Winged Series - The Winged Series features selections from the Accents Poetry Chapbook contests
•Paperback: 32 pages
•Publisher: Accents Publishing
"Matthew Haughton's debut collection honors and extends Kentucky's great literary heritage, which stretches from Greenup to Bowling Green, the 18th century to now. In poems that dare 'pray there's a heaven for snakes,' and dare see a man 'growing like a sycamore out of the untamed earth,' he adds his worthy voice to the chorus." - Frederick Smock, Author of Guest House
This is Matthew Haughton’s debut collection of poetry, written with honest and powerful poems. His well-crafted work is tight and straight from the heart.
The title poem “Bee-coursing Box” follows a man as he returns to a bee tree year after year. This could be an author returning to a piece of work again and again trying to get it right.
I mark the tree and return
Year after year
We grow old
Deep into his second life.
“Deer Tongue: A Conversation about Tobacco”reminds me of my times spent in the tobacco fields when I was young.
The senses snap …
I also enjoy “Tracking Seeds” part ii Whirlybirds:
I can vividly see these little whirlybirds flying through the air during the early parts of summer, twirling and swirling.
Haughton writes honestly from nature’s backyard and this is a book worth reading for anyone who is serious about poetry.