Award-winning poet Bill Garten, author of noted poetry collections “Black Snow,” “Red Rain,” Eventually” and “Symptoms,” releases his fifth collection of poetry, “Box Of Pain, Box Of Fear” (published by AuthorHouse).
The style of “Box Of Pain, Box Of Fear” mimics a confession that Garten hopes readers will find intriguing. Garten’s poems, both observational and autobiographical, render the pain, fear and anguish of life’s cruelest moments including: broken relationships, death and unfulfilled love. Garten conveys these emotional impacts through vivid imagery and calls for readers to reflect on their own emotions.
“The book speaks to the readers’ hearts and minds as well as their pain and fears,” writes Garten. “It demonstrates how we can have human weakness and still be accepted by ourselves and others.”
An excerpt from the title poem in “Box Of Pain, Box Of Fear”:
“It is not a casket but a box we are buried alive in
While living we walk around in it afraid to take a peek
So we don’t look we just avoid it since it is ﬁlled
With pain, fear and trauma - an assorted mix of snacks”