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 My Darling” reveal the dark underbelly of our well-loved tales, in a world where Sleeping Beauty escapes her fate—while others are not so lucky. Her musical writing, in poems both free and formal, lends a melancholy grace to the pageant of famous dead women.
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Poetry. Paper, Perfect Bound. 78pp.
$14.95 plus S&H
2009, ISBN 978-0932412-768
Meditative, fierce and direct, these poems explore what constitutes identity in our contemporary society. Mayo takes us on journeys across the globefalling off a motor bike and finding refuge with Italians, honeymooning in Athens, and discovering an ammo belt in St. Jean de Luz. Each of these poems reflect the complications of understanding oneself with charm and wit.
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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.
by Toni Mergentime Levi
Lovely Olivia has made for me a potholder.
I have hung it in the center of my kitchen
and will be pleased to think of her.
I remember weaving dozens as a child —
carefully choosing each limp loop of color
from the tangle in the kiddie-crafts kit,
eying and stretching every loop, to ensure
that they would reach from spike to spike
across the square metal
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The Blonde on the Train – Eleanor Lerman
Poetry. Paper, Perfect Bound. 164pp.
$16.95 plus S&H
2009, ISBN 978-0932412-737
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From Greenwich Village in the ’60s to Woodstock, NY, to an airport in the Midwest, Eleanor Lerman’s stunning short stories explore the disenchantment of this world, with love
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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 the women are thin, stick-like
in their leftover clothes, pale as white ash.
There are apparitions of plaids and stripes:
the wrong thing with the wrong thing.
A woman in a gold print skirt
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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.
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by Allison Joseph
If there’s a poem in you,
get it out by any means necessary—use pliers
if you must, or grab it with your bare
hands and pull, dislodging stony roots,
thorny bushes. Don’t let that poem
hunker beneath your skin, unsaid,
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This Awkward Art – Conrad Hilberry and Jane Hilberry
Poetry. Paper, perfect bound, 58 pp.
$13.95 plus s&h
2009, ISBN 978-0932412-829
by Conrad Hilberry
Too small to know a gift
or give one. Too new
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
before any of it
needs to be redeemed.
by Jane Hilberry
Once dad is drunk, brother and sister sneak out,
catching the screen door so it doesn’t slam.
They knock at every hour: Is Adam awake? They come
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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 are poems that hold us in their headlights and tap our backs in the dark, that beg us to notice life and death, the big and small moments of illumination in our lives. The poems range from gut-wrenching to heart-breaking, but, throughout the book, a sense of humor prevails. Each turn of thought and phrase arrives unexpectedly with a poignancy that touches on
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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 book. Boyer’s elegance ruminates throughout the lyric in these poems.
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Once, When the Sky Was Copper
by Marion Boyer
The firecrew boss is
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Fables from the Jewish Tradition – Rabbi Manes Kogan Illustrated by Marcelo Ferder
Illustrated by Marcelo Ferder
Jewish Fables. Paper, illustrated, perfect bound, 104 pp.
$19.95 plus s&h
2008, ISBN 978-0932412-669
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