BOOKS PUBLISHED

Anna Evans book, Sisters & Courtesans, published by Kelsay Books White Violet Press (May 2014), is available through Amazon, or the author's webpage,annamevans.com/sandc.htm
The poems, in sonnet form, each tell a story of a woman in a unique situation: aboard a prison ship bound for Australia; a Victorian streetwalker; a nun and a noblewoman working together to save Jewish children. A great worthwhile read.

"NOTHING IN-BETWEEN"
BY MARYBETH RUA-LARSEN
On Monday April 21st  2014 Barefoot Muse Press, based in Hainesport, New Jersey, released the fourth chapbook in its series of short collections demonstrating a strong connection to formal/metrical poetry—"Nothing In-Between" by Marybeth Rua-Larsen. The 42-page book costs $10.95 plus S&H and is available from www.barefootmuse.com and Amazon.
Barefoot Muse Press was established in October 2011 as a quality small press devoted to furthering the distribution of the best formal and metrical poetry. Previous publications include Self-Portrait as Bettie Page by Heidi Czerwiec, High Voltage Lines by Tiel Aisha Ansari, Shadows & Gifts by Quincy R. Lehr, and Forgetting Home: Poems About Alzheimer's, edited by Anna M. Evans. The Press can be found on the web at barefootmuse.com and on Facebook at www.facebook.com/BarefootMusePress.

Therese Halscheid has a new poetry collection out now: Frozen Latitudes, ( 2014), published by Press 53. Available through the publisher and Amazon or wherever books are sold. Or contact Therése: thalscheid@me.com 609-238-2155
To purchase Ms. Halscheid's book: press53.com/bioThereseHalscheid.html
Amazon link :amazon.com/Frozen-Latitudes-Therese-Halscheid

 

Vida Chu has published her debut book, The Fragrant Harbor
(English for Hong Kong) published by Aldrich Press (2014).
The book is available at Amazon; autographed copies are available directly from the author at vidacHarboru@gmail.com



The anthology FORGETTING HOME: Poems About Alzheimer's is now available for purchase from either the Barefoot Muse Press website or from Amazon.com at the following link: http://www.amazon.com/Forgetting-Home
The book contains over 50 poems from various perspectives and in a wide variety of styles. With Christmas coming it would make the perfect gift for caregivers, former caregivers, or anyone who has suffered the pain of losing a friend or family member to this disease. ANNA EVANS, Editor, Barefoot Muse Press / barefootmuse.com

 

Daily Bread by Beverly Mach Geller, Finishing Line Press, (2013). Leah Maines writes, "The poetry in Daily Bread is a profound journey that brings us to humanity's edge and elsewhere, 'At the far end of the pool / men sit in the shade / relishing stories: / past deals, dollars stretching / by the thousands / with each retelling, / cigars moving like conductors' batons.' Beverly Mach Geller's poems are at times heart-rending, at times humorous, and at all times superb."
The book may be ordered from Finishing Line Press or Amazon.com for $12.00 plus postage, or $11.00 including postage from Beverly at bgellersam5@aol.com. Her book of children's poetry, My Family and Me, is also available for $7.00 including postage.
Also by Beverly, Jewish Heritage books for children and available from Amazon.com: The Mitzvah Girl (2000) and
The Mystery of the Missing Pitom (2000), available from www.amazon.com

 

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In TORN LOVE, poems by Jean Hollander, 2013, the cycle of love and life, death and rebirth, is fierce and never-ending.

"Here is poetry with sweetness and bite, poetry that rewards rereading."- George Core, The Sewanee Review. Published by David Robert Books (visit on the web at davidrobertbooks.com). See sample poems by Jean Hollander:
davidrobertbooks.com/hollander-love-poems.html
Also available from Amazon.com and Barnesandnoble.com

Jean Hollander's poetry collection (chapbook) entitled Counterpoint has been selected as the 1st Prize Winner for 2011 by Bright Hill Press; publication in August. MUTT online has selected Jean as their featured poet for June: www.muttonline.com

 





Laura Boss' new book, Flashlight (Guernica, 2010). Available on Amazon.com Go to Laura.html

"Anyone who thinks poetry can't save your life should read this book" - Maria Mazziotti Gillan, American Book Award winner for All That Lies Between Us (Guernica Editions).

Also available from Amazon.com

Ancestors' Song by Maria Mazziotti Gillan, (Bordighera Press, October 2013).
Maria Mazziotti Gillan's Ancestors' Song takes the reader on a journey, one in which she recognizes deep within herself "the voices of the women who came before," their words blending together, forming, as she tells the reader, "the beat I move to."
www.spdbooks.org/Producte/9781599540634/ancestors-song.aspx?rf=1


NYQ Books has released The Silence in an Empty House, a book of poetry by Maria Mazziotti Gillan. “In The Silence in an Empty House, Maria Mazziotti Gillan chronicles a long marriage—love triumphing class, geographical moves, fondue parties, orange shag carpets and ultimately wheelchairs...

"Maria Mazziotti Gillan’s speaker includes not just personal and familial suffering but the suffering of the planet, its people and wildlife. This is a voice that is graceful and purposeful, elegant and humane.” —Denise Duhamel

For more information, please visit the publisher’s website at: www.nyqbooks.org/title/thesilenceinanemptyhouse The book is available at Amazon, Barnes and Noble, Powell’s and Small Press Distribution.

MARIA MAZZIOTTI GILLAN'S BOOK, THE PLACE I CALL HOME, Publisher: NYQ Books / PubDate: 9/15/2012
ISBN: 9781935520672 / Binding: PAPERBACK / Price: $14.95 / Pages: 81 - Poetry.
The place that Maria Mazziotti Gillan calls home is a universal haven built of enduring memories and peopled by loving family. To order Maria's book, visit: Small Press Distribution
Also her website at mariagillan.blogspot.com/ for more ordering information for this and other of Maria's books.


Maria Mazziotti Gillan’s book What We Pass On: Collected Poems 1980-2009 was published by Guernica Editions, Toronto, Canada. Also her book, Nightwatch by Aeronwy Thomas and Maria Mazziotti Gillan was published by Seventh Quarry Press, Wales in cooperation with Cross-Cultural Communications, Merrick, NY.
Maria Mazziotti Gillan, Director, Binghamton Center for Writers - Creative Writing Program, Binghamton Univerisity—SUNY
P.O.Box 6000, Binghamton, NY 13902-6000      
1-973-684-5904

 

 
Diane Lockward's new book, The Crafty Poet: A Portable Workshop, has been published by Wind Publications. Available at Amazon: The-Crafty-Poet-Portable-Workshop / www.dianelockward.com/
A poetry tutorial to inform and inspire poets. Includes model poems with prompts, writing tips, and interviews contributed by 56 of our nation's finest poets, including 13 former and current state Poets Laureate. An additional 45 accomplished poets contributed sample poems inspired by the prompts in this book. Geared towards practicing and aspiring poets. Ideal for individual use at home or group use in the classroom or workshop.


The publication of BJ WARD'S new book, JACKLEG OPERA: COLLECTED POEMS, 1990 to 2013. An IO Poetry Series selection from North Atlantic Books, it comprises his three earlier books as well as 35 new poems. It is available through Random House and may be purchased at/through any bookstore. It is also available in Kindle and Nook formats from amazon.com and bn.com, respectively. BJ Ward's website: http://www.bj-ward.com/
Random House:
Amazon Link:
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About Landing in New Jersey with Soft Hands: “A new voice: welcome it. BJ Ward’s, with a new idiom, new accents, new rhythms. Speaking to and for a new generation…. This is where it’s at now, he says, and he’s right. Singing and squawking. It’s beautiful to hear, encouraging to see.” -- Hayden Carruth




Issue 13 of the Edison Literary Review is now available. Order a copy or subscribe at www.edisonliteraryreview.org
or write:
13 Waverly Drive East
Edison, New Jersey 08817
Please send me ______ Volume 13 ($12.00)
($10.00, magazine; $2.00 postage)

See Website for details. Now reading for Issue 15.

 

LAVINIA KUMAR'S book of exotic poems, RIVER of SARIS was published by the Main Street Rag Publishing Company.
Check out Lavinia's Author’s Page for details: mainstreetrag.com/bookstore/product/rivers-of-saris/

Lavinia Kumar has a new chapbook,
Let There Be Color published by Lives You Touch Publications,
February, 2016. Many of the poems are based on a hospital experience of a family member.

   
Nancy Scott new book, a book of poetry, The Owl Prince, Reimagined Fairy Tales, is now avaiable from Kelsay Books or from
Nancy herself at www.nancyscott.net and nscott29@gmail.com -
This is a very creative and clever treatment of our traditional fairy tales.

Nancy's books are available to purchase at a discounted rate from her website http://nancyscott.net and at Her new books of poetry include: Running Down Broken Cement (Main Street Rag)
(urban narratives) and Midwestern Memories (Aldrich Press) (battles at home and abroad) For more information, contact Nancy directly at nscott29@aol.com
Tom Murray has published his first book, The Ballad of Captain Red’s Crew, a novella-length comic ballad. It can be purchased directly from the author via email, “snail mail” or phone. Tom Murray 75 Cherrybrook Dr. Princeton NJ 08540 609 466 3483 or tomelise@verizon.net  
   
   
   


Lavinia Kumar's full-length poetry book, The Skin and Under, published by World Tech Editions (2015), is a poetic history of medicine across centuries and continents. The book is divided into three sections: Supplicants and Sufferers, Natural Therapies, and Perhaps a Doctor on Call? Find it on Amazon.

HIGH VOLTAGE LINES BY TIEL AISHA ANSARI
"Tiel Aisha Ansari's High-Voltage Lines is packed to the rafters with finely-crafted pantoums, villanelles, rondeaux, sestinas, ghazals, and more. Here is a wellspring of wordplay and wit, a feast of fresh images, a seamless blend of heart and mind, body and spirit. This book will inspire those who write and enjoy formal verse, and enlighten those who cling to the notion that iambic pentameter is passé, and rhyme the province of poetasters." ~ David Hedges, author of A Funny Thing Happened on My Way to a Geology Degree (2011) and president emeritus of the Oregon Poetry Association
The Barefoot Muse Press, based in Hainesport, New Jersey, is releasing the first chapbook in it series of short collections demonstrating a strong connection to formal/metrical poetry, High Voltage Lines by Tiel Aisha Ansari. The 54-page book costs $10.95 plus S&H and will be available from www.barefootmuse.com and Amazon.
"I chose Tiel's work from a very strong field," explained editor Anna M. Evans. "There are very few presses dedicated to this type of poetry, and competition is fierce, especially given that Barefoot Muse Press chose to select manuscripts from an Open Reading period with no entry fee."
Tiel Aisha Ansari is a Sufi, martial artist, and data analyst living in the Pacific Northwest. Her work has appeared in Fault Lines Poetry, Windfall, Verseweavers, The Lyric, Mascara, and an Everyman's Library anthology, among others. Her poetry has been featured on KBOO, Prairie Home Companion and MiPoRadio and has been nominated for a Pushcart Prize. Her collection Knocking from Inside is available from Ecstatic Exchange. Visit her online at knockingfrominside.blogspot.com
The next chapbook, forthcoming in November, and also selected from the Open Reading period, will be Shadows & Gifts by Quincy R. Lehr.
Barefoot Muse Press was established in October 2011 as a quality small press devoted to furthering the distribution of the best formal and metrical poetry. Previous publications include The Best of the Barefoot Muse, and Saint-Pol-Roux & Other Poems from the French, by Anna M. Evans. The Press can be found on the web at barefootmuse.com and on Facebook at www.facebook.com/BarefootMusePress

If you would like more information about this topic, to request a review copy, or to schedule an interview, please call Anna Evans at 609-346-5011 or email annaevans@barefootmuse.com
Anna Evans, Editor, Barefoot Muse Press / www.barefootmuse.com

The anthology FORGETTING HOME: Poems About Alzheimer's is now available for purchase from either the Barefoot Muse Press website or from Amazon.com at the following link: http://www.amazon.com/Forgetting-Home

The book contains over 50 poems from various perspectives and in a wide variety of styles. With Christmas coming it would make the perfect gift for caregivers, former caregivers, or anyone who has suffered the pain of losing a friend or family member to this disease. ANNA EVANS, Editor, Barefoot Muse Press / barefootmuse.com

THE BEST OF THE BAREFOOT MUSE POETRY ANTHOLOGY NOW AVAILABLE

More than sixty poems from over fifty poets including Kim Bridgford, Robert W. Crawford, Erica Dawson, Jehanne Dubrow, Annie Finch, Lois Harrod, Paul Hostovsky, A.M. Juster, Susan McLean, Aaron Poochigian, Jennifer Reeser, David J. Rothman and Gail White.
The Barefoot Muse Press released its first full length poetry collection-an anthology of the best poems published by the online poetry journal The Barefoot Muse during its five-year reign as one of the sought-after venues for formal and metrical poetry on the web. The 130-page anthology costs $10.95 plus S&H and will be available from www.barefootmuse.com and Amazon.
"I always wanted to produce a print collection like this," said editor Anna Evans. "It's ironic that advances in technology have now made it practical for an online journal to offer a more traditional format in a cost-effective way."
Contemporary examples of the sonnet, the villanelle, the triolet and the sestina take their place in the anthology, alongside more unusual forms such as the ghazal and the fib, as well as many poems in structures of the poet's own devising. "The Barefoot Muse did not publish free verse," explained Evans, "But that still allows for a huge amount of variety."
The cover art, a painting of the Ben Franklin Bridge, was provided by Philadelphia-area artist Erin McGee Ferrell, and the cover was designed by Burt Myers.
If you would like more information about this topic, to request a review copy, or to schedule an interview, please call Anna Evans at 609-346-5011 or email annaevans@barefootmuse.com
Anna Evans, Editor, Barefoot Muse Press
Anna Evans chapbooks, Selected Sonnets and Swimming are available from Maverick Duck Press
(formerly Powerscore Press.) Anna Evans home.comcast.net/~evnsanna/poems.htm / www.barefootmuse.com/blog

Adele's latest chapbook, A Grocery List was published by Finishing Line Press in 2010, a collection of her poems that have been published in various journals over the past decade. Adele is a retired teacher and she keeps her hand in poetry as a featured reader, workshop leader and literary editor. Her poetry, more often than not, is humorous and reflects her wide background as a peace activist, a teacher of gifted students grades K to 12, an adjunct instructor of English for sailors, airmen and recent immigrants, a researcher for a US Representative, a production assistant in educational television, a researcher for a US Representative, and an editor for an international peace organization.

THE COOL WOMEN
announce the the publication of COOL WOMEN, Volume Five
The Cool Women are: Eloise Bruce, Juditha Dowd,
Lois Marie Harrod, Betty Bonham Lies, Joyce Greenberg Lott,
Judy Rowe Michaels, Penelope Scambly Schott,
Maxine Susman, Gretna Wilkinson

Longtime DVP member Beverly Mach Geller’s poem, "Shabbat in Jerusalem," was chosen by The Deronda Review
to be featured in their journal and can be read at www.derondareview.org
Beverly has recently published a book of poetry for children, My Family and Me [Paperback], modestly priced,
and it’s available on www.Amazon.com

Donna J. Gelagotis Lee's book, On the Altar of Greece,winner of the Gival Press Poetry Award, has been released by Gival Press as an ebook (Nook, Kindle). The collection received a 2007 Eric Hoffer Book Award: Notable for Art Category and was nominated for a Los Angeles Times Book Prize and other awards. On the Altar of Greece at BN.com and Amazon.com or Visit www.donnajgelagotislee.com

Kendall A. Bell's chapbook Blair's Echo and True North by Amber Decker, Maverick Duck Press, 2013 is now out. Both can be purchased at http://www.maverickduckpress.com/

Lou Slee’s debut book of poetry, On Getting There, has just been published.
Joe Longino tells us, “Whether their subject is a beautiful woman, childhood memories, entropy, or the primordial goo that started it all, the poems in this collection are entries in the journal of a man irrepressibly in love with life, and generous to a fault.” Copies are available at a discounted price of $5.00.
You can purchase the book directly from Lou by emailing him at lfslee32@gmail.com

CAROLINA MORALES, has a chapbook out: Dear Monster from Finishing Line Press, 2012. It is an amazing read. Order directly from the press $14.00, postpaid.

Roberta M Heck
, long time DVP member and the author of five books has recently released
her new book, From Hell To Salvation – One Girl’s Journey. You can order and /or read about Roberta's book at her author's page on Amazon.com : www.amazon.com/author/robertaheck  For an interview and excerpt from her book, go to www.robertaheckministries.org/

Quick & Dirty Poets anthologies are available through Maverick Duck Press

www.quickanddirtypoets.com/shop.htm to order Fast and Filthy and / or Quick Meals and Dirty Dishes $5

Therese Halscheid has authored four poetry collections: Powertalk, Without Home, Uncommon Geography and Pudding House Publication's chapbook award, Greatest Hits. Her poetry has been widely published in literary journals. She teaches workshops in varied locations and is a visiting writer in schools. Check out her website: ThereseHalscheid.com

Lois Marie Harrod's chapbook The Only Is is the winner of the 2012 Tennessee Chapbook Contest sponsored by the journal Poems & Plays. Here are two poems:
loismarieharrodtheonlyis.blogspot.com/2012/02/lois-marie-harrods-only-is.html

Lois Marie Harrod's Brief Term
by Black Buzzard Press, 2011. Her Cosmogony won the 2010 Flyway Hazel Lipa Chapbook contest (Iowa State University) and her Furniture won the 2008 Grayson Press Poetry Prize. Earlier books include Firmament, Put Your Sorry Side Out, Spelling the World Backwards, This Is a Story You Already Know, Part of the Deeper Sea, Every Twinge a Verdict, Crazy Alice and Green Snake Riding.
Lois Harrod has two new poems on the web that you might like to read, and comment on if you wish.
spectermagazine.com/ and click on Archives. / www.loismarieharrod.com/

Charles H Johnson's chapbook, Smoke Signals (Warthog Press, 2009). Go to www.charleshjohnsonpoet.net

Hank Kalet's new book, Certainties and Uncertainties (Finishing Line Press, 2011). www.finishinglinepress.com

Maxine Susman's new chapbook, Creamery Road, will be published in July. The poems are set in rural New York State and Maine. Copies ($12 + shipping) may be pre-ordered now until May 25 at www.finishinglinepress.com (go to Preorder Forthcoming Books, scroll down to Susman and title).

The Publication of U.S. 1 Worksheets Vol 60
available soon. Go to www.us1poets.com  
Contact  info@US1Poets.com

The Schuylkill Valley Journal Manayunk Art Center    www.manayunkartcenter.org  mac@manayunkartcenter.org
419 Green Ln # RR, Philadelphia, PA 19128-3325      (215) 482-3363



She Was So Naked, by Lourdes Vázquez, with translation by Enriqueta Carrington
Available at Amazon.com: She-Was-Naked-Lourdes

Mark Schardine, our DVP Treasurer writes some of his poems in the French language, and his chapbook has been published by Editions Melibee. To review one of his poems, please Go to http://www.editions-melibee.com/catalogue/poesie/9782362527722-au-bord-des-reves/

Laura Boss, Editor of the magazine, Lips announces that Number Forty-Two/Forty-Three is now available.

Tom Murray has published his first book, The Ballad of Captain Red’s Crew, a novella-length comic ballad. It can be purchased directly from the author via email, “snail mail” or phone. Tom Murray 75 Cherrybrook Dr. Princeton NJ 08540 609 466 3483 or tomelise@verizon.net

Vida Chu, has published her debut book, The Fragrant Harbor
(English for Hong Kong). Published by Aldrich Press (2014), the book is available at Amazon; autographed copies can be purchased directly from the author at vidachu@gmail.com

Therese Halscheid has a new poetry collection out now: Frozen Latitudes,( 2014), published by Press 53. Available through the publisher and Amazon, or wherever books are sold. Or contact Therése: thalscheid@me.com 609-238-2155. To purchase Ms. Halscheid's book: press53.com/bioThereseHalscheid.htm
Amazon link: amazon.com/Frozen-Latitudes-Therese-Halscheid/dp/1941209122

www.edisonliteraryreview.org Issue 15 of the Edison Literary Review is available. Order a copy or subscribe at www.edisonliteraryreview.org

MARIA MAZZIOTTI GILLAN - BORDIGHERA PRESS: DEDICATED TO THE CULTURE OF ITALIANS IN NORTH AMERICA
Our latest publication from VIA Folios . . . by MARIA MAZZIOTTI GILLAN

Ancestors' Song
- Maria Mazziotti Gillan's Ancestors' Song takes the reader on a journey, one in which she recognizes deep within herself "the voices of the women who came before," their words blending together, forming, as she tells the reader, "the beat I move to." This beat is very much a part of the narrative she weaves in her characteristic honest, intimate, humorous voice. This beat is true, hard working, strong; a beat that began in the villages on the mountaintops in San Mauro, Italy, and continues to the present day, illuminating the path for those that will follow. These poems will move you to laughter, to tears, and a mixture of both, and are proof that Gillan is at the peak of her career. She is truly one of America's most beloved poets. / VIA Folios 92 * ISBN 978-1-59954-063-4 * $14
www.spdbooks.org/Producte/9781599540634/ancestors-song.aspx?rf=1

NYQ Books has released The Silence in an Empty House, Maria Mazziotti Gillan's book of poetry.
For more information, please visit the publisher’s website at: nyqbooks.org/title/thesilenceinanemptyhouse
The book is available at Amazon, Barnes and Noble, Powell’s and Small Press Distribution. See text at Books.html

Maria’s book, The Place I Call Home, Publisher: NYQ Books / PubDate: 9/15/2012, ISBN: 9781935520672 / Binding: PAPERBACK / Price: $14.95 / Pages: 81 / Poetry
The place that Maria Mazziotti Gillan calls home is a universal haven built of enduring memories and peopled by loving family. To order Maria's book, visit: Small Press Distribution/ Also her website at mariagillan.blogspot.com for more ordering information for this and other of Maria's books. 

The publication of BJ Ward's new book, JACKLEG OPERA: COLLECTED POEMS, 1990 to 2013.
An IO Poetry Series selection from North Atlantic Books, it comprises his three earlier books as well as 35 new poems. It is available through Random House and may be purchased at/through any bookstore. It is also available in Kindle and Nook formats from amazon.com and bn.com, respectively.  BJ Ward's website: http://www.bj-ward.com/
Random House Link: http://www.randomhouse.com/book/226465/jackleg-opera-collected-poems-1990-to-2013-by-bj-ward / For more information go to Books.html


Diane Lockward's new book, The Crafty Poet: A Portable Workshop, has been published by Wind Publications. Available at Amazon: The-Crafty-Poet-Portable-Workshop / http://www.dianelockward.com/
(Diane's book is also available as an electronic download.) A poetry tutorial to inform and inspire poets. Includes model poems with prompts, writing tips, and interviews contributed by 56 of our nation's finest poets, including 13 former and current state Poets Laureate. An additional 45 accomplished poets contributed sample poems inspired by the prompts in this book. Geared towards practicing and aspiring poets. Ideal for individual use at home or group use in the classroom or workshop.
A new chapbook, Berlin by James H Duncan, Maverick Duck Press (2014) is now out and can be purchased at http://www.maverickduckpress.com/

 

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