Poetry

Feel Puma

Poems
By Ray Gonzalez

In Feel Puma, Ray Gonzalez traces his love of reading, philosophy, and learning with poems constantly in conversation—with each other, with texts by other writers and the writers themselves, with world history and his personal history and people he has encountered.

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Grief Land

Poems
By Carrie Shipers

In Grief Land Carrie Shipers explores the paradoxical nature of bereavement as both a universal human experience and an intensely personal one.

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Poetry and Global Compassion

By Patrick C Pietroni

In the third volume of his series of poems on compassion, Professor Pietroni focuses specifically on the concept of global compassion.

Subjects: PoetryPhilosophy

Poetry and the Science of Compassion

By Patrick C Pietroni

Professor Pietroni outlines how science, especially neuroscience, has allowed us to begin to understand the biological, chemical, and physical nature of compassion.

Subjects: PoetryPhilosophy

The Shadowgraph

Poems
By James Cihlar

In The Shadowgraph James Cihlar explores the ways images, performances, and memories shape and inform LGBTQ+ identity.

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Crosscut

Poems
By Sean Prentiss

In this memoir-in-poems, Prentiss shares a music most of us will never experience, set to tools swung and sharpened, backdropped by rain and snow and sun, as individuals transform into crew.

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The Poetry of Compassion

By Patrick C Pietroni

This slender volume offers the reader a poetic entrance into or reintroduction to the recognition and practice of compassion on all levels: to humans, to the largest or smallest of the animal kingdom, and to our beloved Earth.

Subjects: PoetryPhilosophy

The Music of Her Rivers

Poems
By Renny Golden

“Her rivers are urgent witnesses; her rivers sing truths, shimmer in the darkness. Here are songs pure as water to nourish and cleanse us in the season of lies.”—Sandra Cisneros, author of The House on Mango Street

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to cleave

poems
By Barbara Rockman

In this stunning collection Rockman explores the themes of aging; our relationships to our bodies; marriage; and the surprises, griefs, and joys of motherhood.

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The News as Usual

Poems
By Jon Kelly Yenser

The News as Usual showcases the work of a gifted poet who employs language at its richest.

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