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Contact Sheet

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The roots of the word "photography" mean to "write with light." In Contact Sheet, David M. Frye uses words as the lights and shadows that describe the fine-grain details of the ordinary world. This work, his first collection of poetry, reflects his posture as a poet and photographer, a Pennsylvania native who lives in Nebraska, and a lifelong traveler of the pathways between the analytical and creative realms.

"David Frye's Contact Sheet brings a much needed heart to contemporary poetry. It's a relief and revelation to read a poet so open to the teachings found in the quietest of moments. These poems brighten this planet like 'a pair of ... steely eyes shining in the dark.'"

-Aimee Nezhukumatathil, author of Lucky Fish

54 pages, Paperback

First published December 16, 2013

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David M. Frye

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Growing up in Pennsylvania, David M. Frye learned an appreciation of poetry from his mother and a love of photography from his father. After receiving an undergraduate degree in physics and a master’s degree in theology, he moved to the plains of western Nebraska. Later he earned a master’s degree in journalism at the University of Nebraska–Lincoln. His poems have appeared in Simul: Lutheran Voices in Poetry, Seminary Ridge Review, and The Word in Season He and Anne, his wife, live in Franklin, Massachusetts.

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