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
as if to rub an amulet, to touch his luck, his mother love.
……. Read more about This Awkward Art – Conrad Hilberry and Jane Hilberry
Paper, perfect bound, 130 pp
$17.95 plus s&h
2006, ISBN 0-932412-41-6
2006 Pushcart Prize nominee
With a Cherry on Top: Stories, Poems, Recipes & Fun Facts from Michigan Cherry Country
by Angela Williams
Do you know: How maraschinos are made? Why there aren’t any pitless cherries? What makes a great cherry margarita?
Cherries are to Northern Michigan what oranges are to Florida! In this highly personal view of Michigan’s cherry industry, Angela Williams cooks up a delightful confection of reminiscences, poems, recipes, facts and photos. Find out how cherry growing got started in the state and which Michigan cultural traditions were spawned by the cherry industry.
Learn what it’s like to work through a “pack.” Discover all the
……. Read more about With a Cherry on Top: Stories, Poems, Recipes & Fun Facts from Michigan Cherry Country – Angela Williams
Poetry. Paper, perfect bound, 32 pp
$10.00 plus s&h
by Conrad Hilberry
Your lips move moist around
my double reed, and I feel
the sad wind rising
through your throat. Some child
of yours is lost. If I were your
psychiatrist, I’d listen,
nod, prescribe. Instead,
I take your breath, shape it, let it find
a passage down this wooden
shaft, curl out around the ankles
of the clarinet. The horns
have forged a monumental
fountain on the stage and now
the strings supply the water,
surging up, looping, falling in
great sobs. The audience is weeping,
but you and I have
……. Read more about The Fingernail of Luck – Conrad Hilberry