- June 3, 2019
-- Prolific Press Has Published Dirty Handed Graspings by Ed Ahern via their wildly successful International Chapbook Series that is quickly taking the publishing world by storm! Many poets are aspiring to be published by Prolific Press because the press is quickly earning a reputation for publishing little-known writers alongside its more successful clients. According to Prolific Press, its only interest is in the quality of the work, not the pedigree of the writer. Despite the humble conventions of chapbook publishing in general, Prolific Press has stepped forward by including many of the elements found in more robust offerings, setting the bar high for competitors in a chapbook publishing market widely known for minimal investments.
Dirty Handed Graspings is wide-ranging sample of Ed Ahern's poetry- wry, humorous, and deeply empathetic to the vagaries of our existence.
Ed Ahern resumed writing after forty odd years in foreign intelligence and international sales. He's had over two hundred stories and poems published so far, and four books. Ed works the other side of writing at Bewildering Stories, where he sits on the review board and manages a posse of five review editors.
"Ed Ahern covers a wide expanse in his poetry in topics, forms and tones. Enjoy the fun and philosophy." Laurel S. Peterson Poet Laureate Norwalk, CT 2016-2019
"Ed Ahern has the ability to reflect on experience and share emotion succinctly. His writing invariablysecures empathy and respect, and commands the full attention of the reader." John Stocks Poetry Editor, Bewildering stories magazine
"Ed Ahern's poems are at once playful and somber. They embrace life in its totality. The poet is precise, self-effacing, nimble, equally unafraid to live joyfully and to lift the curtains that lead to the shadows." Emerson Gilmore author of To Alice and her Cancer: a Chronicle and The Leesburg Poems
Copies are available in the Prolific Press bookstore: https://prolificpress.com/bookstore/chapbook-series-c-14/dirty-handed-graspings-by-ed-ahern-p-298.html