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Dead Beats By Sam Cornish
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Starting with Allen Ginsberg and ending with Charlie Parker, Sam Cornish takes us on a whirlwind tour of some of the livelier segments of 1950s and early ’60s American culture. With non-stop... More > energy, syncopated rhythms, and a fast pace that keeps you humming as you turn the pages, Cornish visits a wide array of writers, musicians, and films, stopping along the way to visit local poetry scenes and pay tribute to the homeless and poor. Calling on Jack Kerouac, Langston Hughes, Marlon Brando, Miles Davis and a host of others, Cornish makes us feel the excitement of those times, even as he and his companions absorb the complex and often disturbing history of what he aptly calls “My Young America.” — Martha Collins< Less
From Poland to the Lower East Side: Interviews By Dorothy McCurry
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An interview with Henry Kirschenbaum, a denizen of the Lower East Side of New York City in the early part of the 20th century. This book deals with the Kirschenbaum family and their immigration from... More > the "Pale of Settlement" in Eastern Europe to their time selling books on pushcarts in the Lower East Side of NYC. Later David Kirschenbaum, would go on to be a leading bookseller on New York's famed "Book Row" and the owner of the Carnegie Bookstore. These are raw interviews, with many long forgotten details of an old New York.< Less
Deep Landscape Turning By Ann Hutt Browning
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Ann Hutt Browning has two master’s degrees, one in psychology and one in architecture, four grown children, five grandchildren, and one husband of 50 years. Born in England, raised in... More > southern California, she attended Radcliffe College and has lived in Missouri, Kentucky, France, Macedonia, Chicago, Virginia and now Massachusetts. She and her husband, Preston, a retired English professor, operate Wellspring House in Ashfield, Massachusetts, a retreat center for writers and artists. Some of her poetry has appeared in The Carolina Quarterly, The Southern Humanities Review, The Dalhousie Review, The Ecozoic Reader, Dogwood, Peregrine, Out of Line, Salamander, and several on-line poetry journals.< Less
Ibbetson Street #29 By Doug Holder
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Ibbetson Street has increased its stature with our new affiliation and has attracted such poets as Marge Piercy, X.J. Kennedy, Daniel Tobin, Sam Cornish, Diana der-Hovanessian, and Richard Hoffman,... More > to name a few. We continue to be dedicated to publishing fine emerging poets as well. I want to thank Poetry Editors Mary Rice and Harris Gardner for their fine work, as well as Managing Editor Dorian Brooks and Consulting Editor Robert K. Johnson.< Less
Wrestling Angels By Freddy Frankel
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Freddy Frankel brings deep human sympathy and philosophical insight to this book of poems about biblical figures, spiritual and political leaders, and philosophers. These are not biographies, but... More > rather short, deft, impressionistic portraits that say as much about the poet as about his subjects. Looking at these famous (or infamous) individuals from his unique, personal perspective, Frankel helps us see each of them in a fresh and thought-provoking way. — Lawrence Kessenich, winner of the 2010 Strokestown International Poetry Prize and former Houghton Mifflin editor< Less
Ibbetson Street #28 By Doug Holder
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A compendium of the finest poetry from the Boston area and beyond.
East of the Moon By Ruth Kramer Baden
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Ruth Kramer Baden’s poems are witty and with-it, but she is not playing around. These are the poems of a woman who has let wonder ripen into wisdom. Her capacity for empathy, for her earlier... More > selves as well as for others, is rooted in the understanding that life is always a desperate improvisation. “Consider how all that grows/from mud or rock or shadow/ must find a way to live,” she writes. With these poems as our guides, we do consider, and our appreciation of our own lives is thereby deepened. — Richard Hoffman< Less
Ibbetson Street #27 By Doug Holder
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Poetry by: Miriam Levine, Harris Gardner, Margaret Young, Dan Sklar and others... Also: From the Back Ward to the Blackboard by Doug Holder
King of the Jungle By Zvi A. Sesling
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“To find you, I must navigate a maze of back alleys…” Zvi A. Sesling defi - nitely does this in this beautiful collection of poetry. These poems are sometimes fragile, sometimes... More > blunt, but lyrical enough to draw us into his world with poetry that reads like private little laments. We feel his language. — Gloria Mindock, Červená Barva Press< Less
Ibbetson Street #26 By Doug Holder
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Interview with Poet Fred Marchant, poetry by Zvi Sesling, Dorian Brooks, A.D. Winans and others....