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BSC Student Andre Flack’s Poetry Is Published

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    Thursday, December 20 2012
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    Jim Nelson/Media Relations - (304) 327-4103 jnelson@bluefieldstate.edu

andre flack(Bluefield)—Andre Flack has a keen sense of observation and a wonderful ability to paint poignant word pictures. The Bluefield State College student has been writing poetry for several years and his first book of poems, "Life," has just been published.

"I write about what I see, real-life struggles, street elements, personal faith in action," and I have used the poems in this book to describe my reality," the Social Science major explained. "Writing poetry provides a way for me to express myself much more easily than talking. Often, it's therapeutic for me to put my thoughts and feelings into poetry."

Flack returned to the area after spending five years in the U.S. Navy. He has participated in poetry readings throughout the region. "When I read my poetry, people sometimes come up to me afterward and say they can relate closely to my poems," he recalled. Upon graduation from BSC in May, 2013, he plans to continue his education at the graduate school level.

"Life" is described by a reviewer as a "collection of poetry that illustrates personal struggles, religious strife, and other dimensions of everyday life. There are numerous ways to describe Andre's writing style: soulful, deep, enchanting, smart, and reliable. His writings are inspirational, real, and from the heart." Flack's collection of poems, "Life," can be purchased online from Trafford Publishing (www.trafford.com).