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Tuesday, 30 May 2017

ReadersFavorite.com on 'The Lost Art of Self'


 

Reviewed by Rich Follett for Readers' Favorite

"Marc D. Brown is a poetic Everyman. Although his third collection of poetry, The Lost Art of Self, was written from a purely personal point of view in an attempt to convey a perceived lack of authenticity in the life he had been living, there is a substantial thread of the universal human experience woven into his poetic narrative. Who among us has not felt, at one time or another, a sense of being out of touch with self and exhausted from giving to a world that takes more and more without giving in return?



Marc D. Brown’s experience is, on a fundamental level, the experience of each of us. From “I am Fiction”: “If you pulled me apart from the inside/You’d discover that I’m not really me/It’s all a fa├žade.”

“I am Fiction” is written deftly in free verse, a style aptly suited to Marc D. Brown’s straightforward, conversational style. There is a captivating depth - a genuine wisdom - behind even the most humble of his poetic expressions.
In The Lost Art of Self Pt 2, Brown taps the main vein of the human condition with breathtaking simplicity and directness: “Have you ever felt so lonely?/So hollow down to the bone./With pleasantries echoing/Almost beyond caring/

Your answer to everything “…So?”

This reflection, while personal, captures a universal human malaise as essential to human experience as DNA.

Marc D. Brown’s The Lost Art of Self makes a compelling poetic argument that we are all works of fiction, stumbling painfully toward authentic existence on an all-too-human terrain.

ReadersFavorite.com on 'Words of Marc D Brown'



Words of Marc D Brown Reviewed by Rich Follett for Readers' Favorite

"Words of Marc D Brown: The Poetry Collection by Marc D Brown is a heartfelt, uncompromising look at the human experience, expressed in readily accessible words and images which leave indelible impressions on the reader. There is a dire simplicity in Brown’s poetry that bespeaks a life defined by loss and despair, buffered by an overarching, incontrovertible sense of hope which colors even the darkest passages. From “An Enclosed Space”: As time goes by/The cage begins to weather/with new life seeping through/and leaving something better.

Words of Marc D Brown: The Poetry Collection gives a clear sense that Marc D Brown is an optimistic realist. He writes of hard-won truths and hard-knock lessons with a candor and cutting-edge vulnerability that make readers want to see what lies around the next corner. Brown’s courage in revealing his inner turmoil and his unwavering commitment to emotional honesty elevate simple words to universal common ground and lend a healing touch to his terse cadences. In “Thoughts,” Brown offers an insight into his reasons for writing: My fingers grip the pen/it bleeds out words for you/A gift from my heart and mind/A gift from me to you.

In refreshing contrast to the legion of self-impressed poets who tout their own merits with pompous audacity, Marc D Brown approaches his muse with humility and gratitude. This sincere frame imbues his work with a clear focus and singularity of (generous) purpose. Readers who look past the darkness and pain expressed in his work will find an ebullient and inspiring sense of light waiting on the other side.
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Thursday, 25 May 2017

A Re-Introduction to Myself

Hello to everyone and anyone who may be reading this and thank you! I appreciate your time.

My name is Marc D Brown I was born in the U.K. 1985 (I've realized it's silly putting your age on things like these as quite clearly...it changes yearly, meaning you have to remember to change every bio you write annually).



Anyway...a little about me (i'll make it brief) and in list form to make it even quicker
1. I've been married since 2011
2. I have 2 Huskies
3. I write a lot of poetry and sometimes attempt to write stories
4. I have a couple of books available to buy on Amazon.
5. I try to read as much as possible.
6. I love to play on my Xbox...I'm pretty much a man child.
7. I constantly have a lot of creative ideas that i either forget about or start thinking of something new before the last thing actually began.
8. My attention span can be pretty crap!!!

That's pretty much me...quite boring and simple really but that's how i like it.

This blog will be used for a multitude of things such as a place to post my writing, articles of my opinions of stuff i.e. news, music, movies. i'll also occasionally try to help promote fellow poets because god knows we need the help!

If you would like to find and follow me elsewhere, please do so at the following...

You can find me on 
Twitter: The Words of Marc D Brown T 
Facebook: The Words of Marc D Brown FB
Instagram: The Words of Marc D Brown IG

My Books Available on Amazon


The following are books and e-books i've released for sale on Amazon, in order.


Words of Marc D Brown (2012) - My first Poetry collection (PB/K)
*Awarded 5 Stars by readersfavorite.com
 Buy on Amazon"In refreshing contrast to the legion of self-impressed poets who tout their own merits with pompous audacity, Marc D Brown approaches his muse with humility and gratitude. This sincere frame imbues his work with a clear focus and singularity of (generous) purpose. Readers who look past the darkness and pain expressed in his work will find an ebullient and inspiring sense of light waiting on the other side." Reviewed by Rich Follett for Readers' Favorite


20Seven (2012) - My second Poetry collection [Currently being edited] (K)
 Buy on Amazon


Dreams of Red (2013) - A short horror/gore story. [Currently being edited] (K)



The Lost Art Of Self (2016) - My third Poetry collection (PB/K)
*Awarded 5 Stars by readersfavorite.com
 Buy on Amazon"This reflection, while personal, captures a universal human malaise as essential to human experience as DNA. Marc D. Brown’s The Lost Art of Self makes a compelling poetic argument that we are all works of fiction, stumbling painfully toward authentic existence on an all-too-human terrain." Reviewed by Rich Follett for Readers' Favorite


PB - Available in paperback
K - Available on Kindle/Ebook format

Wednesday, 24 May 2017

Time - A poem inspired by the Manchester bombing

Time


Time, there’s never enough
We live the seconds away
Day by day
Taking all we can
Not out of greed
But need
Time, it’s the most precious of things.

Time, although time is endless
We never have enough
Some get to live down the clock
Appreciating each second, each moment
Some have theirs taken far too soon
A blink and it’s gone
In the flicker of a light
Time, it’s the most precious of things.

Time, we don’t always appreciate it
We don’t appreciate the time we’ve got
To spend with friends, family or lovers
We take it for granted
Don’t give it a second thought
But time…its’s the most precious of things.

Time, think of the time you’ve had
Think of the time you have
It’s more than some and unfortunately, maybe less than others
You have to make the seconds, minutes, hours count for you
Take the time to make you happy
Whether it be exploring new places
Or just sat on the sofa, drinking coffee
Time is the most precious of things.

From each breath of wind
To every teardrop that falls
However you do it
Enjoy the time you have

Because it truly is the most precious of things.

#Manchester #StayStrong #TogetherWeStand