Here is your opportunity to own a personalized and signed copy of Sea Doggerels, first edition. This is the very same book offered on Amazon and other retailers but here you would be buying directly from the author and I can sign the book for you.
Read what what some other people are saying about this new book:
“Savoring ‘Sea Doggerels’ is like finding a discovery in a rare bookstore. With the book’s elegant design and rhyming schemes you feel like you’ve picked up a literary jewel from another age; an age when people could spin yarns that held your rapt attention. It’s hard to believe author Alan Welch is a product of this short attention span culture. When you read his poems you travel with him to meet his gritty old characters and hear their wonderful tales of adventure, missed romance and unvarnished patriotism. My only reservation is the choice of doggerel as a description. It usually means poetry only fit for dogs and if this book is fit for dogs they must certainly be elegant breeds.”
Organizer of Nexus Poets
“Alan Welch’s Sea Doggerels is a truly fantastic and well crafted voyage into the human condition. His scope is far reaching and varied and the traditional rhyme scheme soothes yet challenges the reader begging for the next page to be turned. Sea Doggerels is a fine example of storied poetry and song.”
Winner, 2014 NC Writer’s Network Squire
Summer Writer’s Residency
“Alan’s style may just be an old family recipe. He takes a cup of humor, mixed with a dash of wit, blended with a pinch of irony all served up in a mélange suitable for enjoyable relaxation. His works span adventure, love songs and protests in nearly equal parts to excite and inflame. Reading Alan’s poetry is like gaining an introduction to the unholy love child of Robert Service and Bennet Cerf. He’ll take you on a rollicking adventure and end it with an unexpected smile. I highly recommend curling up with Sea Doggerels and escaping the daily grind.”
"These take me back to when I sang sea shanties. They are as colorful and filled with local dialect and interesting quirks as the old songs. Only trouble is, after reading a couple, I have to get out of my old sailor voice in order to answer the phone right. Love these."
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You can listen to me reading selections at the official book launch party, December 16, 2014 at Trent River Coffee Company