Mail Bag! Kevin McAleer: Errol Flynn a Life in Verse!

03 May

Dear David,

It has been quite some time since we last had contact. You may remember me – the guy who was writing an epic poem on the life of Errol Flynn. Well, ten years in the making and I recently finished it. Now of course comes the real work, finding a publisher, but in the meantime I thought you might like to read the manuscript version. Book-length poems may not be your bag, but the Flynn aspect could still carry you through.

I see that the blog is flourishing. Back in 2009 you were kind enough to post some of my stanzas. So my impulse in contacting you now is not completely self-serving – I thought you might be curious to see how things turned out.

On 11 May I have a rearding from the poem at the renowned literary salon of Britta Gansebohm, with novelist/playwright Carey Harrison moderating:…

Best Regards,

Kevin McAleer



Thanks, Kevin!

— David DeWitt


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  1. shangheinz

    May 3, 2017 at 7:01 pm

    Dear Fav Kev,

    my shanty here is a little ditty,

    about Errol Flynn and the nitty gritty,

    it`s tis`n´dat and “O my gosh”,

    but mostly it is buckled swash.

    Congrats on the completion of your works. But you are not done unless you kindly leave your signature here:…

  2. Gentleman Tim

    May 4, 2017 at 5:55 am

    Congratulations and much success, Kevin!!

    What a magnificent, or should I say epic, accomplishment. Can’t wait to read it!

    Will this be an “Errol Furioso”?

  3. Gentleman Tim

    May 11, 2017 at 12:09 pm

    Best wishes for your big event today, Kevin!…