“Attempt with a Gap in It”

After being called down every fissure...”
in Evergreen Review

Smaller Songs

What news can a ballad tell? A letterpress-printed chapbook from St Brigid Press 

“Like the best fiddle and banjo duets, Bell’s poems are both simple and complex, breezy and profound, powerful and authentic. . . . Here is a living artist who, through passion, talent, and caring about craft, is able to take us inside the music.”

        — Rus Bradburd, the Old-Time Herald, on Ornament

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