This is a book of poems about the author’s hometown, Mingo Junction, Ohio, on the Ohio River apposite the Northern Panhandle of West Virginia. Despite the “Rust Belt” setting, these accessible poems are mostly upbeat, many revealing insights gleaned from that background. Larry Smith, the author, has written over 20 books in many genres. A former professor, he directs Bottom Dog Press.
Huron, Ohio: Bird Dog Publishing, 2020. 88 pages with photos. Trade paperback.