Talarico, Ross 1979

Friday, December 14, 1979
with Elizabeth Libby


This crack
Runs up the wall, continues
Through the upstairs window,
Splits the sky.
It has divided the statue.
It is a ripple in water.
I try not to go on
But it cuts through my voice
And my words break
And settle, unevenly, on the page;
It is the margin of a poem.

– Ross Talarico, “The Perfect Flaw”

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Read this review of Ross Talarico’s novel, Sled Run:

Thievery and charity in Ross Talarico’s newest novel, ‘Sled Run’

RANCHO SANTA FE – Drawing from his own experiences growing up in Rochester, N.Y., author Ross Talarico’s new novel “Sled Run,” is a modern day Robin Hood tale about a teenage boy Rosey who’s seduced by the dazzle (and 1959 candy-apple red Mercury convertible) of a local Mafioso, Carm Carlotta.

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