Heroes without Capes
Author: Alice Osborn
Main Street Rag Publishing Company
Poetry chapbook, 76 pages
$14.00 cover price
What is a hero anyway? A hero does the right thing when no one is looking; or they do the right thing never expecting any kind of reward. Are you a hero without a cape? Read Heroes without Capes and find out.
Heroes without Capes by Alice Osborn is about the struggle against daunting obstacles, and the poems especially focus on the fear we have of completing our goals and the fear of not being good enough.
Says Joseph Bathanti:
These poems by Alice Osborn—a number of them wonderfully hybrid and distinctive in form—draw a steady bead on heroes and the heroic and, within that malleable context, the anti-hero as well. Heroes without Capes deftly imagines a hierarchy where the fanciful as well as the mundane are rendered not only heroic, but mythic. The language is tough, sanguine, funny and, above all, memorable. This is a strong book of poems.
Alice Osborn is a poet, workshop leader, speaker, editor-for-hire, and popular writing coach. Heroes without Capes is her most recent collection of poetry. She lives in Raleigh, North Carolina, with her husband, two children, and four very messy and loud birds. Visit Alice’s website at http://www.aliceosborn.com.