Breaking the Ice. Mark Prudowsky.
Breaking the Ice

Breaking the Ice

n/p: Mark Prudowsky, 2004. First Edition. Stapled Wrappers. "Pops is missing. Then I spot/ the sunlight glinting off the/ glass. It's Dad as a young man,/ hefting a twenty-five pound block/ of ice on his shoulder." (from "Breaking the Ice," first stanza, pg. 15) A collection of poems by Mark Prudowsky, an electrician & up-&-coming poet who resides in North Carolina. With the title poem & twenty "...other work poems mostly" (subtitle, front cover). As Prudowsky notes in his introductory notes on inner front cover opposite contents page, "Most of the poems in this collection were written during my studies at the University of North Carolina- Asheville." The poignant dedication which concludes that page reads: "This book is dedicated to the memory of my father and the life of my son Joshua. May the spirit of creation always unite us." Prudowsky's poems have appeared in various journals before & mostly since this self-published, simple & attractive chapbook production copyrighted April 2004 on back cover. He also has taken a lead in assembling & promoting dynamic poetry reading events in Asheville. A rewarding collectible by this increasingly popular poet. In very fine condition with only some tiny bumps, creases to front, back covers & esp. stapled spine; mild rubbing to spine; staples beginning to rust with miniscule bleeding. Interior very fine, substantially mint except for noted bit of rusting. Very Fine. [Item #3912]

Price: $20.00