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ON POETRY: Palm-of-the-Hand Essays
A "lit-crit chapbook" by


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
ruina montium
A poetry chapbook by
Jeremy Paden

"Both tender and clear-eyed, these poems are strong
enough to lift each one of us from the darkness."
Ada Limón

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
ISBN:  978-1-937968-25-0
Two Men
Rowing Madly
Toward Infinity
Poetry by
William Reichard

"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
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
ISBN:  978-1-937968-24-3
After the Storm
Poetry by
Thomas Zemsky

"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."
Frederick Smock

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
ISBN:  978-1-937968-20-5
Iris In
Poetry by
Kryssa Schemmerling

"Iris In is an exciting book, multi-layered and savvy.
It deserves a large and enthusiastic audience."
Colette Inez

"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
ISBN:  978-1-937968-26-7
Poems by
Robert Eastwood

"This book is a descriptive tour-de-force."
  Jeanne Wagner

"These are poems that matter to the mind and to the
   Lynne Knight

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
ISBN:  978-1-937968-27-4
For Ethel Rosenberg
A poetry chapbook by
Myles Gordon

"Myles Gordon is one of the outstanding poets of his
Kathleen Spivack

"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."

Fred Marchant

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
ISBN:  978-1-937968-28-1
The River Remembers
A Verse Cycle of Frankfort, Kentucky by
Larry W. Moore

The heart of Kentucky's capital city of Frankfort lies
along the banks of the meandering Kentucky River,
and in this imaginative narrative of history and lore
it is the river that serves as community memory,
sharing its stories of colorful characters and events
that have shaped the town just as the river itself has
carved a path through time and the landscape.

Publication Date:  January 1, 2017
Paperback, 80 pages
ISBN:  978-1-937968-32-8
As Rain Turns to Snow
and Other Stories
Robert Morgan

"Robert Morgan’s lyric mountain language is equal to
the epic sweep of history, to the grandeur of the land
                               —Lee Smith

"Morgan displays an impressive command of
American history and of language in [his] stories....
Each tale embraces a strong, authentic voice;
Morgan’s narrative range is remarkable."
Publishers Weekly

One of America's strongest, clearest voices returns
with a new collection of short stories, rich in the
details of his native Appalachia's life and lore.

Publication Date:  April 1, 2017
Perfectbound, 200 pages
ISBN:  978-1-937968-29-8
Your Eureka Not Mined
Poetry by
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

"...full of nuance, complexity, and surprise...."
                                       — Joe Wilkins

In his debut collection, Chris Keaveney offer a litany of
almost, but through language of exquisite precision
he helps the reader to discover the details that unmask
the mysteries, that lead each to find that which is

Publication Date:  March 1, 2017
Paperback, 92 pages
ISBN:  978-1-937968-31-1
A Mexican-American Memoir by
Ed O'Casey

"Ed O'Casey gets close. Closer. Closest. His poems
crawl up from Juarez streets, nestle in his bed, in his
child's nursery, in his mind and heart and soul. And then
he writes them to us, to all of us who learn what we do
not want to know about this border that lives inside us,
no matter the walls and fences we build to keep it
distant."                                 —Molly Molloy

"This is a wondrous first book."  — Alex Lemon

Harrowing poetry of documentary witness of the
horrific effects of America's drug wars and trade pacts,
by an author whose life and words bridge two worlds.

Publication Date:  April 1, 2017
Paperback, 92 pages
ISBN:  978-1-937968-33-5
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.

Publication Date:  April 1, 2017
Paperback, 40 pages
ISBN:  978-1-937968-35-9
Third Monday in May
A Novel Concerning the Remarkable Events
of the First Kentucky Derby

Ross R. Moore

In this richly imaginative debut novel, Abraham Lincoln
survives to attend the first Kentucky Derby, and as he
and Mary make their way from Springfield to Louisville
a new conspiracy unfolds against the backdrop of
preparations for the historic race.

Publication Date:  May 15, 2017
Paperback, 338 pages
ISBN:  978-1-937968-34-2
Poetry by
Steven R. Cope

"Poem after poem in this book snags the heart, but there
is also love abundant in this book, and concluding it I
am left inspired and fil
led with happiness."
                                             —Maurice Manning

"Steven Cope is one of the best poets we have, and I’m
not talking about just in Kentucky."  
                                             —Mary Ann Taylor-Hall

Steven Cope returns with new poems treating his
timeless themes: the tenuous relationship of mankind
with the natural world, fraught with moral and spiritual
implications; and the difficulty of even such a master of
words to express experience through language.

Publication Date:  May 1, 2017
Paperback, 64 pages
ISBN:  978-1-937968-36-6