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Unread 08-28-2019, 10:35 PM
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Dear Spherians,

I have the hope that you'll be interested in this post, even though I'm not a constant visitor here. I have a collection of formal poems just out, The Book of the Red King (Montreal: Phoenicia Publishing, 172 pages.) Blurbs from Kim Bridgford, Michael Juster, and Kelly Cherry. (Thanks to artist Clive Hicks-Jenkins, the hc jacket or pb cover and interior illuminations are beautiful, and thanks to Elizabeth Adams, the design is also strong.)

HERE is a book page. There's also a book page on facebook.

And here's part of a blurb from Kelly Cherry (the entire quote can be read at the pages mentioned): "Marly Youmans is brilliant....Her poems tell a story, offering us a vision of, well, I would say the Trinity, but that is only one possible interpretation. After a difficult and sometimes dangerous journey, a Red King, a Fool, and Precious Wentletrap converge into one, a resurrection that is heavenly. Is it true, or is it fable or fairytale? ... Her formal poems are impeccable and include sestinas, villanelles, rondels, rhyming schemes she may have invented, and perfect metrical patterns. Every poet can learn from this poet, and the reader—the reader will be spellbound."

Thanks for taking a look.

Best bookish wishes,
Marly
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A lovely cover too. 172 pages - that is a substantial volume! And the formal diversity sounds impressive. Congratulations, Marly!

Cheers,
John
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Congratulations, Marly! This will definitely be on my must-read list!
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Thanks to you both! I think that length includes all the prefatory pages, so it's more 150+ in the way of poems...
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Superbly blurbed!
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Fancy that! (Thank you, Michael.)
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Huge congratulations, Marly! I look forward to reading my copy when it arrives.
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Ordered. Congratulations, Marly.

Best,

Ed
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Erik and Ed,

Thank you both for ordering--I'm pleased to think that you two will be reading my poems! Just did a reading today in North Carolina and will be doing another before I ramble home to do a few events there...

Hey, and huge thanks for the huge congratulations!

Good cheer,
Marly
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Looking forward to this. It is so ordered!
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