Away – Joel Thomas Katz
Poetry. Paper, perfect bound, 42 pp.
$12.95 plus s&h
2008, ISBN 978-0932412-638
In these snappy and unique poems, Katz views the world from some slanted perspective most of us aren’t careful enough to see. Katz imagines Emily Dickinson rolling dice in an Indian casino and a man in a car pondering the possibility of honking himself back to childhood. Humorous, lyrical and touching, Katz’s poems take the reader along for the ride. And, as Susan Terris notes, “with delight, we follow as his generous yet skeptical Jewish soul skitters through the joys and sorrows of a challenging modern world.”
by Joel Thomas Katz
He first noticed it driving to work. When a car alongside him
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Defying the Eye Chart – Marilyn Jurich
Poetry. Paper, perfect bound, 120 pp
$15.95 plus s&h
2008, ISBN 978-0932412-577
Defying the Eye Chart reaches beyond time to bring the mythic into our contemporary world. The poems in this collection focus on different ways of seeing, or not seeing, the fantastic in reality.
Honorary Mention, New England Poetry Club, Sheila Motton Book Award, 2008
Reading the Eye Chart
by Marilyn Jurich
Trick the gullible eye —
Lines stick out their tongues, diagonals curve.
Vipers hiss from Druid stones under a white sky.
Advancing shadows dance or die,
trick the gullible eye —
embracing fitful ghosts, longing to tie
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Like Vapor – Joy Gaines-Friedler
Poetry. Paper, Perfect Bound. 64pp.
$14.95 plus S&H
2008, ISBN 978-0932412-652
In these poems we are assured of humanity, our existence and our eventual extinction, with a grace and comfort that uplifts our spirits and encourages our own consideration of life.
by Joy Gaines-Friedler
An angel assigned to me is day-dreaming.
She files her nails, chews on Juicy Fruit,
and makes up names for herself in Spanish; can’t
decide between Chiquita and Sylvester;
she’s pretty sure Sylvester is Spanish.
An angel assigned to me listens to the wind
chimes outside my
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I Would Stay Forever If I Could and New Poems – Larry Levy
Paper, saddlestitched, 60 pp
$12.95 plus s&h
2007, ISBN 0-932412-45–9
This expanded edition replaces the original chapbook, which is out of print.
by Larry Levy
The fathers always called us “men,”
and drilled by growling “hey” and “hup”
and, for any hurt, shrugged “rub it up.”
After pre-game prayer, I prayed again
for dark or fire or ice, amen.
Fingering the scripture on my chest,
I dreamt I was home already, undressed
for dreams of stroking a home run;
then angled my brim, blocking the sun,
and threw the ball past
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Little Promises – Rachel Eshed
Poetry. Translated by David Cooper
Bilingual edition (Hebrew/English)
Paper, perfect bound, 104 pp
$16.00 plus s&h
2006, ISBN 0-932412-42-4
2006 Pushcart Prize nominee
by Rachel Eshed
My man has burning feet;
on holy ground.
My nakedness blossoms with him, sated.
The soles of his feet on my belly
slowly descend with his toes to
the bitter opening,
the mouth of my dark cave.
Glittering in the darkness, wet
in madness of flesh,
my hair, erect to see,
we make love in the morning
Good morning Israel
love at noon
love at night
Good night Israel
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Occupied Territory – Evelyn Wexler
Paper, perfect bound, 80 pp
$10 plus s&h
1994, ISBN 0-932412-06-8
“These intense, visceral poems cover the territory occupied by fear, pain, memory, loss and desire. The ultimate paradigm is that of the self–dual embodiment of victim and aggressor. Wexler’s clear, steady voice convinces us that everything is both personal and political.” — Jane Flanders
by Evelyn Wexler
for Lukacs Denes
When he was nine
and on the run,
his mother gave him
a small maroon
He carried it with him
to all the places.
Taped inside the lid,
a cellophane envelope
of cyanide, in case
they caught him alive.
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