Empty Pockets by Dale Herd
From high school love notes to a drug runner’s day; from a boy’s first fistfight to the unexpected aftermath of a woman’s first experience of marijuana, Dale Herd’s stories travel the backroads, sending postcards of life as it is lived.
“A world takes place here with extraordinary economy: articulate, fragile, heartfelt.”—Robert Creeley
“Dale Herd’s writing has affected the way I look at the world, as well as opening me up to one more possibility of how to transform the world into words, and his books certainly deserve a place on the highest shelf.”—American Book Review
Coffee House Press
Dale Herd is the author of three short story collections: Early Morning Wind (The Four Seasons Foundation, 1972), Diamonds (Mudra, 1976), and Wild Cherries (Tombouctou, 1980). He currently lives in California.