His second book," 23, 18" brings fresh poetry to the world. This is all original poetry as an exploration of contextural ideas, poetry about relationships, poetry about colorful incidents, and poetry about dogs. Honest and direct verse prevails throughout each piece, and the poetry carries images that covey the reader to a place where one can be influenced, and affected. The fourteen original photographs are remarkable views of many areas of North Carolina, as well as other spots around the world. These are pristine photos that are unaltered from the view one could get from being there.