From Robert Zimmermann comes From Where I Stand, an emotional debut poetry collection.  Zimmermann explores strained parental relationships, loss of life, and
the despair associated with grief.  Alongside these darker themes, he delves into the small areas of life that often go unnoticed but become the hope we are searching for.
    One of the most difficult things a writer can do is tell a complete story in a short medium like poetry. Robert Zimmermann not only manages to tell you a story, but to draw you in completely with each of his poems. 
His poems range from the topics of guilt, divorce, growing up, and putting aside your past (just to name a few). Oftentimes his poems are dark, heartfelt, but also laced with hope.  
    Although there are many to choose from, my favorite poems had to be Childhood Fantasy and Behind the Mask.  Both testify to the hardship of growing up and putting away childhood things.  
    Don’t misunderstand though, each poem in this compendium is relatable to any reader despite age or gender.  I rarely read modern poetry.  However, Zimmermann’s work has seriously pushed me to delve into the world of poets speaking from my generation.  

This book is a must-read and I suggest that anyone who has ever enjoyed James Wright, Henry Wadsworth Longfellow, or Raymond A. Foss add this to your collection immediately!

About Robert

 Robert has been writing poetry since the eleventh grade. His writing
started as impulsive rambling, but soon became a passion. A few years later he
attended SUNY Potsdam where he received a B.A. in Creative Writing.

His main focus is poetry, but at times you can find him dabbling in short
fiction. Robert has also created the blog A Life Among The Pages,
  where he posts his writing as well as book reviews.

When he’s not reading or writing, Robert enjoys spending time with his
dog, Deuc. Deuc ran out of the woods in August 2011 and they have been
inseparable ever since.


“Robert will be giving away 5 ebook copies (.mobi, .epub, or PDF) of From Where I Stand at the end of the tour. To enter, please leave a thoughtful comment on this post and be sure to leave an email to be contacted with if you’re a winner. 
One comment per person per post, feel free to comment on multiple posts
for an extra entry for each. Winners will be gathered together from all the blog
tour stops and then chosen randomly.

Giveaway ends December 9th at 12:01AM.
Winners to be announced soon after they are selected.

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