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Michael Lally, Swing Theory
ISBN: 978-1934909-92-8 (pbk.) $18.00  

The twentieth and largest collection by a poet "wholly involved in an American urban experience."--Sam Cornish.
Poetry, 195 pages,
$7.50. ISBN 978-0-914610-31-1.  

Library Journal calls Lane, a Pennsylvania writer, carpenter and Greek scholar, "a spiritual kin of Walt Whitman."
Poetry, 47 pages,
$4.00. ISBN 978-0-914610-20-2.  

Jacqueline Lapidus, READY TO SURVIVE
"Her poetry is strong, intelligent and often quite witty. . ."--Marge Piercy.
Poetry, 30 pages,
$4.00. ISBN 978-0-914610-04-5.

Joan Larkin, Blue Hanuman
“Joan Larkin has written poems that stake out a territory of relentless self-examination, taking on love and death, family and sexuality in a voice that is unsentimental, ruthless and clear-eyed…For her, poetry is a form of witness; she offers no false hopes, no resolutions, except to reflect, as honestly and directly as she can manage, the complicated, at times uncontrollable, messiness of being alive...This is poetry without pity, in which despair leads not to degradation but to a kind of grace.”— David Ulin, The Los Angeles Times.
Paperback: ISBN 978-1-934909-38-6,  $18. 

Joan Larkin, My Body: New and Selected Poems
Joan Larkin’s previous volumes of poetry include Cold River, which received a Lambda Literary Award for Poetry.  In her fourth decade of teaching writing, she is a member of the core faculty of the MFA Program in Poetry at New England College. 
Hardcover:  978-1-931236-75-1, $26. 
Paperback: ISBN 978-1- 931236-74-4,  $16. 

Gary Lenhart, The World in a Minute
This is Gary Lenhart’s fourth collection of poetry. He has also published two other recent books, Another Look: Selected Prose (Subpress) and The Stamp of Class: Reflections on Poetry and Social Class (University of Michigan Press). He teaches writing at Dartmouth World Center.
paper, ISBN 978-1-934909-12-6 $18.00

“The ultimate graciousness in art.” -Ron Padgett. “The operatic stillness of this work, one of many of Lenhart’s great success, scores an intensity and toughness that is both awe-inspiring and sublime.” -Lewis Warsh.
Poetry, 72 pages
paper, ISBN 978-1-882413-64-5 $13.00
cloth, ISBN 978-1-882413-65-2 $21.00  

Gary Lenhart, LIGHT HEART
Second full collection by a writer who "can say a great deal in a few words and knows how to weave the Big Ideas into his work without pretending to resolve them."--Washington Review.
Poetry, 66 pages.
Paper, ISBN 978-0-914610-91-5, $9.00.
Cloth, ISBN 978-0-914610-92-2, $15.00.  

Joel Lewis, My Shaolin: A Poem of Staten Island
ISBN: 978-1-934909-874 (pbk.) $18.00

Joel Lewis, Surrender When Leaving The Coach
"I think it is possible to read Joel Lewis as the offspring of some celestial union of the New York School and the Objectivists-all that attention to detail, the wild sense of humor-but I read him myself as following in the tradition of the great New Jersey bards, Walt Whitman and William Carlos Williams-that wild sense of humor, all the attention to detail. This is a wonderful, joyous book of poems, but even more important is the vision here of the great push-pull between poetry and life. This is one ride you won't want to stop." -Ron Silliman
ISBN: : 978-1-934909-26-3 $18

R. Zamora Linmark, Pop Vérité
“Einstein would love this book, since it's simultaneously the fastest as well as the slowest read ever: fast because the voice here moves at the speed of a teenager who's just scarfed a Monster Energy drink and a sack of Twizzlers, slow because that voice crams every line like a butcher does a sausage until it all but explodes on the page. James Schuyler and Frank O'Hara flit in and out of these poems, but then so do Tony Bennett, Roberto Bolaño, Donna Summer, Samuel Beckett, Amy Winehouse, and, well, everybody. Enjoy Pop Verité, reader; there's no way not to. Oh, and it's set in Paris.”—David Kirby
ISBN: 978-1-934909-99-7 (pbk.) $18.00

R. Zamora Linmark, Drive-By Vigils
“R. Zamora Linmark’s extraordinary Drive-By Vigils takes readers on a high-speed chase to the heart of “today’s madness,” where Manila intersects with Hollywood, and where a rap artist might croon pidgin translations of Federico García Lorca at the Korean karaoke bar. This global landscape thrives with conflicted hybridities and memory mestizajes, its speakers world history savvy and fluent “in the gay lingua of Goth and camp.” Dazzling and dizzying, these startling poems talk back to the collage of pop-cultured contemporary society—a critical reckoning as the “ghosts of the past start colliding/with demons in the making.” —Rigoberto González
ISBN: 978-1-934909-232 (pbk.) $18.00

R. Zamora Linmark, The Evolution of a Sigh
R. Zamora Linmark is the author of Prime Time Apparitions and Rolling The R’s, which he adapted for the stage. His poems, stories, and essays have appeared in numerous journals and anthologies in the U.S. and the Philippines. He has received grants and fellowships from the National Endowment for the Arts, U.S.-Japan Friendship Commission, and twice from the Fulbright Foundation. He lives in Honolulu and Manila.
ISBN-13: 978-1-931236-89-8 (cloth) $26.00
ISBN-13: 978-1-931236-88-1 (pbk.) $16.00

“...witty and disenchanted, sexy and tough, jangled with longing and the crazed changes the wild new world works.”—Mark Doty.
paper, ISBN 978-1-931236-45-4 $15.00
HC, ISBN 978-1-931236-46-1 $25.00

Karen Locascio, May All My Wounds Be Mortal
Karen Locascio was born and raised in New Jersey. She received her MFA from UMass Boston, where she won the Academy of American Poets Prize and received a scholarship to the New York Summer Writers Institute. Her work has appeared in Amethyst Arsenic, Hanging Loose, Thin Air, Spry Literary Journal, and Window Cat Press, among others, and has been nominated for a Pushcart Prize. Karen lives in Dorchester, MA, where she reads on the porch sipping whiskey whenever the weather allows.
paper, ISBN 978-1-934909-45-9 $18.00

Dick Lourie, GHOST RADIO
This is Lourie's seventh individual collection. A musician as well as a poet, he plays tenor sax and trumpet. Ghost Radio includes the complete text of the poem "Forgiving Our Fathers," which is featured in the movie Smoke Signals. "It's good to hear his voice again after a lapse of some years--a voice he found early, and which speaks with a unique and convincing eloquence." --Denise Levertov. "Dick Lourie's poems are like sudden, dramatic snapshots of true feeling and memory: of friends, family, life, death, and--maybe most of all--music."--Alison Lurie
Poetry, 120 pages
Paper, ISBN 978-1-882413-48-5, $12.00
Cloth, ISBN 978-1-882413-49-2, $20.00 (Out Of Print)

Poetry and blues meet at the crossroads in this CD by poet and blues musician Dick Lourie. Many of these poems appeared in Lourie's book Ghost Radio (Hanging Loose, 1998), now in its fourth printing. Here Lourie turns them into musical collaborations with an assortment of skilled blues band professionals, speaking the poems himself and adding tenor sax solos. Special guests include acclaimed blues performer Big Jack Johnson, and teenage musicians from the Mississippi Delta. The CD also features a version of Lourie's poem "Forgiving Our Fathers," which many remember as the moving climax to the popular film Smoke Signals.
CD $15.00

Dick Lourie, ANIMA
Still available, this early collection by a poet "who never lets go of ideas, emotions, and a need to write honestly. . ."--Booklist. "There are few poems of the last ten years that have moved me as much as some of his."--Denise Levertov.
Poetry, 81 pages,
$5.00. ISBN 978-0-914610-09-0

Dick Lourie, If the Delta Was the Sea
“Dick Lourie has written a rich, spacious book. Observing the principles that ‘we are all embedded in history’ and that the individual ‘contains multitudes,’ these poems present a portrait of a place, Clarksdale, Mississippi, and its people, through a unique cultural and social perspective. Lourie has an impeccable ear for colloquial nuances and an acute eye for meaningful trivia. If the Delta Was the Sea is a genuine delight.”—Ha Jin
ISBN: 978-1-934909-01-0(paperback), $18
ISBN: 978-1-934909-02-7(Hardcover), $28

Dick Lourie, If the Delta Was the Sea (CD)
This companion CD to his poetry collection of the same name (Hanging Loose, 2009) features Dick Lourie—who is both a poet and a blues musician—performing selections from the book. These poems explore and celebrate the life, the history, and the culture of the Mississippi Delta through a focus on the city of Clarksdale. Accompanied by musicians from his blues band, he reads the poems and plays his own sax solos. Together with the book, this CD offers a vivid rendering of Lourie's experience visiting the Delta over a period of fifteen years as a poet and musician welcomed into the still vital and energetic Delta blues community.
(CD) $10.00

Jacqueline Lyons, The Way They Say Yes Here
Born in Wisconsin, Jacqueline Lyons graduated from Colorado State University with an MFA in Creative Writing. She is now at the University of Utah, completing a PhD in Literature and Creative Writing. The Way They Say Yes Here is her first collection, the contents of which came largely from her experience as a Peace Corps Volunteer in Lesotho, Southern Africa, where she spent three years. Her poems and essays have appeared in Calyx, Hanging Loose, Puerto del Sol, The Beloit Poetry Journal, Phoebe, Florida Review and other publications.
paper, ISBN 978-1-931236-29-4 $14.00
cloth, ISBN 978-1-931236-30-0 $24.00

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Jorge Velasco Mackenzie, Drums for a Lost Song (Tambores para una cancin perdida)
Drums for a Lost Song (Tambores para una cancin perdida), Jorge Velasco Mackenzie's tale of Jos Margarito,"the Singer," escaping from slavery in nineteenth-century Ecuador, combines elements of Ecuadorean history, magic realism, and the African Yoru pursued through the landscape and the towns of coastal Ecuador by his master, Captain Manda, with an entourage of servants and slaves that includes Margarito's lover, Pan de los Pobres; Lupina, a witch; Ochumare, the deity of the rainbow, god and goddess in one, whom Manda has also enslaved; and a notorious criminal from nineteenth century Ecuadorean history.
Paper, ISBN 978-1-93-4909-96-6 , $18.00

Marcus has published six books of poems, as well as a novel and pieces for the theater. He teaches Film and Literature at Cabrillo College in Aptos and is co-host of a weekly poetry show on KUSP radio. "Marcus is the kind of priest-poet who, like Peguy or Jacob, gets to the Light by tearing up the universe in ecstatic dance." --Andrei Codrescu. "These eloquent prose poems journey over a vast landscape of human experience, myth, folk tale, and family history. Larger than life, spinning through time and space with imaginative pyrotechnics and acute perception, the poems are entertaining, sobering, and above all, wise." --Shirley Kaufman
Prose poems, 128 pages
Paper, ISBN 978-1-882413-44-7, $13.00
Cloth, ISBN 978-1-882413-45-4, $21.00

Pansy Maurer-Alvarez, When the Body Says It’s Leaving
When the Body Says It’s Leaving si the second poetry collection by Pansy Maurer-Alvarez. Born in Puerto Rico, Pansy Maurer-Alvarez was raised in Pennsylvania, and now resides in Paris and occasionally in Zurich. Before she decided to write full time in the late 80s, she was a teacher and a translator. Her work has since appeared in such magazines as Kalliope, Hanging Loose, The World and Lungfull! (US), and The Times Literary Supplement, Orbis and Leviathan Quarterly (UK). She occasionally teaches workshops and is a contributing editor to the British magazine, Tears in the Fence. A fine press collaboration with an artist, Lovers Eternally Nearing, was published in Zurich in 1997, in English and German. Her first poetry collection, Dolores: The Alpine Years, was also published by Hanging Loose Press in 1996.
Poetry, 82 pages
paper, ISBN 978-1-931236-31-7 $14.00
cloth, ISBN 978-1-931236-32-4 $24.00

Born in Puerto Rico, raised in Pennsylvania and a longtime resident of Paris, this first-book writer speaks through the lively persona of Dolores. "After you read these poems, you'll know that Dolores is out there somewhere and you'll want to join her."--Sherman Alexie. "Her poetry is buoyant. . . . For a lover of European culture, they're a real treat."--Kliatt. "A jewel box of contrasting sensibility. . . . A real pleasure."&emdash;Alice Notley. "Breathtakingly inviting…."--Ed Friedman.
Poetry, 72 pages.
Paper, ISBN 978-1-882413-30-0, $12.00.
Cloth, ISBN 978-1-882413-31-7, $20.00.

Wilma Elizabeth McDaniel, THE LAST DUST STORM
"Stays as close to the soil as the human condition will allow. . . The 'ghosts' in McDaniel's lean, honest poetry belong to all of us."--Frank Allen, American Book Review.
Poetry, 104 pages.
Paper, ISBN 978-1-882413-16-4, $12.00.
Cloth, ISBN 978-1-882413-17-1, $20.00.  

Wilma Elizabeth McDaniel, A PRIMER FOR BUFORD
"One wants to return to her book again and again."--Pete Seeger.
Poetry, 120 pages.
Paper, ISBN 978-0-914610-87-8, $18.00.
Cloth, ISBN 978-0-914610-88-5, $15.00.  

Wilma Elizabeth McDaniel, SISTER VAYDA'S SONG
"As real as the dustbowl--A moving collection, alive with people seldom encountered in modern poetry."--Sam Cornish. "A small masterpiece." --Sojourner.
Poetry, 68 pages,
$10.00. ISBN 978-0-914610-27-4.  

Wilma Elizabeth McDaniel, BORROWED COATS
"McDaniel stamps her poems with an undeniable signature of simplicity of diction combined with power of suggestion."--Laurel Speer
Poetry , 112 pages
paper, ISBN 978-1-882413-93-5 $13.00
cloth, ISBN 978-1-882413-94-2 $21.00 (Out Of Print)

Pablo Medina The Island Kingdom
“Pablo Medina's new book of poems is the work of a mythmaker, a visionary who finds the thrones and powers of his native island in every corner of it, bringing them to us in all their beauty and fury. The color, grace, music and energy that fill these pages ought to harken us (again) to Medina's mastery, for a master-poet he is. ” —Bill Zavatsky
ISBN: 978-1934909-85-1 (pbk.) $18.00

Pablo Medina The Man Who Wrote on Water
Pablo Medina's poetry has been called "exuberant," "provocative," and "nothing short of linguistic mastery." In this, his sixth collection, he wrestles with love, God, the city, and the ever-present island of his birth. Born in Big Banana Havana, Medina grew up in Big Apple New York. Fruit, he loves fruit. He longs for Big Papaya, pink and juicy, of which he can't get enough. He is also a novelist, translator, and essayist. He lives in Boston, in an exile surrounded by icicles, and is on faculty at Emerson College and the Warren Wilson MFA Program for Writers.
ISBN: 978-1-934909-19-5 (pbk.) $18.00

Arnold Mesches, The FBI Files
For 26 years the F.B.I. watched the artist Arnold Mesches. Federal agents took note of his illustrations for political journals and magazines. They watched him march for peace and disarmament and demonstrate against Senator Joseph R. McCarthy and the House Un-American Activities Committee. They were also, during this time, compiling an 800 page dossier on him.
Today he has turned these files into art and put them on view at P.S. 1 in the exhibition “The F.B.I. Files.” The art consists of colorful collages of news clippings, personal photographs, 50’s era images and hand-written and typed script, all surrounded by decorative painted borders. Mr. Mesches said the works were inspired by the mix of image and sacred text found in illuminated medieval manuscripts.
Read more and view the work>>
Art, 64 pages :
paper, ISBN 978-1-931236-41-6 $30.00

Sharon Mesmer , The Virgin Formica
“Whether taking surreal leaps and bounds over the trash and beauty of cityscapes or drawing gnomic lines from woodland views, Sharon Mesmer’s poems are timed to rise with those moments when ‘things are always beginning or becoming’ or to settle in ‘a way to hear Hope talking or maybe listening.’ At turns intimate or boisterously satiric, The Virgin Formica can gently detonate or erupt, carrying readers along on ripples or shockwaves.”—Paul Violi
ISBN-13: 978-1-931236-91-1 (pbk.) $16.00
ISBN-13: 978-1-931236-92-8 (cloth) $26.00

Sharon Mesmer, In Ordinary Time
“Mesmer’s evocative poetic language provides refreshingly clear images and clever turns of phrase.”—Publishers Weekly.
Fiction :
paper, ISBN 978-1-931236-47-8. $15
HC ISBN 978-1-931236-48-5, $25

Sharon Mesmer, The Empty Quarter
“The only thing wrong with Sharon Mesmer’s story collection is that it’s too short...” -The Stranger. “...astonishing, sexy, funny and brilliant....Dazzling and deep.” -Elinor Nauen.
Poetry, 103 pages
paper, ISBN 978-1-882413-66-9 $13.00
cloth, ISBN 978-1-882413-67-6 $21.00

Derek Miller, Jendi Reiter, Tim Robbins, MILLER, REITER & ROBBINS: THREE NEW POETS
A first collection by three young poets who first appeared in Hanging Loose magazine. "Sophistication of thought and sensibility of expression that readers expect to find in older writers."--Kliatt Book Guide.
Poetry, 99 pages.
Paper, ISBN 978-0-914610-95-3, $9.00.
Cloth, ISBN 978-0-914610-96-0, $15.00.  

Erica Miriam Fabri Dialect of a skirt
Erica Miriam Fabri is a graduate of the American Academy of Dramatic Arts and received her MFA in poetry from the New School. Her work has appeared in such publications as The Texas Review, Hanging Loose, The Spoon River Poetry Review, The New York Quarterly and Good Foot Magazine. She has lectured and led seminars at Cooper Union School of Arts, New York University, Columbia University and Penn State University. She is also a spoken word mentor and curriculum writer for Urban Word NYC. She currently teaches creative writing and performance poetry at The School of Visual Arts, Pace University and for the City University of New York (CUNY) at Hunter College and Baruch College. This is her first book.
Paper, ISBN 978-1-934909-10-2, $18.00.

George Mosby, Jr., POPULATION
"Some of the images are rough and cruel, but the touchstones of his hard earned poetry are family and heritage."--Library Journal.
Poetry, 80 pages,
$7.00. ISBN 978-0-914610-35-9.  

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Elinor Nauen, American Guys
First full collection. "Nauen's poems are like her personality, which is irresistible"--Richard Hell. "Streetwise and New York funny. Nauenhas created a windswept metaphysic of American Life..."--Andrei Codrescu.
Poetry, 104pages.
Paper, ISBN 978-1-882413-40-9, $12.00.
Cloth, ISBN 978-1-882413-41-6, $20.00.  


Maggie Nelson is originally from northern California. Her first full-length collection, Shiner, was published by Hanging Loose in 2001, and was a finalist for the Norma Farber First Book Award. Her work has appeared in many anthologies and journals, including The Best American Poetry 2002 (ed. Robert Creeley), Heights of the Marvelous: A New York Anthology (St. Martin’s Press, 2000), The Hat, LIT, Open City, and Shiny. She is a founding editor of Fort Necessity, a small literary magazine, and has taught at Wesleyan University and the New School Graduate writing Program in Creative writing. She is a doctoral candidate in English at the Graduate Center of the City University of New York and lives in Brooklyn.
TP: 978-1-931236-21-8, $18.
HC: 978-1-931236-22-5, $21

Maggie Nelson, SHINER
“Mad, funny, smart and on fire simultaneously, these poems hold a special spin, pitch and complexity all of their own.” -Lee Ann Brown. “Her Shiner is totally cool. -Eileen Myles.
Poetry, 80 pages
paper, ISBN 978-1-882413-99-7 $13.00
cloth, ISBN 978-1-882413-00-3 $21.00

Charles North, What It Is Like
What It Is Like, Charles North's tenth book of poems, contains new work as well as a generous selection from his previous books. North's poetry has received high praise from a wide variety of aesthetic camps. Among his awards are a Foundation for Contemporary Arts grant, two grants from the National Endowment for the Arts, four Fund for Poetry Awards, and a Poets Foundation Award.
Chosen by David Orr to head the list of National Public Radio's Best poetry Books of 2011
ISBN: 978-1-933527-48-2 (pbk.) $20.00 Co-published with Turtle Point Press

Charles North, Complete Lineups
Charles North’s ingenious poems in the form of baseball lineups have been exhilarating readers since they first appeared in 1972 and sportswriter Larry Merchant devoted two New York Post columns to them. The Village Voice and The Philadelphia Inquirer have both called the lineups “brilliant,” and among poets themselves they are legendary.
ISBN: 978-1-934909-03-4(paperback), $18.00

Charles North, CADENZA
Formally adventurous, emotionally and musically rich, Charles North’s poetry has received numerous honors, including two NEA grants and four Fund for Poetry Awards. In Cadenza, he displays all the qualities that made James Schuyler call him “the most stimulating poet of his generation” and the Washington Post hail him as “one of the most memorable of contemporary poets.”
Paperback: ISBN 978-1-931236-76-8, $15. 
Hardcover: ISBN 978-1-931236-71-5, $25. 

"A delight from beginning to end."--John Ash, Washington Post. "The most stimulating poet of his generation."--James Schuyler. "Astounding."--Booklist.
Poetry, 75 pages.
Paper, ISBN 978-0-914610-66-3, $9.00.
Cloth, ISBN 978-0-914610-67-0, $15.00.  

No Other Way collects essays, lectures, reviews and other prose written over two decades by a New York poet whom James Schuyler called "the most stimulating poet of his generation." Charles North's fresh and provocative writing illuminates the work of both well-known and undersung poets and artists (Elizabeth Bishop, John Ashbery, Fairfield Porter, David Schubert, Kenneth Koch, John Hollander, Barbara Guest, Trevor Winkfield, F.T. Prince and others), as well as crucial, undercover issues in criticism and "The State of the Art." "Few people read poetry and art as carefully and usefully as Charles North. What he has to say … is both precise and luminous. " --John Yau
Essays, 172 pages
Paper, ISBN 978-1-882413-52-2, $13.50
Cloth, ISBN 978-1-882413-53-9, $22.00

The first book by a Brooklyn-based writer. "Beauty and terrible power. . . Darkly compelling."--Midwest Book Review.
Poetry, 88 pages.
Paper, ISBN 978-0-914610-53-3, $7.00.
Cloth, ISBN 978-0-914610-54-0, $15.00.  

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Dan O'Brien, New Life
New Life picks up where War Reporter left off, with the war reporter in Syria, in the midst of the Arab Spring, planning an escape into the imaginative realms of Hollywood. What follows is a poetic exploration of war and its aftermath and the question of whether or not we can ever truly lay our ghosts to rest.
Paperback: 978-1-934909-86-7 , $18.

Dan O'Brien, War Reporter
WAR REPORTER awarded the 2013 Fenton Aldeburgh First Collection Prize (UK). Published by Hanging Loose (and in the United Kingdom by CB Editions) WAR REPORTER was the unanimous choice of the judges for the prize, which is one of the most significant and long-established poetry awards in the UK.
Paperback: 978-1-934909-35-5, $18.

Jeni Olin, Hold Tight: The Truck Darling Poems
This is Jeni Olin's second full collection of poems, following her exciting debut, Blue Collar Holiday.
Paperback: ISBN 978-1-934909-14-0, $18.

“Olin’s voice is both raw and accommodating. This is a marvelous debut.”—John Ashbery.
Paperback: ISBN 978-1-931236-49-0, $16.

"We have a fine and gentle poet among us who can move us wonderfully."--Richard Elman.
Poetry 80 pages.
Paper, ISBN 978-1-882413-08-9, $10.00.
Cloth, ISBN 978-1-882413-09-6, $18.00.  

"This is an exciting book full of humorous and poignant poems."--Paul Violi.
Poetry, 88 pages,
$6.00, ISBN 978-0-914610-39-7.    

“By turns tender, tart, gently ironic, heartbreakingly beautiful, Ron Overton’s poems celebrate what is lost and what is found in the neon rainbowed urban/suburban world of late twentieth century America, life as advertised and life as really lived, life of the soft soap and the hard sell….In these wildly comic outtakes of the American dream, immediacy is everywhere mediated by pop culture, the media’s middlemen…promising to give back to us what we have lost—‘the ability to feel.’ With his sharp eye and delicate jazz-inflected ear Ron Overton sings of the fading icons of America’s childhood…in the twilight of the American century.” —L.S. Asekoff
Poetry, 112 pages
paper, ISBN 978-1-93-1236-13-3 $13.
cloth, ISBN 978-1-93-1236-14-0 $21.

"Like a series of small explosions. . . an energetic voice."--Publishers Weekly. "Kudos to Imaginary Income for its wit, exuberance, imagination. . . Revelation!"--Anne Waldman.
Poetry, 48 pages.
Paper, ISBN 978-0-914610-97-7, $9.00.
Cloth, ISBN 978-0-914610-98-4, $16.00.  

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Fausto Paravidino, Translated by Ilaria Papini ,Still Life in Ditch
paper, ISBN 978-1-934909-36-2 $18.00

Mark Pawlak,Reconnaissance: New and Selected Poems and Poetic Journals
Reconnaissance brings together a decade's worth of Mark Pawlak's work exploring the nexus of Japanese poetic journals and American observational poetics. These new and selected poems owe allegiance to the early experimental books of William Carlos Williams (e.g. Spring and All) as much as to the Pillow Book of Sei Shōnagan and to Basho's Narrow Road to the Interior. They join aspects of poetry with the daily, or near daily, "takes" of journal writing, but differ from traditional diaries or journals by emphasizing the act of writing itself in collaboration with the day's account.
ISBN: 978-1-934909-83-6 (pbk.) $18.00

"Pawlak is an up-beat, up-town (sometimes out-of-town, off-beat) guy who knows the real world but is still on top of it. On top of it, too, with his language, style and versatility. His native urban resilience, his techniques and his genuine interest in everything around him, enables him to move easily from the vernacular to the elegant.... [Official Versions is] a feast of sensuality, mystery, poetic processes and a sense of urgent being. It contains love and beauty, horror and war, creations and recreations, all the universals are there."
- Patricia Prime, New Hope International Review (UK)
paper, ISBN 1-931236-59-3 $15.00
HC, ISBN 1-931236-60-7 $25.00

"Marvelous. . . a strange, haunting, luminous book."--Hilton Obenzinger.
Poetry, 96 pages.
Paper, ISBN 978-0-914610-57-1, $10.00.
Cloth, ISBN 978-0-914610-99-1, $18.00.  

Mark Pawlak, ALL THE NEWS
Pawlak shows "that he is one of the sons of Brecht, who certainly would have liked this book."--Thomas McGrath.
Poetry, 32 pages,
$4.00. ISBN 978-0-914610-37-3,
Also available: THE BUFFALO SEQUENCE, Copper canyon Press, $10.00.  

Also available by Mark Pawlak:  
"The Buffalo Sequence" Copper Canyon Press, $15

In his ninth collection, Peterson, the well-known California teacher and editor, writes with an assurance that makes it all look easy. "A poet's poet," says Morton Marcus. "He makes the most daunting verbal task read like an afterthought, performed while he is frying eggs." "If the great Japanese haiku poet Kobayashi Issa were to resurface. . . . he would take the name of Robert Peterson."--Clemens Starck.
Poetry, 67 pages.
Paper, ISBN 978-1-882413-32-4, $12.00.
Cloth, ISBN 978-1-882413-33-1, $20.00.

Frances Phillips, UP AT TWO
"Women have only begun to write about their lives. . . She brings to light many ordinary incidents that we recognize but have never seen in a poem before."--Frances Mayes, San Jose Mercury-News.
Poetry, 64 pages.
Paper, ISBN 978-0-914610-89-2, $9.00.
Cloth, ISBN 978-0-914610-90-8, $15.00.  

Frances Phillips, FOR A LIVING
"Phillips' poems are swiftly paced, enormously pleasurable to the ear. . . Her gifts as a poet are abundant."--Kathleen Fraser.
Poetry, 81 pages.
Paper, ISBN 978-0-914610-26-7, $7.00.  

This is Barbara Ann Porte's first collection of short stories for the general reader."Barbara Ann Porte's work is lively and inventive and full of imaginative sparks." --Maxine Chernoff. "Barbara Ann Porte's stories transgress cultural and racial boundaries; therefore this book is remarkable in its scope. The stories here are marked with understanding and wit. A brave and impressive collection." --Ha Jin
Fiction, 152 pages
Paper, ISBN 978-1-882413-46-1, $13.00
Cloth, ISBN 978-1-882413-47-8, $21.00

Present/Tense: Poets in the World, is an anthology of contemporary political poetry, featuring work from some of the country’s best-known writers. Contributors include: Jack Agüeros, Sherman Alexie, Donna Brook, Hayan Charara, Jayne Cortez, Martín Espada, Ed Friedman, Joanna Fuhrman, Kimiko Hahn, Joy Harjo, Robert Hershon, Anselm Hollo, Hettie Jones, Dick Lourie, Ken Mikolowski, Harryette Mullen, D. Nurkse, Ron Overton, Maureen Owen, Mark Pawlak, Adrienne Rich, Ron Schreiber, Harvey Shapiro, M. L. Smoker, Quincy Troupe, Janine Pommy Vega, Chuck Wachtel and Bill Zavatsky.
Paperback: ISBN 1-931236-39-9, $16.
Hardcover: ISBN 1-931236-40-2, $26



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