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Never Summer: Poems From Thin Air

September 25th, 2013  |  by  |  published in Chris Ransick, Poetry | 4 Comments »

Never Summer: Poems From Thin Air

Never Summer speaks tenderly…layered so the perception of reality becomes almost super-real. This book is an everyday world where tragedy and bad news occasionally intrude. So does an ironic humor. Through all the ups and downs, there is a thread of confidence in the future, the belief that “we will build a lasting home.” Click […]

Memory’s Rooms

September 24th, 2013  |  by  |  published in Eleanor Swanson, Poetry | Comments Off on Memory’s Rooms

Memory's Rooms, poetry by Eleanor Swanson

Praise for Memory’s Rooms: “Even the unlucky and the unacknowledged watch from high-up windows as Eleanor Swanson reminds us, I know what I saw,” says Andrea Watson. That’s part of it indeed. I know what I saw, and I wrote about it. And Joe Hutchison, author of Thread of the Real, says this: “We’re made of star-stuff, […]

Crazy Chicana in Catholic City

September 24th, 2013  |  by  |  published in Juliana Aragón Fatula, Poetry | 1 Comment »

Crazy Chicana in Catholic City

“Juliana Aragón Fatula writes histories so terrifying they feel as if they were written with a knife. She writes with craft and courage about what most folks are too ashamed to even think about, let alone talk about. Her fearlessness is inspirational. This is the kind of poetry I want to read; this the kind […]

No Stranger Than My Own

September 24th, 2013  |  by  |  published in Michael J. Henry, Poetry | 3 Comments »

No Stranger Than My Own

Michael Henry’s poems are a skilled, luminous negotiation with the surfaces of life and the shapes of memory. His poems, shot through with feeling and perfectly crafted, are as happy sounding the dark classical themes of poetry as they are finding the saving glisten of the everyday. Click here to purchase. Author Michael J Henry is co-founder […]

Language for the Living and the Dead

September 24th, 2013  |  by  |  published in Chris Ransick, Poetry | 4 Comments »

Language for the Living and the Dead

Language for the Living and the Dead is a new collection of poetry by Chris Ransick, appointed Denver Poet Laureate in 2006 and winner of the Colorado Book Award. These hauntingly beautiful poems explore the tense, sometimes sloppy line between life and death, joy and despair, and how paying attention to the simple delights of good […]

Some of These Days

September 24th, 2013  |  by  |  published in Poetry, Robert Wendell King | 1 Comment »

Some of These Days

“Intimate, honest, fresh and funny, with a touch of rue–these are the words of critics praising Robert King’s latest collection of poems Some of These Days. The Greeley poet’s latest collection has depth, but is delightfully approachable… In ‘At Fifteen,’ a recounted heartbreak is remembered for its youthful wallowing in the deliciousness of so much emotion.” […]

Thread of the Real

September 24th, 2013  |  by  |  published in Joseph Hutchison, Joseph Hutchison, Poetry | 4 Comments »

Thread of the Real

Poetry by Joseph Hutchison, Colorado Poet Laureate Thread of the Real Who’d have thought: setting out from a gap in the seam between foothills and plains, a pinch of cocoonish dust like me might take wing northwest and seaward, away from Nixon’s nightbound America and mine, to settle where vast sounds pour their profundities into […]

Wire Song

September 1st, 2013  |  by  |  published in Conundrum Classics, Mark Todd, Poetry | Comments Off on Wire Song

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 […]

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

September 1st, 2013  |  by  |  published in Conundrum Classics, David J. Rothman, Poetry | Comments Off on The Geography of Hope: Poets of Colorado’s Western Slope

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 | Comments Off on The Elephant’s Chiropractor

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 […]

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