Black Lawrence Press
Chapbooks
INCONSIDERATE MADNESS
Helen Marie Casey
Finalist for the Julia Howe Award

“[P]owerful poems about a dark period of American history...” — Vivian Shipley
ISBN 0-9768993-7-X      $9.00
Contemporary Literature & Non-Fiction
A CIVIC PAGEANT
Frank Montesonti
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
Sandra Kolankiewicz

“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
DUTCH TREATMENT
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."
         —Laurie Seidler
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."
      —Joel Brouwer
ISBN 978-0-9826228-6-5     $9.00
PERISHABLES
Tina Egnoski

"Surprising, moving, and funny by turns, these skillfully told stories explore the perishability of what we feel, know, and love."
      —Tracy McCabe
ISBN 9780982636411     $9.00
THE PILOT HOUSE
David Rigsbee

"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."
      —Carolyne Wright
ISBN 978-0-9826364-7-3     $9.00
SAINT MONICA
Mary Biddinger

"Biddinger crisply narrates these memorable tales that entwine horror and sensual discovery, using deft rhythms, head-snapping line breaks, and highly original imagery."
      —Rachel Dacus
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 brutaland banalrealities of love...This is a terrific collection."
      —Sandra Beasley
ISBN  978-0-9828766-3-3  $9.00
BASIL
Katharine Rauk

"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."
      —Amy Gerstler
ISBN 978-0-9826364-5-9    $9.00
MARGINALIA FOR A NATURAL HISTORY
Keith Taylor

"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."
      —Laura Kasischke

ISBN 978-1-936873-11-1   $9.00
PURGATORY
Amelia Martens

"Amelia Martens' poems in Purgatory are dazzling, strange, spiritual, funny, and moving. These poems burn and shine."
      —Catherine Bowman

ISBN 978-1-936873-17-3   $9.00
THE BRANCHES, THE AXE, THE MISSING
Charlotte Pence

"Charlotte Pence has written an exquisite narrative charged with lyric force that builds, section by section, into a work of understaed beauty and power."
      —John Skoyles

ISBN 978-0-9828766-7-1   $9.00
SANTA ANA
Russel Swensen

"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."
      —Mark Doty

ISBN978-1-937854-22-5   $9.00