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Pre-orders of our 2021 titles will ship via media mail in September 2021. All sales go directly to authors. Thank you for supporting our not-for-profit small press!
Praise for Jessica E. Pierce's Consider the Body, Winged:
"Consider the Body, Winged is a paradoxical wonder, richly illuminating the membrane between mother & daughters, science & religiosity, earthly creatures & stardust, Jessica Pierce’s heart & 'the expanding-for-now universe.' On difficult subjects—incarceration, hauntings, & nervous daughter’s tender queries—she writes with elegant accessibility, putting our fragile human existence into a ratio of perspective. How darkly delicious! How wonderful! My heart grew three sizes. (I trust that yours will do the same.) Yet precisely how this happens is a mystery. Much contemporary poetry aims to entertain the mind. Thankfully, these poems will nourish the reader’s soul. As soon as the final stanza stopped reverberating in my heart—it was as if I didn’t have a choice—I started over."
—Kevin Phan, author of Dears, Beloveds
Praise for Dan Wiencek's Routes Between Raindrops:
"I love the way Wiencek perceives the world. Time and again, the speaker in his poems looks out to find it damaged but irresistible, like a friend endlessly returning with some new self-made malady, asking you to love them anyway. And Wiencek does. With a wry, self-aware, and tender humor—the poems put me in mind at times of Tony Hoagland’s--the writer rescues moments from the blur and frames them beautifully: an empty lot '[stares] up at the sun like a vast / gravel eye,'; a hand grasps empty air like 'a furnace / starved of flame.'"
—Grady Chambers, author of North American Stadiums
Praise for Gabby Hancher's The Growth Lines:
"In The Growth Lines, poet Gabby Hancher invites us to re-inhabit the liminal space of the body we come from and are born into on the human journey. Her poems open our senses to the great feat of being human, which asks each of us to descend into darkness even as we continue to open to our own becoming. The body as starting point, as compass and finally as home, that place of self-love and acceptance of other. At each reading of these eloquent poems, I found myself diving deeper, returning with more and more pearls, a veritable necklace of soul. Gabby Hancher’s grace as a young poet of our times is unmistakable."
—Dawn Thompson, Portland Women Writers