Rick Alley The Talking Book of July

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The Talking Book of July

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This first book of poems by an author whose work has appeared in a variety of journals and literary magazines is imbued with a stillness that is persistent in its significance. In this carefully crafted world a branch, an eggsac, a voice carried across a mown field, encompass all the longing, loss and connection inextricable from the human experience. Each piece is infused with language and images powerful in their lucidity and stunning in their simplicity. With an unrelentingly clear and distinctive voice, Rick Alley delivers keen observations about the world and the individuals in it, which arrive to the reader like a series of unfolding gifts.

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Born in 1963 in Kingsport, Tennessee, RICK ALLEY spent most of his years growing up in Virginia Beach, Virginia. He was educated at Old Dominion University and later received his MFA in poetry from the University of Massachusetts Amherst. He has worked both as an editorial assistant for the Associated Writing Programs and as editor of Marquee, a journal of poetry and one-act plays. Currently, he lives in Norfolk, Virginia, where he teaches literature and creative writing as well as working with a correspondence writing program for teenagers through Johns Hopkins University. He has recently completed work on his second book of poems.

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"This book asks how we can keep even 'our little but dangerous faith' in this 'ugly paradise / godsent by an unsubtle god.' Like the ancient oracles, Alley watches for omens: 'If this is a sign, let it be urgent and true.' Sensual as 'three hornets / sipping a pear's soft wound,' Alley's stunning language shows us how to 'go on being more than one thing.' This is a book to savor." (Peggy Shumaker)

"Rick Alley shows how everything is new under the observant eyes of a poet dedicated to keeping poetry in the world. Reading The Talking Book of July nudges a reader away from finite quiescence straight into the spirit of amplitude poems naturally inhabit. These poems are spacious and focused, candid, witty, and elegiac. This book says that, no matter what we tell ourselves, we are not alone and because we aren't, what we say matters." (Dara Wier)

"Rick Alley is an original, true poet, one we need, one to cherish. These crisp poems whisk the elusive essence of desire." (James Tate)

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