Sheila-Na-Gig online Contributor Writes Amazon Review for George Franklin’s Collection
Many thanks to Sheila-Na-Gig online contributor Kersten Christianson for writing the following Amazon review for George Franklin’s book Traveling For No Good Reason:
“Traveling for No Good Reason is comprised of poems written by a well-read poet. George Franklin writes of sunlight and death, cafes in distant cities and of a woman with whom communication is more physical than verbal. I can’t help but think of Charles Bukowski when reading this collection. An additional delight is Franklin’s adept use of mythology in his work. Part allegory, wholly reflective, these are the poems I’ll remember most from this work. This is a collection you’ll read once, read again and add to the bookshelf.”
I co-founded the small press poetry magazine Sheila-Na-Gig in California in 1990. I ran the press for 10 years, producing 14 print copies of the journal. I now hold a Ph.D. in 20th Century American Literature from Ohio University and an MFA in poetry from the University of Washington. I am currently an Associate Professor of English at Ohio University Southern, where I teach courses in composition, American literature, and creative writing. My poetry, creative nonfiction, and critical essays have appeared, or are forthcoming, in The Brock Review, Proteus, Rattle, Spillway, and the critical anthologies, The Body in Medical Culture; On the Literary Nonfiction of Nancy Mairs; and Stephen King’s Contemporary Classics: Reflections on the Modern Master of Horror.