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FORTHCOMING TITLES

AFTER THE STORM
Poetry by
THOMAS ZEMSKY

IRIS IN
Poetry by
KRYSSA SCHEMMERLING

SNARE: Poems of Refuge and Revenge
ROBERT EASTWOOD

YOUR EUREKA NOT MINED
Poetry by
CHRISTOPHER KEAVENEY

PROXIMIDAD
Poetry by
ED O'CASEY

HOW GOD PUNISHES
Poetry by
KATERINA STOYKOVA-KLEMER

INSTRUCTIONS FOR STAGING
Poetry by
KRISTINA MARIE DARLING & CAROL GUESS


PLUS NEW POETRY BY

JONATHAN GREENE
SHEILIA BUCY POTTER
To Banquet with the
Ethiopians
A Memoir of Life Before the Alphabet

Poetry by
Philip Brady

Poised between myth and time, Philip Brady's To
Banquet with the Ethiopians: A Memoir of Life Before
the Alphabet
is a sprawling, genre-defying verse epic, an
audacious masterpiece of wit and erudition that blends
Homer’s discovery of the alphabet with a man’s return
from near death and a boy's struggle to see the adult
world through the prism of an ancient epic.

Publication Date:  June 1, 2015
6"x 9.25"  168 pages
Cloth Edition ISBN 978-1-937968-17-5
$24.95
Paper Edition ISBN 978-1-937968-16-8
$18.50

Cover & design by Laurie Powers
Taking the Fifth and
Running with It
A Psychological Guide for the
Hard of Hearing and Blind

Poetry by
Joseph D. Reich

Reich is a poet and a social worker whose two worlds
collide in this scathing (and often hilarious) diagnosis of
the waking, walking psychosis of modern America,
offered up in verse as frenetic and fragmented as his
subject matter.  Call it gonzo, call it neo-Beat, call it a
"Howl" to harrow the hipsters, this is
poetry deftly and
dramatically suited to its time.

Publication Date:  October 15, 2015
Paperback, 216 pages
ISBN 978-1-937968-18-2
$18.50
Anecdotage
Everyday Epiphanies

Jonathan Greene

In these “memories and stories of a lifetime” Greene
shares tales of his own life and family as well as those of
many of his fellow authors, artists and simply
characters
whom he has encountered over the decades.  Full of wry
observations and gentle humor, this part memoir, part
commonplace book of human foibles is a delightful
celebration of a life lived between nature and the curious
world of arts and letters.

Publication Date:  September 15, 2015
Paperback,  216 pages
ISBN 978-1-937968-19-9
$18.50
Nothing Important
Happened Today
Poems by
Claudia Serea

"Readers are stepping into wry, lovely, and sometimes
even tragic territory when they embark upon Claudia
Serea’s new poetry collection."   Sharon Mesmer

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, two cultures.


Publication Date:  March 9, 2016
Paperback, 148 pages
ISBN:  978-1-937968-23-6
$18.95
New for June 2016
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Aleph, broken
 poems from my diaspora
Judith Kerman

                      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
ISBN:  978-1-937968-22-9
$17.50
Cover and design by Laurie Powers
Coming Summer 2016
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ruina montium
A poetry chapbook by
Jeremy Paden

Praise for ruina montium from Maurice Manning:

"'Los 33,' the miners trapped in the 2010 Copiapo mine
disaster in Chile, must have resorted to biblical allegory
in an effort to comprehend their physical predicament.  
Eventually, the 69 days underground simply became
metaphysical—Jonah, Daniel, Lazarus, Christ—these
analogies are just.  The language of deliverance and the
aspect of resurrection rightly rise in these richly
contemplative poems.  Eerily, these poems collectively
anticipate being “born again,” but not yet.  The poems in
this collection make the waiting in the dark, the absolute
uncertainty, and the spiritual anguish wrenching.  And
yet, beauty is not absent from this realm.  The day 33
men walked out of the earth alive, as Paden’s sure hand
implies, was a day of miracles."                   
Coming Summer 2016
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Two Men
Rowing Madly
Toward Infinity
Poetry by
William Reichard

"The poems in William Reichard's Two Men Rowing
Madly Toward Infinity
are not nostalgic, but still they
ache keenly for a place and time long gone, ache for the
Midwestern landscape with 'no trees anymore—not
enough to cut,' ache for cattails and slow tractors, for men
lost to the plague of AIDs and a sister who died waiting far
too long for a new set of lungs.  'Everything that has the
will / to bloom,' Reichard writes, 'is a flower.' Here then
is his riot, his spring, his will, fierce and evident on every
page."

Nickole Brown, author of
Fanny Says and Sister
     
Cover and design by Laurie Powers