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Book details
  • Genre:POETRY
  • SubGenre:General
  • Language:English
  • Pages:120
  • Format:Paperback
  • Paperback ISBN:9781543980271

The Artistry of Paul W. Rice in Poems That Will Touch Your Heart

by Paul Rice

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Overview
Paul became interested in Poetry when at the age of 13, he used to ride his bicycle down to W- Hollow in Greenup County Kentucky, about three miles from his house, and listen to poetry being read by Jesse Stuart, who later became Kentucky's Poet Laureate. Paul began writing poetry in his senior year in high school in 1955. His first work was called " A Walk in The Forest ". Before his book was published in 1999, Paul was an International Office Equipment Specialist in Ethiopia where he worked for the Department of Education for three years in Addis Ababa in 1983 til 1986. While there, he received a letter from a friend in Louisville, Ky, telling him of the death of Stuart since he had always said that Jesse was his mentor. Returning to the states, he went to W-Hollow and expressed his sympathy to Stuart's family and was given a copy of Stuart's book titled " The Green Hills". Paul also owns PAULmark Poetry Art and writes and frames on theme papers, poems that also has a piece of corresponding art for gifts. His motto is " The gift that gives again, every time it is read.".
Description
Paul became interested in Poetry when at the age of 13, he used to ride his bicycle down to W- Hollow in Greenup County Kentucky, about three miles from his house, and listen to poetry being read by Jesse Stuart, who later became Kentucky's Poet Laureate. Paul began writing poetry in his senior year in high school in 1955. His first work was called " A Walk in The Forest ". Before his book was published in 1999, Paul was an International Office Equipment Specialist in Ethiopia where he worked for the Department of Education for three years in Addis Ababa in 1983 til 1986. While there, he received a letter from a friend in Louisville, Ky, telling him of the death of Stuart since he had always said that Jesse was his mentor. Returning to the states, he went to W-Hollow and expressed his sympathy to Stuart's family and was given a copy of Stuart's book titled " The Green Hills". Paul also owns PAULmark Poetry Art and writes and frames on theme papers, poems that also has a piece of corresponding art for gifts. His motto is " The gift that gives again, every time it is read.". One of his poems "A concerned Heir" was written after then President Richard M. Nixon and the US had just put a man on the moon. The poem covers his city of Louisville Ky. that was having a lot of civil strife, riots and many hungry children. Nixon liked the poem and placed it in his 1970 White House book of Memoirs.
About the author
BIO: for Paul Winston Rice Paul W. Rice, a Kentucky Native, now resides with his wife Elleni of 35 years, in Cincinnati. Ohio. Jointly, they have five daughters. Paul's first five daughters gives him a total of ten. Paul is also a Poet and the owner of PAULmark Poetry Art where he prints poetry on Artistic paper, frames it and markets them as artistic pieces. His "motto" is," If you like Haul-Mark, you will love PAULmark" The gift that gives again, every time its read. Paul is a member of the International Society of Poets and The National Authors Registry. He is both a musician and artist and has played and sang in several different musical groups throughout his state of Kentucky. His three years of work for the Kentucky Derby Festival in Louisville, Ky Allowed his work on three different Derby Floats for the festival, awards in "Best Use of Theme" "Best Use of Color" and "Best Interpretation of Parade theme". He is also one of the 1995 and 1996 recipients of the Presidential Award for Literary Excellence from the National Author's Registry and Iliad Press. His writings of " A Concerned Heir" Sent to President Richard Nixon, just after his inauguration was placed in the "1970 White House Book of Memoirs"
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