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Poems for Dads–Beer, Fathers, and Nosehair

Narcissus Trims His Nosehair For nearly thirty-seven years I had control of nose and ears. Smooth skin upon the conch and lobe and nostrils clean as Manitobe. But time and genes be...

“A Brave and Startling Truth” by Maya Angelou

“A Brave and Startling Truth” by Maya Angelou

“A Brave and Startling Truth” by Maya Angelou, RIP 5.28.14 We, this people, on a small and lonely planet Traveling through casual space Past aloof stars, across the way...

Tuesday morning lit roundup

Getting back to work after a long holiday weekend is tough. Here’s what we found when we were loafing off online. The University of Iowa International Writing Program is offe...

Cassowary and Fruit Bat

Cassowary and Fruit Bat

A beautiful short film, written by Ian Cooke, in which a small flying mammal attempts to win the heart of a large flightless bird. Cassowary and Fruit Bat from Adam Singer on Vime...

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Michael J Henry reads a poem from Gone West on CPR
Apr 9, 2014 | by | No Comments | Read →

Michael J Henry reads a poem from Gone West, a narrative modern ballet collaboration with Garrett Ammon at Wonderbound. They have more shows this weekend–truly one of the ...

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Dave Rothman reading at Colorado Mountain Club
May 21, 2014 | by | No Comments | Read →

Come hear David Rothman, author of Living the Life: Tales from America’s Mountains and Ski Towns, read at Colorado Mountain Club in Golden. He’ll be sharing the stage w...


New Releases

  • Facing the Music – (Pre-release Sale!)
    Facing the Music – (Pre-release Sale!)

    Music in Bruce Berger’s poetry is more than subject matter, more than cadence; it is a metaphor for the examined life. In these poems, a man’s transformations are measured b...

  • Active Gods
    Active Gods

    Order Active Gods, now available, and get a 25% discount on No Stranger Than My Own. In Active Gods, Michael J. Henry examines what it means to be both parent and child, and his po...

  • Asleep Beneath the Hill of Dreams
    Asleep Beneath the Hill of Dreams

    Asleep Beneath the Hill of Dreams, now available Chris Ransick, appointed Denver Poet Laureate in 2006, is the author of five books: Language for the Living and the Dead; Never Sum...


Non-fiction

Living the Life: Tales from America’s Mountains & Ski Towns
Living the Life: Tales from America’s Mountains & Ski Towns

Thinking about my own romance with the alpine world over the years has led me to discover one of the places where cause and effect come together. I may not be able to see this pla...

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Poetry

Facing the Music – (Pre-release Sale!)
Facing the Music – (Pre-release Sale!)

Music in Bruce Berger’s poetry is more than subject matter, more than cadence; it is a metaphor for the examined life. In these poems, a man’s transformations are measured b...

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Fiction

Let the Birds Drink in Peace
Let the Birds Drink in Peace

Each of Robert Garner McBrearty’s stories has its own sensibility, but what his characters share is a desire to know how best to live when confronted by unforeseeable chance. Her...

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Conundrum Classics

Letters From a Stranger
Letters From a Stranger

James Tipton is the world’s preeminent surrealist beekeeper. At his home on a high mesa near Grand Junction, Colorado, he bottles 10,000 pounds of honey each year, and writes poe...

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