Quality Writing to

Celebrate the Arts & Sciences

Pinyon Publishing

Made in the U.S.A.!

Pinyon books, cards, software, and promotional materials are produced in:

California, Colorado, Pennsylvania, Rhode Island, South Carolina, & Tennessee!

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

Just a Trace of Moon


By Ken Fontenot

Wires Over the Homeplace


By Paul Dickey

Previous Issues


May 2015

Two Miles West
Floating Heart


By Diane Vreuls

After Eden
Previous Issues


November 2015

Haiku Canada Review: “For me, reading a Gary Hotham haiku book is like watching my first falling star. My focus is singular as I trail this brief announcement of light until suddenly all is darkness again. ...” Read the Full Review by Guy Simser
Presence: “As well as coffee, Stone’s Throw features Hotham’s usual subject matter–-stars (in abundance), waves, rain, wind, family life (and death)—expressed in his trademark sparse, no-frills language. ... ” Read the Full Review
Modern Haiku: “There is always something at which to marvel. Our challenge as human beings is to take notice ... “Before it turns dark–- / children start a game / they’ve just played” No sense of past or future when you are a child. All we have is now. Kids know this without knowing it.  ...” Read the Full Review by Peter Newton
Christianity Today: “Here’s another twister: Contemporary poetry is mostly unreadable, we’re assured. Really? Gary Hotham, one of my favorite haiku poets, writes, “near the firefly / part of the night / missing.” And this: “yard sale— / a bookmark / falls out.” ...” Read the Full Review by John Wilson
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”


By Robert B. Shaw

Only the One Sky


June 2016

January 10, 2017 The Gift: An essay by Diane Moore, inspired by artist Susan Elliott and her Sea Quilt painting which appears in the Pinyon Review. Read the Essay

November 22, 2016, A Word’s Worth Review: “The dog’s name is Garcia, and he’s accustomed to proofing manuscripts ...” Read the Review

November 15, 2016:The Snow Guardian, 2nd prize winner in the Film4Climate Competition, features billy barr—charismatic mountain man who has monitored daily weather patterns for 43 years. Snowbound for 9 months of the year, this gentle soul shares insights about life and nature. Set in the same locale as the Fall 2016 Pinyon Review cover (East River Valley, Gothic, CO,), we invite you to: Watch the 5-minute Video & Check out billy’s Weather Website.

November 14, 2016: Pinyon Review Fall Issue

Featuring Poems by: Tim Suermondt & Martin Willitts Jr

Poems by: Francine Marie Tolf, Michael Miller, Lyn Lifshin, Diane M. Moore, Luci Shaw, Gary Lee Entsminger, John Harn, Gary Hotham, Jean Zipp, Betsy Fogelman Tighe, Tobi Alfier, Judith Rypma, William Derge, and Juanita Rey

Sea Quilt by Susan Elliott, Where Was I?—for TM by Gary Entsminger & Susan Elliott

Previous Issues


By Dabney Stuart

January 5, 2017: After the Invocation  Poems by John N. Miller
“John N. Miller joins seamlessly his boyhood in Hawai’i, adulthood in central Ohio, and World War II in Pacific and European theaters. His often caustic voice has embedded in it gentleness and empathy, as grain in wood. Full of surprises, delight, and wisdom, John Miller is a “connoisseur of the old art of survival,” a vital presence in American poetry.”—Dabney Stuart
A Late Spring, and After
September 2 2016, A Word’s Worth Review: “This is a book of wide-ranging poetry moving between past and present, life and death, to arrive at four cogent lines from “Winter Sunset”: “I’d say this landscape frames / hints of how best to go. / Others may crash in flames. / My goal is afterglow.” .” Read the Review
“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.” Plants and animals, youth and age, private life and public history—everything is here in glorious enchantment and detail.”—Timothy Steele

January 11, 2017, Able Muse Review: “The second section is arranged ... with individual poems tracing a course from summer, to fall, to winter, and on to spring. The whole section builds to its final poem, “Now We Notice.”  ... The poem begins as a simple description of a carpet that has faded in the sun, but by the end it has expanded to treat the larger theme that runs through the whole collection. ... The use of enjambment, the variations in the length of the sentences, the apparent inevitability of the rhymes all bespeak of a high level of craft..” Read the Full Review by Brooke Clark

Pinyon Publishing

Page last updated: January 11, 2017

All pages copyright © 2017 by Pinyon Publishing