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ANDE- INSTRUCTIONS FOR WALKING ON WATER
ANDE- INSTRUCTIONS FOR WALKING ON WATER- 2000 winner of the Richard Snyder Memorial Publication Prize. Jan Lee Ande gives us poems lush with "the sloe swarthiness of raven and crow." She pays reverent attention to "all creatures tumbling under the canopy of clouds." Her spirit-masters are Hildegarde of Bingen, Whitman, Lorca, Rilke, but her voice is vibrantly her own. Ande is a wonder-worker, and her book pure magic, poems that discover glory in the dirt of our days, transcendence in the stony creekbeds, angels splashing in the community swimming pool, heaven and Nirvana blossoming here, right before our eyes. -- David Citino
091259246
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ANDERSON- CRAWLERS
ANDERSON- CRAWLERS-Crawlers is the co-winner of the 2005 Robert McGovern Publication Prize. The poems in Nathalie Anderson's Crawlers explore family, in its traditional sense and as a metaphor for the relationships of the world at large, mining dark and complicated truths. Anderson's imagery is densely beautiful, disarmingly rich. Hers is an expansive and generous poetry - desperately moving, meticulously crafted. -- Denise Duhamel Crawlers is the co-winner of the 2005 Robert McGovern Publication Prize. The poems in Nathalie Anderson's Crawlers explore family, in its traditional sense and as a metaphor for the relationships of the world at large, mining dark and complicated truths. Anderson's imagery is densely beautiful, disarmingly rich. Hers is an expansive and generous poetry - desperately moving, meticulously crafted. -- Denise Duhamel
091259259
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BARRETT- CALLING IN THE BONES
BARRETT- CALLING IN THE BONES-Carol Barrett's narratives document the suffering and fecundity of an ensemble cast: a mapmaker, a sleep technician, a man who would eat soap are only a few of the actors celebrated by this poet for their small acts of bravery in an all-too-human world. -- Sandra Alcosser
091259253
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BATTIN- LITTLE APOCALYPSE
BATTIN- LITTLE APOCALYPSE-Wendy Battin doesn't look to nature for metaphors; she looks to it as metaphor. I would say she has a deeply religious imagination, if that adjective weren't now suspect; let me say, instead, that she is, at her best, a quintessentially American poet. She has her eye on origins and ends. -- J.D. McClatchy, The Hudson Review
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BLAKE- PERMANENT ADDRESS
BLAKE- PERMANENT ADDRESS-Our dense, intricate world constantly seeks new voices to express its vitality, and in Lorna Knowles Blake it has found a splendid one. The poems in Permanent Address – wistful, intimate, triumphant in their control of language yet always attuned to loss and longing – are the exhilarating example of a consciousness that is fully formed and astonishingly well-equipped to name, measure and celebrate the reality that surrounds it. -- Vijay Seshadri
091259261
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BRADY- TO PROVE MY BLOOD
BRADY- TO PROVE MY BLOOD-In prose richer than most poetry, Phillip Brady proves that to go forward you go back. To sneak up on easeful death, you go back to primeval Brooklyn, mythological Ireland, equatorial Africa, ancient Greece. There are no straightforward chronologies here; instead, Brady executes a string of backward flips during which he repeatedly sings his own dirge. What a performance. What a bite out of life! --John Vernon, author of A Book of Reasons
091259250
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BRADY- WEAL
BRADY- WEAL-Philip Brady's Weal is the winner of the 1999 Richard Snyder Memorial Publication Prize. Brady offers a sojourner's panoramas and outstanding depth of field. The poems present themselves as majestic, audible, dangerous rivers with live banks... Weal, a word of contradictory geographies, ranging from common good to whiplash scar, rings here around a hundred years of world migrations. This is an unpredictable, demanding, strong book, each poem an exploration. -- Milton Kessler
091259243
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CHAPMAN- LIGHT THICKENS
CHAPMAN- LIGHT THICKENS- "Reading Elizabeth Biller Chapman's poems is like inhaling draught after draught of perfume, except instead of becoming numb, your sense of smell sharpens. 'Razor clams lie in the cold,creamed honey of their shells.'For pure luxe of language, no one is more adept. Chapman's imagery is stunning." Enid Shomer
091259266
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CHRISTIE- THE HOUSING
CHRISTIE-THE HOUSING-A.V. Christie, co-winner of the 2004 Robert McGovern Publication Prize, is also the winner of the 1996 National Poetry Series for her book Nine Skies. She has won Individual Artist Fellowships from the National Endowment for the Arts and from the Maryland and Pennsylvania State Arts Councils as well as from the Ludwig Vogelstein Foundation. The Housing, in its double duty as noun and verb, perfectly articulates both the material contents and the strategic habits of these poems. The poet explores issues of search and solitude, stability and instability, home and homelessness, and how the simple abrasions of the world will reveal what it means to be an in-dweller and an outcast. --Eamon Grennan
091259256
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CUMMINGS - TANCHO
CUMMINGS - TANCHO - Perhaps we can never take adequate spiritual and moral measure of the first use of atomic weapons at the end of World War II, but that doesn't mean we shouldn't keep trying. J. David Cummings' TANCHO is a book of what he calls 'fierce remembering,' and I would add that these poems are also a fierce imagining of that world-historical event and its long aftermath. A former nuclear scientist himself, Cummings journeys to Hiroshima and Nagasaki, and in both Japanese and English poetic forms, he takes us with him in a sustained meditation on the most bewildering of human sufferings. Like Sadako-san's colorful, folded paper cranes, these poems present us with a deeply moving and much-needed prayer for peace. - Fred Marchant $15.95
091259278
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DAVIDSON- LUMINOUS OTHER
DAVIDSON - LUMINOUS OTHER "Robin Davidson's work is deeply engendered, and she writes of ordinary women—rooted in earth, reaching for light—caught between personal, social, and historical forces. She is a learned poet—her work rings with the work of photographers, painters, and other poets—who understands the work of poetry to bring light of darkness and music out of silence. She is a poet of harsh luminosity, spiritual alertness, who has been growing into the fully realized artist she was always meant to become."—Edward Hirsch
091259275
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GELINEAU- APPETITE FOR THE DIVINE
GELINEAU- APPETITE FOR THE DIVINE “Christine Gelineau has invented a new cosmology in her fascinating, ambitious, multi-part poem, Appetite for the Divine. Questioning contemporary warfare and eco-destruction while praising the green fuse in all that lives, this poet interrogates, celebrates, and re-calibrates our spiritual and cultural values. Gelineau models for us a marvelously poly-voiced poetry, an associative, gently narrative puzzle which allows her to pick through scenes of destruction and illumination toward an idea of a core of holiness in our 21st-century existence. In Appetite for the Divine, Gelineau makes time into the sublime and turns space into grace.”
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GELINEAU- REMORSELESS LOYALTY
GELINEAU- REMORSELESS LOYALTY-Whether confronting heavy matters close to home and family, taking in gritty facets of the urban landscape, or bringing to sympathetic light anonymous, mainly female workers in the shadows and giving each her moment of perfectly articulated presence, Maria Terrone's poems are quietly insistent, recuperative acts of imagination. At times spiced by a wry humor, at times opening to small toughes of rapture ("I rise daily, a miracle"), A Secret Room in Fall suggests a world that is one "dense, resplendent cargo," of which the poet takes exacting, loving stock. -- Eamon Grennan
091259257
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GREELY-SENSE OF LOVE
GREELY- SENSE OF LOVE-Herein Father Greeley examines the sense of love (on all levels-- sexual, social and spiritual) from a variety of perspectives. He is satirical, spiritual, whimsical, surreal, tender with a capacity for love and friendship in the most profound sense of the Christian tradition, and at times even priestly. Above all, he is an Irish wit out of the tradition of the City of Big Shoulders. Essentially a formalist in style, he most often works in the sonnet form (as did many of his priest poet forebears--e.g., John Donne, George Herbert, and Gerard Manley Hopkins), though he is sometimes given to more open forms and even the haiku on occasion.
091259233
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GROSSBERG- UNDERWATER LENGTHS IN A SINGLE BREATH
GROSSBERG- UNDERWATER LENGTHS IN A SINGLE BREATH-Underwater Lengths in a Single Breath is the winner of the 2005 Richard Snyder Publication Prize. Each title of Benjamin Grossberg’s poems might well serve as the name for his entire book, from “Conclusion of a Poem begun by Marlowe” to “From the Shore” and “Renaissance Fair.” This attractive concurrence signifies that however various his inspirations, Grossberg’s exhalations are always from the same lungs, the same brain, the same heart. His is a united sensibility, the kind we usually attribute to “The Time of Myths,” as the poet calls it. This extraordinarily rich and entertaining first book is unique in my experience for its eager and outrageous connections with the masters who enjoyed such mythical thinking – Shakespeare, Whitman – as well as for its daring departures from what those same masters, so lovingly ransacked, might ever have undertaken. Grossberg is learned though anything but knowing, playful but in dead earnest, urbane yet refreshingly pastoral. I rejoice that these poems are in the world of American letters. -- Richard Howard
091259258
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GRUNST- BLUE ORANGE
ROBERT GRUNST- BLUE ORANGE - PUBLICATION DATE: MAY 15, 2012- Winner of the Robert McGovern Publication Prize- "Blue Orange is an extraordinarily vibrant book, peopled with vivid characters—Smethers, Dottie, Ramón—come alive, singing gospel, bowling, planting, harvesting, driving to Korea in an old Ford. The vignettes make one nostalgic for a carefree, exultant small town mid-America, even if this world seems oddly archetypal, hyper-real and historicized in a tintype. Even if, like Gaspar and Miguel Corte Real’s, Donald’s whereabouts will never be settled; even if roofs and swing set sets are treacherous. Even if the dogs…. Beyond family and tribe the book attempts a daring global reach in various colorful travel poems: exuberant flora and fauna assert themselves—marmosets, shrikes, horses telling tales and leaping out of their otherworldly Latin America taxonomies, making ‘elsewhere’ here. Ultimately, this book is a joyous reading adventure, making even the most blue-cast among us sing ‘hallelujah!’ and devour tasty oranges. I love this book!” - Marilyn Chin
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HALES- SEPARATE ESCAPES
HALES- SEPARATE ESCAPES-Corrinne Clegg Hales' poems are biography of the most luminous kind. As we read them, we're in the presence of events and their inexhaustible implications, described in terms somehow both wickedly accurate and surpassingly generous. Separate Escapes works through lives as flawed and ravaged as they come, transforming knowledge to forgiveness. It is, quite simply, a beautiful book. -- Angela Ball
091259249
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HARP- GATHERINGS
HARP-GATHERINGS- I have long been a fan of Jerry Harp's poetry, but in Gatherings he outdoes himself. These new poems are formally brilliant, playfully colloquial, and often very moving. I rarely come across a poet with such startling gifts, a poet who fuses great musical ability and intelligence with such facility. Away from the fads and short-lived literary movements, Jerry Harp is at once technically masterful and deeply thoughtful. He is one of the very best young poets at work today. -- Kevin Prufer
091259255
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HENNESSY, CONEY ISLAND PILGRIMS
HENNESSY, CONEY ISLAND PILGRIMS In his new collection, CONEY ISLAND PILGRIMS, John Hennessy does more than catalogue the things of this world; he sanctifies them: bruised strawberries, Kangols, an unleashed pit bull, Puccini's Suor Angelica, rainy afternoons, Big Bird. It's all here, reconstituted in language and forms that do more than lodge a mirror before our mind's eye. These poems are the gateway to a kingdom of rhythmic feeling, linguistic order, and imaginative explorations."—Major Jackson
091259298
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IRWIN- AMERICAN URN
IRWIN- AMERICAN URN - AMERICAN URN American Urn draws from Mark Irwin’s collected and award-winnning works to date, including selections from Against the Meanwhile (1988), Quick, Now, Always (1996), White City (2000), Bright Hunger (2004), Tall If (2008), and Large White House Speaking (2013).
091259294
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JACKSON - OUT OF PLACE
JACKSON - OUT OF PLACE Richard Jackson is the author of eleven books of poetry, OUT OF PLACE (Ashland Poetry Press, 2014) most recently, two books of criticism, and two translations, one from Slovene and one from Italian. He is a winner of Guggenheim, Fulbright, NEA, NEH and Witter-Bynner Fellowships, five Pushcart appearances, as well as prizes from Prairie Schooner, Rattle and Crazyhorse. Jackson's poems have been translated into 15 languages. He was a recipient of the Slovene Order of Freedom Award for Humanitarian and Literary work in the Balkans and recipient of the 2009 AWP George Garrett Award. Jackson has taught at the Iowa Summer Festival, Prague Summer Program, Bread Loaf and other venues, and teaches at UT Chattanooga and the Vermont College of Fine Arts low residency program, winning teaching awards at both
091259277
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JACKSON- UNAUTHORIZED AUTOBIOGRAPHY
JACKSON- UNAUTHORIZED AUTOBIOGRAPHY-His lines are witnesses of tremendous density and speed of the more ever powerful NOW in human history. As technology had to adapt to the godhead's voracious needs, so the poets have to eat exactly the same spot with even higher lucidity, more intelligence and compassion to mourn, to understand and to redeem. Richard Jackson does it with more inclusiveness than anybody else I know. His writing helps us to make sense. It protects us against suffocation. It bathes our lives. -- Tomaz Salamun
091259251
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JACKSON-RESONANCE
JACKSON-RESONANCE- "Richard Jackson has become one of our most important poets. His subjects are those for which poetry originally came into being, The essentials are his songs, his precepts, his adoration, his companions. It isn't any simple solace he offers, but it's solace nonetheless that he lends us." -- James Tate
091259269
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LOO- STRANGERS IN A HOMELAND
LOO- STRANGERS IN A HOMELAND-Jeffrey Loo's poems are delicately lyrical meditations of great tensile strength - more than enough for their weighty subjects, politics and history. While his own ethnic struggle in and with America informs the writing, his vision is broad, and his inmost focus is not critique but empathy, as evoked by his elegy for Etheridge Knight, a masterpiece. -- David Moolten, author of Plums and Ashes
091259245
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LUNDAY- MAD FLIGHTS
LUNDAY- MAD FLIGHTS-Robert Lunday writes poems that resonate. Those readers reared in military families will be astounded at the chords he strikes, and the echoes of their own lives they will find in the particulars of his. This powerful collection should not be missed. --Mary Edwards Wertsch, author of Military Brats: Legacies of Childhood lnside the Fortress
091259247
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