Poetry. Paper, Perfect Bound. 44 pages
2017, ISBN: 978-1-936419-72-2 $12.95 + $4 S&H
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With In Which We See Our Selves, Eric Torgersen begins with the formal structure of the ghazal as popularized by Agha Shahid Ali and unapologetically makes a more American thing of it, arguing in his Afterword that this transformation is as inevitable as what happens when the children of immigrant parents pass through an American junior high school: not everyone is pleased with the result. “I’ve tried to avoid faux-Eastern themes and tones,” he writes. Fluently
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Taking Notice – Patricia McNair
Poetry. Paper, perfect bound, 60 pp.
$14.95 plus s&h
2007, ISBN 978-0932412-560
Patricia McNair’s poems combine an earthy honesty with consistent alertness to the beauty of everyday life, especially in family and nature. Whether noticing the ordinary miracles of the suburban backyard, remembering her Oklahoma girlhood, or struggling with the difficulties of divorce and illness, she explores the resonances of her life in a voice which is humorous, comfortably familiar and uncomfortably direct.
by Patricia McNair
(In the voice of a grandson)
Grandma is a poetry pusher
and she belongs to a gang.
It was years before I realized
what a menace she is.
A book every birthday, Pat the Bunny
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What a Mouth Will Do – Betsy Johnson
Paper, saddlestitched, 36 pp
$8.50 plus s&h
2004 , ISBN 0-932412-29-7
Betsy Johnson’s poems speak about being on the edge, about being on the border of loving and not-loving, of faith and no-faith, of acceptance and resistance.
Psalm: my daughter’s drawings
by Betsy Johnson
of seventy legs
and afflicted hair.
are your hands
(if they can be found)
and under prosperous eyes
stand flat and silent
and seven blades
of grass reign
but how often
you are overtaken
by a wilderness
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