Come Rain, Come Shine
Poetry
6 x 8, 64 pp.
Pub Date: 01/23/2006
  cloth
Price:        $16.00

978-1-881515-86-9
  paper
Price:        $12.00

978-1-881515-87-6

Published by Texas Review Press
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Come Rain, Come Shine

By Jack Bedell

JACK B. BEDELL's first poetry collection, At the Bonehouse, received the Breakthrough Award for Southern and Southwestern Poets. He teaches English at Southeastern Louisiana University, where he edits Louisiana Literature and directs Louisiana Literature Press.

What Readers Are Saying:

"High-spirited and unafraid, full of Louisiana Cajun zest, quick to anger and quick to forgive, and quick to offer unabashed praise for this world, Jack Bedell's new poems take us through lived experiences, come rain or come shine. He tells his story and fixes his place in these remarkably examining lyrics that grab hold and won't let go." --Heather Ross Miller

"These poems are infused with a deep understanding of what it is to be human because Bedell has cored them from the heart. In Come Rain, Come Shine, Jack Bedell has the vision to realize where a significant story is, and in telling it, he leads his reader to such wisdom." --Vivian Shipley

"Here is a mature voice, graceful and eloquent, that brings to life more than the memory of the place and its people. . . . it is amongst some of the best poetry I've read in a while." --Virgil Suarez

"Come Rain, Come Shine dazzles with a quiet brilliance all its own, a luster born of simple things, with stirring poems of desire, familial love and fatherhood, and with real-life places and encounters, at once exotic and familiar." --Diane Thiel

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