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Kentucky. While specializing in poetry, we publish works in a variety of genres.

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Broadstone Books was featured in a "Meet the Press" interview with Nin Andrews on the
"Best American Poetry" website.
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Broadstone Books is the subject of an
extended review essay by Nettie Farris in Blue Lyra
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FORTHCOMING TITLES

A HAGIOGRAPHY OF HEAVEN AND VICINITY
Poetry by
MICHAEL JOYCE

HOW GOD PUNISHES
Poetry by
KATERINA STOYKOVA-KLEMER

THE DAY YOU MISS YOUR EXIT
Poetry by
JACQUELINE BERGER

FITZPATRICK
Poetry by
RICHARD CARR

CHIMNEY BIRDS
Poetry by
JONATHAN GREENE

NO MORE POEMS
Poetry by
KEITH WAHLE

REASONS FOR THE LONG TU'M
Poetry by
SARA CAHILL MARRON

HUSH CANDY
Poetry by
MISSY BROWNSON

THE BEAN CAN
A Novel by
STEVEN COPE
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
wry.

Publication Date:  July 1, 2016
Paperback, 60 pages
ISBN:  978-1-937968-20-5
$14.50
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
$16.50
Snare
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
heart."
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
$18.50
For Ethel Rosenberg
A poetry chapbook by
Myles Gordon

"Myles Gordon is one of the outstanding poets of his
generation."
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
$8.50
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
$12.50
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
itself."
                         —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
$18.50
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
the
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
"precious."

Publication Date:  March 1, 2017
Paperback, 92 pages
ISBN:  978-1-937968-31-1
$18.50
Proximidad
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
$18.50
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
$8.50
Third Monday in May
A Novel Concerning the Remarkable Events
of the First Kentucky Derby

by
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
$18.95
Wa-hita
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 filled 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
$15.00
On Poetry
Palm-of-the-Hand Essays
by
Frederick Smock

Frederick Smock is the 2017/18 Kentucky State Poet
Laureate, and anyone seeking evidence of why he is
a perfect choice for this role need only browse these
brief essays, in which he expresses with eloquence and
elegance exactly why poetry matters.

Publication Date:  July 15, 2017
Paperback, 46 pages
ISBN:  978-1-389890-63-5
$8.50
Instructions for Staging
Poetry by
Kristina Marie Darling &
Carol Guess

In this new poetry collaboration from Kristina Marie
Darling and Carol Guess, the real estate practice of
“home staging” becomes a metaphor for the illusions,
and dissolution, of marriage.

"Reading it is like facing a deluge with a dishtowel—
one is never as prepared as one initially thought to miss
the strange
secrets."        —Timothy Carlo Matos


Publication Date:  August 1, 2017
Paperback, 100 pages
ISBN:  978-1-937968-37-3
$18.50