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The Talking Book of July
Rick Alley

Eastern Washington University
1997 • 72 pp. 6 x 9"
Poetry / Poetry - American

$14.95 Paperback, 978-0-910055-35-2
$22.95 Hardcover, 978-0-910055-34-5

The debut collection of poems by Rick Alley.

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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