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Midwestern Heart
Midwestern Heart (April 2012)
Tom Boswell - Author

Winner of the Codhill Poetry Chapbook Award for 2011.

Tom Boswell’s Midwestern Heart sings in the voice of a prairie prophet whose well-crafted verses bless landscapes, both visible and unseen, with amazed reverence.” —Pauline Uchmanowicz, final judge

Tom Boswell is a grant writer and also a freelance photographer and journa...(Read More)
Pacem in Terris
Pacem in Terris (December 2011)
A Love Story
Frederick Franck - Author
John Lewis Stage - Photographer

“Here insights that clash in the chill of the brain seem to fuse easily in the warmth of the heart and beget a religious orientation to life as such, to Existence as the Mystery of Mysteries.” — from Pacem in Terris: A Love Story

Thirty years ago, Frederick Franck began work on a property he and his wife Claske had acquired in Warwick, New York. Originals of his world-renowned sculptures ...(Read More)
Passion Before Me, My Fate Behind
Passion Before Me, My Fate Behind (December 2011)
Ibn al-Farid and the Poetry of Recollection
Th. Emil Homerin - Author

Explores the work of beloved Sufi poet Umar Ibn al-Farid and its context. Provides many translations of Ibn al-Farid’s poetry.

Umar Ibn al-Farid (1181–1235), author of two classic works, the Wine Ode and the Poem of the Sufi Way, is considered the greatest Sufi poet to write in Arabic. In this study, these and other poems by Umar Ibn al-Farid are considered within the context of Islamic mysticism, A...(Read More)
Song of Myself and Other Poems
Song of Myself and Other Poems (November 2011)
Frederick Bauman - Author

Uses new poetic forms to explore various themes such as the nature of the self and our relations with nature.

With echoes of Whitman and the Upanishads, Song of Myself explores the question of what the self is and how the development of the self is influenced by the conditions of contemporary life. Using various forms, the other poems in the collection explore man in relation—and o...(Read More)
Voices of Women Singing
Voices of Women Singing (September 2011)
H. R. Stoneback - Author

A radically innovative blend of poems, prosepoems, and memoir.

Voices of Women Singing is about women singing from Paris to Guadeloupe, New York to New Orleans; from the 1950s to the present. It’s about love and song, suffering and loss, tragedy and joy, betrayal and atonement. And it’s funny, too.

 “Voices of Women Singing is a funny, tragic, wond...(Read More)
Truant Pastures
Truant Pastures (September 2011)
The Complete Poems of Harry C. Staley
Harry C. Staley - Author
George Drew - Introduction

Poems that ponder the conundrums of existence and religious faith in wartime.


I try to hold my sleep against the dawn

I sleep against the outside light where crows

(nuns and Sergeants   priests and colonels)

conspire in the brightening yard

calling me from play   callin...(Read More)
The End of the Folded Map
The End of the Folded Map (February 2011)
Matthew Nienow - Author

Winner of the Codhill Poetry Chapbook Award for 2010.

“Winner of the Codhill Poetry Chapbook Award for 2010, Matthew Nienow’s The End of the Folded Map charts the jagged frontiers of memory with lines of metrical precision and imagistic inventiveness, rendering an atlas of our collective humanness.” — Pauline Uchmanowicz, final judge

Matthew Nienow...(Read More)
Forgotten Borough
Forgotten Borough (February 2011)
Writers Come to Terms with Queens
Nicole Steinberg - Editor

Twenty-four contemporary writers reflect on life in New York City’s biggest underdog, the “forgotten borough” of Queens.

The stories, poems, and essays in Forgotten Borough offer twenty-four takes on New York City’s biggest underdog: Queens. From the immigrant communities of Forest Hills to the unsung heroes of Maspeth and the bustling crowds of Flushing, Queens is the most divers...(Read More)

Circular Migrations
Circular Migrations (January 2011)
Brenda Bufalino - Author

Poetry that helps to explore the details of life.

From “My Back Porch”

I could make a picture book

with cut-outs pop-outs and load-ins

of Burrill Street long as a cobra

snaking from above the train station

all the way down past the monument

to Kings Beach

There has been much fascination of late with the esoteric side of Christianity—witness the phenomenon of The Da Vinci Code and The Lost Symbol, as well as the attention paid to various Gnostic Gospels.

This book will not add to this list.

Instead it goes back to the source of those...(Read More)
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