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Author Richard L. Gilbert blurbs 'My Year of Dirt and Water'

Michael Palmer - Tuesday, August 28, 2018

Poetry as Consciousness author Richard L. Gilbert has written a beautifully meditative review of Tracy Franz's new book My Year of Dirt and Water.   Read More

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