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Down the Dog Hole: 11 Poets on Northeast Pennsylvania

Nightshade Press Books

Edited by Thomas Kielty Blomain and Brian Fanelli

120 Pages, 6 x 9

Library of Congress Control Number: 2016913837

ISBN: 978-1-879205-92-5

Publication Date: 9/22/2016

Press Release

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Cover Art by Mikayla Lewis

About the book:

dog hole (dôg hōl)

n.   Slang. A small, private mine shaft of questionable legality dug into a coal
seam, often on coal mine property, by individuals commonly referred to
as bootleggers.

Featuring the work of 11 northeast Pennsylvania poets:

Thomas Kielty BlomainNancy DymondSusan Luckstone Jaffer
Amanda J. BradleyDavid ElliottDawn Leas
Craig CzuryBrian FanelliLaurel Radzieski
Erin DelaneyJane Julius Honchell

Down the Dog Hole is meant to celebrate the northeastern Pennsylvania region and illustrate the many facets of its environment, history, and culture. These poems address everything from the John Mitchell-led labor strikes and negotiations with President Teddy Roosevelt in Scranton, to the devastation caused by Hurricane Agnes and Hurricane Irene, to the small town conversations happening every morning at the Bluebird Diner. Most of all, this book showcases how alive this literary community is and how the rich and storied history of this region is continually an inspiration to all.

—from the Introduction by Brian Fanelli