Prick of the Spindle Has a new review of a slightly older book.
“After the Firestorm” by Susan Kolodny was published in 2011. Which just goes to show that sometimes it takes a little while for quality to percolate through peoples’ consciousness.
In the end, however, Catherine Moore gets it:
“… a stunning new collection of poetry. Intertwining near-apocalyptic landscapes with language both hopeful and sparing, Lerman’s ungentle, raw lines present compelling intellectual and emotional challenges.”
“Her poetry is frightening and inspiring, and will push readers to the edge of revelation only to make them comforting promises as they teeter at the edge…”
“The poems in Strange Life are constructed with terrible and forthright beauty, and its crumbling roads leading into the austere, promising unknown are well worth traveling.”
Read more at ForeWord Reviews
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Howard Schwartz has been quite a force in the world of poetry. The noted editor of Voices Within the Ark: The Modern Jewish Poets has already made his mark with many works edited and written. And now this lovely mystical book with its epigraph from Rabbi Nachman: “Through breath the world was created.”
The title poem sets the tone for the entire book:
And this is what Howard Schwartz sets out to do:
Poetry. Paper, perfect bound, 94 pp
Marjorie Manwaring lives in Seattle, where she is a freelance writer/editor, co-editor of the online poetry and art journal the DMQ Review, and editorial board member for Floating Bridge Press. Her poems have appeared in a variety of journals and anthologies, including 5 AM, Sentence, and A Face to Meet the Faces: An Anthology of Contemporary Persona Poetry, and her work has been featured on National Public Radio affiliate KUOW. Marjorie holds an MFA in Creative Writing and Literature from the Bennington College Writing Seminars and is the author of two chapbooks, What to Make of a Diminished Thing (Dancing Girl Press)
……. Read more about Search for a Velvet-Lined Cape – Marjorie Manwaring
Poetry. Paper, Perfect Bound. 72pp
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 Tree’s 2011 Western States Poetry Competition. In 2006 and 2008, Edythe was awarded grants for residencies at The Vermont Studio Center. Her poems appear widely in journals and anthologies, including Calyx, Cave Wall, California Quarterly, PMS, Poetica, Natural
……. Read more about A Palette of Leaves – Edythe Haendel Schwartz
Illustrations by Erica Kriss
Poetry. Paper, perfect bound, 92 pp.
Also available in laminated hardcover.
Howard Schwartz is a contemporary master of the parable, the short lyric and the tale. In Breathing in the Dark, he has multiplied his dreams, his myths, and his stories into poems that grow quietly and firmly from the
……. Read more about Breathing in the Dark – Howard Schwartz
Poetry. Paper, perfect bound, 70 pp.
The poems in No Eden merge the landscapes of a rainy girlhood in the American South and the mythic world of Noah and the Flood. In these poems, a backyard stretches between a mother and daughter–the lessons of “distance tender and biblical.” The Carolina yard opens to hold the fruits of Eve and Lilith, the flight of Noah’s raven and dove, the small terrors of curbs and classrooms. These are poems of a “family awake through a storm,” an intimate theology of floods, loss, and betrayal.
……. Read more about No Eden – Sally Rosen Kindred
Prose. Paper, Perfect Bound. 124pp.
“Metal and Plum: A Memoir” by Andrei Guruianu is available on Kindle. Download from Amazon here
Soccer balls putter down dusty streets, classmates
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Poetry. Paper, perfect bound, 78 pp.
Chris Green is a wonderful poet of contemporary American life. Compassionate, candid, funny and smart, these poems explore things we know but are often unable to say about our everyday lives. Encountering other poets, books, animals, marriage, family, even the suburban strip mall – the experiences created by these poems are sources of surprise, light and shadow.
Hair Tips for Poets
by Chris Green
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