John G Evans
Poetry is my genre of choice simply for the metaphorical landscape which provides within each line an imperative, and glimpse into the esoteric values which may be revealed to the right person. Upon publishing my first legitimate book, Vehemence: In Silence, We Weep, I am hopeful this small book of 60 pages will benefit a hurting society of survivors. Thank you in advance for staying with me.
I have recently published my second book entitled, "I AM: The Tiny Mustard Seed" and is available. This book of 208 pages excavates the author's soul in search of answers as to why violence towards others is so damaging, and how may we work towards a global peace that reaps generous portions of mercy. As well, he goes into further detail regarding the effects of his psychic wounds, and tries to discover a way through the pain.
Press and Media Mentions
- Vehemence In Silence, We Weep John G Evans CreateSpace (60 pp.) ISBN: 978-1-5429-8207-8; February 8, 2017 "This debut volume affirms poetry's power to help individuals communicate their most painful psychic wounds. The literary critic Geoffrey H Hartman writes of poetry's ability to "read the wound" of trauma. Verse, he suggests, can help people describe their deepest hurts when speech cannot. Likewise, the journalist David Finkel tells stories of veterans who use create writing to work through the tragedies they endured in war. Evans has similar hopes for poetry, and early in his new collection, he recalls a time when "writing in generalized terms was therapeutic." If he were to move past his own pain, the "imperative was to write. And, upon reflecting on the trauma(s), words overflowed from an esoteric place." The result of that overflow is a slim, often potent gathering of verse that testifies to poetry's capacity to heal..." -Kirkus Reviews