Richmond, VA, October 30, 2019 --(PR.com
)-- The author writes: “The word mooncalf suggests misshapen. Or a fool, not belonging. It is a quest for perfection in an imperfect world. In the collection you will find joy, satire, pathos, magic, and the goblin spirit, duende. Some of the poems come from dreams, some from close encounters with the bending sickle. The closer the chine, the truer the line. In 2011, it came close when I spent seven days in the hospital with extensive blood clotting. After getting out I realized I had been rewired. Art affected me differently. Colors in paintings were deeper. The genius in musical composition, short stories, and poetry became more apparent and emotional reaction stronger. I wrote more and collected my poems into Mooncalf. The book begins with 'Duende,' a poem from a dream I had the first night home from the hospital. It is an escape from a whorehouse into the magic of the goblin spirit of art.”
About the Author
J. Thomas Brown has co-produced local TV writing shows and coordinated poetry readings at the Richmond Public Library, Richmond, Virginia. His short stories have appeared in The Zoo Fence, Scarlet Leaf Review, and Everywhere Stories: Short Fiction from a Small Planet. He has contributed poems to Lingering in the Margins: A River City Poets Anthology, Rattlecast, and Grotesque Quarterly Review. Two novels, The Land of Three Houses (historical fiction) and The Hole in the Bone (historical adventure fantasy), were published in 2018.