OLD GODS: POEMS
ABOUT THE BOOK
Through the redemptive power of words, Old Gods confronts personal battles of addiction, autism, heartbreak, otherness, anxiety, and escapism through journey poems. Bolstered by faith, family, friends, and vocation, the poet’s telling is ordered and meticulous. Here, readers will find that seeping wounds can be healed only by facing life head-on, not getting in its way. Offering no subterfuge or cryptic turns, Brooks has found quiet after writing this book’s last line—a quiet that previous writings never managed.
ABOUT THE AUTHOR
Clifford Brooks is a poet, teacher, and founder of The Southern Collective Experience, a cooperative of writers, musicians, and visual artists. Author of The Draw of Broken Eyes & Whirling Metaphysics and Athen Departs, he is the editor of The Blue Mountain Review and host of NPR’s show, Dante’s Old South. Learn more at https://www.cliffbrooks.com/ and https://www.southerncollectiveexperience.com/.