Poetry as a visual force is evolving, and Dr. Charles A. Stone is at the forefront of the changes in style and presentation. Using fontics in the text and blank space on the pages, Dr. Stone presents two dozen fresh poems to stimulate the mind of established poets and sophisticated readers in the evolutionary process. This volume (a follow up on Between the Margins in the Written Word Series) is a tantalizing look at poems as diverse as conceptual verse and acrostics. Topics range from Hobie Cats (a catamaran sailboat) to tear drops. Some are even take0offs on classics by Emily Dickenson.
Dr. Charles A. Stone was born in Green Bay, Wisconsin. He attended Dominican College, and earned doctoral degrees from Marquette University and The Johns Hopkins University under his given name. He served on the faculties of Medical University of South Carolina, and the University of Texas Health Sciences Center at San Antonio. During his academic career, he published several dozen articles in the medical literature, contributed to or edited medical textbooks, and served on the Boards of various medical foundations. While residing in Charleston, SC, he introduced Dr. Charles A. Stone as the author of a restaurant review column. In Dr. Stone's name he has been published in poetry journals and anthologies. He has edited three anthologies of poetry, and authored three nonfiction works. He has won prizes for poetry, and has earned three poet laureate titles and one Pushcart nomination. He serves on the Board of Austin Poets International (the parent of the Austin International Poetry Festival). He is the father of two and grandfather of seven, residing with his alter-ego and wife in San Antonio, Texas.