Steven Owen Shields

Random Acts of Childhood

Random Acts of Childhood

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Atlanta poet Steven Owen Shields is back with a wry look at childhood as it evolved in his family home in 1950s Indiana.  The son of an electronics engineer, Shields recounts how his bedtime stories were lessons in reading schematics, and reveals the summer project he and his brothers undertook to build their own atomic bomb using parts from around the house.  The first half the chapbook is zuihitsu, or "loosely connected personal essays and fragmented ideas that typically respond to the author's surroundings."  The rest are examples of Shields' prowess with various poetic forms.

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Creation Story

Creation Story

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"These poems are wildly creative.  Whether dealing with the everyday, quantum physics, or fantasy, they seem to spring from the imagination of a young boy, the knowledge of a scientist, and the craft of the poet.   Lucifer makes a couple of appearances along with quarks, donuts, and aliens who look like Walt Whitman.  The voice can be sarcastic, funny or tender--sometimes all at once.  With great titles such as "Still Life, with Man in Bunny Costume," these little stories in frames (sonnets, prose poems, microfiction, free verse and more) add up to a fascinating bigger picture."  Karen Paul Holmes

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