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A Handful Of Smoke

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Jim Hart’s newest work, “A Handful Of Smoke”, is a collection of contemporary verse. The poems cover a range of themes from urban violence to the wistfully romantic. The poems cast a blazing eye on the fallible, the optimistic, the regretful. Indeed the entire gamut of the human condition. Employing various tones including the ironic, satiric, dreamy and tender, and unique meter the poems bring to the fore our sometimes dark and sometimes rosy perspectives on modern life. While his might be a voice of the Baby Boomer Generation portraying an often personal journey on first reading when looked at again the poems relate to the simple universals of the human spirit. They expose our anger our lustful wishes, our descent into depression and remorse at what might have been once upon a time

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