Ars Poetica book by Nick Coughlin-Standard Edition
Not a book for people looking for daisies
During a poetry class at the University of Minnesota, Nicholas Coughlin penned a collection of eight poems dealing with animal rights, racial discord, the American dream and other issues. These poems, which became Ars Poetica, wrestle with the traumatic and soul-searching issues one person has dealt with as he found his place in the world. The issues are confronted head on, the images are arresting, the language is sharp. Ars Poetica isn’t a book for one who is looking for daisies in a field of flowers, but it is honest in its portrayal of some of the ugly underside of modern life. As Thoreau causes one to examine where life should take us, these poems challenge the reader to confront accepted norms and ask whether they ought to be accepted. Ars Poetica is the first book coming from Nick Coughlin’s pen, but we can only hope it will not be the last. He has much to say, says it well without wasting words, and when we close the last page we know we must return to the beginning to have another read.
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For more by Nick Coughlin, see About Being A Vegetarian