Elaine Fowler Palencia

Taking the Train (Grex Press)

Taking the Train

"Elaine Palencia sifts the bones of the cold Phoenix wind and carves delicate ash butterflies, giving them wing, giving them life. Some moments, a mother understanding a retarded son, are like inside ice. Yet in the melting, Palencia's gift, we know, we know."--Lee Pennington

Selected Works

Palencia's third poetry chapbook illuminates her Appalachian short story collections.
Sequel to Taking the Train
A short story collection set in eastern Kentucky.
Returns to Blue Valley, the fictional location in eastern Kentucky of the highlyacclaimed Small Caucasian Woman.

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