The Angel Voices: A Poem – William Heyen
Paper, perfect bound, 66 pp $14.95 plus s&h 2010, ISBN 978-0932412-881 The Angel Voices is a sort of “luminous dream,” sometimes so real you can feel the heat. In this elegant and haunting work, William Heyen pours forth prophetic words of an almost divine nature. The poems search through images of grace and beauty as…

The Theory of Everything – Josie Kearns
Poetry. Paper, Perfect Bound. 86pp. $14.95 plus S&H 2009, ISBN 978-0932412-744 These poems discover the answers to the fantastic questions of the world: the value of divining rods and other inventions, termite love, a Babylonian god, or what types of things can be found in Loss Universe. Vampires at the Laundromat by Josie Kearns All…

Voice: Poems – Allison Joseph
Poetry. Paper, Perfect Bound. 36pp. $12.95 plus S&H 2009, ISBN 978-0932412-751 This enjoyable collection further demonstrates Allison Joseph’s uncanny grasp of language and image, along with a kind of playful and soulful voice that makes her poetry accessible to all. Allison Joseph interviewed at LunchTicket Extraction by Allison Joseph If there’s a poem in you,…

This Awkward Art –  Conrad Hilberry and Jane Hilberry
Poetry. Paper, perfect bound, 58 pp. $13.95 plus s&h 2009, ISBN 978-0932412-829 Adam’s Christmas by Conrad Hilberry Too small to know a gift or give one. Too new to understand annunciation, a peculiar star, a crowded inn. Like the first Adam, you’re setting out to name the colors, faces, lights— this blurred and lushly peopled…

Epiphany School –  Chris Green
Poetry. Paper, perfect bound, 66 pp $14.95 plus s&h 2009, ISBN 978-0932412-805 Chris Green is a poet who writes with wings. His clear-cut honesty embraces his subject matter. Epiphany School, penned with all the wonder and curiosity of a wise child, is not a book for the timid, the slack-minded, the duped or sleeping. These…

The Clock of the Long Now –  Marion Boyer
Poetry. Paper, perfect bound, 88 pp $15.95 plus s&h 2008, ISBN 978-0932412-775 Many images here begin with the natural world and end in a human gesture of freedom, of release. Marion Boyer creates a world of imagination. She goes as far as to create a character, Jake, whose life unfolds in the pages of this…

Live from the Tiki Lounge – Angela Williams
Poetry. Paper, perfect bound, 48 pp. $12.95 plus s&h 2008, ISBN 978-0932412-706 Angela Williams brings humor, sensuality, a wise eye and a clear voice to poems reflecting her life in Northern Michigan. To Persephone as a Man in the 21st Century by Angela Williams I prefer waltzes in the morning. Strauss at seven, or so.…

Saunas – Jane Piirto
This item is part of the Book of the Month Special Offers! Poetry. Paper, perfect bound, 100 pp. $15.95 plus s&h 2008, ISBN 978-0932412-645 From the frozen landscapes of her Finnish forebears to the ice-clear rivers and cold fields of Michigan’s Upper Pennisula, Jane Piirto paints a personal and extraordinary picture. These deeply moving poems…

Greenhouse: The First 5 Years of the Rustbelt Roethke Writers’ Workshop – Judith Kerman & Amee Schmidt, eds.
Poetry. Paper, perfect bound, 78 pp. $14.95 plus s&h 2008, ISBN 978-0932412-683 Greenhouse: The First 5 Years of the Rustbelt Roethke Writers’ Workshop Edited by Judith Kerman & Amee Schmidt The Rustbelt Roethke Writers’ Workshop/Retreat was inspired by the work and life of Pulitzer-Prize-winning poet Theodore Roethke (1908-1963), who was born and brought up in…

Dominant Hand – Elizabeth Kerlikowske
Poetry. Paper, perfect bound, 64 pp $14.95 plus s&h 2008, ISBN 978-0932412-584 Dominant Hand is a world filled with the pantomime of love, the trickster coyote, and the conflict between widowed father and concerned grandparents. These poems are set in the seemingly ordinary places of life, but they are not ordinary; here Kerlikowske reveals profound…