With 39 pieces from a revolving cast of characters, Tobit Detours includes modern as well as biblical and literary intertextual connections, blending influences such as Nahum, Byron, and Ani DiFranco with the ancient text.
Tricia Knoll’s poems tell of both loneliness and wonder at the birth of grandsons who live just down the road and the wildlife that moves through her five acres of land.
In three compositional movements, these poems undertake a journey through geographies of human history into the intimacies of childhood, aging, and memory.
Songs for All Souls resonates with an invitation to explore sacred space, offering moments of awe and wonder. Krapf’s poems become a source of solace, a conduit for unburdening sorrow, hurt, and even anger, fostering a profound sense of peace and joy through the act of prayer. Within the lyrical tapestry of this collection, readers are encouraged to perceive the world with fresh eyes, learning a new language for prayer that transcends the ordinary.
DiNenna’s poems take us through the zodiac and seasons of childhood illness, calling us to bear witness to the unseen. These poems tell the story of one girl’s struggle for life.
Ellen Rowland summons us to presence, showing us the world through an unfiltered lens that asks us to consider the beauty and truth of the ordinary.
The poems in T’shuvah consider the question of what it means to “return” from the alienation that is inherent in surviving sexual violence.
Viewing nature as a spiritual discipline requires focus, quiet intention, listening for the smallest noises, and watching how change happens.
Alex Van Huynh’s first collection takes us into the deep inquiries of a mind fully engaged with both the known and unknowable. Informed by mythology, history, religion, and science, these poems explore “the whole world in miniature,” where the “pores of the earth pull beneath the sands,” as well as the vast expanses of sky and sea, where “drifting things must come naked.” Huynh’s subjects are often reminded “our condition is temporary,” but he is a voice who is establishing a permanent place for himself in American poetry.
The poems in Jeffrey L. Johnson’s collection, Babylon, trace paths we travel and describe places we occupy happily as pilgrims, adventurers, natives and citizens, and uneasily as refugees, captives, prisoners, and exiles. Even when we feel settled and at peace, circumstances and time move us to strange and foreign locations. These poems explore aspects of our perceptions of place.