‘The Pony Governor’ by Darren C. Demaree

pony governorPolitics: besides religion, it’s the one subject often tiptoed around, but in The Pony Governor, Demaree holds nothing back and his poems say the things we’ve all wanted to say at times.

Due to be released this July by a….p press, The Pony Governor is a daring collection that points a poetic finger at corrupt politics, because, as Demaree says in one of my favorite poems from the book,

…their light…
is the opposite of what
I thought light could be.

And yes, the theme may be politics and leadership, but don’t let that fool you; Demaree’s use of language and line is evocative and rich, and each of these poems gave me that feeling I like to experience when I read poetry, a feeling of having been touched by some invisible force that moves me and changes me on some level.

Another really nice thing about this collection is that all proceeds from the sale of this book support Ohio Alliance for Arts Education.

And we are delighted to add that our special Autumn/Halloween issue of Unbroken will feature work from Darren, so be sure to watch for that.
Highly recommend this collection to all our friends. For more information, please visit a…p press.

About the Author: Darren C. Demaree is from Mount Vernon, Ohio. He is a graduate of The College of Wooster and Miami University. He is the recipient of five Pushcart Prize nominations. Outside of his own poetry, Darren is the founding editor of AltOhio and Ovenbird Poetry, as well the Managing Editor of the Best of the Net Anthology. Currently, he is living and writing in Columbus, Ohio, with his wife and children. The Pony Governor is his third collection of poetry.

About the Publisher: a…p Press is the independent, small press imprint of After the Pause literary magazine. For more information, please visit them at afterthepause.com/a-p-press/.


UPDATE: Check out Darren C. Demaree reading from The Pony Governor: