Diane Wald | Suzanne K. Walther | Robert Warden | Eric Wasserman | Roger Weaver | Joe Weil | Kris Weinrich | E. F. Weisslitz | Judy Wells | Leslie H. Whitten Jr. | Anthony Russell White | Dan Wilcox | Ben Wilensky | Richard Wilhelm | Ian Randall Wilson | A.D. Winans | Jim Woods | Anne Harding Woodworth | Grzegorz Wróblewski
faustinetta, gegenschein, trapunto by Diane Wald
Červená Barva Press, 2008
These three poems somehow asked to be together. They are full of alive and dead people, full of genuine and created personalities, full of composite desires and fears and mockeries. They popped up out of the love of words, and the word-secrets we all hold dear. The title words brought me buckets of pleasure, and I wanted to celebrate and embellish them. One of them I made up, one of them I learned, one of them I'd forgotten I knew. I think all three are united in mystery, begging for me to believe them.$7.00 | 20 Pages | In Stock: 25
My House by Suzanne K. Walther
The Feral Press, 2006
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."$13.95 | ISBN: 978-0-9800081-6-6 | 71 Pages | 3 copies
Brothers by Eric Wasserman
Červená Barva Press, 2008
Advance Praise for Brothers:
Take Faulkner's dicturn that "the past is never dead, it's not even past" and transpose it to late Forties L.A. In the grand tradition of John Gregory Dunne's True Confessions, Wasserman's taut little tale finds a mismatched pair of brothers clashing. explosively, at the dawn of the Blacklist era.
-Wesley Strick, screenwriter and author of Out There in the Dark
Eric Wasserman is the author of a collection of short fiction, The Temporary Life. His short story, "He's No Sandy Koufax," won first prize in the 13th Annual David Dornstein Creative Writing Contest. Brothers is the first chapter from his recently completed first novel, Celluloid Strangers. Eric is an Assistant Professor of English at the University of Akron, wher he also teaches in the Northeast Ohio Master of Fine Arts Program (NEOMFA).
Visit him at www.ericwasserman.com$7.00 | 19 Pages | In Stock
The Ladder of Desire by Roger Weaver
Pygmy Forest Press, 2006
Roger Weaver's poems have been published widely in periodicals including The Massachusetts Review, The Greenfield Review, Nimrod, The North American Review, Manzanita Quarterly, and Hubbub. Founding editor of To Topos.
The Pursuit of Happiness
New and Selected Poems from Elizabeth, New Jersey
by Joe Weil
Excerpt from the back of the book$5.00 | 80 Pages | In Stock: 1
There's beauty everywhere, we know that. But no one perceives it all. It's easy to be impressed with towering mountain ranges, but Joe's knocked out over two old women gabbing over a broken picket fence, or his Uncle Pete not killing a deer after he thought he'd wanted to all his life, or riding home in a Yellow Cab and hanging out in the cool basement with the washing machine rocking on the uneven floor ("a convulsed and bulky tap dancer") or the Cuban lady "who claims to be the first cousin of Art Linkletter twice removed." But Joe's not only about loving "little people" and "humble" things…
Between Streetlights and Stars
by Kris Weinrich, 2012
Kris Weinrich graduated from Emerson College in 2002 with a BA in Audio Engineering and a minor in literature. He has been a regular at open mics in Southeastern Massachusetts and is one of the poetry workshop facilitators for the Brockton Public Library Poetry Series.
"Kris Weinrich's poems are in the voice of the guy who knows that no good deed goes unpunished, but won't let it stop him from trying. It's true in love as the women in the poems are moving away, imagined, unapproachable, even for sale, yet he is in there swinging away. It's true out in the world of the skyline, subway, street illuminated by either streetlight or stars, both mocking him but not discouraging him. Weinrich earns our attention, sympathy and respect through crackling language. "Your bones beckon heat,/raging to ride trolleys over cracked concrete/into the brass blare of jazz nights/down streets humming park bench blues". Weinrich doesn't waste words or our time. Every line is rich in sound and meaning and emotion. That's a pretty good definition of rock and roll, and these poems rock."$5.00 | 35 Pages | 2 Copies in stock
—David R. Surette, author of The Immaculate Conception Mothers' Club
Currents Unseen by E. F. Weisslitz
Feral Press, 2005
Call Home by Judy Wells
Scarlet Tanager Books, 2005
Named a Best Book of 2003 by The Irish Times
Judy Wells tells the story of an Irish-American mother who has endowed her clan with a sense of drama and high humor that will prepare them to negotiate the pitfalls of property inheritance and re-negotiate what it means to be a family after a funeral…
--Bridget Connelly, Ph.D., Author of Forgetting Ireland
Call Home is a novel of charm and heartstrings-except that it was written as verse. Mither, pass the poetry.
--Jack Foley, Poet, KPFA Literary Host
I cried as I read the poems in Call Home, both for their poignancy and how beautifully they captured the bittersweet experience of dealing with death, dying, letting go and moving on…$15.00 | ISBN 0-9670224-7-9 | 89 Pages | In Stock: 2
--Mary McCall, Ph.D. in Human Development and Aging
Professor, Psychology Dept., Saint Mary's College of California
Everything Irish by Judy Wells
Scarlet Tanager Books, 1999
Everything Irish is a hoot! This family memoir in verse is at once a poignant poetic documentary of Irish-Catholic girlhood and a rollicking riot of laughs…
--Bridget Connelly, Emerita Professor of Rhetoric, UC Berkley
Judy Wells' collection, Everything Irish, says it all for me. She captures the times all of "our girls" were haunted by a wayward Holy Ghost, a perfect Holy Mary, a thundering Holy Father…$12.95 | ISBN 0-9670224-0-1 | 112 Pages | In Stock: 2
--Mary Norbert Körte, Poet, Ex-nun, Environmental Activist
THE REBEL Poems by Charles Baudelaire
American Versions by Leslie H. Whitten Jr.
PRESA :S: PRESS, 2005
Whitten has not just captured the recurrent symbols and images that express Baudelaire's deep thematics, but he has found the rare and fragile metric and lyric devices to orchestrate and give nuance to the extraordinarily varied Fluers.
--Maurice A. O'Meara, Ph.D., Poet Laureate of France
Ferrovie by Anthony Russell White
Červená Barva Press, 2007
The 2006 Červená Barva Press Chapbook Poetry Prize Winner
Ferrovie is Italian for trains, and seemed appropriate for a series of poems about strange encounters on Italian trains. I was introduced to the prose poem in 1993 by Robert Bly at a workshop afloat in Alaska, and have been writing them ever since. Some poems just seem to want to be in that form. Some of these ten came from my dreams, a few from actual events, the remainder from pure unleashed imagination.$5.00 | 20 Pages | In Stock: 15
Anthony Russell White
Meditations of a Survivor by Dan Wilcox
A science fiction poem by Dan Wilcox, published by A.P.D., the alternative press for Albany's poets
Open Mic: The Albany Anthology
Photos by Dan Wilcox, The Hudson Valley Writers Guild, 1994
Open Mic: The Albany Anthology contains poems by forty-two poets from Albany, New York's Capital Region. In addition, there are photos by poet/photographer Dan Wilcox of each of the poets reading their work in performance. This collection documents the early days of one of the busiest poetry scenes in the country, as scene that continues to grow and produce new poets and new audiences.
The Strain of Healing by Ben Wilensky
Pygmy Forest Press, 2000
Ben Wilensky's poems about Vietnam are gruesome, vicious, and alive.
--Leonard J. Cirino
Awakenings by Richard Wilhelm
Ibbetson Street Press, 2008
In Richard Wilhelm's powerful free-verse, sonorous, image-tapestried first collection, the mature poet takes us through a remarkable series of awakenings, most of them to profound interconnections between himself and primordial riches of the natural world--half-buried treasures that glimmer with mystery, ecstasy, and the divine--
--Douglas Worth, author of Catch the Light
Out Of The Arcadian Ghetto
A Fiction Chapbook by Ian Randall Wilson
Červená Barva Press, 2007
Ian Randall Wilson is the author of Hunger and Other Stories (Hollyridge Press, 2000), and the poetry chapbook Theme of the Parabola (Hollyridge Press, 2005). His work has appeared in many journals including the North American Review, the Mid-American Review and The Gettysburg Review. He is an executive at Columbia-TriStar Marketing Group, and on the fiction faculty at the UCLA Extension.
Out of the Arcadian Ghetto is a work of great imagination. It features two previously published stories. In "He Was Known For His Nose," a specialist employed by a reclusive millionaire selects female companionship for his master by the women's smell. When his nose fails, disaster ensues. In "The Three Bears: A Retelling," this classic fairytale is reconceived as a contemporary commentary on race relations between homo sapiens and Ursus arctos.
Small Press Review/ Mar-Apr Picks, 2007$7.00 | 33 Pages | In Stock: 9
The Other Side of Broadway
Selected Poems 1965-2005 by A. D. Winans
PRESA :S: PRESS, 2007
A.D. Winans is a man in search of his soul. He has great heart and compassion for people and his native city, San Francisco. I like his uncompromising spirit. He pulls no punches.
THIS LAND IS NOT MY LAND by A.D. Winans
PRESA :S: PRESS, 2005
His poems are heartfelt expressions of a wise observer, powerfully honest & uncompromised by literary fashion. One of our best poets.
These poems will sear you with their honesty about the cruelty, greed, and rapaciousness at the heart of the American soul…
A.D. Winans is practically an incarnation of San Francisco…Stylistically and Philosophically he's a continuation of Beat Truth, telling it the way it is. No theory, just the smack of everyday (mainly street) reality.$6.00 | 44 Pages | In Stock: 3
- Honk if you Love Geese by Jim Woods
These adventures are told in such a way as to appeal to the bird hunter, the deer hunter, the casual hunter, the dedicated hunter, and the dangerous game hunter. With settings in Canada, Spain, Honduras, and Africa, and much of the U.S., it satisfies the international hunter as well.
Jim Woods and Publish America
Olla Podrida A collection of short fiction
by Carol Costa & Jim Woods
Publish America, 2006
A collection of short fiction.
An Olla is a clay pot. The functional interpretation of the combination, Olla Podrida, is "a highly seasoned stew."
Carol Costa is the published author of several novels, short stories and non-fiction articles. She is an award-winning playwright and a member of the Dramatists Guild.
Jim Woods is the author of seven books and has published numerous articles in national magazines. He has contributed to various non-fiction anthologies.$24.95 | ISBN: 1-4137-9990-6 | 284 Pages | In Stock: 3
The Lion Killer by Jim Woods
Publish America, 2005
The Lion Killer is a tale of conspiracy, murder, and intrigue that could be-might be-actually happening but if so, is not being reported in the press. Enter the shadowy world of political extremism where bullets, not ballots, are tools of those who would lead a country backward into the days of white supremacy and racial expression.$19.95 | ISBN: 1-4137-6346-4 | 237 Pages | In Stock: 3
Jim Woods and Publish America
Up From The Root Cellar by Anne Harding Woodworth
Červená Barva Press, 2008
If the root cellar connotes dark and damp, it also promises nourishment-and this book serves up a startling buffet. Whether imagining herself into a grave, a slaughterhouse, or a rose that holds a family memory, Anne Harding Woodworth is attentive to how "secrets rise to the surface." Her range of subject matter is startling-from famine to termites to dowsing for bodies-and she deftly works a root vegetable into nearly every poem, including one about the invention of the potato chip and another that turns the peeling of an Idaho into a sexy striptease. Up from the Root Cellar is rich with music, and brings a satisfying harvest of buried and strewn things to light.
Ellen Doré Watson, author of This Sharpening
In Up from the Root Cellar, Anne Harding Woodworth delights us with a quick and unblinking look to the cold, soupy, death-in-life world that roots our body's generation, and our ladders of art. Her poems feel through near-frozen "rhizomes / tightly wadded leaves," and wan cyclopean russet potatoes, "wide-eyed, looking for a way out," in order redefine the human form, the ways that the body seeks its "light-time" even as it must bow to physical limits, "dry-weighted, wet-weighted, scoped on dials, squeezed into ratio." Woodworth's instincts for the contrarian, and messy-microbial sources for human stories put her alongside the garden-shed bio-poetries of Roethke and Marianne Moore. Yet her sudden turns and wacky humor find their own force and presence.
David Gewanter, author of The Sleep of Reason
One of the many pleasures of poetry is that of coming into the company of an interesting mind. In Up from the Root Cellar, Anne Harding Woodworth uses her central metaphor to plumb the mysteries of preservation and renewal in ways that are fresh and surprising. Her tender, gently subversive poems, with their rich wordplay and mischievous imagery, succeed in bringing up from the darkness of the root cellar insights that delight and enlighten.
Jean Nordhaus, author of Innocence
Boston Area Small Press and Poetry Scene review:$7.00 | 45 Pages | In Stock: 25
A Rarity by Grzegorz Wróblewski
Translated from the Polish by Agnieszka Pokojska
Červená Barva Press, 2009
Grzegorz Wróblewski, born in 1962 in Gdansk and raised in Warsaw, has been living in Copenhagen since 1985. He has published eight volumes of poetry and two collections of short prose pieces in Poland; three books of poetry, a book of poetic prose and an experimental novel (translations) in Denmark; and a book of selected poems in Bosnia-Herzegovina, as well as a selection of plays. His work has been translated into five languages. The English translations of his poems and/or plays have appeared in London Magazine, Poetry London, Magma Poetry, Parameter Magazine, Poetry Wales, The Delinquent, Chicago Review, 3rd bed, Eclectica, Mississippi Review, Absinthe: New European Writing, Common Knowledge, Word Riot, Practice: New Writing + Art, The Mercurian – A Theatrical Translation Review, Lyric, Exquisite Corpse, Jacket Magazine, West Wind Review and in the following anthologies: Altered State: The New Polish Poetry (Arc Publications, Todmorden, UK 2003), Carnivorous Boy Carnivorous Bird (Zephyr Press, Brookline, USA 2004), A Generation Defining Itself – In Our Own Words (MW Enterprises, USA 2007). A volume of his selected poems Our Flying Objects (Equipage Press, Cambridge, UK) was published in 2007. His chapbooks to date are: These Extraordinary People (erbacce-press, Liverpool, UK 2008) and Mercury Project (Toad Press, Claremont, USA 2008).
Agnieszka Pokojska is a freelance translator and editor, tutor in literary translation at the Jagiellonian University in Krakow, and author of a number of articles on translation. Her translations into Polish include poems by Seamus Heaney, Robert Pinsky and Derek Walcott. Her translations of Grzegorz Wróblewski's poetry appeared in the anthology Carnivorous Boy Carnivorous Bird, in Lyric Poetry Review, West Wind Review, Eclectica Magazine, The Delinquent and Poetry Wales.$7.00 | 32 Pages | In Stock
Mercury Project Poems by Grzegorz Wróblewski
Translated from the Polish by Adam Zdrodowski