West End Press

Grinning and Bare

By Ebony Isis Booth

Performance poet and activist Ebony Isis Booth sheds light on Black feminism, racism and inequality, social justice, and self-love in her debut collection of poems.

Subjects: Poetry

Weaving the Legacy

Remembering Paula Gunn Allen
Edited by Stephanie SellersMenoukha Case

This collection is a celebration of Paula Gunn Allen’s life (1939–2008) as an indigenous scholar, writer, and woman.

Otredad | Otherness

By Claribel Alegría
Edited by Fred Whitehead

Claribel Alegría is one of the great voices in twentieth-century Latin American poetry. In this volume, she separates her writing from her daily existence: “She who writes is the other one.”

Subjects: Poetry

Junkyard Dogs

Poems
By Damien Flores

Junkyard Dogs is the debut poetry collection by National Poetry Slam champion Damien Flores.

Subjects: Poetry

What I Learned at the War

By Jeanetta Calhoun Mish

“Jeanetta Calhoun Mish speaks from the body, the core, and her own earth. Rarely will you find a collection more honest, more true, than this.”—Kerry Cohen, author of Loose Girl: A Memoir of Promiscuity

Subjects: Poetry

Nobody's Jackknife

By Ellen McGrath Smith

With insight, humor, and uncompromising honesty, Nobody’s Jackknife explores power and powerlessness, violence and tenderness, addiction and love.

Subjects: Poetry

The Irreversible Sun

By Shirley Geok-lin Lim

“Lim’s poems capture the spirit of California with beauty and insight.”—Jon Parrish Peede, editor, Virginia Quarterly Review

Subjects: Poetry

Sonoran Strange

By Logan Phillips

Phillips’s debut full-length collection, the book is a love letter to the desert and an indictment of human folly. Phillips’s poetry is universal and historical: he addresses culture, the environment, and our borderlands history.

Subjects: Poetry

What the Bird Tattoo Hides

By Robert Bohm

In a new, compelling poetry collection, What the Bird Tattoo Hides, Bohm arrives in rural India in 1968, “seeking truth’s taste.”

Subjects: Poetry

Before You Become Improbable

By Nick DePascal

This debut poetry collection tackles issues as various as marriage, parenting, death, art, illness, the home, and the workplace, viewing the everyday through a magical and surreal lens. The poems coalesce naturally around cycles of the seasons and emotions.

Subjects: Poetry

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