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Jacob Grovey has been writing since he was a child. He says his objective is not to become "rich and famous" with his writing, but simply to speak for those who feel they don't have a voice. In his work, you are able to see how he allows the audience to be a part of his journey, not just read about it. 

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The Book of Jacob
by Jacob Grovey

Overview


"The Book of Jacob" is a poetic autobiography. The collection deals with the joy, pain, love, loss, heartache, religion and politics that have made Jacob Grovey who he is (and allowed him to dream of who he can become). The poems are sometimes dark, sometimes humorous, sometimes sad, but always truthful. Each poem is a part of who Jacob is and the chapters of his life are chronicled in verses. This is Jacob in his most honest and vulnerable form.

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Description


The world of poetry can be quite pretentious. Many times, we will read prose from writers who would like us to believe they are not flawed. They talk to us about subjects as if they've mastered them all. Often, it actually seems some poets condescendingly "talk at" their audience instead of "talking to" us. "The Book of Jacob" does not fit that mold. This collection is a journey similar to what many of us have experienced in our lives. Sadness is in an emotionally epic game of tug of war with happiness. Just when we think we've found love, we discover we've found heartache. When we reach points of being ready to give up, a higher power tells us why we shouldn't. We are all perfectly imperfect and accepting that is what "The Book of Jacob" is all about.

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Overview


"The Book of Jacob" is a poetic autobiography. The collection deals with the joy, pain, love, loss, heartache, religion and politics that have made Jacob Grovey who he is (and allowed him to dream of who he can become). The poems are sometimes dark, sometimes humorous, sometimes sad, but always truthful. Each poem is a part of who Jacob is and the chapters of his life are chronicled in verses. This is Jacob in his most honest and vulnerable form.

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Description


The world of poetry can be quite pretentious. Many times, we will read prose from writers who would like us to believe they are not flawed. They talk to us about subjects as if they've mastered them all. Often, it actually seems some poets condescendingly "talk at" their audience instead of "talking to" us. "The Book of Jacob" does not fit that mold. This collection is a journey similar to what many of us have experienced in our lives. Sadness is in an emotionally epic game of tug of war with happiness. Just when we think we've found love, we discover we've found heartache. When we reach points of being ready to give up, a higher power tells us why we shouldn't. We are all perfectly imperfect and accepting that is what "The Book of Jacob" is all about.

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Book details

Genre:POETRY

Subgenre:American / African American & Black

Language:English

Pages:246

eBook ISBN:9780991063307


Overview


"The Book of Jacob" is a poetic autobiography. The collection deals with the joy, pain, love, loss, heartache, religion and politics that have made Jacob Grovey who he is (and allowed him to dream of who he can become). The poems are sometimes dark, sometimes humorous, sometimes sad, but always truthful. Each poem is a part of who Jacob is and the chapters of his life are chronicled in verses. This is Jacob in his most honest and vulnerable form.

Read more

Description


The world of poetry can be quite pretentious. Many times, we will read prose from writers who would like us to believe they are not flawed. They talk to us about subjects as if they've mastered them all. Often, it actually seems some poets condescendingly "talk at" their audience instead of "talking to" us. "The Book of Jacob" does not fit that mold. This collection is a journey similar to what many of us have experienced in our lives. Sadness is in an emotionally epic game of tug of war with happiness. Just when we think we've found love, we discover we've found heartache. When we reach points of being ready to give up, a higher power tells us why we shouldn't. We are all perfectly imperfect and accepting that is what "The Book of Jacob" is all about.

Read more

About the author


Jacob Grovey has been writing since he was a child. He says his objective is not to become "rich and famous" with his writing, but simply to speak for those who feel they don't have a voice. In his work, you are able to see how he allows the audience to be a part of his journey, not just read about it. 

Read more

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