Archive for January 28th, 2009


This is my second book. I’ve had a lot of great feedback and would appreciate yours. To purchase, go to my CreateSpace page:  https://www.createspace.com/Customer/EStore.do?id=3367989

A member of the Author and Book Event Center, Diane Tegarden, reviewed “Troupe”:

Jack Huber, a well traveled technical writer, has written a book of poems that show us he is as good with his pen as he is with a camera. With Jack, when these two creative processes diverge, watch out, you are in for a rare treat.

His most recent poetry collection entitled “A Troupe in Masquerade” is both thought-provoking and visually refreshing as you accompany Jack on his numerous adventures around the country and the world, capturing images and matching them with words that touch your heart.

In “Tranquility”, an Italian sonnet, he neatly juxtaposes the concept of the necessity for war vs. the tranquility that can be found in a more peaceful way to live, and is nicely done, leading us gently to a conclusion rather than battering us over the head with dire warnings.

Although his sestina “A Picturesque Café” is based on a photo of a building, by the end of the poem it evokes a romantic streak in the reader. The poem is an ode to the place where he met his future wife, his “only one”, a place where visitors immediately share in the warmth and friendliness of the coffee shop itself. All the romance of that special cafe is evident in this sweet little poem, inviting you to sit down, enjoy the conversation and warm yourself with a cup of coffee.

I would recommend this book to true lovers of poetry, as he also defines and explains several poetry forms in his preface, simplifying what is sometimes considered a rather mysterious form of writing.

–Diane Tegarden, Author
FireWalker Publications, Inc.

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