Last to Leave

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About the author:
Christie Grimes writes poetry, fiction, and drama. Her poems have been published in journals including Ishka Bibble and South85, as well as in two anthologies. Her fiction has been nominated for a Pushcart Prize and has been a noted finalist in contests held by Gulf Coast, Glimmer Train, and The Cincinnati Review. A recent attendee at Sewanee Writer's Conference, Grimes is also currently finishing an apocalyptic novel about family. Her narrative poetry collection will be published by Jane's Boy Press in spring 2016. She teaches creative writing and hosts First Fridays in Northern New York where she lives with her husband and five cats. Find out more at

Last to Leave

Authored by Christie Grimes
Edition: 1

"I think of bars filled with smoke,
missed bank shots and broken darts,
free beer from the end of the bar,
a drunk friend you might see later,
someone you might never see again."
-from "Last to Leave"

"In Last to Leave, Christie Grimes two-steps through the heat and seasoning of Texas and embraces rural northern New York in poems that sweat and chuckle, question and speak of resolve. These poems are familiar with salsa and barrooms, classrooms, and warm kitchens. These are rites of passage painted in language lush with flavor and craft. "

Georgia A. Popoff
Author of Psalter: The Agnostic's Book of Common Curiosities

Publication Date:
0692541764 / 9780692541760
Page Count:
Binding Type:
US Trade Paper
Trim Size:
5" x 8"
Black and White
Related Categories:
Poetry / American / General

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