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Ronald T. Ray
Poems For The Dead By Ronald Ray
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Death has been a constant companion throughout my life. I've lost many wonderful friends and family members, including my youngest son Jason and Cee, the love of my life. The poems in this book are... More > not great literature, but they're heartfelt. There are several humorous bits thrown in to break up the dark mood. I wrote these for myself, but decided to share them with anyone who might get something from them. Maybe one will touch you. I hope so.< Less
Thrungstrom By Ronald T Ray
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My visual art and literature in an uneasy marriage. Full color, heavy-duty industrial strength surrealism, sprinkled with black angst and off-the-wall humor.
Works By Ronald T Ray
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The best that I have to offer in free-verse poetry and "prosetry." From dark and melancholy to whimsical and humorous, this book has it all.
Works By Ronald Ray
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A collection of free verse poetry with a dash of prosetry; dark, humorous, bizarre and surreal.
Killer and Other Stories By Ronald Ray
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A varied collection of short stories and flash fiction. A psychotic killer who begins his career at age twelve; a modern day witch who raises the dead, rednecks fighting aliens, and much more. Most... More > is straightforward storytelling, but some of the longer pieces do delve into the psyche of the main characters. Revised 7/14< Less
The Art of Connie Schoeneck By Ronald Ray
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A large sampling of work from the late artist Connie Schoeneck. Unusual work from an unusual (and wonderful) person.
Black Clowns, Stars & Seizures By Ronald Ray
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A man walking. A dog barking. The man's head is on fire. The world is on fire. The fire is on fire. The fire burns unevenly down one side of the man's lapel. The man is naked. The man glows from... More > within, red razor slash smile, concrete eyes. The man is gone, and a moon appears. It rises quickly and disappears. A tree is barking. The woman's eyes are taped with black electrical tape Xs. She looks for the man, then leaves with the trees. The fire has missed her somehow. The dog is barking at god. God is on fire. These words are on fire. You are on fire. This revision 5/14< Less
Greetings From Rockford, Illinois By Ronald Ray
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A book about love, and loss, and the ghosts that haunt at 3:00 am. Also the humor that can still be found sometimes, in spite of everything. It is a collection of free-verse poetry and... More > "prosetry," from the sublime to the ridiculous.< Less
Leaps From Tall Buildings By Ronald Ray
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A patchwork quilt of short stories, flash fiction, vignettes, and character sketches. From other worlds to the stark reality of our own, from a bizarre visit to Wal-Mart to a few lines about waiting... More > for sleep. Copyright 2012, revised 8/13 to include my latest works.< Less
Clocks And Crows By Ronald Ray
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First published in 2011, this is dark poetry dealing with my grief over the loss of my wife. It also includes some surreal, whimsical and even humorous work. It's not all dark and dreary! Revised... More > 2013 for aesthetics.< Less