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By Greg Johnson

"These poems are as poignantly felt as they're skillfully made. i'm hoping they're going to locate many readers."--James Merrill

"Reading reduction and luxury, i used to be reminded of John Gardner's description of the genuine artist as one that, within the face of demise, invents prayers and guns. Greg Johnson has grew to become his impressive presents to that job, fashioning a piece of strength and courage--prayers which are direct and it appears that evidently spoken, but sing; guns that flash within the overdue sunlight."--Judson Mitcham

Though this assortment bargains with more than a few tense issues--the AIDS epidemic, getting older, suicide, mental aberration, and the violence of up to date America--it is wealthy with the "aid and luxury" of compassion, fact, and a language of survival. Immersed within the shared event of sorrow, the poems upward thrust above mere confessions of grief to talk in a voice of dignity and richly deserved wisdom.

Greg Johnson, affiliate professor of English at Kennesaw nation university, is the writer of the unconventional Pagan infants (1993) and brief tale collections, far-off pals (1990), for which he used to be named Georgia writer of the 12 months, and A pleasant Deceit (1992). He has gained prizes from the Academy of yankee Poets and the PEN Syndicated Fiction venture festival; his brief fiction has been integrated in Prize tales: The O. Henry Awards and New tales from the South: The Year's most sensible. He lives in Atlanta, Georgia.

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