I Ride the Dark Wind Horse

Author: Charles Bachman

ISBN 978-1-62137-159-5 (softcover)
ISBN 978-1-62137-160-1 (eBook)

85 pages

In this, his fifth book of poems, Charles Bachman rides the dark wind horse through dreams and nightmares, into tomb-like enclosures peopled with such bizarrely frightening figures as a mummy’s ghost, “owlosaur,” spider predator, giant, and police-state assassin.

In poems of terse power, he finds himself lost in a strange, sometimes claustrophobically-threatening places including bizarre hotels and eating establishments, as he transforms into a singer on the verge of death, a dog, a strange photographer, a seeker ager a magic substance, a many-masked face, and a man-god. Advice to the reader: Prepare for a fascinating adventure through some well-crafted, often strange, powerfully evocative poems.


Charles Bachman, a native of Iowa, was for many years an operatic and concert baritone, performing twenty-eight major roles in opera and other music drama, as well as numerous solo recitals and performances with orchestras including the Syracuse Symphony and the Buffalo Philharmonic. He holds a Ph.D. in Comparative Literature from Indiana University and is a professor at Buffalo State College, where he has specialized in American Indian Literature for more than twenty years, receiving the Buffalo State President’s Award for Equity and Campus Diversity. He is a veteran of three years in the U.S. Army. His poetry has appeared in The Carolina Quarterly, Kansas Quarterly, Hazmat Review, House Organ, Autumn Leaves, The Road Less Traveled, Rooftop Poets, and Nomad. He has published four collections of poetry, of which the most recent, Blue Mountain Lake Poems, includes watercolours by SUNY Distinguished Professor Ann C. Colley.

Category: Non-Fiction, Poetry

Type: books

Vendor: Charles Bachman

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