He kept painting ... Dancing on waves / exultant as migratory birds
not staying in the nests / they had created, leaving behind
salt on the waves.
—Diane Marquart Moore, Author of Ridges

Recent Books

June, 2022: “Homage to the Word”: On Robert B. Shaw’s What Remains to Be Said , in the Los Angeles Review of Books

“He practices meter and storytelling with unaffected dexterity … ‘Morning Exercise’ illustrates another quality of Shaw’s poems. It gives us an immediate purchase on meaning — we can enjoy and understand it in a single reading — but it rewards closer attention as well. If we wish, we can take a deeper interpretative dive into it and note, for example, the deftness with which the poet develops the concept of doubling. … They’re intelligent and, at times, abstrusely original … Shaw writes, as do Dickinson and Robert Frost, in the faith that even nature’s humblest phenomena and organisms illuminate reality and merit investigation and contemplation.” Read the Review, written by Timothy Steele

June, 2022: Book Review of What Remains to Be Said, in the Daily Hampshire Gazette“These mostly free-verse poems cover a wide range of topics and also examine the span of the poet’s life … His voice is an engaging one, at times wry and plainspoken and sometimes more satiric and critical.” Read the Review, written by Steve Pferrer.

Spring, 2022: A Conversation with Robert B. Shaw, in Literary Matters“Very early on, without thinking of the word “vocation,” I felt that what I was doing was different from a hobby or a pastime. I felt deeply compelled, not just to write, but to rewrite; to master expressive clarity and technical skills. … ” Read the Conversation, conducted by Ryan Wilson.

April, 2022: What Remains to Be Said New and Selected Poems by Robert B. Shaw

“In his new and selected poems, What Remains to Be Said, Robert B. Shaw gives us the full human range of his verse as he charts his life from gains to losses, joy to grief, with irony, wit, and compassion.”—Mark Jarman

September, 2021: Fall Pinyon Review  #20

Poetry, Prose, and Art in a Limited Dos-à-dos Edition

Contributions by: Adnan Adnan, Sonia Alland, Roy Bentley, Rebekah Bloyd, Lawrence Bridges, Stephen Campiglio, Andrew K. Clark, Kamil Czyz, Sarah Dunphy-Lelii, John Grey, Salah Al Hamdani, Miho Kinnas, Isabelle Lagny, Tina Lear, Peter Mladinic, John Nicholson, Paulo Oliveira Ramos, Russell Rowland, Luci Shaw, Travis Stephens, and Cynthia Yatchman

October, 2021: Off Topic Poems by Grant Quackenbush

Intricately sculpted poems of modern life from New York City to Southern California—propelled with a sense of urgency bordering on a vein of chaos that flashes with crystalline precision of language.

Reading Off Topic is like the expanding moment of stillness in our perception of time as a rollercoaster free-falls: embedded in the carnival is a mature and lasting exploration of self, poetry, art, and relationship.

April, 2022: Bird City, American Eye Poems and Proems by Ahrend Torrey

In the stillness of the heart in flight, we find poems colored with mindful observations: birds, humanity, relationship. Set in the lagoons, rivers, neighborhoods, gardens, cafés, marshlands, and highways of southern Louisiana.

April, 2022: Spill Some New Brightness Poems by Francine Marie Tolf

Francine Marie Tolf’s poetry is like the leaves she describes in one of her poems: “green fire in morning sun.” Spill Some New Brightness opens in a place where grief and gratitude walk hand in hand

April, 2022: Spring Pinyon Review, #21: Sun Gathering

Poetry, Prose, and Art in a Handmade Limited Edition

Contributions by: Annette Barnes, Paul Dickey, Gary Hotham, Marcia L. Hurlow, Michael Miller, Isabel Saralegui, Robert B. Shaw, Will Simescu, Max Keith Sutton, Ahrend Torrey, and Cynthia Yatchman

Spring, 2022: Gary Hotham’s chapbook, Mannequins Dressed for the Window: Haiku Secrets, received the 2022 Marianne Bluger Chapbook Honourable Mention, sponsored by Haiku Canada. Also author of the full-length collections, Spilled Milk: Haiku Destinies & Stone’s Throw: Promises of Mere Words

SEEING TREES

BY JOHN C. RYAN & GLEN PHILLIPS

HEALING WITH SHADOWS

BY NIKIA LEOPOLD

Healing With Shadows

FROM THE DEPTHS OF THE SOUL

BY DENIS PLUMMER

MY MOTHER’S STORY

BY SONIA ALLAND

Previous Issues

PINYON REVIEW

FALL 2020

Seeing Trees
From the Depths of the Soul
My Mother's Story
Previous Issues

PINYON REVIEW

SPRING 2021

MIRRORS

BY TWIXT

Mirrors
New York Tableaux

NEW YORK TABLEAUX

BY VALENTÍ GÓMEZ-OLIVER

OCCUPIED

BY KIKA DORSEY

Occupied

UNFINISHED LIVES

BY MICHAEL MILLER

Unfinished Lives
Sundown at Faith Regional

SUNDOWN AT FAITH REGIONAL

BY BARBARA SCHMITZ

July, 2022: Seeking Habitat, Poems by Richard K. Kent

Pre-order: Books ship August 2022

“Readers will cherish these poems; whatever presents itself—weather, seasons, wildlife, photographs, paintings, ancient Chinese poems, memories—is afforded a fierce and loving attention.”—David Young

“This collection is rich in diversity, the sensibility gentle and deep, like twilight settling over a landscape.”—Walker Abel

“There is an intensity of seeing in Richard Kent’s graceful, lustrous poetry that reflects his vocation as an art historian and his avocation as a photographer”—Charles Egan

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