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Poems by Elizabeth Schmuhl

An intimate look at a woman on the verge who is in tune with her body and nature.

Paperback
Available September 2018
ISBN: 9780814344989
eBOOK
Available September 2018
ISBN: 9780814344996

Anarchists in the Academy

Machines and Free Readers in Experimental Poetry

Dani Spinosa

A provocative text that uses postanarchism to explore contemporary poetry and digital media.

Paperback
Published: June 2018
ISBN: 9781772123760

Rain Shadow

Nicholas Bradley

Poetry that explores our fraught relationship with nature: playful, serious, heartsore.

Paperback
Published: April 2018
ISBN: 9781772123708

Field Recordings

Poems by Russell Brakefield

Poetry that uses American folk music as a lens to investigate themes of family, art, and masculinity.

Paperback
Published: March 2018
ISBN: 9780814344965
eBOOK
Published: March 2018
ISBN: 9780814344972

Welcome to the Anthropocene

Alice Major

Poetry, science, ecological calamity, and human-driven climate change. Where do we fit in the universe?

Paperback
Published: March 2018
ISBN: 9781772123685

Songs for Dead Children

E. D. Blodgett

Timeless and powerful poems contemplating eternity, grief, and love in a reflective and quiet way.

Paperback
Published: March 2018
ISBN: 9781772123692

The Lake Michigan Mermaid

A Tale in Poems

Linda Nemec Foster and Anne-Marie Oomen
Illustrated by Meridith Ridl

A modern-day fairy tale told in conversation between a young girl and the mermaid of Lake Michigan.

Printed Paper Cased
Published: March 2018
ISBN: 9780814342206
eBOOK
Published: March 2018
ISBN: 9780814342213

Broad Sympathies in a Narrow World

The Legacy of W.E.B. Du Bois

Dr. Sandra Staton-Taiwo

A colllection of poetic reflections on the public and private life of an American intellectual giant.

Paperback
Published: February 2018
ISBN: 9780940713260

The Forgetting Tree

A Rememory

Rae Paris

A personal narrative of past and present racial violence and resistance to terror in the United States.

Paperback
Published: December 2017
ISBN: 9780814344262
eBOOK
Published: December 2017
ISBN: 9780814344279

Hölderlin

The Poetics of Being

Adrian Del Caro

Here is a comprehensive introduction for the English reader to the poetry of Friedrich Hölderlin.

Printed Paper Cased
Published: November 2017
ISBN: 9780814323212
eBOOK
Published: November 2017
ISBN: 9780814344637

Eco-dementia

Poems by Janet Kauffman

Poems inspired by a love of the living world and the actions that destroy what sustains us.

Paperback
Published: October 2017
ISBN: 9780814343814
eBOOK
Published: October 2017
ISBN: 9780814343821
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Somewhere We'll Leave the World

Poems by Russell Thorburn

Poems suggesting that living on Earth takes a lot of practice.

Paperback
Published: September 2017
ISBN: 9780814342541
eBOOK
Published: September 2017
ISBN: 9780814342534

Listen. If

Douglas Barbour

Love to landscapes, politics to jazz; poems to read aloud for the joy of sound.

Paperback
Published: March 2017
ISBN: 9781772122541

Believing is not the same as Being Saved

Lisa Martin

Lyric poems that tenderly meditate on life and death, joy and sorrow, faith and doubt.

Paperback
Published: March 2017
ISBN: 9781772121872

Little Wildheart

Micheline Maylor

Quirky, startling, earthy poems reflect the moods of existence.

Paperback
Published: March 2017
ISBN: 9781772122336
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WINNER

Harborless

Poems by Cindy Hunter Morgan

Poetry that recounts Great Lakes shipwrecks through imagination and history.

Paperback
Published: March 2017
ISBN: 9780814342428
eBOOK
Published: March 2017
ISBN: 9780814342435
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Rowing Inland

poems by Jim Daniels

Charts the emotional, political, and economic landscapes of the working-class Metro Detroit community and its residents.

Paperback
Published: February 2017
ISBN: 9780814342183
eBOOK
Published: February 2017
ISBN: 9780814342190
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The Bird-while

Poems by Keith Taylor
With illustrations by Tom Pohrt

Short poems that look closely at small moments in a personal history, in art, and in the natural world.

Paperback
Published: February 2017
ISBN: 9780814342404
eBOOK
Published: February 2017
ISBN: 9780814342411

The Home Place

Essays on Robert Kroetsch’s Poetry

Dennis Cooley

Dazzling, playful, and intellectually complex examination of personal recollections and archival materials about Kroetsch’s poetry.

Paperback
Published: May 2016
ISBN: 9781772121193
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I Want to Be Once

Poems by M. L. Liebler

Poems that take a poignant look at societal issues and contemporary American topics, such as working-class life and twenty-first century war.

Paperback
Published: April 2016
ISBN: 9780814342022
eBOOK
Published: April 2016
ISBN: 9780814342039

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