Orphan Poems

Orphan Poems

by Jenni Finlay

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Overview

Orphan Poems by Jenni Finlay

Orphan Poems chronicles a full year of heartbreak and healing after the author's father's death with letters and poems written directly to him. These intimate pages offer a difficult but universal message: Even after the most painful times, it's all right to rediscover happiness.

Product Details

ISBN-13: 9780983738381
Publisher: Mezcalita Press, LLC
Publication date: 08/01/2016
Pages: 84
Product dimensions: 5.00(w) x 7.99(h) x 0.20(d)

About the Author

Jenni Finlay is the author of the poetry collectionTable for One(Mezcalita Press, 2015). Additionally, Finlay co-authoredKent Finlay, Dreamer(Texas A&M University Press, 2016) and served as contributing writer forPickers and Poets: The Ruthlessly Poetic Singer-Songwriters of Texas(Texas A&M University Press, 2016). She co-owns Eight 30 Records and co-producedCold and Bitter Tears: The Songs of Ted Hawkins, Danny Barnes'Got Myself Together (Ten Years Later)andKent Finlay, Dreamer. Her Jenni Finlay Promotions business has shaped careers for several dozen iconic Americana music singer-songwriters for the past decade. Finlay presents the monthly series Catfish Concerts, which will releaseCatfish Concerts Cookbook: Celebrating Americana's FinestRecipes (Mezcalita Press, 2017).

Table of Contents

Acknowledgements ... ... ... x
Foreword ... ... ... xii
Introduction ... ... ... xiv

Latest Song ... ... ... 3
And then you die ... ... ... 7
The Morning After ... ... ... 9
Never Again ... ... ... 11
HalleyAnna ... ... ... 12
The Hill Country Choir ... ... ... 14
You really like messing with me,
don'cha ... ... ... 17
Monarch Migration ... ... ... 19
Saturday Mourning ... ... ... 21
Chess ... ... ... 22
You made me smile through my tears ... ... ... 23
Strange Hotel Room ... ... ... 25
Later that night
I go downstairs ... ... ... 26
We left a little at Luckenbach ... ... ... 28
"Well, it looks like I haven't been here in a while" ... ... ... 31
Chicken one day,
feathers the next ... ... ... 32
Flood A'Coming ... ... ... 33
Sterling got sick ... ... ... 35
And then Victor died ... ... ... 36
The Kid ... ... ... 38
Thanksgiving ... ... ... 40
Spaghetti ... ... ... 43
Sleep in Heavenly Peace ... ... ... 44
Christmas Day ... ... ... 47
It's Sunday,
so I thought I'd call ... ... ... 49
New Year ... ... ... 51
Sterling died twice ... ... ... 52
Happy Birthday ... ... ... 54
March 2, 2016 ... ... ... 56

Bios ... ... ... 62

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