Middle Island Press

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   Dec 26

–Chicken Train

Chicken Train (2015)
ISBN 978-0692711828
By Terry Minchow-Proffitt
Designed by Hannah Minchow-Proffitt

Praise for Chicken Train (from the back cover):

“Why we like or dislike almost all forms of creative
expression is a mystery. It’s not exactly technical. You can like
someone’s drawing or painting without knowing anything about art.
This is even more true about music. You can be tone deaf and still
appreciate someone’s singing or songwriting. Poetry is a form of
creative expression that I have appreciated nearly all of my life.
When done well, like a fingerprint, or more accurately, a finger
painting, whether erudite or sloppy as a five-year-old discovering
the joy of the color blue, a poem written well and from the heart is
as personal and universal as any and all human connection.

Terry Minchow-Proffitt’s collection of poems is a testament to
that simple truth. Each poem is part of a greater story, a string of
memories, images, and people, but mainly a strong and stirring
collection of places–places on the map, places in the mind, places in
the lost and mysterious thing we call the past, places from which
we couldn’t wait to leave, and places to which we only wish we
could return. Read these poems as you would signs along the
highway, some quickly, some slowly, it doesn’t matter. Each one will
spark your imagination or wake a forgotten memory, and suggest a
direction, backward or forward, but always toward a destiny, a
destination . . . a place you will recognize.”

~ Steve Cash, Ozark Mountain Daredevils

(Chicken Train is also available via Amazon.com.)

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