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The Lake Huron Mermaid

A Tale in Poems

Linda Nemec Foster and Anne-Marie Oomenillustrated by Meridith Ridl

Hardcover
Available July 2024
ISBN: 9780814347416
$16.99
Ebook
Available July 2024
ISBN: 9780814347423
$16.99

The Orchestra of Wind Chimes

Poems by Geoffrey Jacques

Thought-provoking poems that challenge preconceptions of form and style while focusing on themes of everyday experience, class, politics, literature, and more.

Paperback
Published: March 2023
ISBN: 9780814350386
$17.99
eBOOK
Published: March 2023
ISBN: 9780814350393

House and Home

Sheri Flowers Anderson

A collection of poems that intensely explore the beauty and wisdom to be found in what we commonly call "everyday" encounters, relationships, occurrences, and spaces.

Paperback
Published: February 2023
ISBN: 9780940713307
$20.00

stilettos in a rifle range

Poems by Tyrone Williams

Poems about the joys and struggles of complex, contemporary life—and heartbreak.

Paperback
Published: December 2022
ISBN: 9780814350188
$17.99
eBOOK
Published: December 2022
ISBN: 9780814350195
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Psych Murders

Stephanie Heit

Experimental writing that takes you inside psychiatric wards and shock treatments toward new futures of care.

Paperback
Published: September 2022
ISBN: 9780814349878
$17.99
Ebook
Published: September 2022
ISBN: 9780814349885
$17.99

Far Company

Cindy Hunter Morgan

Poems that underscore how we commune with those long loved and long gone.

Paperback
Published: May 2022
ISBN: 9780814349526
$17.99
Ebook
Published: May 2022
ISBN: 9780814349533
$17.99
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When Our Fathers Return to Us as Birds

Peter Markus

A luminous and heartfelt collection of mourning poetry.

Paperback
Published: September 2021
ISBN: 9780814348505
$17.99
Ebook
Published: September 2021
ISBN: 9780814348512
$17.99
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Gun/Shy

Jim Daniels

Poems that seek stability in family and community while coping with a country full of conflict and change.

Paperback
Published: August 2021
ISBN: 9780814348789
$17.99
Ebook
Published: August 2021
ISBN: 9780814348796
$17.99

When the Heart Needs a Stunt Double

Poems by Diane DeCillis

Poems about being a survivor and the choices we make to protect ourselves, our homes, and our hearts.

Paperback
Published: April 2021
ISBN: 9780814348321
$17.99
eBOOK
Published: April 2021
ISBN: 9780814348338

Body Not My Own

Tanque R. Jones

A collection of tightly crafted poems of intense imagery, sharp cadence, and poignant emotional resonance, representing the African American experience of enslavement in the United States.

Paperback
Published: February 2021
ISBN: 9780940713291
$20.00

A Fine Canopy

Alison Swan

A collection that focuses on the natural world, these are poems of wilderness and of wildness.

Paperback
Published: October 2020
ISBN: 9780814348062
$17.99
Ebook
Published: October 2020
ISBN: 9780814348079
$17.99

You Are My Joy and Pain

Love Poems

Naomi Long Madgett

A collection of lyrical love poems showing Detroit's poet laureate at the peak of her career.

Paperback
Published: October 2020
ISBN: 9780814348017
$17.99
Ebook
Published: October 2020
ISBN: 9780814348024
$17.99
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What the Chickadee Knows

Poems in Anishinaabemowin and English by Margaret Noodin

Modern poems conceived first in Anishinaabemowin and then in English.

Paperback
Published: September 2020
ISBN: 9780814347508
$17.99
eBOOK
Published: September 2020
ISBN: 9780814347515
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Words like Thunder

New and Used Anishinaabe Prayers

Lois Beardslee

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

Paperback
Published: April 2020
ISBN: 9780814347485
$17.99
eBOOK
Published: April 2020
ISBN: 9780814347492
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Gut Botany

Poems by Petra Kuppers

Poetry that inhabits and queers bodies and lands in an ecosomatic investigation - by a 2023 Guggenheim Fellowship Recipient!

Paperback
Published: March 2020
ISBN: 9780814347638
$17.99
eBOOK
Published: 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
Published: February 2020
ISBN: 9780940713284
$20.00

The Shape of Regret

Herbert Woodward Martin

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

Paperback
Published: October 2019
ISBN: 9780814347249
$16.99
Ebook
Published: October 2019
ISBN: 9780814347256
$16.99
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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
$17.99
eBOOK
Published: September 2019
ISBN: 9780814347232
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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
$17.99
eBOOK
Published: August 2019
ISBN: 9780814347164
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Night Manual

David Hornibrook

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

Paperback
Published: May 2019
ISBN: 9780814346624
$17.99
Ebook
Published: May 2019
ISBN: 9780814346631
$17.99

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