From Poets to Protagonists: Fiction from the Hudson Valley Poetry Scene Featuring the Poets as Main Characters is a literary collection of short stories that depicts some of New York's most well-known downstate poets and artists whom the author has had the privilege of reading with at many popular coffee houses, libraries, and cultural centers throughout his earlier years as a traveling writer in the Hudson Valley. These stories range in genre from general-interest fiction and science fiction to expository essay and short character sketches.
"Mr. Havel has a powerful command of the language and a wonderful ability to create environments that move. Mr. Havel lets us into a dynamic universe, dealing with subtleties of both emotion and art, while at the same time revealing powerful interactions between characters in a common vernacular. ---- Ken Van Rensselaer, Poet and Author of "Sometimes Ever Was".