In his debut poetry collection Little Palace, Adam Gellings gives readers a perfect example of that often-repeated but rarely achieved instruction: “show, don’t tell.” These sophisticated poems wander through the busy streets of Paris, past quiet courtyards full of flowers, into a kitchen that smells of fresh-baked bread. This metropolitan yet nostalgic collection brings the reader into new places and experiences while reminding them of familiar truths about human connection, the fugitive feeling of travel, and the universality of art.
"Adam J. Gellings doesn't write poems so much as he partitions arrondissements of feeling on the page."
Dante Di Stefano, author of Lullaby with Incendiary Device
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Published by Stephen F. Austin University Press