Poetry

Blood Mother

Blood Mother

How is a woman supposed to express the strange miracle of mothering without falling into hopeless cliché? Blood Mother answers with remarkable originality in poems that never background the frustrations of motherhood while celebrating the rapturous pleasures that many women are summoned to in giving birth to their children and our families. >>

Blue Wherever

Blue Wherever

"In the new world, we wake up/to a bone ark bobbing on a blue wherever," Dempster writes in the title poem of this new collection, his twelfth book of poetry. >>

Blue: The Derek Jarman Poems

Blue: The Derek Jarman Poems

Keith Garebian splices together an engaging book-length portrait of a filmmaker, visual artist, poet, sexual rebel, and gardener who double-dared the conventions of art, desire, and filmmaking. In this life-affirming, cinematic, at turns randy and elegiac verse-biography Garebian celebrates Derek Jarman, one of the world's truly unforgettable and rebellious spirits. >>

Both Boys Climb Trees They Can’t Climb Down

Both Boys Climb Trees They Can’t Climb Down

Both Boys Climb Trees They Can’t Climb Down is a poetry collection about lost homes. In this book, Stephanie Yorke explores a crumbling, quasi-rural landscape with both great affection and great scorn, probing the irreconcilable sentiments that home inevitably invokes. >>

Bowling Pin Fire

Bowling Pin Fire

Andy Quan recounts a series of firsts: first time listening to Joni Mitchell's Blue, first loss of a friend, first dance with a man. Building on earlier explorations of memory, sexuality, and culture that are the signatures of his best work, Bowling Pin Fire transcribes the arc of one man's life. >>

Cancer Songs

Cancer Songs

A moving journal in verse, Cancer Songs is poet Richard Sommer’s response to his diagnosis and treatment for prostate cancer. Often, these are songs of newly discovered yearning, courage and awe; they are songs of refusal to go under, to surrender to the undertow of the disease. >>

Catchment Area

Catchment Area

Like a geographic catchment area, this debut collection by Jena Schmitt draws together influences from poetry, prose, biography, art, architecture and history into a perceptive study of the forces that shape our physical and emotional landscapes. >>

Cityscapes in Mating Season

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Cityscapes in Mating Season

Street grids give way to arterial passageways where blood flows and nerve endings fire through bodies that are fearful, mysterious, or libidinous. These are poems of varied anatomies, where death and desire take unexpected directions, and share the same air. >>

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