Village of the Drowned Paperback

The first collection of poems by Ron Carroll, Jr. Each copy purchased from rlcarroll.com comes signed by the author.

Village of the Drowned Paperback

Village of the Drowned Paperback

$20.00
The first collection of poems by Ron Carroll, Jr. Each copy purchased from rlcarroll.com comes signed by the author.

The first collection of poems by Ron Carroll, Jr. Each copy purchased from rlcarroll.com comes signed by the author.

At turns funny and poignant, Village of the Drowned explores a landscape populated by pirates, hot air balloonists, and baseball-bat-swinging old ladies. The poems in this collection are often simple meditations on brief moments in life, especially the moments in which we are thrown off kilter, or awash in regrets and sadness. And yet, this is not a gloomy book. There is always the promise of something better, just over the horizon. And as the poet reminds us, even if all our flowers have died due to neglect, “Perhaps there will be eggs for omelets and toast. Lots of toast.”

“Ron Carroll writes poetry with the confidence of a man who has listened to people’s stories, and found them good and humorous. His magnanimous wit and agile tongue show the very best of our American idiom. The Village of the Drowned is narrative bliss, with poetic transcendence. This is a highly memorable debut collection.”
-Lucas Hunt, poet of Lives and Light on the Concrete