If I Falter at the Gallows


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84 Pages
Released in October 2011

Review at Rattle
Review at The Collagist
A 2011 No Tell Motel Best Of — twice

Edward’s Tumblr site

An Interview with Edward by Paula Bomer, at Big Other
A review at The Open End 
An illustration of the title poem by John Dermot Woods
An interview with Edward at NANO Fiction
Mel Bosworth’s review at the Outsider Writers Collective
Christopher Newgent’s review at Vouched
Tyler Gobble’s review at Vouched
Joseph Young responds at Very Small Dogs
J. A. Tyler’s review at Monkeybicycle


Additional information

Dimensions8.25 × 5 × .35 in
Author Bio

Edward Mullany grew up in Australia and the American Midwest. If I Falter at the Gallows is his first book.

Advanced Praise

The poems of Edward Mullany are both seeing things and “seeing things.” They are devices that help us help ourselves to all the mirages and illusions—and then some—that we know to be true. Graham Foust, author of A Mouth in California

If one of art’s purposes is to revise our perceptions, then Mullany’s work excels. His powerful use of the short line well supports this challenge. Whether they begin with the surreal or mundane, his lyrics pare to essentials poetry’s central subjects—love, death, myth—through his confident vision and craft. Martha Serpas, author of The Dirty Side of the Storm

As do the little bottles of scotch available on airplanes, these small, potent poems suspend us above the everyday. These deft gestures expose human quandaries without getting stuck in quandariness. They eschew excess—they don’t need it. They’re precise throughout without losing their mystery. Connie Voisine, author of Rare High Meadow of Which I Might Dream