The Road to Isla Negra

by William O’Daly with art by Galen Garwood –
William O’Daly’s poetic response to four decades spent translating Pablo Neruda’s poetry takes readers on a pilgrimage to Don Pablo’s home by the sea. Time breaks free from linear constraints amidst O’Daly’s lines that intertwine spiritual and physical planes. Paired with Galen Garwood’s stunning photographs, the tension between what was, what is, and what could be makes this collaboration between two masters a must-read.

Artifacts & Relics

by Mark J. Mitchell –
Artifacts of old labors, relics left by long-ago monks, Mark J. Mitchell reveals them in troubador songs found written in “an unknown tongue,” in dreams, in movies, and in the scratching of old jazz records. From his morning aubade and high noon villanelle, ’till his free verse “Night Shift,” Mitchell shows the “water writing on skin,” the hidden messages of old worlds we carry invisibly through our own appointed hours.

Honey and Bandages

by Katie Longofono & Mary Stone –
In these collaborative poems, Katie Longofono and Mary Stone take us on a journey across Kansas and Missouri in which every moment is lived to the full. Ecstasy, pain, loss, reclamation – each poem in this collection contains “silhouettes of flight and arrival” while surging ever-forward like the poets’ beloved Missouri River.

What Was Here

by Julie Warther with calligraphy by JS Graustein –
In this collection of 20 haiku, Julie Warther crystallizes time as it runs through fields, woodlands, and water; a world frozen / in an icicle / a sky full of stars. She celebrates these fleeting moments — and how, folding time over time, they contain landmarks / that used to be.

Dreamers

In a repurposed London church, Fran and Pete discover new sides to their mate Rob during his first photography exhibition. But their dream day out turns into a nightmare when Rob, encouraged by Fran’s experience with the metaphysical, moves too quickly. The inseparable are torn apart. In the aftermath, Fran finally discovers irrefutable proof that dreams do manifest themselves in the physical realm, but simply waking up is not an option.

Hints

Sixteen tiny poems–sixteen huge hints. Take (and dispense) as needed, whether you are at home, on the road, with someone, or alone.

Wasp Shadows

In this collection of 20 haiku, Ben Moeller-Gaa takes us on a cyclical journey through what initially appears to be a typical Midwestern year.

Swallowing Comets

Jessica Otto’s collection speaks, pleads, and prays with divine inspiration to those who serve as oracles — and those who join together, oracular.

Mitmensch

In this chapbook, Corey Mesler invokes the specter of a man known only as Mitmensch. Poem by poem, a variety of speakers construct a shadowy portrait of this man.

The Earth-Boat

The eighteen poems in this collection take an arc-like journey through western North America. Colorado, Mexico, California—regardless of place, Joseph Hutchison finds a way to commune with nature and communicate with people. These poems simultaneously describe focused moments and broad narratives in language infused with the inhabitants and sensations of each place. Crows. Comets. Mountains. Oceans. Joseph’s description of this earth-boat we all share is so engaging that “for a few breaths [you may] feel it drifting.”