2013 Chapbook

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The Girl Who Came Back

$12.00

Poetry 
48 pages
8.5" x 5.5" single signature with hand sewn binding
Published August 2013

Meg Eden’s The Girl Who Came Back is a collection of narrative poems that circle  around a Mother’s love of an amusement park that has been destroyed by time and  urban sprawl.  The Mother’s recollections are shared with the daughter, until the  love of the past amusement park becomes a shared fantasy. Eden asks us to consider  the way experience shapes memory and the way memory shapes reality. It begs to  question the importance of shared narratives.  This is a collection of what happens  when Sleeping Beauty and Snow White become your childhood friends in a life that  is lived standing outside windows, dreaming of the inside.

Sound Points

$12.00

Poetry 
44 pages
8.5" x 5.5" single signature with hand sewn binding
Published March 2013

Andrew Jarvis’ Sound Points look closely at human history, natural history,  geological history, and man’s relationship to nature to explore the things that exist  beyond the reality created by our modern culture.  Through his careful use of  language and his focused attention Jarvis asks the reader to re-examine the world  we live in, the creatures we share this space with, and the role we all play in carving  out this existence.

Danger Falling Debris

$12.00

Poetry 
40 pages
7" x 5" single signature with hand sewn binding
Published October 2013

Howie Good uses poetry to create a playful, yet sinister romp through our  postmodern times. His is a world where God hides in the attic, neighbors step out  dressed in their personal stories, and a hand washes ashore. These seemingly  random associations take the familiar and render it strange as butterflies, children,  angles, and rain fall like debris.

Escapologies

$12.00

Poetry 
36 pages
8.5" x 5.5" single signature with hand sewn binding
Published January 2013

Matthew Burnside’s language play/playful language renders the familiar strange,  familiarizes the unordinary, and mars what has the potential to be beautiful in a way  that makes these prose poems disorienting at times, yet a thoroughly pleasurable  read at all times.  We gaze, gawk, and peer through our fingers as Burnside weaves a  kaleidoscopic whole dedicated to “anyone who has ever felt small…”

The Still Birth of Beauty

$12.00

Poetry 
36 pages
8.5" x 5.5" single signature with hand sewn binding
Published June 2013

The dilemma of cultural reality shapes The Still Birth Of Beauty, so that desire becomes the driving force which propels the reader between the covers. This is a  space where Nabakov’s Lolita can attend therapy with her sister, loveable  boozehounds populate the bar, European vacations become synonymous with  regret, and masks are part of everyday living.  Yet, desire rarely satisfies and often  leaves “…only a deep space conceived, then aborted in orbit, beyond love’s last  mooring.”

John

$12.00

Poetry
Illustrated by Justin Marable 
48 pages
6" x 6" single signature with hand sewn binding 
Published June 2013

Matthew Porubsky utilizes poetry to create a brief moment in time for each of the twenty-five “Johns” who people the pages of this intimate chapbook illustrated by  Justin Marable. And while words are sparingly used, the images the language creates  enhanced by the drawings that accompany some of the poems create lasting  impressions of these famous and infamous men.

The Imagined Life of the Pioneer Wife

$12.00

Poetry
40 pages
8.5" x 5.5" single signature with hand sewn binding
Published May 2013

The Imagined Life of The Pioneer Wife is a life fully imagined. Vorreyer’s poems are  sometimes brutal in their honest portrayals and always poignant in their beautiful  rendering of landscape and language.  From silken threads to shotguns to milkweed  in bloom, the Pioneer Wife creates a time and space we can inhabit with her as we  move from one tightly crafted poem to the next.

What is Heard

$12.00

Poetry
32 pages
8.5" x 5.5" single signature with hand sewn binding
Published July 2013

Much like the “…record book hanging on a nail, brittle and teaming with little  histories,” Rachel Adams uses her poems to document and examine the past that  lives among us. Natural and personal histories populate the pages, as well as the  way the two often collide in both memory and lived experience. Hers is a landscape  awash in the generous gifts awaiting those who live life with their eyes and ears  wide open, and her quiet attention to detail brings the chapbook to life in a way that  “we feel the centrifugal spin of history” and the beauty of the eastern mountains as  she guides us between the covers.

Her Vena Amoris

$12.00

Poetry
48 pages
8.5" x 5.5" single signature with hand sewn binding
Published July 2013

Traditional belief held the Vena Amoris, or Love Vein, ran directly from the fourth finger of the left hand to the heart.  Thus, engagement and wedding rings were  placed on the “ring finger.” Carol Berg traces the trajectory of yearning, to  fulfillment, to disillusion in a collection of poems that often read more like  mythology or fable than one woman’s journey in and through a relationship.  The  language is lush in image and metaphor and when Berg writes, “When I opened  myself/ I would fall/ in love with my wings that move in the air like prayer,” we find our selves falling with her.

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