Demons in the Diner   (June 1998)


By David Ray

ISBN: 0-912592-42-7

Demons in the Diner is the winner of the 1998 Richard Snyder Publication Prize.

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David Ray's poetry has always been radiant even though personal tragedy has suffused it.

- Studs Terkel


David Ray's poems are fresh, bright, airy and natural; they are like art trouve...

- Stephen Stephanchev, Shenanadoah


His writing is clean, clear, economical, and poetically attractive.  But what is possibly more important is his contribution in the area of substance...

- Hayden Carruth


About the Author

David RayA resident of Tucson, Arizona, Ray is the author of several books of poetry, including Music of Time: Selected and New Poems (The Backwaters Press, 2006), The Death of Sardanapalus and Other Poems of the Iraq Wars (Howling Dog Press, 2004), One Thousand Years: Poems About the Holocaust (Timberline Press, 2004), The Maharani's New Wall (Wesleyan University Press) - nominated for a Pulitzer Prize, and Wool Highways (Helicon Nine Editions) - the 1994 winner of the William Carlos Williams Prize from the Poetry Society of America.  He is also the author of The Endless Search: A Memoir (Soft Skull Press, 2003).  David has been a visiting professor in India, New Zealand and Australia, as well as a teacher of literature and creative writing at American universities and colleges.  http://www.davidraypoet.com

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