R L Raymond
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Poetry Chapbook, 22 pages
Cover Images © R L Raymond
Corrupt Press, 2012
Weakdays very much aims at a comprehensible whole, based in details from the implosion of a marriage and an epigraph praising the virtues of story. Building up a narrative from the various spoken and unspoken nigglings and irritations is a neat trick, letting a reader dwell in the unpleasant pleasures of annoyance.
- Andrew Bailey
The thing I like about Weakdays is that it doesn’t pretend to be anything more than it is. These are poems about everyday life. Poems about little things. Inconsequential things. Things that on the surface don’t really matter, but at the end of the day matter the most. Raymond is a writer of deep understanding and great control.
- John Yamrus
The mundane polished to a sheen of sublime, a razor burn to the skeletal structure, Weakdays takes one from the wooded glade to the bowling alley in an ambulance.
- Jay Passer
Content © R L Raymond, Canada, 2016