Check This New Book Out!

Little Book of Devotions: Poems that Connect Nature, God and Man

More than a collection of poems . . .

Poet Michael Escoubas’ fourth poetry collection offers deserving readers a welcome respite from the stress of Covid-19 and the turmoil currently engulfing the nation following the wrongful death of George Floyd. Quite simply, he writes accessible poems for all to enjoy in daily life, away from the gloom and sadness.

Essayist Maria Popova says:

To be a poet is to be a human being who feels everything more deeply, the beautiful as well as the terrible; he or she builds on those feelings, shelters where others can safely and sacredly process their own.

Escoubas achieves in bountiful ways what Popova says:

“Little Book” offers a sanctuary for the reader. It may be retrieved from handbag, briefcase, or desk drawer, providing mindfulness moments about life, nature, and God.

 

A sample of the many inspiring poems:

 

Sunset in March

(During the worldwide quarantine, Spring, 2020)

Amid the ugliness

of the virus

we should not let

beauty go unnoticed,

as if we are helpless,

held hostage with a gun

against our heads.

See the subtle textures

God paints upon the canvas

of creation—the fire glowing

in the west—the pastels

of muted blue and white—

how I love the scene,

reminiscent of the Israelites

being led by a pillar of fire—

God’s signal to his children,

then and now,

that we are not alone.

Call out the beauty.

Call out the love of God.

 

“The earth is the Lord’s, and everything in it,

the world, and all who live in it.” Psalm 24.1

 

 

“Little Book of Devotions” also offers encouragement for those going through depression, post-surgery rehabilitation, and bereavement. Gift it in lieu of flowers!

 

LITTLE BOOK OF DEVOTIONS:

Poems that Connect Nature, God and Man

by Michael Escoubas

32 seasonal poems, 48 pages

Colored Pencil Artwork by Mary Ritchie

Format: Pocket Size

Price: $10.00

Available through amazon.com.,

or
Get your autographed copy from the author.
Contact: farside747@hotmail.com or call: 309-829-3926.

 

About Charlotte Digregorio

I publish books. I have marketed and/or published 55 titles. These books are sold in 46 countries to bookstores, libraries, universities, professional organizations, government agencies, and book clubs. In 2018, I was honored by the Governor of Illinois for my thirty-eight years of accomplishments in the literary arts, and my work to promote and advance the field by educating adults and students alike. I am the author of seven books including: Haiku and Senryu: A Simple Guide for All; Everything You Need to Know About Nursing Homes; You Can Be A Columnist; Beginners' Guide to Writing & Selling Quality Features; Your Original Personal Ad; and my latest, Ripples of Air: Poems of Healing. The first four books have been adopted as supplemental texts at universities throughout the U.S., Canada, India, Pakistan, and Catalonia. They are sold in 43 countries, and are displayed in major metropolitan cultural centers. These books have been reviewed, recommended, and praised by hundreds of critics, librarians, and professors worldwide. I am also the author of a poetry collection: "Shadows of Seasons: Selected Haiku and Senryu by Charlotte Digregorio." Two of my books have been Featured Selections of Writer's Digest Book Club. I am regularly interviewed by major print, radio, and television organizations throughout the U.S. I regularly sign books at libraries, chain bookstores, and university bookstores, and do poetry readings at art centers, cafes, tea houses, and galleries. I was recently nominated for two Pushcart Prizes in poetry. I have won fifty-nine poetry awards, writing fourteen poetic forms. My poetry has been translated into eight languages. I do illustrated solo poetry exhibits 365 days a year in libraries, galleries, corporate buildings, hospitals, convention centers, and other venues. My individual poems have been displayed at supermarkets, apparel and wine shops, banks, botanic gardens, restaurants, and on public transit. I have been nominated and listed in "The International Authors and Writers Who's Who" in Cambridge, England and in the "Who's Who In Writers, Editors & Poets U.S./Canada." I hosted my own radio program, "Poetry Beat," on public broadcasting. My poetry has been featured on several library web sites including those of Shreve Memorial Library in Louisiana and Cornell University's Mann Library. My background includes positions as a feature editor and columnist at daily newspapers and as a magazine editor. I have been a public relations director for a non-profit organization. I am self-employed as a public relations/marketing consultant, having served a total of 118 clients in 23 states for the past several decades . In other professional areas, I have been on university faculties, teaching French, Italian, and Writing. I regularly give lectures and workshops on publishing, journalism, publicity, poetry, and creativity to business and professional groups, and at writer's conferences, universities, literary festivals, non-profit organizations, and libraries. I have been a writer-in-residence at universities. There have been about 400 articles written about me in the media. I have served on the Boards of writers and publishers organizations. My positions have included Board Secretary of the Northwest Association of Book Publishers. I served for five years as Midwest Regional Coordinator of The Haiku Society of America, and for two years as its Second Vice President.
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4 Responses to Check This New Book Out!

  1. Barb Germiat says:

    If the title were Poems that Connect Nature, God, and People or Humans, I would consider it. No longer acceptable to use word “man” as a stand-in for all people.

  2. Al W Gallia says:

    God and Nature…I feel (know) that God prefers nature for intimate, quiet talks with my soul. Poems like these are much needed in today’s turmoil.

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