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Poetry. CITIES OF FLESH AND THE DEAD is the eagerly awaited third collection of poetry by Diann Blakely.
Paperback, 112 pages
Published July 15th 2008 by Elixir Press (first published April 1st 2005)
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Stanley Booth
Jan 18, 2012 rated it it was amazing
For most, CITIES OF FLESH AND THE DEAD began generating, if not grabbing, attention when the manuscript-in-progress won the Poetry Society of America's Alice Fay Di Castagnola Award, but I'd already experienced various poems in journals and magazines, though not knowing the author--who, much later, became my wife-- except as a name. "Powerful" is the adjective that came to mind, however, for these were poems that knocked me barefooted, as they say in the author's native South.  Or made me want t ...more
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Read my review in the winter 08/09 issue of Main Street Rag.
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The author of three books--CITIES OF FLESH AND THE DEAD, Elixir Press, 2008; FAREWELL, MY LOVELIES, Story Line Press, 2000; HURRICANE WALK, BOA Editions, Ltd, 1992--Blakely is currently working on two manuscripts, RAIN IN OUR DOOR: DUETS WITH ROBERT JOHNSON and LOST ADDRESSES: NEW AND SELECTED POEMS A poetry editor at ANTIOCH REVIEW for a dozen years, she continues that position at NEW WORLD WRITI ...more
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