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The Year the Eggs Cracked

May 18th, 2016  |  by  |  published in J Diego Frey, Poetry | Comments Off on The Year the Eggs Cracked

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 […]

National Poetry Month 2015 readings

April 2nd, 2015  |  by  |  published in Events, Press | Comments Off on National Poetry Month 2015 readings

National Poetry Month 2015 readings

April doesn’t have to be the cruelest month — not when we have three (THREE!) of our Conundrum Press poets rocking book releases: April 26, 2pm — BookBar Denver, featuring Juliana Aragón Fatula (Red Canyon Falling on Churches), J Diego Frey (The Year the Eggs Cracked) and Chris Ransick (Lost Songs & Last Chances). April […]

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 […]

Reading Poetry to Geckos

April 21st, 2014  |  by  |  published in Blog | Comments Off on Reading Poetry to Geckos

Reading Poetry to Geckos

Reading Poetry to Geckos by David Feela On the lanai, a tall glass of relief within reach, I pretend not to notice the geckos weaving their spell around me.   They crouch under the chair, hang up-side-down from the railing, fix themselves like picture frames to the wall behind my head.   I’m not sure […]

Innovating Poetry

April 16th, 2014  |  by  |  published in Blog | Comments Off on Innovating Poetry

Innovating Poetry

by Emma Franklin National Poetry Month is in its eighteenth year and going strong! The Academy of American Poets started NPM as a way to bring awareness about poetry, and that is just what we are doing at Conundrum Press. Our newest foray into innovating poetry comes in the form of the Rocky Mountain Poetry Series. […]

Poems That Touch You

April 14th, 2014  |  by  |  published in Blog | Comments Off on Poems That Touch You

Poems That Touch You

Poems That Touch You (title in a bookstore) by David Feela, forthcoming in the Aspen Poets’ Society Anthology I’ve read poetry that didn’t touch me, and the truth is — if I had to choose — I’d prefer what’s less invasive. Sadness, rage, hormonal indiscretion — it all amounts to a form of lyrical masturbation […]

Song of Some Ruins

April 11th, 2014  |  by  |  published in Blog | Comments Off on Song of Some Ruins

Song of Some Ruins

Song of Some Ruins by Marilyn Krysl, first published in Prairie Schooner It’s no use walking the beasts of my longing without you, companero, you whose name means stone the sun moves across. Remember our house, and the statuary of clouds drifting through the rooms? And the sheets and blankets of our habits, and ourselves […]

sweeping with Harrison

April 9th, 2014  |  by  |  published in Blog | Comments Off on sweeping with Harrison

sweeping with Harrison

sweeping with Harrison by Chris Ransick — Check out his blog, WordGarden, from which he so kindly shared this post. Sometimes you open a book and realize you have to put it down. Right away. I’m not talking about those cases where you understand it’s not worth your time. We all know what that’s about. […]

Fiddlings of a Poet in a Month of Poetry

April 7th, 2014  |  by  |  published in Blog | Comments Off on Fiddlings of a Poet in a Month of Poetry

Fiddlings of a Poet in a Month of Poetry

Fiddlings of a Poet in a Month of Poetry by Kathryn Winograd “I must confess that I, too, like it:,” writes Ronald Wallace in his poem, The McPoem, “the poem that’s fired up flat and fast with condiments…/ A poem you can count on always to be/ the same–small, domestic, fun for the whole/ family.” […]

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