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It's the year of 1976 at the Davenport Summer Retreat for Artists, and fifty-nine year old Arthur Honeyman-lothario, vagabond, carpenter, and, above all, renowned versifier-has his hands full: carrying on simultaneous affairs with two poetesses, composing his first manuscript of poems in years, and vacillating between making contact with his estranged son, Pablo, or just l ...more
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Published May 25th 2014 by Loose Leaves Publishing
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It’s the bicentennial year of 1976 at the Davenport Summer Retreat for Artists, and fifty-nine year old Arthur Honeyman — lothario, vagabond, carpenter and, above all, renowned versifier — has his hands full: carrying on simultaneous affairs with two poetesses, composing his first new manuscript of poems in years, and vacillating between making contact with his estranged adult son, Pablo, or just letting him be.

Along the way, Honeyman’s conviction that there are two kinds of people—“those who ho
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Jon Ballard’s poetry and fiction have appeared in over fifty journals since 2006, including Cimarron Review, Flint Hills Review, The Valparaiso Poetry Review, New Mexico Poetry Review, Fifth Wednesday Journal, Blue Earth Review, The MacGuffin, Boxcar Poetry Review, Connecticut River Review, and Broadsided. He is the author of five poetry chapbooks: Lonesome (Pudding House, 2007) Sad Town (Maverick ...more