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The Last Real Medicine Show, Poems by Michael Graber

Blues-drenched dramatic monologues, exploded sonnets in the voice of a crooning supernova, cottonmouth attacks--welcome to Michael Graber's Memphis. This debut collection is made up of poems published in leading journals and anthologies, such as Painted Bride Quarterly, River City, and A Fine Madness.

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Profile of Michael Graber

"In his wonderful debut collection, Michael Graber has encompassed the rich musical, emotional, and physical life of his region. From Bluegrass, to Country, to the Delta Blues, often using music as his metaphors for poetry, Graber weaves a vision both personal and universal. The poems sing to you and give you that deep sadness of a blues song where loneliness and loss turn into love and redemption."--John Bensko

"Michael Graber writes to the beat of a different drummer--or should I say, a different strummer not to the tune of Petrarchan lutes, but the twang of banjos, the sob of steel guitars. Like an old-timey fiddle, Graber's music has a snake's rattle in its belly." --A.E. Stallings

Michael Graber lives in his native with with his wife and three children. When not writing, he plays mandolin with the Bluff City Backsliders and works as the creative director of Lokion Interactive.

ISBN 1932339531, 96 pages, $17.00

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