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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
Available April 2021
ISBN: 9780814348321
$16.99
eBOOK
Available 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
Available February 2021
ISBN: 9780940713291
$20.00

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
Available October 2020
ISBN: 9780814348017
$16.99
eBOOK
Available October 2020
ISBN: 9780814348024

A Fine Canopy

Poems by Alison Swan

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

Paperback
Available October 2020
ISBN: 9780814348062
$16.99
eBOOK
Available October 2020
ISBN: 9780814348079

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
$16.99
eBOOK
Published: September 2020
ISBN: 9780814347515

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
$15.99
eBOOK
Published: April 2020
ISBN: 9780814347492

Gut Botany

Poems by Petra Kuppers

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

Paperback
Published: March 2020
ISBN: 9780814347638
$16.99
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

Poems by 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
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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
$16.99
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
$16.99
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
$16.99
eBOOK
Published: May 2019
ISBN: 9780814346631

Saint Peter and the Goldfinch

Poems by Jack Ridl

A collection of meditations and reflections on being.

Paperback
Published: April 2019
ISBN: 9780814346457
$16.99
eBOOK
Published: April 2019
ISBN: 9780814346464
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Ragged Anthem

Poems by Chris Dombrowski

Searing new poems from a vital American voice.

Paperback
Published: March 2019
ISBN: 9780814346532
$16.99
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
$20.00
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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
$16.99
eBOOK
Published: September 2018
ISBN: 9780814344996

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
$15.99
eBOOK
Published: March 2018
ISBN: 9780814344972
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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
$16.99
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
$20.00

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
$18.99
eBOOK
Published: December 2017
ISBN: 9780814344279

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