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In Ricky Ray's debut collection, Fealty, the world quickly reveals itself as more complex and mysterious than we imagined. In poems surreal, feral, visceral, and yet tender, moving, and wise, Ray guides us through themes of love, death, animism, fidelity, belonging, and care. There is something of the ancients in his consciousness, which continually reminds us that we not ...more
Hardcover, Limited 1st Edition, 146 pages
Published June 8th 2018 by Eyewear Publishing
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Aug 21, 2018 rated it really liked it
Ricky Ray’s collection ‘Fealty’ feels like a life achievement. So much is covered and explored – life, philosophy, politics and dreams.

Ricky imagines in a poem ‘A Place’, what a world without waste, and selfishness, would look like. I enjoy the quiet political undertones of this collection and this poem specifically, in which Ricky imagines what could happen if we deconstructed society: ‘a place where economy/ is what one does with what one has’.

This dream is mundane next to dreams in which he
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Jul 21, 2018 rated it it was amazing
A strong debut by a brilliant emerging poet.
Greatness in the making!
Veronica Van Bruggen
Sep 04, 2018 rated it it was amazing
I am amazed at the versatility and uncanny fantasy of Ricky Ray's poetry in this beautiful book Fealty.
Now that I have finished reading all the poems, I am left with a feeling of witnessing excellency.
Fantastic use of words, of inner rhymes, of metaphors all leading to sometimes bizarre and unusual ways of seeing life and what happens in it.
Recommending Fealty to anyone who likes poetry at its best. A must read.
Oct 22, 2018 rated it it was amazing
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Exquisite, quiet, deep poems full of love and appreciation even when describing when "the day drowned in you." Ray goes deeply into images and comes back with poems that express profound, mythic, universal realities. These are poems to read at evening and dream about at night. Highly recommended. ...more
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