Wednesday, July 11, 2018

NEW RELEASE: A Spoon of Honey by Ion Corcos

The theme in this chapbook, ‘A Spoon of Honey’, is about discovering. From the first poem, A Spoon of Honey, where the author discovers a ‘truth’, to the final poem, Ithaca From a Ferry, where the author realizes that he doesn’t need to go to the island of Ithaca, this collection of poems reveals a newfound sense of self.

REVIEW:

'The lyric, elegant poems in 'A Spoon of Honey' question what we're really looking for when we set out seeking 'the truth'. Ion Corcos' quest yields subtleties: winter nests, trees hung with bitter oranges, night rain and wild sunflowers. It offers countless imaginative possibilities.'

~ Helen Mort, Poet

ABOUT THE AUTHOR:

Ion Corcos was born in Sydney, Australia, in 1969. He won the Poetry Kit Summer Competition 2016 and has been commended in several competitions, including Earlyworks Press, Rush, Red Shed and Sentinel. His poems have appeared in numerous journals, including The High Window, Australian Poetry Journal, Panoply and The Cardiff Review. Ion is a nature lover and a supporter of animal rights. He is currently travelling indefinitely with his partner, Lisa. 


32 pages, 19 poems

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Tuesday, June 26, 2018

NEW RELEASE: Eurydice Sings by Sandi Leibowitz

Eurydice Sings is a collection of feminist speculative poetry featuring heroines and goddesses from familiar and newly-forged myths and fairy-tales.  In these pages kitsunes prowl, snow brides refuse to melt, Red Riding Hood's grandmother reveals her unorthodox history, and Isis revels in a mortal love--on her own terms, while Orpheus' muse gets her chance to do more than simply inspire.

Read this lovely review by poet Marianne Szlyk at her literary blog:  TheSongIs


REVIEW:

“Are you ready to earn the crimson hood? For those of us who cut our teeth on fairy tales and myths as children, the taste for them never really goes away.  Our appetites only grow more complex—a need to dig deeper, to shred skins that no longer suit, to get to the marrow.  From fox-skinned girls and feathered queens to enduring ghosts and goddesses, Sandi Leibowitz shows us the familiar in new and often uncomfortable ways.  We see our sisters and ourselves here, and we wrestle with the need to speak (or sing, or scream) our truths. Deliciously transgressive, EURYDICE SINGS gives voice to the primal, the vengeful, and the hungry at the heart of our beloved stories.”     

~ Shannon Connor Winward, author of Elgin-awarded winning chapbook UNDOING WINTER and TO THE TOUCH; editor RIDDLED WITH ARROWS; winner of 2016 Dwarf Star Award, 2018 Delaware Division of the Arts Emerging Artist Fellowship in Fiction

ABOUT THE AUTHOR:

Sandi Leibowitz lives with two ghost-dogs in a raven’s wood, next door to bogles in New York City. She works as an elementary-school librarian, and sings classical and early music. She has ridden in a hot-air balloon over the Rio Grande, followed in the footsteps of medieval pilgrims on the trail to Santiago de Compostela, and visited with Arthur in Avalon.   
Sandi invites you to visit her at “In the Raven’s Wood,” www.sandileibowitz.com.

48 pages, 22 poems

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Wednesday, June 20, 2018

NEW RELEASE: Living in Nature by Ruth Gooley

The title of the work is Living in Nature, which is a collection of 24 poems about the close kinship Ruth Gooley feels with nature. The poems range in subject from the desert to the sea, with many featuring the Santa Monica mountains, where she currently lives.  These poems are mostly reflections on nature, her moods, and her vital importance for our psyche.


REVIEW:

“In Living in Nature, Ruth Gooley investigates “brooding over a scattering/of spring-fed hopes” (“Waiting for April”), creating sensual, vivid poems. She sings appealing, evocative songs, absorbed in waiting, watching, listening and exploring the rain, spiders, oak trees, falling leaves and so much more, inviting the reader to taste and see such earthly delights.”

~ Stanford J. Searl. Searl lives in Culver City, California and has published Quaker Poems: The Heart Opened and Homage to the Lady with the Dirty Feet and other Vermont Poems. His most recent book, Songs for Diana, a poetry chapbook, will be published by Kelsay Books in 2019.


ABOUT THE AUTHOR
Ruth Gooley has published many poems in journals such as Red Poppy Review, vox poetica, Your Daily Poem, Ibbetson Street Press, and NatureWriting. She also published her dissertation, The Image of the Kiss in Renaissance Poetry. She currently resides in a small cabin in the Santa Monica mountains, where she lives in harmony with nature and all things wild.

42 pages, 24 poems

Saturday, June 2, 2018

NEW RELEASE: Two Thirds Water by Rodger LeGrand


Two Thirds Water extends naturally from LeGrand’s previous collection, Seeds.  The title, Two Thirds Water, establishes a series of parallels—the planet and body are two thirds water, and water in various phases appears in two thirds of this collection.  Without water, a seed can’t grow.  Transitions are often difficult.  The growing in this collection is revealed through inverse relationships.  These poems imagine the “Sea Without Water”, setting aside unfulfilled dreams in “Sleepwalking”, and the negation of self in “Spilled Moon”.  Seeds is a collection about embarking upon transitions.  This collection, Two Thirds Water, is about how we try to find our way while in transition.


REVIEW:

“Poetry fans will sink happily into this exquisite new collection by Rodger LeGrand, where sleepwalking lovers wake alone, where desolate parrots pluck out their feathers, and where water continues to poison a community. But here too, snowflakes and memories in the lovely quiet hours have their own distinct shape, basic math demonstrates how—despite our presumed busy-ness—the universe goes on with or without us, and “moonlight spills through the blinds like milk.” Each word is deliciously chosen; each poem, a glorious triumph.”

~Robin Stratton, Editor-in-Chief, Boston Literary Magazine


ABOUT THE AUTHOR

Rodger LeGrand studied writing at Sarah Lawrence College and the State University of New York at Oswego. He is a lecturer in Writing, Rhetoric, and Professional Communication at Massachusetts Institute of Technology. He has five collections of poetry in print—Seeds (2017)Millions of Ravenous Creatures (2016)Hope and Compulsion (2009), Waking Up On a Sinking Boat (2008), and Various Ways of Thinking About the Universe (2005). You can reach him at www.rodgerlegrand.com.


24 pages, 16 poems

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Wednesday, April 25, 2018

Sun Burns by Fernando Izaguirre

Sun Burns is a chapbook of poems about loss, hope, and happiness romantic relationships gives us. Each poem offers the reader insight into the speaker’s troubled and painful relationships he has with different women until he encounters the beloved that gives him the happiness and comfort he has been searching for.


REVIEW:

"This is a wonderful chapbook of poems about loves lost and found, the complications of memory, and the immediacy of desire. Fernando Izaguirre writes with honesty, passion and urgency and his poems are a delight to read."

--Kevin Prufer, poet, author of Churches   


ABOUT THE AUTHOR

Fernando Rafael Izaguirre Jr., is currently a senior at the University of Houston majoring in creative writing. He plans on attending graduate school to receive his MFA and pursue a career in teaching or as an editor for a literary journal. He volunteers as a poetry editor for an online journal called Red Fez. He currently lives with his wife in Baytown, Texas.

24 pages, 13 poems

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Tuesday, April 17, 2018

Mix Tape by Nina Bennett

Rock and roll serves as the muse for this collection. Music, especially classic rock, has been an integral part of Nina Bennett’s life. Music and poetry are so entwined that she can’t imagine one without the other. Nina lives by the motto: No music, No life. Know music, know life.

REVIEW:

“In "Mix Tape," Nina Bennett has written a love song to Memory Lane that works nostalgia into a grey chorus of old wounds healed, or not, by the raucous melodies of youth.
~ Danny Earl Simmons, author of The Allness of Everything

ABOUT THE AUTHOR

Delaware native Nina Bennett is the author of Sound Effects (2013, Broadkill Press Key Poetry Series), and The House of Yearning, forthcoming in 2018 from Kelsay Books. Her poetry has been nominated for Best of the Net and is widely published and anthologized. A. Healthcare provider by day, classic rock band chick by night, Nina is proud to be the poet laureate of Club Phred. She is a founding member of the writing group TransCanal Writers. (Five Bridges: A Literary Anthology.) www.transcanalwriters.org

44 pages, 32 poems

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Friday, March 23, 2018

Child of Appalachia by Luther Kirk

This collection of poems is replete with autobiographical glimpses into one Appalachian boy’s childhood. Its pages resonate with coming of age stories, reflections of dreams deferred, innocence, beginnings as well as endings, and remembrances of things past. It highlights the strength of family and the power of nurture over nature. 

REVIEW:

“In these poems, Luther Kirk works his magic with a distinct Southern voice and vigorous, refreshing language.  We hear screened door slaps, the clank of cowbells, the rattle of a death breath.  These poems explore with honesty the intricacies of family and place— where we’re from, where we’re going.  Child of Appalachia is a superb book indeed.  What makes this book so superb is Luther Kirk's clear head and open heart.  He is a powerful storyteller.”
                                                                                   
~ Judy Goldman, author of Losing My Sister: A Memoir


ABOUT THE AUTHOR:

"The eleventh of twelve children born and raised in the mountains of Southwest Virginia, military service bore me far from home but opened doors to a career in education--teacher, principal, and professor. Upon retirement, I decided to try my hand at creatively writing about my people--the Appalachians. I currently reside in Virginia with my wife of forty years Katy and my Cairn Terrier, Bessie Rose." 

32 pages, 24 poems

Thursday, February 22, 2018

Bartok in Winter by Paul Ilechko

This collection does not have a specific theme, other than the poems are intended to be lyrical and strongly image driven. The author, Paul Ilechko, does have certain recurring themes in his work, in that he frequently refers to issues related to aging, a sense of place, and the arts. However, he also thinks that the story of the poet will evolve from his work over time, and that is sufficient. 

ABOUT THE AUTHOR:

Paul Ilechko has always lived by a river, although he sometimes dreams of forests and mountains. He was born and raised in the north of England, but currently lives in Lambertville, NJ with his girlfriend and a cat. Paul has had poetry accepted/published recently by Oberon Magazine, Dash Literary Journal, Stickman Review, MockingHeart Review and Saint Katherine Review, among others. 

32 pages, 27 poems

Friday, February 9, 2018

The Violence Within by Courtney LeBlanc

This collection of poems focuses on violence, mostly toward women both from external forces - abusive partners, society - and internal forces - the violence women do to ourselves to fit the roles society has insisted upon. 


REVIEW:

“These poems – vulnerable, resilient, graceful – are a testament to the power of poetry. We are given violence here, yes, but more importantly, perhaps, we are given strength in the aftermath of violence, the resolve to make out of language a new home. Courtney’s work is an act of rebuilding – the poet in the wreckage, each line another wall plastered back together, another shingle for the roof. Poem by poem, she builds this house. When she is done, we stand in it together, surviving, breathing. We don’t deserve this generosity, but Courtney delivers it, each poem “a gentle reminder of how / we could break one another.” Read it. Carry it each day like the weather.” 
- Devin Kelly, author of In This Quiet Church of Night I Say Amen (CCM Press, 2017)

ABOUT THE AUTHOR

Courtney LeBlanc is the author of the chapbook All in the Family (Bottlecap Press) and is an MFA candidate at Queens University of Charlotte. Her poetry is published or forthcoming in Public Pool, Rising Phoenix Review, The Legendary, Germ Magazine, Quail Bell Magazine, Brain Mill Press, and others. She loves nail polish, wine, and tattoos. Read her blog at www.wordperv.com, follow her on twitter: www.twitter.com/wordperv, or find her on facebook: www.facebook.com/poetry.CourtneyLeBlanc.

34 pages, 23 poems

Tuesday, January 2, 2018

Bestselling Chapbooks from 2017

Congratulations to all!  Once again, we have a tie for third highest selling chapbook.


First Honor -  From the Limbs of a Pear Tree by David Spicer
Second Honor -  A Birdwatcher’s Guide to the American South by Chase Eddington
Third Honor -  Appalachian Woman by Luther Kirk
                        Ghosts of My Own Choosing by Terri Simon


Wednesday, November 22, 2017

Poul na Brone: In the Hollow of the Millstone by Sheryl Clough

REVIEW:

Both contemporary and historical Ireland come to life through Sheryl Clough’s masterful linguistic abilities.  Like Yeats, who inhabits some of this collection, these poems are born of music and beg to be read aloud. Lyrical marries imagistic in social commentary rich in culture from the homeless, the pub, symbols, wars, famous writers and storied citizens to the haunting beauty of art and landscapes “unchanged through time’s folded embrace.”  Maith ThĂș!  Brava! 

-- Ellaraine Lockie, award-winning poet, nonfiction author, educator, Lilipoh Poetry Editor



ABOUT THE AUTHOR:

Sheryl Clough has worked as a teacher, editor, whitewater river guide, paralegal, and egg packer in an Alaskan salmon cannery.  She received her MFA in Creative Writing from the University of Alaska Fairbanks, where she designed and taught UAF’s first writing course linked to environmental literature.  

38 pages, 20 poems

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Tuesday, November 14, 2017

Ash Keys by Lee Nash

Ash Keys is a journey, these poems the keys (or seeds) gathered along the way. Some are sad or dark, some are humorous or hopeful; some have found received forms and some are in free verse. These are personal poems, among them mood pieces and character sketches from my childhood in South Africa and a year in New Zealand. There are poems that come to terms with the end of a long marriage and the challenge of single parenthood, that explore the complexities of rebuilding a life and of working it out in a foreign country and culture, in this case, France. This is the fight for survival and the search for love and fulfillment that we all know well.


REVIEW:

Lee Nash writes deft, evocative poems that pick their way across a life lived in different parts of the world. Rooted in small, telling details, these poems have an undercurrent of self-mocking wit coupled with respect for women who cope with challenges different to her own. Nash's poems are written in a range of forms, always well crafted.



Angela Topping—former Writer in Residence at Gladstone's Library

ABOUT THE AUTHOR:

Lee Nash lives in France and freelances as an editor and proofreader. Her poems have appeared in print and online journals in the UK, the US and France including Acorn, Ambit, Angle, Magma, Mezzo Cammin, Orbis, Poetry Salzburg Review, Presence, Sentinel Literary Quarterly, The Lake and The World Haiku Review. You can find out more on her website: leenashpoetry.com.

58 pages, 40 poems

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Friday, November 3, 2017

Dark Phantasms by Yuan Changming

REVIEW:  

“These powerful metaphorical poems in Yuan Changming's new collection, Dark Phantasms, push the limits of language and the bizarre in a Lorca dreamscape with echoes of Poe and Orwell. In “Self Abuse,” a man self-decapitates and tries to barbecue his own head with human hair. Or neighbors keep renovating their house with blood and body parts of infants, and “No one knows / What kind of house they are trying to have.” Yuan fiercely executes these surrealist dark metaphors with brilliant imagination and imagery.”

-- Koon Woon, award-winning poet and author of Truth in Rented Rooms and Water Chasing Water




ABOUT THE AUTHOR:

Yuan Changming, nine-time Pushcart and two-time Best of the Net nominee, is the author of six chapbooks [including Wordscaping (Halifax: Fowlpox Press, 2016)], and the world's most widely published poetry creator who speaks Mandarin but writes in English. Yuan currently edits Poetry Pacific with Allen Qing Yuan at poetrypacific.blogspot.ca and runs Poetry Pacific Press in Vancouver, Canada. Since mid-2005, he has had poetry appear in nearly 1,400 literary journals and/or anthologies across 40 countries, which include Best of the Best Canadian Poetry: Tenth Anniversary Edition (2017), BestNewPoemsOnline, London Magazine, and Threepenny Review. 


32 pages, 20 poems

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Saturday, October 14, 2017

How the Dead Stay in Touch by Fred Ehrlich

This intimate collection of fourteen poems by Dr. Fred Ehrlich, titled How the Dead Stay in Touch, documents observations and reflections upon issues one deals with when nearing the end of one’s life.  These include:  aging, illness, loss, and death.


ABOUT THE AUTHOR:

"I am 87 years of age, retired from the practice of medicine for over ten tears.  I practiced and taught child psychiatry and psychoanalysis.
In my retirement, I have had the freedom to look more deeply at issues I had previously tried to ignore.  I watch individuals and couples who are dealing with illness, loss, and death.  At the same time, I am dealing with these matters in myself.  I am privileged to still be able to write poems about these concerns."  F. Ehrlich
30 pages, 14 poems
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Monday, October 9, 2017

Ghosts of My Own Choosing by Terri Simon

The theme of Ghosts of My Own Choosing is that we are all haunted by something, whether it's growing up, people living or dead, love, or the choices we make. To some extent we've chosen the things that stick with us, the memories that we visit again and again.


REVIEW:

Read a lovely review at Paving My Author's Road.


ABOUT THE AUTHOR:

Terri Simon has degrees from Sarah Lawrence College (Writing/Literature) and Virginia Tech (Computer Science) and works in IT. She lives in Laurel, Maryland with her husband and dogs. She collects fountain pens, plays hand drums, and has more projects started than she will ever finish. Her work has appeared in “Three Line Poetry,” “Black Mirror Magazine,” “Mused,” among others, and the anthologies “A Mantle of Stars: A Queen of Heaven Devotional,” “Bright Stars: An Organic Tanka Journal (Volume 1),” and “Switch (The Difference)” and received honorable mention in Kind of a Hurricane Press’ Editor’s Choice for 2015.

36 pages, 23 poems

Saturday, September 30, 2017

October Treat

~ During the entire month of October, all chapbooks sold on Createspace and Amazon will retail for $7.99 each.  Author discounts will change to 50% off the retail price of his or her book.  Author discount codes have been adjusted to reflect this change.

If sales go well for October, I hope to maintain these lower prices.  Please help spread the word about your chapbook and these affordable prices, at Flutter Press.

Friday, September 22, 2017

My Wings Were Made To Fly by Linda M. Crate

My Wings Were Made to Fly is a book of poetry centered around the power and perseverance of dreamers and also touches on topics such as self-love, forging one's own path, and proving that you can do everything people insist is impossible. It is playful and determined full of both fantasy and truth. 


ABOUT THE AUTHOR:

Linda M. Crate is a Pennsylvanian native born in Pittsburgh yet raised in the rural town of Conneautville. Her poetry, short stories, articles, and reviews have been published in a myriad of magazines both online and in print. She has three published chapbooks: A Mermaid Crashing Into Dawn (Fowlpox Press - June 2013), Less Than A Man (The Camel Saloon - January 2014), and If Tomorrow Never Comes (Scars Publications, August 2016). Her fantasy novel Blood & Magic was published in March 2015. The second novel of this series Dragons & Magic was published in October 2015. The third of the seven book series Centaurs & Magic was published November 2016. Her novel Corvids & Magic was published March 2017.

50 pages, 40 poems

Thursday, September 14, 2017

The Wonderful Farm and Other Gone Poems by Richard D. Houff

The Wonderful Farm and Other Gone Poems, is a slow walk down memory lane of simpler times with glimpses of life on a farm, past experiences, and memorable relationships. The message of this collection, as stated by the author, “a leaf turns in the wind, nothing stays the same.”


REVIEW: 

“It has been over three decades since we first met. However, I have kept up with Mr. Houff through his writings in both poetry and prose, and I have never been disappointed.”

~ Charles Bronk, Homage, Editor
   Czech Republic


ABOUT THE AUTHOR:

Richard D. Houff was the editor of Heeltap Magazine and Pariah Press from 1986 to 2010. His poetry has been published in fine journals, reviews and anthologies, throughout the U.S.A., and Europe. He is an eleven-time nominee for the Pushcart Prize in both poetry and prose. His most recent collection is Night Watch and Other Hometown Favorites, from Black Cat Moon Press.

44 pages, 26 poems

Sunday, August 20, 2017

From the Limbs of a Pear Tree by David Spicer

These narrative persona poems explore the various landscapes of love: infatuation, fantasy, courtship, desire, seduction, eros, frustration, rejection, and loss—in different forms—utilizing a language of lush, surreal imagery, varying tones, and a progression from casual stances to the pathos and tragedies we experience when navigating the beautiful and terrible terrains of love.


REVIEW:

Read five fantastic reviews on Amazon.

“Surreal, quirky, energetic and riveting, these are poems that scintillate with unforgettable images.  Spicer is an alchemist of language and an astute observer of foibles. As he notes “my thoughts of you linger/in the anguish of suffering’s/playground” or “I learned to conceal/the private lake/in my foolish heart.” Attempting to effectively excerpt these poems is like trying to lasso a whirlwind. Just read and relish.”

—Joan Colby


ABOUT THE AUTHOR:

David Spicer has had poems accepted or published by Third Wednesday, Reed Magazine, Slim Volume, The New Verse News, Poppy Road Review, Alcatraz, Chiron Review, Easy Street, Midnight Lane Boutique, Dead Snakes, Ploughshares, Gargoyle, The American Poetry Review, among others. He has been nominated for a Best of the Net three times, a Pushcart once, and is the author of one full-length collection of poems, Everybody Has a Story (St. Luke's Press, 1987), and four chapbooks. The former editor of Raccoon, Outlaw, and Ion Books, he lives in Memphis, Tennessee. 
34 pages, 25 poems

Tuesday, August 8, 2017

The Electric Palm Tree by Miriam Sagan

The Electric Palm Tree was written out on the salt flats in Wendover, Utah as part of a residency with land use interpretation. Its themes are desertification, water use, weapons, ecological destruction...as well as solitude, beauty, and inner seeking.

EXCERPT:

WHERE AM I?

In a landscape pitted and mined. At the edge of three million acres of the military's bombing range. Where bombs are buried in undocumented locations. Where I can see old munitions mounds spreading out over the landscape like the ancient MIssissippian city of Cahokia. Craters. Historic aircraft. A landscape big enough to lose a plane or a bomb in. A landscape that seems to make people want to drive really fast, crash into things, and blow them up.

On the boundary between Wendover, Utah and West Wendover, which is Nevada, and which sports casinos and strip clubs.

This isn't exactly Walden Pond.


ABOUT THE AUTHOR:

Miriam Sagan is the author of 30 published books, including the novel Black Rainbow (Sherman Asher, 2015) and Geographic: A Memoir of Time and Space (Casa de Snapdragon). which just won the 2016 Arizona/New Mexico Book Award in Poetry. She founded and headed the creative writing program at Santa Fe Community College until her retirement this year. Her blog Miriam’s Well (http://miriamswell.wordpress.com) has a thousand daily readers. 

32 pages, 18  poems

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Friday, July 28, 2017

Appalachian Woman by Luther Kirk

Regional in scope yet universal in truths, Appalachian Woman speaks to the reader concerning love, loss, labor, and longing.


REVIEW:

“The Appalachian woman who is the subject of the poems in Luther Kirk’s collection is not just any generic Appalachian. She is the woman he knew best—his mother, a woman who “dropped all twelve of [her] young’uns year after year like seed taters on a Good Friday,” a woman who had too much work to do to take time out to send for the midwife, a woman who hauled water and sacks of grain, who planted by the signs and endured. Kirk’s adroit use of verbs and his eye for the just-right image bring the beloved Appalachian woman to life for his readers. The book is a can’t-put-it-down from the “Unmade Bed” of the opening poem to the final note of “She Left.””



~ Connie Jordan Green, author of Household Inventory,
   winner of the Brick Road Poetry Prize


ABOUT THE AUTHOR:

Luther Kirk was born in the mountains of Southwest Virginia in 1945 and has lived in the state all of his life. After retirement from the Virginia education system, he decided to try his hand at writing about his people--the Appalachians. Luther currently resides in Chester, Virginia with his wife Katy and his Cairn Terrier, Bessie Rose. 


34 pages, 25 poems

Monday, July 17, 2017

Seeds by Rodger LeGrand

Seeds is the fifth collection of poetry from Rodger LeGrand. The poems in this collection look at different kinds of transitions—seasons, aging, mortality, the metamorphoses others expect us to make of ourselves for them, and one poem even looks at how a poem might transition and move from open to close. More than any of LeGrand’s earlier collections, this grouping of poems looks at how we find hopefulness in the uncertainty of what might come next.


READ THIS IN-DEPTH INTERVIEW WITH RODGER AT THE CHAPBOOK INTERVIEW.

REVIEW:

“If Bacon, Wyeth, or Hopper had used words rather than pigments, these are the works I suspect they would have created. LeGrand's verse is poignant, playful, and always evocative.”

~Michael C. Keith, The Next Better Place

ABOUT THE AUTHOR:

Rodger LeGrand studied writing at Sarah Lawrence College and the State University of New York at Oswego. He has taught at the University of the Arts, Temple University, North Carolina State University, and the University of Pennsylvania. Currently he teaches at the Massachusetts Institute of Technology. He has four collections of poetry in print—Millions of Ravenous Creatures (Big Table Publishing, 2016), Hope and Compulsion (Big Table Publishing, 2009), Waking Up On a Sinking Boat (Pudding House Publications, 2008), and Various Ways of Thinking About the Universe (Finishing Line Press, 2005). You can reach him at www.rodgerlegrand.com. 
28 pages, 15 poems
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Monday, June 12, 2017

Wishbone in a Lightning Jar by Sharon A. Harmon

REVIEW:

"What would I write in a message to my future self? Is the enigmatic question Sharon Harmon’s poetry asks. Each of these poems portrays a window into the landscape of the heart, exploring the whimsy as well as the sorrow it holds. Wishbone in a Lightning Jar is a poetic journey which illuminates and celebrates the poignant moments of a deeply felt life." 

--bg Thurston, author of Nightwalking and Saving the Lamb.

ABOUT THE AUTHOR:

Sharon A. Harmon’s poetry has appeared in Green Living, Silkworm, The Aurorean, Worcester Magazine and numerous other publications, including a chapbook Swimming with Cats (2008). She was the Poet Laureate in 2015 for the 250th anniversary of Royalston, Massachusetts. Sharon is also a freelance writer and writes for Uniquely Quabbin Magazine

31 pages, 27 poems

Wednesday, May 17, 2017

Death: A Love Story by Kim Malinowski

Death: A Love Story, is a petite collection of 16 poems, meant to capture a fairytale, but also show love at its most vulnerable state—when there is no time for hesitation.

ABOUT THE AUTHOR:
Kim Malinowski earned a B.A. from West Virginia University and her M.F.A. from American University. She studied with The Writers Studio. Her work has appeared in Calliope, War, Literature, and the Arts, Melancholy Hyperbole, and others.

22 pages, 16 poems


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