Category: Poetry Books

Interview with Bruce Snider

Apr 15, 2015 | Interview, Poetry Books,

by M. J. Chrisman Bruce Snider’s Paradise, Indiana tells pieces of Indiana history through vivid imagery and detail, often through the eyes of characters and perspectives the reader wouldn’t normally expect. Throughout the book, he describes elements of life after death through several interspersed poems titled “Afterlife,” each one displaying a new viewpoint and containing its own…

In the Works…

Apr 2, 2015 | Poetry Books,

Here’s something new we are working on. The selected poetry comics of Bianca Stone will be in the bookstore next fall. You can find glimpses here. BIANCA STONE is a poet and visual artist. Her books include the poetry collection Someone Else’s Wedding Vows (Tin House/Octopus Books 2014), Antigonick, a hybrid collaboration with Anne Carson (New Directions 2012),…

Interview with Katie Bickham

Mar 12, 2015 | Interview, Poetry Books,

by Luke McKiddy Katie Bickham’s poems have appeared in The Missouri Review, Deep South Magazine, The Road Not Taken: A Journal of Formal Poetry and elsewhere.  Her work has won the The Missouri Review Editor’s Prize and her first book, The Belle Mar, was selected by Alicia Ostriker as the winner of The Lena-Miles Wever Todd Poetry Prize.  Katie…

Katie Bickham Reading at AWP

Mar 5, 2015 | Poetry Books, Readings,

If you are going to be in Minneapolis this year for AWP, plan to come out and see Katie Bickham read at the Segue Cafe Friday, April 10th at 6 p.m. along with Rebecca Hazelton, Jessica Cuello, Francesca Bell, Joseph Haske, and Debra Kang Dean.

More from Katy Didden!

Feb 26, 2015 | Book Review, Poetry Books,

Katy Didden’s new poem  “Eve of the Ascent” appeared in the most recent issue of 32 Poems Magazine. Kjerstin Kauffman praised the poem over on the 32 Poems blog saying: “There’s a moment in “Eve of the Ascent” when the speaker’s thoughts move from Dante’s Purgatory to what’s immediate and in front of her: “Behind gnarly junipers our…

Good Press for Sylph

Feb 12, 2015 | Book Review, Poetry Books,

Abigail Cloud’s book, Sylph, has been getting some good press lately. Rebecca Dunham at Devil’s Lake says: “In poems that are imagistically and musically rich, Cloud considers the nature of love and desire—particularly desire’s attraction to that which is missing.” Read more. NewPages glows:  “…graceful, self-assured poems, beautifully executed with a tightly focused imagistic sensibility.” Read…

AALBC reviews Russell Atkins

Jan 29, 2015 | Book Review, Poetry Books, Unsung Masters,

Robert Fleming over at African American Literature Book Club (AALBC) wrote a review of Russell Atkins’ collection, here’s a little bit of what he had to say: “This is an astounding tribute to one of the most innovative American artists, Russell Atkins, by a small, independent publisher, Pleiades Press. Prufer, a professor in the Creative…

Coming soon! The Belle Mar by Katie Bickham

Jan 21, 2015 | Poetry Books,

Check out this beautiful book we’re about to send to the printer. The Belle Mar by Katie Bickham won the 2014 Lena-Miles Wever Todd prize. Contest judge Alicia Ostriker says, “What is The Belle Mar?  It is a big southern house that has stood from slavery times to now, as generations of white and black people have…

An Interview with Abigail Cloud

Jan 16, 2015 | Interview, Poetry Books,

by Christopher Eithun Abigail Cloud’s book, Sylph, won the Lena-Miles Wever Todd prize and was published by Pleiades Press in 2014. Her poetry has also appeared in Pleiades, Gettysburg Review, Cincinnati Review, Copper Nickel, and other literary journals. With a background in dance, Abigail is interested in combining choreography with poetry, and the effect that forms of the body…