UNCOLLECTED POEMS OF THE SEVENTIES
The twentieth and largest collection by a poet "wholly involved in an
American urban experience."--Sam Cornish.
Poetry, 195 pages,
$7.50. ISBN 978-0-914610-31-1.
MOONLIGHT STANDING IN AS CORDELIA
Library Journal calls Lane, a Pennsylvania writer, carpenter and Greek
scholar, "a spiritual kin of Walt Whitman."
Poetry, 47 pages,
$4.00. ISBN 978-0-914610-20-2.
READY TO SURVIVE
"Her poetry is strong, intelligent and often quite witty. . ."--Marge
Poetry, 30 pages,
$4.00. ISBN 978-0-914610-04-5.
New and Selected Poems
Joan Larkin’s previous volumes of poetry include Cold River,
which received a Lambda Literary Award for Poetry. In her fourth
decade of teaching writing, she is a member of the core faculty of the
MFA Program in Poetry at New England College.
Hardcover: 978-1-931236-75-1, $26.
Paperback: ISBN 978-1- 931236-74-4, $16.
The World in a Minute
This is Gary Lenhart’s fourth collection of poetry. He has also published two other recent books, Another Look: Selected Prose (Subpress) and The Stamp of Class: Reflections on Poetry and Social Class (University of Michigan Press). He teaches writing at Dartmouth World Center.
paper, ISBN 978-1-934909-12-6 $18.00
FATHER AND SON NIGHT
“The ultimate graciousness in art.” -Ron Padgett. “The
operatic stillness of this work, one of many of Lenhart’s great
success, scores an intensity and toughness that is both awe-inspiring
and sublime.” -Lewis Warsh.
Poetry, 72 pages
paper, ISBN 978-1-882413-64-5 $13.00
cloth, ISBN 978-1-882413-65-2 $21.00
Second full collection by a writer who "can say a great deal in a few
words and knows how to weave the Big Ideas into his work without pretending
to resolve them."--Washington Review.
Poetry, 66 pages.
Paper, ISBN 978-0-914610-91-5, $9.00.
Cloth, ISBN 978-0-914610-92-2, $15.00.
Evolution of a Sigh
R. Zamora Linmark is the author of Prime Time Apparitions and Rolling The
R’s, which he adapted for the stage. His poems, stories, and essays
have appeared in numerous journals and anthologies in the U.S. and the
Philippines. He has received grants and fellowships from the National Endowment
for the Arts, U.S.-Japan Friendship Commission, and twice from the Fulbright
Foundation. He lives in Honolulu and Manila.
ISBN-13: 978-1-931236-89-8 (cloth) $26.00
ISBN-13: 978-1-931236-88-1 (pbk.) $16.00
“...witty and disenchanted, sexy and tough, jangled with longing
and the crazed changes the wild new world works.”—Mark Doty.
paper, ISBN 978-1-931236-45-4 $15.00
HC, ISBN 978-1-931236-46-1 $25.00
This is Lourie's seventh individual collection. A musician as well as
a poet, he plays tenor sax and trumpet. Ghost Radio includes the
complete text of the poem "Forgiving Our Fathers," which is featured in
the movie Smoke Signals.
"It's good to hear his voice again after a lapse of some years--a voice
he found early, and which speaks with a unique and convincing eloquence."
--Denise Levertov. "Dick Lourie's poems are like sudden, dramatic snapshots
of true feeling and memory: of friends, family, life, death, and--maybe
most of all--music."--Alison Lurie
Poetry, 120 pages
Paper, ISBN 978-1-882413-48-5, $12.00
Cloth, ISBN 978-1-882413-49-2, $20.00 (Out Of Print)
RADIO BLUES (CD)
Poetry and blues meet at the crossroads in this CD by poet and blues musician
Dick Lourie. Many of these poems appeared in Lourie's book Ghost Radio
(Hanging Loose, 1998), now in its fourth printing. Here Lourie turns them
into musical collaborations with an assortment of skilled blues band professionals,
speaking the poems himself and adding tenor sax solos. Special guests
include acclaimed blues performer Big Jack Johnson, and teenage musicians
from the Mississippi Delta. The CD also features a version of Lourie's
poem "Forgiving Our Fathers," which many remember as the moving
climax to the popular film Smoke Signals.
Still available, this early collection by a poet "who never lets
go of ideas, emotions, and a need to write honestly. . ."--Booklist.
"There are few poems of the last ten years that have moved me as
much as some of his."--Denise Levertov.
Poetry, 81 pages,
$5.00. ISBN 978-0-914610-09-0
If the Delta Was the Sea
“Dick Lourie has written a rich, spacious book.
Observing the principles that ‘we are all embedded
in history’ and that the individual ‘contains
multitudes,’ these poems present a portrait of a
place, Clarksdale, Mississippi, and its people, through
a unique cultural and social perspective. Lourie has an
impeccable ear for colloquial nuances and an acute eye
for meaningful trivia. If the Delta Was the Sea is
a genuine delight.”—Ha
ISBN: 978-1-934909-01-0(paperback), $18
ISBN: 978-1-934909-02-7(Hardcover), $28
Way They Say Yes Here
Born in Wisconsin, Jacqueline Lyons graduated from Colorado State University
with an MFA in Creative Writing. She is now at the University of Utah,
completing a PhD in Literature and Creative Writing. The Way They Say
Yes Here is her first collection, the contents of which came largely
from her experience as a Peace Corps Volunteer in Lesotho, Southern
Africa, where she spent three years. Her poems and essays have appeared
in Calyx, Hanging Loose, Puerto del Sol, The Beloit Poetry Journal,
Phoebe, Florida Review and other publications.
paper, ISBN 978-1-931236-29-4 $14.00
cloth, ISBN 978-1-931236-30-0 $24.00
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PEOPLE COULD FLY
Marcus has published six books of poems, as well as a novel and pieces
for the theater. He teaches Film and Literature at Cabrillo College
in Aptos and is co-host of a weekly poetry show on KUSP radio. "Marcus
is the kind of priest-poet who, like Peguy or Jacob, gets to the Light
by tearing up the universe in ecstatic dance." --Andrei Codrescu. "These
eloquent prose poems journey over a vast landscape of human experience,
myth, folk tale, and family history. Larger than life, spinning through
time and space with imaginative pyrotechnics and acute perception, the
poems are entertaining, sobering, and above all, wise." --Shirley Kaufman
Prose poems, 128 pages
Paper, ISBN 978-1-882413-44-7, $13.00
Cloth, ISBN 978-1-882413-45-4, $21.00
the Body Says It’s Leaving
When the Body Says It’s Leaving si the second poetry collection
by Pansy Maurer-Alvarez. Born in Puerto Rico, Pansy Maurer-Alvarez was
raised in Pennsylvania, and now resides in Paris and occasionally in
Zurich. Before she decided to write full time in the late 80s, she was
a teacher and a translator. Her work has since appeared in such magazines
as Kalliope, Hanging Loose, The World and Lungfull! (US), and The Times
Literary Supplement, Orbis and Leviathan Quarterly (UK). She occasionally
teaches workshops and is a contributing editor to the British magazine,
Tears in the Fence. A fine press collaboration with an artist, Lovers
Eternally Nearing, was published in Zurich in 1997, in English and German.
Her first poetry collection, Dolores: The Alpine Years, was also published
by Hanging Loose Press in 1996.
Poetry, 82 pages
paper, ISBN 978-1-931236-31-7 $14.00
cloth, ISBN 978-1-931236-32-4 $24.00
DOLORES: THE ALPINE YEARS
Born in Puerto Rico, raised in Pennsylvania and a longtime resident of
Paris, this first-book writer speaks through the lively persona of Dolores.
"After you read these poems, you'll know that Dolores is out there somewhere
and you'll want to join her."--Sherman Alexie. "Her poetry is buoyant.
. . . For a lover of European culture, they're a real treat."--Kliatt.
"A jewel box of contrasting sensibility. . . . A real pleasure."&emdash;Alice
Notley. "Breathtakingly inviting
Poetry, 72 pages.
Paper, ISBN 978-1-882413-30-0, $12.00.
Cloth, ISBN 978-1-882413-31-7, $20.00.
AN OLD ROAD: THE POETIC LIFE OF WILMA ELIZABETH MCDONALD" is
a 40-minute video by Chris Simon featuring the poet at home in Tulare,
reading poems and discussing her life and work.
$29.95 (Sorry, no institutional orders.)
LAST DUST STORM
"Stays as close to the soil as the human condition will allow. . . The
'ghosts' in McDaniel's lean, honest poetry belong to all of us."--Frank
Allen, American Book Review.
Poetry, 104 pages.
Paper, ISBN 978-1-882413-16-4, $12.00.
Cloth, ISBN 978-1-882413-17-1, $20.00.
PRIMER FOR BUFORD
"One wants to return to her book again and again."--Pete Seeger.
Poetry, 120 pages.
Paper, ISBN 978-0-914610-87-8, $9.00.
Cloth, ISBN 978-0-914610-88-5, $15.00.
"As real as the dustbowl--A moving collection, alive with people seldom
encountered in modern poetry."--Sam Cornish. "A small masterpiece." --Sojourner.
Poetry, 68 pages,
$10.00. ISBN 978-0-914610-27-4.
"McDaniel stamps her poems with an undeniable signature of simplicity
of diction combined with power of suggestion."--Laurel Speer
Poetry , 112 pages
paper, ISBN 978-1-882413-93-5 $13.00
cloth, ISBN 978-1-882413-94-2 $21.00 (Out Of Print)
The Man Who Wrote on Water
Pablo Medina's poetry has been called "exuberant," "provocative," and "nothing short of linguistic mastery." In this, his sixth collection, he wrestles with love, God, the city, and the ever-present island of his birth. Born in Big Banana Havana, Medina grew up in Big Apple New York. Fruit, he loves fruit. He longs for Big Papaya, pink and juicy, of which he can't get enough. He is also a novelist, translator, and essayist. He lives in Boston, in an exile surrounded by icicles, and is on faculty at Emerson College and the Warren Wilson MFA Program for Writers.
ISBN: 978-1-934909-19-5 (pbk.) $18.00
For 26 years the F.B.I. watched the artist Arnold Mesches. Federal
agents took note of his illustrations for political journals and magazines.
They watched him march for peace and disarmament and demonstrate against
Senator Joseph R. McCarthy and the House Un-American Activities Committee.
They were also, during this time, compiling an 800 page dossier on him.
Today he has turned these files into art and put them on view at P.S.
1 in the exhibition “The F.B.I. Files.” The art consists
of colorful collages of news clippings, personal photographs, 50’s
era images and hand-written and typed script, all surrounded by decorative
painted borders. Mr. Mesches said the works were inspired by the mix
of image and sacred text found in illuminated medieval manuscripts.
Read more and view the work>>
Art, 64 pages :
paper, ISBN 978-1-931236-41-6 $30.00
“Whether taking surreal leaps and bounds
over the trash and beauty of cityscapes or drawing gnomic lines from
woodland views, Sharon Mesmer’s poems are timed to rise with those
moments when ‘things are always beginning or becoming’ or
to settle in ‘a way to hear Hope talking or maybe listening.’ At
turns intimate or boisterously satiric, The Virgin Formica can gently
detonate or erupt, carrying readers along on ripples or shockwaves.”—Paul
ISBN-13: 978-1-931236-91-1 (pbk.) $16.00
ISBN-13: 978-1-931236-92-8 (cloth) $26.00
“Mesmer’s evocative poetic language provides refreshingly
clear images and clever turns of phrase.”—Publishers
paper, ISBN 978-1-931236-47-8. $15
HC ISBN 978-1-931236-48-5, $25
The Empty Quarter
“The only thing wrong with Sharon Mesmer’s story collection
is that it’s too short...” -The Stranger. “...astonishing,
sexy, funny and brilliant....Dazzling and deep.” -Elinor Nauen.
Poetry, 103 pages
paper, ISBN 978-1-882413-66-9 $13.00
cloth, ISBN 978-1-882413-67-6 $21.00
MILLER, REITER & ROBBINS: THREE NEW POETS
A first collection by three young poets who first appeared in Hanging
Loose magazine. "Sophistication of thought and sensibility of expression
that readers expect to find in older writers."--Kliatt Book Guide.
Poetry, 99 pages.
Paper, ISBN 978-0-914610-95-3, $9.00.
Cloth, ISBN 978-0-914610-96-0, $15.00.
Dialect of a skirt
Erica Miriam Fabri is a graduate of the American Academy of Dramatic Arts and received her MFA in poetry from the New School. Her work has appeared in such publications as The Texas Review, Hanging Loose, The Spoon River Poetry Review, The New York Quarterly and Good Foot Magazine. She has lectured and led seminars at Cooper Union School of Arts, New York University, Columbia University and Penn State University. She is also a spoken word mentor and curriculum writer for Urban Word NYC. She currently teaches creative writing and performance poetry at The School of Visual Arts, Pace University and for the City University of New York (CUNY) at Hunter College and Baruch College. This is her first book.
Paper, ISBN 978-1-934909-10-2, $18.00.
"Some of the images are rough and cruel, but the touchstones of his hard
earned poetry are family and heritage."--Library Journal.
Poetry, 80 pages,
$7.00. ISBN 978-0-914610-35-9.
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First full collection. "Nauen's poems are like her personality, which
is irresistible"--Richard Hell. "Streetwise and New York funny. Nauenhas
created a windswept metaphysic of American Life..."--Andrei Codrescu.
Paper, ISBN 978-1-882413-40-9, $12.00.
Cloth, ISBN 978-1-882413-41-6, $20.00.
Maggie Nelson is originally from northern California. Her first full-length
collection, Shiner, was published by Hanging Loose in 2001,
and was a finalist for the Norma Farber First Book Award. Her work has
appeared in many anthologies and journals, including The Best American
Poetry 2002 (ed. Robert Creeley), Heights of the Marvelous: A New York
Anthology (St. Martin’s Press, 2000), The Hat, LIT, Open City,
and Shiny. She is a founding editor of Fort Necessity, a small literary
magazine, and has taught at Wesleyan University and the New School Graduate
writing Program in Creative writing. She is a doctoral candidate in
English at the Graduate Center of the City University of New York and
lives in Brooklyn.
TP: 978-1-931236-21-8, $13.
HC: 978-1-931236-22-5, $21
“Mad, funny, smart and on fire simultaneously, these poems hold
a special spin, pitch and complexity all of their own.” -Lee Ann
Brown. “Her Shiner is totally cool. -Eileen Myles.
paper, ISBN 978-1-882413-99-7 $13.00
cloth, ISBN 978-1-882413-00-3 $21.00
Charles North’s ingenious poems in the form of baseball
lineups have been exhilarating readers since they first appeared
in 1972 and sportswriter Larry Merchant devoted two New
York Post columns to them. The Village Voice and The
Philadelphia Inquirer have both called the lineups “brilliant,” and
among poets themselves they are legendary.
ISBN: 978-1-934909-03-4(paperback), $18.00
Formally adventurous, emotionally
and musically rich, Charles North’s poetry has received numerous
honors, including two NEA grants and four Fund for Poetry Awards.
In Cadenza, he displays all the qualities that made James
Schuyler call him “the most stimulating poet of his generation” and
the Washington Post hail him as “one of the most
memorable of contemporary poets.”
Paperback: ISBN 978-1-931236-76-8, $15.
Hardcover: ISBN 978-1-931236-71-5, $25.
YEAR OF THE OLIVE OIL
"A delight from beginning to end."--John Ash, Washington Post. "The most
stimulating poet of his generation."--James Schuyler. "Astounding."--Booklist.
Poetry, 75 pages.
Paper, ISBN 978-0-914610-66-3, $9.00.
Cloth, ISBN 978-0-914610-67-0, $15.00.
OTHER WAY:SELECTED PROSE
No Other Way collects essays, lectures, reviews and other prose written
over two decades by a New York poet whom James Schuyler called "the most
stimulating poet of his generation." Charles North's fresh and provocative
writing illuminates the work of both well-known and undersung poets and
artists (Elizabeth Bishop, John Ashbery, Fairfield Porter, David Schubert,
Kenneth Koch, John Hollander, Barbara Guest, Trevor Winkfield, F.T. Prince
and others), as well as crucial, undercover issues in criticism and "The
State of the Art." "Few people read poetry and art as carefully and usefully
as Charles North. What he has to say
is both precise and luminous.
" --John Yau
Essays, 172 pages
Paper, ISBN 978-1-882413-52-2, $13.50
Cloth, ISBN 978-1-882413-53-9, $22.00
The first book by a Brooklyn-based writer. "Beauty and terrible power.
. . Darkly compelling."--Midwest Book Review.
Poetry, 88 pages.
Paper, ISBN 978-0-914610-53-3, $7.00.
Cloth, ISBN 978-0-914610-54-0, $15.00.
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Hold Tight: The Truck Darling Poems
This is Jeni Olin’s second full collection of poems, following her exciting debut, Blue Collar Holiday.
Paperback: ISBN 978-1-934909-14-0, $18.
“Olin’s voice is both raw and accommodating. This is a
marvelous debut.”—John Ashbery.
Paperback: ISBN 978-1-931236-49-0, $16.
HOTEL ME: POEMS FOR GIL EVANS AND OTHERS
"We have a fine and gentle poet among us who can move us wonderfully."--Richard
Poetry 80 pages.
Paper, ISBN 978-1-882413-08-9, $10.00.
Cloth, ISBN 978-1-882413-09-6, $18.00.
LOVE ON THE ALEXANDER HAMILTON
"This is an exciting book full of humorous and poignant poems."--Paul
Poetry, 88 pages,
$6.00, ISBN 978-0-914610-39-7.
KILLED BY TRAIN
By turns tender, tart, gently ironic, heartbreakingly beautiful,
Ron Overtons poems celebrate what is lost and what is found in the
neon rainbowed urban/suburban world of late twentieth century America,
life as advertised and life as really lived, life of the soft soap and
the hard sell
.In these wildly comic outtakes of the American dream,
immediacy is everywhere mediated by pop culture, the medias middlemen
to give back to us what we have lostthe ability to feel.
With his sharp eye and delicate jazz-inflected ear Ron Overton sings of
the fading icons of Americas childhood
in the twilight of the
American century. L.S. Asekoff
Poetry, 112 pages
paper, ISBN 978-1-93-1236-13-3 $13.
cloth, ISBN 978-1-93-1236-14-0 $21.
"Like a series of small explosions. . . an energetic voice."--Publishers
Weekly. "Kudos to Imaginary Income for its wit, exuberance, imagination.
. . Revelation!"--Anne Waldman.
Poetry, 48 pages.
Paper, ISBN 978-0-914610-97-7, $9.00.
Cloth, ISBN 978-0-914610-98-4, $16.00.
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"Pawlak is an up-beat, up-town (sometimes
out-of-town, off-beat) guy who knows the real world but is still
on top of it. On top of it, too, with his language, style and versatility.
His native urban resilience, his techniques and his genuine interest
in everything around him, enables him to move easily from the vernacular
to the elegant.... [Official Versions is] a feast of sensuality,
mystery, poetic processes and a sense of urgent being. It contains
love and beauty, horror and war, creations and recreations, all the
universals are there."
Patricia Prime, New Hope International Review (UK)
paper, ISBN 1-931236-59-3 $15.00
HC, ISBN 1-931236-60-7 $25.00
HANDLING: NEWSPAPER POEMS NEW AND SELECTED
"Marvelous. . . a strange, haunting, luminous book."--Hilton Obenzinger.
Poetry, 96 pages.
Paper, ISBN 978-0-914610-57-1, $10.00.
Cloth, ISBN 978-0-914610-99-1, $18.00.
Pawlak shows "that he is one of the sons of Brecht, who certainly would
have liked this book."--Thomas McGrath.
Poetry, 32 pages,
$4.00. ISBN 978-0-914610-37-3,
Also available: THE BUFFALO SEQUENCE, Copper canyon Press, $10.00.
"The Buffalo Sequence"
THE TIME IN THE WORLD
In his ninth collection, Peterson, the well-known California teacher and
editor, writes with an assurance that makes it all look easy. "A poet's
poet," says Morton Marcus. "He makes the most daunting verbal task read
like an afterthought, performed while he is frying eggs." "If the great
Japanese haiku poet Kobayashi Issa were to resurface. . . . he would take
the name of Robert Peterson."--Clemens Starck.
Poetry, 67 pages.
Paper, ISBN 978-1-882413-32-4, $12.00.
Cloth, ISBN 978-1-882413-33-1, $20.00.
"Women have only begun to write about their lives. . . She brings to light
many ordinary incidents that we recognize but have never seen in a poem
before."--Frances Mayes, San Jose Mercury-News.
Poetry, 64 pages.
Paper, ISBN 978-0-914610-89-2, $9.00.
Cloth, ISBN 978-0-914610-90-8, $15.00.
FOR A LIVING
"Phillips' poems are swiftly paced, enormously pleasurable to the ear.
. . Her gifts as a poet are abundant."--Kathleen Fraser.
Poetry, 81 pages.
Paper, ISBN 978-0-914610-26-7, $7.00.
SORRY, SHE'S SORRY, THEY'RE SORRY TOO
This is Barbara Ann Porte's first collection of short stories for the
general reader."Barbara Ann Porte's work is lively and inventive and
full of imaginative sparks." --Maxine Chernoff. "Barbara Ann Porte's
stories transgress cultural and racial boundaries; therefore this book
is remarkable in its scope. The stories here are marked with understanding
and wit. A brave and impressive collection." --Ha Jin
Fiction, 152 pages
Paper, ISBN 978-1-882413-46-1, $13.00
Cloth, ISBN 978-1-882413-47-8, $21.00
PRESENT TENSE: POETS IN THE WORLD
Present/Tense: Poets in the World, is an anthology of contemporary
political poetry, featuring work from some of the country’s
best-known writers. Contributors include: Jack Agüeros, Sherman
Alexie, Donna Brook, Hayan Charara, Jayne Cortez, Martín Espada,
Ed Friedman, Joanna Fuhrman, Kimiko Hahn, Joy Harjo, Robert Hershon,
Anselm Hollo, Hettie Jones, Dick Lourie, Ken Mikolowski, Harryette
Mullen, D. Nurkse, Ron Overton, Maureen Owen, Mark Pawlak, Adrienne
Rich, Ron Schreiber, Harvey Shapiro, M. L. Smoker, Quincy Troupe,
Janine Pommy Vega, Chuck Wachtel and Bill Zavatsky.
Paperback: ISBN 1-931236-39-9, $16.
Hardcover: ISBN 1-931236-40-2, $26
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