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Half the Truth (Paperback)

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Poetry. HALF THE TRUTH by John Paul O'Connor is poetry's Wonder Years, but all grown up, grittier and lonelier. It takes the reader back in time, to Vietnam, and the moon landing, to when people smoked, and built bomb shelters. It is an honest look from the inside, from a speaker who is simultaneously participant and witness.

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Half the Truth is poetry’s Wonder Years, but all grown up, grittier and lonelier. It takes the reader back in time, to Vietnam, and the moon landing, to when people smoked, and built bomb shelters. It is an honest look from the inside, from a speaker who is simultaneously participant and witness.
The poems are generous; they spare no details, yet they have no details to spare. Images are both expansive and precise.
The book, as a whole, is a love story—a story of love for a time and a place, love for the people who grew up there, love for the paradox that is the American middle class. I, myself, felt loved by these poems.
The poems are personal, accessible, and moving. They are beautifully written but not pretty, the best kind of poetry. I am proud to choose John O’Connor’s Half the Truth for this year’s Violet Reed Haas Prize.

Judge,
Tania Rochelle


Product Details
ISBN: 9780986358906
ISBN-10: 0986358908
Publisher: Snake Nation Press, Incorporated
Publication Date: January 1st, 2016
Pages: 92
Language: English