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Product Details

  • Paperback: 108 pages
  • Publisher: BlazeVOX [books] (February 23, 2010)
  • Language: English
  • ISBN-10: 1935402889
  • ISBN-13: 978-1935402886
  • Product Dimensions: 7.5 x 0.2 x 9.2 inches
  • Shipping Weight: 9.4 ounces (View shipping rates and policies)
  • Average Customer Review: 4.5 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (2 customer reviews)
  • Amazon Best Sellers Rank: #10,351,048 in Books (See Top 100 in Books)

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About the Author

J. Michael Wahlgren is author of the collection of poems Silent Actor (Bewrite Books, 2008) as well as three chapbooks. He resides around Boston, Ma where he edits & publishes for Gold Wake Press. Valency is his second full-length poetry collection.

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1 of 1 people found the following review helpful By Andrew Demcak on March 2, 2010
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What I like best about Wahlgren's poetry in his satisfying collection, Valency, is watching each piece take shape. Like protons & neutrons collecting around a nucleus, the word shapes merge and form the most marvelous poems. I am also reminded of a quote from Julia Child about why she liked a good sandwich: because she knew the chef's fingers had been all over it. In Valency, whether it's in a common "...display of sky blue," or in the inventive "...sandbox of lies," the play of Wahlgren's mind is like those fingerprints, touching here and there with the elusive spark which is the life of poetry itself. A wonderful addition to American poetry.

--Andrew Demcak, March 2010
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By Virginia Wahlgren on December 26, 2013
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A great read and nice cover.
Published and printed good quality.
Creatively written. I like the author's work.
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J. Michael Wahlgren is the author of Valency (BlazeVox [Books], 2010), Silent Actor (Bewrite Books, 2008) & CREDO (Greying Ghost Press).

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