The poems appearing in J. Matthew Waters’ third collection of poetry were chosen from over 500 poems published on his blog (jdubqca.com) over a period of 30 months since January 2012, concluding with an unreleased piece consisting of four haiku.
Targeted Age Group:: Teen, Young Adult, Adult
What Inspired You to Write Your Book?
I’ve been writing poetry since a teenager – it is ongoing love affair.
How Did You Come up With Your Characters?
The characters in my poems come from real life experiences, touching upon myself, my family, friends, people I’ve met or those who I wish to meet or could have met.
No wires needed here
just plant yourself
in a pod
plunge yourself in
magic carpet rides
on movie screens
One way tickets
turn into gold
where white rabbits
introduce new holes
About the Author:
J MATTHEW WATERS was born November 13, 1961 in Rock Island, Illinois, and grew up across the Mississippi River in Davenport, Iowa. In 1984 he graduated from the University of Iowa with a B.A. in English. His first collection of poetry, “Five Hundred Pieces,” was self-published in 1997. His second collection, “In the Middle of Somewhere,” was released as a Kindle edition in 2011. The poems appearing in his third collection, “101 Chances,” were chosen from over 500 poems published on his blog during the previous 30 months, concluding with an unreleased piece consisting of four haiku. A resident of Cedar Rapids, Iowa since 1993, he is employed as an executive in the financial services industry. He and his wife, Norma Jean, have been together for over 30 years and have four grown children.
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