by Kathleen Aguero
Featuring meditations on Nancy Drew and confrontations with dementia, After That is a book of poignant surprises and connections. This collection moves beautifully through several territories, not only because Aguero's craft is exacting, but because of the relationships she establishes between poems, which make the reading all the more rich. I want a book to invite my engagement then demand it. This one does that.
-- Tim Seibles
|Kathleen Aguero is the author of several collections of poems, including Investigations: The Mystery of the Girl Sleuth (Cervena Barva Press), Daughter of (Cedar Hill Books), The Real Weather (Hanging Loose) and Thirsty Day (Alice James Books). She teaches in the low-residency MFA program in Creative Writing at Pine Manor College, and in Changing Lives through Literature, an alternative sentencing program.|
|Aspen Music Festival:
The First Fifty Years
by Bruce Berger
|I've Come This Far to Say Hello: Poems Selected and New
by Kurt Brown
“The United States is a huge country with many more fine poets now than it ever had in its history, and with some of the finest among them still not as well-known as they ought to be. Even to those like me who have have admired Kurt Brown’s poetry during his lifetime, the range and originality, the beauty and depth, of the poems in this posthumous book come as both a surprise and a confirmation of what we have long suspected about his poetry and are now prepared to shout it from the rooftops.”
-- Charles Simic
by Kurt Brown
Time~Bound offers poetry for grown-ups, who face unblinkingly the world as it is and do so with existential courage. By heeding Voltaire’s advice to keep singing in the lifeboat after the shipwreck, Brown creates for us, his fellow passengers, a varied and memorable music that makes its own waves.
-- Philip Dacey
|Kurt Brown was the author of six chapbooks and seven full-length collections of poetry including his most recent, Time~Bound (Tiger Bark Press 2012). He founded the Aspen Writers Conferences & Centers, and was the Founding Director of Writers’ Conferences and Centers (now part of AWP). A tireless advocate for poetry and other poets, he edited ten anthologies of poetry, including the newest (with Harold Schechter), Killer Verse: Poems about Murder and Mayhem. With his wife, the poet Laure-Anne Bosselaar, Brown translated The Plural of Happiness: Selected Poems of Herman de Coninck. His memoir, Lost Sheep: Aspen’s Counter-culture in the 1970s, was published by Conundrum Press in 2012. He taught for many years at Sarah Lawrence College in New York. In recent years he lived in Santa Barbara, California. He died in June, 2013.|
|As Long As We Are Not Alone
Selected Poems by Israel Emiot, trans. Leah Zazulyer.
"If a great poet, as Randall Jarrell once suggested, is someone who manages, in a lifetime of standing out in thunderstorms to be struck by lightning a couple of times, then Israel Emiot is certainly one of the great poets of the 20th Century."
|Slow Mountain Train
by Roger Greenwald
"Slow Mountain Train contains glittering depths, keen attention to the movements of thought, and enormous musical velocity. I read this book straight through, then turned back to the beginning and read it all again––surprised and delighted once more. It’s really that good." --Kevin Prufer
Roger Greenwald grew up in New York and lives in Toronto. He studied at the City College of New York, the Poetry Project at St. Mark's Church In-the-Bowery, and the University of Toronto. He has won two CBC (Canadian Broadcasting Corp.) Literary Awards, as well as many translation awards. He has published one previous book of poems, Connecting Flight.
|Crossing the Yellow River:
Three Hundred Poems from the Chinese
Translations by Sam Hamill
by Judith Harris
Judith Harris creates tableaux of memory and shines a keen light on the particulars of the natural world in these poignant, carefully observed, and scrupulously written poems that ache with mortality. Night Garden is an illuminating book!
-- Edward Hirsch
|Judith Harris is the author of Atonement (LSU, 2000), The Bad Secret (LSU, 2006), and the critical book Signifying Pain: Constructing and Healing the Self through Writing (SUNY, 2003). Her poetry has appeared in The Nation, The Atlantic, The New Republic, Ploughshares, Slate, The Southern Review, Narrative, Prairie Schooner, and American Life in Poetry. She has taught at Frost Place, George Washington University, Catholic University, and American University in the Washington, D.C. area and is the recipient of multiple grants for her poetry from the D.C. Commission on the Arts.|
|The Hard Way
by William Hastings
If Thoreau were alive today, The Hard Way is a book he might have written about a life he may have lived. A song of praise for those who have chosen to live their lives deliberately, and an indictment for those who have not.
--Eric Miles Williamson
|Buffy Hastings has lived and worked in Upstate New York, Cape Cod, Colorado, Denmark, Mexico, St. John and Kuwait. At various times, he has been a lumberjack, a mountain guide, a cook, a waiter, a teacher, and a maintenance man. He lives in Pennsylvania, where he works as a farmhand and as a book-seller. He has been nominated for a Pushcart Prize.|
by Kate Lynn Hibbard
The poems in Kate Lynn Hibbard's Sweet Weight are of the earthly realm (rooted in dust, blossom, body, snow) yet are wholly committed to the coexistence of the mundane and sublime. You can't read these poems without thinking of our daily struggle to not only experience but also verbalize--to make sense of, to come to terms with--the transcendent.
-- Juliet Patterson
|Kate Lynn Hibbard's first book of poems, Sleeping Upside Down, won the Gerald Cable Book Award from Silverfish Review Press. She is the editor of When We Become Weavers: Queer Female Poets on the Midwestern Experience (Squares & Rebels, 2012). Her many honors include two Minnesota State Arts Board Initiative Grants. She lives in Saint Paul, and is a professor of writing and women's studies at Minneapolis Community and Technical College.|
|The Burning Door
by Tony Leuzzi
“Very few more recently invented forms feel a truly usable engine of meaning and feeling. The ‘cadae’ in Tony Leuzzi’s The Burning Door are just that—you notice the formal pleasure, but the poems themselves are what thrill. Leuzzi couples throughout this book authority of perception, the fragrance of parable, and striking, often unflinching images, with a balancing uncertainty and highly elliptical bent. He asks the kinds of questions that invite their own unanswered consequence to flood the reader. The result is just what is wanted from any book of poems: the exhilaration of discovery.” ––Jane Hirshfield
|Tony Leuzzi’s Radiant Losses won the New Sins Editorial Prize in 2009 and was published the following year. In 2012, BOA Editions released Passwords Primeval, a collection of interviews with 20 American poets. His poems, reviews, and interviews have been published in American Literary Review, Arts & Letters, Sentence, HTML Giant, The Huffington Post, The Brooklyn Rail, and elsewhere. A painter and assemblage artist, he is an Associate Professor of English at Monroe Community College in Rochester, NY.|
|The Gate at Visby
by Deena Linett
Linett is a poet of rapture, a mind-traveler of lands extracted from time and history, as she reaffirms the poet's quest to envision the world as the first human being, and to name it in such a way that it shimmers like mirrors of legend and reality, sparkling and blazing with intensity and insistent momentum.
-- Judith Harris
|Deena Linett lived for many years in northern New Jersey, and is now in Indiana. She has published prize-winning novels and short stories. This is her third collection of poems.
In addition to fellowships to The Baltic Centre for Writers and Translators on Gotland, she has twice been resident at Hawthornden Castle International Retreat for Writers outside Edinburgh, and twice a Yaddo Fellow.
|River of Glass
by Ann McGovern
Ann McGovern is a writer who keeps her eyes open in every direction, letting in equally the light of lived-through grief and lived-through joy.
-- Jane Hirshfield
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|Ann McGovern is the well-known author of 55 children's books, including STONE SOUP. Her first chapbook, Bribing the Fortune Teller, is illustrated by her collage art. Finishing Line Press publisher her second chapbook, Drawing Outside the Lines, in 2009. Her third chapbook, Falling Off the Map, was published by Pudding House Press. Ann's travels are the inspiration for many of her poems. She has been to all seven continents. She is also a scuba diver who has explored the underwater world in many exotic locales around the world.
|Dinner with Emerson
by Wendy Mnookin
"Wendy Mnookin's poems are deft reports from the unkempt country of love."
-- Peter Shippy
|Wendy Mnookin is the author of four previous collections of poems, including three from BOA Editions: To Get Here (1999), What He Took (2002), and The Moon Makes Its Own Plea (2008), and a book of persona poems, Guenever Speaks (1991). Her many honors include a literature fellowship from the National Endowment for the Arts. She lives in Newton, Massachusetts.|
|PSALTER: The Agnostic's Book of Common Curiosities
by Georgia A. Popoff
Poetry is how we recognize immaterial dreams and wishes. A true poet must be part Sufi, part skeptic; both mathematician and map maker. In Psalter, Georgia Popoff’s narrator is all of these and more. The poems in this rich new collection are unafraid of the soul.
|Georgia A. Popoff's previous books include Coaxing Nectar from Longing, The Doom Weaver, and a chapbook in the Greatest Hits series. She is coauthor of Our Difficult Sunlight: A Guide to Poetry, Literacy, & Social Justice in Classroom & Community (with Quaraysh Ali Lansana), which was nominated for an NAACP Image Award for excellence in instructional literature in 2012. She lives in Syracuse, New York.
|BE QUIET: Selected Poems by Kuno Raeber
Stuart Friebert, translator
Raeber’s intellectual and emotional depth is underscored by an artistic intensity and the eye for pairing detail and issue that marks both the talented artist and the honest scholar. His poems, rich in metaphor and allegory, have an uncanny ability to communicate, or at least point at, what is just beyond direct description and rational knowledge.”
|Bertrand Russell: Public Intellectual
Edited by Tim Madigan and Peter Stone
"The consistently first-rate papers in the collection Bertrand Russell: Public Intellectual serve as a powerful reminder of the breadth and depth of the contributions from one of the leading philosophers of the twentieth century... This text is an invaluable resource for students of Russell's life and thought."
-- Alan Schwerin, Associated Professor of Philosophy, Monmouth University
and former President of the Bertrand Russell Society
|Inside Such Darkness
by Virginia Slachman
Whether praising the world, or peering into the darkness that is always on the verge of engulfing it, Virginia Slachman won't give up her relentless search for meaning, beauty, wholness. Anything might, at any moment, become a vehicle for this vision of the world as sacred and complete... She knows that there is "a blessing there, if I could see it."
-- Kurt Brown
|A Pilgrim Into Silence
by Karen Swenson
Karen Swenson's A Pilgrim Into Silence speaks a language that embraces the other, journeying into the interior of the Self as well as the outer limits of that which exists on the verge, or nearby. Everything here magnifies down to the real. These poems see into; they are also astute about the everydayness of things that refract into the extraordinary. A Pilgrim Into Silence arouses the mind, body and soul.
-- Yusek Komunyakaa
|Born in New York City, Karen Swenson was raised in the suburb of Chappaqua and went to Barnard College. She received her MA from NYU. She has been published by The New Yorker and many small literary magazines, as well as Saturday Review. Her travel articles have appeared in The New York Times and The Wall St. Journal. Her previous collections of poems include A Daughter's Latitude and The Landlady in Bangkok, both from Copper Canyon Press. She has traveled for two months of each year in SE Asia for the last 27 years. She presently teaches at NYU and Barnard.
|The Solvay Process
by Martin Walls
In The Solvay Process, Martin Walls explores all manner of human and animal endeavor, fascinated equally by the industry of a city, a factory, or a garden. Revealing particular wonder in “discarded, common objects,” Walls reminds us that “even in the most ordinary life is a story God must write.” The Solvay Process is a remarkable, memorable volume.
|Born in Brighton, England, Martin Walls moved to Solvay, NY in 1999. His other books of poems include Small Human Detail in Care of National Trust (New Issues, 2000) and Commonwealth (March Street, 2005). A Witter Bynner Poetry Fellow of the US Library of Congress, Walls works as communications manager for the Syracuse Center for Excellence.
|Transfiguration Begins at Home
by Estha Weiner
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"Estha Weiner's sensibility is beautifully unique--a blend of Beckett and Dorothy Parker, Maine and New York City, loss and evocation. That things don't work out is a form of them working out and that fact is crucial to the very adult and bittersweet ethos Estha Weiner deftly summons. The poems have a gnomic quality; their concision is the habit of someone who bravely shapes retorts to the breezy slanders of time."
-- Baron Wormser
|Estha Weiner is co-editor and contributor to Blues For Bill: A Tribute to William Matthews (Akron Poetry Series, 2005 ), author of The Mistress Manuscript ( Book Works, 2009), and Transfiguration Begins at Home (Tiger Bark Press, 2009). Her poems have appeared in numerous anthologies and magazines, including The New Republic,