West End Press

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

Spirit Birds They Told Me

By Mary Oishi

"This beautiful collection of poetry is a powerful work of conscience, a telling of 'the truest stories ever told' about how injustice wounds-and how those who survive can learn the secrets of dreaming the world anew. Mary Oishi has given us the perfect book for this moment in history."-Demetria Martinez, author of Mother Tongue and Confessions of a Berlitz-Tape Chicana

Subjects: Poetry

This Business of Wisdom

By Lauren Camp

With sometimes playful, often painted language, the author draws upon nature, music, dreams and current events to illustrate how to gain one's place in the world.

Subjects: Poetry

America the Beautiful

Last Poems
By Paula Allen

Written in the last decade of Paula Gunn Allen's life, these poem's capture the ingenious voice of this beloved Native American poet and critic.

Walking Backwards

New Poems
By Shirley Geok-lin Lim

Orbiting the globe, this collection of poems narrates encounters in a transnational American's circuit.

Subjects: PoetryWomen

Insides She Swallowed

By Sasha Chacón

The sensuous poetic imagery of a show-stopping performer.

Sketches

By Maisha Baton

These poems offer brief, sensitive portraits of people the poet has known in two cities of her choosing--Pittsburgh and Albuquerque.

Subjects: PoetryWomen

Inside Idaho

Poems, 1996-2007
By Charles Potts

The irrepressible Potts returns to his Idaho past with these poignant meditations on life and family.

Subjects: Poetry

Rock Candy

By Jenifer Vernon

"I learned that plain old words can shine glorious if they are bowed and rearranged right--and that sometimes the rhythm says more than the words themselves."--Jenifer Rae Vernon

Velroy and the Madischie Mafia

By Sy Hoahwah

From the small neighborhoods of Comanche Tribal Housing like Madischie comes a hell-bent young crew of Comanche, Arapahoe, and Kiowa toughs led by a young Comanche named Velroy. Sy Hoahwah tells their story.

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