The Girl Who Came Out with the Stars by David T. Manning ISBN: 978-1-931575-79-9, 38 pg, perfect bound, $10.00 + $2.00 P&H. The poems tell of a girl who appeared and vanished like the night sky, and of the doorways, friends and gatherings in the years of magic surrounding them. 
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David T. Manning
422 Knotts Valley Lane
Cary, NC 27519
Contact the author: Phone 919-462-3695 or Email or visit Dave's web site
Other books by Dave Manning: Yodeling Fungus

Nominated for a Pushcart Prize 2012

About the Book
About the Author

About the book

An internet search for an old girl friend found a notice of her death only a few weeks before. Over the years I had written poems about Barbara, from the days when our world was vivid and new, and this book is in celebration—and valediction—of those enchanted times.

Sample of the work:

Montebello Night, 1951

Odor of night-blooming jasmine
brings her back, star-shadow
of her hair sways on the door.

Mixed night chorus—tree frogs, crickets
fill our silence of goodbye.

Eyes dark in starlight,
she waits, forever twenty-two
wherever jasmine blooms.

About the Author
David Treadway Manning, a California native, lives in Cary, North Carolina and was winner of the North Carolina Poetry Society’s Poet Laureate Award in 1996, 1998 and 2006. Twice a Pushcart nominee, his poems have appeared in New Orleans Review, Southern Poetry Review, RATTLE, 32 Poems Magazine, Slipstream, Tar River Poetry and other journals. His seven chapbooks include Out After Dark (2003), Detained by the Authorities (2007), and Light Sweet Crude (2009), all from Pudding House; The Ice-Carver, winner of the Longleaf Chapbook Competition in 2004, and, most recently, Continents of Light (Finishing Line Press, 2010). His full-length collection, The Flower Sermon, was a finalist in Main Street Rag’s poetry book competition  in 2007. Yodeling Fungus, an excursion in comedy,  was released in 2010 from Old Mountain Press  in North Carolina.

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