Saunas – Jane Piirto
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Poetry. Paper, perfect bound, 100 pp.
$15.95 plus s&h
2008, ISBN 978-0932412-645
From the frozen landscapes of her Finnish forebears to the ice-clear rivers and cold fields of Michigan’s Upper Pennisula, Jane Piirto paints a personal and extraordinary picture. These deeply moving poems are like chants celebrating what sustains us, reminding us of the wonder and mystery in the everyday.
by Jane Piirto
“Rocks in the middle of the river/
Boulders on the crest of the foam.”
Runo 40, Kaleval
No Hunting/ No Fishing
By Order of
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Poemas Callejeros / Streetwise Poems – Johanny Vázquez Paz
Poetry – bilingual. Paper, perfect bound,
$14.95 plus s&h
2007, ISBN 0-932412-46-7
These sensuous and passionate poems explore one of the many strands of contemporary Latino immigrant experience, dancing the tropical sensibility of Puerto Rico among Chicago’s concrete and broken glass. In Spanish and English, with translations by the author.
2007 PEN Beyond Margins nominee
2007 Pushcart Prize nominee
Honorable Mention, Mariposa First Book Award, 2008 International Latino Book Awards
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La ciudad donde habito / The City Where I Live
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Lands I Live In – Zilka Joseph
Poetry. Paper, perfect bound, 42 pp.
$12.95 plus s&h
2007, ISBN 0-932412-47-5
In richly detailed, exuberant poems, Zilka Joseph embraces the vivid passions of her childhood home in Calcutta and the complex hopes and fears implicit in her move to the Midwest. These poems capture in evocative and specific ways the living-in-two cultures of America s new immigrants. Joseph highlights the experience of arriving in the United States, a first snowfall, and communicating with a family that warns to “stay away from the snow.” Enlightened and sometimes humorous, Lands I Live In allows the reader make the journey, too.
Lands I Live In – Zilka Joseph
A Weakness for Boleros – Lidia Torres
Poetry. Paper, perfect bound, 48 pp
$12.50 plus s&h
A Weakness for Boleros
by Lidia Torres
The bolero was composed for you and me.
For all the ten year olds drawn
to the plastic dials of the radio,
drooling a bit perhaps,
swaying uncontrollably as the air
in the room tensed, focused
on the sweet vortex of the singer’s voice.
Our breath caught between
the violin strings and the keys
of the piano, the soft beating
of the cowbell in the shadows of the song.
What did I know of that word querer
as I slow danced with
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Occupied Territory – Evelyn Wexler
Paper, perfect bound, 80 pp
$10 plus s&h
1994, ISBN 0-932412-06-8
“These intense, visceral poems cover the territory occupied by fear, pain, memory, loss and desire. The ultimate paradigm is that of the self–dual embodiment of victim and aggressor. Wexler’s clear, steady voice convinces us that everything is both personal and political.” — Jane Flanders
by Evelyn Wexler
for Lukacs Denes
When he was nine
and on the run,
his mother gave him
a small maroon
He carried it with him
to all the places.
Taped inside the lid,
a cellophane envelope
of cyanide, in case
they caught him alive.
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