Poetry. Paper, Perfect Bound. 58 pages
$14.95 plus S+H
2013, ISBN: 978-1-936419-26-5
Who is Miss Unthinkable? In this latest collection from Chicago poet Pamela Miller, she’s a shape-shifting sorority of mysterious, funny and wise female characters who don’t let anything get the better of them—from undependable husbands and lovers to breast cancer, aging or even death. The women who strut their stuff in these poems wear “electric sunglasses” and “bracelets of miracles and plagues”; they “thunder up the stairs of desire” and write love letters “juicy as mangoes”; and when confronted with their own mortality, they defiantly “jitterbug with Death in some roadhouse dive,” then “run war-whooping into the light.” In poems that range from the fantastical (“On Our Honeymoon in New York City, My Husband Turns into
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Poetry. Paper, Perfect Bound. 80 pages
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2013, ISBN 978-1-936419-27-2
Feeding Wild Birds is a collection of poems rooted in the Michigan landscape, as seasons and lives undergo their seamless and subtle transformations. These are meditative poems in spare and simple language that examine the energies in animals, woods, lakes, land, weather and the human heart. In the silences and sounds of nature, the poems speak of the spirit that hovers just beyond the realm of our ideas, that whispers to us in stillness and that lights the paths of our awakening to the beauty of the world.
Praise for “Feeding Wild Birds”
Like the Buddhist and Taoist sages whom he admires, Haight places human life within the great realities—seasons,
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The cover art for A Palette of Leaves by Edythe Haendel Schwartz has been named as a finalist for the 2013 Eric Hoffer – daVinci eye Award.
Each year, the Eric Hoffer Award for books presents the da Vinci Eye to the title(s) with superior cover artwork. Cover art is judged on both content and style. The da Vinci Eye is given in honor of the historic artist/scientist/inventor Leonardo da Vinci. This is an additional distinction beneath the Eric Hoffer Award umbrella.
“All our knowledge has its origins in our perceptions.”
“Where the spirit does not work with the hand, there is no art.”
-Leonardo da Vinci
This honor is particularly apt for “A Palette of Leaves”, because the cover features Edythe’s own artwork. The author/aritst worked hand-in-hand with Mayapple Press founder
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Poetry. Paper, Perfect Bound. 90 pages
$15.95 plus S&H
2013, ISBN 978-1-936419-25-8
A serious treatise on sacred sex. A history of prostitution. A chronological-geographical-psychological survey of contractual copulation. The uncensored autobiography of an articulate whore. The innate and irreverent humor of humping. How women survive. These are the stories told in this series of connected poems.
Lillie is Lilith transmuted through the centuries. From the temples of ancient Babylonia to the red light districts of the old American West to 82nd Avenue in modern Portland, Oregon, she satisfies men’s deepest prayers.
At the center of this book is a clever young woman named Lillie who does her own gold rush to California. She
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Nola Garrett “The Pastor’s Wife Considers Pinball”
Poetry. Paper, perfect bound, 74 pp
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2013, ISBN 978-1-936419-16-6
Nola Garrett’s 2nd full-length poetry collection, The Pastor’s Wife Considers Pinball, meditates on the variations of grace within chaos, creation, time, death, the domestic, games, and literature. In a voice that mixes sadness and humor, sometimes as the I of the author and other times as the pastor’s wife, these poems explore the hinge between the authority of the church and the musing laity.
Praise for “The Pastor’s Wife Considers Pinball”
The Pastor’s Wife, the poet’s alter—or altar—ego in Nola Garrett’s startling collection, tells her poet-creator “that Nola’s dreams are a troupe
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