West End Press

Grinning and Bare

By Ebony Isis Booth

Performance poet and activist Ebony Isis Booth sheds light on Black feminism, racism and inequality, social justice, and self-love in her debut collection of poems.

Subjects: Poetry

Weaving the Legacy

Remembering Paula Gunn Allen
Edited by Stephanie SellersMenoukha Case

This collection is a celebration of Paula Gunn Allen’s life (1939–2008) as an indigenous scholar, writer, and woman.

Otredad | Otherness

By Claribel Alegría
Edited by Fred Whitehead

Claribel Alegría is one of the great voices in twentieth-century Latin American poetry. In this volume, she separates her writing from her daily existence: “She who writes is the other one.”

Subjects: Poetry

Junkyard Dogs

Poems
By Damien Flores

Junkyard Dogs is the debut poetry collection by National Poetry Slam champion Damien Flores.

Subjects: Poetry

Take to the Highway

Arabesques for Travelers
By Bryce Milligan

“Bryce Milligan’s Take to the Highway is a book of big heart, big mind, and a big eight-cylinder engine, bringing poems—especially the stretched out prose poems—of distinction and evocative power.”—Jane Hirshfield, author of The Beauty and Ten Windows

Subjects: Poetry

What I Learned at the War

By Jeanetta Calhoun Mish

“Jeanetta Calhoun Mish speaks from the body, the core, and her own earth. Rarely will you find a collection more honest, more true, than this.”—Kerry Cohen, author of Loose Girl: A Memoir of Promiscuity

Subjects: Poetry

Nobody's Jackknife

By Ellen McGrath Smith

With insight, humor, and uncompromising honesty, Nobody’s Jackknife explores power and powerlessness, violence and tenderness, addiction and love.

Subjects: Poetry

The Irreversible Sun

By Shirley Geok-lin Lim

“Lim’s poems capture the spirit of California with beauty and insight.”—Jon Parrish Peede, editor, Virginia Quarterly Review

Subjects: Poetry

Words Like Love

By Tanaya Winder

In her debut collection, poet Tanaya Winder sings the joys, glories, and laments of love. Love is defined by familial, cultural, platonic, and romantic bonds in these emotional and thoughtfully rendered poems. Her voice traverses the darkness in a quest to learn more about the most complex of subjects.

Subjects: Poetry

Sonoran Strange

By Logan Phillips

Phillips’s debut full-length collection, the book is a love letter to the desert and an indictment of human folly. Phillips’s poetry is universal and historical: he addresses culture, the environment, and our borderlands history.

Subjects: Poetry

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