Middle Island Press Release: Billy Boy by Rodney Nelson

29 Feb

Billy Boy, North Dakota poet Rodney Nelson’s SIXTH Middle Island Press title, was released this month and is unique insomuch as its contents are more relaxed in theme and “reachable” likely to a broader audience. He says this about his new chapbook:

Nelson - Billy Boy Cover JPEG“Most often, my poetry tries to take the reader out to prairie and desert and mountain—“the sticks”—but on occasion it can wither into something that only a stickman might have written. Find evidence of this in the wry, dry sticks of Billy Boy. I attempted to bind them all together with a string of “action” poems. It didn’t work, but the pile of remains may be worth a laugh. Here’s one: While Billy Boy was going on, a health lapse turned once-mesomorphic me into a stickman.” –Rodney Nelson

Billy Boy is now available at where several pages can be previewed. Poets appreciate the support of readers!



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