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P.O. Box 12004
Silver Spring, MD 20908
PRICING: Bloodroot by Catherine Jagoe, $15.00; As Sunrise Becomes the World by Louie Skipper, $16.00;
The Unattended Harp by Peter Waldor, $14.00; Flowering Fires/Fuegos Florales by Alicia Partnoy, $14.00;
Who Touches Everything by Peter Waldor, $14.00; The Carnival, The Life by David Allan Evans, $14.00;
The Lunatic in the Trees by Dennis Sampson, $14.00; South Pole/Polo Sur by Maria Teresa Ogliastri,
$14.00. All other titles are $12.00
REFUNDS: Books damaged in shipping will be replaced at no cost to you. Other than that, we do not give refunds.
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Peter Waldor is one of the most original voices in American poetry today. With subtle wit and a pitch perfect ear he celebrates all things great and small—be it a bolt hole on a bridge to the speed of light—with a transformative, often spiritual, imagination. We are better off after reading him.
Poems by Peter Waldor
Recipient of the first annual Settlement House American Poetry Prize, Alicia Partnoy’sFlowering Fires / Fuegos Florales is a work of wisdom born of witness and tempered by a lifetime of commitment to her craft. Gail Wronsky’s translations render these poems as vital in English as they are in Spanish. This is a book to be cherished and honored, read and reread.
Poems by Alicia Partnoy, translated by Gail Wronsky
True to its title, Peter Waldor's Who Touches Everything is a book of connections. From the click of an infant's lips to hermits living in adjacent caves, from "where a Mafioso/ left those terrible/ plastic bags . . ." to the first woman "to row the Atlantic," these spare and hard-edged poems are as rich in wisdom as they are in imagery. Who Touches Everything is a rewarding book.
Poems by Peter Waldor
David Allan Evans' vision is virtually limitless. Born of the great expanse of South Dakota and touching locales as distant as Mexico, China and the Isle of Man, Evans expression of that vision is as subtle as it is encompassing. The Carnival, The Life is a meditation on a life well lived.
Poems by David Allan Evans
Dennis Sampson’s seventh collection of poems, The Lunatic in the Trees, does everything we could ask of a book of poems. It has its own peculiar bent, is unique in its preoccupations, is well crafted and, ultimately, refreshingly humane.
Poems by Dennis Sampson
South Pole / Polo Sur is a bilingual journey in poems--from the mountains of Colombia, down the Amazon River and ultimately to the South Pole--by the renown Venezuelan poet Maria Teresa Ogliastri.
Poems by Maria Teresa Ogliastri
Translated from the Spanish by
Yvette Neisser Moreno and Patricia Bejarano Fisher
"Rarely there comes a book with the power to change the way its reader thinks, believes, and lives for the deeper, the fiercer, and the better. "
Poems by Louie Skipper
"The Work Ethic of the Common Fly is work of spiritual genius. There is nothing here that isn’t every bit as good as anything the Buddha ever said..."
A verse autobiography by Louie Skipper