Dealing With The Devil In The Middle Of The Road: New & Selected Poems

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This full-length collection assembles the best of James H Duncan's published poetry between 2005 and 2012, a span in which his work appeared in more than sixty print and online journals and in five chapbooks, most of which are now sold out. Nominated for both the Best of the Net and The Pushcart Prize, James H Duncan's work has been called "hauntingly sentimental and darkly touching" while offering poems that "lead the reader on a journey through a landscape of empty wine bottles and drunken dreams, always attempting to quell the midnight, to stave off the mundane in search of something more." Other reviewers have said: "James Duncan's Dealing With the Devil in the Middle of the Road weaves the articulate and eloquent grace of a storywriter with that of a poet. In ghostly and sensual atmospherics, it narrates the lives of men traversing darkened streets and highways, railroad trellises, dead-end jobs, in and out of bars, and in and out of love. Beyond an admirable and rewarding read, Duncan has given us an exceptional first full-length book of poems. Dealing With the Devil in the Middle of the Road will haunt us, and it will endure." - Jeffrey C. Alfier, author of The Wolf Yearling (Pecan Grove Press, 2012), and editor of San Pedro River Review "James H. Duncan's poems pick up where the postcards from the outskirts of your comfort leave off, inviting you past the dust at the edges of the desert of experience, showing you that the streams of whiskey flowing off the mountain tops are really yours for the taking.You can bring your lover along for the ride if you want to; his poems aren't just about the night flow of the world of jazz and highways, but about the search for love and comfort we all have in common. They remind us to hope that maybe there's a soft place for us to land after all." - Dena Rash Guzman, managing editor of H.A.L. Publishing; founding editor of Unshod Quills For more full reviews and information, visit http://jameshduncan.blogspot.com.

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A tramp, a gentleman, a poet, a dreamer, a lonely fellow, always hopeful of romance and adventure. James H Duncan is a graduate of Southern Vermont College and currently resides in New York City where he writes for American Artist magazine. The founder and editor of Hobo Camp Review, an online literary 'zine dedicated to the traveling word, his work has been nominated for the Best of the Net and the Pushcart Prize. His poetry and short stories have found homes in more than sixty publications, including Pulp Modern, Apt, Red Fez, Haggard & Halloo, Plainsongs, Unshod Quills, San Pedro River Review, Reed Magazine, Up The Staircase, Plain Spoke, Thick With Conviction, Up The Staircase, 3:AM Magazine, Zygote In My Coffee, Gutter Eloquence Magazine, Underground Voices, Vagabondage Press, Carcinogenic Poetry, See Spot Run, Decompression, and Poetry Salzburg Review, among others. He is currently working on his fourth novel and is preparing his first full-length collection of short stories. For more about his work, visit www.jameshduncan.blogspot.com.

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