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Joseph Ferguson

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in Yonkers, NY, The United States
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Joseph Ferguson is an author, poet, and journalist appearing in a variety of small press, regional, and national publications. He wrote
propaganda for a living for a variety of entities for some 25 years.
His recent collection of short fiction, Southbound, follows the exploits of one character, Basement Man.
He is a former editor and critic for Hudson Valley , ran the Fiction Workshop for the Poughkeepsie Library District, and regularly reviews books and videos for Climbing, The American Book Review, Kirkus Indie, and a number of other publications.
He also sells rock climbing t-shirts through his website: http://www.bumluckhome.com/


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"Ferguson writes with a very strong sense of realism and a degree of world-weariness in his profound poems that work like snapshots of different events and memories. He has a gift for creating vivid images that transport the reader to another time and place, and making it seem absolutely real." Amazon review

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Joseph Ferguson Majenta wrote: "Hello, Joseph! Thanks for contacting me, you're welcome for the "Like"! Congratulations on your books! I hope you're well and having a good week. Happy reading, writing, and everything else (in mod..."

Thanks Majena! Same to you.


Majenta Hello, Joseph! Thanks for contacting me, you're welcome for the "Like"! Congratulations on your books! I hope you're well and having a good week. Happy reading, writing, and everything else (in moderation, and don't overdo that either!). Blessings (and NOT in moderation, I hope!)!

Best wishes from Majenta


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