An Hour in the Shade
About the Book
I’ve written stories, novellas, novels and plays for decades. Only recently, have I tried my hand at poetry. As an on and off reader of that art, I always turned to the greatest lyric poets, Shakespeare, Keats and Yeats for inspiration, and found myself perplexed by modern poets of free verse, not able to grasp their music, or deeper meaning, except from a rare few. My one hundred poems here are an attempt to express my experience and impressions from life and to do so musically. Although my talents are very modest, I think if you read through this collection, you’ll find some rewarding poetry and perhaps a few distant echoes I listened for with great reverence.
About the Author
Steven McCann is the author of novels, novellas, stories, plays and poems, and a 2021 recipient of a City Artist Corps Grant. He was born in 1948, graduated from Spring Valley High School in New York where he excelled in three sports. He enrolled at the University of Kansas, and later at NYU, majored in English and received a BA. His work experience is varied; nightwatchman at the Metropolitan Museum of Art, hotel detective at the Plaza, home renovator and shipping manager. In 2005 he was stricken with paraplegia and has been wheelchair bound since. He lives in New York City and remains passionate about Central Park, the Shakespeare festival, the Met Museum, Lincoln Center, the opera, and the people of New York.