Tuesday, April 19, 2011

Flyin' Harleys in Purple Haze

A new collection by noted poet Gerald R Wheeler whose work has often graced the pages of the Blue Collar Review.

Reading Gerald Wheelers Flyin' Harleys in a Purple Haze gave me the same feeling I had after viewing the exhibit: "Requiem: by photographers who died in Vietnam and Indochina." Among the photos displayed was the unforgettable "Girl in the Picture" of the napalmed naked girl anyone who has ever seen will never forget. These are war images and personal poems, frozen in time, exploding, or, about to, onto the page. These are poems recording the bravery, suffering and senselessness of war and the human cost the exact. When will we ever learn?
-- Alan Catlin