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A Dog’s Life

A Dog’s Life

Poems by Adam Scheffler Purchase on Amazon It’s always interesting to see what a new poet brings to the show. The real singers — whether lamenting or praising — give us a sense of life as larger than we could have expressed before they arrived. With an explorer’s curiosity and drive, Adam Scheffler turns his […]

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Emmett Till in Different States

Emmett Till in Different States

Poems by Philip C. Kolin In the history of a nation still on the long journey toward full realization of its creed, there are stories that need to be told again and again. The murder of Emmett Till is one such story; it belongs to all of us and should be sung by many different […]

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Flashcuts Out of Chaos

Flashcuts Out of Chaos

Poems by Charlie Brice “Charlie Brice is a gangbuster poet and Flashcuts Out of Chaos is filled with unique people, places, lingo, laughter tears — as well as a somewhat psychedelic youth and a fully adult adulthood. This is a powerful and sweet lava flow of a book!” — Thomas Lux, Kingsley Tufts Poetry Award […]

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DIRT, ROOT, SILK

DIRT, ROOT, SILK

Poems by Susan Azar Porterfield Winner of the 2015 Cider Press Review Editors’ Prize Book Award “The poems in Susan Azar Porterfield’s Dirt, Root, Silk dig deeply and with precision into the hidden layers of human relationships.  Whether the geography is her own mind and body, her back yard, the endless cornfields of the Midwest, […]

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Nomad of Salt and Hard Water

Nomad of Salt and Hard Water

Poems by Cynthia Dewi Oka Starting with the redaction of Rilke’s verse, Cynthia Dewi Oka’s revision goes beyond a line here, a comma there. In the 2nd edition of Nomad, Oka places us in the middle of a textual journey, a reexamination of the self, a labor intensive that extends beyond any wage legislated by patriarchy and fake liberalism. […]

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The Virginity of Famous Men

The Virginity of Famous Men

Stories by Christine Sneed Only the wild imagination of Christine Sneed could have invented these funny, intimate, and exceptionally moving stories. Sneed is a fictional ventriloquist, able to slip into and fully inhabit any soul she chooses. No secret is safe. The Virginity of Famous Men overflows with what I call our life’s blood. Nothing […]

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The Kite and the String

The Kite and the String

How to Write with Spontaneity and Control — and Live to Tell the Tale A targeted and insightful guide to the stages of writing fiction and memoir By Alice Mattison The Kite and the String urges writers to let playfulness and spontaneity breathe life into the work — letting the kite move with the winds […]

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Under Brushstrokes

Under Brushstrokes

Poems by Hedy Habra Under Brushstrokes is an astonishing collection of poems responding to art. Through Habra’s accomplished pen, these ekphrastic poems create an immediate world of rich textures and image, giving the reader intimate access to such diverse talents as Klimt, Guccione, Bosch, Tanning, and Hokusai. She explores the stages of art — from thought to […]

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Old Heart

Old Heart

A novel by Peter Ferry Coming from Unbridled in June 2015 Peter Ferry’s new novel is a wonderfully assured and provocative follow-up to Travel Writing. Old Heart manages to weave together an astonishing array of themes and layers — the perils and freedoms of old age, the complexity of family ties, the liberation of travel, […]

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Teaching a Man to Unstick His Tail

Teaching a Man to Unstick His Tail

A full length and color poetry book By Ralph Hamilton Teaching a Man to Unstick His Tail is a book about relationships, both with those closest to us and with ourselves. Ralph Hamilton’s poetry is a tapestry stitched from flesh and beauty, wound and salve. Words become electric through this poet’s skin and mouth. This is a poetry […]

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