Wednesday, July 21, 2010

"Pointed Poems": Unique Book Contrasts Liberal vs Conservative Viewpoints

Book of Poetry, Cartoons Helps Explain Conservative Values
By Melissa Afable
July 20, 2010

Craig Wieland never set out to write a book of poetry. “I’m a contractor,” he said with a chuckle. But what began as family dinner-table conversations to help his daughters understand social issues in America have culminated in a book of poems and cartoons about conservative ideas.
In the book, Wieland combines poetry and cartoon-like illustrations to convey the differences between conservative and liberal viewpoints on both economic and social issues in America. The book’s 280 pages touch on everything from industry to patriotism to taxes and incorporate over 400 graphic illustrations by Dennis Preston to “give the poetry a little more punch.”
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Pointed Poems by Craig Wieland is available on


  1. Keith Allen LehmanJuly 22, 2010 at 5:35 PM

    Pointed Poems should be a hit ... great article.
    Welcome Back!

  2. Keith,
    Actually, I'm still in the UK until July 30th. In the last month I've managed to get about three days of meaningful internet access. The service here is just different than in the States.

    Thanks for the articles you have posted in my absence. Always informative.