Sunday, March 14, 2010

Scott R. Walvaert - Poet


PACIFIC

By Scott R. Welvaert

SOL Books

Star-crossed lovers, David and Marti, set out to fulfill their dying wish: see the Pacific Ocean. They begin in Minnesota, where they meet at an AIDS clinic, and Pacific chronicles their journey through the Black Hills, past Devil’s Tower, and to Cannon Beach. Before reaching their final destination, they must first accept their fates and the past choices that have led them down this tragic road.

"Welvaert’s characters rush toward their fate even as they seem to evade it, in poems tender and elegiac, poems full of clear-eyed detail and music informed by compassion, gravity, and grace." —Richard Robbins, author of The Untested Hand and Other Americas

"Welvaert’s road trip West makes us want to do as its young and desperate protagonists and take off our shoes “to feel the world again, to step on the jagged rock.” —Richard Terrill, author of Coming Late to Rachmaninoff and Fakebook: Improvisations on a Journey Back to Jazz

BIOGRAPHY
Scott R. Welvaert lives in Chaska, Minnesota, with his wife, two daughters, and a dog named Sparrow. His poetry has been previously published in the Rockhurst Review, Chiron Review, Rockford Review, Cold Mountain Review, Jabberwock Review, Rosebud, Birmingham Poetry Review, Valaparaiso Poetry Review, and numerous other magazines and journals across the country. His published children’s novels include The Curse of the Wendigo and The Mosquito King, the former title being recently nominated for a 2009 Pennsylvania Young Reader’s Choice Award. Pacific is his first full-length collection of poetry.

WEBSITE
http://solbooks.com/authors/scottrwelvaert.html

BLOG
http://scotchowashere.blogspot.com/

OTHER TITLES BY SCOTT
The Curse of the Wendigo
The Mosquito King


PACIFIC LAUNCH DATE
03/01/10


PUBLISHER LINK
http://solbooks.com/


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