Published in cooperation with Wind Publications
Pine Mountain Sand & Gravel --
the literary journal of the Southern Appalachian Writers'
-- A journal of contemporary literature celebrating writers of color and the cultural
voice. Editors Ronald Davis and Crystal Wilkinson.
The Appalaches (2010)
Cope. "Appalaches" is Cope's name for the one-thousand-and-one
witty proverbs or aphorisms in this volume of folk wisdom.
BIOGRAPHY -- MEMOIR
Belle Brezing: American
Magdalene (2014) by Doug Tattershall.
Lake Huron (2013) by Don Lichtenfelt.
Everyday Heroes for Kids (2012) by Steve Flairty,
Everyday Heroes Ordinary People Doing Extraordinary Things
(2013) by Steve Flairty, Accounts of our ordinary neighbors
who expend extraordinary effort for the improvement of our
community, state, and nation.
Jock: A Coach's Story
(2010) by Stuart Warner. A biography of one of
Kentucky's most successful, respected, and controversial High
School Basketball coaches.
Most Hated Man: Charles Chilton Moore & The Bluegrass Blade (2009) by
John Sparks. At the beginning of the 20th Century atheist
Moore promotes women's suffrage and agnosticism, and rails against
Bible-thumpers and whiskey distillers in his Lexington, Kentucky,
newspaper The Bluegrass Blade.
Live Like Larry
(2008) Denny Trease. An inspiring tribute to Larry Turner,
victim of the flight 5191 crash, associate dean for extension in
the University of Kentucky College of Agriculture and director of
its Cooperative Extension Service -- a quiet and gentle man of
great intellect who triumphed over personal tragedy while working
selflessly for the benefit of others.
Beyond the Mountains by Steven
Hammond. (2007) 133 pp. Introduction by Gurney Norman. The
story of how Linda Jean Hammond became Steven Hammond after
surgery to correct a genital birth defect. Labeled female at
birth, Steven Hammond lived for 25 years as a girl.
(2006) by Richard Taylor. A biography of Simon Girty in
prose and poetry. New edition with an introduction by historian
Ted Franklin Belue. Simon Girty's bloody exploits and legend
made him the most hated man on the Ohio Valley frontier.
Girls' Letters and Journal (2006) by Laverne
Zabielski. Marriage. Sex. Parenting. Art. Drugs. Illness.
Friendship. Feminism. This candid memoir explores it
Moving Out, Finding Home
(2005) by Bob Fox. "I think that what I'm
most fascinated by in Bob Fox's memoir is measuring the
similarities and differences in our lives: age, geography,
calling. I watch our souls drift---like smoke---touching,
separating. Bless our souls!" ---Gerald
Raccoon John Smith--Frontiersman and
Reformer by Everett Donaldson. 199 pp, 1993.
OUT OF PRINT Biography--
Kentucky pioneer preacher. A valuable account of pioneer
life on the Kentucky frontier. A book of interest to both
religious and secular readers and historians.
the Morning (2012) by Georgia Green Stamper.
Essays on Kentucky life from our favorite newspaper and radio
Memory of Firelight: Selected Columns from The Lexington Herald-Leader
(2009) by Paul Prather.
Prather is "an honest and wise teacher who has an unusual talent
for making great truths accessible and understandable."
— Marilyn Thompson, The Washington Post
of the Holler: Vol. 1 (2008)
Garry Barker. Humorous essays or stories in the tradition of Andy
Griffith and Loyal Jones.
Can Go Anywhere: From the Crossroads of the World
(2008) by Georgia
Green Stamper, intro by Leatha Kendrick. "We are still
smiling and mulling over her insights, long after we’ve read the
last page." ---Gwyn Hyman Rubio
Storm of Honey -- Notes from the Sabbath
essays by Charles Semones. "I've never visited 'The
Sabbath Country' of Mercer County, Kentucky, but I've just heard it's
voice and he left me grinning and nodding. Quirky, cranky, indiscreet
and elegaic, by turns sentimental and sardonic, Charles Semones reads
like an improbable cross between James Still and James Thurber."
in Zion: Steel, Coal, and an Appalachian Family (2009)
Bruce Hopkins tells the story of his family from the Civil War era
through WWI and into the Great Depression -- the era of
industrialization in the US and the coal camps of Appalachia.
Steam in the Heart: Life and Times
Along the Morehead & North Fork Rails (2008) Fred Brown.
Kentucky Historical Society's Award of Merit.
of Anger, Days of Tears
Brown, Jr. & Juanita Blair. A history of the Rowan County
War, Kentucky's bloodiest feud.
Wings to Fly: An Appalachian Family in the Civil War
(2006) by Bruce Hopkins. The Hopkins family of Pike County,
Kentucky, struggles with the deprivations of the Civil War and its
Famous Feuds and Tragedies
Charles Mutzenberg. This is reprint of the hard-to-find 1917 edition,
with a new preface by Kentucky historian James C. Klotter.
Poets Laureate of
Kentucky (2004) by Betty J. Sparks.
This history of the 21 Kentucky poets laureate since the appointment
of J.T. Cotton Noe as the first laureate in 1926 includes brief
biographies, photographs, and sample poems which document this facet
of the literary heritage and tradition of Kentucky.
in the Field -- An Appalachian Family History (2003)
by Bruce Hopkins. When US 460
is rebuilt, destroying the Hopkins family cemetery, the author
reclaims his family heritage through his struggles with the Kentucky
Department of Transportation and the discovery of his family history.
Dickinson Family of Glasgow, Kentucky (2005)
by LaVece Ganter Hughes
of School (2013) a memoir by Ron Houchin.
As much truth as Ron can tell. $15.00.
Funeral (2013) by Joseph Anthony. A
fictional look at social issues in Kentucky from the 1800s to
Petty Offenses and Crimes of the Heart
(2011, $16.00) by Mitchell Waldman. Some of these crimes may not
put you in jail, but they will haunt you.
Going West (2011) by Normandi
Ellis. $16.00. "What unites these stories is deft writing, the
teller's wise grasp of her world, and something so much short
fiction seems to lack—personality." —
(2011) short stories edited by Ed McClanahan and Scotty Adkins. $15.00.
The White Doors
(2010) by Steven Cope. $16.00. Short and short short stories by the
versatile Cope. "master observer and chronicler of the human
condition ... Cope delivers with rich humor and genuine affection for all our flaws and foibles."
--- Larry Moore
Blues (2009) by
Joseph Anthony. New York City and Camden are the settings for
these stories. Anthony demonstrates remarkable versatility as he writes
in a variety of voices, both male and female, of mothers and daughters,
fathers and sons, drinkers and lovers.
Like Us: Stories (2008) by
Laura Weddle. Stories of life in rural Kentucky following the Great
Depression. "Observant, truly beautiful writing marks this fine
collection." --- Lee Smith
(2007) by Garry Barker. "a wonderful excursion
into the heart and mind of modern Appalachia," said novelist
Sharyn McCrumb. Winner of
the Kentucky Literary Award in fiction.
A House of
by Thomas Rain Crowe. Autobiographical fiction. Sensitive and
engaging love stories, all of which have an unusual and unique twist.
Fresh-Fleshed Sisters (2007)
by Normandi Ellis. Short stories described as "Quirky" and
"Brautiganesque" by Ed McClanahan who said Ellis "is a
genius at concealing the most startling revelations within the most
ordinary moments of everyday life." Finalist
for the Kentucky Literary Award in fiction.
Nobody Knows, Nobody Sees: A Novel of
Appalachia (2006) by
Bob Sloan. "We believe in the people of Hawkes County, in
their complex motives and unresolved struggles...the rugged, but tender,
mountain culture in which they live." ---Gwyn
Kentucky (2005) by Joseph G. Anthony. A
novel of modern-day Appalachia. "A complex, insightful tale
that lets no one off easy." ---George Ella Lyon
Steel -- Stories of Strong Women (2005)
by Jan Sparkman. "Jan Sparkman's characters are
vivid, often hilarious, and always in possession of beating hearts.
These are endearing and realistic stories populated by people we know
and love . . ." ---Silas House
the Great Divide (2005)
by Nancy L. Roberts. "a marvelous collection of stories . .
. writing marked first by superlative care and attention . . . both
thoughtful and dramatic." ---Ron Carlson, author of Plan B for
the Middle Class.
a novel of modern-day Appalachia by Bob Sloan. Jesse Surratt has
retired from the Navy to the family's Appalachian farm. All he
wants is to live and work in solitude. When Jesse prevents the murder
of a young woman on the mountain behind his farm, he soon finds
himself in a struggle for his life. "This is an Appalachia
that readers haven't seen yet, and it's about time they did."
---Silas House. "Sloan is a master of the
unpredictable . . . This is a fine read." ---Jim Harrison,
author of Legends of the Fall.
to Holly Fork -- Stories from Appalachia (2003) by Bob Sloan.
"These are wistful, comical, straight-ahead stories that fall from
the pen the way leaves fall from trees..." ---Tom T. Hall.
"This is kick-ass good work." ---Robert Olen
(2002) by Steven
R. Cope, 215 pages, $15.00 softcover. A novel of
Appalachia. A mountain community unites to confront the
mysterious disappearance of two children.
|Jock: A Coach's Story
(2010) by Stuart
Warner. A biography of one of Kentucky's most successful, respected,
and controversial High School Basketball coaches
for the Cubs -- Charlie Root and the 1929 Chicago Cubs (2009)
Roger Snell. A year in the life of the greatest pitcher to
wear a Cubs uniform, with the most wins, games, and innings pitched in
Rules for Equine
Drug Testing and Therapeutic Medication Regulation
(2012) Editors, Thomas Tobin, Kimberly Brewer, and Kent H. Stirling. A valuable reference book for
horse owners, trainers, and veterinarians.
Crossing Troublesome -- 25 Years of the Appalachian Writers Workshop
(2002) edited by Leatha
Kendrick & George Ella Lyon with
a preface by Robert Morgan, $20.00. Personal reminiscences,
photographs, tributes and vignettes from the Appalachian Writers
Workshop -- published in celebration of the Workshop's 25th
-- A Literary Anthology (2004)
edited by Edmund August. A collection of stories, poems, and
essays which elucidate the role of tobacco in the economy, culture,
and mythology of Kentucky and the tobacco- growing region.
of Wind edited by Steven Cope and Charlie Hughes.
220 pp, 1994. Quentin Howard's selections of his favorite fiction and
poetry from a twenty-two-year tenure as editor of Wind
|NINE TO NINETY
More Stories From the Cornfield (2012) by
Steven R. Cope.
Skits: A Dozen Soggy Froggy Plays for Children
by Steven Cope. Children will revel in acting out these simple
dramas which encourage costuming, clowning and physical acting.
Find a Birdsong (2007) by Billy C. Clark. The Great
Spirit gave the god Nanabozho dominion over the land of the Algonquin,
but not over its waters. Part legend, part fable, this is the story of
how Nanabozho saved the muskrats, and how a wise old muskrat at last
found his land of birdsong. Finalist
for the Kentucky Literary Award in fiction.
Book of Saws -- Fables and Tales (2003) by Steven
R. Cope. The wisdom of the ages distilled from copper
coils and coal veins at the head of an Appalachian holler.
"Droll, pungent, quirky, disarming, irreverent, feisty,
fun..." ---Ed McClanahan
The Children's Poems
(2005) by Steven R. Cope. "If Wordsworth met up with Dr.
Seuss somewhere in Eastern Kentucky, and setting out to write poems
together, they ran smack dab into James Still and Ogden Nash, you
might end up with something as funny, surprising, and generally
delightful as Crow !" ---Anne Shelby
The Woodcarver's Wife
(2014) by Sherry Chandler. $15.00.
in Jesus (2013)
by Jim Webb. $15.00
The Crafty Poet: A Portable Workshop
(2013) by Diane Lockward. $20.00.
Letters to the Dead: A Memoir
(2013) by Jeff Daniel Marion. $15.00
Folly (2013) by Norman "Buzz"
Song of Lisbon (2013) by Laura Eklund.
Leave Here Knowing
(2013) by Elizabeth Oakes. $15.00.
More Adventures From the Cornfield (2012) by
Steven R. Cope. $16.00.
Rural (2012) by Nancy Dillingham,
$15.00. A North Carolina family history, with all its joy and
imperfection, is explored through poems and prose — words used
in all their lyric possibilities.
Dance in the Street
(2012) by Jared Carter, $15.00. "Critics agree that
Carter deserves a place among the American poetic elite of the last
twenty years." —Timothy J.
Guitars of the Stars
(2012) by Tom Chandler, $15.00. New
and selected poems from Rhode Island's Poet Laureate emeritus.
The Lily of the West (2012) by Robert Cooperman,
$15.00. Narrative poems tell the life story of "the Lily of
the West," from Lexington to Europe and back to Louisville.
The Poems of Wing Lei (2012) by Alex Grant,
$15.00. Ninth century China comes alive in the poems.
Poetry 2012 (2012) Editors Mitch
Waldman, Diana May-Waldman, and Joe McEvoy. $17.00.
The Lives We Live in Houses (2011,
$15.00) poems by Pauletta Hansel, $14.00
Each Breath I Cannot Hold (2011) poems
Cave Dweller (2011,
by Robert Cooperman. The story of Edgar Cantrell, a fugitive from
"justice" in post-Civil War Colorado, a tale told in
Sentences and Bills:
1917 (2011) $15.00. Joe Napora's incisive and
startling poems cast fresh
light on an important, yet almost forgotten, era of our Nation’s
(2011) by Russ Kesler. $15.00. "in poem after poem Russ Kesler
gives us the details of a life keenly observed, intensely imagined and
freshly presented, a life in which it becomes hard to draw the line
between the ordinary and the extraordinary." --- Greg
(2011) by Linda Parsons Marion. $15.00 "Bound
to the human condition, bound to tribulation and sorrow, but bound for
glory at last... This book is brimful and overflowing. Come hungry and
leave sated." --- Fred Chappell
a New Eden (2011)
by Sherry Chandler. $15.00. "
lifts Rebecca Boone out of the shadows of history to sturdy, quirky
reality and gives us glimpses of the other invisible women whose lives
make up the hidden half of history ... deserves a wide readership."
--- Leatha Kendrick
(2011) by Susan Lefler. $15.00 "The
reader trusts these poems, knowing they contain no empty air, rather the
human breath itself rendering the things of this world and their mysteries
--- Kathryn Stripling Byer
Households the King is Soul (2011) by Harry Brown.
"a unique combination of the experimental with old-fashioned country
idiom and wisdom."
--- Robert Morgan
Mercy in the New World (2011)
by Elizabeth Oakes. Anne Bradstreet has long been celebrated as the
first American poet -- now her sister Mercy Woodbridge speaks in verse about the
harsh realities of Puritan life in the Massachusetts Bay Colony during the
(2011) by Thomas
Rain Crowe. -- Poems that
celebrate the beauty and uniqueness, in terms of the diversity of
landscape, climate, plant and animal life, and culture of Crowe's NC
The Daniel Boone
Poems: Travels into the Interior (2010) by Joe Napora
$15.00. Boone didn't write these poems, but they say what he might
have about the wonder and terror of the land that he helped to explore and
(2010) by Sally Bliumis-Dunn. "In Second Skin, the wonder and
perils of the natural world mirror the emotional terrain we all navigate
with those we love." --- Frances Richey
(2010) by Janisse Ray. "Alive
to all the senses, informed by the poet’s long immersion in wilderness
... A House of Branches is an unforgettable work by one of
America’s preeminent environmental writers."
--- Ann Fisher-Wirth
The Mad Reverend
(2010) Steven Cope. In this
volume of poems Cope gives us the startling view of one who he says is
"not so much a person as a state of mind." Cope's versatility
and lyricism as he explores our relationship with nature, while he seeks
to understand the holy and the profane, continue to amaze us.
(2010) by Jared
Smith. "a compelling, haunting, and unforgettable collection, one
that I’ll be revisiting and referencing for years to come."
---John Amen, Editor of The Pedestal Magazine
by George Ella Lyon. "The lives [Lyon] offers up in the chalice
of this book are a communion of spirits with all their laments and stark
truths, a part of the liquor of life from which we all drink--bitter,
ephemeral, beautiful." ---Normandi Ellis
Temptation by Water
(2010) by Diane
Lockward. "Whether mourning the loss of a lover’s touch
or celebrating steam
rising from the slit of a baked potato, Lockward embraces
life’s luscious, naked flaws and ecstatic turns,
surrendering to desire and what’s left in
'the wreckage of absence.'" ---Dorianne Laux
Body and Blood
(2010) by Charlie Hughes. "thoroughly
and lovingly human in its vulnerability in its passions."
---Kathryn Stripling Byer
"[Hughes] holds us rapt with attention and yearning."
---Linda Parsons Marion
No Matter How Many Windows
(2010) by Jeanne Bryner. "The stories of four women,
beginning with great-grandmother Bertha White Stiles, show us how we,
too, can bear the blazing joy and pain of a world full of 'risk and
gamble.'" ---Joyce Dyer .
The Children's Poems (2010)
by Steven Cope. Softcover $15.00.
More than 200 poems to delight, entertain, and educate youngsters from 6
to 90 years. This popular
collection of poems from the versatile Cope is now
Kaffir Lily (2010)
by Bianca Spriggs. "The poems are carefully made, deeply felt.
This is a book of gems, needing to be read."
--David Cazden, poetry editor of Miller's Pond
le dernier batelier (2010) by Joe Napora.
A lyric picture of the legendary Mike Fink and the Mississippi River
Daughter (2009) by Marguerite Floyd. "The
beauty, craft and courage of these poems ... deliver us to a place of
clarity and strength." ---Anne Shelby
Fear of Moving Water (2009)
by Alex Grant. "Grant names the world in all its multitudinous glories and terrors. Reading his poems kindles our desire to live again in that world."
--- Kathryn Stripling Byer, NC Poet Laureate
Mountains (2009) by Dorothy
Sutton. "With intelligence and depth of spirit, [Sutton's
poetry] bravely confronts and engages the world." ---Jane Gentry, KY
Daniel Marion. Poems that elucidate the complex relationship
between father and son. Winner
of the Quentin R. Howard Poetry Prize.
Luminescence of All Things Emily
Elizabeth Oakes. Poems about Emily Dickinson and her family and
From Sourwood (2009) Billy C. Clark
Time I Didn't Know What to Do Next
(2008) Stephen Rhodes. Poems. "Rhodes writes...in
language that is full of body, of soul." ---Suzanne Cleary
in the Tops of Winter Trees (2008)
Ron Houchin. Poems. "Elegiac, angry, lonely,
and funny ... Houchin is startling, original." ---George Ella
Heaven (2008) Poems.
Jim Minick. "a hymnody of instruction and praise."
Craft-talk: On Writing
Poetry (2008) Frederick
Smock. In short essays that are themselves lyric, Frederick
Smock presents his own insights on the craft of poetry---a book that
deserves a place on every bedside table.
(2008) Poems. Dan Stryk. East meets West in this book
of diverse poetic forms. "The book reads like a holy text,
simple yet transcendental, demanding yet merciful, common yet
sublime." ---Janisse Ray
of Vision (2008) Poems. C. Lynn Shaffer. Winner
of the Morehead State University New Writers Award.
"Shaffer's work shows us that the 'history of
darkness' is always bound up with the history of light." —Michelle
Poems. Tom Chandler, Poet Laureate of Rhode Island emeritus.
"At the core of these poems is an intelligent compassion and
articulate grace. Toy Firing Squad is an irresistible
collection." ---Denise Duhamel
Space This Body (2008)
"J.C. Todd writes with deep feeling about the bonds
between people, the oneness of marriage partners, and the ties between
herself and natural things." --- Grace Schulman
Underwater (2007) by Sally
Bliumis-Dunn. "To call Talking Underwater a
magnificent first book is to do gravely insufficient justice to the
scope and rigor of Bliumis-Dunn's voice, which is not just mature but
triumphant." --- Vijay Seshadri
What's My Name? (2007) edited by Frank
X Walker. The "other" poets unfurl the flag.
Where Roots Echo (2007)
by Mary Caskey. "Mary's reflections are both mature and
playful, delighting us with fresh imagery and turns of phrases."
--- Christine Swanberg
Her Secret Dream (2007) by Rita Quillen. New and
selected poems. Winner of the Appalachian
Writers Association "Poetry Book of the Year" award.
"Quillen has a memorable voice, and in these songs she makes vivid a
world now mostly gone." --- Robert Morgan
To Catch an Autumn (2007)
by Billy C. Clark. Trotlines, joe boats, moon-eyed hounds,
double-bottom plows, rocky hillsides, and Big Sandy baptizings---Clark has
known them all.
Catalpa -- poems by George Ella Lyon.
(new 2007 second edition) Winner
of the 1993 Appalachian Writers Association "Book of the
Year" award. "Never trivial, she writes of
things that matter--birth, death, family, community. . . her metaphors are
always vivid and fresh, and often brilliant... Lyon's poems are visions to
which art has given voice." --- Jim Wayne
Compassion: Essays on Art & Craft (2006)
by Frederick Smock. Art and life is explored from the perspective of
poet Fred Smock.
in Darkness (2006) by Ted Olson. "The
spare, distilled poems in Breathing
in Darkness have in them both the beauty and the dread of
being. These excellent poems are 'deep in life,' in D. H. Lawrence's
phrase, and they take the racing pulse both of the self and of the
world" ---Richard Wilbur
What Feeds Us (2006) Diane Lockward explores
the feminine mystique in her second full-length collection of sensual and
imaginative poems. Winner of the
Quentin R. Howard Poetry Prize.
Cross this Bridge at
a Walk (2006)
Jared Carter's fourth collection of poems. His poems of Mississinewa
County reach out to the stories, myths, and recollections of an entire
continent. Winner of
the Indiana Best Poetry Book of 2006 Award.
Studies (2006) by Anne Shelby. There's a
gentle humor in these poems, but don't let that fool you. Roiling just
beneath the surface is a fierce intelligence and sense of what is, and
what ought to be.
Along the Blood -- New and Selected Poems
by Harry Brown, edited and with a foreword by Steven Cope.
"Grainy, pungent, assertive, rough-humored, and deeply honest...
integrities as unyielding as the world they inhabit." ---Fred
Terraces (2005) by Ann Fisher-Wirth.
"I'm dazzled and overjoyed by this book. The two extended sequences,
'Walking Wu Wei's Scroll' and 'The Trinket Poems,' are in utter contrast
to each other except that both are breathtaking." ---Alicia
Lives of the Poem (2005)
by Richard Hague. "It is the book I've long been seeking
for my poetry workshops." ---Claude Clayton Smith, Ohio Northern
Who Walks Among the Trees with Charity
(2005) by Christine Swanberg. "delightful exaltations
of synesthetic metaphor . . . words that come together with an inalienable
rightness." ---Robert C. Jones, Mid-America Poetry Review
Moon Dogs (2005) by
Edmund August. "These poems have a pull to them that is as
sure and irresistible as the moon. Like the proverbial blacksmith's
horseshoe, they heat from the inside out." --- Richard Taylor,
author of Earth Bones and Girty. Finalist
for the Kentucky Literary Award for Poetry.
Prayers for Comfort in Difficult Times (2004)
by Marguerite Bouvard. "Illness
inspires what is deepest in us. This book is filled with insights into the
nature of soul, and how, we can connect to the eternal in times of
need." —Reverend Samuel Oliver, author of What the Dying
Teach Us: Lessons on Living.
Among Wordless Things
(2004) by Ron Houchin. Winner of the
Appalachian Writers Association's Book of the Year Award in poetry.
"Ron Houchin's poems do
one of the most important things I always thought the
"modern" lyric could do-- I just never expected to see so
much of it in one place... they're real acts of magic, & I say
'real' because they actually hang in the air when you've just finished
reading them." ---Dow
Mossman, author of The Stones of Summer.
The Woman Who Has Eaten The Moon
(2004) by Lucinda Grey. "That such a writer knows so much
about love's labors and losses proves unnerving--and thrilling."
---Alan Michael Parker. "Grey's poetry is flamenco,
the stuff of small dark bars in which a slightly seedy dancer stamps
out to gypsy guitar, the twinned rhythms of love and lament."
Poetry as Prayer -- Appalachian Women Speak
(2004) edited by Denise R. McKinney. Appalachian women explore
and celebrate their spirituality to discover the sacredness and
inspiration to be found in everyday life.
The Tongue (2004)
poems by Tom C. Hunley. "The tongue will tell you all the
lies you want to hear. But it will also tell you everything you need
to know, and that's Tom Hunley's specialty. ---David Kirby
by Steven R. Cope. This second collection of poetry from Cope,
"authentic to its core, is a lovely elegy for childhood, love,
family, animals, land, and self." ---Joe Survant
"The book rings with an iron elementalism and flinty nerve that
captivates." ---Michelle Boisseau
Singing of the Wheels -- Poems From Somewhere Not Far (2004)
by J. Brian Long. First collection of poems from a remarkable
Tennessee poet. "Long proves himself an exceptional
craftsman." ---Ron Rash.
in the Country of Summer -- New and Selected Poems
(2003) by Charles Semones. Winner of
the Kentucky Literary Award for poetry. "It is
time to celebrate the range and achievement of Charles Semones'
poems." ---Robert Morgan. "This work strikes at the
deep heart's core." ---Jeff Daniel Marion
Eve's Red Dress (2003) poems by Diane
Lockward. Poems with "an elemental, sexy, womanly
energy..." ---Gray Jacobik "Her work ... is a pure
delight." ---Baron Wormser
In Killdeer's Field
(2002) by Steven
R. Cope, 99 pages, $12.00 softcover. Poet, musician, song
and story writer, Steven Cope's long-awaited first collection of
Shifting for Myself (2002) by Charlie
Hughes, 105 pages, $12.00 softcover. Poems in a variety
of forms including free verse, narrative, and the villanelle. Hughes’
analytical yet wry view of life and his joy in the sound and use of words
result in poems which inform and delight.
The Chinese Poet Awakens
(1999) by Jeff Daniel Marion, 56 pages, $12.50 softcover, $35.00
limited edition hardcover. (illustrations by Elizabeth
Ellison) "Grounded in the regional, these poems have
rooted deep, all the way to China. They wake us to a homeplace
that is much bigger than we thought." --George Ella Lyon
"These poems leave us with a sense of the fresh and the
timeless." --Robert Morgan
Hard Love by Charles
Semones. 73 pp, 1994. Poems of strife and redemption. You'll
come away changed.