Regina Harris Baiocchi steals for a living. She steals our hearts and takes our emotions just for the fun of it. She steals our days and nights since we cannot put down the great book Indigo Sound. What a marvelous story. We are not sorry no work was done today. No tee vee watches. No bread baked. Just a wonderful novel read, by an exciting author.
This book about the human spirit takes place in the fictional town, Indigo Sound. Thirteen (13) chapters function separately as short stories, collectively as a novel. Told from the perspective of a mute girl plagued by prenatal traumas, there is Ghanaian folklore. Some action unfolds in Jamaica and Chicago’s Bronzeville. Readers discover how the Meeks family triumphs over trauma.
“Like all good elixirs Regina’s poetry reflects a golden ear and platinum pen working in perfect tandem to distill the essence of life.”
– Gwendolyn Brooks
Urban Haiku & Other Selected Poems presents the ancient haiku form: (three-lines, 5-7-5 syllables) via modern topics: skyscrapers, boom boxes, taxis, stock exchange, oil spills, street markets, storefront churches and urban myths. Other Selected Poems include found poetry, sonnets, ghazal, and free verse musings on smoke-filled rooms, death, fireplugs, food, Jesus’ twin sister, good news and God.
“Two enthusiastic thumbs up! The wit and heart exhibited in Blues Haiku & Other New Poems is fresh and entertains the soul. I love these poems. They are full of life and heartache and song and spirit.”
– Li-Young Lee
Mojo-Working Blues Haiku is a spellbinding look at lovemaking, nature, ecology, economies and, of course–The Blues. Other New Poems include portraits of Koko Taylor, John Lee Hooker, Ma Rainey and haiku master Richard Wright.