Beneath Stars Long Extinct



The first published collection of poems by Ron Egatz presents a host of narrators describing encounters with characters ranging from washed-up rock musicians to former lovers, airline stowaways to family members. A poet for 25 years to the month of publication of this book, Egatz explores the limits of the lyric narrative poem with subject matter spanning historical events to family snapshots. This collection is a rallying cry for poetry unafraid of being understood, yet not sacrificing lyric quality, music, or emotional depth.

Ron Egatz ( Author Website )

Publication Date: April 1, 2010

Genre/Imprint: Poetry, Red Hen Press

$18.95 Tradepaper

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ISBN: 978-1-59709-486-3

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Ron Egatz featured on Verse Daily

Ron Egatz’s poem “Valve Job,” from his collection Beneath Stars Long Extinct, has been featured on Verse Daily! Check it out here.