by Alton



Book Details

Language : English
Publication Date : 7/16/2011

Format : Softcover
Dimensions : 6x9
Page Count : 80
ISBN : 9781462023240
Format : Hardcover
Dimensions : 6x9
Page Count : 80
ISBN : 9781462023257
Format : E-Book
Dimensions : N/A
Page Count : 80
ISBN : 9781462023264

About the Book

From the complex, colorful, and sometimes harsh world of New Orleans comes a collection of poetry centered on life in all its facets. Irish, tough, and eloquent, poet Alton channels his experiences growing up the Big Easy’s St. Thomas Projects into hard-hitting, honest verse. Alton’s poetry encompasses us all—parents, siblings, friends, and even strangers. While greed, hate, anger, death, and sadness are part of the natural order of nature, Alton also believes love and kindness, peace and life, and all the good and bad things that co-exist in our world are also natural. With unique rhythms and soul-stirring prose, these poems touch on the wide breadth of experiences in our lives. From encouraging us to live each day to the fullest in “Living Out Loud” to the ramifications of hate-filled actions in “Right to Bleed,” Alton presents both sides of life and forces us to see them both for their true colors. Dedicated to all people and the world we share, Thoughtlessthought will challenge, inspire, and delight.

About the Author

Alton was born in 1951 in the Irish Channel area of New Orleans. He began writing poetry at the age of fifty-seven.