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Speaking in Tongues

Charles Ghigna


"In contrast to the religious speaker-in-tongues that the title echoes, who requires an interpreter in order to be understood, Charles Ghigna's cornucopia of voices speaks directly and forcefully to anyone who cares to listen."

--Mary Veazey, Light

Charles Ghigna writes with appealing freshness, placing his words exactly and concisely, with a mean eye for a metaphor. He takes aim often at difficult and elusive targets, and he hits far more than his quota. His best poems—and many are particularly fine—read like short, hard chisel-jabs into a sheet of granite.

—X.J. Kennedy

ISBN 0-942979-20-6, paper, $12.00