The Orchard Street Press is very pleased to announce the release of The Secret Care The World Takes, the engaging, wide-ranging new collection of poems by Bob Wickless of Reidsville, North Carolina.
About The Secret Care The World Takes, Jonathan K. Rice, author of Killing Time and The Ukulele and Other Poems, writes: “…throughout this collection, Wickless crafts a search for meaning from his meditative nature poems through scenes of ordinary lives, art by Grant Wood, the music of Big Bill Broonzy, and the work of Whitman and Frost. He weaves a satisfying narrative through time and place. A wonderful read.”
Mary Makofske, award-winning author of The Gambler’s Daughter and No Angels, comments: “Wide-ranging in style and topics, both serious and humorous, alternating between observation and memory, Wickless has a keen eye for children, the elderly, the natural world, the discarded or unnoticed, and skillfully gives voice to a varied cast—an aging cover girl, a TV repairman, a watchmaker, an editor composing a rejection slip. Wickless proves “the world is not just hard- /Ware, but filled with mystery.”
The Secret Care The World Takes is available for $16, both online and by mail from:
The Orchard Street Press
P.O. Box 280
Gates Mills, Ohio 44040