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 Valise -Sophia Rivkin
Poetry. Paper, perfect bound, 38 pp. $12.95 plus s&h 2008, ISBN 978-0932412-720 Rivkin’s keen and unblinking eye, great verbal energy, and wry wisdom confront her subjects with continuous, genuine surprise. My Mother’s Lace Curtains by Sophia Rivkin My Mother grew with a pitchfork in her heart— something planted by the Russian peasants. Surrounded by enemies,…

Forms of Intercession – Jayne Pupek
Poetry. Paper, perfect bound, 102 pp. $15.95 plus s&h 2008, ISBN 978-0932412-591 Ghostly and energetic, Jayne Pupek’s poems range in content through an ambivalent abortion, a lover’s abandonment, childhood abuse, a bad case of the flu, and her own longings. Each poem’s graceful and intense meditations connect to the reader’s own world. Forms of Intercession…

Seven Floors Up – Cati Porter
Poetry. Paper, perfect bound, 66 pp. $14.95 plus s&h 2008, ISBN 978-0932412-676 Intimate, tender, at times funny and at others erotically charged, Porter’s poems dwell on the subjects that affect us deeply: relationships complicated by circumstance; childbirth; illness; unseasonable death. She reminds us that it is in the everyday entaglements that we find poetry. The…

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…

The Question of Rapture – Claire Keyes
Poetry. Paper, perfect bound, 72 pp. $14.95 plus s&h 2008, ISBN 978-0932412-690 Imagistic language and unique imagination shape this stunning book. These musical, detailed poems capture the intricacies of Keyes’ worlds: her family, childhood, Boston, Key West and even Greece. Nauset Beach, October by Claire Keyes How admirable the waters looked, waves surging in, collapsing…

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…

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,…

Starting Friction – Tenea D. Johnson
Poetry. Paper, perfect bound, 38 pp. $12.95 plus s&h 2008, ISBN 978-0932412-621 Tenea D. Johnson’s poems are uniquely observant; they captivate and surprise from choreographing butterflies turned to dust, to Kentucky woods and suburbia. Johnson’s intricate language invites the reader to connect with the images, music, and tastes of a woman vulnerably exposed. Both urban…

This Must Be the Place – Alice George
Poetry. Paper, perfect bound, 48 pp. $12.95 plus s&h 2008, ISBN 978-0932412-7136 Alice George’s poems meet the threats of everyday life with a lifted chin, a jaundiced eye and a sense of humor. Exploring materials from folklore and fairy tales, politics and science within the matrix of her clear lyric, she invites us into an…