978-1-877675-84-3; paper; $14.00
Meg Campbell reaches out to the common reader. In her previously published collection, Solo Crossing, she evokes swimming across the English Channel with the lines "when I cannot lift my arm/ another stroke/ I understand/ this is my life" to describe the pain of reinventing her life after divorce. The book struck such a chord with audiences that it went to a third printing.
In More Love she focuses on friends and family: on familiar places and towns; on well-remembered incidents in her life; the loss of loved ones; and all those moments she recalls with even more love over time—just as we all do.
Her phrases are lyrical and lucid; emotional and honest; her words speak to our own truths.
LUMINATIONS: Images by Oriole Farb Feshbach
for the poem "Auroras of Autumn" by Wallace Stevens
by Oriole Farb Feshbach
ISBN 978-1-877675-65-2; 64 pp; paper; color illust.; $25.00
The artist provides brilliant images that capture the poet's elegiac lines to a world that may just be on the brink of disappearing. She matches his description of the auroras (borealis)—often called the northern lights—that flash across the sky with her dazzling paintings and continues to reference his lines describing the weather, the seasons, and cosmic happenings with her vivid presentations in this wondrous collection of art meeting with poetry.
ROCK, VEIN, SKY
by Charlotte Mandel
ISBN 978-1-877675-62-1; 70 pp; paper; $15.00
Charlotte Mandel's poems are a gift—they offer exquisite gems of observation, from close-up, in plain words—that are immediately understood by everyone.
As Cynthia Ozick says: "here is a poet steeped in the clarity of memory, who dares to link public brutality with the searingly counter intuitive, who can speak of a 'vaccine to prevent/ sweetness in the tastes of war,' who can invent words powerful enough to outrun the times."
WHAT IS THEATRE: A NOVEL IN VERSE
ISBN 1-877675-51-2; 92 pp; paper; $15.00
Apollonian works by a poet of extravagant imagination.
Michael Bonine is an old school new voice in American Literature. A voracious metabolizer of Western culture, a sexual Odysseus for our time.
His works are colloquial, lived-in, occasionally vulgar, and always laced with erudite references. Bonine fearlessly takes risks with the subjects he cares most about, in direct language and familiar images. In his long narrative, What is Theatre? there are references enough to please everyone — from opera to tennis to summer of '77 — from Henry James to Judith Krantz. The poet forgets nothing — remembers everything.
His rhythms owe as much to Billy Joel and The O.C as to Nabokov and Chaucer; his words are both streetwise and sweet; swaggering and humble. (P.S. This book is funny!) So what is theatre? You may find your own answer in this poetic Rorschach.
MIRROR MIRROR: REFLECTIONS ON THE WAY WE LOOK
Edited by Isabel Duke
ISBN 1-877675-49-0, Illust., $14.00
Anthology of poems by some 6o writers focusing on body images and how they affect the way people feel, live, and behave.
SOLO CROSSING (third printing)
ISBN 1-877675-31-8 (third printing), Illust. by Linda Bastian, $12.00
An elegy for a marriage and her solo crossing through separation and divorce to a new life as a woman alone. "Though these lyrics mourn, they are ultimately tinged with joy." — Jane Shore, author of Music Minus One
SPLIT VERSE — POEMS TO HEAL YOUR HEART (anthology) (second printing)
Edited by Meg Campbell and William Duke
ISBN 1-877675-35-0 paper, Illust., $14.00
"Poignant, wry, bitter, or grateful, the poems are brave valedictions to the hope of romance and testimonies to the reputation of poetry as the best and oldest record of human emotion." — Billy Collins
Charlotte Mandel, Photographs by Judy Seigel
ISBN 1-877675-27-X, Illust., $12.00
In her sixth book, Mandel "presses down on the holding pedal of memory,' preserving for us a World War II childhood, the events of a long marriage, domestic and foreign scenes that combine the common-place and the bizarre in crisp and lucid language." — Maxine Kumin.
WHIRLING ROUND THE SUN
ISBN 1-877675-22-9, Illust., $12.00
"Extraordinarily fine debut volume . . . brilliantly polished poems that simultaneously move and delight. Noguere is a poet to watch" — Dana Gioi
Foreword by art critic Grace Glueck, Introduction by Prof. Mary Ann Caws
Artists Feshbach, Heimarck, and Rosenfeld illustrate 47 Women Poets works.
ISBN 1-877675-14-8, Illust., $12.00
VOICES OF WOMEN: 3 CRITICS ON 3 POETS ON 3 HEROINES (third printing)
Introduction by Lucy R. Lippard
ISBN 0-9602476-1-0, Illust., $8.00
Three critics discuss the poets Muriel Rukeyser, Adrienne Rich, and Jane Cooper and their tributes to artist/heroines Køllwitz, Modersohn-Becker, and Luxemburg.
ILLUMINATIONS FOR ASPHODEL, THAT GREENY FLOWER
Images by Oriole Farb Feshbach, Poem by William Carlos Williams
Foreword by Stanley Kunitz, Introduction by Amy Clampitt
ISBN 1-877675-09-1, Color Illust., $20.00
Feshbach's collages and the art of Williams's friends (Hartley, Steiglitz, and Melville), combined with Williams's memorabilia and family photographs create an insightful presentation of Williams's beloved poem.