I was a poet before I became a songwriter and a collection of my work was published fourteen years ago. Currently in its 3rd printing,"Raised in the Shadow" is a collection of 25 poems I wrote when turning 50. It was a difficult juncture in my life. I was a single parent, broke but not broken.
At my recent concert at Le Haute Desert Aerie in Pioneertown I read four of the poems from "Raised In The Shadow" between songs. Dan O'Dowd recorded the entire concert for a music video and is breaking out those four short readings into separate YouTube videos.
I think this video and the ones that follow will give you a taste of the emotional flavor of the book. If you like what you hear you may purchase a copy of "Raised in the Shadow" from this site by clicking on the "Poetry" button in the menu at the top of this page or from Amazon .
"Raised in the Shadow" is also available as an e-book for your Kindle, Ipad or computer at Smashwords .