Tony Gentry

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Tony Gentry is the author of a novel The Coal Tower, a story collection Last Rites, and five young adult biographies (Paul Laurence Dunbar, Alice Walker, Jesse Owens, Dizzy Gillespie, and Elvis Presley). Poems have appeared in The Quarterly, Minetta Review, Downtown, Richmond Monthly, Deep South, Sow’s Ear Poetry Review and Mad Swirl. An occupational therapy professor at Virginia Commonwealth University in Richmond, he blogs at tonygentry.com.

Going Back to New Orleans

In April, will be returning to New Orleans after some years away, attending an occupational therapy conference downtown.  And will land aswirl in memories from those sowing wild oats years immediately after college, when I rented a Magazine Street apartment without window screens or furniture, bought a used mattress, card table and lawn chair, and sat on a sagging back porch with my Smith-Coron...

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Jesse Owens

4.13 avg rating — 16 ratings — published 1989 — 7 editions
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Elvis Presley

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Paul Laurence Dunbar

really liked it 4.00 avg rating — 3 ratings — published 1988 — 3 editions
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Dizzy Gillespie

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The Coal Tower

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Alice Walker

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Last Rites

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