This collection of poetry was produced during the years 2006 and 2007. The poems tell of a young man's life, from his roots in Chicago to his travels across America.
After working in the trucking industry and traveling throughout the country, Jerome E. Butler survived a near fatal truck accident that left him shaken and still recuperating.
Living in Bachelorhood explores the poet's life experiences, including being "viewed as a sex symbol (by the age of 16 to present date), a scholar, street smart individual, unique person and going through liking the persona and disliking the persona." In his job as a truck driver, he met a vast number of people in many locations. He has also lived in over six different regions of the country, and all by his twenty-sixth birthday.
Butler says his life has "brought a great deal of philosophy, personal knowledge, some opinion, but basically a unique yet honest reality of life and culture as a whole. My life has brought me jubilance that people wish they felt, and hardship that people fear to even know about."
This first-time author has opened his soul, so others can enjoy his poetic visions.
Author Jerome E. Butler lives in Albuquerque, N.M., and is working on his next two books. One, a novel titled Branded Strains, and the other, his third collection of poetry titled Forever or Forgiveness.