Category: Contributor Books
Outside the Frame: New and Selected Poems / Marilyn L. Taylor
Outside the Frame: New and Selected Poems, (Kelsay Books, 2021) is now available from the publisher, from Amazon, or from the poet’s own website.
In Days to Come / Lisa Timpf
Strongman Contest / Steven M. Smith
Order from Kelsay Books or from Amazon.com.
See Steven read from Strongman Contest at 3rd Wednesday’s YouTube Channel.
To Drink from a Wider Bowl / Joanne Durham
Order from Evening Street Press
See a short video of Joanne reading from Drink from a Wider Bowl:
Living in Laconia / Ruth Holzer
House Bird / Robert Fillman
Contact the poet for readings, interviews, or workshops:
In Our Beautiful Bones / Zilka Joseph
See and hear Zilka Joseph on our YouTube Channel.
In Our Beautiful Bones can be purchased from Mayapple Press
Contact Zilka through her website about signed copies.
Protective Coloration / David Jibson
In this splendid collection of engaging and unmistakably American poems, David Jibson manages to find beauty in utterly unexpected places: piled up on a back shelf at the Salvation Army Store, for example, or strung along the bedraggled length of the Ohio Turnpike—or perhaps in the lovely, tentative dance of a blind woman learning to walk with a white cane. Along with a faint echo of Ted Kooser or Billy Collins at their conversational best, you’ll be captivated by Jibson’s own irresistible voice: that of a witty, insightful observer of the astonishments that surround us.
Marilyn L. Taylor / Wisconsin Poet Laureate, Emerita
To read David Jibson’s poems is like leafing through a pile of photos of your life and suddenly rediscovering feelings and events you had forgotten or never knew. Each snapshot is replete with carefully selected images organized to create unity and fulfillment. His poems range from trivia to exotic, from people we recognize to those we would like to meet. Topics include science, religion, philosophy, history, music, art, and (the requisite for all good poetry) basic old-fashioned entertainment.
Lawrence W. Thomas / Founding Editor of Third Wednesday Magazine,
Honorary Chancellor, Poetry Society of Michigan
See a video reading from Protective Coloration by the author at 3rd Wednesday’s YouTube Channel.
The Walking Stick is indistinguishable from his habitat,
as is the Dead Leaf Butterfly, the Pygmy Seahorse,
the Tawny Frog-mouth of Tasmania and the Giant Kelp-fish.
So it is with the poet of a certain age hidden in a corner booth
at the back of the cafe as quiet as any snowshoe hare,
as still as a heron among the reeds.
To Have and Have Not
In the balcony rows where the lovers sit
it’s not so far from heaven
where the beam from a projector
slices the darkness and we,
playing at Bogie and Bacall,
splash ourselves up on the screen,
an etching of a former world,
where we wish we could
live out our lives in two dimensions
in the deep shadows of a darkened theater,
the objects of every envy.
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