Poetry. Paper, Perfect Bound. 80 pages
2015, ISBN: 978-1-936419-55-5
$15.95 + S&H
The Kingdom Where No One Keeps Time is also available on Kindle
This book is about loss – parents, lovers, friends, pets, all those whose absence is felt strongly. Loss is approached through myth, through despair, through sensory detail like the empty hollow in the bed, or from the viewpoint of the shoes abandoned
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The Woodstock Mayapple Writers’ Retreat is almost upon us. Every year the participants in the Retreat present Public Readings around the area. Admission is free to most events and books are available for sale at all events. Credit card payments are accepted for book sales.
Here is the list of events and readers for 2015:
Wednesday, July 22, 7:00 pm
at the Artbar Gallery, 674 Broadway, Kingston. (Map) Free admission
Readers Vincent Cooper, Barbara Diehl, Nola Garrett, Joyce Kessel:
Vincent O. Cooper, who teaches English at the University of the Virgin Islands, has published his original poetry in several international journals such as Kunapipi, Journal of Caribbean Studies, The Caribbean Writer, and many others. He has co- authored poetry collections, including, Three Islands, Tremors, and Tigers in Paradise. Cooper has been a former Fulbright Scholar on Belizean language and culture. He has also published his research on Derek Walcott.
Barbara Westwood Diehl is founding editor of The Baltimore Review. Her fiction and poetry have been published
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Poetry. Paper, Perfect Bound. 90 pages
2013, ISBN: 978-1-936419-30-2 $19.95
About “Written on Water”
Note: this book includes a bonus CD
The Allegheny River is the easternmost west flowing river in the United States and was a major thoroughfare for early settlers. This anthology looks at the Allegheny historically, and as both a recreation area and a spiritual area today. The poems and prose pieces detail the full flow of the river, beginning near Port Allegany, PA; crossing the state line into New York; dropping back into Pennsylvania through small towns and forests; and merging with the Monongahela at Pittsburgh to form the Ohio River.
……. Read more about Written On Water: Writings About the Allegheny River – Edited by Helen Ruggieri and Linda Underhill – (with bonus CD!)
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 Saginaw, Michigan. The Workshop has met each July since 2002, providing experienced writers with a comfortable, egalitarian atmosphere of peer (teacherless) workshops and public readings. This anthology was published during the centennial year of Roethke’s birth as part of the year-long Roethke Centennial celebration.
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Glimmer Girls – Helen Ruggieri
Paper, saddlestitched, 40 pp
$8.00 plus s&h
1999, ISBN 0-932412-16-5
Poems that evoke the author’s blue-collar, rock ‘n’ roll young womanhood. Sharp, gritty, honest and well-crafted.
Information about Helen Ruggieri is available at http://helenruggieri.com
Shoo Doobie Doobie Do
by Helen Ruggieri
Chuck Berry duckwalks across stage.
We clap and scream.
We’re yelling “Maybelline”
rocking up on the balls of our feet.
Down front they dance in the aisle
pushing and tugging in double time.
“Why cancha be true. . . .”
About ten rows down the guy
I like puts his arm around
a dark haired girl with spit curls.
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