Conundrum Press

Book Categories

Lost Songs & Last Chances

April 2nd, 2015  |  by  |  published in Chris Ransick, New Releases, Poetry | Comments Off on Lost Songs & Last Chances

Lost Songs & Last Chances

This collection from Denver’s former poet laureate pulses with surprising turns and playful language. The book’s complex weave of individual, highly readable pieces collected into suites presents an invitation to the reader to absorb the book as greater than the sum of its parts. Tom Ferril’s Mandolin From these rooms, your notes would fall through […]

Red Canyon Falling on Churches

April 2nd, 2015  |  by  |  published in Juliana Aragón Fatula, New Releases, Poetry | 1 Comment »

Red Canyon Falling on Churches

Fatula uses a combination of nature, spirituality, myth, and ritual in this magical collection of poems. With no-holds-barred honesty, she shares her experiences of trying to escape the bonds of race and gender to prevail in an unjust world for a woman of color who writes. Praise for Fatula: “Juliana Aragón Fatula writes with craft […]

The Conundrum | Vol 1.1

November 3rd, 2014  |  by  |  published in The Conundrum | Comments Off on The Conundrum | Vol 1.1

The Conundrum | Vol 1.1

We are thrilled to introduce The Conundrum, a biannual collection of some of the finest fiction, creative non-fiction, and poetry from the American Literary West. It is our gift to you! Share it. Talk about it. Love it. We’ll make more. Read it online for free! Download it to your favorite reading device–click here then click “download”. […]

A Night at the Y

September 24th, 2014  |  by  |  published in Authors, Book Categories, Fiction, Robert Garner McBrearty | Comments Off on A Night at the Y

A Night at the Y

Wild, funny, touching, and full of crackling dialogue, Robert Garner McBrearty’s stories turn the intensity of life up a notch, creating a heightened reality that is both hilarious and heartbreakingly real. His characters struggle to hold onto work, love, and sanity, and wrestle with the choice of whether to be responsible citizens and family men […]

Glassmusic

September 15th, 2014  |  by  |  published in Fiction, Rebecca Snow | 2 Comments »

Glassmusic

In the serene fjordlands of Norway in the early twentieth century, Ingrid has led a blissful childhood until, through no choice of her own, she becomes holder of her family’s secrets. Her father, a blind preacher who ministers through sacred music played on glassware, increasingly relies on Ingrid to see for him even as it […]

Facing the Music

July 12th, 2014  |  by  |  published in Bruce Berger, Poetry | 1 Comment »

Facing the Music

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 by the concerts he has witnessed; the depth of a woman’s life is revealed by an unfinished painting her son attempts to complete; a composer is gauged by his silences. […]

Active Gods

June 2nd, 2014  |  by  |  published in Michael J. Henry, Poetry | 2 Comments »

Active Gods

In Active Gods, Michael J. Henry examines what it means to be both parent and child, and his poems reveal threads between these dual identities in small, specific moments: the shared experience of growing up, losing out, escaping, and then resolving to try again. With imagery that is both familiar and personal, Active Gods creates […]

Asleep Beneath the Hill of Dreams

May 5th, 2014  |  by  |  published in Blog, Chris Ransick, Poetry | Comments Off on Asleep Beneath the Hill of Dreams

Asleep Beneath the Hill of Dreams

Chris Ransick, appointed Denver Poet Laureate in 2006, is the author of five books: Language for the Living and the Dead; Never Summer, Poems from Thin Air (Winner of the Colorado Book Award); A Return to Emptiness (Colorado Book Award finalist); Lost Songs & Last Chances; and Asleep Beneath the Hill of Dreams. Click here […]

Umbrellas Or Else

May 5th, 2014  |  by  |  published in Blog, J Diego Frey, Poetry | 1 Comment »

Umbrellas Or Else

Praise for Umbrellas or Else: “J Diego Frey’s poems are written with a love for language and a freshness of voice that’s tough to beat.” –Michael J. Henry, author of  Active Gods and No Stranger Than My Own “…when I pick up J Diego Frey’s work, laughter and tears come in waves and I recognize appreciation comes […]

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

September 25th, 2013  |  by  |  published in David J. Rothman, Non-fiction | 13 Comments »

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 place of fusion clearly, or all at once, but it does exist and I can certainly sense it. This book is […]

Like Us Today.

Subscribe to Our Blog.

Enter your email address to subscribe to this blog and receive notifications of new posts by email.

Search Site, Books, Authors


About Us.

Golden, Colorado-based Conundrum Press publishes fiction, poetry, and creative nonfiction, focusing primarily on authors who live in the Rocky Mountain region.

Our Bookstore.

Visit our online bookstore to see our complete collection of titles, including new releases, poetry, fiction, and non-fiction.

Our Achievements.

Colorado Book Award, Colorado Book Award Finalists, Sherwood Anderson Prize, Pushcart Prize, IndieFab Award Finalist, 2015 International Rubery Book Award Shortlist, Denver/Colorado Poet Laureates.

Search Site, Books, Authors


loading