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17 New Books from Presa :S: Press

7 Chapbooks from Presa :S: Press | 10 poetry books from Presa :S: Press

 

7 Chapbooks from Presa :S: Press

Champagne Dawns by Arthur Winfield Knight Champagne Dawns by Arthur Winfield Knight
Presa :S: Press, 2011

Contemporary Poetry Series

"Knight's poetry was for me as refreshing as a glass of water during a 102 degree Utah summer afternoon, as comforting as the voice of a beloved great-aunt long departed."
-JoSelle Vaderhooft, The Pedestal Magazine

"Arthur Knight's poems' gift is for everyday observation of people, places and phenomenon in the rural New West. But then, like a prism turned to just the right angle, these poems will reward you with skewed, shrewd and humorous insights."
-Charles Alverson, Small Press Review

$6.00 | 27 Pages | 3 copies
High Country by Arthur Winfield Knight High Country by Arthur Winfield Knight
Presa :S: Press, 2010

Contemporary Poetry Series

In his first collection of poetry in ten years, Arthur Winfield Knight displays his joie de vivre, humor & keen observation of the land & its characters. Subtle but engaging, these poems are refreshingly honest.

"Arthur Winfield Knight is one of our greatest storytellers. He makes the weighty stuff of history stand on its own hind legs and dance... I'm a fan to the death."
-Loren Estleman

$6.00 | 31 Pages | 3 copies
Lost Horses Poems by Lyn Lifshin Lost Horses Poems by Lyn Lifshin
Presa :S: Press, 2009

Contemporary Poetry Series

In Lost Horses, poet-dynamo Lyn Lifshin presents us with twenty new poems inspired by her dreams. Lifshin excavates universal archetypes from our shared unconscious & evokes primal feelings in her poems. These night mares will haunt her readers in their pure artistic honesty.

"No one can milk a metaphor like Lyn Lifshin. Much has been said about her prolific output, but the truly phenomenal aspect of her poetry is its consistent high quality & depth. Lyn Lifshin is a poetic virtuoso."
-Eric Greinke in Home Planet News

$6.00 | 36 Pages | 3 copies
More Fulcra Poems by Richard Kostelanetz More Fulcra Poems by Richard Kostelanetz
Presa :S: Press, 2009

Contemporary Poetry Series

"Just when you think you're totally soaked in the possibilities in modern art, music, poetry, drama, dance, etc., along comes Richard Kostelanetz and you've got to start all over again."
-Hugh Fox, Small Press Review

"Kostelanetz challenges our perceptions, ideas of what a poem can offer."
-Irene Koronas, Boston Area Small Press and Poetry Scene

"By breaking up words into their components, he sheds new (and often humorous/ironic) light on their meanings and relationships."
-Phil Wagner, The Iconoclast

$6.00 | 48 Pages | 3 copies
Nozzle 1-36 by Guy R. Beining Nozzle 1-36 by Guy R. Beining
Presa :S: Press, 2011

Contemporary Poetry Series

Guy R. Beining gets into words and their ambiguities like few other poets. His poems make non-linear sense. Though driven primarily by concept, Beining transcends the purely intellectual. He pushes the envelope of content and structure, and expresses himself in a unique, flexible style.

$6.00 | 42 Pages | 2 copies
Only Wings 20 Poems of Devotion by Donald Lev Only Wings 20 Poems of Devotion by Donald Lev
Presa :S: Press, 2010

Contemporary Poetry Series

"Donald Lev's poetry is sublime. It catches you off guard. Though seemingly so simple and direct-it goes on to awaken depths in us all."
-Bob Richards

"The poet...achieves a unique brand of humor about the strange ache we call the human condition. He blends marvelously active images with feelings of dread, abandonment, and intellectual frustration. But his readers don't weep - they're more likely to laugh ruefully."
-Shirley Powell

$6.00 | 28 Pages | 3 copies
Purling Sonnets by Richard Kostelanetz Purling Sonnets by Richard Kostelanetz
Presa :S: Press, 2011

Contemporary Poetry Series

"Kostelanetz will take five words and turn them into a profound meditation on life-death that triggers all sorts of your own meditations for hours/days afterwards."
-Hugh Fox, Small Press Review

"By breaking up words into their components, he sheds new (and often humorous/ironic) light on their meanings and relationships."
-Phil Wagner, Iconoclast

"Kostelanetz challenges our perceptions, ideas of what a poem can offer. I except his punctuation, his deconstruction' he influences many contemporary poets, including myself."
-Irene Koronas, Boston Area Small Press and Poetry Scene

$6.00 | 32 Pages | 3 copies

 

10 Poetry books from Presa :S: Press

Athletes poems by Kirby Congdon
Presa :S: Press, 2011

"A poet like Congdon is a man who binds himself to the mast and sails off determined to miss nothing, record everything, even the siren song that leads everyone finally to the reefs of extinguishment."
—Joan Colby, Small Press Review

"Kirby has not been in the mainstream of his time, but he has been very much a part of the a avant-garde and a creative but independent force as a poet, editor and critic. He deserves, and will some day get, the attention that he merits."
—Ray C. Longtin, Professor Emeritus of English, Long Island University

$9.95 | ISBN: 978-0-9831251-0-5 | 42 Pages | 3 copies
At the Threshold of Alchemy by John Amen
Presa :S: Press, 2009

"At the Threshold of Alchemy is a brutally realistic book of poetry, hauled up from the despair of life's pivotal moments. There are no wasted words or images, with each line cracking like a whip as John Amen distills the impacts of family left behind, lovers lost, open highways, and the sudden death of friends. Yet, unexpectedly, and as miraculously as life, these tragedies open as seeds into flowering and fruit-bearing vegetation, nourishment, and compassion. Immersed within the shadows of these plants and filled with their fragrance and promise is "portraits of Mary," perhaps the most complex, intricate, and thoroughly honest love poem in all of contemporary poetry."
—Jared Smith

"John Amen pursues a relentless path through the memory and dreamscape, between mother and lover, holding a compass below the stars, his surreal imagery unfolding like origami into the complex narrative of a man's life. A thoroughly human book."
—Dorianne Laux

$13.95 | ISBN: 9870980008159 | 85 Pages | 3 copies
Beyond the Straits by Marine Robert Warden
Presa :S: Press, 1980, 2011

Warden is deeply romantic, always searching for meaning. At the same time, he is a complete realist. This a rare poetic achievemnet. It's all here, the compassion and the music, ready to engage a new audience.

"His (Warden's) imagery is deep and mystical... What he conveys is that we really can't figure out the meaning of the present without a simultaneous awe of events from the movement of history. But nature's beauty remains omnipresent."
—Barbara Bialick

$13.95 | ISBN: 978-0-9800081-6-6 | 71 Pages | 3 copies
City of the Sun poems by Stanley Nelson
Presa :S: Press, 2008

"One of the most innovative poets of our time. In the realm of experimental visual form, Nelson is a worthy successor to Appollinaire and Cummings, and he is unique in his major music."
—Small Press Review

"Stanley Nelson was born to write long poems. He has the control and the unflagging inspiration needed. Nelson blends poetic and prose rhythms wih ease, and works on many levels at once."
—Home Planet News

$15.95 | ISBN: 978-0-9800081-2-8 | 126 Pages | 3 copies
Little Things by Harry Smith
Presa :S: Press, 2009

"Harry Smith's poetry can summon a Whitmanesque majesty and scope... and like Walt, bears witness to the movement of the giant wheel of culture and history."
—Phil Wagner in The Iconoclast

$13.95 | ISBN: 978-0-9800081-3-5 | 78 Pages | 3 copies
Book of Beasts by Kerry Shawn Keys
Presa :S: Press, 2009

"This is a book of drunken, Rabelaisian, who-gives-a-shit poetry songs to the beasts in all of us, mad metamorphoses of pinheads and angels, a comic graffiti of sorts worthy of some ancient Roman cynic or emperor in a stupor."
—Michael Jennings

"Keys is a nature poet both in his closeness to and his terrific knowledge of the things of the natural world, and in his deliberate and absurdist anthropomorphization of those things... He is a teacher, a fable-monger, even a moralist."
—Gerald Stern

$12.95 | ISBN: 9780980008142 | 61 Pages | 3 copies
Transporting A Cloak of Rhapsodies
by Kerry Shawn Keys
Presa :S: Press, 2010

"I find Keys' poetry lucid, lyrical, and broad-ranging. It is also lush and often absurd (unusual for an American), and delves into psychological, spiritual, and cultural areas — a deep involvement with Brazil and India - that few others are gifted by experience and ability to touch."
—Tomaž Šalamun

"What I love in Keys' poetry is language, indeed the marvelous language, and the exoticism, and the craziness, and the wonderful sane humor, and the mixture of time and persons, and the originality and inventiveness, and the newness and excitement."
—Gerald Stern

$15.95 | ISBN: 978-0-9800081-8-0 | 112 Pages | 3 copies
The Potential Of Poetry essays by Eric Greinke
Presa :S: Press, 2011

The Potential Of Poetry collects seven recent essays by critically-acclaimed poet Eric Greinke that assert the value of poetry in human progress. Greinke examines our basic assumptions about poetics, social stratification in the literary world, accessibility and related issues with unique insight and humor. Together, these essays build a strong case for poetic freedom and eclecticism.

"For Greinke, everything comes from the inner mind. He affirms that poetry can reach its true glory/purpose if it reconciles the inner-mind, dreams, symbols... Keep an eye on him."
—Hugh Fox, Iconoclast

$11.95 | ISBN: 978-0-9831251-1-2 | 83 Pages | 3 copies
Traveling Music by Eric Greinke
Presa :S: Press, 2011

"Like japanese poems in translation, his poems are often simple and unadorned. He makes apt use of poetic techniques, such as meter and slant rhyme. These poems are extremely accessible and yet surprisingly deep, like ordinary speech heightened."
—Alyce Wilson, Wild Violet

"As a poet, Greinke is hard to pin down. His poems are imagisic with touches of surrealism, but he's not really an imagist or surrealist in the purist sense. I found more than a passing kinship with magic realism in his poems, but, again, he's not a magic realist. Rather, Greinke is very much his own exotic animal."
—John C. Erianne, The 13th Warrior Review

$11.95 | ISBN: 978-0-9800081-9-7 | 82 Pages | 3 copies
Witch Dance New and Selected Poems
by Glenna Luschei
Presa :S: Press, 2010

"In Witch Dance, Glenna Luschei marries a light touch to penetrating clarity. Poem after poem is easy to read, easy to love, hard to forget. A highly recommended collection."
—Ronald Koertge

"Glenna Luschei's poems are always lively, brave, sometimes biting as lime juice — written by an enchanting mind."
—Robert Bly

$13.95 | ISBN: 978-0-9800081-7-3 | 83 Pages | 3 copies

 

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