April 3, 2014, Now Available:
“... direct and fierce ... Floating Heart draws from the reservoir of memory re-lived and re-suffered. Unsparing and searching, shining with lucidity, attentive to the anguish of history and the intimacies of singular lives ... pinpoint precise.”—LEE UPTON
“Part fable, more than a dash of grit, always sane and wryly out there, these poems astonish, refiguring world and its grief in exact startling ways...”—MARIANNE BORUCH
April 7, 2014, A Word’s Worth Review:
“... poems rendered with the exactness of memory, dark humor, and a particular aptness when Friebert describes the changeability of ‘the floating heart.’ ...”
April 22, 2014, Now Available:
These letters from great-grandmother Jean to great-grandaughter Ayla supply a vivid documentation of twentieth-century American life.
We see the Roaring Twenties and the Great Depression through the eyes of a child in an Ohio steel mill town: Aunt Marcy's flamboyant dresses; splashing in a laundry tub to the rhythm of Mother's piano music; large red quarantine signs on neighborhood doors; no longer the glow from the blast furnaces
September, 2013 Now Available:
Featuring Cold Earth Wanderers by Neil Harrison
and Poems by Luci Shaw, Robert B. Shaw, & Michael Miller
April, 2014, Setouchi Matsuyama Photo Haiku Contest Winner:
The 3rd Setouchi Matsuyama drew haikuists from 33 countries to describe the ocean scenes filmed Ehime Prefecture by acclaimed photographer Seiichi Morimura. Gary took a unique approach ...
April, 2014, Poetry Readings & Workshops:
April 8: Reading at Waldorf College, College City, Iowa. 7:00 p.m. in the Louise V. Hanson Library lounge. Get More Info
April 18: Reading at The Writers Place, Kansas City, Missouri. 7:00-8:00 p.m. Get More Info
April, 2014, Yeats Poetry Prize Winner:
Miller won 1st Place for his poem, “The Different War” (which was also a finalist for the T.S. Eliot Prize.” Awarded by the Yeats Society, Judge Jessica Greenbaum said: “The internalization of war superimposes itself on the physical gestures of this veteran’s daily life, so that while lifting his son from the sandbox he replays his rescue of a war buddy ...”
April 19: Prose Poem or Flash Fiction Workshop at The Writers Place, Kansas City, Missouri. 10:00-12:00 a.m. Get More Info
April 26: Presenting at The Nebraska Book Festival, Omaha, Nebraska at the Univ of NE Omaha Thompson Center. 10:00-12:00 a.m. Get More Info
April 15, 2014, Now Available:
The poems show Stuart’s wide range of subjects: from baseball to quantum physics, the American southwest to New Zealand, Paul Cézanne to George Herbert. The suggestion of a Chinese influence appears in compressed lyrics. There is also his psychological insight, delight in language and dreams, and his trademark formal variety.
“Dabney Stuart’s poems are remarkable for their unforced intimacy, the ease by which they draw the reader into their ongoing drama of consciousness. ...”—ROBERT B. SHAW
March 27, 2014 A Word’s Worth Review: “Time's Body is the work of a mature voice, resonating with both eloquence and humor ...”
with the mills shut down; and still Tarzan, Fred and Ginger at weekly matinées.
Wife of a serviceman, mother, toy store owner, interior designer, volunteer for the blind, Jean Zipp has led a multifaceted life. Like the name she coined for the tactile art gallery she helped create, Eyes of the Mind, Jean looks into life's challenges and enigmas to find understanding and peace in an imperfect world.