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The background for this book is the blacktop found in mall parking lots.

It Takes a Whole Mall to Raise a Child
by Jimmy Henry

  • Year: 2003
  • Pages: 28
  • Binding: stapled, square-spine wrap
  • Size: 5" x 8"
  • Price: $10.00


Bewick's Wren, ink drawing This small collection contains big poems, some of the best, by Jimmy Henry. He writes from his experiences of family, social issues, and life on the street. In these poems, “He speaks honestly of his passions, of life’s edges,” writes poet James Bertolino, “and he speaks truth to power.” This is Jimmy Henry's second chapbook of poetry.

Jimmy Henry
Jimmy Henry was well-known for following people around in his second-hand shop as he read poems to them from scraps of paper he'd written a new poem on.

About Jimmy Henry

Bewick's Wren, ink drawingAfter Jimmy Henry became one of Bellingham's favorite poets, he went on the road. This was not such a bad thing, since he was a traveler and a poet, a genuine contemporary bard. We were very sorry to hear that he passed away suddenly in 2008. Be sure to order your copy soon, since Egress Studio Press has less than twenty copies available of Jimmy Henry's It Takes A Whole Mall to Raise a Child.