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Balancing on a Bootheel
Balancing on a Bootheel

Balancing on a Bootheel

By Various, Edited by Jon Thrower, Edited by Susan Swartwout


76 Pages, 6 x 9

Formats: Trade Paper

Trade Paper, $10.00 (US $10.00) (CA $13.00)

Publication Date: May 2006

ISBN 9780976041337

Rights: WOR

Southeast Missouri State Univ Press (May 2006)

Price: $10.00


The poetry in this book doesn’t try to be avante garde, but it seeks to convey the emotion of the authors to the audience in a variety of moods and styles. Each poet in this collection has a distinctive voice, and none of them play coy with the audience. This is the collective voice of people who live in a small town that they love, but they know there’s a big world out there and they want to see it.

Author Biography

The poets featured in this collection are young writers from Southeast Missouri, and they represent some of the exciting talent popping up in the area. They are involved in local writing collectives, work with and have been published in various literary magazines.