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The Year the Eggs Cracked

May 18th, 2016  |  by  |  published in J Diego Frey, Poetry | Leave A Comment »

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 | Leave A Comment »

Wake Up, Sleepwalker

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 […]

Lost Songs & Last Chances

April 2nd, 2015  |  by  |  published in Chris Ransick, New Releases, Poetry | Leave A Comment »

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 […]

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 | Leave A Comment »

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 […]

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