"Deep, wise and beautiful ... Charles Coe gives poetry readers many fine examples of an old, worthy craft. A volume for the permanent shelf!"
- Small Press Review
"Charles Coe's poems move and touch people. His voice is direct, honest, never forced or false in its note of intelligent humane awareness. His subjects are ones that involve the audience and attract the reader, things we want to read about and to which he brings his unique conversational but powerful voice. We hear and believe."
- Marge Piercy
"Coe is a poet's poet, a kind of jazzy, postmodern Ben Johnson: bold plain diction; soulful improvised swirls in a matrix of straight-ahead narrative; understated, but shimmering with wit, compassion, integrity of purpose... There's no "filler," nothing grasping or careerist in these pages, just the patient voice of a genuine poet working out his life in verse, a poet who "stirs/a pot of words/and changes lead to gold."
- The Boston Phoenix
About the Author:
Charles Coe is the winner of the Massachusetts Cultural Council Poetry Fellowship. A jazz and popular vocalist, he was born in Indianapolis, lives in the Boston area and travels widely to perform and record his work.
$12.95 / Paperback Original
80 Pages / 5.5 x 8.5
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