After the 8-Ball (Paperback)

After the 8-Ball By Colleen Alles Cover Image

After the 8-Ball (Paperback)


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Body of Work: Three poets share how they developed memories, personal curiosities, and unexpected obsessions into the poems that would become their debut books. What does it take to shape an image, rough story, or family myth into a body of work? How do themes and threads come together in a poetry collection? Join us in a conversation open to poets, poetry readers, and the poetry-curious alike. 

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Reply hazy, try again. All the poems in After the 8-Ball want answers, and so have thrown themselves at the mercy of a black plastic 8-Ball filled with dark blue alcohol and a tiny twenty-sided die. Love, loss, and Lake Michigan feature prominently in this debut collection from Colleen Alles who examines everyday life in the Midwest with precision and depth. From the hound asleep in the sun to the pebbles lined up in the sill of a window facing west, these poems stand ready to accept whatever the 8-ball has in store, hoping, always, for, As I see it, yes.

Product Details ISBN: 9781737739036
ISBN-10: 1737739038
Publisher: Cornerstone Press
Publication Date: March 18th, 2022
Pages: 118
Language: English