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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
Available November 2017
ISBN: 9780814344262
eBOOK
Available November 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.

Hardback
Available November 2017
ISBN: 9780814323212
eBOOK
Available 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
Available October 2017
ISBN: 9780814343814
eBOOK
Available October 2017
ISBN: 9780814343821

Somewhere We'll Leave the World

Poems by Russell Thorburn

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

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

Little Wildheart

Micheline Maylor

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

Paperback
Published: March 2017
ISBN: 9781772122336

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

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

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

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

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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Sharp Blue Search of Flame

Poems by Zilka Joseph

Stirring, atmospheric poems that journey through memories of growing up in India, and the myth, death, loss, and rebirth that surrounds that experience.

Paperback
Published: April 2016
ISBN: 9780814340493
eBOOK
Published: April 2016
ISBN: 9780814340509
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Lying in the River's Dark Bed

The Confluence of the Deadman and the Mad Angler

Poems by Michael Delp

A rollicking meeting of two wildly different yet incredibly similar personas . . . the Deadman in the shape and form of a trickster and the voice of an apprentice river shaman, the Mad Angler.

Paperback
Published: April 2016
ISBN: 9780814341988
eBOOK
Published: April 2016
ISBN: 9780814341995

Sleeping in Tall Grass

Richard Therrien

Drawing from the family story, Therrien’s poems speak to and simultaneously transcend the label "prairie."

Paperback
Published: April 2016
ISBN: 9781772121223

100 Days

Juliane Okot Bitek
Cecily Nicholson, Foreword

Poems that recall the senseless loss of life and of innocence in Rwanda.

Paperback
Published: March 2016
ISBN: 9781772121216

Ascension

Poems by Malaika Favorite

A collection of brilliantly crafted poems with intense imagery and cadence, representing the African American experience of enslavement and the author’s rootedness in the folkways and history of African Americans in Louisiana.

Paperback
Published: February 2016
ISBN: 9780940713239

Women's Hebrew Poetry on American Shores

Poems by Anne Kleiman and Annabelle Farmelant

Translated by Adriana X. Jacobs and Yosefa Raz
Edited by Shachar Pinsker

Presents the work of two American­-born women who wrote and published a substantial body of Hebrew poetry between the 1930s and 1960s.

Paperback
Published: January 2016
ISBN: 9780814341360
eBOOK
Published: January 2016
ISBN: 9780814341377

Standard candles

Alice Major

Canadian poet links cosmology, mythology, and the human heart in a range of poetic forms.

Paperback
Published: November 2015
ISBN: 9781772120912
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To Light a Fire

20 Years with the InsideOut Literary Arts Project

Edited by Terry Blackhawk and Peter Markus

Twenty-three writers reflect on their experiences working with public school students as part of Detroit’s innovative InsideOut Literary Arts Project.

Paperback
Published: August 2015
ISBN: 9780814341179
eBOOK
Published: August 2015
ISBN: 9780814341186

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