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Bring Literature to Life

Special thanks to my English Comp students and their deep and insightful discussions based on our reading of the drama, Donovan’s Charge.

For those of you who signed the request sheet, we will gladly gift you a copy. (If you missed the opportunity, feel free to add your request as a comment to this post.) Thanks again, from both Glenn and myself, and continue to be courageous in these outrageous times. As in the play, let your spirit sound the charge! Also, be sure to sign up for our next Book Bogglers poetry reading at ASA College on April 7. Our theme–Illumination 2. (Let me know your availability so we can set up a date and time that works for all.)

Also– a bit last minute, but we are seeking students to read poems of your choice to honor Black History Month here at ASA College on 2/23, 3-5 pm. Please let me know if you plan to join us!

Welcome ASA College Writers!

Glenn Cox, co-author of Donovan's Charge

Welcome, college writers! This is your opportunity to share your literary analysis of Donovan’s Charge or pose questions for author, Glenn Cox, by commenting below or contacting bookbogglers@gmail.com. Your ongoing enthusiasm and insights into the drama have made for an exciting semester–thanks for sharing your work so future students can benefit from your creative analysis of the play.

 

Join us in November for Donovan’s Charge!

Glenn Cox, author of Donovan's Charge

Glenn Cox, author of Donovan’s Charge

Book Bogglers will be hosting its second reading– for all those out there like us who crave real time with real people gathering to celebrate real books– at Symposia Community Bookshop in Hoboken New Jersey. If you haven’t been to Hoboken, it’s two stops from Manhattan on the Path Train–a poetic little city with a mind of its own–much like Symposia, a bookstore that hasn’t bent its idealism in these times of high rents and high pressure from the mega-book sellers on-line and off.

Join us for a Read-Along and a glass of wine–and the camaraderie of other friends of the book!

Donovan’s Charge, a Drama in 3 Rings by Glenn Cox & E. Merwin to be released in print and e-book in October 2015 on-line and at a community-minded bookshop near you.

If you were cornered in your room, attacked with two weapons–would you fight for your life? What if walking out of that room alive would cost you 17 years of your life?

DONOVAN’S CHARGE recounts the drama of how one New Yorker—city worker, life guard, counselor—fights off an attacker and administers CPR until the arrival of the police—only to find himself on Riker’s Island, facing a  murder charge.Donovans_Charge_Cover_for_Kindle

When his attacker dies, Cox is found guilty of murder and receives a life sentence. After two years in a law library, he wins his appeal and the conviction is unanimously overturned by a panel of five Appellate Judges. On hearing the good news that the charge has been reduced—family, friends, officers and inmates anticipate Cox’s release. However, he is hit again with the max—a sentence of which he will serve 17 years.

Based on trial transcripts and witness accounts, the drama recreates the attack, the trial and Cox’s life in this 3 ring circus. Its main theme is innocence, both in court and spirit. And how one man preserves his—with the help of the spirit of the boy who, with his toy soldiers and trusty steed Donovan, stays by his side until the day they are released.

Today a NYC subway singer—Glenn continues to rely on the spirit of the boy within for creative strength.