Pole Dancing in the Night Club of God Walter Bargen
Help us in congratulating Donald Levering in his exciting accomplishment! It is an honor for his poem, "In Hospice" to be chosen as a finalist for the 2020 Prime Number Magazine Award.
Like the poetry of Richard Hugo, whom George Looney invokes in so many of his own poems, this is a poetry deeply sad, the landscapes brutal, the images grim. I myself think often of contemporary balladeers such as Richard Thompson and Tom Waits reading this work, turning my mind to all that which we don’t expect art to notice, attend to, mourn and
The Pears of Budapest, casts its spell in many ways… most of all by magic. This collection is an outright enchantment, and these poems—with lines that float, land, and jolt—hold the reader a willing captive to both beauty and disturbing strangeness. This, I contend, is a work of flat-out genius. —Joan Houlihan, Author of Shadow-feast
Bill O’Neill’s PANORAMIC DIARIES has been featured on SPD’s Recommended List!
Valparaiso Review accepted Donald Levering’s poem, “Apple Tree—My Son Enters Recovery” for its upcoming issue.
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How do scientific backgrounds intersect with creativity in the arts, and what emerges from dual immersion in fields with widely varied ways of seeing? As poets from chemistry, physics, engineering, and medicine, we’ll explore questions of process, models, sources, and relationships to language. We’ll reflect on paths to poetic education and practice, and the influence of the ways in which science includes and excludes
On Sunday, March 1st, Lisa Rosenberg will be having a reading at Malvern books. Learn more here: http://malvernbooks.com/event/an-afternoon-with-lisa-rosenberg-adrienne-drobnies/?instance_id=3133
Arne Weingart deals in a wisdom born of the quotidian. From doorbells to jeans to caterpillars, in language equal parts sardonic and sublime, he goads us to look at ourselves and consider “whatever we are” in relation to giant subterranean mushrooms, Jimi Hendrix and Mozart, or “the very breath of God.” This may be uncomfortable, he agrees. We may have to accept that we
Beasts is a book about time—time passing, time cycling, time fossilizing, time writing itself on the human imagination. Such a scope might crumble in a lesser poet’s hands, but Sagan’s touch is dependably deft and fresh. Here are poems woven of high and low, shadow and light, visible and invisible, human and other-than. Tuned to the resonant universe, they touch us deeply. —Anne Valley-Fox,
In this debut poetry collection, Borrowed Light, Ken Haas gives us vigorous, intimate, handsome histories of the Jewish New York immigrant community of the 1950s. His remarkable gifts for storytelling offer a natural, moving celebration of that passing world. His voice is strong, knowing and —above all— unaffectedly human.
Bill O'Neill's PANORAMIC DIARIES is on the SPD Recommended list! Read more about it... or just read the book. Order on our website www.redmountainpress.us or here: