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Eugene Ludins

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.

Fighting for Our Health

Insider Richard Kirsch offers a vivid, first-person account of how health care reform came to be.

Linking Collections, Building Connections

New perspectives on a century of artistic activity in New York’s Mid-Hudson Valley.

Floodplain, The

Riveting novel that deals with themes of action and inaction, guilt, and innocence.

Reading Objects 2011

Responses to works in the permanent collection of the Samuel Dorsky Museum of Art at SUNY New Paltz.

Pacem in Terris

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 ...

Song of Myself and Other Poems

Uses new poetic forms to explore various themes such as the nature of the self and our relations with nature.

Voices of Women Singing

A radically innovative blend of poems, prosepoems, and memoir.

Martin Benson Speaks

The robust memoirs of an unusual twentieth-century seeker and student of G. I. Gurdjieff.

Race, Ethnicity, and Place in a Changing America, Second Edition

A comprehensive assessment of how race and ethnicity affect the places we live, work, and visit.

Biondo Flavio's Italia Illustrata

An English translation of Biondo Flavio’s Italia Illustrata, with commentary.

Promise Kept, A

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.

How Mockingbirds Are

Brilliant analysis of the power of ritual orations in a southwestern American Indian community.

The Examined Life--Chinese Perspectives

Edited by Xinyan Jiang
Introduction by Xinyan Jiang
Foreword by Robert Cummings Neville
Subjects: Philosophy

A collection of essays on Chinese ethical traditions, including Confucian, Daoist, and Buddhist ethics.

The Upstate New York Olympics

Offers an ironic, upstate New York take on the Olympics, performance, and the risks and rewards of the creative life.

Pancake Hollow Primer

By Laurence Carr
Subjects: Literature

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.

In Search Of…

Edited by Haifa Mahabir

Stories traversing oceans and continents in the common search for identity and place.

The End of the Folded Map

Winner of the Codhill Poetry Chapbook Award for 2010.

Milton Avery and the End of Modernism

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.

Circular Migrations

Poetry that helps to explore the details of life.

West-East Divan

By Johann Wolfgang von Goethe
Translated by Martin Bidney & Peter Anton von Arnim
Introduction by Martin Bidney
Commentaries by Martin Bidney
Subjects: Literature

Translations of Goethe’s poems about Arabia and Persia and his essays on Islamic culture.

Wisdom Sings the World

Wisdom, this book argues, is found in the poetry of things.

"Favola fui": Petrarch Writes His Readers

Examines the interplay between reading and writing in the works of Petrarch and Dante.

Learning to be Human

Compilation of Stern’s columns from Chronogram in which he explores the intriguing concept of regional culture in its full meaning.

Crush Test

Poetry that sifts the possibilities of an American ethos and probes for a usable truth.

A Hellsmouth for Orpheus

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 ...

The Book of Nine Elixirs

sucked two small drops
of blood
& I suddenly saw
the lust of his attack
& felt its
most serious
misunderstanding
of my life.

Only the Sound Itself

Poetry that reminds us to think about the experiences that made us who we are.

Race, Ethnicity, and Place in a Changing America

A comprehensive assessment of how race and ethnicity affect the places we live, work, and visit.

The African Diaspora in the United States and Canada at the Dawn of the 21st Century

Offers important new perspectives on the African Diaspora in North America.

Multicultural Geographies

Geographical perspectives on the changing patterns of race and ethnicity in the United States.

Pistols and Hearts

"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 ...

Winter Crows

"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 ...

Endless Trace, An

An impressionistic history of the Western spiritual tradition.

Weathered Heart, The

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 ...

Nieuw Pfalz, Book 2

Book 2 of an epic poem on the history and people of the town of New Paltz, New York.

Wytheport Tales, The

"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 ...

Thirst

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. ...

Zen Book of Hours, A

"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 ...

Thumbtacks, Glass, Pennies

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 ...

Heartbeats in Stones

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 ...

Nieuw Pfalz, Book 1

An epic poem on the people and history of New Paltz, New York.

Passion for Seeing, A

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 ...

Postcards Dropped in Flight

"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 Way I Wait for You

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, ...

Diary of a Vagabond

By Song Yong
Translated by Jason Park
Introduction by Jason Park
Notes by Jason Park
Subjects: General Interest

"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 ...

The Apple in the Monkey Tree

"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 ...

Seeing Venice

"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 ...

While I Was Dancing

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 ...

The Hairpin Tax

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 ...

Rafting into the After-Life

"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 ...

Missives

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 ...

What the Bee Knows

"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 ...

The Robe of Love

"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 ...

Charlie

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 ...

Shorewards Tidewards

Full Moon Tide

I want to stop listening.

I'm tired
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
to ...

Enneagrammatic Improvisations

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 ...

Blue Cliff Record

By David Rothenberg
Foreword by Sam Hamill
Subjects: General Interest

"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. " ...

Field Road Sky

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. ...

Gas Light

"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
They droop
Whenever the clouds pass.

All through April
Unnoticed by ...

Tilting Gravity

"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 ...

Hurricane Hymn and Other Poems

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 ...

Riverine

Edited by Laurence Carr
Subjects: General Interest

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 ...

Feral Idylls

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 ...

WaterWrites

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 ...

The Clay-Shaper's Husband

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 ...

Ode to the Human Face

In this cruel era of killings, war and torture a powerful confirmation of what is still human in us humans.

Fugitive

"…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,
flag-fetishistic ...

Welsh Woman Wandering and Other Poems

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 ...

A Yelp in the Ideal

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 ...

Sand and Traffic

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 ...

Cathay

Kim Man-jung

Li Po

Su Tung-p'o

Tu Fu

Wang Wei

Wei Chuang

Window with 4 Panes

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 ...

Andy Warhol

Photographs and essays that explore the interconnections between the private and the public in the work of Andy Warhol.

A Mother's Journey and Selected Photographs

Pulitzer Prize–winning photographs document a single mother's emotional and financial struggles as her son battles a rare form of childhood cancer.

Carolee Schneemann

Over forty works spanning the career of pioneering painter, filmmaker, writer, and performance/installation artist Carolee Schneemann.

Superstructure

Uses image and text to explore boundaries and points of contact between video and photography.

Panorama of the Hudson River

Reprint of the famous 1847 Wade and Croome Hudson River map

Contending Nationalisms of Oromia and Ethiopia

By Asafa Jalata
Subjects: Area Studies

Applies the concept of oppressor and oppressed nationalisms to explore the historical forces and social processes that have shaped modern Ethiopia.

Panorama of the Hudson River

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.

Eva Watson-Schütze

An overview of the career of Eva Watson-Schütze (1867–1935), one the foremost American women photographers of the early twentieth century.

The Hudson River to Niagara Falls

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.

Taking a Different Tack

An overview of an innovative and influential arts organization of the 1970s and early 1980s.

Explorers, Fortunes and Love Letters

Drawing on the latest research, leading scholars shed new light on the culture, society, and legacy of the New Netherland colony.

Exploratory Musicism

Explores music as an element of life ritual directed towards continual physical, subjective, and psychic motion towards self-realization and transcendence.

Dante and Paul's "Five Words with Understanding"

By Robert Hollander
Subjects: History

Argues there is a program of five-word utterances that imitate fallen language in Dante’s Commedia.

East-West Poetry

By Martin Bidney
Subjects: Literature

Poetry that responds to the Qur’an and to the tradition it created.

From Divine to Human: Dante's Circle vs. Boccaccio's Parodic Centers

In Boccacio's Decameron, Cervigni sees a parodic echo of the circles of Dante's Divine Comedy, and asks whether Bocaccio envisions the voyage of the brigata as similar to Dante the Pilgrim's journey toward the center, first the abysmal center of Lucifer, then towards the highest center, God.

Justice and Law

Edited by Steven Scalet
Subjects: Politics And Law

A collection of essays on contemporary issues in justice and law.

Un-Forgetting

Re-calling time lost.

Reading Objects 2008

Poems, short stories, and other personal reactions to works in the permanent collection of the Samuel Dorsky Museum of Art at SUNY New Paltz.

Horsing Around

Edited by W. Douglas McCombs

Overview of cast iron hitching posts designed and manufactured in the nineteenth century.

Social Philosophy and Our Changing Points of View

Edited by Steven Scalet
Subjects: Philosophy

Essays on contemporary issues in political philosophy.

Memory of Touch, For Love of the Other

By Tahseen Bea
Subjects: Literature

Creates contexts for the body to interpret and reinterpret its experiences of touch.

Transitions and Consolidation of Democracy in Africa

Examines the transitions to democracy in Africa.

Judy Pfaff

Explores the recent print work of Judy Pfaff, one of America’s leading sculptors, printmakers, installation artists, and set designers.

Indian Ladder

Photographs by John Yang
Subjects: New York/regional

Beautiful landscape photographs of the Helderberg Escaprment in New York State by renowned photographer John Yang.

Uncrowned Queens, Volume 4

Fourth volume of biographies of African American women community leaders, focusing this time on Oklahoma.