A Palette of Leaves – Edythe Haendel Schwartz
Poetry. Paper, Perfect Bound. 72pp $14.95 plus S&H 2012, ISBN 978-1-936419-14-2 Edythe Haendel Schwartz is the author of “Exposure,” Finishing Line Press, 2007, a nominee for the California Book Award. Her poem “A Natural Phenomenon,” won first prize in the 2012 Friends of Acadia Poetry competition, and her poem “Resist” was a winner in Persimmon…

Somewhere Piano – Sarah Busse
Poetry. Paper, Perfect Bound. 72 pages $14.95 plus S&H 2012, ISBN 978-1-936419-13-5 As part of the Wisconsin Writers Awards, “Somewhere Piano” was awarded the 2012 Posner Poetry Book Award by the Council for Wisconsin Writers Praise for “Somewhere Piano” Strike motherhood off the list of sentimental subjects. This resonant, intelligent debut reminds us that “spring…

Fierce This Falling – Betsy Johnson-Miller
Poetry. Paper, perfect bound, 72 pp $14.95 plus s&h 2012, ISBN 978-1-936419-12-8 In Fierce This Falling, Betsy Johnson-Miller writes with the hard won honesty of the seer who has walked through the fire. Her poems chart the course of mortality through nature and the body, creating a fragile world balanced always on the verge of…

Straight’s Suite for Craig Cotter & Frank O’Hara –  William Heyen
Poetry. Paper, Perfect Bound. 86pp. $14.95 plus s&h 2012, ISBN 978-1-936419-11-1 The 52 lyrics that make up William Heyen’s newest collection of poetry are at once a nod to the progenitor of American poetry of sexuality and the body, Walt Whitman, and a communication addressed to the late Frank O’Hara, famed member of the New…

The Russian Writer’s Daughter –  Lydia S. Rosner
Memoir. Paper, Perfect Bound. 104pp. $15.95 plus S&H 2012, ISBN 978-1-936419-10-4 The Russian Writer’s Daughter by Lydia S. Rosner is a collection of lively autobiographical stories about growing up in a Russian-American Jewish household in the stifling political atmosphere of the Red Scare. At the center of these memories is Lyduce’s father, whose complex personality…

Small Economies –  John Palen
Fiction. Paper, Perfect Bound. 58pp. $13.95 plus S&H 2012, ISBN 978-1-936419-09-8 Small Economies’s short stories and flash fictions are economical in narration but comprehensive in their suggestion of the past, present, and future lives of their characters. The moments they contain are set against the background of diverse public spaces: the institutions, stores, factories, restaurants,…

Kibbe – Susan Azar Porterfield
Poetry. Paper, Perfect Bound. 62pp. $13.95 plus S&H 2012, ISBN 978-1-936419-08-1 The pieces that make up Kibbe document a life spent journeying “Between Two Worlds”: the author’s America and the Lebanon of her family heritage. In Porterfield’s vision, people and places long departed can be conjured back through memory and language; “the land of the…