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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.

Paperback
Published: February 2013
ISBN: 9780814334539
eBOOK
Published: February 2013
ISBN: 9780814335390

To Embroider the Ground with Prayer

Poems by Teresa J. Scollon

A beautiful meditation on grief, memory, and the seasons of life.

Paperback
Published: February 2012
ISBN: 9780814336205
eBOOK
Published: February 2012
ISBN: 9780814336212

allegiance

Poems by francine j. harris

A sharp, haunting, and lyrical collection that attempts to understand what we owe the spaces we inhabit.

Paperback
Published: February 2012
ISBN: 9780814336182
eBOOK
Published: February 2012
ISBN: 9780814336199

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

The Light Between

Poems by Terry Blackhawk

Poems of stylistic and emotional range that journey widely through love’s losses and connections.

Paperback
Published: February 2012
ISBN: 9780814336144
eBOOK
Published: February 2012
ISBN: 9780814336151

The Dropped Hand

Terry Blackhawk

The Dropped Hand is an attempt to create poetry that lives in the face of loss.

Paperback
Published: January 2012
ISBN: 9780979750946

Three Birds Deep

Poems by Sheila Carter-Jones

This is lyric poetry using words and phrases in a very creative and original way.

Paperback
Published: January 2012
ISBN: 9780979750953

At the Bureau of Divine Music

Poems By Michael Heffernan

A thoughtful and elegant collection from accomplished poet Michael Heffernan.

Paperback
Published: March 2011
ISBN: 9780814335109
eBOOK
Published: March 2011
ISBN: 9780814336335

Jonestown

A Vexation

Carmen Gillespie

Winner of the 2011 Naomi Long Madgett Poetry Award.

Paperback
Published: January 2011
ISBN: 9780979750939

Solitude of Five Black Moons

Aurora Harris

Collection of poems by Aurora Harris giving voices to those who are marginalized or oppressed.

Paperback
Published: January 2011
ISBN: 9780940713215
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Birth of a Notion; Or, The Half Ain't Never Been Told

A Narrative Account with Entertaining Passages of the State of Minstrelsy and of America & the True Relation Thereof

As Written by Bill Harris

A critical look at black identity in American history and popular culture as told from a performative African American perspective.

Paperback
Published: May 2010
ISBN: 9780814334089
eBOOK
Published: May 2010
ISBN: 9780814335277

Chronicles of the Pig & Other Delusions

Edward Bruce Bynum

A highly original collection of poetry from Edward Bruce Bynum.

Paperback
Published: January 2010
ISBN: 9780979750922

Roses and Revolutions

The Selected Writings of Dudley Randall

Edited and with an Introduction by Melba Joyce Boyd

Collects significant poetry, short stories, and essays by celebrated African American poet and publisher Dudley Randall.

Hardback
Published: August 2009
ISBN: 9780814334454

The Golden Underground

Poems by Anthony Butts

New from accomplished poet Anthony Butts, a collection of modern free verse with an attention to formal syntax and a keen religious sensibility.

Paperback
Published: February 2009
ISBN: 9780814333891
eBOOK
Published: February 2009
ISBN: 9780814335468

If the World Becomes So Bright

Poems by Keith Taylor

A lyrical and accessible collection that explores both the landscape of Michigan and the inner life of one person who lives there.

Paperback
Published: February 2009
ISBN: 9780814333914
eBOOK
Published: February 2009
ISBN: 9780814335260
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By Cold Water

Poems by Chris Dombrowski

A beautiful and meditative collection of poetry rooted in a wonder and deep knowledge of the natural world.

Paperback
Published: February 2009
ISBN: 9780814334225
eBOOK
Published: February 2009
ISBN: 9780814335345

Wide Awake in Someone Else's Dream

Poems by M. L. Liebler

A new collection from Detroit poet M. L. Liebler, a unique voice in contemporary poetry.

Paperback
Published: February 2008
ISBN: 9780814333822
eBOOK
Published: February 2008
ISBN: 9780814335253

After-Music

Poems by Conrad Hilberry

A new collection by esteemed Michigan poet Conrad Hilberry, his sixth full-length book of poetry.

Paperback
Published: January 2008
ISBN: 9780814333525
eBOOK
Published: January 2008
ISBN: 9780814335222
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In Line for the Exterminator

Poems

Jim Daniels

A collection by one of America’s foremost poets of city life and work, In Line for the Exterminator brings Jim Daniels back to his native Detroit.

Paperback
Published: August 2007
ISBN: 9780814333815
eBOOK
Published: August 2007
ISBN: 9780814335482
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Land of Stone

Breaking Silence Through Poetry

Karen Chase

The engaging autobiographical account of a poet-in-residence at a psychiatric hospital who helps a silent young man regain his speaking voice through writing poetry.

Paperback
Published: January 2007
ISBN: 9780814333150
eBOOK
Published: January 2007
ISBN: 9780814335604

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