Award-Winning Books

J.S. Absher ~ Skating Rough Ground

 

Terry Allen ~ Rubber Time
Jane Blanchard ~ Metes and Bounds

 

Michele Bombardier ~ What We Do

 

Paul Buchheit ~ Alice’s Adventures: A Modern Version of Lewis Carroll’s Classic, in Verse

Also by Buchheit ~ Sonnets of Love and Joy

  • The BookFest Awards (1st Place, Fall 2023)
  • Feathered Quill Book Awards (1st Place in Inspirational Category and 3rd Place in Poetry Category, 2024)
  • IAN Book of the Year (Finalist, 2023)

 

Joseph Kuhn Carey ~ Black Forest Dreams

 

Kathleen Calby ~ Flirting with Owls

  • Rash Awards Poetry Finalist 2022: “Harvest of Ice”
  • Kakalak: “Cider Press” (Honorable Mention 2020)
  • Pinesong Awards Anthology: “Garden Tender,” originally titled "Whose Garden Is It?” (Honorable Mention 2021)

 

 

These poems traverse landscapes, inner and outer: physical landscapes and metaphysical ones; the landscape of relationships; the landscape of age, from childhood to maturity; and the questing landscape that leads to new understandings.

 

Ken Craft: Reincarnation & Other Stimulants: Life, Death, & In-Between Poems

 

Daun Daemon ~ A Prayer for Forgiving My Parents

 

Lauren Davis ~ When I Drowned

 

Deborah DeNicola ~ The Impossible

 

Joanne Durham ~ On Shifting Shoals

 

Alfred Encarnacion ~ Precincts of the Passion Dragon

 

J.V. Foerster ~ Holy Mess of a Girl

  • Atlanta Reviews International Poetry Contest, Merit Award (Recipient, 2023)
  • Quartet Magazine, 2nd Editor’s Choice Single Poem Award (Runner-Up, 2023)

 

Keith Gaboury ~ The Cosmos Is Alive

 

Joy Gaines-Friedler ~ Capture Theory

An intimate study of orbiting forces: beauty, loss, aging, love. We are scarred with the truth that our “lost ones follow us” and, “what we think we are holding, actually holds us.” We are reminded that the body – as a core of all experience – is like a night blooming flower, or a bird, “the color of darkness trying to escape.” These poems are preoccupied with justice and reconciliation. They show justice as a kind of a vital force, like a “conduit of seed.”

 

Hayley Haugen ~ Blue Wife Poems

 

Gloria Heffernan ~ Peregrinatio: Poems for Antarctica

  • Grayson Chapbook Competition (Finalist, 2020)

 

Karen Paul Holmes ~ Untying the Knot

 

Judith Janoo ~ Just This

 

Marianne Smith Johnson ~ Tender Collisions

 

Yasmin Kloth ~ Ancestry Unfinished: Poems of a Lost Generation

 

Samantha Kolber ~ Birth of a Daughter

 

Laurie Kuntz ~ Talking Me Off the Roof

 

Ron Lauderbach ~ Snapshots

 

Brenda Kay Ledford ~ Red Plank House

 

Michele Lesko ~ Kneeling Under the Lemon Tree

 

Lori Levy ~ What Do You Mean When You Say Green? And Other Poems of Color

 

Lenny Lianne ~ Sunshine Has Its Limits

  • Poetry Society of Virginia 1st Place in the 2007 Bess Gresham Memorial Contest

 

Cynthia Linkas ~ Tumbled Time

 

Barbara Loots ~ Windshift

 

Mary Makofske ~ No Angels

 

Dave Malone ~ Bypass

 

Tim Mayo ~ Notes to the Mental Hospital Timekeeper

 

Ken Meisel ~ The Light Most Glad of All

  • Sheila-Na-Gig Editor’s Choice Award (2022)

 

Mary K. O’Melveny ~ Flight Patterns

  • Jewish Currents: “Cease Fire” (Raynes Poetry Competition Winner 2017)

 

Jane Muschenetz ~ All the Bad Girls Wear Russian Accents

 

Burt Myers ~ This Late Hour

 

Anita Nahal ~ kisses at the espresso bar

Also by Nahal ~ What's Wrong With Us Kali Women?

 

Nancy Owen Nelson ~ Five Points South: Poems from an Alabama Pilgrimage

 

Barbara Nightingale ~ Spells & Other Ways of Flying

 

Robert Nordstrom ~ Dust on the Sill

  • Oregon Poetry Association (Third Place, Fall 2021 Contest)

 

Athar C. Pavis ~ Pulled Pork in Paris

 

George Perreault ~ lie down as you were born

 

Karen Petersen ~ Trembling

 

Patrick T. Reardon ~ Salt of the Earth

 

M. Ann Reed ~ ekphrastics & eccentricities

  • Halcyone-Black Mountain Press: 64 Best Poets of 2018
  • Lazuli Literary Arts Group: 2018 Azure Poetry 1st Place
  • Oregon Poetry Association Contest: 2021 Honorable Mention

 

Linda Neal Reising ~ Stone Roses

Also by Reising ~ Vivia ~ The Legend of Vivia Thomas: A Novelette in Poems

 

Laura Rodley ~ Ribbons and Moths: Poems for Children

 

Nicole Rollender ~ The Luster of Everything I’m Already Forgetting

 

Jane Schapiro ~ Warbler

 

John Schneider ~ Swallowing the Light

 

Emily Schulten ~ The Way a Wound Becomes a Scar

 

Lisa St. John ~ Swallowing Stones

  • The Poet’s Billow’s Bermuda Triangle Contest Winner
  • 2017 Rash Award in Poetry by Broad River Review Finalist
  • New Millennium Writings 44th Literary Awards Finalist

 

Julie T. Standig ~ The Forsake Little Black Book

 

Jessica D. Thompson ~ Daybreak and Deep

 

Pasquale Trozzolo ~ UN/Reconciled

 

Peggy Turnbull ~ The Joy of their Holiness

 

Gene Twaronite ~ Trash Picker on Mars, What the Gargoyle Sees, Shopping Cart Dreams

 

Victoria Twomey ~ Glimpse

 

Anastasia Vassos ~ Nostos

 

Susan Vespoli ~ One of Them Was Mine

 

Brendan Walsh ~ Go

 

Kathleen Wedl ~ Ordinary Time

 

Patricia Williams ~ Midwest Medley: Places & People, Wild Things & Weather

 

Ellen Wright ~ Family Portrait with Oilwell

  • “To a Pariah” - Ellipsis Award 2014

 

S.K. Yeatts ~ Hologlyphs: Twilight Fields