Talking to Shadows: Poems (Southern Messenger Poets) (Paperback)

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By Ron Houchin, Dave Smith (Editor)
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Wolves howl in the hollow of night, cats yowl from crags and forests, but people describe sunsets, address their dead, pray to what they feel may lie beyond the stars, and perhaps even take note of mysterious figures lurking in alleys.

In Talking to Shadows, his latest collection of poems, Ron Houchin replies with sensitivity and wit to things noticed or sensed, offering a celebration of sights, sounds, and objects that elicit responses through the phenomena of their being. Whether evoking the presage of a coming ice age, a photo of an unknown ancestor in a family album, or the presence of nature during a lone walk across a night field, Houchin's poems converse with the shadows of existence that permeate a world filled with beauty and mystery.

About the Author

Ron Houchin has published eight books of poetry, including The Man Who Saws Us in Half, Museum Crows, and Planet of the Best Love Songs. His work has appeared in the Birmingham Poetry Review, Five Points, Poetry Northwest, the Southwest Review, and many other publications. A retired schoolteacher, he lives on the banks of the Ohio River across from Huntington, West Virginia, where he gre

Product Details
ISBN: 9780807172728
ISBN-10: 0807172723
Publisher: LSU Press
Publication Date: November 25th, 2020
Pages: 66
Language: English
Series: Southern Messenger Poets