© 2019 by JERRY GIVENS

QuarterLife
An Anthology
 

My gift to the world...an anthology of poems chronicling my life from November 2008 to October 2011. Three years in the making, these poems embody my journey through self-realization, evolving spirituality, and my most vulnerable moments. The concept behind the title of this work is the non-existence of Time.

In 2007, I visited France for five weeks and among other life-changing revelations, I realized for the first time the illusion of Time. The first poem in the anthology, aptly titled "Time" describes my view of this illusion. I've done a spoken poetry audio track of this poem that you can listen to at the bottom of this page.

In life, there’s definitely a sense of progression seen, especially in the earlier stages of life, but that is not in insinuate that that is because of Time’s continuation. How do we measure growth, if not with this illusion? We can by our achievements, lessons learned, plans failed, and all of our experiences, because in the end…at the end, those are all that seem to matter.

So, with this anthology, I continue to add to that list of accomplishments and experiences. If you are familiar with my poetry, you will definitely see similarities between these works and past poems, but you will also see a new sense of articulation and growth. These poems have been therapeutic to me in writing them and now, I can only hope that they provide some resonance to the masses (or even just a few).

Laugh with me…

Yell with me…

Cry with me…

Enjoy.​​

 

*Special thanks to Julie Birman for the creation of the cover art*

AUDIO EXCERPT

TIME

 

 

 

 

 

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Excerpt from QuarterLife | Copyright 2011 - Gerald M. Givens | All rights reserved.

TIME - Gerald M. Givens
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PURCHASE

QuarterLife is available on Amazon.com for Kindle & Kindle Apps for the low price of $0.99. 

THE WRITING PROCESS

From December 2, 2011

 

I have some exciting news for everyone!! Eyes in Atlantis is finally available online in Print Format!!! Paperbacks are now available through Amazon.com for the discounted price of $14.99! At this second, it says the books are out of stock, but give it a few days and the product will have reached the warehouse and they will ship. It's also available for free shipping if you end up spending $25 or more on...

From November 23, 2011

 

​Over the past three years, I have been writing and compiling a collection of poems, which have in turn chronicled my life throughout the 23-26 year-old stage of my life. This holiday season, I am excited to share this time of my life with you in my anthology "QuarterLife", which will be released on amazon.com for kindle and kindle apps on December 1, 2011. It was my intention to make this collection fre...

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