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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
Available September 2019
ISBN: 9780814347225
eBOOK
Available 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
Available August 2019
ISBN: 9780814347157
eBOOK
Available 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
Available May 2019
ISBN: 9780814346624
eBOOK
Available 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
Available 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
Available April 2019
ISBN: 9781772124521

Saint Peter and the Goldfinch

Poems by Jack Ridl

A collection of meditations and reflections on being.

Paperback
Available April 2019
ISBN: 9780814346457
eBOOK
Available 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
Available March 2019
ISBN: 9781772124514

Ragged Anthem

Poems by Chris Dombrowski

Searing new poems from a vital American voice.

Paperback
Available March 2019
ISBN: 9780814346532
eBOOK
Available 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

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

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
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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
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

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