Applewood Street by Roger Barbee
The topics in Roger Barbee's book deal with social and financial inequalities in our country without getting either political or preachy. Staple-bound chapbook. 20 pages.
Quiet but powerful, these “slow but sure” poems speak of a world of poverty and sacrifice, where people have no choice but to bear up under the strain of difficult circumstances. Barbee writes of hard times, a drunken father, an aging grandmother buoyed by religious faith, hungry children and grownups making due, with a soft tone that betrays the strength of his scenes. His poems are evocative, dealing with the rural life of the poor and the indomitable spirit of human endurance.
- CL Bledsoe, author of Riceland and Trashcans in Love
Roger Barbee is an excellent writer who tackles a variety of subjects with sensitivity and integrity. In his book, Applewood Street, he shares a beautiful collection of poetry. Each selection will touch your heart as he shares stories of growing up in difficult economic times. Roger reflects on the preciousness of life through the trying times. I encourage you to pick this book up and savior the faith and hope in every word.
- Doug Creamer, Owner of website www.EncouragingU.com
Roger Barbee is a retired educator living on Lake Norman in North Carolina with his wife and four cats. His writing has appeared in the Washington Post, the Birmingham Arts Journal, Page & Spine, Memoir Magazine, Rain Taxi, Potato Soup Magazine, Ailment, New Southern Fugitive, and other print and online publications.
His website: firstname.lastname@example.org