A unique, firsthand account of working with a spiritual master in the midst of "ordinary" life.
Strangers and spirits intersect between surreal city streets and tactile dreams in this fourth collection from the award-winning poet.
New poems by the author of Winter Crows.
As the '90s spiral towards the new century, a Manhattan nightlife ingenue and her gritty East Village dive-bar crowd fight long odds to win at love, friendship, and ambition.
A volume of lyric poetry including ekphrastic works, animal poems, life studies, and found objects.
The poems in this book, by the way they speak to all parts of our minds, invite us to come alive and experience each movement, each emotion and action, and some statements therein, intuitively and aesthetically.
Recollections and reflections that introduce the reader to the equivalent of the practice of the presence of God.
Poems that explore social and ecological struggles, personal and public nostalgia, family and solitude and seek to balance it all with hope.
A collection of prose poems by Musan Cho Oh-hyun (1932–2018), celebrated poet-monk of the Nine Mountain school of Korean Zen.
A novel of political intrigue and coming of age, centered in a torture operative who is a fugitive and his unsuspecting daughter who must shelter him.
An exploration of states of consciousness as well as journeys in the imaginal realm.
Winner of the Codhill Poetry Award for 2018, this collection unveils surrealistic imagery and apocalyptic moments to explore cityscapes external and internal.
Poems depicting the planetary tilt that shuffles the seasons, the dynamic poise of a bird hovering, the tendency to veer as we aim for the polestar but wake up awry.
A collection of poetry and prose by a Hudson Valley–based group of women writers.
In spring 1972, Brenda Hudson, wife and mother, disappears while vacationing on Hatteras Island, North Carolina.
Both an anthology and an informal textbook that features poetry and essays by twenty-five New York State poets.
This poetry book is a grain of seed in light of the poet’s longing for warm human nature, and of her effort to restore it; it also bears her love for paper.
Poetry that takes nature by surprise, observing the world while making it anew.
A poetic visual meditation on creativity and the nature of imagination and experience.
Explores the meanings of G. I. Gurdjieff’s enneagram.
A love story told against the backdrop of “the writing life. ”
Poems that contemplate the fraught interdependence of the human and more-than-human in an era of extreme environmental degradation.
Takes the reader on a journey through time and place, with stops along the way to visit Madame Curie, Charlie Parker, Scheherazade, Madame Bovary, Lee Harvey Oswald’s coffin, and God, among others.
Lyric and blank verse poetry sifting darkness in the author’s life and in the lives of others, both real and imagined.
A longtime member of the Communist Party travels across the USA in 1950, wondering what he will tell the House Un-American Activities Committee, and whether he will ever return home.
Winner of the Codhill Poetry Award for 2015.
A collection of poems by the South Korean poet Lee Jangwook.
A multilayered study and poetic evocation of one of the world’s greatest architectural wonders, Strasbourg Cathedral.
One man’s always humbling and sometimes humorous path to forgiveness and redemption.
A bright young man with cerebral palsy has his destiny intertwined with Princess Diana’s.
Winner of the Codhill Poetry Award for 2014.
A love story entwined with a philosophic quest.
Poems on relationship, intimacy, and longing, the poetics of postcards, and places real and imagined.
Poems that explore our place in the cosmos.
The first collection in English of this renowned Korean poet's work.
Poems that express the wonder and challenge of being human in a conflicted world.
Eight intimate stories that speak to the spiritual question of what matters in life.
Poems on nature and the human condition.
Winner of the Codhill Poetry Award for 2013.
A collection of contemporary prose and poetry by women writers from New York’s Hudson Valley.
Winner of the Codhill Poetry Chapbook Award for 2012.
A scout’s iconoclastic views of basketball, love, and American culture.
In these idiosyncratic, subtly rhymed and occasionally violent lyrics, Frost runs her tongue along the edge of the knife dividing wit from rage.
The first novel to fully explore evolutionary psychology, Trine Erotic explores what it means to love and write in a memetic, Darwinian world.
Explores the relationship between the mystical cosmology of G. I. Gurdjieff and the discoveries and theories of modern science.
The story of two women and their quotidian existence in rural New York.
Rumi’s universal approach to life is compellingly revealed in easy-to-read prose with excerpts from Rumi’s poetry.
Winner of the Codhill Poetry Chapbook Award for 2011.
Riveting novel that deals with themes of action and inaction, guilt, and innocence.
The banner of humankind blows over Pacem in Terris whenever it is open. The five stripes symbolize five subdivisions of the one human race; brown, black, red, white, yellow, unite at the top, each one ...
Uses new poetic forms to explore various themes such as the nature of the self and our relations with nature.
A radically innovative blend of poems, prosepoems, and memoir.
The robust memoirs of an unusual twentieth-century seeker and student of G. I. Gurdjieff.
A thrilling adventure and a tale of our time, this is the story of Jared’s mythic quest to fulfill an ancient promise and save his people from endless war and spiritual poverty.
An insightful and often humorous tale of rural life and how an old house and its land can bring a broken person back to wellness.
Stories traversing oceans and continents in the common search for identity and place.
Winner of the Codhill Poetry Chapbook Award for 2010.
Poetry that helps to explore the details of life.
Wisdom, this book argues, is found in the poetry of things.
Compilation of Stern’s columns from Chronogram in which he explores the intriguing concept of regional culture in its full meaning.
Poetry that sifts the possibilities of an American ethos and probes for a usable truth.
sucked two small drops
& I suddenly saw
the lust of his attack
& felt its
of my life.
Poetry that reminds us to think about the experiences that made us who we are.
To the poet's quest for immortal vision, A Hellsmouth for Orpheus offers the longing of human desire. Raw but discreet, deliberately sensual, evoking an elusive authority, this book-length poem turns ...
"First finalist for the Codhill Poetry Chapbook Award for 2008, Sibyl James's Pistols and Hearts captures the beauty and ruggedness of daily life in Mexico through inventive lyricism. Oscillating between ...
"Winner of the Codhill Poetry Chapbook Award for 2008, Barry Sternlieb's Winter Crows recalls the directness of Asian master poets, its offerings as deft as calligraphic brushwork, as acoustically sound ...
An impressionistic history of the Western spiritual tradition.
This collection of sonnets, written over a fifty year period, treats such universal themes as loss, parental love, the cycle of the seasons, the everpresence of flux and change, and the tragic state of ...
Book 2 of an epic poem on the history and people of the town of New Paltz, New York.
"In The Wytheport Tales, Laurence Carr observes 'Time is warping in the palace. ' And our nights and days are warping in these sly, canny (or are they uncanny?) poems. Most interested in the world when ...
Searching for Things to Worship
Sorting through fluttering debris
of thick boyhood days, tangle of jungle
browned with our absence,
I remember how you cupped
water at Cedar Creek,
your hands a chalice. ...
"When at seventeen I had become a medical student in Holland, my eye fell on a slim volume that carried in large yellow characters the title 'ZEN. ' This was in 1926, when Zen was still unknown in the ...
I pick up thumb-tacks in the street
and put them in my pocket. Some I use
to stick up times on the corkboard, some I put
back in the desk. Once a tack stuck
straight through the ball of my foot as I ran ...
The poet's eye never misses the incongruity of things that cuts to the bone, "an obsidian scalpel of love" that keeps racing with her in the space between life and death, adoration and hatred. It may ...
An epic poem on the people and history of New Paltz, New York.
In A Passion for Seeing, Frederick Franck establishes himself as a prime minister witness to the twentieth century. Read in this anthology the best of Franck's observations: from the onset of the Second ...
"Charming, enigmatic, often humorous, these half-poetic, half-philosophic vignettes condense a lifetime to its essential images. They sent me searching for my own. " –Steve Webb, Seattle writer and ...
The etymology of the word "missive" according to Merriam-Webster's Dictionary comes from Middle French: lettre missive, literally translated as "a letter intended to be sent. " Missives is a book composed ...
Would you be so terrifying
uncoffined, dried earth caked on your calves, disintegrating in a field among weeds
like an animal whose death
makes a place large and strange?
—from Knee Deep in Mud My Mother ...
This collection of poems was written between 2004 and 2009. Working with various partners Steve Clorfeine developed a form, "moving and writing," in which one person moves with eyes closed and the other ...
"Song Yong's strange complex stories exhibit masterful control of language and narrative drive. They explore themes of existentialism such as existential anxiety and despair and deal with the plight of ...
Riverine is a contemporary anthology of memoir, short fiction, and poetry by over seventy Hudson Valley writers.
The memoirs reflect Hudson Valley life along with life outside the U. S. Intriguing short ...
With each poem in this series, Bauman explores the life of an animal native to the Catskill region, delving into their secret suffering, fear, and determination. Through their daily struggles, he reveals ...
"Mr. Murphy is a very carful craftsman in his work, a patient and testing intelligence, one of those writers who knows precisely what he wants his style to achieve. His poetry is quite but packed, carefully ...
"The Sphinx, the Pyramids, the stone temples are, all of them, ultimately, as flimsy as London Bridge; our cities but tents set up in the cosmos. We pass. But what the bee knows, the wisdom that sustains ...
"A Short Piece"
It must be that the azaleas
Bloom at dawn
And fall at dusk.
Over the low pine grove
Behind the rocks in Samchung Dong
Whenever the clouds pass.
All through April
Unnoticed by ...
Scholar in Comparative Religion and co-author of Shlomo's Stories (Jason Arson), Mesinai was chosen one of Columbia University's 250 'greatest graduates' for her search for Raoul Wallenberg and other ...
"Winner of the Codhill Poetry Chapbook Award for 2009," Elizabeth Rees's Tilting Gravity shimmers like moonlight on tidewater, illuminating the ebb and flow of brokenness and recovery with rippling imagination ...
David McCann is the Korea Foundation Professor of Korean Literature at Harvard University and the translator/editor of numerous volumes of Korean poetry. His own poetry has been published in Poetry, Ploughshares, ...
"The 42 poems in this book were culled from a 365-poem opus titled One Year. Each poem in One Year was composed according to the following method:
I would take a day--say, January 18--and, sifting through ...
In the poetry of Celestine Frost, the I is not confessional, rarely even personal, but, like he or she, a voice, subliminal and quirky. In this, her fourth collection, the liquid, unamalgamated thought ...
"Irresistible. A major force in the renaissance of storytelling in America. " —New York Times
"The Robe of Love takes us straight to the heart singing, glorious reminding us in story after story that ...
"Revisiting these 100 classic case studies, Rothenberg enlivens the process, and if he returns one to translations from the original, if his practice deepens another's practice, so much the better. " ...
"Venice is so much more than canals, bridges, gondolas. It is an unbroken sequence of ever-changing moods; festive; frivolous, elegiac and melancholy, forever foreign yet totally intimate. " –from Seeing ...
The poems in this volume are experimental in nature. They came out of a study of the enneagram—a symbol best described in P. D. Ouspensky's In Search of the Miraculous. While looking for a way to experience ...
ODE TO DOGS
I am tired of hearing about dogs
used as metaphors for the uncivilized.
Imagine a world in which humans
possessed at least twenty times
as many olfactory receptors,
able to distinguish the ...
Abraham Burickson's chapbook Charlie is an exploration of what it means to find oneself living without an instruction manual in a world filled with strangers. The poems follow Charlie and Sal, two very ...