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Annoyed Grunt


Annoyed Grunt



Imaginary Friend Press is happy to release Annoyed Grunt, by Tom C. Hunley! This chapbook includes a critical introduction by Denise Du Vernay as well as 19 pages of Hunley's fantastic poetry. These persona poems take on the roles of America's favorite family, The Simpsons, and the poems embrace each character's dysfunctions, insecurities, and charm.

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Tom C. Hunley holds degrees from University of Washington, Eastern Washington University, and Florida State University. He is the author of four full-length poetry collections, most recently PLUNK (Wayne State College Press, 2004); six chapbooks, most recently Scotch Tape World (Accents Publishing, 2014); and two textbooks, most recently The Poetry Gymnasium: 94 Proven Exercises to Shape Your Best Verse (McFarland & Co., Inc., 2012). He is the co-editor, with Alexandria Peary, of Creative Writing Pedagogies for the Twenty-First Century (Southern Illinois University Press, 2015). He has also written for a variety of literary publications such as TriQuarterly, New York Quarterly, Five Points,The Writer, North American Review, New Orleans Review, Rattle, Crab Orchard Review, Verse Daily, The Writer’s Chronicle, Atlanta Review and Poetry Daily. His poems have been featured several times on Garrison Keillor’s NPR program, The Writer’s Almanac. In addition to writing his own poetry and prose, he is the book review editor forPoemeleon and the director/founder of Steel Toe Books. He and his wife, Ralaina, have been married since 1996, and they have three sons. In his spare time he enjoys playing guitar and bass guitar.

Annoyed Grunt