The Drunk Has Shot The Pilot And He's Flying Us Into The Ocean: Poetry by J. Carpenter
Joel Carpenter (Author)
DescriptionThe Drunk Has Shot the Pilot is a collection of poems selected from J. Carpenter's first three works: Things We Lost, Religion, and The Great American Relapse. Chosen for their raw grind through themes of sobriety, love, and loss, Carpenter accounts in his own distinct way what it means to be human. Between his first three works, Carpenter teetered between break through and breakdown, while struggling with substance abuse, legal battles, joblessness and rebuilding a new life. These poems were written as a means of self exploration, acceptance, and healing. The provocative array of subject matter selected from those books and republished in this collection that grabs you by the collar and demands the readers attention.l Carpenter is an American poet and singer songwriter based in New England. He was born in 1992 in Chattanooga, Tennessee, then raised in Portland, Maine, from the age of two. Carpenter is the founder of the Underground Writers Association, an independent publishing house with a mission to bring bold book projects from emerging writers to market. Carpenter is also known for his daring dog rescue in 2015, adopting his dog Sadie 1500 miles from home, and making national news.
March 08, 2020
6.0 X 0.34 X 9.0 inches | 0.49 pounds
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About the Author
Joel Carpenter is professor of history and director of theNagel Institute for the Study of World Christianity at CalvinCollege.