The poems of Doug Tanory sing with the expectation of beauty, peace, and harmony, and the realization that what we get tends to differ drastically from what we expect. Grounded in Biblical symbols and speaking of laziness and labor, these poems ask us to imagine the lives of our Old Testament anscestors, and ask us to recognize how little life has changed for us mortals.
Doug Tanoury is primarily a poet of the Internet with the majority of his work never leaving electronic form. His verse can be read at electronic magazines and journals across the world. Collections of poetry by Doug Tanoury can be found at Funky Dog Publishing and Athens Avenue.
This and other ebook collections of poetry by Doug Tanoury can be read and downloaded at: http://home.comcast.net/~dtanoury1/Tanoury.html. The four poems we present at Unlikely Stories are from his latest e-book, Exodus Poems, available at this link.
Doug grew up in Detroit, Michigan and still lives in the area.
Doug Tanoury credits his 7th grade poetry anthology from Sister Debra's English class, Reflections On A Gift Of Watermelon Pickle And Other Modern Verse, (Stephen Dunning, Edward Lueders and Hugh Smith, (c) 1966 by Scott Foresman & Company) as exerting the greatest influence on his work. He still keeps a copy of it at his writing desk. You can write to him at email@example.com.
Doug's works here at Unlikely Stories are:
Blue & Purple & Scarlet Stuff