Far From Luck by Charles O'Hay

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At the crossroads where the Great Depression and the Great Recession meet, Charles O'Hay's poignant and often edgy words remind us just how quickly and easily one can become FAR FROM LUCK.

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Charles O'Hay is the recipient of a 1995 Pennsylvania Council on the Arts fellowship in poetry.His poems have appeared in over 100 literary publications including Gargoyle, South Carolina Review, Brooklyn Review, West Branch, Mudfish, and New York Quarterly.A portion of all profits will be donated to Project H.O.M.E. in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania. http://www.projecthome.orgThe author lives with his wife and daughter in eastern Pennsylvania. This is his first full-length collection of poems.You can read more at the author's blog: http://pizzasandcream.typepad.com
Published July 31, 2011 by Lucky Bat Books. 132 pages
Genres: Literature & Fiction. Non-fiction

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A newly married man in New Orleans, sick with the need for alcohol, steals a shot of booze at a bar just before “the bouncer’s hand on my shoulder / tells me I am paper, tosses me to the curb.” A junkie with a grotesquely swollen leg panhandles near a hotdog stand, asking for $4 for his “prescrip...

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