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Heading Home: Field Notes (forthcoming)

January 24th, 2017  |  by  |  published in New Releases, Non-fiction, Peter Anderson | Comments Off on Heading Home: Field Notes (forthcoming)

Heading Home: Field Notes (forthcoming)

Available for pre-order! Release date: May 30, 2017 Heading Home begins with Peter Anderson’s dharma-bum passion for the road, which leads him through the mountains and high deserts of the American West, and eventually lands him in an eccentric end-of-the-road town full of mystics, misfits, and other mountain dwellers. This book is a gathering of […]

Comrades on the Colca: A Race for Adventure and Incan Treasure in One of the World’s Last Unexplored Canyons

August 3rd, 2016  |  by  |  published in Eugene Buchanan, New Releases, Non-fiction | Comments Off on Comrades on the Colca: A Race for Adventure and Incan Treasure in One of the World’s Last Unexplored Canyons

Comrades on the Colca: A Race for Adventure and Incan Treasure in One of the World’s Last Unexplored Canyons

Join Eugene Buchanan, author of Brothers on the Bashkaus, in his latest tale of travel and adventure. This time he is in South America with a team of Polish explorers on a first descent down the Cruz del Condor section of Peru’s Colca Canyon, the deepest gorge in the world. Negotiating everything from unrunnable cascades […]

The Year the Eggs Cracked

May 18th, 2016  |  by  |  published in J Diego Frey, Poetry | Comments Off on The Year the Eggs Cracked

The Year the Eggs Cracked

Like a blindfolded fool who stands on a street corner giving out free hugs, this poetry collection has many oddly shaped gifts to offer. Maybe you’ll come away with a feeling of affection, maybe with some type of infection, but your relationship with modern poetry will be changed. We hope for the better. Praise for […]

Islanders by Teow Lim Goh

March 25th, 2016  |  by  |  published in Blog, New Releases, Poetry, Teow Lim Goh | 2 Comments »

Islanders by Teow Lim Goh

Between 1910 and 1940, Chinese immigrants to America were detained at the Angel Island Immigration Station in the San Francisco Bay. As they waited for weeks and months to know if they could land, some of them wrote poems on the walls. All the poems we have on record were found in the men’s barracks: […]

Wake Up, Sleepwalker

February 15th, 2016  |  by  |  published in Poetry, Rocky Mountain Poetry Series, Sigman Byrd | Comments Off on Wake Up, Sleepwalker

Wake Up, Sleepwalker

Letters From a Stranger

February 2nd, 2016  |  by  |  published in Conundrum Classics, James Tipton, Poetry | Comments Off on 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 poetry in the tradition of Neruda, Vallejo, Breton, Blake, and Robert Bly, extending the vision of a world that is simultaneously real and magical. In Letters from […]

The Western Lonesome Society

July 3rd, 2015  |  by  |  published in Fiction, New Releases, Robert Garner McBrearty | 3 Comments »

The Western Lonesome Society

Evoking the Western drama of Cormac McCarthy, the family sensibility of Kent Haruf, and the wacky, magical humor of Christopher Moore, McBrearty displays his storytelling prowess and wit in his debut novel. In this hilarious, poignant, over-the-top Western, Jim O’Brien writes the quixotic saga of his ancestors who grew up with a tribe of Comanches. […]

The Antichrist of Kokomo County

July 2nd, 2015  |  by  |  published in David Skinner, Fiction, New Releases | Comments Off on The Antichrist of Kokomo County

The Antichrist of Kokomo County

Frankie Horvath is not happy. He’s almost forty. He’s fat. His wife is dead. He designs forks for a living. And his son? Well, he might just be the Antichrist—which is why Frankie is about to meet with Satanists to find out the truth once and for all. And taking into account Frankie’s lifelong delusions […]

First Church of the Higher Elevations: Mountains, Prayer and Presence

June 2nd, 2015  |  by  |  published in Non-fiction, Peter Anderson | Comments Off on First Church of the Higher Elevations: Mountains, Prayer and Presence

First Church of the Higher Elevations: Mountains, Prayer and Presence

In these contemplative essays written for seekers and adventurers, Peter Anderson explores the scripture of place, the topography of memory, and the landscape of the imagination. Praise for First Church of the Higher Elevations: This reissue of Anderson’s thematically connected essays (originally published in 2007) offers a spiritually penetrating look at the mountains of the […]

Thin Blue Smoke: A Novel About Music, Food, and Love

June 2nd, 2015  |  by  |  published in Doug Worgul, Fiction, New Releases | Comments Off on Thin Blue Smoke: A Novel About Music, Food, and Love

Thin Blue Smoke: A Novel About Music, Food, and Love

LaVerne Williams is a ruined ex-big league ballplayer and ex-felon with an attitude problem and a barbecue joint to run. Ferguson Glen is an Episcopal priest and fading literary star with a drinking problem and a past he’s running from. A.B. Clayton and Sammy Merzeti are two lost souls in need of love, understanding and […]

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