I have been writing poetry for fifty years. It has always been a way for me to express thoughts and feelings, and most of the poems in this book are reflective of that. In the last ten or so years I’ve adopted a style with very little punctuation and using language that is easily understood.
Titles by Dale Brabb
Balanced Rock and Other True Stories
Genre: Short Stories
In Balanced Rock and Other True Stories, join Dale Brabb for stories of the author’s life experiences from childhood to the present time: job stories, family stories, and others that will have you turning the pages.
Detective and Other Stories
Released: May 2022
Genre: Short Stories
Introducing Phineas “Fin” Erkle, Detective Extraordinaire, and his sidekick Hank the pigeon, as he solves cases in a small city. If your cat is stuck in a tree, he’s your man. If the paper-person keeps throwing your newspaper up on the roof, call him. He’ll tirelessly spend shoe leather to discover what you’ve lost, how you’ve been cheated, or if your parakeet has been murdered. All he wants in return is to keep on good terms with his wallet (which all too often is on life support).
A Collection of Poetry
Released: March 2022
Poet Dale Brabb’s collection of poetry “A Gold Mine” is just that: a rich shiny collection of vivid nuggets from mined memories brought to light. Many are shared quiet revelations, giving meaning to happy and regretful episodes from his past with perfect metaphors and images. Several are lyrical songs that you can almost sing. A few are confrontations in the social divide, past and present, with true insight ; no apology. no hesitation. This is a mature bard for today, direct, with irony, humor, and variety into a not always friendly world, but one with a clear-eyed perspective of the importance of living. In “Luck” for instance, he sums up this exuberance: “Such a hoot I get to participate in existence/ even with all its impermanence” This man is not afraid to reveal himself. I shake his hand and say “More”.
—D. Malott, retired English teacher
A Gold Mine
A Collection of Poetry by Dale Brabb
Released: September 2021
Poetry everybody can understand.
Dale Brabb has been writing poetry for fifty years. He studied poetry with John Haislip at the University of Oregon and has a Bachelor of Arts in English from that institution.