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LITERARY JOURNALS
Published in cooperation with Wind Publications

  NEW    Pine Mountain Sand & Gravel -- the literary journal of the Southern Appalachian Writers' Cooperative, SAWC.
 

MYTHIUM -- A journal of contemporary literature celebrating writers of color and the cultural voice.  Editors Ronald Davis and Crystal Wilkinson.
 
  
 MISCELLANEOUS 
The Appalaches  (2010) by Steven Cope. "Appalaches" is Cope's name for the one-thousand-and-one original and witty proverbs or aphorisms in this volume of folk wisdom.
  BIOGRAPHY -- MEMOIR  
  NEW    Belle Brezing: American Magdalene  (2014)  by Doug Tattershall. $14.00  

  NEW    Goodbye Lake Huron  (2013) by Don Lichtenfelt.  $18.00. 

Kentucky's Everyday Heroes for Kids  (2012) by Steve Flairty, $16.00.

Kentucky's 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.  
  
Kentucky's 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.  
  

Looking 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. 

Girty
 
(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. 
       
The Garden Girls' Letters and Journal  (2006) by Laverne Zabielski.  Marriage. Sex. Parenting. Art. Drugs. Illness. Friendship. Feminism. This candid memoir explores it all.  

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 Stern   

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.  

ESSAYS  
  NEW    Butter in the Morning (2012)  by Georgia Green Stamper. Essays on Kentucky life from our favorite newspaper and radio commentator.
    
A 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      

Head of the Holler: Vol. 1  (2008) Garry Barker. Humorous essays or stories in the tradition of Andy Griffith and Loyal Jones.   

You 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 Country 
(2004) 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."  ---Hal Crowther     
  HISTORY  
Hearts 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.  Received Kentucky Historical Society's Award of Merit. 
  
Days of Anger, Days of Tears 
(2007)  Fred Brown, Jr. & Juanita Blair.  A history of the Rowan County War, Kentucky's bloodiest feud.  
  
Bright 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 aftermath.  
   
Kentucky's Famous Feuds and Tragedies 
(2008)  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.   
  
Spirits 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.    
  

The Dickinson Family of Glasgow, Kentucky  (2005)  by LaVece Ganter Hughes   
  LITERARY CRITICISM 
Elizabeth Madox Roberts -- Essays of Reassessment and Reclamation  (2008) H.R. Stoneback and Steven Florczyk, editors. 
   
River of Words -- James Still's Literary Legacy 
(2007) by Claude Lafie Crum.   
  
Celebrating Janice -- Proceedings of the 1991 Janice Holt Giles Symposium
held at Campbellsville College.  Edited by Clara L. Metzmeir. 


  

  


  FICTION  

  NEW    Tales Out of School  (2013)  a memoir by Ron Houchin. As much truth as Ron can tell.  $15.00. 
  
  NEW    Bluegrass Funeral  (2013)  by Joseph Anthony. A fictional look at social issues in Kentucky from the 1800s to today. $15.00.  
    
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."  — Richard Taylor 

Horsefeathers  (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       

Camden 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. 

People 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   

Kentucky Waltz  (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 Girls  (2007) 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 Rubio  

Peril, 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  

Silk and 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  

Crossing 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.   

Home Call  (2004) 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.  

Bearskin 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 Butler    

Sassafras  (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.  

 ENVIRONMENT  
Appalachia's Last Stand: The Appalachian Mountains Must Not Be Sacrificed for Cheap Energy  (2009)  Editors Delilah O'Haynes, Edwina Pendarvis, & Vivian Stockman.

The End of Eden: Writings of an Environmental Activist  (2008)  Thomas Rain Crowe, illustrations by Robert Johnson.  

Missing Mountains -- We went to the mountaintop but it wasn't there  (2005) edited by Kristin L. Johannsen, Bobbie Ann Mason & Mary Ann Taylor-Hall.  35 Kentuckians write about mountaintop- removal mining.  

  SPORTS  
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

Root 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 franchise history.   

World 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.

  FAMILY   
Mothers in All But Name  (2009) Marguerite Bouvard 
 ANTHOLOGIES  
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 anniversary.

Tobacco -- 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.   

Best 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 Magazine

COOKING  
Cooking With My Friends -- Kentucky Recipes Tried & True  (2003)  by LaVece Hughes.  More than 400 recipes from the heart of Kentucky -- an essential tool for the kitchen.  

Best Damn Desserts from Bear Wallow to Goosehorn  (2005)  by LaVece Hughes.  My Oh My, you'd better watch those damn calories.  

Kentucky Authors Cook (2004) edited by Barbara Popyach.  A collection of recipes and anecdotes from Kentucky writers and poets.   

NINE TO NINETY  

  NEW    CROW 2: More Stories From the Cornfield  (2012) by Steven R. Cope. 

  NEW    The Frogville Skits: A Dozen Soggy Froggy Plays for Children  (2011)  by Steven Cope.  Children will revel in acting out these simple dramas which encourage costuming, clowning and physical acting.

To 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.   

The 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   

Crow: 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  
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 POETRY 
  
  NEW    What Might Not Be  (2014)  by Stephen Rhodes.  $15.00. 


  NEW    The True Story of the Resurrection  (2014) by Michael Henson.  $15.00. 


  NEW    The Woodcarver's Wife  (2014) by Sherry Chandler.  $15.00. 

  NEW    Get in Jesus  (2013)  by Jim Webb. $15.00 
  

  NEW  
 
The Crafty Poet: A Portable Workshop  (2013)  by Diane Lockward.  $20.00. 


  NEW    Letters to the Dead: A Memoir  (2013) by Jeff Daniel Marion.  $15.00 


Folly  (2013) by Norman "Buzz" Minnick.  $15.00.  


Song of Lisbon  (2013) by Laura Eklund. $15.00.  

 
Leave Here Knowing  (2013)  by Elizabeth Oakes. $15.00. 

CROW 2: More Adventures From the Cornfield  (2012) by Steven R. Cope.  $16.00.

Americana Rural  (2012) by Nancy Dillingham, $15.00.  A North Carolina family history, with al
l its joy and imperfection, is explored through poems and prose — words used in all their lyric possibilities.
    
A 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. Deines.  
  
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.     
    
Hip 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 by George Eklund. $15.00   

Cave Dweller  
(2011, $15.00) by Robert Cooperman. The story of Edgar Cantrell, a fugitive from "justice" in post-Civil War Colorado, a tale told in narrative poems. 


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 history.  

As If   (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 Pape   
      
Bound  (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
 

Weaving a New Eden  (2011) by Sherry Chandler. $15.00.   " Chandler 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       

Rendering the Bones 
(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 through language."  
--- Kathryn Stripling Byer  

In Some 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 1600s. 

Crack Light  (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 mountain home.   
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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 subdue.  

Second Skin  (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 

A House of Branches 
(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.  

Grassroots   (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     

Back  (2010) 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  . 

CROW, 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 in softcover.
  
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    
  
Fink: le dernier batelier
  (2010) by Joe Napora.   A lyric picture of the legendary Mike Fink and the Mississippi River panorama.    
          
Everyone's 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  

Backing Into Mountains 
 (2009) by Dorothy Sutton.  "With intelligence and depth of spirit, [Sutton's poetry] bravely confronts and engages the world." ---Jane Gentry, KY Poet Laureate   

Father  (2009)  Jeff Daniel Marion.   Poems that elucidate the complex relationship between father and son.  Winner of the Quentin R. Howard Poetry Prize.  

The Luminescence of All Things Emily  (2009)  Elizabeth Oakes.  Poems about Emily Dickinson and her family and acquaintances.   

Sonnets From Sourwood  (2009) Billy C. Clark

The 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   

Birds in the Tops of Winter Trees  (2008)  Ron Houchin. Poems. "Elegiac, angry, lonely, and funny ... Houchin is startling, original." ---George Ella Lyon  

Burning Heaven  (2008) Poems.  Jim Minick.  "a hymnody of instruction and praise." ---Dana Wildsmith   

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.   

Dimming Radiance   (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   

Persistence 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 Boisseau   

Toy Firing Squad
  (2008) 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    
   
What 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  

Talking 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  

America! 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 Miller   
   
Poetry and Compassion: Essays on Art & Craft  (2006) by Frederick Smock.  Art and life is explored from the perspective of poet Fred Smock.  
 
Breathing 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.   
  
Appalachian 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.    

Felt Along the Blood -- New and Selected Poem 
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 Chappell    
    

Five 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 Ostriker   
  

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 University   
   
   
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." ---Lola Haskins.  
    
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   
     
Clover's Log 
(2004) 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   
    
The 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.  
  
Afternoon 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 poetry.  
     
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.