|About the Book|
A collection of essays, poems, plays and stories (1980-2004) by Jack Cook. The Owego years. The story of a forty year old anti-war activist, who settles down in upstate New York, with wife and child, and responds, as his muse allows, to domestic joys and international woes--a microcosm of our reeling plant--in the unending effort to unite humankind, in the aftermath of over a century of wars, and while embroiled in still another. Jack Cook was born in Brooklyn, NY, in 1940 and was educated at Kings College and Cornell University. He has taught in grade and high school, college, university, and in prison. In 1968 he was convicted of Refusal of Induction and sentenced to three years in Federal Prison. After two years, he was released by order of the Supreme Court. He is the author of Rags of Time: A Season in Prison (Beacon, 1972)- The Face of Falsehood (Anthoenson, 1986)- and Bowery Blues: A Tribute to Dorothy Day (Xlibris, 2001). He currently lives with his family in upstate New York.