Missing Persons Report by A. C. Dreher

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I’ve never told details / of my train wreck rebirth.” So writes A. C. Dreher in her stunning debut collection, Missing Persons Report: Accounts from the Mushroom Cloud, but this “rebirth” comes not as train wreck but with all the strength and complexity of human endurance. Her poems are passion-stance vocal-visions of a young woman turning a sometimes-sorrowful past into primordial thunderclaps that accompany the fruitful rain of rebirth. And she demonstrates this endurance through endless affirmation: “the first rule of improv / is always say yes,” she tells us. These poems teem with both purposeful improvisation and affirmations of a life reborn with every breath. Their endurance is palpable, and through her startling images and perceptions, Dreher reminds us that “Love is like a test / we fall asleep and drool on.”

–George Kalamaras, Poet Laureate of Indiana (2014-2016)




Missing Persons Report: Accounts from the Mushroom Cloud

by A. C. Dreher

$13.99, paper

A. C. Dreher earned her M.A. in English from Indiana University-Purdue University Fort Wayne. A transplant to Fort Wayne, Indiana, she grew up in rural Ohio and writes with one foot in each home. Her fiction has appeared in Writer’s Journal.

1 review for Missing Persons Report by A. C. Dreher

  1. Rated 5 out of 5

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    The whole point of writing anything is to make the reader feel something, which this collection certainly accomplished. Missing Person’s Report is at times sweet, melancholy and even ethereal, but always evoking of emotion because it connects well with the reader. The author does well not to get stuck on one single theme or tone, but varies the collection quite nicely. If I had any disappointment, it was that the collection was perhaps too short. Well done, Ms. Dreher. We’ll look forward to big things from your writing future in the future.

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