PRLog (Press Release)
- Mar. 2, 2013 -
With influences of T.S. Eliot, Robert Frost, and John Keats, Ryan Fredric Steinbeck's "Tales of a Stone Mason" is a crafted a book of spirited poetry with richly layered stories that are both real, fictional, and metaphorical. The collection began taking shape when he expanded his ambitious reach into new territory, focusing some poems on his ancestry, including "Saint Chrisostom and the Untimely Exit, 1867," "Frank," "Cherokee," "Ancestry," and "Nobody's Son."
This book of poems finds him getting into much different characters like never before, and there's an authentic personality emerging from his writing that was not as prominent in previous collections. The poems "One Truth," "Greater Than Love," "Proof," and "Begin To Understand,"
suggest that Steinbeck has a heartfelt understanding that universal love is the most important aspect of life. "Sunrise" and "In A Moment" display in subtle aspects of what twenty years of practicing Yoga and meditation can do to a thought process. There is even a poem about The Shawshank Redemption titled "Reclamation,"
is an ode to "I am the Walrus".
Tales of a Stone Mason will be available in April 2013 at all online bookstores and for order at all brick and mortar stores. Also available on Amazon Kindle