"This is not a book to be tossed aside lightly. It should be thrown with great force." - Dorothy Parker

Conlye O Waggoner

"I have lived in Long Beach, California for forty-five years, studying under
Frank Gaspar and Bill Johnson. I won the prized Drury award for poetry in
2005. Eleven poems were published in Spring Harvest, California Polytechnic
University, years 1989 through 1994 and studied painting  at Long Beach
City College for twenty years.

"I was born in Zenoria, Louisiana in 1921, graduated from Trout Goodpine
High School in 1941, attended Louisiana Tech and LSU, spent three years in
US Army in 1942 - 1945.

"I lived on Funny Louis Creek in Searcy, six miles from Trout, Louisiana.
Most of my writings have traced my memorable years from boy to man on Funny
Louis Creek. Those were memorable times, out of sync with living of today,
a simpler, more thoughtful time.

"I worked as a procurement agent for the Department of Defense, Armed Forces
Radio and Television Service, Hollywood, California and retired in 1986. "