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Excalibur's Return

by Maurice Whelan

“If stillness can be tasted, precious memories will return, such as poetry once learned by heart, which in Maurice Whelan’s case told of King Arthur receiving his sword Excalibur from the maiden in the lake....


The Lilac Bow

by Maurice Whelan

The Lilac Bow is the first book of poetry by the author of the collections Excalibur’s Return, A Season and a Time and, most recently, Spirit Eyes. Maurice Whelan is also the author of the acclaimed novel...


A Close Circle of Strangers

by Merri Parker Jennifer & L. Morrison G.

In this fresh, quirky collection of poetic monologues, Parker documents the poignancy of being human, both in solitude and in solidarity with others. Through these poems, Parker seeks to distill individual cries...


I Am Flying into Myself

by Bill Knott & Thomas Lux

A selection of Bill Knott’s life work—testimony of his enduring, “thorny genius” (Robert Pinsky)

Going to sleep, I cross my hands on my chest.

They will place my hands like this.

It will look as though...


Narrative Poems

by C. S. Lewis

A repackaged edition of the revered author’s collection of four poems: "Dymer," "Launcelot," "The Nameless Isle," and "The Queen of Drum."

C. S. Lewis—the great British writer, scholar, lay theologian, broadcaster,...


Dilemmas of the Angels

by David Romtvedt

In the series of poems that underpins this collection, David Romtvedt imagines the daily lives of angels as well as other, more earthly, concerns. Whether he is considering the work of raising a child or imagining...


Words From My Heart

by Amos Pinnock, Daniella Blechner & Lee Caleca

Above all put on love, for love is the bond of perfection. 3:14

 

Yes, I am a guy, and I do have emotions. My heart is on my sleeve and yes, I am what you call a "Hopeless Romantic." Plus you can say I'm...


Revise the Psalm: Work Celebrating the Writing of Gwendolyn Brooks

by Quraysh Ali Lansana & Sandra Jackson-Opoku

Original poetry, visual art, and essays commemorating the 100th birthday of Chicago poet and cultural philanthropist Gwendolyn Brooks.


The Baptized Muse

by Karla Pollmann

With the rise of Christianity in the Roman Empire increasing numbers of educated people converted to this new belief. As Christianity did not have its own educational institutions the issue of how to harmonize...


Stripper in Wonderland

by Derrick Harriell

The percussive poems of Stripper in Wonderland move from birth to death, funk to hip-hop, and racism to religion as Derrick Harriell explores the life of a modern black man transplanted from the American Midwest...


Morning Face

by Gene Stratton-Porter

The keynote of joyousness is struck by the title "Morning Face," since the words represent the inspired idea of R. L. Stevenson in his verse, "If I have shown no morning face." About this idea Gene Stratton-Porter,...


The Fire Bird

by Gene Stratton-Porter

In musical flow of rhythm and word this poem of early Indian life tells the tragedy of a beautiful maiden whose love for a chieftain led her into jealous revenge. This revenge was the means of destroying not...


The Commander: Fawzi al-Qawuqji and the Fight for Arab Independence 1914-1948

by Laila Parsons

Revered by some as the Arab Garibaldi, maligned by others as an intriguer and opportunist, Fawzi al-Qawuqji manned the ramparts of Arab history for four decades, leading or helping to lead Arab forces in nearly...


The Commander

by Laila Parsons

Revered by some as the Arab Garibaldi, maligned by others as an intriguer and opportunist, Fawzi al-Qawuqji manned the ramparts of Arab history for four decades, leading or helping to lead Arab forces in nearly...


Stingrays

by carlos harleaux

Stingrays are one of the most dangerous species of fish. Their tails are packed with venom and they can easily slice us to the core. Similar to stingrays, life’s situations have a way of stinging us at the...


Solace: Writing, Refuge, and LGBTQ Women of Color

by S. Andrea Allen & Lauren Cherelle

Deeply troubled by recent acts of violence against Black and Brown lesbian, bisexual, and trans* bodies, Solace: Writing, Refuge and LGBTQ Women of Color explores how LGBTQ women find solace: in each other,...


Four Quarters: An Homage To T.S. Eliot's Four Quartets

by Lana Hechtman Ayers

Four Quarters: An Homage To T.S. Eliot’s Four Quartets is a dialogue and dance with Eliot’s classic poem series. Preserving Eliot’s distinctive stanza structures and syntax throughout, Ayers, creates an...


-Poems-

by Emily Brontë, Anne & Charlotte

I've quench'd my lamp, I struck it in that start Which every limb convulsed, I heard it fall— The crash blent with my sleep, I saw depart Its light, even as I woke, on yonder wall; Over against my bed, there...


Amaranthine

by Deborah H Barbara

A tear is a flame of love,

Each tiny fire for happiness lost,

Each time to dry with hope,

Each tiny tear a leak from the heart,

To kindle a spark of life.

This book, like a tear, is to light the spark...


Western Star

by Stephen Vincent Benét

This narrative poem on the settling of the United States was awarded the Pulitzer Price posthumously in 1944. We are republishing this classic works with a new additional biography of the author. Benét was...