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“If you read these poems well, you cannot help but be inspired to observe the world more closely. You will be inspired to notice details—particularly the details of the people in your life, those ones that you love—and any book that does that will have accomplished a very high purpose indeed.Verified purchaser

Take an unforgettable journey from Cold War USSR to Savery, Wyoming, from the mountains of Tuscany to the peak of Yosemite’s Half Dome, from the Canadian wilderness to the beaches of Normandy. James Morehead’s (Poet Laureate – Dublin, California) acclaimed collection is built around a series of memoir poems that takes readers into pre-perestroika Soviet Union through the eyes of a teenager, from Moscow to Tbilisi to Leningrad (and many stops in-between).

“The vulnerability and humanity expressed in these poems is moving.”Angie Trudell Vasquez, Poet Laureate – Madison, WI

“The rhythmic control is impeccable. The centerpiece of this collection, a long series of poems that chronicle a trip through the former Soviet Union, is a fast moving, impressionistic feast of imagery.– Carmine Di Biase, Distinguished Professor of English, Emeritus – Jacksonville State University

In his debut collection, James Morehead paints powerful images through the thoughtful selection and careful placement of words, complemented by the extraordinary art of Kari Byron and Alla Tsank.

“These memoir poems sing in a universal language.”Regina Harris Baiocchi, Author of Indigo Sound, Urban Haiku, and Blues Haiku

“To read canvas is to be transported to a world infused with meaning and memory.” – Morgan Liphart, poet and author of Barefoot and Running

“These are poems to be savored, re-read, kept handy for those times when only poetry will do.”W. J. T. Mitchell, Gaylord Donnelley Distinguished Service Professor, English and Art History, University of Chicago