My first collection of essays, Journey Work, was released in March 2021. Click over to the “New & Forthcoming” page for more info.
10048, a collection of poems about the World Trade Center, is available from Finishing Line Press. About this book, Alan Catlin has said:
What John Hershey did with Hiroshima, Edward A. Dougherty has done for 9-11. 10048 is an elegy for the World Trade Center, the best kind of poetic history: one which is unvarnished, accurate, compassionate, and poignant.
Orders are being taken at Finishing Line, so visit their page. Also, visit the Sample page on this site for links to published poems from 10048. Click over to the “10048” page to find links to the news coverage of the book launch.
When I was a guest on WETM’s Mornings in Corning, Grant Chungo and I discussed several of my publications, so it’s a good overview to my work.
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Edward A. Dougherty earned an MFA in Creative Writing from Bowling Green State University and has published 5 collections of poetry and 5 chapbooks, including Grace Street (Cayuga Lake Books), Everyday Objects (Plan View), and House of Green Water (FootHills Publishing).
“Edward Dougherty’s poems fuse the philosopher and spiritual seer in him with the close observer of the natural world in its many facts, forces, weathers. Anchored in the actual, he can rise to rapture without sentimentality, and use with authority words like nobility, salvation, grace and mystery.”
Here’s a brief interview Dougherty did with the editors of Jenny which overviews his writing process and commitments
Many creative enterprises are in the works. One project is a collection of emblems which combine a short verse with small calligraphic abstract artwork, which have been displayed at the Atrium Gallery in Corning and the Word & Image Gallery in Treadwell, NY. Some have been published in Shuf Poetry (Issue 4). See the Samples page for others.