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Late Alabama Poems - by Joel Fry (Paperback)

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Number of Pages: 102

Genre: Poetry

Sub-Genre: American

Format: Paperback

Publisher: Outskirts Press

Age Range: Adult

Book theme: General

Author: Joel Fry

Language: English

TCIN: 79739213
UPC: 9781977220882
Item Number (DPCI): 247-43-1428


Joel Fry's poems chart a deeply interior quest. Though the object is predictable-understanding, love, friendship, hope-the poems are highly original. Deep within, where external and internal landscape merge, where easy solutions like monetary success and comfortable suburbia go down before a sharp irony, we meet fleeting memories of a childhood farm, a creek beside which boys played, rare moments of love where a couple sits on a porch. We also meet loneliness, despair, glimpses of truth, and a pervasive joy in the act of creation. The poems are disciplined, intuitive, paradoxical, richly imagined-repaying, over and over, the attention and agility required of those who would follow the poet. Fry leaves us "poised on the edge of a mystery / [we] cannot command, a chorus [we] cannot escape." Harry Moore, author of Time's Fool and Bearing the Farm Away
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