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The Wytheport Tales
The Wytheport Tales (August 2010)
Laurence Carr - Author

Sometimes angst-ridden, sometimes whimsical, sometimes meditative, these short “biographs” depict the life and times of a unique place and its haunting residents. The Wytheport Tales draws inspiration from a range of authors: Dante, Carroll, Joyce, Eliot, and Masters, as well as fantasists such as Cabell, Eddison, and MacDonald.

“In The Wytheport Tales, Laurence Carr observes&lsqu...(Read More)
Thirst (August 2010)
Patrick Carrington - Author

“Searching for Things to Worship”

Sorting through fluttering debris

of thick boyhood days, tangle of jungle

browned with our absence,

I remember how you cupped

water at Cedar Creek,

your hands a chalice. And flowers

you planted near the bank

I pick up thumb-tacks in the street

and put them in my pocket. Some I use

to stick up times on the corkboard, some I put

back in the desk. Once a tack stuck

straight through the ball of my foot as I ran straight

on it, the ball of the foo...(Read More)
Tilting Gravity
Tilting Gravity (August 2010)
Elizabeth Rees - Author

“Winner of the Codhill Poetry Chapbook Award for 2009, Elizabeth Rees’s Tilting Gravity shimmers like moonlight on tidewater, illuminating the ebb and flow of brokenness and recovery with rippling imagination and lyrical elegance.” —Pauline Uchmanowicz, final judge

Elizabeth Rees is author of the award-winning poetry chapbooks Now That We’re Here, ...(Read More)
WaterWrites (August 2010)
A Hudson River Anthology in Celebration of the Hudson 400
Laurence Carr - Editor
Joann Deiudicibus - Editor
Penny Freel - Editor
Rachel Rigolino - Editor

WaterWrites brings together the words of sixty contemporary Hudson Valley poets and authors who have been inspired by the Hudson River. Through these insightful poems, memoirs, and essays, the reader is taken on a voyage that explores a wide range of experiences, moods, and images that speaks of life on and near the Hudson. The volume traces the river’s seasonal journey through times both good and bad from its source at Tear in...(Read More)
Welsh Woman Wandering and Other Poems
Welsh Woman Wandering and Other Poems (August 2010)
Susan Ellen Mesinai - Author

From “Welsh Woman Wandering”

At this Spring, you will find me, in all my

      smiling Invisibility

Part of the play of lights and darks dancing

      on the

Waters of a Sacred Well, giving Vision to the

 &...(Read More)
What the Bee Knows
What the Bee Knows (August 2010)
Reflections on Myth, Symbol, and Story
P. L. Travers - Author
David Appelbaum - Foreword by

“The Sphinx, the Pyramids, the stone temples are, all of them, ultimately, as flimsy as London Bridge; our cities but tents set up in the cosmos. We pass. But what the bee knows, the wisdom that sustains our passing life—however much we deny or ignore it—that for ever remains.” —P. L. Travers

Born in 1899, P. L. Travers is perhaps best known as the author of the Mary...(Read More)
While I Was Dancing
While I Was Dancing (August 2010)
22 Poems
Steve Clorfeine - Author

This collection of poems was written between 2004 and 2009. Working with various partners, Steve Clorfeine developed a form, “moving and writing,” in which one person moves with eyes closed and the other witnesses the movement, after which both write, “free writing” style.

Witnessed moving with eyes closed is based on a form called Authentic Movement, pioneered by Mary Starks Whitehouse and ...(Read More)
Window with 4 Panes
Window with 4 Panes (August 2010)
David Appelbaum - Author

“The Ambiguity of Snow”

Dog wishes, buried

in squinty sun

may never sprout

deeper dreads down

under may deface

even terror’s stun gun

before bright dawn

pours on white cloth

Barry Sternlieb lives in Richm...(Read More)
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