Pulling at a Thread
Tony Morris’s Pulling at a Thread blows down the highway, pedal down, wind whipping through lost songs along the strange twists of a road “stretching out into nothingness.” Madness and heartache whirl and spin apart while past, present, and future slide past, “filled with things we’ll never know.” Even so, Morris keeps seeking what “makes the truth more real,” his poems catching “the whisper of an inner grace” just above—or just below—the noise of the everyday.
~Jeff Hardin, author of Notes for a Praise Book
Tony Morris: Greatest Hits 1996-2011
Music lovers have purchased Greatest Hits from the music industry for decades and now Kattywompus Press brings you hits from some of the hottest poets across the contemporary American literary landscape, the poems most often requested for reprint or performance, pieces remembered by fans and groupies.
The poets in this series write about their lives as poets with much diversity–some focusing on how their whole life affect their work. Others focus on their education, teaching and presentations. The poets have been asked to write about the lives of the poems as well. The greatest Hits series provides their top 12 number from a broad range of venues and publishing histories. This invitational celebrates poetry’s place in our culture and honors the artists whose lines elevate America’s poetic sensibilities.
~Sammy Greenspan, Editor
Back To Cain
“The poems collected here are poems of the waking life in which the poet honestly depicts himself confused about the meaning of events, though attentive to their drama. In poem after poem Morris shows himself to be the most sympathetic of observers as the world–mainly the small town and rural South–goes on its headlong, headstrong way.”
author of To the Green Man
“Each individual poem is beautifully crafted and interesting. The centerpeice
is a section on Appalachian Quilts,
an amazing collection of narrative poems. The author’s stories, and those of others interweave in such a way that the whole is alive and present even though the poems are about the past. This book is perfectly realized.”
~Mary Kay Rummel, author of
Green Journey, Red Bird, &This Body She’s Entered.