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Welcome to Broadstone Books, an independent publisher based in Frankfort,
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
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FORTHCOMING TITLES

FROM HOUSE TO HOUSE
Poetry by
DAVID SALNER

THE NEXT INFINITY
Poetry by
NANCY BOTKIN

FAMILY REUNION
Memoir in verse by
GRACE OCASIO

SOMEWHERE BETWEEN THE STEM AND THE FRUIT
Poetry by
GWEN FROST

CONVENIENT AMNESIA
Poetry by
DONALD VINCENT

PRAY DON'T GO TO KENTUCKIE
A poetry chapbook by
LYNELLE EDWARDS

LIGHT IN ITS COMMON PLACE
Poetry by
MICHAEL JOYCE

UNSETTLED SUBJECTS
Poetry by
ALLEN STEIN

THE ELSEWHERE
Selected Poems & Poetics by
PHILIP BRADY

DEAD SHARK ON THE N TRAIN
Poetry by
SUSANA H. CASE
Hush Candy
A poetry chapbook by
Missy Brownson

“Exquisitely distilled, each of Brownson’s poems is a
delightful, dizzying rush.”
—Nickole Brown

Hush, Candy is a marvelous collection, full of fun, sass,
and splendid rebellion.”
—Kathleen Driskell

This accomplished first collection offers a wicked and
witty rejoinder to the domestic advice manuals of an
earlier age, from the perspective of a contemporary
woman navigating the changing and challenging terrain
of gender expectations and sexual politics and
possibilities.

Publication Date:  July 1, 2018
Paperback, 48 pages
ISBN:  978-1-937968-44-1
$11.50
Lucky Talk
26 Short Poems by
Jeff Worley

The poems are short in length but long on pleasure in
this new collection from award-winning poet Jeff
Worley.  From memories of his Kansas boyhood through
the perils of aging, he takes his readers along on a
random romp through life in between, leaving us the
lucky ones for sharing of his wit and words.

Publication Date:  July 1, 2018
Paperback, 42 pages
ISBN:  978-1-937968-49-6
$12.00
No More Poems
Poetry by
F. Keith Wahle

“Keith Wahle, one of the widest and wildest imaginations
I have ever known, is a one-man argument for how much
we need poetry, the language of the imagination, now
more than ever.

— Terri Ford

In this book-length poem announcing the end of poetry,
and enumerating all of the subjects about which poems
will no longer be written, Wahle inventories much of our
culture, high and pop, and makes a compelling case for
why poetry matters, and might just save us.

Publication Date:  July 1, 2018
Paperback, 48 pages
ISBN:  978-1-937968-46-5
$11.50
Reasons for the Long Tum
Poetry by
Sara Cahill Marron

“This is an American lyric of the body and mind—a truly
intelligent, unabashed celebration of words, letters and
our relationships to one another.”
—Alison Palmer

“These poems sing and dance and hit the floor and strike
the chord of beauty and even love, at the intervals in
which love appears in this world.”
—Katy Bohinc

In this dazzling, dizzying first collection, Marron leads
her readers into contemplation of art and love and sex
and death, through the office of a secular rosary, often
profane, always humane.

Publication Date:  August 1, 2018
Paperback, 80 pages
ISBN:  978-1-937968-45-8
$16.50
The Bean Can:  A Book
A novella by
Steven R. Cope

“Emotionally raw and true to the bone, this novel won’t
leave you where it found you. The world of best friends
Agile and Hills is tragic, comic, shocking, and familiar
all at once.”
—George Ella Lyon

Part picaresque crime caper, part most unlikely Grail
quest, this is foremost a lyrical and loving evocation of
the land, the animals, and the people of East Kentucky.

Publication Date:  October 1, 2018
Paperback, 192 pages
ISBN:  978-1-937968-48-9
$18.95
Tracks
Poems by
Lynn McGee

“This is a tactile poet, adept with syntax and slant rhyme,
scent and sound. Lynn McGee’s poems are precise,
incisive, and profound. Her subjects are on their way
somewhere else. You will want to linger, watching
alongside her
.
—Pamela Davis

The literal tracks of the New York subway provides a
setting for meditation on the metaphorical tracks we
make through one another's lives, particularly on ones
left behind.

Publication Date:  February 1, 2019
Paperback, 64 pages
ISBN:  978-1-937968-50-2
$16.50
if you're not happy now
Poems by
The Boston University
MFA Poetry Class of 2018

"This book offers a pleasing, authentic variety of poets
who share poetry’s happy, stringent disregard for
conventions and clichés: form as a truth-detector. I’m
grateful to know these poets and their work."
—Robert Pinsky, former US Poet Laureate

Eight exciting new poetic voices merge into a harmonious
chorus in this anthology, demonstrating that the future of
poetry is in good hands.

Publication Date:  March 1, 2019
Paperback, 96 pages
ISBN:  978-1-937968-53-3
$16.50
Eden Incarnadine,or
Terrible Harpes
A Narrative Poem by
Dan Howell

“Howell’s chilling excursion into a buckskin dystopia
explores the dark careers of 'two of the more purely evil
creatures ever to befoul this continent.' Howell
unrelentingly and artfully brings it all alive
.”
     —Richard Taylor

The true story of America's first serial killers comes
brilliantly, if gorily, to life in the style of an imagined
19th century narrator.

Publication Date:  February 15, 2019
Paperback, 56 pages
ISBN:  978-1-937968-51-9
$15.00
Ghost Writer
Poems by
Melody Davis

"Melody Davis has written a poignant history of family
struggle and loss."
— Lee Meitzen Grue

In her new poetry collection, Melody Davis inverts the  
familiar sense of the term "ghost writer", for in the
course of writing about the dead that haunt her (from her
parents to the victims of 9/11) she reveals how our lives
are written by our ghosts.

Publication Date:  May 1, 2019
Paperback, 80 pages
ISBN:  978-1-937968-52-6
$16.50
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Sword of Glass
Poetry by
Peter Schireson

"These poems manage to seem finely wrought and
improvised, madcap and solemn, down to earth and
mystical, a perfect blend of Mel Brooks and Rumi. This
is work to live with, brood about, and learn by heart. I
love this book."
     — Alan Shapiro

"It is all here, the laughter, the tears, and the dream of
the one great soul, rendered with exacting craft and
tenderness.  Sword of Glass is a marvelous book."

     — Rodney Jones

Publication Date:  June 1, 2019
Paperback, 80 pages
ISBN:  978-1-937968-55-7
$16.50
Do Not Return
Poetry by
Julia Knobloch

"With knowing tenderness and intent curiosity, these
poems traverse lands, languages, and rituals, spiritual
and sacred, searching for home, for love."
                         —Laura Eve Engel

"Knobloch writes with a sorrow that startles you and
shakes you and stays with you, making you, ironically,
want to return again."
                          —Jason Koo

These poems from a cultural nomad traverse space and time,
faith and family, and the experience of being a woman in the
world.

Publication Date:  July 1, 2019
Paperback, 96 pages
ISBN:  978-1-937968-54-0
$16.95
Other Possible Lives
Poetry by
Chrissy Kolaya

Like the couple in the opening cycle “House Sitters”
who imagine the life they might have lived in a wealthy
client’s home, “a dream life, borrowed,” these poems
allow us to slip into the lives we might have lived, for
better or worse.

“With devastating detail, the poems trace the tumultuous
geographies of everyday life and love in flux. These
poems offer up glimpses of alternate endings, of the
freezing and thawing of love, leaving us to wander a
world full of possibilities, where 'everything was about
to happen.'”
                    —Vandana Khanna


Publication Date:  Forthcoming, October 2019
Paperback, 80 pages
ISBN:  978-1-937968-56-4
$16.50
Creatures Among Us
Prose Poems by
Rebecca Lilly

A spellbinding tumble into a mirror reality where the
"creatures among us" include our other possible selves.

“You have not read anything quite like these poems,
which carry the reader away on a voyage of surprise
and wonder, and you will never forget them.”
                                —Robert Morgan

Creatures Among Us turns loose the daredevil
imagination and atmospheric chills I’ve always hoped
for in poetry but rarely encounter.”
                                —Matt Schumacher

Publication Date:  August 15, 2019
Paperback, 96 pages
ISBN:  978-1-937968-57-1
$16.95