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Coal Hill Review of Your Father on the Train of Ghosts

Father on the Train The story of how Your Father on the Train of Ghosts was conceived by two esteemed poets, emailing back and forth pieces of poems, has become, for some, as interesting as the poems themselves. However, as Mike Walker of Coal Hill explains in his review, “the proof of the pudding must be in the eating, not in the size of the kitchen, the name of the chef, or anything else.” At first, Walker admits, he “wondered how well the innovative concept of shared writing of poetry via email would work out” and even feared that the Waldrep he’d “come to so greatly respect would be washed of his distinct voice in a tandem effort.” But Walker explains that as it turns out, there was “no reason to worry […] because Gallaher and Waldrep develop on these pages an uncanny, consummate, ability to write cohesive poems that while united in tenor retain each man’s own voice and come together like a fabric made by an ultra-lux fashion house.” Walker’s review goes out of its way to assure to readers that this collection of poems is not just an experiment or a quick exercise in writing, but that this book is “ample in length and very serious in tone – encompassing in quality and scope.” To read the full review click here To purchase a copy of Your Father On the Train of Ghosts click here In all honesty, you should probably do both.

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  • Well maacdamia nuts, how about that.

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