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Evangeline Downs
Evangeline Downs

Micah Ballard

Poetry $5
Buy"A spectacular tribute to the dead and dying."

Bright dirges from UDP's Man in San Francisco. Ballard enters the grave to surface at Evangeline Downs race track near Baton Rouge, Louisiana under a day-for-night sky. A longshot trifecta prophesied by its own fading newsprint pages…Stop Over Bombay…Continuum…Afterlife.

Includes three collaborations with Cedar Sigo. Wrapped in full-color fleur-de-lys mobius by Will Yackulic.

About the Author

Micah Ballard
Micah Ballard was born in Baton Rouge, Louisiana. Recent books include Negative Capability in the Verse of John Wieners, Bettina Coffin, In the Kindness of Night, Scenes from the Saragossa Manuscript, Evangeline Downs, Parish Krewes, and the collaborations Death Race V.S.O.P. and Easy Eden. From 2000-07 he directed the Humanities Program at New College of California and currently works for the MFA in Writing Program at USF. He is co-editor for Auguste Press and Lew Gallery Editions.

Advance Praise

What remains clear is Ballard's belief in the poem as an invocation, a ritual that can transport and protect specific moments chosen for their power to move us.—GALATEA RESURRECTS
Evangeline Downs is a spectacular tribute to the dead and dying and the knowledge that little else unites the poet and the poetry reader.—PAUL CORMAN-ROBERTS