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November 1, 2015, A Word’s Worth Review:
“Most of the lyrics in this volume express the entirety of the poet’s sensitive life through spiritual musings in which the reader should not fear abstractions or ornamentation.” Read the Review
October 26, 2015: After Eden by Diane Vreuls
“Deep spiritual longing and inquiry—a lyricism that’s intuitively right, a vision that’s the steady but bemused gaze of intelligence.”—Dennis Schmitz
“A poetic record of a spiritual journey that unfolds in a lush panorama.”—Bruce Weigl
November 5, 2015: Pinyon Review Fall Issue
Poems by Eva Olsgard, Diane-Marie Blinn, Dabney Stuart, Michael Miller, Jay Friedenberg, Mark J. Mitchell, Jim Bohen, Diana Woodcock, Peggy Aylsworth, Diane M. Moore, Diane Vreuls, Gary Lee Entsminger, Jean Zipp, Simon Perchik, Grace Bauer, Neil Harrison, Sean Lause, and Robert B. Shaw. Book Review by Jack Starr.  Art by Jay Friedenberg
April 4, 2016 Meringoff Award for Poetry:
Robert B. Shaw, Author of Aromatics
The Association of Literary Scholars, Critics, and Writers has selected Robert B. Shaw’s poem “Ferrrying” as co-winner of the Meringoff Award for Poetry. “Ferrying” will be printed in the journal, Literary Imagination, and it will appear in Shaw’s forthcoming book.
April 14, 2016, A Word’s Worth Review:
“... a kind of counterpoint and harmony that flows between two poets to create a spiritual synthesis, embracing past and present in a medley of poems” Read the Review
Stuart creates a timeless world through dialogs with an old poet, whom we see as he muses in forests, along the river, or as a poet come through time, perhaps from the Tang Dynasty of eighth-century China, where friendship was a key of poetry.
Haiku by Gary Hotham: Gary Hotham’s new haiku offering is a masterwork, echoing the Japanese masters—Bashõ, Buson, Issa of the 17th, 18th, and 19th centuries—yet with his own originality, themes, and lightness:
“our bare feet / next to each other / next to the ocean”
“Poignancy. The word never appears in haiku, yet it is what they live by. The doors we notice opening on light that goes out, and yet was enough. Here is another feast of glimpses from an acknowledged master of noticing.”—Les Murray
June 28, 2016, A Word’s Worth Review:
“... Entsminger contributes an intriguing article, “Finding the Way,” about how the Earth and all living creatures project energy fields and is the introductory piece in this eclectic magazine that features noteworthy poets, photographers, scientists, and artists.” Read the Review
Featuring: Chaco Culture, Art by Stan Honda; Burying Beetles, Prose by Stuart Friebert
Poems By: Sudeep Adhikari, Lana Belle, Jennifer Campbell, Douglas Cole, Susan E. Elliott, Gary L. Entsminger, Neil Harrison, Joan Mazza, John N. Miller, Diane M. Moore, Scott Ruescher, Robert B. Shaw, Travis Truax, and Jean Zipp
July 28, 2016, A Word’s Worth Review: “At every turn, the reader joins in an exploration of undisguised reality, revealing Miller’s sensitivity and awareness of the human condition.” Read the Review
“I read Michael Miller’s poems with great pleasure in their accurate seeing, their assured phrasing, their true and proportionate feeling.”—Richard Wilbur
“These poems focus on the intricacies of love, family, self-awareness, and the cracks between dreams and waking life.” —Gary Lee Entsminger


By Stuart Friebert


By Gary Lee Entsminger

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September 2014

A Listening Life


By Tracy Balzer



By Britny Cordera

Just a Trace of Moon


By Ken Fontenot

Wires Over the Homeplace


By Paul Dickey

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May 2015

Two Miles West
Floating Heart
A Late Spring, and After
August 15, 2016, New Book:
A Late Spring, and After explores the depths of experience, childhood, memory, and midwestern roots: “The days go slowly but the years go fast. / Old movies used to bridge the story’s gaps / by morphing falling leaves to frantic snow.”

“Robert B. Shaw anchors his collection with a group of beautiful elegies for his wife. Time and again, Shaw brings his subjects to life with memorable description. Handles of tools look “like lemon jelly petrified.” A man smokes on a dark porch at night, “making himself evident by inhaling, / rousing    
an ember-dot of hot vermilion.” Plants and animals, youth and age, private life and public history—everything is here in glorious enchantment and detail.”—Timothy Steele
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