Prayer in a Summer of Grace captures memories and moods by Nina Romano in a series of lyrical poems that touch our deepest sentiments. It is a celebration of language. Every small detail and each grand emotion is encapsulated poetically for the reader to savor. This is poetry about life, the simple life that becomes more complicated the closer we examine it.
Friday, May 17, 2013
Wednesday, May 8, 2013
John Abbott’s debut chapbook, Near Harmony, explores the boundaries of the natural world and the city, trying to make sense of both, as well as the pain and thrill of pursuing perfection. 27 pgs, 20 poems, $7.00
"John Abbott’s deeply human first collection of poems rewires a world at odds with itself. Cell phones ring in a peat bog. His work, teeming with unexpected music, is peopled by tenderly drawn, disconnected seekers. Near Harmony introduces a new, clear voice to represent our fractured/hopeful times and a vision wide enough to include those left behind."
~ Joseph Gross, Editor-in-Chief, Atticus Review
Friday, March 8, 2013
The poems in Bridal Veil Falls by Carol Alexander, follow the mind's arc as it grapples with the continuities and discontinuities of time and engages with the processes of loss and repair. These poems tell of lost worlds come to light: childhood stories told almost too late, idyllic shorelines eroded, a lake summoning submerged memories--consciousness continually surprised and reshaped. 39 pgs, 27 poems, $10.00
Sunday, December 9, 2012
"In this collection, Byron Beynon continues to explore the changing nuances of the bond between humankind and the natural world. Thoughtful and observant, humane and cosmopolitan, concerned with Wales but looking beyond Wales to a wider world." 30 pgs, 25 poems, $7.00
Sunday, November 11, 2012
"Leigh Anne Hornfeldt’s debut chapbook, East Main Aviary, is a stunning, luminescent collection, carefully wrought with a delicate pain. The pieces contained here reflect the natural landscapes and small communities of northern Kentucky, but don’t be fooled: these poems are shattering in their preciseness. Hornfeldt’s lines will surround you the way “Evening settles/ like dust on a bureau” luring you in to a sacred comfort that is satisfying even as it is devastating, pulling private hymns from your own memories, urging you to “give a name to the newest ache.”" 30 pgs, 18 poems, $7.00
- Teneice Durrant Delgado, author of Burden of Solace
Tuesday, October 30, 2012
As with all of her poetry, the work in this collection represents Ariana D. Den Bleyker’s great gift for vivid, haunting and beautiful imagery. Her ability to expose the raw passions and struggles of the soul through intricate language in verse is masterful and awe-inspiring. This is why, to me, she stands out as one of the great emerging voices in contemporary poetry. 27 pgs, 19 poems, $7.00
~ Kevin Ridgeway, author of Burn Through Today
Tuesday, October 23, 2012
“The intimacy of a father/son relationship can skate the surface or plummet the depths. In “My Father Had Another Eye,” Steven Klepetar takes us on a journey to the bottom of the sea. These well-wrought poems serve as our diving bell where we fathom the essence of what is best in family connections--the legacy of care, concern and honor for the other. With Klepetar, it comes sometimes in fits and starts: “My father flits at the window, beats my glass”; other times, it travels a path like sound waves endlessly streaming to stars as subtle as “a pair of whispers heard at twilight.” These poems bring us to what is best within ourselves, what is most precious in our personal heritage” 34 pgs, 25 poems, $7.00
~ Joseph Lisowski, author of “Near the Narcotic Sea,” “Stashu Kapinski Looks for Love,” and others.