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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 […]

Reading Annie Proulx’s Wyoming Stories…Seventeen Years Later

December 11th, 2015  |  by  |  published in Blog | Comments Off on Reading Annie Proulx’s Wyoming Stories…Seventeen Years Later

Reading Annie Proulx’s Wyoming Stories…Seventeen Years Later

Annie Proulx is perhaps most famous for her 1997 short story, Brokeback Mountain, made into the Oscar-winning 2005 film of the same name. What many people don’t remember is that it is embedded in a three-volume set of short stories, The Wyoming Stories about nineteenth and twentieth century cowboys and frontiersmen. The Stories are grim, […]

Tuesday morning lit roundup

February 18th, 2014  |  by  |  published in Blog | Comments Off on Tuesday morning lit roundup

Tuesday morning lit roundup

Goodbye to Mavis Gallant I don’t think I knew anything about Mavis Gallant until I heard Margaret Atwood read one of her stories on the New Yorker short story podcast. Gallant was a Canadian who lived most of her life in Paris, and is considered by many to be one of the best short story […]

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 […]

Phantom Canyon: Essays of Reclamation

September 25th, 2013  |  by  |  published in Kathryn Winograd, Non-fiction | 7 Comments »

Phantom Canyon: Essays of Reclamation

“When I first saw it, when at last the bear of my girlhood unlocked itself from the stone shadows and I could see the fine frosted hairs of its crooked dog legs, I could not leave it.” From forest fires to mountain lions, Ohio farm to Colorado cabin, violation to silence to reclamation, Kathryn Winograd […]

Columbine: A True Crime Story, 2nd edition

September 25th, 2013  |  by  |  published in Jeff Kass, Non-fiction | Comments Off on Columbine: A True Crime Story, 2nd edition

Columbine: A True Crime Story, 2nd edition

A Victim, the Killers, and a Nation’s Search for Answers Columbine: A True Crime Story is the first book of investigative journalism to tell the complete story of Littleton, Colorado’s 1999 mass shooting, its far-reaching consequences, and common characteristics amongst public shooters across the country. The result of fifteen years of research and exclusive information, […]

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 […]

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