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.…

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…

Fables from the Jewish Tradition – Rabbi Manes Kogan
Illustrated by Marcelo Ferder Jewish Fables. Paper, illustrated, perfect bound, 104 pp. $19.95 plus s&h 2008, ISBN 978-0932412-669 Buy the Fables and the Teacher’s Manual together and save! Get both books for $29.95. Fables from the Jewish Tradition reviewed on Examiner.com Fables from the Jewish Tradition Compiled and edited, with commentary, by Rabbi Manes Kogan…

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…

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…

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,…