THE BOOK &
|This book collects
all 139 poems written by Paul H. Nobriga
IV up to the year 2002, dating back to
the year 1989 when he was only
fourteen-years-old. The book is arranged
chronologically, showing the development
of Nobriga as a poet over thirteen years.
to the poems, the book also contains
Nobriga's short prose piece "Poetry:
It Is What?" which discusses some of
his views on poetry, what it is, and his
approach to it. Also included is a new
critical introduction written especially
for this collection by Dr. Rusty W.
poems are primarily love poems, ranging
from -- as Nobriga himself says --
"love celebrated, lost, and
unrequited." In addition to the love
poetry, there are also poems about death,
meditations on life, and occasional bits
of humor. Many of the poems were written
to or about specific people in Paul
Nobriga's life, and it is to all of these
people that this book is dedicated.
poetry in this book -- always engaging
and entertaining -- will demand your
attention. Paul Nobriga has managed to
inject his unique meanings into every
word, refreshing the English language by
pulling archaic words into the present
century, while at the same time pushing
modern words back through time into the
romantic past that each verse evokes.
delight to the ear, mind, and heart, The
Poetry of Paul H. Nobriga will
provide new discoveries to his readers
each time they return to this work.
to the book, by Rusty W. Spell
About Paul H. Nobriga IV