The Butler Pennsylvania Poems                                  

Cities have long been an object of poetic contemplation. This poetry
about a small Western Pennsylvania town attempts to reawaken the
past and infuse meaning and newness into seemingly insignificant  
happenings. It expresses awe at what is thought to be trivial, it slows
down to express wonder at the commonplace. It uses plain language
that looks beneath the sensual surface of the events of everyday life for
the hidden, mysterious component that reveals the beauty of life's

These poems are more than a nostalgic recounting of memories and
occurrences. They are insights into the way people
might see things and
the way they live in small towns across the nation.