Explores the relationship between the mystical cosmology of G. I. Gurdjieff and the discoveries and theories of modern science.
Papers of the fortieth Algonquian Conference held at the University of Minnesota-Twin Cities in October 2008.
The story of two women and their quotidian existence in rural New York.
Surveys the fifty-year career of the avant-garde artist Ushio Shinohara.
Explores the work and philosophy of renowned industrial designer Russel Wright, whose former home in the Hudson Valley—Manitoga—is now a national historic landmark.
An indispensable resource for dedicated cyclists planning to bike the Hudson Valley or the casual rider looking to take the family out for a couple of hours. Great for walkers, boaters, and auto travelers, too.
A critical edition, with notes and commentary, of the ancient Aramaic translation of the Torah.
Rumi’s universal approach to life is compellingly revealed in easy-to-read prose with excerpts from Rumi’s poetry.
A reminder that much of the music that drives contemporary music and world culture has Afrocentric origins.
Winner of the Codhill Poetry Chapbook Award for 2011.
This catalogue accompanies the exhibition of the same title, held at the Samuel Dorsky Museum of Art, presenting a retrospective view of the seventy-year career of Woodstock painter and draftsman Eugene Ludins.
Insider Richard Kirsch offers a vivid, first-person account of how health care reform came to be.
New perspectives on a century of artistic activity in New York’s Mid-Hudson Valley.
Riveting novel that deals with themes of action and inaction, guilt, and innocence.
Responses to works in the permanent collection of the Samuel Dorsky Museum of Art at SUNY New Paltz.
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.
The robust memoirs of an unusual twentieth-century seeker and student of G. I. Gurdjieff.
A radically innovative blend of poems, prosepoems, and memoir.
A comprehensive assessment of how race and ethnicity affect the places we live, work, and visit.
An English translation of Biondo Flavio’s Italia Illustrata, with commentary.
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.
Brilliant analysis of the power of ritual orations in a southwestern American Indian community.
A collection of essays on Chinese ethical traditions, including Confucian, Daoist, and Buddhist ethics.
Offers an ironic, upstate New York take on the Olympics, performance, and the risks and rewards of the creative life.
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.
Exhibition catalog featuring the work of Milton Avery, an artist who brought the sketch, with its spontaneity, movement, and fleetingness, to the status of a finished painting.
Poetry that helps to explore the details of life.
Wisdom, this book argues, is found in the poetry of things.
Translations of Goethe’s poems about Arabia and Persia and his essays on Islamic culture.
Examines the interplay between reading and writing in the works of Petrarch and Dante.
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.
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 ...
Poetry that reminds us to think about the experiences that made us who we are.
sucked two small drops
& I suddenly saw
the lust of his attack
& felt its
of my life.
A comprehensive assessment of how race and ethnicity affect the places we live, work, and visit.
Geographical perspectives on the changing patterns of race and ethnicity in the United States.
Offers important new perspectives on the African Diaspora in North America.
"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 ...
"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 ...
"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 ...
"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 ...
An epic poem on the people and history of New Paltz, New York.
"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 ...
Book 2 of an epic poem on the history and people of the town of New Paltz, New York.
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 ...
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 ...
The fragmentary poems are of flight, written in the full fury of movement from a known habitat to one full of strangeness. The uncanny is their constant envoy. They enter into things at an obtuse angle ...
This anthology of contemporary poetry and memoir celebrates the Hudson River and its environs in all of its breadth and depth. It brings together sixty Hudson Valley writers who explore what it means ...
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 ...
"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 ...
In this cruel era of killings, war and torture a powerful confirmation of what is still human in us humans.
"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. " ...
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. ...
Poetry cannot perform search and rescues.
Words are not water or food or shelter.
Grief cannot put a roof over storm-refugees.
Compassion's not a substitute for action.
Come in from the wind, let ...
An impressionistic history of the Western spiritual tradition.
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 ...
"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 ...
"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 ...
"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 ...
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 ...
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 ...
Full Moon Tide
I want to stop listening.
of making sense, of having to listen, of taking
the ocean in day after day, of holding on
to its labor; you have to let go--and it blanks out lost
"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 ...
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 ...
Praise for Steve Clorfeine's work:
"I found myself carried by his words. ..often an unremarkable or extravagantly beautiful list of things and events was made brilliant by the attention paid to their existence. ...
"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 ...
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 ...
"…At the crossroads of assault and proceed,
with the sweat dirty gum grease of law machines,
amid thrill and lull, faithless young gods
inured to guts swill black smoke; uniformed,
The ambiguity of snow
Dog wishes, buried
in squinty sun
may never sprout
deeper dreads down
under may deface
even terror's stun gun
before bright dawn
pours on white cloth
buffered over white
strain and ...
"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 ...
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 ...
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 ...
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 ...
"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 ...
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, ...
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 ...
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 ...
Photographs and essays that explore the interconnections between the private and the public in the work of Andy Warhol.
Pulitzer Prize–winning photographs document a single mother's emotional and financial struggles as her son battles a rare form of childhood cancer.
Over forty works spanning the career of pioneering painter, filmmaker, writer, and performance/installation artist Carolee Schneemann.
Uses image and text to explore boundaries and points of contact between video and photography.
Reprint of the famous 1847 Wade and Croome Hudson River map
Applies the concept of oppressor and oppressed nationalisms to explore the historical forces and social processes that have shaped modern Ethiopia.
A photographic documentary of both sides of the river, from New York Harbor to Albany, updating and reprinting the classic 1910 Panorama of the Hudson.
An overview of the career of Eva Watson-Schütze (1867–1935), one the foremost American women photographers of the early twentieth century.
A stunning selection of paintings by Thomas Cole, Asher B. Durand, John W. Casilear, George Inness, and others, depicting landscapes, historic sites, natural wonders, and waterways of New York State.
An overview of an innovative and influential arts organization of the 1970s and early 1980s.
Drawing on the latest research, leading scholars shed new light on the culture, society, and legacy of the New Netherland colony.
Re-calling time lost.
Explores music as an element of life ritual directed towards continual physical, subjective, and psychic motion towards self-realization and transcendence.
Poetry that responds to the Qur’an and to the tradition it created.
A collection of essays on contemporary issues in justice and law.