Faces and Voices: Tales

Faces and Voices: Tales

by Larry Smith

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Overview


Real people talking their lives: waitresses, store clerks, veterans, rock musicians, exchange students, cooks, hair dressers, cancer survivors, artists, gas station attendants, red caps, prostitutes, retirees, seniors...All reaching for the truth they find.

Ohio writers I have most admired include fiction writer Sherwood Anderson and poet James Wright. I believe everyone has a song to sing, a tale to tell, and a voice to tell it with. The secret is to learn to listen. - Larry Smith

Product Details

ISBN-13: 9781933964041
Publisher: Bottom Dog Press
Publication date: 10/11/2006
Pages: 136
Product dimensions: 5.50(w) x 8.50(h) x 0.30(d)

About the Author


Larry Smith is a native of the industrial Ohio River Valley. He taught for three decades at Firelands College of Bowling Green State University in Huron, Ohio, where he directs Bottom Dog Press Inc and The Firelands Writing Center. In 2005 he co-edited with wife Ann, the Harmony Series anthology Family Matters: Poems of Our Families, and in 2004 he and poet Ray McNiece edited America Zen: A Gathering of Poets (both from Bottom Dog Press). His eighth book of poems is A River Remains (WordTech Editions 2006) following his memoirs: Milldust and Roses (Ridgeway Press, 2001). This is his third book of fiction. His writing has been read on Reader's Almanac of public radio, and he has received an NEH, a Fulbright, and an Ohio Individual Artist award.

Table of Contents


Part One



Leaving Home / 7

Turns / 11

Blue Moon Drive-In / 15

Rock & Rolling at the Hop / 23

Stock Girl / 31

Confessions of a Class Poet / 37

Dear Ohio Family / 39

Fish Fire / 43

Calling from the Wild / 47

Hungry Ghosts / 51

Woodstock Caf / 53

The Session at the V.A. / 57

The Passage / 61

To the Landfill / 63



Part Two



It Takes a Worried Mind / 67

Rose s Hair / 71

Woman Voices / 75

Talking Things Out / 83

Down on the Rocks / 87

Rise Up Shining / 93



Part Three



Without a Song: Four Voices / 97

Lou s Garage / 105

At the Diner / 111

The Old Pacifist / 115

Cup of Coffee / 121

Room 43 Franciscan Care Center / 125

Still Riding / 129



About the Author / 133

Interviews


Ohio writers I have most admired include fiction writer Sherwood Anderson and poet James Wright. I believe everyone has a song to sing, a tale to tell, and a voice to tell it with. The secret is to learn to listen.

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Faces and Voices: Tales by Larry Smith

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