Juniata County

Juniata County

by Thomas Patterson


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Juniata County by Thomas Patterson

Three children journey toward self-understanding and forgiveness in Juniata County, a chapbook collection of 18 poems that spans ninety years; World War II and the post-war era is a backdrop for the experiences many of the losses common to us all, throughout the collection; the setting, Juniata, Pennsylvaia, is an area rich in heritage with its Altoona railroad yards, back alleyways, summer porches, Valley of the Sesquehanna, Little Juniata River, Lakemont Amusement Park, and the Church of the Blessed Sacrament, which all weave through and around their childhood experiences.

Product Details

ISBN-13: 9781635342024
Publisher: Finishing Line Press
Publication date: 04/07/2017
Pages: 40
Product dimensions: 5.50(w) x 8.50(h) x 0.08(d)

About the Author

Thomas Patterson lives in Westport, Massachusetts. He is retired from his work as a School Adjustment Counselor/crisis counselor in the Fall River School Department and as an Instructor in English at Bristol Community College, where he taught composition and literature. His most recent poetry appears in Nimrod International Journal, The South Carolina Review, New Orleans Review, CutBank, and Chiron Review.

His work appears in 50 journals and periodicals and he has had work nominated for the Pushcart Prize. He is a graduate of Northeastern University, receiving a Master of Arts in English and a graduate of Rhode Island College, earning an MEd in Counseling.

Table of Contents

Juniata, 1943 1

Juniata Generational, 1918-2008 3

War father war, Altoona 6

Barbara Dear 8

Cocoon 10

Eyes 11

War Games, Roaring Spring 12

Summering at the Rossers, Roaring Spring 14

The Girl from Port Royal 15

Altoona Works 16

Hollidaysburg Forest 17

Because, 1944 18

Ravensbrük Dissociative 19

Juniata News 20

The Truth 21

Room with a View 22

Dark Passages, 1952-2008 23

Childhood’s End, 1956, Juniata, 26

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