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SAM HASKINS ATTORNEY, Poems 1970—1980
Soft Cover, 68 Pages
Description: By "getting it out and writing it down," Sam Haskins paid attention to a turbulent personal and professional life through poetry. Songwriter's were an obvious influence–Dylan, John Prine, Randy Newman, Joni Mitchell–but Haskins found his own voice in a series of poems that seem as if they were written just yesterday. Unpretenious but aware, lively and thoughtful, Haskins' poems work as a social document of a specific time and place, and as pure literary expressions.
THE APHASIA CAFE
Soft Cover, 72 Pages
Description: The poems in The Aphasia Cafe explore what it means to be human when the sense of self can no longer be communicated using spoken or written language. Dawn McGuire, poet and neurologist, writes for the 'everyday' aphasias we all share: how we often can't say what we mean or mean what we say, our falling in the 'fault lines' of language, the threats to self-identity and meaning, in poems about family, bigotry, political and sexual violence, and the counterforces of love and redemption. McGuire's poems are accessible to all as we struggle with our own narratives of self.
the lyrica poems 2003-2010
Soft Cover, 68 pages
Description: Six word poems and/or koans presented in series—
what Big Cup saw and how he saw it when he experienced
the words as images masking things, things masking no thing—
reality a slippery fish, the prosody of that. Doom and sense of fun—just so.
EAST OF WEST LA
Soft Cover, 56 pages
Description: Kevin McCollister wandered the dimly lit streets of Los Angeles, and his visual poems are assembled in this book. His subjects range from the many bridges, taco stands, hotels, buildings and details of architectural infrastructure to those who people inhabit these same locations.
"You will find, as I did, this work to be a pithy, gritty look at present day
LA done with the eye of an artist."
-Phil Jackson, NBA coach and author
"McCollister's photos are luscious and meditative, conceptual and concrete, painterly and documentary, both Hopper-esque and matter of fact, giving us shadows and depths powerful enough to break through all the noir, bizarro, and sunshine cliches about Los Angeles. Beauty and reality strike equally and hard, giving exquisite and tactile composition to the act, and facts, of seeing."
-Fred Dewey, author
Soft Cover, 54 pages
Description: Hannon does in poem after poem, trust oblivion that is, with the slenderest of reeds.
Michael Hannon's new collection of poems, Trusting Oblivion, was published by if publishing (2002). His work has been widely published in journals and anthologies. He is the author of three full-length collections: Poems & Days (1985), Ordinary Messengers (1991), and Trusting Oblivion (2002). Kenneth Rexroth said of Hannon's work, "A very good poet indeed, and certainly one of the few Tantric writers in any language who is both profound and witty."
Soft Cover, 33 pages
Description: The narrative marries the lyrical in this frisky book of poems by the legendary founder of Momentum Press, chronicler of LA’s alt-lit history, and beloved professor at CSULB. If sincerity is the enemy of style, Bill Mohr is a master.
Soft Cover, 56 pages
Description: The A-Z anti-memoir of a poet and who encountered Cummings, Pound, Frost, Borges, Kenneth Rexroth, Rod Serling, William Empson (sealed until 2075) and many others, but who lied about meeting Wallace Stevens. Note: the author wished the book to be called IBMIRD, for the word processing system upon which the book was written, and has insisted ever since on stamping the published version of “ Whatever Happened” with that title whenever he could.
Soft Cover, 38 pages
Description: Joe Goode's brilliant at-one-with-the-place black and white photos, taken when he lived near Springville, California on the western side of the Sierras, and Brooks Roddan's meditative response, a narrative interspersed among Goode's images as a tree might find its place in the forest.