"I am in awe of Mary Falls...I am convinced that Christopher Conlon is an extremely important poet, and that in time to come he will be recognized as a major voice in our literature." --Earl Hamner, creator of The Waltons
"Mary Elizabeth Surratt, who was hanged as co-conspirator in the assassination of Abraham Lincoln, has taken passionate possession of Christopher Conlon and now lives as ghost in his evocative sequence. Victim of 'the mistakes of men,' it is no wonder that she still appears among us, broken but flowing, confused but whole, falling but held in mid-air for us by way of Conlon's considerable art." --William Heyen, author of Shoah Train
About the Author
Christopher Conlon is the author of two previous books of poems, including the Word Works publication Gilbert and Garbo in Love. He also writes fiction (Thundershowers at Dusk: Gothic Stories) and edits anthologies (Poe's Lighthouse). A former Peace Corps Volunteer, Conlon holds an M.A. in American Literature from the University of Maryland. He lives near Washington, D.C.