The Balm of Gilead Tree and Other Stories

The Balm of Gilead Tree and Other Stories

Published by: Gnomon Press (Paperback 1999)
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Published by: Gnomon Press (Hardcover 1999)

 

Included stories:

The Tracks of Chief de Soto

Poinsett's Bridge

Kuykendall's Gold

Little Willie

A Brightness New & Welcoming

Pisgah

Dark Corner

1916 Flood

Murals

The Welcome

Tailgunner

Death Crown

The Ratchet

Sleepy Gap

The Bullnoser

A Taxpayer & A Citizen

The Balm of Gilead Tree

 

Praise for Robert Morgan:

At their finest, his stripped-down and almost primitive sentences burn with the raw, lonesome pathos of Hank Williams's best songs.

— The New York Times Book Review
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Reminiscent of James Dickey- bearing the same naturalistic marks of clear, clean prose and often disturbing imagery... Morgan casts a stark story peopled with real, believable, and honest characters.

— The Baltimore Sun
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Any new collection of poems by Robert Morgan is a gift... In the past thirty years I have learned a great deal from this man, who is exemplary as a poet, as a prose writer, and as a human being.

— Ted Kooser, former U.S. Poet Laureate
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