Helen Marie Casey
Finalist for the Julia Howe Award
“[P]owerful poems about a dark period of American history...” — Vivian Shipley
Contemporary Literature & Non-Fiction
A CIVIC PAGEANT
Winner of the Spring, 2007 Black River Chapbook Competition
"Reading Frank Montesonti's poems is like finding a human heart in a gleaming grocery aisle." — Sommer Browning
ISBN 978-1-934703-74-8 $9.00
TURNING INSIDE OUT
“Kolankiewicz's poems [are] vital and important. These are poems that demand to be read." — Robert Kinsley
ISBN 978-0-9826228-0-3 $9.00
D. E. Fredd
"D.E. Fredd writes in the tradition of John Cheever, exploring the territory
of the human heart with a keen eye and a wickedly precise pen."
ISBN 978-1-934703-84-7 $9.00
PILGRIMS: A LOVE STORY
T. J. Beitelman
"Beitelman takes us on a pilgrimage both sensual and metaphysical, both comic and tragic, warning us against "shimmer, shine, and show" while delivering bushels of each."
ISBN 978-0-9826228-6-5 $9.00
"Surprising, moving, and funny by turns, these skillfully told stories explore the perishability of what we feel, know, and love."
THE PILOT HOUSE
"The poet's intellect, moving over the face of psychic depths, makes connections with history, with literature and philosophy, but never forgets the human figures who have engaged his imagination, empathy, and love."
ISBN 978-0-9826364-7-3 $9.00
"Biddinger crisply narrates these memorable tales that entwine horror and sensual discovery, using deft rhythms, head-snapping line breaks, and highly original imagery."
ISBN 978-0-9828766-1-9 $9.00
IN THE CARNIVAL OF BREATHING
Lisa Fay Coutley
"Coutley deftly alternates moments of lyric contemplation with the brutal—and banal—realities of love...This is a terrific collection."
ISBN 978-0-9828766-3-3 $9.00
"Haunted and haunting, lit by the distant flickering candlelight of childhood folktales, Rauk’s poems ... introduce us to an animistic universe of giddy possibility—hallucinatory, mysterious and beautiful."
ISBN 978-0-9826364-5-9 $9.00
MARGINALIA FOR A NATURAL HISTORY
"Keith Taylor writes with such exquisite and elliptical beauty that the real world falls away as you read his poetry, and is replaced by a world even more real... These brief but substantial lyrics stand strong among the best writing that has taken place in conversation with nature."
ISBN 978-1-936873-11-1 $9.00
"Amelia Martens' poems in Purgatory are dazzling, strange, spiritual, funny, and moving. These poems burn and shine."
ISBN 978-1-936873-17-3 $9.00
THE BRANCHES, THE AXE, THE MISSING
"Charlotte Pence has written an exquisite narrative charged with lyric force that builds, section by section, into a work of understaed beauty and power."
ISBN 978-0-9828766-7-1 $9.00
"Santa Ana is formally alert, tingling with feeling, numb in the ways we are, unpredictable and alive: a troubling, slippery, pretty much perfect little book."