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At the Edge of the Western Wave

by Carlos Reyes

This collection catches perfectly that special sense of rural Ireland which might be described as mixture of raw satirical humour, tragedy, and a kind of yearning for love and connection in a society that feels a constant tension between materialism and spirituality. At the Edge of the Western Wave is a big and sweeping enough collection to be able to accomodate these themes and their nuances . . .

Balefire

by Shann Ray

A celebration of the intricacies of love. Shann Ray’s Balefire is visionary—a powerful and moving visit to the places that haunt us.

—Debra Magpie Earling, Perma Red

BECAUSE YOU ASKED: A Book of Answers on the Art and Craft of the Writing Life

Edited by Katrina Roberts

Borne out of over fifteen years curating the Visiting Writers Reading Series at Whitman College, Walla Walla, Washington, Katrina Roberts’ Because You Asked is an anthology that brings together anecdotes, approaches, aspirations, confessions, warnings, challenges, passions, foibles, secrets, prompts, craft notes, manifestos—that is, perspectives from writers, their insights and revelations shared often during “Q & A sessions” with young—or simply young-at-heart—writers and readers. A peak inside the writing life, for readers of all sorts!

Before There Is Nowhere to Stand: Palestine | Israel: Poets Respond to the Struggle

Edited by Joan Dobbie & Grace Beeler with Edward Morin

Responding to the violence of Israel’s Operation Cast Lead against Gaza in 2008 – 2009, Joan Dobbie and her niece Grace Beeler, descendants of Holocaust survivors, issued a call for poems by writers of “Palestinian or Jewish heritage . . . for an anthology that strives for understanding . . . in the belief that poetry can create understanding and understanding can dull hatred.”

This book is a tribute to resourceful imaginations. Its purpose is to give readers an occasion to perceive the aspirations and passions of those whose lives have been affected by the struggle—in Joseph Conrad’s words, “to make you hear, to make you feel—it is, before all, to make you see.”

The poems are arranged in seven sections, each dealing with an attribute or phase of the Palestine-Israel struggle. When possible, selections alternate between Jewish and Arab authors, effecting dissonance in subject, emphasis, and attitude—an uneasy multiculturalism.

Between Sleeping & Waking poems by Albert Goldbarth

by Albert Goldbarth

Sometimes in the Mist
BETWEEN SLEEPING & WAKING
My Ear Against a Wall
in the Brain Stem
Picks Up Other Voices

Caliban

by John Whalen

John Whalen’s Caliban is tempest-, whiskey-, and romance-tossed. It is also mordantly funny, peculiarly moving, and always gorgeous. These poems are as deeply pleasurable to read one at a time as in one great gulp, which is all we should ask of any book.

—Elizabeth McCracken

CARBON: SONG OF CRAFTS

by Svetlana Lavochkina

Donetsk, the black gem of Ukraine—Eden and Sodom in one, a stew steaming with coal fever, Manifest Destiny of Europe‘s east: the reader is sent onto a double Odyssey of two adventurers, the fiery blacksmith Alexander and the elusive linguist Lisa, whose paths are destined to cross on the cusp of the war in the Donbas.

CARIBOU

by Thomas Mitchell

“. . . Thomas Mitchell’s poems do what the best poems do: they assist our concentration, allowing us to encounter the beauty and relevance of all that is around us.”

CHINOOK & CHANTERELLE

by Robert Michael Pyle

From Pangaea to pledge drives, “Pedestrains on Roadway” signs to a platypus’ silky pelt, these poems cover terrain, species, and moments too often overlooked. Thankfully, Robert Michael Pyle’s life work as a naturalist means he doesn’t miss much, and his keen observations of the natural and human world are fully in evidence in this fine collection. Here, the reader will find poems ranging from the pleasure of pencil shavings to moving poems written for the poet’s late wife Thea. Pyle’s delight in language and lively wit sound clearly throughout, whether describing a Yuletide smorgasbord or his neighbors: “the Douglases, fir and squirrel; the Townsends, vole and mole.” In the words of the title poem: “What gifts these are.”

—Holly Hughes

Composing Voices: A Cycle of Dramatic Monologues

by Robert Pack

Robert Pack’s new volume of poetry, Composing Voices: A Cycle of Dramatic Monologues, is a fabulously expanded version of his 1984 book, Faces in a Single Tree. In each of the poems a single person is talking to one other person to whom he is intimately related, creating deep dramatic tension: a father talking to a bereaved daughter or puzzled son; a sister confronting a sister gone astray or a brother to whom she is confessing her compromised pregnancy; husbands and wives, old and young, reviewing some crisis of their lives together. Combined with these human dramas are the dramas of nature. Pack inherits Robert Frost’s sensitivity to the minutiae of spectacle and evolution, the mysteries of God and Darwin’s theories. He regards these with humor and compassion. And, perhaps miraculously, but surely most wisely, he does it all within the regulations and beauties of blank verse.