In Our Beautiful Bones – Zilka Joseph
Poetry. Paper, Perfect Bound. 104 pages 2021, ISBN: 978-1-952781-07-0 $15.96 + S&H SPECIAL PRE-ORDER PRICE In Our Beautiful Bones traces various stages in the poet’s journey as an immigrant from India who makes a new life in the US, and her encounters with racism and otherness. In it she explores her Bene Israel roots and ancestors, her life in Kolkata, the influences of British rule and a missionary education, her growing knowledge of what racism and marginalization means, how Indians and Indian culture is perceived and represented. While delving unflinchingly into the violence and global impact of colonialism, the weaponization of the English Language, the evils of tyranny and White Supremacy, and the struggles of oppressed peoples everywhere, she creates powerful collages from mythology, folklore, fairy tales, Scripture, world history and culture, literature, music, food, and current events. Traditional and experimental forms, sensory riches, wit and word play, and an unwavering and clear voice make this book a compelling read. These poems expose prejudice on an international as well as a personal level, and lead the reader to face harsh truths— insults, insensitivity, injustice, ignorance, discrimination, subtle and deliberate aggressions that immigrants, people of color, and the oppressed face daily, and wrestles with her own complex emotions, the current threats to Democracy both in the US—her adopted home, and her native India, her love for both countries. In Our Beautiful Bones is a multi-layered, sharply ironic and sometimes pathos-filled critique of the world, and at the same time it is visionary and a triumph of the human spirit.…

The Sky Over Walgreens –  Chris Green
Poetry. Paper, perfect bound, 78 pp. $14.95 plus s&h 2007, ISBN 978-0932412-546 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…

Poemas Callejeros / Streetwise Poems – Johanny Vázquez Paz
Poetry – bilingual. Paper, perfect bound, 74 pp. $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…

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…

The Sky Over Walgreens –  Chris Green
Poetry. Paper, perfect bound, 78 pp. $14.95 plus s&h 2007, ISBN 978-0932412-546 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…

Recipe for Disaster – Pamela Miller
Paper, perfect bound, 66pp $12.00 plus s&h 2003, ISBN 0-932412-19-X A collection of tough, extremely funny poems by a woman whose imagination never runs dry. Quirky, edgy, sometimes poignant and sometimes uproarious. What Makes a Man a Man by Pamela Miller for Richard I tried to make a man out of diamonds and quartz, with…