The Teller's Cage - Poems and Imaginary Movies

The Teller's Cage

— Poems and Imaginary Movies by John Philip Drury


Now Available for Pre-Order from Able Muse Press


Full-length collection of original poetry from John Philip Drury, now available for pre-order from Able Muse Press, Amazon, Barnes and Noble, Foyles, and other online
and offline bookstores worldwide.

Sea Level Rising - Poems

Sea Level Rising

— Poems by John Philip Drury


Now Available for Order from Able Muse Press


Full-length collection of original poetry from John Philip Drury, now available for order from Able Muse Press, Amazon, Barnes and Noble, Foyles, and other online
and offline bookstores worldwide.

 

About

john philip drury - writer, editor, poet, critic and translator
photo by Lisa A. Ventre

John Philip Drury is the author of four previous books of poetry: The Disappearing Town, Burning the Aspern Papers, The Refugee Camp, and Sea Level Rising—from Able Muse Press. He has also written Creating Poetry and The Poetry Dictionary, both from Writer’s Digest Books. His awards include an Ingram Merrill Foundation fellowship, two Ohio Arts Council grants, and the Bernard F. Conners Prize from the Paris Review. . . .

19 Jan

Poems I read at the book launch for THE TELLER'S CAGE on January 18, 2024

Published by John Philip Drury

Here's the set list of the poems I read at the book launch for The Teller’s Cage: Poems and Imaginary Movies at Joseph-Beth Booksellers in Cincinnati on January 18, 2024:

“The Poet as a Seven-Year-Old Baseball Fan”
“New Song of the South”
“Reverse Pindaric Ode for Olympic Athletes Who Don’t Win Any Medals”
“Valentine for LaWanda”
“Poised”
“The Projectionist”
“Cincinnati Haiku”
“Library in a Dresser Drawer”
“The Teller’s Cage”

(At least one poem from each of the book’s six sections.)

17 Jan

Interview with John Philip Drury on Cincinnati Review website

Published by John Philip Drury

Lisa Ampleman conducted an interview with John Philip Drury in early January, and it now appears on the Cincinnati Review website, timed to coincide with the book launch for The Teller's Cage: Poems and Imaginary Movies at Joseph-Beth Booksellers in Cincinnati on Thursday, January 18 at 7:00 pm. Here's the link to the interview: https://www.cincinnatireview.com/interviews/interview-with-john-philip-d...

 

27 Nov

Book launch for THE TELLER'S CAGE at Joseph-Beth Booksellers on January 18, 2024

Published by John Philip Drury

On January 18, 2024, at 7:00 pm, Joseph-Beth Booksellers (2692 Madison Rd, Cincinnati, OH 45208) will host a book launch for my fifth full-length collection, THE TELLER'S CAGE: POEMS AND IMAGINARY MOVIES, which Able Muse Press will publish on January 12. Here's the link: https://www.josephbeth.com/event/john-philip-drury-discussing-and-signin...

 

 

16 Nov

"The Civil War Goes On" featured on VERSE DAILY on October 26, 2023

Published by John Philip Drury

"The Civil War Goes On," one of the "imaginary movies" in The Teller's Cage: Poems and Imaginary Movies, was featured on Verse Daily on October 26, 2023. Here's the link: http://www.versedaily.org/2023/thecivilwargoeson.shtml.

 

26 Jan

New book, THE TELLER'S CAGE, forthcoming from Able Muse Press in Fall 2023

Published by John Philip Drury

I'm thrilled that Able Muse Press will publish my fifth book of poems, The Teller's Cage, in Fall 2023! Many thanks to Alex Pepple, publisher and editor extraordinaire.

 

28 Sep

ABLE MUSE PRESS Poetry Reading via Zoom on September 17, 2021

Published by John Philip Drury

The video of the Able Muse Press poetry reading from Friday, September 17, 2021 is now on Youtube: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=h2OQVZsab1U. I’m the first reader, followed by the amazing Rhina P. Espaillat. Unfortunately, our third poet, Gail White, had technical difficulties and could not appear, but several of us read poems of hers aloud. The Zoom event concluded with a Q&A session. I devoted my time to poems about my mother (some in her voice) from a new full-length poetry manuscript, The Teller’s Cage.

25 Mar

VISIT TO WALNUT HILLS HIGH SCHOOL

Published by John Philip Drury

On March 6, 2019, I visited two classes taught by Jake Riordan at Walnut Hills High School, the premier academic public high school in Cincinnati. I read one of my favorite sonnets by John Keats, “On the Grasshopper and the Cricket,” and four poems from Sea Level Rising: “Girl on a Fishing Boat,” “Meeting in Water,” “Music of the Spheres,” and “How to Stay Awake.” Then I answered questions from the lively, well-prepared, enthusiastic students. It was exhilarating!

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