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  • Genre:POETRY
  • SubGenre:General
  • Language:English
  • Series title:Signposts
  • Series Number:1
  • Pages:41
  • eBook ISBN:9781937946043

Signposts Vol 1

by Todd Garlington

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Signposts Vol 1: poems that don't mess around. Three lines, three stanzas. Snapshots of time and place. Bookmarks that become pages. Inspired by haiku and tanka, Signposts takes a different direction, shifting the emphasis from nature to urban existence. The results are sometimes dark. An appreciation of irony, however, triumphs over nihilism. A brief synopsis might read: work, loneliness, absurdity, longing. Those with a taste for black comedy and bittersweet anecdotes may recognize their demons.

About the author

Todd Garlington spent his childhood in the Australian Capital Territory and his youth in the San Francisco Bay Area. Film school brought him to Los Angeles, but a love of language ultimately prevailed over an interest in images. He graduated from the University of Southern California with a Masters in Professional Writing. After a rigorous stint in film and television where he served more as a factotum than a wordsmith, he transitioned to the vocation of independent author. His written work explores temporality, decadence, and the paradoxes of personal and cultural identity.

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