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On The Poetry Mafia, Guilds, Interlocking Directorates, MFAs and The Emperor’s New Clothes

Over thirty years ago I read an article in a prominent writer's magazine referring to the "poetry mafia". Although the article was well done, and well on point, it has occurred to me over the intervening years that "mafia" is a bit too strong. I would refer to the concept more as a poetry or literary guild or, in the idiom of business, literary interlocking more...

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Locally Grown Literature

I will be joining more than 20 St. Louis area authors at a fundraiser to support the construction of The Book House, a locally owned, independent bookstore. This should be a great event with books available for purchase and signing, readings, food, drink, auction items and other special offers. Details are: November 15, 2013 8 p.m. Schlafly Bottle Works 7260 more...

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Work In Progress

I have been doing research and writing for my novel in progress which I've given the working title CASUALTIES. This work is a prequel to BAXTER'S FRIENDS. Neither Jerry Baxter nor Hugh Ferguson are the main characters; the story is told from the viewpoint of one of their high school classmates Billy Bright. Baxter and Ferguson certainly are involved in the story and more...

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Reading at Poetry at the Point, August 27th

I will be reading from Running at Night as well as some new works Thursday, August 27th at The Focal Point, 2720 Sutton, St. Louis MO. Hope to see you more...

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Poetry Reading August 27th

REMINDER!!             I will be reading from Running at Night as well as a couple of new works  August 27th at Focal Point, 2720 Sutton Blvd., St. more...

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My favorite review so far

"Baxter's Friends" is an unbridled narrative of three male friends that are searching for ways to deal with the responsibilities, quell the boredom, and fulfill unrealistic desires that plague them as they reach middle age. Ned Randle brilliantly pens their intimate thoughts, reckless actions, and dire consequences that lead two to tragedy and one to self awareness. A more...

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Review of Running at Night by O. Victor Miller

Love’s Alchemy Review by O. Victor Miller Running at Night: Collected Poems 1976-2012 By Ned Randle I don’t read much poetry anymore, never write about a living poet, never would’ve discovered Running at Night by Ned Randle without a personal connection to the poet, his wife Rita, his niece, his deceased sister Carol, to whose memory this thin book is dedicated more...

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Nice Review in Wisconsin Bookwatch June 2013

Baxter's Friends Ned Randle Coffeetown Press PO Box 70515 Seattle, WA 98127 9781603811620, $13.95, www.camelpress.com Middle age is where we wonder if there's more to life than what we've seen. "Baxter's Friends" tells the story of Jerry Baxter and his associates, as they struggle with the burden of entering the second half of their lives, dealing with their more...

Coffeetown Press Presents BAXTER’S FRIENDS

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Baxter’s Friends released!

Baxter's Friends, a work of literary fiction, was officially released June 1st. The book looks great. Coffeetown Press did an excellent job. The book is available through this website, www.coffeetownpress.com and more...