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American Loneliness

American Loneliness is peopled with the famous and the not-so-famous. It is a book tenanted by the Wright Brothers and Nettie Potter Bentley, Joseph Kennedy and James Brown and Jay Gatsby. America, as presented, bests brave women and men alike: "My mother is comfortable with fury. She accepts it. / Like she accepted the contents of the pockets of her / dead brothers, miscellanea handed her in a morgue. / She is a woman who does not defer readily to men." Roy Bentley shows us the world as a kind of Wright Flyer soaring above an Ohio field, the hoped-for miracle we let be enough for now.

About the Author

Roy Bentley is the author of Walking with Eve in the Loved City, a finalist for the Miller Williams Poetry Prize, and Starlight Taxi, which won the Blue Lynx Poetry Prize. His other books include The Trouble with a Short Horse in Montana, Any One Man, and Boy in a Boat. He has received fellowships from the Florida Division of Cultural Affairs, the Ohio Arts Council, and the NEA.
Lost Horse Press

9780999199473 : american-loneliness-bentley
Paperback / softback
96 Pages
$18.00 USD

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