The Long Conversation

The Long Conversation combines David Dooley’s books The Volcano Inside and The Revenge by Love to create an extended dialogue between past and present, between stories of everyday life and accounts of historical figures, between the demands and delights of art and those of life, culminating in an eleven-poem sequence about the painter Georgia O’Keeffe and her husband, the photographer Alfred Stieglitz. Lyrical moments flourish within traditional dramatic monologues and a bold and unusual mix of other narrative strategies. The language ranges from vigorous Southern dialect, and even profanity, to a confident and original high style. In The Long Conversation, love is always complicated, the angle of vision is often surprising, and language must be able to cope with every kind of challenge.

Tradepaper: $20 / ISBN: 9781586540739
Casebound: $30 / ISBN: 9781586540876

Story Line Press legacy tittle, David Dooley The Long Conversation Poems, white script text against emerald green background.

David Dooley

Publication Date: April 27, 2021

Genre/Imprint: Poetry, Story Line Press

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