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LAURENCE OVERMIRE, said to be a descendant of an uncle of the iconic Scottish poet Robert Burns, is a " true sennachie, a genealogist as well as a bard, " according to Scottish historian Ted Cowan (University of Glasgow) . Known to many for his work as Poet-In-Residence on The Jeff Farias Show, Overmire has had a multi-faceted career, not only as a poet and genealogist but also as an actor, director and educator. His award-winning poetry, eclectic in form, style, and subject matter, has been widely published in the U.S. and abroad in hundreds of magazines, journals, and anthologies. His most recent book of poetry and prose is " New York Minute: An Actor's Memoir" which recounts his experiences as a young actor in New York City. " The Ghost of Rabbie Burns: An American Poet's Journey Through Scotland, " traces Overmire's genealogical roots back into the old country. Part journal, part diary, part poetry, history and genealogy, the book captures the mood and spirit of Old Caledonia. The Duke of Argyll (Chief of Clan Campbell) calls it " a wonderful book... and a great asset if you are making a trip to Scotland." Overmire is also known as the author of " The One Idea That Saves The World: A Call to Conscience and A Call to Action" which has been widely praised for its inspiring message of hope despite the dire issues that now threaten humankind. Written in prose with a few poems interspersed, this book is speaking..

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