About this book

Whether apprehended or written down, an image is an object that gets you thinking or feeling something new or evoked from your past. Technically, however, the title, like the cover, is ironic. These poems present symbols not images; their meaning is what we bring to them, which isn’t limited by what they literally depict.

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The author

Tom Sharp, photo by Terry M. Sharp
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Tom Sharp is a Native American of Aleut heritage, a member of Seldovia Village Tribe. He is the author of numerous books, including Spectacles: A Sampler of Poems and Prose, Taurean Horn Press (ISBN 0-931552-10-9), a novel, Hans and the Clock (ISBN 979-8580172484), The book of science, SciFi (ISBN 979-8694935210), Things People Do (ISBN 979-8687425568), The book of beliefs (ISBN 979-8683553593), The I Ching (ISBN 979-8573510620), Aleut Artifacts (ISBN 979-8575608998), Aleut Words (ISBN 979-8582103394), and First Nations (ISBN 979-8682924769).

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