• Jack Mueller
  • Frank Coons
  • Danny Rosen
  • Kyle Harvey

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Stray
By Adam Houle

 

"Subtle and musical, Houle's lines have, for me, deftly 'rearranged the known world's face.'  His compassion is many-layered and extends to both the wild and tame, to dogs and wasps and worms, to the most vulnerable people as well as those who only seem not to need it.  His images are stunning.  Consider these, describing a well-digger drinking from his hands: 'From the side,/ it looks like prayer.  From behind,/ like his chest hitches, like he's sobbing.'  You, reader, may trust Adam Houle to deepen your desire for what truly matters in our lives, while simultaneously satisfying this thirst for meaning."

 

ABLAZA
By Adam Tedesco

 

"A shamanic fever dream of ouroborean reconstitution. Level up."

 

 

 

             

 

Eviscerare
By Kevin Carey

Kevin Carey's first chapbook, Eviscerare, goes inside the mind of a father with his children on a camping trip. The book length poem is straightforward, quiet, unassuming. Something happens along the way, a shadow appears, unstated, a weight: a father trying to carry on. The shadow (fear, understanding, resignation, acceptance) remains long after the book is put away. (Publication Date: March 1st, 2017.)

 

 

    

Ghosting America
By John Knoll

Across the desert, into the city of broken glass and streaming jazz, John Knoll rolls us across the country with a melodic voice. his poems sing with hope and excitement and still maintain contact with that deeper ache that connects us all to each other. One hip-hop soulful tune here in Ghosting America. (Publication Date: February 1st, 2017.)

 

 

         

Primate Poems
By Danny Rosen

Primate Poems exemplifies the nature of a very young species coming into awareness of itself. Many of the story-like poems are moments of ‘something going on’ in the midst of ‘normal’ life, walking up the stairs, leaning on the counter, watching the ballgame... Immersed in geological and astronomical thought, these poems ruminate on punctuated equilibrium, the empathy of distance, interactions between dolphin-human-dog-beaver, Japanese tourism, and the possibility that the savior of the trilobites has indeed returned.

 

 

 

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Finding Cassiopeia

by Frank H. Coons

Finding Cassiopeia is the first collection of poems from Frank H. Coons, who has worked as a veterinarian for 35 years. His poems are filled with his experience as an animal doctor as well as memories of family life and general thoughts on the nature of the world. *Colorado Book Award Finalist*


Excerpt from Finding Cassiopeia:

Passing of a Rural Cat

I caught in his eyes
the lingering malcontent-
or was this contempt
for a world that imagined
him domesticated.
Still he survived
not because of hate, but fear.
He's lived his years
near, but not behind the gate,
relied on predatory skills
and camouflage,
not that he'd retreate
from kibble bowls,
but no one ever saw him eat
that dry and bitter gruel.
Now I stand before this frail
remainder who's near the end.
He has no misconceptions.
I am not his saviour
nor this unclean cage, his coffin.
A final hiss confirms his wish
to have passed away unseen
in greening pastures.
As for me, I will ensure
his quick demise, but do not presume
to be his friend, or even kind,
or sure of anyone's hereafter.  

 
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