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

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PINYON REVIEW

SPRING 2020

Entering the Day

ENTERING THE DAY

BY MICHAEL MILLER

Previous Issues

STONE’S THROW BY GARY HOTHAM

Stone's Throw

LISTENING ALL NIGHT TO THE RAIN

BY SU DONGPO

TRANS. BY LIN AND YOUNG

Listening All Night to the Rain

THE LIGHTWORKERS

BY MADIHA BEE

The Lightworkers
Portbou & Stories
Cloud Seeding Agent

PORTBOU & STORIES BY MARIA MERCE ROCA, TRANSLATED BY SONIA ALLAND

CLOUD SEEDING AGENT

BY YIN XIAOYUAN

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PINYON REVIEW

FALL 2020

Seeing Trees

SEEING TREES

BY JOHN C. RYAN & GLEN PHILLIPS

May 3, 2021: Ridges Poems and Paintings by Diane Marquart Moore & Don Thornton

“A mystical space—a union of art, poetry, biography and nature.”—ROSE ANNE RAPHAEL

“Diane Moore’s vivid words illustrate how live oak ridges’ ‘submerged and revived’ water levels affect plant and animal life as they adapt to this unique ecology.”—KATHLEEN HAMMAN

March 10, 2021: My Mother’s Story A Memoir by Sonia Alland

Documenting an immigrant family from the early 20th century, Sonia Alland addresses sensitive psychological threads and transformations as she observes her family with tender objectivity.

“Underneath her sadness was a strength invisible to me. How could I perceive that somewhere in her was that hardy 11-year-old determined to measure up to the demands put on her … Only now, do I realize that the image of my mother as a helpless victim was sorely limited. What was essential—her ingenuity, her resilience—was missing.”

April 5, 2021: Pinyon Submissions

We will be accepting book manuscript QUERIES between October 1, 2021 and December 31, 2021. During that window only, please send a cover letter and SAMPLE of your book. We will review your query within 4 weeks and let you know if we would like to see the full manuscript.

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April 7, 2021: Spring 2021 Pinyon Review  #19

Poetry and Art in a Limited Edition Hand-Sewn Issue with Wrap-Around Cover

Contributions by: Robert Beveridge, Karen Bourque, Carol Casey, Matthew Feeney, Mike Emmert, Susan Entsminger, Gary Hotham, Diane Marquart Moore, James B. Nicola, Simon Perchik, Luci Shaw, Chuck Taylor, Robert B. Shaw, and Paul Willis

July, 2021: New York Tableaux Poems and Art by Valentí Gómez-Oliver, Bilingual Catalan-English Edition, Translation by Keith and Amanda Adams

Poems and refrains punctuated along a moving sidewalk space-time mural of New York City. Rhythmic clamor and musical riffs embedded in the strokes and colors of the accompanying artwork. The engaging English translation complete with rhyme and alliteration. With a downbeat of “Earthy sewer fumes” the dance begins, to lace together earth and sky, solid and vapor. Enter the metro of mysticisms, opening to tender human truths. Writers and musicians; dreams and imagination; a collective creative force harnesses survival.

July, 2021: Mirrors Poems by TWIXT

Mirrors progresses seamlessly along explorations of the physics and concepts of perspective; the sensual and visual; sound and words; motion and rest. Clouds enter; creeks enter; streams swell, the force of water grows—to an epistemological crescendo. Observing from far space and then easing to earth—following rivers of experience and then diving into the individual. Concise meditations to challenge and liberate.

HEALING WITH SHADOWS

BY NIKIA LEOPOLD

Healing With Shadows

FROM THE DEPTHS OF THE SOUL

BY DENIS PLUMMER

From the Depths of the Soul

July, 2021: 1st Place Winner of the Colorado Author’s League Poetry Collection Award

Kika Dorsey’s Occupied: Vienna is a Broken Man & Daughter of Hunger (2020)

August, 2021: Sundown at Faith Regional

Poems by Barbara Schmitz

In Sundown at Faith Regional, Barbara Schmitz offers Heart Medicine which “drops the pain body”—an invitation to let go to the rhythms of her love songs to life. Death and childhood; memory and forgetting; family cacophonies and inventions of relationships. Detachment and acceptance, like ‘the indifference cloak,’ creates a liberating energy. “The wings to the heart the Sufis say / are independence / and indifference,’ and the sense of humor at our failings becomes the success. Laced with “beauty, the lyrical pain,” we drink an elixir of laughter and tears.

August, 2021: Unfinished Lives

Poems by Michael Miller

“I read Michael Miller’s poems with great pleasure in their accurate seeing, their assured phrasing, their true and proportionate feeling.”

—Richard Wilbur

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