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The Heart of Everything That Is


Poetry, Red Bird Editor Series
Photographs by author
44 pages 
6" x 6" single signature with hand sewn binding
Published May 2014

At the Top

The steep angle of the slab
sends my stomach in somersaults.
The long distance to the ground
overcomes logic and I briefly forget
this tether at my waist marries me
to this ledge so that I may take in these spires 
surrounding me.

Raven’s eye view over the vast expanse of 
rocks pushed upward: 
sharp stones punctuating the heart of everything that is.

Inner Passage


48 pages
8.5" x 5.5" single signature with hand sewn binding
Published June 2014


Side by side in canvas deck chairs,
we cradle words in our palms:
you, A Walk in the Woods;
I, the salve of Li-Young Lee.
The cruise ship pulses beneath us;
above, flags flap 
a staccato against the salt 
air we can taste.

An Asian couple sits near us
in the crook where two benches
converge in a vee.
Knees touching, 
they lean close to talk, 
forming a cave.
On the back of her moss-green kimono
a red dragon devours its own tail. 

I follow the curve of the beast's back,
edged in ebony,
while the flow of foreign syllables 
lulls and impales me.
How I ache to pierce through
all the silences, and wail
Cancer and chemo are eating
my husband alive.


The Nerd Factory


Non Fiction
36 pages
8.5" x 5.5" single signature chapbook with hand sewn binding
Published August 2014

Matt Mareck looks at comic books as art form and literature.  He considers the serious side of comic books with just enough humor to keep it fun.  Includes an author vetted list of the best, recommendations on what to read and which to collect.

Animal Poems, An Anthology


Poetry Anthology
11 poems from various authors with corresponding photographs  
44 pages
8.5" x 5.5" single signature with hand sewn binding
Published ____ 2014

Two years ago Gretchen Marquette began the process of collecting animal poems.  She selected 11 poems from various authors. We had planned to have the poems illustrated but that plan fell through.  Still we had these great poems and so we went to photographers online and found images that spoke to the poems.  What you see is the cover of the anthology.  Inside you will find photographs and a startling collection of poems that speak to the variety of  human relationships with, and responses to, the animal world.  

Authors of this collection are Tara Bergen Adams, Caleb Beissert, Krisanne a Dattir, Frieda Gardner, Joanna Lilley, Beverly Acuff Momoi, Ariane Sandford, Ann Tweedy, Sohn Sibley Williams, Kelly Hansen Maher, and Su Smallen.  


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