NC Literary Hall of Fame



The Tyranny of Questions by Michael Gaspeny

Unicorn Press
$12, paperback / $20, hardcover
ISBN: 978-0-8775-009-3
April, 2020
A Novella in Verse
Available from the publisher

In thirty tragicomic poems, a distraught mother in the 1960s, afflicted by family woes and existential demons, struggles to find herself and save her soul.

Michael Gaspeny is the author of the chapbooks Re-Write Men and Vocation. He has won the Randall Jarrell Poetry Prize and the O. Henry Festival Short Story Competition. For hospice service in Greensboro, North Carolina, he has received The Governor’s Award for Volunteer Excellence. A former reporter, he taught journalism and English for almost forty years, mainly at High Point University and Bennett College. He is married to the novelist and essayist Lee Zacharias. Their sons are Al and Max.

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