returns with the 2nd edition of his classic collection
Running Again in Hollywood Cemetery
From Jimmy Hoffa to Jesse Owens, from public affairs to private griefs, from the horrors of World War II to the aching waste of Vietnam, family conflict to tender love, the American South to England’s Oxford, from mystical insight to ordinary pleasures, this 2nd edition of Running Again in Hollywood Cemetery offers poems that aim for clarity within complexity, power within beauty, and the authentically spiritual within the funkily physical.
"From athletic events to family portraits to celebrations of historic scenes, Running Again in Hollywood Cemetery speaks with the stately music of complex witness . . . .Ron Smith makes power and beauty the same thing." –Dave Smith, twice finalist for the Pulitzer Prize in Poetry.