March 19, 2017

Little Egypt by David Gross

Would you like to receive a free poetry chapbook and also help a fellow poet? Flutter Press is offering 10 PDF copies of David Gross' latest chapbook of 26 poems, Little Egypt, in exchange for an honest review on Goodreads,, or both.

As you know, it's so difficult to find an audience for any writer. Poppy Road Review would like to help poets gain more exposure for their books. David Gross has recently been published at Poppy Road and just needs a little help getting his chapbook out there.

Little Egypt is a nickname given to the southernmost section of the state of Illinois which is geographically, culturally, and economically distinct from the rest of the state. The region is bordered on three sides by the largest rivers in the U.S.: the Wabash and Ohio on the east and south and the Mississippi to the west. Geographically it is more hilly and rocky than the rest of the state and many consider it part of the Ozarks. 

When settlers began to come in great numbers they came by way of the ever-available rivers and found southern Illinois a convenient region for settlement. The advent of the steamboat and the development of trails and roadways soon led immigrants to bypass the southern part of the state. It thus was left a somewhat isolated region, a kind of historical eddy. 

In this region a culture, reasonably advanced at the time of its coming, tended to become static. The customs, practices, and beliefs of the pioneer survived here long after they had passed in less isolated regions. It is against the background of this distinctive area that the writer would have these offerings viewed.

David Gross has published four previous collections, Cup of Moon, What We Never Had, Because It Is, and Pilgrimage. His poems have appeared in dozens of print and online literary journals such as, Big Muddy, Black Poppy Review, Blue Collar Review, Cape Rock, Common Ground Review, Hummingbird, Kentucky Review, Lilliput Review, Longhouse, Modern Haiku, Naugatuck River Review and Northeast. 

*If Interested, please send an email to the editor. The first 10 requesters will receive a free PDF copy. Reviews and ratings should be posted within two weeks of receiving the chapbook.  If you do not receive a copy, that means that your request wasn't one of the first 10 submitted.  Please only request this chapbook if you intend on writing a brief review and a rating.  Poppy Road intends on providing free copies of other poetry chapbooks at least twice a month or more, depending on how this goes.

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