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April 13, 2018—A Word’s Worth Review: “Stuart Friebert has gifted readers with the translation of a visionary poet who was not afraid to write of days when "nothing is going on" or to pass on the urgent message that we must pay attention to the destruction of nature, political tyrannies, fears and hopes for humanity, and she suggests the “way in” can be through the language of the poet.” Read the Review

March 14, 2018: Scant Hours: Selected Poems of Elisabeth Schmeidel, Translated by Stuart Friebert

Elisabeth Schmeidel (1945-2012), born in Austria, taught art and wrote seriously and furiously. In a diversity of voices and poetic forms, Scant Hours explores war and violence; relationships with love, family, sickness, inner life.

“With sensitivity and creativity, Stuart Friebert brings Schmeidel’s images and word collages into English; he creates a tone that allows access to the fine voices and moods of Schmeidel’s language.”—Thomas Wild

October, 2017—Solstice Interview: Stuart Friebert: On translating Elisabeth Schmeidel’s poetry Interview by Dzvinia Orlowsky: Stuart Friebert discusses translating the poetry of Austrian, Elisabeth Schmeidel (1945-2012). Read the Interview

May 26, 2018—A Word’s Worth Review: “ When I returned from a trip out of state, tired and my mind devoid of any kind of poetic thought and found a new book of poetry in my mailbox, I felt an infusion of energy. Where the Waters Take You speaks to my condition with a voice of lucid tones, writing about the natural world and what his clear eyes see in that world. ” Read the Review

May 22, 2018: Where the Waters Take You Poems by Neil Harrison

Wilderness, wildlife, friendship, family, humor, and Harrison’s patient, thoughtful observations suffuse his graceful poems with the beauty and wisdom of living close to the earth:

In response to something like instinct / the first word rises, others follow, / and a new migration begins / the archetypal bid for survival, / direction perhaps predetermined / back at the beginning of time, / soon lines of words almost seem to fly.

July 13, 2018—A Word’s Worth Review: “The work of the Friebert family, (Steve, Eddie, and Stuart) is featured in both original and translated poetry, highlighted by an arresting piece “Moon Art.” ... Pinyon Review #13 is a thought-provoking compendium of poetic voices and forms — a tour de force and a joy to read. ” Read the Review

July 6, 2018: Pinyon Review Summer Issue

MOONS by Steve Friebert; PHOTOGRAPHS by Rob Walton & Sharon Johnson; POETRY by Steve Friebert, Edward Friebert Jr., Gary Lee Entsminger, Rebekah Bloyd, Debra Bacharach, Charles Cantrell, Neil Harrison, Ute von Funcke, Stuart Friebert, John N. Miller, Bruce Lader, Edward J. Rielly, Susan Entsminger, John Abbott, Ed Meek, Diane M. Moore, & Michael Miller; FROZEN DREAMS, Art by Fabrice Poussin; MORE YESTERDAYS, Story by Thomas Elson

October 10, 2018: Between Question & Answer:

Selected Poems of Ute von Funcke, Translated by Stuart Friebert

"The reader experiences von Funcke's political engagement, her vibrant empathy for the suffering of others, and her search for motives driving the actions of human beings. One feels an ardent desire for openness in encountering others, emanating from an insatiable hope for change and an end to degrading, inhumane conditions everywhere."—Christiane Wyrwa

October 20, 2018—A Word’s Worth Review: “A poet who writes with the knowledge that poetry and politics are compatible, she is not shy about expressing man’s inhumanity to man in her work; however, she also voices hope for correcting the injustices that exist in societies worldwide.” Read the Review

The World Doesn't Know You
After the Invocation


By John N. Miller


By Michael Miller

In the Mirror


By Robert Shaw

A Late Spring, and After
First and Last Words


By Stuart Friebert


May 2017

Previous Issues


By Annette Barnes


By Kurt Heinzelman

Whatever You May Say
Next In Line
Previous Issues


October 2017


By Tim Suermondt


By Gary Hotham

March 19, 2019: Waking in the Dark Poems by Michael Miller

Michael Miller’s poems focus on the intimacies and complexities of love, family, waking life, and “the space between dreams.” He continues to show in another insightful book his mastery of the human voice and heart.

“SLEEVE: In the rear-view mirror / They vanish, the maples / With ice-coated branches / Drawing me back to the magicians / Of childhood who made things / Appear, disappear, / Their top hats and wands / Vivid in the long mirror / Of memory. / Innocence still / Lives inside me, silent as / The space between dreams, / Waiting to be pulled out / Of a sleeve, its white wings / Fluttering into the air.”

How Still the Riddle


By Francine Marie Tolf, Art by Gale Tolf

November 23, 2018: Pinyon Review Fall Issue

POETRY by Scott Davidson, Paul Dickey, Gary Lee Entsminger, Matthew Feeney, Stuart Friebert, Gary Hotham, Langji Tianya, Diane M. Moore Jim Morgan, Pan Yu*, Shanshui Ruge, Michael Skau, M. Vasalis*, Wang Ziliang*, and Yin Xiaoyuan

POETRY+ART by Steve Friebert

LUCK OF THE DRAW by Neil Harrison

STUDIO OF THE THREE ARROWS by Robert Elliott & Susan Entsminger

*TRANSLATIONS by Aiju X. Li, Fred Lessing, Yin Xiaoyuan, &  David Young

Waking in the Dark

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