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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


Filed under Catalog, Logan House, Poetry

"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 yea...

Waterborne by Janet Joyner

Waterborne by Janet Joyner

January 2, 2016


Filed under Catalog, Logan House, Poetry

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...

Lucifer by Richard Carr

Lucifer by Richard Carr

March 17, 2015


Filed under Catalog, Logan House, Poetry

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...

Fist City by Dan Memmolo

Fist City by Dan Memmolo

March 24, 2013


Filed under Logan House, Poetry

The love child of Gogol and Walt Whitman, Dan Memmolo writes with the absurdist sensibility of the one and the all-embracing love of the other. Sure, life s silly, say these splendid poems, ain t it grand? The music of Elvis and Marvin Gaye (and Sinatra and Tchaikovsky) thrum beneath the surface here,...

Where to Start by Samuel Stenger Renken

Where to Start by Samuel Stenger Renken

March 1, 2011


Filed under Logan House, Poetry

Now, after more than a few years away from his early home in the Nebraska Sandhills, Sam has put together his first book-length collection of poems, and it pleases me that so many of them, in a variety of ways and degrees, reveal connections to the writer s upbringing. --William Kloefkorn, Neb...

In a House Made of Time by William Kloefkorn & David Lee

In a House Made of Time by William Kloefkorn & David Lee

July 20, 2010


Filed under Logan House, Poetry

William Kloefkorn has published more than twenty collections of poetry, among them Alvin Turner As Farmer and Drinking the Tin Cup Dry. His work has appeared in periodicals including Prairie Schooner, Harper's, and North American Review. He was an emeritus professor of English at Nebraska Wesleyan in...

My Shtetl by Robert Cooperman

My Shtetl by Robert Cooperman

March 24, 2010


Filed under Logan House, Poetry

Open to any poem in Robert Cooperman's My Shtetl and be so delighted you won't want to put the book down. Much more comes alive here than one man s childhood Brooklyn neighborhood, its Yiddish flavors, its tales of a family of American Jews who don t look, no different from real folks. He may have ...

Getting By by Gary Lark

Getting By by Gary Lark

October 1, 2009


Filed under Logan House, Poetry

These are poems of fierce candor and compassion. In blunt, plain-spoken language, they chronicle a life lived on the fringes: a rural Oregon boyhood and a working life spent variously as a laborer, a janitor, a hospital orderly, a National Guardsman, an outreach librarian . . . With precise detai...

Octopus by Tom C. Hunley

Octopus by Tom C. Hunley

September 1, 2008


Filed under Logan House, Poetry

I don't know if this book, Octopus, has eight arms but it has several: tender but completely unsentimental poems about children and marriage; angry poems and poems of deep gratitude; poems both comic and dark (often simultaneously); and maybe most of all a clear, original, passionate American voi...

Cut River by Amy McInnis

Cut River by Amy McInnis

February 1, 2007


Filed under Catalog, Logan House, Poetry

I get the same pleasure from reading Amy McInnis's Cut River that I do from looking at the intricate construction of a bird's nest, or in hearing a hidden vireo singing at the top of a tree; her poems have that same unerring now-ness and clarity. "The woods should have a different name at night, some...

Interstices by Laurelyn Whitt

Interstices by Laurelyn Whitt

May 1, 2006


Filed under Catalog, Logan House, Poetry

Laurelyn Whitt's poems have appeared in various journals, including The Spoon River Poetry Review, Puerto del Sol, The Malahat Review, and Poetry Canada Review. She is the author of two prize-winning chapbooks, Words for Relocation (Will Hall Press, 2001) and a long dream of difference (Frith Press...

Gutter Flowers by Don Welch

Gutter Flowers by Don Welch

August 1, 2005


Filed under Logan House, Poetry

Don Welch moves among the poor like a modern day Whitman who has mastered the fine art of pruning. The poor, he says, "need the dump and truck of love / to walk on too." With a minimum of words he evokes a maximum of feelings and sympathies. The rest of us need the poet's words to bring us those plac...

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