“Rosenberg LaForge points toward the beauty of inevitability; death is less an end than a step toward ‘the infinite, and you can/ no longer resist the distance.’ Reading these poems is often akin to ‘diving into a rainbow of saffron and petrol,’ where the choices one makes may not be choices at all.” —Leslie McGrath, poet and author of Out from the Pleiades: a Novella (Jaded Ibis Press, 2014)
“Reading In Remembrance of the Life is like reading Virginia Woolf if she were writing poetry—one image triggers another appearing to emerge from the unconscious…a book that the reader will return to again and again.” —Chella Courington, author of The Somewhat Sad Tale of the Pitcher and the Crow and Love Letter to Biology 250.
A chapbook by Patricia Clark, Poet-in-Residence and Professor in the Department of Writing at Grand Valley State University. Patricia is author of four poetry books: Sunday Rising, She Walks Into the Sea, My Father on a Bicycle, and North of Wondering.
“This stirring collection offers respite from the strife-filled atmosphere we live in. And it firms Patricia Clark’s status. She is one of the best poets that America presents today.” -Marilyn Kallet, author of 17 books, including The Love That Moves Me
“She brings us a world still fresh as spring and deep in mystery.” -Kenneth Pobo, winner of the Blue Light Book Prize and author of When the Light Turns Green.
“In the best moments in this remarkable collection, the creatures of the world call the poet back into herself, into reflection, into a new understanding, richer and more nuanced.” -Keith Taylor, author of If the World Becomes So Bright.
“ARE WE NOT MEN?”
Edward Prendick survives a shipwreck and winds up on a remote Pacific island, where a mad scientist is vivisecting animals to create hybrid beast people. Will Prendick survive and recover from the horrors he has seen? Will anyone believe him? In this classic early science-fiction novel, H.G. Wells exposes the anxieties of the Victorian Age: fearing the implications of evolutionary theory, disturbed by the godlike power of science over nature, & doubtful about the inevitability of human progress. Might humans be capable of degeneration? The Island of Dr. Moreau raises vital questions about bioethics, animal rights, & the nature of humanity.
In these monumental, inspiring lines, Keats muses on grand Romantic themes: Beauty, Truth, Love, Identity, Soul-making, Nature, Melancholy, and Mortality. Mostly written in the year before his death, Keats’ odes set a new standard for lyrical expression, and his work continues to fascinate readers. Collected here are all 10 poems titled or considered to be Odes in Keats’ oeuvre, including the great ones: Ode to Psyche, Ode on a Grecian Urn, Ode to a Nightingale, Ode on Melancholy, and To Autumn. This new edition brings them all together as a set of related texts that invite comparison and deep reflection, in a compact format for general readers, creative writers, teachers and students alike.
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Lisa Naomi Konigsberg’s poetry deals with subjects from a world of dysfunction and discrimination. She chooses to voyage towards the wonders of experience, focusing on the singular moments, finding the joy within.
“In a difficult world, Lisa Konigsberg still exudes a sense of wonder…. She chooses to focus on the moment. We are always given a choice, and Konigsberg chooses joy.” – Kim Bridgford
“Luminous with compassion…her vision of beauty can be found everywhere. Her poems expand like balloons and catch the wind.” – Lamont B. Steptoe
In this 32 poem chapbook, Kenneth Pobo digs into memory and nature, the pulse of seasonal growth, age, decay, and whispers of mortality. Pobo’s poems are complimented by the evocative full color digital artwork of Stacy Esch. The interplay of visual and poetic fuse direct observation with imagination and the subtle revelations of daily experience.
“Within these meditations on death, loss, and pain, readers can find great comfort–gentle reminders that life also offers joy and beauty if only we seek and cultivate it. So read this book. Read this book. Read this book. I promise you this: You will not forget Ken Pobo’s ending poem. But wait for it. Read and savor each preceding poem slowly. And when you arrive at the close, be forewarned: You will bow your head, perhaps even touch your hand to your heart, and you will be reminded why you–why all of us–must daily strive to love more, and better.” – Molly Gaudry, author of We Take Me Apart and Desire: A Haunting (mollygaudry.com)
“Ken Pobo’s poetry is spare, elegant, and packs a punch. He captures in a few deft strokes, the sweet sadness of human interactions. These poems stay with you after you drive away.” – Charles Rammelkamp, author of Mixed Signals (Finishing Line Press).“A flash of everything small in nature that looms large and resonates in our human hearts. Poem after poem brims with the tiniest truths…framing our own existence and our struggle to come to terms with the passage of time and life’s inevitable end.” – Nicole Monaghan, author of Want, Wound (Burning River Press).
The Singing Wire and Other StoriesFrank B. Ford
We’ve reissued this 1998 collection of flash fiction from the one-of-a-kind mind of Frank Ford (who can be found blogging away creatively at All Over the Place).
43 short pieces, arranged in four sections: Miami & Other Vices, Image & Flame, The Gold Trade, Institutions.
By turns irreverent, surreal, satiric, these flashes of imaginative brilliance are like a magic lantern show of American extravagance and bluster. Ford’s tragicomic touch and ear for dialogue is impeccable. No one sees the world quite like Frank Ford. We are thrilled to be making this available again.