Poetry

City of Slow Dissolve

By John Chávez

“When city and self merge, poet John Chávez begins his magic: to build the child under our eyes. The child is both cityscape and self under scrutiny, ‘clearly disciplined & put to repair.' The child is parent and body, both the painted canvas and the revealed photograph. Watch this miracle of consciousness unfold in City of Slow Dissolve. Rejoice in our chance to reappraise and reinvent, even recover, our human identity, even our souls, through Chávez's art.”—Hilda Raz, Mary Burritt Christiansen Poetry Series editor

Subjects: Poetry

Savage Sunsets

By Adrian C. Louis

In his twelfth poetry collection, Adrian Louis slays Indian Country’s centuries-old demons and confronts his own grief upon losing his wife to Alzheimers, revealing a writer at his peak and a poet unafraid to take chances.

Subjects: Poetry

Cutting Down the Last Tree on Easter Island

By Lenore Weiss

In Cutting Down the Last Tree on Easter Island, award-winning poet Lenore Weiss embodies the themes of loss, transformation and re-invention that are integral to life and to her work.

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

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

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

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

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

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.

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