Poetry

Ruins

By Margaret Randall

In this poetry collection, Margaret Randall uses the metaphor of ruins to meditate on time's movement.

Subjects: Poetry

Begging for Vultures

New and Selected Poems, 1994-2009
By Lawrence Welsh

The poetry of Lawrence Welsh crosses many borders, from South Central Los Angeles, where he was raised, to El Paso, where he has lived for almost twenty years.

Subjects: Poetry

Caput Nili

How I Won the War and Lost My Taste for Oranges
By Lisa Gill

Gill's quest through the Wonderland of our healthcare system is by turns harrowing and hilarious, a must-read for anyone interested in resilience and the capacity of the human spirit to survive.

Subjects: ArtPoetryWomen

Always Messing With Them Boys

By Jessica Helen Lopez

"Jessica Helen Lopez sings in these poems; they are signal flares drawn from those pivotal moments of living that evoke the feminine, the sensual and the surreal in equal measure. These are the songs of the bruja, the bread-heavy hands of a mother, the beautiful indignation of a hopeless optimist."--Zachary Kluckman

Subjects: Poetry

The Singing Bowl

By Joan Logghe

This poetry collection showcases all the features of Joan Logghe's work that have attracted so many readers: her attention to detail, her warmth, humor, and passionate and inclusive social conscience.

Subjects: SouthwestPoetry

Selected Poems of Gabriela Mistral

Translated by Ursula K. Le Guin
Translated by Ursula K. Le Guin

The breadth and depth of Nobel laureate Gabriela Mistral's poetry is passionately translated to English by Le Guin in this landmark bilingual edition.

Closing the Hotel Kitchen

By Robert Bohm

Untouched by nostalgia or baby-boomer sentimentality, these poems offer a searing, visceral look at the narrator's attempts to find hints of coherence within a violent world unexplained by his inherited Christianity or his family's patriotism.

Subjects: Poetry

Spirit Birds They Told Me

By Mary Oishi

"This beautiful collection of poetry is a powerful work of conscience, a telling of 'the truest stories ever told' about how injustice wounds-and how those who survive can learn the secrets of dreaming the world anew. Mary Oishi has given us the perfect book for this moment in history."-Demetria Martinez, author of Mother Tongue and Confessions of a Berlitz-Tape Chicana

Subjects: Poetry

This Business of Wisdom

By Lauren Camp

With sometimes playful, often painted language, the author draws upon nature, music, dreams and current events to illustrate how to gain one's place in the world.

Subjects: Poetry

Blood Desert

Witnesses, 1820-1880
By Renny Golden

In narrative poems that take us back to New Mexico during the nineteenth century, Renny Golden resurrects the spirits of native people and of those who came West.

Subjects: SouthwestPoetry

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