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Clerk of the Dead – Alan Perry

    We are honored to announce our Senior Poetry Editor Alan Perry’s new chapbook Clerk of the Dead will be published in early 2020! Congratulations Alan!

    Alan PerryHappy New Year! I hope 2020 begins a decade of joy and prosperity for you and those you love.

    I am thrilled to announce that my first poetry chapbook will be published in early 2020! Clerk of the Dead is a compilation of poems that are elegies for people living and passed, and poems that cherish family, relationships and hope.

    The book is available for advance orders now from the publisher’s website. Main Street Rag Publishing is the only place to order the book until it is actually printed in early 2020.

    Clerk of the Dead

    The cover price will be $12, but a prepublication discount brings the price down to $7.00 for a limited time.The publisher’s website page for the book also includes some complimentary blurbs written by several well-respected poets, as well as a few sample poems.

    It can be ordered by visiting The Main Street Rag.

    I am also very pleased to announce the launch of my new website: As you will see, the website includes several of my poems, details about my forthcoming book Clerk of the Dead, several early reviews of it, and much more. It even has a sound recording of me reading my poem “A Quiet Occurrence”, which was recently published in Tahoma Literary Review. Please visit and send me your feedback, and any comments and suggestions are welcomed.

    Best wishes to you all for goodness and blessings throughout the new year!


    P.S. Clerk of the Dead is due to be released in April, but could be out as early as February. Watch the Events/Readings page on the website for more info on when and where the book launch and readings will occur.

    Alan Perry is the author of Clerk of the Dead, a finalist and honorable mention in the Cathy Smith Bowers Chapbook competition, to be published by Main Street Rag Publishing in 2020. His poems have appeared in Tahoma Literary Review, Heron Tree, Sleet Magazine, Gyroscope Review, Right Hand Pointing and elsewhere, and in the anthology, Celestial Musings: Poems Inspired by the Night Sky. He is a Senior Poetry Editor for Typehouse Literary Magazine, and has been nominated for Best of the Net. Alan holds a BA in English from the University of Minnesota, and he and his wife divide their time between a suburb of Minneapolis, Minnesota and Tucson, Arizona.

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