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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 ...

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 ...

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 ...

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 ...

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 ...

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 ...

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 ...

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. ...

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 ...

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 ...

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 ...

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 ...

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 ...

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 ...

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 ...

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, ...

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 ...

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 ...

Down from Troy

A beautifully crafted memoir by one of America's finest storytellers.

Roman Candle

A multilayered portrait of this brash, gifted artist, whose restless voice and spirit seem as alive today as ever.

We Used to Own the Bronx

An inside story of privilege, inherited wealth, and the bizarre values and customs of the American upper crust.

Final Acts

Analyzes contemporary memoirs of terminal illness from a psychoanalytic perspective.

Bungalow Kid

Vividly and lovingly recreates a city kid's summer in the Catskills in the 1950s.

The Man Who Saved New York

A dramatic and colorful portrait of one of New York’s most remarkable governors, Hugh L. Carey, with emphasis on his leadership during the fiscal crisis of 1975.