Idylls of Being by Melvin Litton
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"While idylls typically evoke airy pastoral themes, these root to an older, tragic tradition. Threads of man, elements, and seasons play in and out, weaving quest, mortality, landscape, and dream in four poems penned over forty years ago then boxed away, now unearthed, dusted off, and let to breathe."
Melvin Litton’s stories have appeared in Chiron Review, Mobius, Foliate Oak, Floyd County Moonshine, Pif, First Intensity, with poetry in Broadkill Review, The Gasconade Review, Literary Hatchet, Stray Branch, and a chapbook "From the Bone" via Spartan Press. He has two published novels: GEMINGA, a man/raven fable concerning the Shining Path in Peru (III Publishing, 1993); and I, JOAQUIN, a ctional memoir of the Gold Rush bandit, Joaquin Murrieta, as told by his head encased in alcohol (Creative Arts Book Co., 2003) – both available in new editions from Crossroad Press. His third novel, CASPION & e White Buffalo, a saga of the American West, is forthcoming in 2018, again from Crossroad Press. He is a retired carpenter and lives in Lawrence, KS with his wife Debra and their black and tan shepherd Jack. He also writes and performs songs solo and with the Border Band: wwwborderband.com