Faces and Voices: Tales

Faces and Voices: Tales

by Larry Smith


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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 Mingo Junction, Ohio, in Appalachia's Panhandle region of the Ohio River Valley. A graduate of Mingo Central High School, Muskingum College, and Kent State University, he has authored seven books of poetry, a book of memoirs, three books of fiction, two biographies of authors Lawrence Ferlinghetti and Kenneth Patchen, and two books of translations from the Chinese. Now a professor emeritus of Bowling Green State University's Firelands College, he is the director of The Firelands Writing Center there and of Bottom Dog Press. Smith has received an Individual Artist Fellowship from the Ohio Arts Council, and a Fulbright Lectureship in American Literature to Italy. He and his wife Ann are the parents of three adult children, and live along the shores of Lake Erie in Huron, Ohio.

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

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