Loose Change
6 x 9, 88 pp.
Pub Date: 04/23/2013
Price:        $16.00


Published by Stephen F. Austin University Press

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Loose Change

James E. Cherry

With Loose Change, James E. Cherry explores those things that  make us human. These poems are visceral, honest and possess a vulnerability that will allow you access into the world each day.  In  this collection of verse, very little is exempt from examination.   Family, politics, race, art, aging and much more are placed under the  poet’s mircoscopic eye to be clearly defined.  But these are more than mere analytical explorations. Its Cherry’s ability to interpret those findings and how they have impacted his life that moves this work beyond  the personal into the universal. He has managed to take the pedestrian and left us with a remarkable second collection of poetry.  From the discordant aspects of his life, a melodious solo rises. You’ll continue to pat your feet long after the final page is finished.

JAMES E. CHERRY is the author of four books: Bending the Blues, a poetry chapbook; Honoring the Ancestors, a full collection of poems; Shadow of Light, a novel; and Still A Man and Other Stories, a collection of short fiction. He has been nominated for an NAACP Image Award, a Lillian Smith Book Award, and was a finalist for the Next Generation Indie Book Award. He resides in Tennessee with his wife Tammy and is preparing a novel for publication. 


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