Books

Books

Six Thousand Sunrises - American Academy Press 2012 “Robert Emmons has written a beautiful book that combines the perspective of a life well lived with a call to continued deep engagement with all that life brings. His message is both timeless and timely, calling us to embrace each new day as an opportunity to expand the great vistas of life by living fully in the moment. Six Thousand Sunrises is filled with wisdom and insight.” ―Gayle Beebe, PhD President, Westmont College

Six Thousand Sunrises - American Academy Press 2012

“Robert Emmons has written a beautiful book that combines the perspective of a life well lived with a call to continued deep engagement with all that life brings. His message is both timeless and timely, calling us to embrace each new day as an opportunity to expand the great vistas of life by living fully in the moment. Six Thousand Sunrises is filled with wisdom and insight.”

―Gayle Beebe, PhD

President, Westmont College

Love Shadows - Capra Press 2010  

Love Shadows - Capra Press 2010

 

Seafarers, Poems of the Sea Robert Emmons has spent more than five decades wandering the oceans of the planet. These travels have resulted in Seafarers, Poems of the Sea. His fifth volume of poetry tells the stories of the sailors, merchant mariners, fishermen, and explorers who have gone to sea and been changed forever by the experience. His poetic tales are of the struggles, victories, defeats and relationships that are to be found at sea. He also speaks of the understanding of one’s self that can be found in the solace of the ocean. Larry Dale Gordon’s soulful and sensitive photography skillfully enhances this extraordinary book.

Seafarers, Poems of the Sea

Robert Emmons has spent more than five decades wandering the oceans of the planet. These travels have resulted in Seafarers, Poems of the Sea. His fifth volume of poetry tells the stories of the sailors, merchant mariners, fishermen, and explorers who have gone to sea and been changed forever by the experience.

His poetic tales are of the struggles, victories, defeats and relationships that are to be found at sea. He also speaks of the understanding of one’s self that can be found in the solace of the ocean.

Larry Dale Gordon’s soulful and sensitive photography skillfully enhances this extraordinary book.

The Wanderer, A Poet's Journey - Capra Press 2005 “With this book in your hands, you hold the lens through which Robert Emmons views the world…The three sections of his book―“The Earth,” “The Sea,” and “The Sky”―appropriately suggest that nothing is out of the poet’s reach…whether celebrating life’s pleasures or mourning lives that are squandered and lost. Like clouds, these poems, too, are an invitation to visit new heights.” —Chryss Yost Co-editor, California Poetry from her Foreword

The Wanderer, A Poet's Journey - Capra Press 2005
“With this book in your hands, you hold the lens through which Robert Emmons views the world…The three sections of his book―“The Earth,” “The Sea,” and “The Sky”―appropriately suggest that nothing is out of the poet’s reach…whether celebrating life’s pleasures or mourning lives that are squandered and lost. Like clouds, these poems, too, are an invitation to visit new heights.”

—Chryss Yost

Co-editor, California Poetry

from her Foreword

The Road to Paradise “The poems are various, and they extend in many directions. There are many landmarks along the road to paradise. The poet points to them and invites us to see them for what they are, or for what he sees them to be. It is a casual, gratuitous invitation. ‘Look,’ he says ‘this is what I see, this is what I feel, and these are the words I choose to express my spirit.’ We come to trust his vision, his sense of the world. The invitation is to wonder, to delight, to solace, to discovery, to the sacred within us. We accept, and we are enriched in acceptance. The language here is simple and direct, the style is plain. We are at ease in the presence of these things. They are to be taken as they were written, one at a time, thoughtfully, in quiet celebration.” ―N. Scott Momaday Pulitzer Prize-winning novelist and poet from his Foreword

The Road to Paradise
“The poems are various, and they extend in many directions. There are many landmarks along the road to paradise. The poet points to them and invites us to see them for what they are, or for what he sees them to be. It is a casual, gratuitous invitation. ‘Look,’ he says ‘this is what I see, this is what I feel, and these are the words I choose to express my spirit.’ We come to trust his vision, his sense of the world. The invitation is to wonder, to delight, to solace, to discovery, to the sacred within us. We accept, and we are enriched in acceptance.

The language here is simple and direct, the style is plain. We are at ease in the presence of these things. They are to be taken as they were written, one at a time, thoughtfully, in quiet celebration.”

―N. Scott Momaday
Pulitzer Prize-winning novelist and poet

from his Foreword

Love and Other Minor Tragedies - Wayward Press 1980 This book is the much anticipated second collection of poems by Robert Emmons. As in his first collection, he speaks with great sensitivity of man’s search for love and his struggle with alienation in our modern society. Emmons explores the many dimensions of love that one experiences as one travels through life and the joys and sorrows that accompany the experience.

Love and Other Minor Tragedies - Wayward Press 1980

This book is the much anticipated second collection of poems by Robert Emmons. As in his first collection, he speaks with great sensitivity of man’s search for love and his struggle with alienation in our modern society. Emmons explores the many dimensions of love that one experiences as one travels through life and the joys and sorrows that accompany the experience.

Other Places, Other Times - Literary Arts Publications 1973 "Robert Emmons is. . .a talented poet. . .as the reader will discover upon reading this collection. His thoughts dwell upon a wide spectrum of the human experience as he pens his lines: love, loneliness, old age, violence and war.” This is a “gem of a book.” —William Murphy, Los Angeles Times

Other Places, Other Times - Literary Arts Publications 1973

"Robert Emmons is. . .a talented poet. . .as the reader will discover upon reading this collection. His thoughts dwell upon a wide spectrum of the human experience as he pens his lines: love, loneliness, old age, violence and war.” This is a “gem of a book.”

—William Murphy, Los Angeles Times