Outward Arrangements: Poems

The work is a journey of discovery, as the author looks both within himself and in the outside world to seek meaning in everyday life.
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By masterfully making his words traverse beings, things, moments and emotions as diverse as a dead squirrel, a discarded phone booth, an Excel spreadsheet, the moment of birth and the insecurities of a partially lived lifetime, Francis DiClemente has gifted readers with an excellent and honest companion for any day, dreary or dazzling.

-- Shivaji Das, Author of The Other Shangri-La
Book Description:

Outward Arrangements is a full-length collection of narrative, observational and meditative poems written in free-verse style and covering such topics as identity, self-esteem, health, family, parenting, advancing age, nature and the evanescence of existence. The work is a journey of discovery, as the author looks both within himself and in the outside world to seek meaning in everyday life.

One section of the book originated as the text in Instagram posts, with the poet sharing his delight in making odd revelations—like finding an empty baby stroller parked on the sidewalk, a pair of Chuck Taylor sneakers left underneath a city park bench and an old pay phone toppled and splayed on the ground. Here the poet pays close attention to his surroundings, observing things that could be easily overlooked, and using those objects of chance as the starting point for stories. The photos that sparked the poems are included in the collection.

Using raw and honest language, the philosophical poems in Outward Arrangements pose universal questions, reflecting on what it means to be alive today and addressing issues and emotions that people wrestle with in their daily lives. In this way, the collection is accessible to a wide range of readers.

Francis DiClemente (Author)
Francis DiClemente lives in Syracuse, New York, where he works as a video producer. He is the author of six poetry collections, most recently Outward Arrangements: Poems (2021). His blog can be found at https://francisdiclemente.com/. He is on Twitter @FranDiClem. And here is the link to his previous full-length poetry collection, Dreaming of Lemon Trees: Selected Poems (Finishing Line Press. 2019):
Dreaming of Lemon Trees: Selected Poems by Francis DiClemente
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