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December 2017 - February 2018
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Broadstone Books is proud to announce our
nominations for the 2017 Pushcart Prize:
Steven Cope, “On the Eve” / “They Come Into
this Life” / “So That You Know” from
Wa-hita; Michael Joyce, “Letter of Paul” from
A Hagiography of Heaven and Vicinity;
Christopher Keaveney, “The Secret Lives of
Punctuation” from Your Eureka Not Mined;
Ed O’Casey, “In November 2011, my daughter
drops from her / mother’s body and into my
arms…”, excerpt from Proximidad: A
Mexican-American Memoir; Sheila Bucy
Potter, “In for a Penny, in for a Pound” /
“Lessons” / “The Brownies Sang ‘Waltzing
Matilda’” from Just Act Like Everything is
Perfectly Normal: Random Memories of a
Military Dependent; and Katerina Stoykova,
“If You Didn’t Need So Much You’d Have
Received More”, section from How God
Punishes. Congratulations and good luck to
all of our nominees!
Broadstone Books author Michael Joyce was
interviewed by Pennsound editor Chris
Funkhouser on "Poet Ray'd Yo." Click here
to hear Micheal read from and discuss his new
poetry collection A Hagiography of Heaven
and Vicinity (see below).
An interview of Broadstone Books author Ed
O'Casey by Octavio Quintanilla regarding his
poetry collection Proximidad (see below) is
up now at the American Microreviews &
Interviews website. Click here to read it.
Broadstone Books is honored to announce that
our author Frederick Smock has been named
Kentucky State Poet Laureate for 2017/18.
Congratulations, Frederick! His new "lit-crit
chapbook" On Poetry is featured below.
Check out this wonderful review of William
Reichard's Two Men Rowing Madly Toward
Infinity from the Lambda Literary Review!
In Between the Charges
for Ethel Rosenberg
A poetry chapbook by
"Myles Gordon is one of the outstanding poets of his
This sonnet sequence imagines the memories and
thoughts of Ethel Rosenberg at the moment of her
execution. A timely plea for all people of conscience
in a binary world of "with us or against us."
The River Remembers
A Verse Cycle of Frankfort, Kentucky by
Larry W. Moore
The Kentucky River is the keeper of community memory
in this imaginative narrative of the history and lore of
Kentucky's capital city.
As Rain Turns to Snow
and Other Stories
"Robert Morgan’s lyric mountain language is equal to
the epic sweep of history, to the grandeur of the land
A new collection of short stories by one of the masters
of Appalachian literature.
Your Eureka Not Mined
Christopher T. Keaveney
"What makes a poet memorable to me is the ability to
make me sit up and feel a wow moment, an idea, a
poetic line or a usage of words that says to me this poet
is unique. Christopher Keaveney is that kind of poet."
— Zvi A. Sesling
A Mexican-American Memoir by
"Ed O'Casey’s Proximidad is a gorgeous, harrowing
memoir of identity and place.... O'Casey shows us
how fragile and dread-edged even the fiercest of
our loves can be. This is a wondrous first book."
— Alex Lemon
A hybrid of verse and memoir and journalism by an
author whose life and words bridge two worlds, this is
essential poetry of documentary witness of the horrific
effects of America's drug wars and trade pacts.
Just Act Like Everything
Is Perfectly Normal
Random Memories of a Military Dependent
A Poetry Chapbook by
Sheila Bucy Potter
Recalling the author's childhood as an "Air Force
brat" in the midst of the Cold War, these "random
memories" range from humorous to poignant,
reminding the reader that the families of those in
uniform also serve.
Third Monday in May
A Novel Concerning the Remarkable Events of
the First Kentucky Derby
Ross R. Moore
Part alternative historical fiction, part suspense
thriller, and entirely engaging and entertaining, in
this debut novel Abraham Lincoln survives to attend
the first Kentucky Derby. What awaits him there?
Steven R. Cope
"Steve Cope is a prophet for our time; we need to
hear his integrity of seeing and thinking, and his
compassionate respect for our planet and life."
— Harry Brown
These brief and eloquent essays from Kentucky's
current State Poet Laureate make a compelling case
for why poetry matters.
Instructions for Staging
Kristina Marie Darling &
"Weaving the jargon of real estate with the language
of divorce, Kristina Marie Darling and Carol Guess
create a book that is equal parts black humor and
human insight.... Instructions for Staging shows us
the dynamism of their collaboration: inventive and
bittersweet, resulting in a darkly playful read.
—Robin F. Brox
The real estate practice of "home staging" becomes
a metaphor for the illusions, and dissolution, of
marriage, and more broadly, of modern life in
A Hagiography of Heaven
“Hagiography of Heaven includes some of the best
writing I have read this year, and moreover it is wise,
offering up an extraordinarily attentive and
reassuring poetry celebrating the familiarity and
strangeness of the ordinary where the ordinary
includes the literary and the heavenly.”
How God Punishes
One of our most popular authors, this always brilliant
and breathtaking Bulgarian-American poet returns
with this award-winning collection, now available in