The Twisted Muse
A Collection of Poetry and Lyric Verse
About the Book
Author Richard Corey has worn many different outfits in his young life. As a student in his undergraduate studies at Concord University to his master’s studies at Ohio University, he paid his way through school by performing musically and gambling professionally throughout the southeastern United States.
Shaping his life and bending his mind to create The Twisted Muse, which he started as early as 1989 to present day, he presents a work of poetry that witnesses the evolution of his life—from “Diary of a Psychopath” to the song “I Am.” Struggling with economic hardship and bipolar disorder as well as almost losing his writing hand in a horrific accident in 2009, he selected these poems and songs from his handwritten pages. Through these works, Corey shares his multifaceted persona as a seeker, a reader, a lover of nature, of country music, and cowboy movies.
Filled with many vivid images and pleasing sonic effects, this collection of poetry offers insight into how Corey grew as a writer, lyricist, and person while living with bipolar disorder.
About the Author
Richard Corey was born and raised deep in the Appalachian Mountains. He earned an undergraduate degree at Concord University and studied for his master’s degree at Ohio University.