes that secretly influence our lives? Lyrically descriptive and topical poems, ranging in theme from the impetus that drives the spirit of hunting, to a meditation upon a photograph of Audrey Hepburn (from “Sabrina”), The Arcade, published by Outskirts Press, is concerned with the essence behind surface images, the symbolism embedded beneath societal textures, and with the disruption between fallen men and the world of Spirit.

“Under sliver, rising romance, Seconds at hand. Ritual dance.”

According to author Christopher Young, The Arcade should have a broad appeal, not solely for poetry lovers, but for any who love things of beauty, such as delicate language, art, cinema, and philosophy.

“Any individual who is thoughtful can appreciate it,” he said. “The individual who loves fine singing will appreciate 'La Cantobella,' which is inspired by a Kathleen Battle performance of Voices of Spring, by Strauss. Those who are enamored of the Great Gatsby will find 'Jordan Baker' to be of interest. For the spiritually minded, there is 'Where in the World,' which wistfully queries after the garden of Eden; and 'The Cherub That Covers,' which is a response to the fall of Lucifer.”

For those who appreciate language in general, Young has provided 30 neologisms – one for each poem – within The Arcade. For instance: Algacadabra: mathematical magic. Paired with each poem and neologism is an individual image of art, ranging from Renoir to ancient sculpture, each designed to match thematically.

The Arcade can be ordered by retailers or wholesalers for the maximum trade discount price set by the author in quantities of ten or more from the Outskirts Press Direct bookstore at The paperback is available worldwide on book retailer websites such as Amazon and Barnes & Noble and is being aggressively promoted with a focus on the poetry category.

ISBN: 978-1-4787-1870-3 Format: 7 x 10 paperback Retail $24.95
Genre: Poetry

For more information about The Arcade, visit, write author Christopher Young at 107 Autumn Breeze Lane, Bolivia, NC 28422; or contact Young at 910-471-7261 or

About the Author: Christopher Young is a student of philosophy and religion, classical studies and language. Having battled illness for the past 10 years, he has gathered his collection for the sake of continuity. He resides in Wilmington, NC.

About Outskirts Press, Inc.: Outskirts Press offers full-service, custom self-publishing and book marketing services for authors seeking a cost-effective, fast, and flexible way to publish and distribute their books worldwide while retaining all their rights and full creative control. Available for authors globally at and located on the outskirts of Denver, Colorado, Outskirts Press, Inc. represents the future of book publishing, today.

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