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The Only Light Coming In

2020

NEWS

Page turner, The Only Light Coming In, will make you both smile and reflect... A seamlessly flowing and intriguing debut collection by Joseph Hardy. 

            —Kay Thompson Fields, journalist

 

Entangled with the ghosts of his past, Mr. Hardy works to make sense of his past. He moves toward understanding his failures, and the self-destructive decisions of those he has loved. His memories are fluid, unsparing. The universality of relationships, an irony of daily life, is what grips the reader as events of their own lives come to pass....

            —Stellasue Lee, Ph.D., author of Queen of Jacks, New & Selected Poems

It may sometimes be too early, but it’s never too late, to come of age. In wise lyrics and compelling narratives, Joe Hardy’s The Only Light Coming In gives us hypnotic eloquence mixed with intricate truth... 

            —Gary McDowell, author of Aflame (White Pine Press, 2020)

I come to poetry for arresting imagery and for phrases that make me grin or that stop me in my tracks. I come to poetry to sit with a familiar feeling like an old friend, and to leave with a fresh thought like a new companion...as happens to me when I enjoy the gifts offered in generous poetry, I left this book feeling blessed and grateful.  

            —Ramon Presson, author of When Will My Life Not Suck?, The Roles of a Lifetime, I'm Not (Totally) Making This Up, and Voice Lessons