Friday, April 11, 2014

The Eleventh Month by Ben Rasnic

The Eleventh Month is a recollection of one's life from growing up in a small Appalachian town in the early 1960s, to experiencing America on the road, to revisiting and experiencing the decline & steady disappearance of one's roots and culminating with the deeply personal  contemplation of life in its final stages; all expressed from a unique yet brutally honest perspective. 


Ben Rasnic is a native of Jonesville, a small rural town in southwest Virginia with a population <1000.  His poetry has been widely published in web-based poetry venues and print journals.  A Pushcart Prize nominee in 2011, Rasnic still considers as his greatest literary achievement, electing to publish two short poems by Yusef Komunyakaa while serving as editor of his college literary magazine, Jimson Weed, in 1978,16 years before Komunyakaa received the Pulitzer Prize for Poetry.  This is Rasnic's fourth published volume of poetry, preceded by Artifacts and Legends (2012), Puppet (2013) and Synchronicity (2014) which are currently available on Ben currently resides in Bowie, Maryland.

64 pages, 38 poems

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