Books: The Pipeman's Daily Fare
Product Number: 001-119-0023
Yes, pipe poetry. If this sounds like an unusual genre of writing, well, that's because these days, it is. Nonetheless, if you look back at pipe-related publications of old, there once was a time when it was not so uncommon an indulgence for pipemen to dabble in. Writer, student and pipe man Assaad G. Bachaalani has brought it back however, producing in The Pipeman's Daily Fare (Poetic verse for the endangered and underfed)what is, to the best of our knowledge, the first book of pipe-poetry to see print in many generations - and possibly the first ever that has been entirely composed by a single writer. Fitting to this rather antiquarian theme, the young author's turned up a wealth of classic pipe design illustrations to accompany his fifty-two original poems and musings contained within, drawn from the 1921 trade list of the Civic Company of London. And, as is only natural, a Briar Books publication would hardly be complete without a forward by Gary B. Schrier himself, as well.