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Trumbull Ave.

Poems by Michael Lauchlan

Free verse poems driven by a narrative impulse and informed by decades of work in and around Detroit.

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Published: April 2015
ISBN: 9780814340967
eBOOK
Published: April 2015
ISBN: 9780814340974
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Weweni

Poems in Anishinaabemowin and English by Margaret Noodin

Modern Anishinaabemowin poetry in conversation with English translation.

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Published: April 2015
ISBN: 9780814340387
eBOOK
Published: April 2015
ISBN: 9780814340394

Trying Again to Stop Time

Selected Poems

Jalal Barzanji

Dream-like cadences of international landscapes, human desire, and visions of a loving and wounded poet.

Paperback
Published: February 2015
ISBN: 9781772120431

Heathen

R. Flowers Rivera

Collection of poems by R. Flowers Rivera, Naomi Long Madgett Poetry award winner.

Paperback
Published: February 2015
ISBN: 9780979750991

The Thinking Heart

The Literary Archive of Wilfred Watson

Paul Hjartarson & Dr. Shirley Neuman

Life and work of avant-garde poet and playwright Wilfred Watson through correspondence with wife, Sheila Watson.

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Published: January 2015
ISBN: 9781551953397

Small things left behind

Ella Zeltserman

Lyric-narrative poetry of a Russian-Jewish refugee's flight to Canada during the Cold War.

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Published: September 2014
ISBN: 9781772120028
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Strings Attached

Poems by Diane DeCillis

Poems that consider threads of emotional attachment and separation against a backdrop of art, food, and Lebanese culture.

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Published: May 2014
ISBN: 9780814340134
eBOOK
Published: May 2014
ISBN: 9780814340141

A Most Beautiful Deception

Melissa Morelli Lacroix

Lacroix’s poems connect readers to the physical and emotional struggles of Chopin, Schumann, and Debussy.

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Published: April 2014
ISBN: 9780888646620

abecedarium

Dennis Cooley

With linguistic keenness and rapid-fire shifts, Cooley’s abecedarium challenges the way we look at language.

Paperback
Published: March 2014
ISBN: 9780888646453

as if

E.D. Blodgett

Blodgett’s visceral musings explore the intertwining connection between the human and the natural worlds.

Paperback
Published: March 2014
ISBN: 9780888647276

Until the Full Moon Has Its Say

Poems by Conrad Hilberry

Formally sophisticated poems trace the arduous journey from grief to a renewed appreciation of life.

Paperback
Published: February 2014
ISBN: 9780814340240
eBOOK
Published: February 2014
ISBN: 9780814340257

Privacy Issues

Poems by Austin Alexis

An emotionally and intellectually stimulating first book from Austin Alexis.

Paperback
Published: February 2014
ISBN: 9780979750984

At the Limit of Breath

Poems on the films of Jean-Luc Godard

Stephen Scobie

Stephen Scobie reflects on the cinema of Jean-Luc Godard with poems for 44 Godard films.

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Published: October 2013
ISBN: 9780888646712
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The Way North

Collected Upper Peninsula New Works

Edited by Ron Riekki

A stunning collection of previously unpublished works that provide snapshots of life in Michigan's Upper Peninsula.

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Published: May 2013
ISBN: 9780814338650
eBOOK
Published: May 2013
ISBN: 9780814338667

Massacre Street

Paul Wm. Zits

Poetic exploration of historical records of the Frog Lake Massacre (1885) links past to present.

Paperback
Published: February 2013
ISBN: 9780888646750

The Last Temptation of Bond

Kimmy Beach

Poet Kimmy Beach has succeeded where every Bond villain has failed: to kill 007.

Paperback
Published: February 2013
ISBN: 9780888646439

What Keeps Me Sane

Poems by Esperanza Cintrón

A new collection of poetry that introduces four women on the brink.

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Published: February 2013
ISBN: 9780979750977
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Practicing to Walk Like a Heron

Poems by Jack Ridl

Poems that delight in discovering the comic, sorrowful, empathic, and spiritual in what is often overlooked.

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Published: February 2013
ISBN: 9780814334539
eBOOK
Published: February 2013
ISBN: 9780814335390
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Earth Again

Poems by Chris Dombrowski

Stirring meditations on living with a strong connection to the environment, both physical and psychological.

Paperback
Published: February 2013
ISBN: 9780814337295
eBOOK
Published: February 2013
ISBN: 9780814337301

Booker T & Them

A Blues

As Presented by Bill Harris

A poetic reimagining of the life of Booker T. Washington that explores issues of being an African American male of note at the beginning of the twentieth century.

Paperback
Published: February 2012
ISBN: 9780814337165
eBOOK
Published: February 2012
ISBN: 9780814337172

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