In these remarkable poems of narrative portraiture, Tom Reynolds’s Ghost Town Almanac limns a lost world to find what’s underneath, hidden, overlooked, older, wiser. Like the fossil hunters of the first section, “The Book of Stones,” Reynolds finds and presents what is “eloquent with understatement.” Whether describing the fossil past or the history of slaughter, failure, abandonment, and perseverance in Kansas history, Tom Reynolds proves himself to be a poet solid as rock: holding and preserving what we know is there, but is rarely discovered, rarely revealed in such meticulous and haunting detail.
Thomas Fox Averill, author of the novels Secrets of
the Tsil Café and The Slow Air of Ewan MacPherson
Thomas D. Reynolds grew up in Paola, Kansas. He received
an MFA in creative writing from Wichita State University and currently serves as an assistant professor of English at Johnson County Community College in Overland Park, Kansas. This is his first full-length poetry collection.
6" X 9 "