Spotlight and Giveaway for Incandescent Visions  by Lee Hudspeth



 
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Book Details:
 
Book Title:  Incandescent Visions  by Lee Hudspeth
Category:  Adult fiction 18 yrs +,  64 pages
Genre:  Poetry
Publisher:  George Lee Hudspeth Jr.
Release date:   December  2019
Content Rating:  PG-13. Curse words:  Three total, of the “mild” variety (godd*mn, hell, sh*t… one use for  each). No f-words. No violence, no sexual content, no drug use, no  underage drinking.
 
  Book Description:
 
Having  written numerous works of nonfiction, this is Lee Hudspeth’s debut book  of poetry. Incandescent Visions explores the meaning of the human  experience, as the author encourages his readers to ponder the universe  and their place within it, and to catalyze their own creative potential.  From the sublime shores of the Mediterranean to the majestic  expansiveness of deep space, this book contemplates nostalgia,  perspective and the gift of love. Through five short yet powerful,  thought-provoking chapters of contemporary poems—and a dash of elegant,  evocative haiku—Hudspeth takes his readers on a journey across the inner  landscape of struggle, triumph, self-realization and imagination.



Now read this interesting interview with the author, Lee Hudspeth

(1) Your poetry book’s title — Incandescent Visions — is unique and gets the reader’s attention. What is this book about?

The title signifies a theme of passionate curiosity and my desire to express myself to other people. I started working on this book with an idea, a vision, a sensibility with which to convey my thoughts and feelings about nostalgia, imagination, our place in the cosmos, and how our experiences shape our lives. I hope these poems inspire others to be creative. I know that I’m inspired by the creative work of other people. This ancient exchange between artist and audience is powerful and compelling.

Exploring the nature of creativity is another major theme in this book. What is the origin of creativity? Does it change over the course of our lives? I’m also fascinated by our ability to think about thinking (metacognition) and our ability to change our habits, even how we view the world. This book is intended to be a story about how inspiration, meaning and celebration can triumph over the challenges we all encounter.

(2) What is your favorite poem, by a poet other than yourself?

I had not been reading poetry for several years before I started writing my own poetry book, although I had done so in high school and college (I recall reading quite a bit of Shakespeare in high school). I had a feeling that I would be most comfortable first finding my own voice as a poet without an awareness or influence (at least consciously) of other contemporary poets’ styles.

With all of that said, I consider Bob Dylan to be a poet as much as a musician and troubadour. The first time I heard Dylan’s song “North Country” I stood still and just listened, mesmerized. It drew me in to the story of lost love and I felt the narrator’s longing for that prior experience, relationship and place. It is a fabulous poem and song.

(3) What is your favorite novel?

To me, there is a distinction between the novel that had the most profound effect on me in my youth, and the one that stands out now that I’m a middle-aged man. I read Arthur C. Clarke’s 2001: A Space Odyssey as a boy and then saw the movie at around age twelve. No question that the combination of the book, as I had imagined it in my head, and the film’s visual impact plus the soundtrack, that movie-going experience was one I’ll never forget. In a very close second place—or perhaps a tie for first place—are Isaac Asimov’s novels I, Robot and Foundation. Fast forward to the present, and my favorite novel is Liu Cixin’s The Three-Body Problem. There are literally hundreds of other novels and short stories that I have treasured. For example, The Name of the Wind by Patrick Rothfuss.

(4) What was your objective when writing your book, and did that change during the writing process?

My debut poetry book began as an experiment to nurture my creative self. I began writing short-form poems (mainly haiku) then longer poems as a way to honor my initial desire to “do more creative writing.” As I added more poems to my collection, I soon realized I had enough material for a full-fledged book. As a nonfiction author several years before working on my poetry book, I had previous experience with traditional publishers but it only took a few minutes on Google to learn how easy it would be to self-publish. To actualize my dream, I didn’t have to find an agent and a publisher, I simply self-published my book. It really was that simple.

(5) What books are on your TBR list?

Hmmm, I’m noticing a theme here: sci-fi! Oh, and a dose of fantasy too. Ever since my childhood I have enjoyed science fiction and fantasy short stories and novels because I love science, cosmology, physics and imagining the future. It’s deeply pleasurable to get lost in these imaginary settings and become acquainted with the characters who inhabit them.

I recently finished Ada Hoffmann’s The Outside and Brandon Sanderson’s Mistborn trilogy. I’m currently reading Elizabeth Bear’s Machine. Here are the books coming up next.

To Sleep in a Sea of Stars by Christopher Paolini

Hope Is the Thing with Feathers: Poems of Emily Dickinson

The Fabric of the Cosmos by Brian Greene

(6) Where can people get in touch with you online?

I enjoy communicating with my audience through my blog, newsletter and social media, and I always answer emails. My blog’s main themes are artistic creativity, writing and self-publishing.

Joy, I’m honored that you’re hosting my book and I have enjoyed this interview. Thank you.

Website:        https://leehudspeth.com/

Blog:            https://leehudspeth.com/blog/

Email:            lee@leehudspeth.com

Twitter:        https://twitter.com/leehuds

Instagram:        https://www.instagram.com/hudspethlee/

LinkedIN   http://www.linkedin.com/in/lee-hudspeth-44538512

Amazon Author:    https://www.amazon.com/author/leehudspeth

Goodreads Author:    https://www.goodreads.com/leehudspeth


Meet the Author:
 
Lee Hudspeth is a poet, writer, musician and fellow human being.  Incandescent Visions is his first book of poetry. He is the co-author of  ten nonfiction books in the field of Information Technology. He has  written articles for professional journals like PC Computing and Office  Computing. He is the author of over one hundred articles in the online  magazine The Naked PC, which he co-founded and co-published. He lives in  Southern California with his wife, two sons and their cat. Find out  more about Lee, his books and his music at LeeHudspeth.com.

Connect with the author:  Website  ~  Twitter ~ Instagram ~ goodreads


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2 Comments (+add yours?)

  1. Trackback: Incandescent Visions by Lee Hudspeth | Gina Rae Mitchell
  2. Lee Hudspeth
    Nov 18, 2020 @ 14:04:04

    Thank you for sharing my poetry book with your audience through a Spotlight and Author Interview. I appreciate it.

    Reply

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