Poet-Author Shares an Illuminating and Memorable Poetry Collection in a Prestigious Book Exhibit

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Toni Raben’s Terracotta Smoke to be featured at this year’s American Library Association Annual Book Exhibit

Ever since Toni Raben’s poetry debuted in the American Poetry Review, it was clear that a dramatic and original new voice had arrived. In Terracotta Smoke, an absorbing and powerful volume of her finest work to date, Ms. Raben puts forth relentlessly vivid and haunting poems, eschewing the familiar for more daringly coiled takes on the shrouded pangs and pleasures that pulse deep within the human psyche.

Ms. Raben’s poetry will bring to mind the expressive musical journeys explored by many of the more adventurous jazz artists of decades past. They referred then to a place – more a state of mind – called The Big Room, wherein the music was stretched to the limits of melody, chord changes and rhythmic shifts that pressed the imagination to imagistic heights.

Ms. Raben brings to her poetic Big Room Terracotta Smoke, and those drawn in will be captivated.

This book will be featured at the American Library Association Annual Book Exhibit in New Orleans, LA on June 24-27, 2011. For more information on this book, interested parties may log on to http://www.Xlibris.com.

About the Author
Throughout her career, Toni Raben’s creative efforts have led to design work on TV and movie sets, at Tiffany and Bloomingdales and eventually to her own exhibited paintings. Ms. Raben’s turn to writing earned her an eight poem debut in the prestigious American Poetry Review. She lives with her husband Henry Eckstein in New York City.

TERRACOTTA SMOKE* by Toni Raben
Publication Date: March 25, 2011
Trade Paperback; $19.99; 135 pages; 978-1-4568-5152-1
Trade Hardback; $29.99; 135 pages; 978-1-4568-5153-8
eBook; $9.99; 978-1-4568-5154-5

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