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AS RAIN TURNS TO SNOW
Short stories by
YOUR EUREKA NOT MINED
HOW GOD PUNISHES
INSTRUCTIONS FOR STAGING
KRISTINA MARIE DARLING & CAROL GUESS
A HAGIOGRAPHY OF HEAVEN AND VICINITY
THE DAY YOU MISS YOUR EXIT
PLUS NEW POETRY BY
SHEILIA BUCY POTTER
"Readers are stepping into wry, lovely, and
sometimes even tragic territory when they embark
upon Claudia Serea’s new poetry collection."
From the streets of Bucharest during the bloody
fall of the Ceausescu regime through a bicycle ride
in Rutherford, New Jersey, the author shares her
life on the border of two lands, two languages,
Publication Date: March 9, 2016
Paperback, 148 pages
poems from my diaspora
A little at a time
I begin to read the old language,
though it is still an iron grate,
a bricked-up window.
The broken Aleph—first letter of the Hebrew
alphabet—represents the chasm between the author,
a secular Jew, and her cultural and religious
heritage. The poems in this collection explore her
efforts to repair that breach and to find her footing
in the world, negotiating the path of history and
tradition while fully alive to the present. Though
her journey is personal, the reverberations of
the work are universal, doing what the best poetry
always does, permeating boundaries and opening
up a space for wonder to enter the world.
Publication Date: June 1, 2016
Paperback, 84 pages
A poetry chapbook by
"Both tender and clear-eyed, these poems are strong
enough to lift each one of us from the darkness."
The plight of "Los 33," the Chilean miners rescued
after sixty-nine days underground in the 2010
disaster, is rendered here in exquisite verse that both
pays tribute to the individual miners and offers a
meditation on our relationship with our fragile
Publication Date: June 10, 2016
Paperback, 48 pages
"In a book filled with doubles, doppelgangers, ghosts
and echoes, everything that was is always happening
now (or about to happen): 'the atoms of all that’s /
been / all that / is, / all that / will be / merge in the
darkness.' Two Men Rowing is the testimony of a
man who, from the very start, admits, 'I know things
change' and still goes on to describe the people and
places he’s loved in such moving detail that we love
them too." Joyce Stuphen
Publication Date: June 28, 2016
Paperback, 72 pages
After the Storm
"There is a deft poetic intelligence at work in Tom
Zemsky’s poems, fluent in image and metaphor. The
pleasures these poems yield linger long."
Thomas Zemsky draws on a lifetime of observation
and over fifty years of writing poetry in this
expansive survey of themes as diverse as a
presidential inauguration and a letter from
Frankenstein’s creature, with a horse on a ladder
and a cast of other memorably improbable
characters along the way, all served up in language
that is delightfully quirky and often subversively
Publication Date: July 1, 2016
Paperback, 60 pages
"Iris In is an exciting book, multi-layered and savvy.
It deserves a large and enthusiastic audience."
"To link, without nostalgia, the literal and figurative
landscapes of old California, photography, movies,
America, nature, and the personal, demands
Schemmerling's skill with two vocabularies: film
and poetry." Estha Weiner
Images from classic films mingle mix with
impressions of the author's California childhood in
this impressive debut collection.
Publication Date: August 15, 2016
Paperback, 60 pages
"This book is a descriptive tour-de-force."
"These are poems that matter to the mind and to the
Historical past merges with personal past, the Civil
War meets the Cold War, ensnaring the reader in a
unique web of imagery and memory.
Publication Date: September 1, 2016
Paperback, 102 pages
is pleased to announce
our 2016 nominations
for the PUSHCART
In Between the Charges
For Ethel Rosenberg
A poetry chapbook by
"Myles Gordon is one of the outstanding poets of his
"Anyone who has doubts about the persistent vitality of
the English sonnet as an expressive form, need only
plunge into Myles Gordon's In Between the Charges."
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."
Publication Date: January 1, 2017
Paperback, 30 pages