Whale Song: A Poet's Journey Into Cancer
Place Published: Salt Lake City, UT
Publisher: Dream Garden Press
Date Published: 2007
Edition: First Edition
Book Id: 12229
[104pp.] Octavo [21.5 cm.] Maroon cloth backstrip and boards with silver lettering. Fine.
This collection of poems was penned as the author was battling cancer in his Cache Valley home. A poet of the first order, and an incredible individual, Ken Brewer will be greatly missed by all those who were familiar with the man, and his work.Kenneth W. Brewer (1941-2006) was the Utah Poet Laureate, and a retired professor of English. Mr. Brewer has had several volumes of poetry published, as well as hundreds of poems appearing in literary journals and reviews over the last thirty plus years. "I keep hearing that poetry is dead in this country, but I refuse to believe that. When we must confront immediate crises, we seldom write novels or short stories; we write poems, or we sing, or we pray. Upon being told my life was about to end, I wrote the first poem as if it were a boat of words launched toward places I have never been."