Poetry

The Sky Is Shooting Blue Arrows

Poems
By Glenna Luschei
Edited by Noel Woodward

Celebrating life, travel, aging, and nature, this new book shines with Luschei’s view of the world.

Subjects: Poetry

A Selected History of Her Heart

Poems
By Carole Simmons Oles

“Through the lens of her singular and compelling life, Carole Simmons Oles guides us through our fractured, confused, violent century. At seventy, facing an increasingly fragile body, Oles crafts language that creates bonds—across cultures and tongues, across decades and oceans and continents. These powerhouse poems reach out generation to generation with generosity and compassion. These poems invite us in, offer food and drink and shelter.”—Peggy Shumaker, author of Gnawed Bones

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

A Woman in Pieces Crossed a Sea

By Denise Bergman

Tactile, descriptive, and wise, these poems recover part of our past while delivering us to a still-uncertain present.

Subjects: Poetry

With Our Eyes Wide Open

Poems of the New American Century
Edited by Doug Valentine

With Our Eyes Wide Open is an anthology composed of poets from America and around the world who write about the struggles of the world’s outcasts, immigrants, and working classes.

Subjects: Poetry

Time Served

By Carlos Contreras

Time Served is a rich and rigid work cementing Carlos Contreras as a major voice of the American Southwest. In these tragic yet lovingly rendered confessions Contreras examines the physical and emotional prisons forced upon us.”—Idris Goodwin, author of These Are the Breaks

Subjects: Poetry

O'Keeffe

Days in a Life
By C. S. Merrill

“Carol Merrill’s tribute to Georgia O’Keeffe is poems in the shape of finely rendered sketches, some of them even paintings. These intimate images convey the delicate and tough shape of O’Keeffe’s final years in New Mexico.”—Joy Harjo, author of She Had Some Horses

The Goldilocks Zone

By Kate Gale

“The clipped jumpy rhythm of these poems with their sudden bursts of syntax prove repeatedly that Kate Gale possesses a poetic tone and pace all her own. She is also refreshingly out of step with today’s poetry of self-absorption, for she is fascinated less by her ego than by the strange variety of the world around us.”—Billy Collins, former U.S. Poet Laureate

Subjects: Poetry

Sagrado

A Photopoetics Across the Chicano Homeland
By Spencer R. HerreraLevi Romero
Photographs by Robert Kaiser

Sagrado is neither a search for identity nor a quest for a homeland but an affirmation of an ever-evolving cultural landscape. Embedded at the heart of this remarkable book, in which prose, photographs, and poems complement each other, is a photopoetic journey across the Chicano Southwest.

Pages