Six Lips –  Penelope Scambly Schott
Poetry. Paper, perfect bound, 80 pp $15.95 plus s&h 2010, ISBN 978-0932412-843 Six Lips is an imagistic and offbeat approach to the old standards of love, death, and the planet where they happen. The poems are feisty, thoughtful, fun to read; they riot with original and often dreamlike images: monkeys “who have learned to speak…

The Livelihood of Crows – Jayne Pupek
Poetry. Paper, perfect bound, 90 pp. $15.95 plus s&h 2010, ISBN 978-0932412-942 In Jayne Pupek’s poetry, we experience the slipperiness of language, of meaning, of life. She offers stories of mystery, luck, and particularly a humane understanding for the lapse in judgment and love. Her poems are filled with notes and reminders that you might…

Why We Make Gardens (& Other Poems) –  Jeanne Larsen
Poetry. Paper, perfect bound, 74 pp $14.95 plus s&h 2010, ISBN 978-0932412-959 In Why We Make Gardens (& Other Poems), Jeanne Larsen offers us poems filled with sustenance and surprise. In precise, meditative language, she investigates a full range of experience and feeling, from bodily desire to rage to astonishment at the wonders (and betrayals)…

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 Perfect Heart: Selected & New Poems –   Geof Hewitt
Paper, perfect bound, 110 pp $16.95 plus s&h 2010, ISBN 978-0932412-928 The Perfect Heart documents 45 years of extraordinary work by a poet who, according to David Ray, “is a true heir of Frost and Carruth, their tonalities and breadth of concern and vision, and shares their grounding in mythic Vermont. [Hewitt] is open to…

The Doors of the Body – Mary Alexandra Agner
Poetry. Paper, perfect bound, 36 pp $12.95 plus s&h 2009, ISBN 978-0932412-799 Mary Alexandra Agner’s The Doors of the Body travels through ancient Greek mythology to more recent folk tales to ascertain and exclaim in the vatic, sometimes fierce voices of women: Athena, Gretel, Sleeping Beauty and even darling Clementine. Poems like “Sweets” and “Oh…

Watching Mother Disappear & Other Poems – Toni Mergentime Levi
Poetry. Paper, perfect bound, 90 pp $15.95 plus s&h 2009, ISBN 978-0932412-836 With grace, intelligence and wit, this lyrical collection illuminates the emotional and psychological subtleties of deeply personal relationships. Potholder by Toni Mergentime Levi Lovely Olivia has made for me a potholder. I have hung it in the center of my kitchen and will…

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…