These poems enclosed waver and fluctuate with rhythms and hold a natural approach to musical theories, yet they do so through images and metaphors. Poems included create sounds which need arrangement such as a puzzle piece must fit with its fellow pieces. Along with following the sound of the poem, one will discover an image, or images which cover the palate of the senses. The sounds of the words, individually or together, create the themes of the book. I hold the strong belief that the art of writing and reading poems exists as theatrical one. One which calls for an audience and upholds the notion that verse, in the end, is music and image and meaning together.
Paperback: 120 pages
Publishing date: March 1, 2019
Product Dimensions: 6 x 0.5 x 9 inches
Price: $19.60 (paperback) $7.99 (e-book)
Donny Barilla has four books published and has completed nine self-published books. He has been published seventy four times in journals, reviews and magazines. Twenty two of his books have found homes in libraries, public and academic. Nine book readings and signings have come his way as he hosts private reading out of his home. The Adelaide Literary Awards named him as top finalist for poetry and winner of the award for the most recent literary contest in two thousand and eighteen. Writing with an enigmatic approach to poetry and always maintaining the element of nature, his poems are filled with strong images and metaphors which blend thematically throughout the books he writes. Studying philosophy, mythology, Asian poetry, folktales and fairy tales consists of his backbone and influence. Currently, Donny works on a sizable collection of poems which covers much poetic ground. As he lives in the beautiful state of Pennsylvania, he absorbs energies of natural beauty while he lives a reclusive life.