- June 5, 2019
-- In the first, of a three-book anthology, Earl LeClaire relates events of an early childhood which eventually leads to leaving home at fifteen on a motorcycle and just enough cash to see him through. What he lacked in guidance from parents, and growing up in an Italian culture, was made up for by devoted friends, teachers, and the books he read that told of a world beyond lobstering off the coast of Rhode Island. On My Own will serve as an inspiration to teenagers who feel they face insurmountable barriers.
~ruth weissEarl LeClaire
, poet and raconteur, has worked at a myriad of jobs including, fisherman, lobsterman, nuclear piping designer, historical researcher, cab driver, and chef. He has been writing poetry, fiction, and non-fiction since 1971. He has published poetry, fiction and food articles in many small press and major magazines in the USA and Europe. Earl was awarded first place in the Aquillrelle Poetry Contest 2 for the poem, "Below the Mayonnaise Factory". He is the author of two cookbooks, Cove Creek Farm.Org's Old Timey Appalachian Good Foods and Game Cookbook and Old Swamper's Shellfish and Clambake Cookbook. His book of vignettes, Night Taxi, is currently out of print. His first book of poetry, Below the Mayonnaise Factory, is available through Catawba Press. Earl, 70, lives in the still rugged and beautiful Appalachian Mountains of Western North Carolina half a mile from the Tennessee Line. Deliverance, he is quick to remind you, was a product of the late James Dickey's sometimes strange and twisted mind. However, he says, if you hear banjo music, paddle faster.
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