Oh When the Saints

Peter Money

Coming-of-age novel by Vermont poet and teacher
Date Published :
July 2019
Publisher :
Liberties Press
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Binding : Paperback
ISBN : 9781912589029
Pages : 256
Dimensions : 9 X 5.5 inches
Stock Status : In stock


'“Hyper-aware Denny, a young American in Dublin, makes his tentative way towards adulthood with a supporting cast of oddball friends. Denny hopes for a big love, the ‘girl named Ireland’. Akin to a Joycean ramble, Oh When the Saints follows a sensitive boy on the reluctant verge of manhood, who cannot help endlessly analysing his own - and others' - place in the stream of life. His heart is ‘a sack of air’ until he meets a trainee librarian with ambitions to be wild. This is a strange, elliptical novel of ideas, told in punchy, poetic prose; Peter Money's is a vivid, fresh and welcome voice.'

About The Author

Peter Money was born in California and was raised there and in Vermont and Massachusetts.  While living briefly in Ireland as a student in Oberlin College’s (Ohio) Dublin Program, he decided to devote his work to poetry. 

In graduate school at Brooklyn College, while seeking to study with John Ashbery, Peter became Beat Poet Allen Ginsberg’s student (an interview Peter and Allen did together is published in Provincetown Arts magazine). Since then, Peter has published several poetry books.  (As his poetry was getting increasingly published, Peter was also quietly writing prose.)
With Sinan Antoon, Peter co-translated Arab modernist Saadi Youssef’s Nostalgia, My Enemy (Graywolf Press).  Peter’s other books include These Are My Shoes, Minor Roads, A Big Yellow, Instruments, Between Ourselves, Finding It: Selected Poems, American Drone:  New & Select Poems and the hybrid Che: A Novella In Three Parts.  His work has appeared in The American Poetry Review, The Wallace Stevens Journal, The Berkeley Poetry Review, The Haight Ashbury Literary Journal, Provincetown Arts, Slice, Talisman, First Intensity, in the City Lights anthology Days I Moved Through Ordinary Sounds, and on Garrison Keillor’s “The Writer’s Almanac”, among others.  Articles about his pursuits have appeared in Poets & Writers, the Associated Press, Seven Days and elsewhere.  Peter has taught in a variety of settings including Brooklyn College, San Francisco WritersCorps, The Center For Cartoon Studies (VT), Lebanon College (NH), the state college systems in New Hampshire and Vermont, and as a guest artist with St. Andrews University (NC).

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