Lawrence writer Tom Mach - author of "Sissy!" and "All Parts Together" - has released a poetry book.
Inspired by reading Walt Whitman's epic poem "Leaves of Grass," Mach has penned a book-length work called "The Uni Verse: A Poem Exploring the Wonders of It All."
Some of Mach's shorter poems have appeared in the Journal-World's Poet's Showcase. He is a member of the Kansas Authors Club, the Kansas Writers Association and the California Writers Club.
"The Uni Verse" is available for $11.95 at Hastings, 1900 W. 23rd St., or on Mach's Web site, www.atlasbooks. com/hillsongpress.