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A Can of Pinto Beans

“I have admired Robbie Gamble’s work for many years as it appeared in print and online journals. However, in reading these poems all at once, in one stellar collection, I feel the top of my head taken off. The collage of forms: memo, logbook, persona poem, and prose poems all serve to insure that the reader cannot look away from people coming with “unanticipated speed, in waves, on leaky rafts, [  ] or blistered feet/ on their last/ drips of adrenaline.” Weeks after encountering this work,  the images of a Hello Kitty Backpack, a can of pinto beans, and the marked location of the scapula still rise unbidden in my mind. These are necessary poems; poems that will change you.”   

                                       –Susan Rich, Gallery of Poems and Maps: New and Selected Poems

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A Can of Pinto Beans

Poetry by Robbie Gamble Includes 2 dollars for shipping

$14.00

Wild for Life

“With precise language and deep self-awareness Margot Wizansky writes her way through the aftermath of a near-fatal medical emergency that left her in a week-long coma and months of gradual rehabilitation. Her poems thoughtfully consider her family’s stunned love in crisis…the careful dance of redefining intimacy with her husband as her body and mind return to her…” Robbie Gamble

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Wild for Life

Poetry by Margot Wizansky Includes 2 dollars for shipping

$14.00

/Klaudz/

These poems surprise and delight! Mary Buchinger hasn’t just written about clouds; she’s harnessed the experience of cloud watching. The variety of visual forms coupled with fanciful titles and the use of words like “salamanderly” make me feel as though I’m cloud watching with a playful friend, yet the poet’s extensive vocabulary and explorations of desire and faith turn this into a more mature experience than the childhood pastime I thought I knew. 

~ Katie Manning, author of Tasty Other and editor-in-chief of Whale Road Review

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/Klaudz/

Poetry by Mary Buchinger Includes 2 dollars for shipping

$14.00

Aporia

“In a landscape springing from the long-term sequelae of Alzheimer’s, Eric Hyett is the rain. His mother, poet Barbara Helfgott Hyett, is the pavement. No, is that right? As seasons in Aporia unravel, Eric’s mother is suddenly the rain, and he is “completely alone / in the village of unsolicited advice.” With brilliant vulnerability, these poems illustrate transformations of identity in the context of disease – the blurrings of mother and son, patient and caregiver, poet and poet, the rain and the moon. “You’re responsible for all / of this, as she takes my wrist. // Unfortunately, that’s true, I tell her. // My mom says: Well I hate it. // I would hate it too.” This collection is critical for any family confronted by Alzheimer’s diagnosis – indeed, any family that’s human.”

~ Robert Carr, Author of The Unbuttoned Eye

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Aporia

Poetry by Eric E Hyett Includes 2 dollars for shipping

$14.00


Chapbook Catalog

Cry Sweat Bleed Write

Cry Sweat Bleed Write

chapbook

$12.00

Cry Sweat Bleed Write by Kay Bell. Find out what it means to be “sponsored by aching… to plant grief in a garden… visit periodically.”

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Doll

DOLL

$12.00

Elizabeth Dorsey Mercurio’s chapbook, DOLL brings us “closer to dawn” and “the envy of winter trees.”

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Legs All Shining Down

Legs All Shining Down

Poetry by Mary Lou Maloney

$12.00

Mary Lou Maloney’s poetry “pays attention/to a sky with a wild/streak of chartreuse” dying to amuse us.

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Sister of the Heath

Sister of the Heath

Chapbook by Chell Navarro

$12.00

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Object Lesson

Object Lesson

Chapbook by Jennifer Jean Includes 2 dollars for shipping

$14.00

Object Lesson ( Companion Guide to Writing Poetry)

Companion guide to used to by students, or workshop leaders, particularly those leading workshops of human trafficking survivors

$10.00

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All Small Planes

“We’ve lost more Americans to the opioid crisis than to the Vietnam War. Eric Roy begins this extraordinary chapbook by asking that you conceptualize this number….These poems are for the ever-shrinking number of people that don’t yet know someone taken or affected by this crisis. Now you know someone. Here is a face, a life, you can recognize when you hear of the ever-increasing numbers.  All Small Planes takes an abstract idea, a number, and makes it personal. It paints with gorgeous spiraling language to frame a context. It’s a frank and honest portrayal of addiction and the people left behind. ” 

~ Keegan Lester

All Small Planes

Chapbook by Eric Roy Includes 2 dollars for shipping

$14.00

Florence Nightingale’s Lost Log

Florence Nightingale’s Lost Log

Poetry by Bernadette McComish Includes 2 dollars for shipping

$14.00

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