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Points of Entry by Amy Plettner

Points of Entry by Amy Plettner

February 4, 2019

These poems by Amy Plettner are unique in the root sense of that word, which is to say they could only have been written by her. The vocabulary is simple and direct, the subject matter widely varied, the voice wholly Plettner’s. The poems make clear her love of nature and of her fellow human beings, sometim...

The Flat Water Rises: An Anthology of Short Fiction by Emerging Nebraska Writers

The Flat Water Rises: An Anthology of Short Fiction by Emerging Nebraska Writers

December 16, 2018

The Flat Water Rises: An Anthology of Short Fiction by Emerging Nebraska Writers was envisioned by a team of Wayne State College students and their faculty advisor, Dr. Stephanie Marcellus. The anthology was designed to share the work of emerging Nebraska fiction writers. "These stories are no...

What Bob Says (Some More) by Barbara Schmitz

What Bob Says (Some More) by Barbara Schmitz

April 11, 2018

What Bob Says (Some More) is about pleasure and delight, talking and listening/not listening, sex on the porch, being right, giving up, God, hearts and wings, yogurt, books, sirens, red/blue ambulance lights, happily ever after. "Bob may seem impossible to anyone who doesn’t love him. He’s o...

The Flat Water Stirs: An Anthology of Emerging Nebraska Poets

The Flat Water Stirs: An Anthology of Emerging Nebraska Poets

December 1, 2017

The Flat Water Stirs: An Anthology of Emerging Nebraska Poets celebrates emerging poets for their talents, especially at the time of Nebraska’s sesquicentennial. This collection contains poems of various form and genre which express the diverse experience of living in or just passing through the great ...

Gathering Place by David Wyatt

Gathering Place by David Wyatt

November 28, 2016

The poet Charles Simic has a notion on the order of whatever pops into your head is thought materializing. David Wyatt s poems, though not experimental, rely on autobiography, collage, non sequitur, dialogue, dream, and a joke now and then, to get nearer perceived experience; they appreciate the c...

It’s as Good Here as it Gets Anywhere by Greg Kosmicki

It’s as Good Here as it Gets Anywhere by Greg Kosmicki

November 21, 2016

"I am grateful for the small moments and big questions in Greg Kosmicki's poems. His voice amiable, celebrating, sorrowing speaks the truths we need to hear. A poet who writes, I can hear the cars go by in the street making / that car-goes-by-in-the-street sound // that I decided finally a couple year...

Waterborne by Janet Joyner

Waterborne by Janet Joyner

January 2, 2016

Janet Joyner's varied poems include lyrical descriptions of the natural world and draw deft portraits of people and the complicated connections between us. Waterborne is threaded with vivid images and insights. "Sometimes they are splendid, such as fallen leaves in such a mass / it seemed the sky ...

Plunk by Tom C. Hunley

Plunk by Tom C. Hunley

April 23, 2015

Tom C. Hunley is a professor of English at Western Kentucky University, the director of Steel Toe Books, and the vocalist/rhythm guitarist for Dr. Tom and the Cartoons He is the author of three previous full-length poetry collections, two textbooks, and six chapbooks. He is the co-editor, with Al...

Lucifer by Richard Carr

Lucifer by Richard Carr

March 17, 2015

Richard Carr's Lucifer is the devil everybody knows. Mick the Bastard and Juliet are frighteningly familiar, too. Lyric reflections on wild, willful abandon, Carr's latest sequence limns a dark, doomed life with only a hint of the silver believers pray lines blue-black storm clouds when they loom o...

Me & God by Michael Skau

Me & God by Michael Skau

October 1, 2014

“The God in Me & God is every person’s sidekick, at once a beer-drinking buddy and a conscious voice sitting on your shoulder. We learn that while God is imperfect, he enjoys baseball, horse races, meditation and Bob Dylan, shows respect for women, and dances to unheard music of the Eart...

Saving Singletrees by Leo Dangel

Saving Singletrees by Leo Dangel

September 30, 2014

 "Leo Dangel may seem to write about small matters, often connected to farming, but underneath these ordinary details lurk blossoming joy, ferocious pain, shock and sadness common to every reader. Always, he writes of what s worth remembering." —Linda M. Hasselstrom "What I most admire about Leo Dangel'...

Still Life Moving by William Kloefkorn

Still Life Moving by William Kloefkorn

September 29, 2014

This book attempts to illustrate, with words and paintings, some of the connections that can be made between cultures even as they strive to keep their identities intact. Standing Bear said it best; "My hand is not the color of yours, but if I pierce it, I shall feel pain." But there can be joy al...

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