The first full-length collection by one of Long Beach's finest poets, Five Lines is that rare achievement: lyrical and accessible in equal measure.
Thomas R. Thomas is a master of the short line and small poem, and this collection showcases both. With Meticulously considered and purposely placed words he paints vivid pictures of childhood, love, family, and rock & roll. Thomas' calm control over each subject will make you think you are reading a book of philosophy. Treat it as such.
—Kevin Lee, Publisher of Aortic Books