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Unread 11-02-2018, 05:03 PM
Ned Balbo Ned Balbo is offline
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Default 3 Nights of the Perseids available for pre-order

Hi, everyone ~ I thought I'd share the Amazon link to 3 Nights of the Perseids, which the amazing Erica Dawson selected for the 2018 Richard Wilbur Award. Thanks for taking a look.

https://www.amazon.com/3-Nights-Pers...f+the+perseids

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And here's a preview of selected contents...

A Word the Romans Used
https://www.firstthings.com/article/...he-romans-used

East of Tin Pan Alley
https://www.stringpoet.com/2012/05/3-ned-balbo/

The Afterlife of Beatles
http://www.poetrynet.org/month/archi...lbo/poem4.html

Sea Star
https://muse.jhu.edu/article/608085

deadbook
https://lightpoetrymagazine.com/ned-balbo-winter-17/

Cell Phones Lifted in a Public Square
http://www.poetsreadingthenews.com/2...d-balbo-poetry
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Unread 11-02-2018, 06:22 PM
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Congratulations! Thank you for sharing. I have ordered it to my doorstep.
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Unread 11-03-2018, 12:53 PM
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Thanks, Erik. That's very kind of you!
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Unread 11-03-2018, 02:53 PM
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Congratulations, Ned. Looking forward to reading.

All best,
Nick
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Unread 11-03-2018, 03:38 PM
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Nick, thank you! I've had your new book on my Amazon wishlist for months. It's time for me to take the plunge!
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Unread 11-05-2018, 02:08 PM
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I've ordered a copy. I look forward to reading it. Congratulations, Ned.

Susan
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Unread 11-05-2018, 06:03 PM
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Thank you, Susan! It contains what I hope is a pleasant surprise: I used an excerpt from one of your Martial translations (with the translator credited by name, of course) as an epigraph for the book's fourth section.

“Can anyone foretell his future conduct?
If you were a lion, what kind would you be?”
— Martial, Epigram 12.92,
Susan McLean, translator
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Default 3 Nights of the Perseids updates

Hi, everybody ~ Since the subject is the same book, I thought it might be good to add to an existing thread instead of creating a whole new one.

3 Nights of the Perseids was published a little later than expected (January 2019) but is online and available through Amazon.
https://www.amazon.com/3-Nights-Pers...y&sr=8-1-spell

For anyone who'd like more of a preview, here are a few more links to poems included...

The Underground Tour
https://www.newcriterion.com/issues/...derground-tour

Musicology
http://www.depoetry.com/poets/201701...balbo-ned.html

Text and Flame
https://scoundreltime.com/text-and-flame/

Dream Songs for the Governor of Michigan
https://newversenews.blogspot.com/20...-michigan.html

Along with books by some excellent poets I'm happy to be mentioned beside (Amy Lemmon, Anne Fisher-Wirth, Martha Silano), Lesley Wheeler says some nice things about 3 Nights of the Perseids here...
https://lesleywheeler.org/2019/04/21...ns-and-glosas/

Thanks for taking a look!
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Unread 07-02-2019, 09:11 PM
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Ned,

I need to come by here more often!

Just saw your post, read the linked poems, and ordered the book... And am looking forward to the read.

Cheers,
Marly
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Unread 07-03-2019, 08:07 PM
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Ned,

3 Nights of the Perseids has been on my nightstand for some time now. I laughed out loud reading Dream Song for the Governor of Michigan just last night. It never ceases to impress and entertain. So thanks.

Cheers,
Erik

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