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Letters From a Stranger

February 2nd, 2016  |  by  |  published in Conundrum Classics, James Tipton, Poetry | Leave A Comment »

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 […]

Wire Song

September 1st, 2013  |  by  |  published in Conundrum Classics, Mark Todd, Poetry | Leave A Comment »

Wire Song

Mark Todd is the New West incarnate. A working rancher and a professor of English, his poetry embodies local knowledge of his Colorado home as much as it does the great traditions of English and American poetry. His craft covers the range from the ballad and the sonnet, to the free verse lyric and his […]

Living, Loving, and Other Heresies

September 1st, 2013  |  by  |  published in Conundrum Classics, Non-fiction, Zsolt | Leave A Comment »

Living, Loving, and Other Heresies

“If this is heresy, we need more of it! A timeless book of compelling prose and poetry.”—Bill Moyers The author of Living, Loving, and Other Heresies, writer, musician, dancer, and teacher, had been living with a progressive neuropathy since 1998. In 1999, Zsolt, a writer, musician, dancer, and teacher suffered from a progressive neuropathy, and when […]

The Geography of Hope: Poets of Colorado’s Western Slope

September 1st, 2013  |  by  |  published in Conundrum Classics, David J. Rothman, Poetry | Leave A Comment »

The Geography of Hope: Poets of Colorado’s Western Slope

Where the Bluebird Sings to the Lemonade Springs (1992), a collection of essays, is the last book Wallace Stegner published in a long and productive life of thinking and writing about the West. In the Introduction to the book, Stegner writes that “the West at large is hope’s native home, the youngest and freshest of […]

The Elephant’s Chiropractor

September 1st, 2013  |  by  |  published in Conundrum Classics, David J. Rothman, Poetry | Leave A Comment »

The Elephant’s Chiropractor

“What impresses one first about David J. Rothman is his immense imaginative and intellectual range, but the more one reads his striking and exuberant poetry the more deeply one feels its emotional force and quiet but genuine ferocity. He is an Apollonian touched by the divine madness of Dionysus. Diverse, demanding, and delightful, his poems […]

Beethoven in Denver and Other Poems

September 1st, 2013  |  by  |  published in Burton Raffel, Conundrum Classics, Poetry | Leave A Comment »

Beethoven in Denver and Other Poems

In this collection, Burton Raffel brings a lifetime of artistry to an enchanting and visionary story, followed by a sequence of jewel-like lyrics. In the title poem, set during Raffel’s time as a Professor of English at the University of Denver, Beethoven returns from the dead and moves in with Raffel for extended conversations on […]

Beauty at Night

September 1st, 2013  |  by  |  published in Conundrum Classics, David J. Rothman, Poetry | Leave A Comment »

Beauty at Night

Imagine a world where pharaohs have wheelbarrows, bicycles are made of ice, tigers live in apartment buildings, trees speak, kites think, and cats fly. This is the world ofBeauty at Night, where even adults can secretly enjoy vivid colors, beautiful drawings, playful verse, and a certain magic. Click here to purchase. Anyone who has ever […]

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