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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....
Gringo Guadalupe By Kevin Gallagher
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Kevin Gallagher's poetry is a rare synthesis of great poetic traditions that puts particular emphases on the image and the lyric blended with a uniquely personalized iconoclasticism. His is a... More > perpetual pursuit to make it new. - Anastasios Kozaitis< Less
Self-Portrait with Severed Head By C. D. Collins
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“vastly original, fresh , potent and charged— if the poem is to move us, there must be a successful transformation of material, through voice, which feels true to the poem’s... More > deepest intention—Collins achieves this in poem after poem.” —Pam Bernard, Across the Dark< Less
Evening Watch By Cameron Mount
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“Cameron Mount’s poems, set mostly on shipboard during the War in Iraq, evoke a world not accessible to most of us. They do so with an enticing wealth of imagery, and an emotional... More > watchfulness which creates moments of quiet meditation, even in the middle of dangerous time.” Cammy Thomas, author of Cathedral of Wish< Less
From the Paris of New England: Interviews with Poets and Writers By Doug Holder
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A series of interviews with poets and writers that took place in the "Paris of New England," (Somerville, Mass.) Doug Holder the founder of the small literary press "Ibbetson... More > Street" conducted interviews on his Somerville Community Access TV Show "Poet to Poet: Writer to Writer," as well as for his literary column in The Somerville News, and at the Wilderness House Literary Retreat, founded by his friend Steve Glines. Poets and writers included in this volume are Mark Doty, Tom Perrotta, Pagan Kennedy, Claire Messud, Lan Samantha Chang, Afaa Michael Weaver, Lois Ames, Steve Almond, and many more... There is also some striking photography by Elsa Dorfman and other photographers in this collection. Included is an introduction by Michael Basinski, curator of the University of Buffalo Poetry Collection...< Less