I Am a Fact Not a Fiction: Selected Poems

Edward Mycue (cover illustration by Richard Steger)

I Am a Fact Not a FictionSan Francisco poet Edward Mycue was born in Niagara Falls, New York, and raised in Texas from age eleven. He was a Lowell Fellow at Boston University Graduate School of Public Relations and Communications, a WGBH-TV Boston intern, a Macdowell Colony Fellow, a Peace Corps teacher in Ghana, editor at the Norton Coker Press, and he taught American Literature at the International Peoples College in Elsinore, Denmark. He has had 18 books or chapbooks published. His poems appear in multiple anthologies and journals.

I Am a Fact Not a Fiction is a selection of poems culled from three areas of interest: War and Peace, Life / Time Memory, and History.

“The precision of Ed Mycue’s dreamscape is laser-sharp and as warm as chocolate. Images rush pell-mell across the page, jumbling and tossing each other aside as one supplants the other in a rush to break the barrier between words and meaning, perception and feeling.”
— Laura Kennelly, Ph.D., Associate Editor, Bach: Journal of the Riemenschneider, Bach Institute

“Ed Mycue’s poetry is a lifetime of surprises. He was born surprised, grew up on wonder, and now surely lives under the ever crashing waterfalls of amazement. His language is pure chirp, flip and rouse. It never ever sleeps. Savor his lines — like memory — for as long as you dare.”
— Hiram Larew, author of More than Anything and Part Of

Originally an online chapbook, I Am a Fact Not a Fiction was the first collection published by Wordrunner e-Chapbooks in 2009. It is now being released as a print edition and kindle, both with Richard Steger's compelling cover illustration.

Now available on Amazon.

Watch Ed reading his poems on YouTube or listen on SoundCloud (audio only)

ISBN: 978-1-941066-64-5
58 pages, perfect bound, 5 x 8 inches
$10.00, paperback; $2.99, Kindle