Father's Philosophy: Poems
|UW-L Author:||Patrick T. Randolph, M.A.
English as a Second Language
Randolph, Patrick T. Father's Philosophy: Poems. Elkhorn, WI: Popcorn Press, 2006.
Patrick T. Randolph’s collection of poetry is an eclectic blend of various styles of verse: English sonnets, Japanese tanka and haiku, and English free verse.
The poems include crisp, sharp images of the Midwest, particularly scenes from rural Wisconsin towns and homes. Themes range from waking to the celebration of married life to discovering the unique gift of winter snowflakes.
A number of the works in Father’s Philosophy have been published by such journals and quarterlies as Bellowing Ark Literary Journal, California Quarterly, The Rockford Review, and Free Verse Magazine. Poems in this collection have also appeared in magazines and anthologies in Japan and Israel.
About the Author
Patrick T. Randolph and his soul-inspiring wife, Gamze, live on the banks of the mighty Mississippi. Patrick teaches academic and creative writing in the English as a Second Language Department at the University of Wisconsin-La Crosse. His collection of poems, Father's Philosophy, has been a best seller for Mobi-Pocket Books and Popcorn Press. He is currently working on another collection of poems, Empty Shoes: Poems on the Hungry and the Homeless. The proceeds from this book will benefit Wisconsin based food and homeless shelters. Patrick has had poems published in Anthology Magazine, Apple Valley Review, Byline Magazine, California Quarterly, Free Verse, Main Channel Voices, The Rockford Review, Storyteller, and many other publications in the States and abroad.