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September 13, 2017—A Word’s Worth Review:
“In eighty pages of poetry Barnes succeeds in creating direct expressions of profound truths, wisdom that flashes like polished gems. Artistry and amusement entwine throughout this volume.” Read the Review
Starting with remembering the dead, Next in Line then explores ways of living: everyday experiences (post office, theatre, clothing sale, a tree being pollarded) and places (Istanbul, Paris, Cape Cod).

October 23, 2017—A Word’s Worth Review: “This volume is a real invocation of the Muse and will keep its freshness and sense of meaning long after reading.” Read the Review

October 10, 2017: Pinyon Review Fall Issue

True West by GL Entsminger; Poems by: G Hotham, N Harrison, M Miller, J Miller, J Plack, E Schmeidel, S Friebert, D Mager, Y Changming, L Shaw, & D Phillippo; Stopping By Words, Monologue by K Heinzleman; Light Painting Water, Photography by S Friebert; Poetry+Art by D Moore & K Borque, F & G Tolf, G & S Entsminger; The Dream Within A Dream, Story by B DeArmond; Pines On Fire, Cover Art by J Friedenberg



By Robert B. Shaw

Only the One Sky


June 2016

Previous Issues


By Dabney Stuart

Previous Issues


Nov 2016

After the Invocation


By John N. Miller


By Michael Miller

In the Mirror


By Robert Shaw

A Late Spring, and After
October, 2017—Solstice Interview:
Stuart Friebert (author of First & Last Words and Floating Heart), discusses translating the poetry of Austrian, Elisabeth Schmeidel (1945-2012). In 2018, Pinyon will release the translations, Scant Hours, accented by Elisabeth’s artowrk (with permission by daughter Pia Grubbauer). Read the Interview

October 2017—Reading at Malvern Books:

Kurt Heinzelman reads from Whatever You May Say  

Book Launch at Malvern Books, Austin TX.  Watch the Reading on YouTube: Part 1, Part 2, Part 3

August 9, 2017—A Word’s Worth Review:

“The forms of poetry in this volume lead the reader into metaphysical adventures and beyond catalogs of description, exposing the existential within everyday life, as well as musings about the Self.” Read the Review

July 31, 2017: Whatever You May Say   Poems by Kurt Heinzelman

“Strikingly vivid, hilarious and wise, the poems meditate on a range of subjects: sunflowers, barking dogs, Texas landscapes, memory, wars. ”—Wendy Barker

First and Last Words


By Stuart Friebert

November 11, 2017—A Word’s Worth Review: “a poetry collection that carries the reader away with its freshness, its unusually wry and unsentimental tone, the poems unfolding with surprises for the reader that sometimes border on caprice.” Read the Review
Poems by Tim Suermondt
“Exuberant, colloquial, big-hearted insight ... Suermondt’s psalms, his praise-songs and love-songs for the lives we manage to eke out of a world that intermingles hopes and fears, glories and misery.”—FRED MARCHANT
“A joyful love of life shines ... Whether the speaker of the poem is spreading tar on a roof with his father, envisioning Sinatra spurned by a lover, or wearing a Mets cap in a cathedral, the tone is consistently appealing: charmed and charming. ”—JOHN SKOYLES


May 2017

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December 27, 2017—A Word’s Worth Review: “Many of the poems and drawings appeal to children, as well as adults and that they create the same kind of mystery indicative of the Grimm tales. ... Moonflowers, wild beasts, snakes with fangs extended, fairy queens, goblins — creatures from old mythologies and cultures rise from the unconscious of poet and artist in How Still the Riddle.” Read the Review

November 24, 2017—Brevity & the Art of Haiku:

Gary Hotham, author of Stone’s Throw, speaks to the Eliot Society

Why read or write poetry? Because poetry lets the writer do something with language that other forms can't do. The words and rhythms of a well-crafted poem have the power to alter our vision, and to deepen our delight and wonder at the created world.  Watch and Listen to the Talk

How Still the Riddle

December 20, 2017: How Still the Riddle

Poems by Francine Marie Tolf, Art by Gale Tolf

Francine Marie Tolf  developed her craft in various forms without losing her love and gift for rhythm, sound, and music: “My golden hair is turning gray, / my sins are sinned, my wild oats flung. / Now’s the time to pen a book / of rhymes for children old and young.”

Francine’s late sister, Gale Tolf, created the beautiful black and white ink and watercolor drawings. Gale found inspiration in myth, legend, and fairytale, a perfect complement to these thoughtful, loving, and life-fulfilling poems.

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