West End Press

Before You Become Improbable

By Nick DePascal

This debut poetry collection tackles issues as various as marriage, parenting, death, art, illness, the home, and the workplace, viewing the everyday through a magical and surreal lens. The poems coalesce naturally around cycles of the seasons and emotions.

Subjects: Poetry

A Woman in Pieces Crossed a Sea

By Denise Bergman

Tactile, descriptive, and wise, these poems recover part of our past while delivering us to a still-uncertain present.

Subjects: Poetry

With Our Eyes Wide Open

Poems of the New American Century
Edited by Doug Valentine

With Our Eyes Wide Open is an anthology composed of poets from America and around the world who write about the struggles of the world’s outcasts, immigrants, and working classes.

Subjects: Poetry

Time Served

By Carlos Contreras

Time Served is a rich and rigid work cementing Carlos Contreras as a major voice of the American Southwest. In these tragic yet lovingly rendered confessions Contreras examines the physical and emotional prisons forced upon us.”—Idris Goodwin, author of These Are the Breaks

Subjects: Poetry

Swear

By Hakim Bellamy

In his debut collection of hard-hitting poems, Albuquerque Poet Laureate Hakim Bellamy addresses the issues important to our day—politics, work, and art.

Savage Sunsets

By Adrian C. Louis

In his twelfth poetry collection, Adrian Louis slays Indian Country’s centuries-old demons and confronts his own grief upon losing his wife to Alzheimers, revealing a writer at his peak and a poet unafraid to take chances.

Subjects: Poetry

Cutting Down the Last Tree on Easter Island

By Lenore Weiss

In Cutting Down the Last Tree on Easter Island, award-winning poet Lenore Weiss embodies the themes of loss, transformation and re-invention that are integral to life and to her work.

Always Messing With Them Boys

By Jessica Helen Lopez

"Jessica Helen Lopez sings in these poems; they are signal flares drawn from those pivotal moments of living that evoke the feminine, the sensual and the surreal in equal measure. These are the songs of the bruja, the bread-heavy hands of a mother, the beautiful indignation of a hopeless optimist."--Zachary Kluckman

Subjects: Poetry

Caput Nili

How I Won the War and Lost My Taste for Oranges
By Lisa Gill

Gill's quest through the Wonderland of our healthcare system is by turns harrowing and hilarious, a must-read for anyone interested in resilience and the capacity of the human spirit to survive.

Subjects: ArtPoetryWomen

Closing the Hotel Kitchen

By Robert Bohm

Untouched by nostalgia or baby-boomer sentimentality, these poems offer a searing, visceral look at the narrator's attempts to find hints of coherence within a violent world unexplained by his inherited Christianity or his family's patriotism.

Subjects: Poetry

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