Lifting the Turtle Paperback – October 17, 2017
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Read any of the short poems in this collection—poems about pain or loss or memory or bicycles or turtles—and you’ll get to enjoy an entire book’s worth of insight and emotion.
Any of the dramatic dialogues in the book’s second section have enough character development and plot shifts to fill a novel or a fill-length play.
Poems like “Salem, Mass” and “Scene From Abu Ghraib” and “Father Bob” and “School Librarian” hold the socially relevant complexity of an early Bob Dylan album.
The final poem, “The Baby,” is a twenty-page generational epic.