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Not Visiting Somewhere Else By Susan Imhof
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Verse. Representing nearly twenty years of writing, this is a tightly cohesive chapbook of exploratory verse in an intelligent but not hopeless or contrived melancholic temper by a forever resident... More > of Charlottesville. Product of perceptive sun-dappled strolls and nights of soul's awareness, we offer this as a potentially modern version of Sunlit Years, each speaking in a distinctively Southern voice, this as reminiscent of the Fugitives and paint-peeling porches as that other work is defined by that movement. Susan Imhof; introduced by Michael Nace< Less
Me, I'm a Pawn © By Alex Frampton Jost
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Verse. This is the tenth anniversary re-issue of an outstanding volume. This poet, exceptional in this age in his depth and breadth of knowledge of classic poetic forms, emerged at a flashpoint in... More > contempo-poetic culture, when Native-Tongue School hip-hop merged with the excesses and abuses of the poetry slam: sometimes in respect, sometimes mockery, sometimes defiance of traditional forms. Alex Jost was brilliant in navigating his way through the dynamic tensions of the poetic-literary moment, and this work is the path he nimbly blazed. Alex Frampton Jost< Less
NIGHTINGALES IN A STATESIDE ZOO By Jack Hayes
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Poems written both while taking an MFA degree at the University of Virginia, & also for a few later years while living in Charlottesville; the poems mostly cover the years 1984-1989, with one... More > earlier poem from 1982.< Less
Ballads of the Sunlit Years By by James Lindsay Gordon Introduced by Michael Nace
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Verse. This is a re-issue of the original edition of 900 copies printed in 1904. The author attended William and Mary and the University of Virginia. These poems, Southern-Fugitive in character,... More > powerfully evoke a distant time, and through them runs a deep sentimentality, nostalgia, and love for the Commonwealth in which the author lived and that the author served. James Lindsay Gordon, with an introduction by Michael Nace.< Less
Legend for Messenger By Christopher Walker Hlad
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This is a poem conceived in a rain storm in the middle of the night. It concerns the last night that Edgar Allan Poe was at the University of Virginia--in his room burning his furniture for firewood... More > in his fireplace and in the company of the University librarian--before fleeing into the woods the next morning to escape his creditors. It is a tribute to the author E.A. Poe and his tremendous, lasting voice. Christopher Walker Hlad.< Less
Blackberry Bounty, Blackberry Boon By Christopher Walker Hlad
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Former poet-laureate of Charlottesville whose verse graced every issue of the then-nascent C-Ville Review, CW Hlad's Magic Starter Kit was the first book published by Hypocrite Press. This present... More > collection is perhaps the most intimate we print, "...very personal and conceived as such... an experimental love-letter cycle...". With all the inimitable tone and texture, pressing Southern-ness, of his earlier writing, this work represents a matured and tensely dear Hlad. Christopher Walker Hlad< Less
Fandango! By Anonymous, Introduction by Joel Jones
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Crass verse satire of Cville restaurant insiders. This is a long and vulgar rhyming metered poem, exquisitely distasteful but culturally significant to Downtown Charlottesville and beyond. A tight... More > and crudely hilarious spoof of 20-something nightlife and its rewards. Soon after publication was occasionally memorized and performed drunkenly late-night in public places by 20-somethings with nothing better to offer the world. Anonymous, with an introduction by Joel Jones.< Less
Sweetbay Review: 2007 By Edited by S.M. Foran
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Sweetbay Review is an annual anthology featuring the works of Virginia authors and has been in publication since 2006. This edition showcases thirty-eight poems, stories, and non-fiction pieces by... More > twenty-five writers. These authors represent the entire Commonwealth, from Charlottesville to Newport News, from Richmond to Halifax. Sweetbay Review 2007 was independently judged by Dr. Larry Aaron (non-fiction), Kelly Cherry (poetry), and Emyl Jenkins (fiction).< Less