PORTLAND, OR; February 28, 2022-- 21st Century Autoimmune Blues is multi-genre author Brent Terry’s fourth collection. Terry brazenly confronts subjects that are simultaneously political and personal. The undertones range from comedic to emotional, stimulating the head, heart, and gut. Every poem in this collection hums with an underlying anxiety caused by living in these fraught and sometimes dismaying times, but Terry never fails to paint a rhythmically sound image.
About Brent Terry
Brent Terry has been an elementary school teacher, coach, running store manager and semi-elite runner. His poetry has won several awards and his poems, stories, reviews and journalism have appeared in many periodicals. He is the author of three collections of poetry and hundreds of unused band names. He has more pairs of running shoes than small beaches have grains of sand, and his love of Dr. Pepper is legendary. Terry lives in Connecticut, where he teaches creative writing and literature at Eastern Connecticut State University.
Praise for Brent Terry
“Brent Terry’s delightful messing around in his new book, with sound, with ideas, with language, with images, it’s always for a serious purpose. His poems record the things of the natural and man-made world while looking into the self, politically and with feeling. “Was there a time before beauty was ironic?“ he asks. He means that, inflicting his intricate wonders with plenty of irony and wit, but also with much real, sincere beauty. These are poems of panache, energy, and just a touch of the right kind of aggression and in all the right directions. “It was the year of weird food and devastation,“ Terry writes. 21st Century Autoimmune Blues is about who we are, who we’ve been recently, and who we Americans have always been.”
About Unsolicited Press
Unsolicited Press was founded in 2012 and is based in Portland, OR. The press strives to produce exceptional works of fiction, nonfiction, and poetry from award-winning authors. Learn more at www.unsolicitedpress.com.
21st Century Autoimmune Blues is available on February 28, 2022 as a paperback (110 p.; 978-1-950730-96-4) and e-book (all major retailers). The title is distributed to the trade by Ingram.
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