Self publishing a book is an exciting undertaking. Because we understand the dedication that is required to write a quality book, we like to feature our top authors each week so that you can get to know a little bit more about them and their book. This week, we are featuring Bill Bailey’s A Moment’s Matinee.

In her latest book, self-publishing Outskirts Press author, Bill Bailey’s book of poetry shows a skilled attention to the pleasurable rhythms of language he uses to confidently deliver his musings, insights and unique observations of concerns all readers can share.

His poem “Death” displays the easily measured beat of his lines and his own take on that one subject all readers will have considered at least at some point in their lives:

“It makes me know that just like fear and fame and wealth and class
My life’s a moment’s matinee – and then my time is past.”

Readers can also agree with his acknowledgment that for him “It’s in the Blood” – “To seek surcease in simile, /And press for hope in rhymes” – a line reminiscent of both the form and content of the Metaphysical Poets. His observations on the craft of the clown in “Clown – the Ultimate Artist” also nicely convey his love and appreciation of the aesthetic craft:

“What catharsis in the madness – what comfort in the craft –
What relief in time suspended – what healing in the laugh!”


Bill Bailey is a former English teacher and high school administrator. He is also a father and an advisor; but foremost he is a poet. He has written many poems over the years, and A Moment’s Matinee represents his lifelong writings.

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