Pittsburgh, PA (PressExposure) May 06, 2007 -- A first book by Pittsburgh native Jason Greiner, âWishing Wells: The Poetry of Love, Emotion and the World We Live Inâ examines contemporary issues stemming from events like September 11, 2001 and the 2002 Quecreek coal miner rescue in Somerset County, PA. The author uses both original poetry and photography to offer interpretation and meaning.
In addition to these issues we see daily, âWishing Wellsâ delves into the underlying cultural and emotional factors that establish within us a sense of humanity. These include homelessness, religion, prejudice, love, patriotism and more.
For example, the lines âEssentially no difference / Exists between us / With the simple exception / Of the superficial withoutâ and âHigh above the earth Heâs raised / Stretched across a plank / With nails torn through His gentle hands / He pays for our mistakesâ in the poems âRed Bloodâ and âRaised Aboveâ reflect on racial indifference and the story of the Crucifixion.
To go along with the themes conveyed in the work, 12 stunning digital photographs, most of which have a particular Pittsburgh flavor, give a visual representation to the bookâs overall subject matter.
The cover features a fountain outside of Phipps Conservatory with the famous Cathedral of Learning in the background. The interior showcases photos taken in Mt. Washingtonâs Grandview Park, Cook Forest and of two Downtown churches.
The authorâs background in journalism and communications, combined with his Catholic upbringing and outspoken nature, makes for a unique and interesting perspective on the cultures, events and circumstances that make up our world today.
For more information on this publication, please visit iUniverse Publishingâs website at http://www.iuniverse.com or contact the author at firstname.lastname@example.org.