Thursday, July 18, 2013

John W. Gorski Takes Inspiration from Whitman and Dickinson

Seattle, WA (PRWEB) July 18, 2013 - For poet John W. Gorski, music, art and literature have been a saving grace. In “Blue Period in Seattle: Selected Poems (1991-2011)” (published by iUniverse), Gorski finds the physical beauty of everyday situations despite the negative aspects he has faced in his own life.

Of his poetry, Gorski says, “I have strong visual and auditory impressions of the cities and suburbs I’ve lived in. I have a wry, even dry sense of humor about some of the day to day situations I find myself in.” He believes his poetry is straightforward without being too facile.

An excerpt from “Blue Period in Seattle”:

“Umbrella of soft, rainy clouds

above Third avenue

as the clock strikes twelve times

this August Saturday of hypnotized minds.

All the drunken vagabonds

wear the clothes of young men

as they weave down the concrete

with a misty shoreline

in their sleepy, seasick eyes.”

“Blue Period in Seattle”

By John W. Gorski

Softcover | 5 x 8in | 92 pages | ISBN 9781462054169

E-Book | 92 pages | ISBN 9781462054176

Available at Amazon and Barnes & Noble

About the Author

John W. Gorski grew up in primarily in Maryland and Ohio. He has a B.A. in English from the University of Cincinnati. He has studied poetry writing at the University of Washington Extension and the Hugo House in Seattle. He has lived in Seattle since 1976. More information can be found at

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