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Words like Thunder

New and Used Anishinaabe Prayers

Lois Beardslee

Modern Native American poetry and prose that celebrate the successes, while acknowledging contemporary, ongoing challenges.

Paperback
Available April 2020
ISBN: 9780814347485
eBOOK
Available April 2020
ISBN: 9780814347492

Ghosts Still Linger

Kat Cameron

Wry, poignant poems conjure ghosts, prairie history, and grief while questioning modern environmental impacts.

Paperback
Available April 2020
ISBN: 9781772125092

Fields of Light and Stone

Angeline Schellenberg

Memory and reality, homeland and settlement, life and death—uncovering sacrifices, secrets, and forgiveness.

Paperback
Available April 2020
ISBN: 9781772125115

I Am Still Your Negro

An Homage to James Baldwin

Valerie Mason-John
George Elliott Clarke, Foreword

Strong, voice-driven poetry explores the broader experience of the African diaspora, and taboos within taboos.

Paperback
Available March 2020
ISBN: 9781772125108

Gut Botany

Poems by Petra Kuppers

Poetry that inhabits and queers bodies and lands in an ecosomatic investigation.

Paperback
Available March 2020
ISBN: 9780814347638
eBOOK
Available March 2020
ISBN: 9780814347645

am-phib-ian

Jessica Lanay

Exploring the will to survive the existential disorientation and emotional loss resulting from fractured relationships with lovers and kin.

Paperback
Available February 2020
ISBN: 9780940713284

The Shape of Regret

Poems by Herbert Woodward Martin

An authentic voice that is reflective of the author’s sincere appreciation for poetry.

Paperback
Available October 2019
ISBN: 9780814347249
eBOOK
Available October 2019
ISBN: 9780814347256

come see about me, marvin

poems by brian g. gilmore

An imagined personal exchange with Marvin Gaye, in verse, on life in Michigan.

Paperback
Published: September 2019
ISBN: 9780814347225
eBOOK
Published: September 2019
ISBN: 9780814347232

Teacher/Pizza Guy

Poems by Jeff Kass

Explores the emotional and physical labor necessary to work nights as a pizza delivery driver and days as a high school English teacher.

Paperback
Published: August 2019
ISBN: 9780814347157
eBOOK
Published: August 2019
ISBN: 9780814347164
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Night Manual

Poems by David Hornibrook

Reflections on grief, family, and faith set against the seasonal changes and landscapes of Michigan.

Paperback
Published: May 2019
ISBN: 9780814346624
eBOOK
Published: May 2019
ISBN: 9780814346631

To float, to drown, to close up, to open

E. Alex Pierce

Accomplished poet’s new collection of sensuous, intelligent poems that contemplate art, memory, and personal longing.

Paperback
Published: April 2019
ISBN: 9781772124538

There Are Not Enough Sad Songs

Marita Dachsel

Delicate, authentic poems that oscillate between grief and joy as they explore parenthood and loss.

Paperback
Published: April 2019
ISBN: 9781772124521

Saint Peter and the Goldfinch

Poems by Jack Ridl

A collection of meditations and reflections on being.

Paperback
Published: April 2019
ISBN: 9780814346457
eBOOK
Published: April 2019
ISBN: 9780814346464

Apostrophes VIII

Nothing Is But You and I

E. D. Blodgett

Majestic poems look up and out at a larger world; inviting, contemplating, deliberating, reflecting.

Paperback
Published: March 2019
ISBN: 9781772124514

Ragged Anthem

Poems by Chris Dombrowski

Searing new poems from a vital American voice.

Paperback
Published: March 2019
ISBN: 9780814346532
eBOOK
Published: March 2019
ISBN: 9780814346549

Blues Legacy

Jacquese Armstrong

Blues Legacy is a collection of exquisitely crafted poems in which the blues and other forms of African American music serve as metaphors representing the spirit of determination and perseverance that characterizes African American culture.

Paperback
Published: February 2019
ISBN: 9780940713277
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Premonitions

Poems by Elizabeth Schmuhl

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

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

Experiment: Printing the Canadian Imagination

Highlights from the David McKnight Canadian Little Magazine and Small Press Collection

David McKnight

Highlights of extraordinary collection of Canadian little magazines, small press and micro-press imprints.

Paperback
Published: September 2018
ISBN: 9781551953663

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

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