by J.B. Hogan
|Shallow and not very wide.
The Rubicon, Poems and Short Fiction by J.B. Hogan, crosses the stagnant, predictable intellectual waters of conventional thought into a more challenging place—a place that is far less comfortable, much less traditional. There are some 120 poems and twenty plus stories here running the gamut from the personal to the public and from the environment to war. Religion and politics, the two conversational bugbears, find free rein here, as does a Beat sensibility and literary biography in poetic and fictional form. Imagist work, reflections on death and dying, and views of life not bound by geographical limitations highlight this tightly-arranged collection. (342 pages, Tweed Press, 2015)
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|J. B. Hogan is a prolific and award-winning author. He grew up in Fayetteville, Arkansas, but moved to Southern California in 1961 before entering the U. S. Air Force in 1964. After the military, he went back to college, receiving a Ph.D. in English from Arizona State University in 1979. J. B. has published over 250 stories and poems. His novels, The Apostate, Living Behind Time and Losing Cotton—as well as his local baseball history book, Angels in the Ozarks—are available on Amazon.com. J. B. currently serves as Past President of the Washington County (AR) Historical Society. He plays upright bass in East of Zion, a family band that specializes in bluegrass-flavored Americana music. Facebook: J.B. Hogan www.thejbhogan.com|