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Poet and children's book author Remo Perini first published some of the poems found in this book with the National Library of Poetry. Remo's prolific writing continued which resulted in his newly debuted book poetry, Evens and Beginnings, A Collection of Odds and Ends. Remo's unique mastery of poetry has had many influences including musician Lori Anderson and writing techniques used by such greats as Kurt Vonnegut, drawing the reader in by playfully offering tidbits of meaning while obscuring depth of understanding, using new words or those of vague familiarity. Creative ideas such as Evens and Beginnings, A Collection of Odds and Ends (E&B), some from his own mind while some of his humorous offerings are fictional yet based on warping historic facts. Remo believes that a great book is not dictated by its subject but by the skill of the writer: "A great writer can write about a speck of dust that has been laying on a shelf for ten years and make it interesting and intriguing," says Remo. His hope is that all of his readers come away from his books with a sense of joy, curiosity, or humor from their experience. Remo grew up in NY the eldest son of two elementary school teachers and moved to San Jose, CA after college graduation. He hosted a radio show on 89.7FM KFJC, called "The Gateway to Infinity" where he attained some local celebrity through his weekly satirical feature, "Bay Area Laundromats (BAL)". In response to a BAL press release, David Letterman's producer said "We would love to have you on the show, but your feature is local and we only bring on guests of national interest." Then, demonstrating the sincerest form of flattery, Letterman aired a laundromat segment the next week. In addition to his 2022 debut book E&B, Remo has four upcoming books in other genres, his book of humor, HA! (2022), and a series of children's books with a protagonist named Eustace, beginning with Eustace and the Christmas Swim (2023-2025). The book of humor and the book of poetry are each dedicated to his father and mother, respectively. Remo lives with two young sons, Nico and Mateo and a poodle named Enzo, in Vienna, VA, just West of DC. Remo aspires to become the Bard of Vienna, or the Bard of anyplace looking for a Bard.
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Even and Beginnings
A Collection of Odds and Ends
by Remo Perini

Overview


Evens and Beginnings is a fantastic collection of spellbinding poetry written in a pure, occasionally harsh, raw, but fascinating writing style that intriguingly addresses many profound thoughts that represent life to the fullest. True love: is it genuine or simply an illusion? Why might later hate, suffering, conflict, and rejection take the place of the love promise "until death do us part"? Is there really a need for you to worry about whether your family or children will be all right if you pass away? Do you need to consider whether you made others happy while alive? If not, is there any justification for regrets? Remo Perini begins by explaining why he wrote these poems and to whom he dedicated this collection. Remo introduces you to his mother at this point, and you will learn about a strong-willed, tough woman whose love for children and enthusiasm will make you smile and warm your heart. She's blind at ninety, wants to drive a car, and she's quick to make a joke.

"Tomorrow's Yesterday" is a memorable poem from the collection. Through this poem, the author encourages us to take risks that will lead to a better tomorrow. I appreciated the scene in which Remo Perini encouraged us to throw caution to the wind, be brave, and take a chance. This is the only way to realize your dream and fulfill your quest. 

In the poem, "Till Death Do Us Part", Remo shares insightful knowledge of the marital institution. He advises couples to be cautious about who they choose, encourages spouses to work together to achieve the goals they both aspire to. In this poem, the author writes about how feelings change over time, maintaining a pragmatic view. 

He searches within, analyzes his thoughts, and expresses them in concrete ideas that reflect his power of observation. He describes personal experiences and shares his philosophy of life through poetry. He teaches readers to value the moment and dare to take risks to discover a new reality. These poems also have a spiritual perspective, reminding us of the importance of searching for purpose, always with a clear objective in mind.

The Profit Prophet is about gaining wealth at the expense of your soul. Calamity and Chaos is about finding peace within ourselves amidst the world's stresses. Nobody is about a man who is alone and lonely and is considering suicide because he has nobody with whom to share his feelings.

The author organized his work by including backgrounds unique to each poem. This feature elicits emotion and expands your knowledge of what is going on. There is nothing about Evens and Beginnings to dislike. Through his work, Perini shows the reader that harmony is everywhere around us. The book is filled with emotionally resonant, profoundly thoughtful, contemplative, well-written, well-conceived poems, with verses that will touch you deeply. Enjoy!

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Description


The poet knows and shares that verse is the language of the emotions of life. Remo Perini does justice to his emotions in Evens and Beginnings: A Collection of Odds and Ends, a beautiful collection of poems about love, death, divorce, capitalism, loneliness, suicide, finding peace, frogs, and so much more. The poems are all significant, speaking about the journey through life and how all seek to find purpose, how some find it and others don't. It's a mixture of short and long poems that keeps you engaged. Evens and Beginnings is deep, eloquent, and meaningful. Perini touches on the trials, triumphs, and hurdles we all face. Every poem is special and unique. Perini beautifully articulates his perceptions of life experiences that are relatable. The way Perini envisions these experiences captures the beauty of even the darker and trying emotions. The images Perini included to accompany each poem were carefully selected to complement the poetry. Perini is an outstanding writer who can communicate positive and negative emotions charmingly. This book is filled with emotionally resonant, profoundly thoughtful, contemplative, well-written, well-conceived poems. The poems themselves represent many styles. Free verse, lilting rhyming verse, epistolary verse, this collection is a mirage of poetic happenings and styles, just as the title suggests. The sentiments express life in its fullness, spanning the wide panorama of emotions from pure joy to heart-breaking sadness, from love to disappointment and disillusionment. The poems are pure, raw, and sometimes harsh, reflecting life in its fullness. There are simple pleasures, too. Like music: "A tune is tasted, tingling time, To an open ear, a taste of brightness, An absolute abounding rhyme." Perini begins with a touching dedication to his mother and all she was and still is; a creative force that set the standards high for both her sons, especially the poet himself. His Dedication and Foreword read like a brief memory that is continued in his poetic renditions. Spellbinding and thought-provoking, this collection of poetry might be the odds and ends that its subtitle suggests, and a poignant metaphor for life. The book opens with "This Is," a contemplative poem marveling at the wonder of creation. "The Profit Prophet" is a sharp critique of the relentless pursuit of material possessions that bring neither happiness nor fulfillment. "Nobody" follows the everyday life of a broken man lost in the pit of despair and loneliness. "Our Country 'Tis" lays bare the faults, struggles, hopes, and dreams of America as a country and what it strives to be. "'Til Death Do Us Part" speaks of the slow deterioration of a relationship built on love and trust. "Calamity and Chaos" delves into the rigors of our day-to-day lives filled with stress, anxiety, and anger. "Mirror" encourages readers to look twice into their beliefs. Evens and Beginnings is a thoughtful and poignant poetry collection that leaves you with a lot to think about. Remo Perini's mesmerizing verses will strike a chord in your heart and force you to introspect. Stylistically, some of the poems are experimental, with non-rhythmic verses and non-traditional structures. While some of them have clearly discernable topics and subject matter, others are more abstract. Despite the similar underlying theme of the nature of existence and the exploration of the human condition, every single one feels unique and brings something of its own to the narrative. Evens and Beginnings is highly recommended to poetry lovers.
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Overview


Evens and Beginnings is a fantastic collection of spellbinding poetry written in a pure, occasionally harsh, raw, but fascinating writing style that intriguingly addresses many profound thoughts that represent life to the fullest. True love: is it genuine or simply an illusion? Why might later hate, suffering, conflict, and rejection take the place of the love promise "until death do us part"? Is there really a need for you to worry about whether your family or children will be all right if you pass away? Do you need to consider whether you made others happy while alive? If not, is there any justification for regrets? Remo Perini begins by explaining why he wrote these poems and to whom he dedicated this collection. Remo introduces you to his mother at this point, and you will learn about a strong-willed, tough woman whose love for children and enthusiasm will make you smile and warm your heart. She's blind at ninety, wants to drive a car, and she's quick to make a joke.

"Tomorrow's Yesterday" is a memorable poem from the collection. Through this poem, the author encourages us to take risks that will lead to a better tomorrow. I appreciated the scene in which Remo Perini encouraged us to throw caution to the wind, be brave, and take a chance. This is the only way to realize your dream and fulfill your quest. 

In the poem, "Till Death Do Us Part", Remo shares insightful knowledge of the marital institution. He advises couples to be cautious about who they choose, encourages spouses to work together to achieve the goals they both aspire to. In this poem, the author writes about how feelings change over time, maintaining a pragmatic view. 

He searches within, analyzes his thoughts, and expresses them in concrete ideas that reflect his power of observation. He describes personal experiences and shares his philosophy of life through poetry. He teaches readers to value the moment and dare to take risks to discover a new reality. These poems also have a spiritual perspective, reminding us of the importance of searching for purpose, always with a clear objective in mind.

The Profit Prophet is about gaining wealth at the expense of your soul. Calamity and Chaos is about finding peace within ourselves amidst the world's stresses. Nobody is about a man who is alone and lonely and is considering suicide because he has nobody with whom to share his feelings.

The author organized his work by including backgrounds unique to each poem. This feature elicits emotion and expands your knowledge of what is going on. There is nothing about Evens and Beginnings to dislike. Through his work, Perini shows the reader that harmony is everywhere around us. The book is filled with emotionally resonant, profoundly thoughtful, contemplative, well-written, well-conceived poems, with verses that will touch you deeply. Enjoy!

Read more

Description


The poet knows and shares that verse is the language of the emotions of life. Remo Perini does justice to his emotions in Evens and Beginnings: A Collection of Odds and Ends, a beautiful collection of poems about love, death, divorce, capitalism, loneliness, suicide, finding peace, frogs, and so much more. The poems are all significant, speaking about the journey through life and how all seek to find purpose, how some find it and others don't. It's a mixture of short and long poems that keeps you engaged. Evens and Beginnings is deep, eloquent, and meaningful. Perini touches on the trials, triumphs, and hurdles we all face. Every poem is special and unique. Perini beautifully articulates his perceptions of life experiences that are relatable. The way Perini envisions these experiences captures the beauty of even the darker and trying emotions. The images Perini included to accompany each poem were carefully selected to complement the poetry. Perini is an outstanding writer who can communicate positive and negative emotions charmingly. This book is filled with emotionally resonant, profoundly thoughtful, contemplative, well-written, well-conceived poems. The poems themselves represent many styles. Free verse, lilting rhyming verse, epistolary verse, this collection is a mirage of poetic happenings and styles, just as the title suggests. The sentiments express life in its fullness, spanning the wide panorama of emotions from pure joy to heart-breaking sadness, from love to disappointment and disillusionment. The poems are pure, raw, and sometimes harsh, reflecting life in its fullness. There are simple pleasures, too. Like music: "A tune is tasted, tingling time, To an open ear, a taste of brightness, An absolute abounding rhyme." Perini begins with a touching dedication to his mother and all she was and still is; a creative force that set the standards high for both her sons, especially the poet himself. His Dedication and Foreword read like a brief memory that is continued in his poetic renditions. Spellbinding and thought-provoking, this collection of poetry might be the odds and ends that its subtitle suggests, and a poignant metaphor for life. The book opens with "This Is," a contemplative poem marveling at the wonder of creation. "The Profit Prophet" is a sharp critique of the relentless pursuit of material possessions that bring neither happiness nor fulfillment. "Nobody" follows the everyday life of a broken man lost in the pit of despair and loneliness. "Our Country 'Tis" lays bare the faults, struggles, hopes, and dreams of America as a country and what it strives to be. "'Til Death Do Us Part" speaks of the slow deterioration of a relationship built on love and trust. "Calamity and Chaos" delves into the rigors of our day-to-day lives filled with stress, anxiety, and anger. "Mirror" encourages readers to look twice into their beliefs. Evens and Beginnings is a thoughtful and poignant poetry collection that leaves you with a lot to think about. Remo Perini's mesmerizing verses will strike a chord in your heart and force you to introspect. Stylistically, some of the poems are experimental, with non-rhythmic verses and non-traditional structures. While some of them have clearly discernable topics and subject matter, others are more abstract. Despite the similar underlying theme of the nature of existence and the exploration of the human condition, every single one feels unique and brings something of its own to the narrative. Evens and Beginnings is highly recommended to poetry lovers.

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Book details

Genre:POETRY

Subgenre:General

Language:English

Pages:46

Format:Paperback

Paperback ISBN:9798985887778


Overview


Evens and Beginnings is a fantastic collection of spellbinding poetry written in a pure, occasionally harsh, raw, but fascinating writing style that intriguingly addresses many profound thoughts that represent life to the fullest. True love: is it genuine or simply an illusion? Why might later hate, suffering, conflict, and rejection take the place of the love promise "until death do us part"? Is there really a need for you to worry about whether your family or children will be all right if you pass away? Do you need to consider whether you made others happy while alive? If not, is there any justification for regrets? Remo Perini begins by explaining why he wrote these poems and to whom he dedicated this collection. Remo introduces you to his mother at this point, and you will learn about a strong-willed, tough woman whose love for children and enthusiasm will make you smile and warm your heart. She's blind at ninety, wants to drive a car, and she's quick to make a joke.

"Tomorrow's Yesterday" is a memorable poem from the collection. Through this poem, the author encourages us to take risks that will lead to a better tomorrow. I appreciated the scene in which Remo Perini encouraged us to throw caution to the wind, be brave, and take a chance. This is the only way to realize your dream and fulfill your quest. 

In the poem, "Till Death Do Us Part", Remo shares insightful knowledge of the marital institution. He advises couples to be cautious about who they choose, encourages spouses to work together to achieve the goals they both aspire to. In this poem, the author writes about how feelings change over time, maintaining a pragmatic view. 

He searches within, analyzes his thoughts, and expresses them in concrete ideas that reflect his power of observation. He describes personal experiences and shares his philosophy of life through poetry. He teaches readers to value the moment and dare to take risks to discover a new reality. These poems also have a spiritual perspective, reminding us of the importance of searching for purpose, always with a clear objective in mind.

The Profit Prophet is about gaining wealth at the expense of your soul. Calamity and Chaos is about finding peace within ourselves amidst the world's stresses. Nobody is about a man who is alone and lonely and is considering suicide because he has nobody with whom to share his feelings.

The author organized his work by including backgrounds unique to each poem. This feature elicits emotion and expands your knowledge of what is going on. There is nothing about Evens and Beginnings to dislike. Through his work, Perini shows the reader that harmony is everywhere around us. The book is filled with emotionally resonant, profoundly thoughtful, contemplative, well-written, well-conceived poems, with verses that will touch you deeply. Enjoy!

Read more

Description


The poet knows and shares that verse is the language of the emotions of life. Remo Perini does justice to his emotions in Evens and Beginnings: A Collection of Odds and Ends, a beautiful collection of poems about love, death, divorce, capitalism, loneliness, suicide, finding peace, frogs, and so much more. The poems are all significant, speaking about the journey through life and how all seek to find purpose, how some find it and others don't. It's a mixture of short and long poems that keeps you engaged. Evens and Beginnings is deep, eloquent, and meaningful. Perini touches on the trials, triumphs, and hurdles we all face. Every poem is special and unique. Perini beautifully articulates his perceptions of life experiences that are relatable. The way Perini envisions these experiences captures the beauty of even the darker and trying emotions. The images Perini included to accompany each poem were carefully selected to complement the poetry. Perini is an outstanding writer who can communicate positive and negative emotions charmingly. This book is filled with emotionally resonant, profoundly thoughtful, contemplative, well-written, well-conceived poems. The poems themselves represent many styles. Free verse, lilting rhyming verse, epistolary verse, this collection is a mirage of poetic happenings and styles, just as the title suggests. The sentiments express life in its fullness, spanning the wide panorama of emotions from pure joy to heart-breaking sadness, from love to disappointment and disillusionment. The poems are pure, raw, and sometimes harsh, reflecting life in its fullness. There are simple pleasures, too. Like music: "A tune is tasted, tingling time, To an open ear, a taste of brightness, An absolute abounding rhyme." Perini begins with a touching dedication to his mother and all she was and still is; a creative force that set the standards high for both her sons, especially the poet himself. His Dedication and Foreword read like a brief memory that is continued in his poetic renditions. Spellbinding and thought-provoking, this collection of poetry might be the odds and ends that its subtitle suggests, and a poignant metaphor for life. The book opens with "This Is," a contemplative poem marveling at the wonder of creation. "The Profit Prophet" is a sharp critique of the relentless pursuit of material possessions that bring neither happiness nor fulfillment. "Nobody" follows the everyday life of a broken man lost in the pit of despair and loneliness. "Our Country 'Tis" lays bare the faults, struggles, hopes, and dreams of America as a country and what it strives to be. "'Til Death Do Us Part" speaks of the slow deterioration of a relationship built on love and trust. "Calamity and Chaos" delves into the rigors of our day-to-day lives filled with stress, anxiety, and anger. "Mirror" encourages readers to look twice into their beliefs. Evens and Beginnings is a thoughtful and poignant poetry collection that leaves you with a lot to think about. Remo Perini's mesmerizing verses will strike a chord in your heart and force you to introspect. Stylistically, some of the poems are experimental, with non-rhythmic verses and non-traditional structures. While some of them have clearly discernable topics and subject matter, others are more abstract. Despite the similar underlying theme of the nature of existence and the exploration of the human condition, every single one feels unique and brings something of its own to the narrative. Evens and Beginnings is highly recommended to poetry lovers.

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About the author


Poet and children's book author Remo Perini first published some of the poems found in this book with the National Library of Poetry. Remo's prolific writing continued which resulted in his newly debuted book poetry, Evens and Beginnings, A Collection of Odds and Ends. Remo's unique mastery of poetry has had many influences including musician Lori Anderson and writing techniques used by such greats as Kurt Vonnegut, drawing the reader in by playfully offering tidbits of meaning while obscuring depth of understanding, using new words or those of vague familiarity. Creative ideas such as Evens and Beginnings, A Collection of Odds and Ends (E&B), some from his own mind while some of his humorous offerings are fictional yet based on warping historic facts. Remo believes that a great book is not dictated by its subject but by the skill of the writer: "A great writer can write about a speck of dust that has been laying on a shelf for ten years and make it interesting and intriguing," says Remo. His hope is that all of his readers come away from his books with a sense of joy, curiosity, or humor from their experience. Remo grew up in NY the eldest son of two elementary school teachers and moved to San Jose, CA after college graduation. He hosted a radio show on 89.7FM KFJC, called "The Gateway to Infinity" where he attained some local celebrity through his weekly satirical feature, "Bay Area Laundromats (BAL)". In response to a BAL press release, David Letterman's producer said "We would love to have you on the show, but your feature is local and we only bring on guests of national interest." Then, demonstrating the sincerest form of flattery, Letterman aired a laundromat segment the next week. In addition to his 2022 debut book E&B, Remo has four upcoming books in other genres, his book of humor, HA! (2022), and a series of children's books with a protagonist named Eustace, beginning with Eustace and the Christmas Swim (2023-2025). The book of humor and the book of poetry are each dedicated to his father and mother, respectively. Remo lives with two young sons, Nico and Mateo and a poodle named Enzo, in Vienna, VA, just West of DC. Remo aspires to become the Bard of Vienna, or the Bard of anyplace looking for a Bard.

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