Catalog Listings by Author

Authors A – C

The Stone of Language

Anya Achtenberg

The Stone of Language

The poems in The Stone of Language explore personal events as well as events in our global consciousness, with the author’s fierce demand for social justice always prominent.  New Pages calls the volume “above all…songs of the people’s struggle.”

6 x 9 inches • 96 pages • ISBN 0-9753486-1-2 • $12.95
America the Beautiful

Paula Gunn Allen

America the Beautiful: Last Poems

A powerful, sustained lyrical and narrative sequence written in the midst of political and personal catastrophe (the second U.S. invasion of Iraq, a disastrous home fire, her own battle with lung cancer), Allen’s last book of poems is at once a bonfire made up of the ruins of civilization, a call for one more effort to set things right, and a gift to us all from this fertile and generous writer.

5½ x 8½ inches • 96 pages • ISBN 978-0-9816693-5-9 • $13.95
Life Is a Fatal Disease

Paula Gunn Allen

Life Is a Fatal Disease:
Selected Poems 1962-1995

This collection of 87 poems richly reflects the experience of its author, invoking myth and history, tragedy and comedy, narrative and lyric, nightmare and the clear light of day.  The poems are arranged in an intuitive fashion reflecting Allen’s passion for storytelling.

6 x 9 inches • 198 pages • ISBN 0-931122-85-6 • $16.95
Skins and Bones

Paula Gunn Allen

Skins and Bones: Poems 1979-1987

Arguably Allen’s best single poetry volume, this collection contains memorable evocations of such figures as La Malinche, Pocohontas, Sacagawea, and Molly Brant.  Tongue-in-cheek and deadly serious, Allen redefines the Native tradition in her poetry.

5½ x 8½ inches • 69 pages • ISBN 0-931122-50-3 • $8.95
Refusing Despair: Selected Poems and Journal Writings

Teresa Anderson

Refusing Despair:
Selected Poems and Journal Writings

Teresa Anderson died January 9, 2006, after waging a decade-long battle against cancer. After her original cancer diagnosis in 1995, Teresa’s subject matter expanded from the land and people she loved to include her fight with the disease. Always lyrical and imbued with uncommon wisdom, her poems took on a new dignity and clarity as a result of her battle.

5½ x 8½ inches • 122 pages • ISBN 978-0-9753486-8-0 • $12.95
Told in the Seed

Sanora Babb

Told in the Seed

Sanora Babb, well-recognized author of a novel, a memoir, and several story collections, has written poetry all of her life.  Her strong empathy with people and their daily lives and her ability to elevate the ordinary to the extraordinary is reflected in her poems, but they also quicken to her lyricism, clarity, and sense of immediacy.

6 x 9 inches • 67 pages • ISBN 0-931122-90-2 • $8.95
Sketches

Maisha Baton

Sketches

These poems reflect years of observation: checking out the street, listening to talkers, getting inside the heads of family members, and locating an aesthetic in the work of others. Maisha Baton casts a wise eye on a chaotic world where the human is sometimes obscured.

5½ x 8½ inches • 54 pages • ISBN 978-0-9816693-9-7 • $11.95
City River of Voices

Denise Bergman, ed.

City River of Voices

The source and setting of these poems is the city, reflecting the diversity of the lives and interests of 50 poets from over a dozen ethnic backgrounds. The poets include Robin Becker, Anna Carvalho, Susan Eisenberg, Martín Espada, Rosario Morales, and Mark Powlak.  Denise Bergman, a poet living in Cambridge, conceived of this project.

6 x 9 inches • 89 pages • ISBN 0-931122-68-6 • $9.95
Continental Drift

Arlene Biala

Continental Drift

Arlene Biala’s stark, tender, sensual and political poetry explores stories of the Pacific generations, particularly Filipinos, who have left their native lands to live in America.  This collection goes beyond chronological storytelling into the dance of simultaneous experiences called forth by tragedy, family, and love.

6 x 9 inches • 36 pages • ISBN 0-931122-95-3 • $7.95
Closing the Hotel Kitchen

Robert Bohm

Closing the Hotel Kitchen

Closing the Hotel Kitchen is about war and about falling apart when that is the only route left to sanity. It takes place from the 1960s to the early 1970s, from New York’s streets to Vietnam and India. Untouched by sentimentality, these poems offer a visceral look at the narrator’s attempts to find coherence within a violent world. Bohm’s poetry, displaying a capacity to listen to others’ voices and assimilate their experiences, provides glimpses of transformation.

6 x 9 inches • 108 pages • ISBN 978-0-9826968-1-1 • $13.95
The Red Window

Marianne Aweagon Broyles

The Red Window

In these poems, Broyles explores the historic oppression of Native Americans and other peoples, tracking the painful consequences and also the resilience and surviving spirit of the people themselves. Mild in manner but clear in statement, she offers a strong cure and finds cause for empathy and hope.

5½ x 8½ inches • 48 pages • ISBN 978-0-9816693-1-1 • $10.95
Ndakinna (Our Land)

Joseph Bruchac

Ndakinna (Our Land): New and Selected Poems

These poems of Abenaki heritage invoke the natural world of New England and the poet’s meditations upon it. They also explore the creatures and events Bruchac encounters during his travels, and show that he is always home, always centered, no matter where he is.

5½ x 8½ inches • 80 pages • ISBN 0-9705344-7-7 • $11.95
Above the Line

Joseph Bruchac

Above the Line: New Poems

Joseph Bruchac is a disciplined writer, a serious student of nature, and a master of close observation. This collection explores many cultural concerns, especially the need to preserve a vulnerable ecology while affirming native traditions.

5½ x 8½ inches • 72 pages • ISBN 0-9705344-8-5 • $11.95
Voice/Over

Olga Cabral

Voice/Over: Selected Poems

Olga Cabral is the author of seven volumes of poetry.  Born in 1909, she moved as a child to Winnepeg, Canada, and later to New York. “Since then,” she said, “I have lived through all the wars of this century, together with the rise of fascism, the Great Depression, the cynical witch hunts of McCarthyism, the atom bomb, the Cold War—I’ve seen it all.”

6 x 9 inches • 122 pages • ISBN 0-931122-73-2 • $9.95
This Business of Wisdom

Lauren Camp

This Business of Wisdom

The poems in This Business of Wisdom suggest a syllabus of the lessons each human faces “as you grow, persistent but clumsy, into your bones.” With sometimes playful, often pointed language, the author draws upon nature, music, dreams and current events to illustrate how to gain one’s place in the world.

6 x 9 inches • 72 pages • ISBN 978-0-9826968-2-8 • $12.95
Insides She Swallowed

Sasha Pimentel Chacon

Insides She Swallowed

Passionate and sensuous, these poems address both mind and body. The young Filipina poet proceeds with a sure understanding of the power of images to confront the instability of the world around her. Family, growth and decay, the politics of liberation are reflected with intensity.

6 x 9 inches • 80 pages • ISBN 978-0-9816693-8-0 • $13.95
Destruction Bay

Lisa D. Chavez

Destruction Bay

Lisa D. Chavez, of Mestiza background, wrote most of these poems in the voices of her neighbors and townspeople in Fairbanks, Alaska.  They reflect life in a harsh landscape including its passion, violence, and inevitable losses.

6 x 9 inches • 64 pages • ISBN 0-931122-92-9 • $8.95
Good Sense & the Faithless

Michelle T. Clinton

Good Sense & the Faithless

This book, by leading Los Angeles poet Michelle T. Clinton, is a bold exploration of powerful themes: from everyday acts of love and hate in the ghetto to gestures of political and sexual survival in a postmodern no-woman’s land.

6 x 9 inches • 94 pages • ISBN 0-931122-75-9 • $9.95

Authors D – J

Hard Country (second edition)

Sharon Doubiago

Hard Country (second edition)

In this epic poem, Sharon Doubiago seeks to understand America in its dual relation as a haven of hope and a site of genocide.  She transforms the poetic language of Whitman in a response to the male epic consciousness of twentieth-century American poetry.

6 x 9¼ inches • 274 pages • ISBN 0-931122-94-5 • $19.95
Columbus Day

Jimmie Durham

Columbus Day

This subversive account of Columbus’s ill-omened voyage and its legacy by renowned Cherokee poet and painter Jimmie Durham has developed a lively underground reputation since it was published in 1983.  From bitter to humorous, the poems in this collection are always honest.

5½ x 8½ inches • 104 pages • ISBN 0-931122-30-9 • $8.95
The Underground Communion Rail

Susan Firer

The Underground Communion Rail

Susan Firer has read her poems in universities, prisons, and bars and on public radio and TV around her home state of Wisconsin.  These poems chronicle her family’s life—its joys and tragedies—in an engaging and humanistic manner.

5½ x 8½ inches • 58 pages • ISBN 0-931122-72-4 • $8.95
Line of Sight

Michele D. Gibbs

Line of Sight

Wherever she has lived, Michele Gibbs has never given up the struggle to make a better world.  Line of Sight contains poetry and essays from previous works, new material, drawings, and sculpture by this champion of social change.

6 x 9 inches •  ISBN 0-9753486-0-4 • $16.95
Caput Nili: How I Won the War and Lost My Taste for Oranges

Lisa Gill

Caput Nili: How I Won the War and Lost My Taste for Oranges

This is the true story of what happened when Lisa Gill threatened to hold up an MRI clinic in 2003. Using poetry, prose, and art, her memoir takes a powerful look at both personal and institutionalized violence and explores how a hard-won medical diagnosis left her searching to understand the history of violence in her life and its consequences for her health.

7½ x 9¾ inches • 144 pages • ISBN 978-0-9826968-5-9 • $16.95
West Bound: Stories of Providence

Robert F. Gish

West Bound: Stories of Providence

These interlocking stories cover the migration of J.J., his wife Naomi, and their son Otis from Tulsa to Albuquerque; second, Otis’ coming of age amid the shifting fortunes of his family and friends; and third, events occurring in other peoples’ lives at the same place and time.

6 x 9 inches • 135 pages • ISBN 0-9753486-4-7 • $15.95
Lone Dog’s Winter Count

Diane Glancy

Lone Dog’s Winter Count

Lone Dog’s Winter Count is a poetic accounting of Cherokee descendant Diane Glancy’s own life, based on the image of the pictographic calendar of the Dakota Nation.  The volume was winner of the Minnesota Book Award in 1991.

5½ x 8½ inches  • 72 pages • ISBN 0-931122-64-3 • $9.95
Nicaraguan Peasant Poetry from Solentiname

David Gullette, Ed.

Nicaraguan Peasant Poetry from Solentiname

“The workshop in Solentiname...demonstrates how quickly and fruitfully the children of nature can attain, however fleetingly and even in war, that state of grace we call poetry.”—Allen Josephs, N.Y. Times Book Review

5½ x 8½ inches • 211 pages • ISBN 0-931122-48-1 • $12.95
The Long Silence of the Mohawk Carpet Smokestacks

Stephen Haven

The Long Silence of the Mohawk Carpet Smokestacks

Stephen Haven’s first collection of poems is both an ethnographic tour of working-class life in America and a tribute to the many small moments that weave together to form our personal histories.

6 x 9 inches • 80 pages • ISBN 0-9705344-9-3 • $11.95
Strong Heart Song: Lines from a Revolutionary Text

Lance Henson

Strong Heart Song: Lines from a Revolutionary Text

Stark, militant, and searching, bearing a fierce witness, these poems may be Lance Henson’s last word to America for the foreseeable future. Henson was raised as a Southern Cheyenne and is a Native American activist and currently teaches in Germany.

5½ x 8½ inches • 72 pages • ISBN 0-931122-86-4 • $8.95
Crow Call

Michael Henson

Crow Call

These poems were written in memory of Buddy Gray, grassroots activist and co-founder of the National Coalition for the Homeless, murdered a decade ago in Cincinnati.

5-1/2 x 8-1/2 inches • 88 pages • ISBN 0-9753486-6-3 • $12.95
Ransack

Michael Henson

Ransack

In this novel the author, borrowing from his years in the Appalachian and African-American neighborhood of Over-the-Rhine, describes life on a wrecking crew and the battles that men at the edge of reality fight with society, each other, and their own minds.

5½ x 8½ inches • 92 pages • ISBN 0-931122-44-9 • $5.95
Velroy and the Madischie Mafia

Sy Hoahwah

Velroy and the Madischie Mafia

In this tightly written poetic saga of a modern Comanche village in Oklahoma, the young narrator is surrounded by gambling thugs, drugged-out gangs, and memories of the glory days of warriors who tried to preserve the land. The tragicomic narrative mirrors a life neither easy nor forgettable.

6 x 9 inches • 58 pages • ISBN 978-0-9816693-7-3 • $12.95
A Nation of Poets: Writings from the Poetry Workshops of Nicaragua

Kent Johnson, tr.

A Nation of Poets: Writings from the Poetry Workshops of Nicaragua

Here from Nicaragua are the poems of the common people, written in poetry workshops created by the Sandinistas before the revolution. The book also contains an interview with Father Ernesto Cardenal, Minister of Culture of Nicaragua, and sponsor of the workshops.

5½ x 8½ inches • 118 pages • ISBN 0-931122-40-6 • $5.95

Authors K – M

The Girl (revised edition)

Meridel Le Sueur

The Girl (revised edition)

This best-selling novel by a radical woman author of the Depression explores the fate of a farm girl who moves to the “dark city” of St. Paul, Minnesota, where she struggles to survive the death of her lover, killed in a bank robbery, and give birth to her daughter, the hope of a new generation. With a new introduction by Linda Ray Pratt.

5 x 8 inches • 192 pages • ISBN 0-9753486-5-5 • $13.95
I Hear Men Talking (revised edition)

Meridel Le Sueur

I Hear Men Talking (revised edition)

I Hear Men Talking depicts life in a rural Iowa town during the Depression. The town’s complacency in the face of the social and economic crisis of the Depression is destroyed during a revolt led by frustrated farmers.

5½ x 8½ inches • 160 pages • ISBN 0-9705344-2-6 • $13.95
Harvest Song: Stories and Essays

Meridel Le Sueur

Harvest Song: Stories and Essays

This collection of short stories, essays and reportage allows the reader to fully appreciate Le Sueur’s shorter writings, beginning in 1926. Seven stories and memoirs written during the blacklist period between 1947 and 1958 are of particular importance.

5½ x 8½ inches • 244 pages • ISBN 0-931122-60-0 • $12.95
The Dread Road

Meridel Le Sueur

The Dread Road

This multi-voiced account of a bus trip from Albuquerque to Denver, passing the site of the Ludlow Massacre, is also a journey through the purgatory of American consciousness. This novella is rich in allusions to writers including Whitman, Poe, and Lawrence.

11 x 8½ inches • 65 pages • ISBN 0-931122-63-5 • $11.95
Women on the Breadlines

Meridel Le Sueur

Women on the Breadlines

In these short journalistic pieces, Meridel Le Sueur recorded the struggle of poor women during the Depression in Minnesota. She acted not as a detached observer, but a co-participant in the women’s misery and a fighter for their survival.

5½ x 8½ inches • 24 pages • ISBN 0-931122-34-1 • $3.00
The Country of Dreams and Dust

Russell Leong

The Country of Dreams and Dust

This collection is loosely structured around the Chinese and Asian immigrant experience. Russell Leong’s poems begin and end with water, from the Canton Delta to the drained pool of a Los Angeles tract house in Little Saigon.

5½ x 8½ inches • 80 pages • ISBN 0-931122-76-7 • $8.95
Walking Backwards

Shirley Geok-Lin Lim

Walking Backwards

Walking Backwards is about making a home when you are a nomad and adding an American self to the many selves that the world’s myriad, bewildering places throw at one body. It is about how travel and restlessness wrench us and teach us about ourselves, how our losses compound our loves, and how endlessly absorbing the idea of home remains, particularly when we keep losing sight of it.

5½ x 8½ inches • 96 pages • ISBN 978-0-9826968-0-4 • $14.95
What the Fortune Teller Didn’t Say

Shirley Geok-lin Lim

What the Fortune Teller Didn’t Say

Shirley Geok-lin Lim’s poetry captures her enormous vitality and intelligence. In this volume, Lim confronts the trials of learning to live in a new country and explores the inner life and consciousness of a woman.

5½ x 8½ inches • 82 pages • ISBN 0-931122-91-0 • $8.95
Always Messing with Them Boys

Jessica Helen Lopez

Always Messing with Them Boys

This collection is an exotic, aphrodisiacal perfume wafting through the senses, thickly spiced by the dual nature of a poet whose culture and experience effortlessly blend concrete imagery with a quiet, fierce longing for a world that may only exist within memory—or verse.

6 x 9 inches • 80 pages • ISBN 978-0-9826968-4-2 • $13.95
Among the Dog Eaters

Adrian C. Louis

Among the Dog Eaters

Adrian C. Louis, a member of the Paiute tribe, writes of his life among the Oglala Sioux with humor, insight, and anger at oppression. A former journalist, he has edited tribal newspapers and taught on and off the reservation.

5½ x 8½ inches • 90 pages • ISBN 0-931122-69-4 • $9.95
Salt Lick: A Retrospective of Poetry

Glenna Luschei

Salt Lick: A Retrospective of Poetry

Poems from nineteen volumes, with a generous addition of new pieces, this collection contains the themes and treatments that have moved Glenna Luschei all her life: sympathetic understanding, wry judgment, the experience of sensation and of loss, the act of witness, the love of nature and its processes, and longing for peace and harmony in a world often dominated by injustice and the abuse of power.

5½ x 8½ inches • 128 pages • ISBN 978-0-9753486-9-7 • $14.95
The Unicorn Poem and Flowers and Songs of Sorrow

E. A. Mares

The Unicorn Poem and
Flowers and Songs of Sorrow

E. A. Mares is one of the true poets of the Chicano renaissance. The Unicorn Poem has been hailed as a Chicano epic; the volume includes thirty poems.

5½ x 8½ inches • 80 pages • ISBN 0-931122-65-1 • $8.95
Trouble Light

Gerald McCarthy

Trouble Light

“I have always lived deliberately.” These are the words of an exceptional poet who, in Trouble Light, has concentrated on the themes closest to his heart and mind: working-class ethnicity, family life, war and recovery from war, prisons and the prisons we create within ourselves, personal loss, and our inability to heal from certain injuries.

5½ x 8½ inches • 64 pages • ISBN 978-0-9816693-0-4 • $12.95
Longshot O’Leary Counsels Direct Action

Thomas McGrath

Longshot O’Leary Counsels Direct Action

This volume, edited by Fred Whitehead, is a sampler of Thomas McGrath’s best short poems from the 1940s to the 1970s. It is modeled after an earlier pamphlet, Longshot O’Leary’s Book of Practical Poetry, published shortly after the Second World War.

5½ x 8½ inches • 32 pages • ISBN 0-931122-28-7 • $2.00
Overtime: Punchin’ Out with The Mill Hunk Herald Magazine (1979-1989)

The Mill Hunk Herald

Overtime: Punchin’ Out with The Mill Hunk Herald Magazine (1979-1989)

The Mill Hunk Herald was a newsletter, a journal of opinion, a magazine of the arts—an unsanctioned rebel institution in Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania for the decade of the 1980s. These writings about the Homestead, PA steel mill and its subsequent shutdown were lovingly culled from the remains.

8½ x 11 inches • 208 pages • ISBN 0-931122-55-4 • $12.95
Work Is Love Made Visible: Collected Family Photographs and Poetry

Jeanetta Calhoun Mish

Work Is Love Made Visible:
Collected Family Photographs and Poetry

This book carries a bite: the author is an Oklahoma woman with a history of hard traveling and a feminist intellectual with a formidable critical vocabulary. Add the heartbreak, lustiness, wisdom, Okie determination, and Indian legacy of these poems and you have quite a bundle. The historic family photographs are breathtaking in their own right.

5½ x 8½ inches • 72 pages • ISBN 978-0-9816693-3-5 • $12.95
The Hungry Woman: A Mexican Medea and Heart of the Earth: A Popul Vuh Story

Cherríe Moraga

The Hungry Woman: A Mexican Medea
Heart of the Earth: A Popul Vuh Story

These plays test the borders between tragedy and comedy to show how myth and cultural history have shaped the Chicano imagination. The Hungry Woman draws from the Greek Medea and the myth of La Llorona; Heart of the Earth is a feminist revisioning of the Mayan Popul Vuh story.

6 x 9 inches • 165 pages • ISBN 0-9705344-0-X • $15.95
Watsonville: Some Place Not Here and Circle in the Dirt: El Pueblo de East Palo Alto

Cherríe Moraga

Watsonville: Some Place Not Here
Circle in the Dirt: El Pueblo de East Palo Alto

These plays confront the changing California landscape of the 1990s, as anti-immigration, anti-youth, and English Only legislation impact the already impoverished farmworker towns and urban communities.

6 x 9 inches • 165 pages • ISBN 0-9705344-5-0 • $15.95
Heroes and Saints & Other Plays: Giving Up the Ghost, Shadow of a Man and Heroes and Saints

Cherríe Moraga

Heroes and Saints & Other Plays:
Giving Up the Ghost, Shadow of a Man

This collection of Moraga’s first three successful plays established her as a leading Chicana playwright. Ted Fishman of Chicago News and Arts Weekly called Shadow of a Man “the best kind of political work, performed with skill and sensitivity.”

6 x 9 inches • 149 pages • ISBN 0-931122-74-0 • $15.95

Authors N – R

The Crooked Beak of Love

Duane Niatum

The Crooked Beak of Love

This sixth volume of Niatum’s poetry expresses thirty years of endeavor. Niatum was born in Seattle and influenced by the stories of his Klallam grandfather. He is internationally recognized as a poet and anthologist.

5½ x 8½ inches • 70 pages • ISBN 0-931122-96-1 • $8.95
A Snake in Her Mouth

nila northSun

A Snake in Her Mouth

nila northSun was born of Chippewa-Shoshone descent in Schurz, Nevada and currently lives on the Stillwater Indian Reservation in Fallon, Nevada. She has published two books of poetry and co-authored a tribal history for the Paiute-Shoshone tribe.

5½ x 8½ inches • 80 pages • ISBN 0-931122-87-2 • $8.95
Spirit Birds They Told Me

Mary Oishi

Spirit Birds They Told Me

Departing from her mother’s Japanese name, “One Thousand Cranes,” these poems bring a message of trauma and recovery, war and reconciliation, and the passage from personal shame to self-regard. They are historical, political and personal in the same breath.

5½ x 8½ inches • 72 pages • ISBN 978-0-9826968-3-5 • $11.95
Finders

Julie Parson-Nesbitt

Finders

In this collection, Julie Parson-Nesbitt navigates the street-wise world of the personal; comes to terms with love and interracial marriage; and undertakes a political response to her Jewish heritage.

6 x 9 inches • 60 pages • ISBN 0-931122-83-X • $8.95
Stacey’s Story

Robert L. Perea

Stacey’s Story

Stacey’s Story concerns a child custody battle told from the mother’s boyfriend’s point of view. This novella by Mexican-American/Oglala Sioux writer Robert L. Perea won an award for first novel in 1992 from Returning the Gift, an annual Native American cultural festival.

6 x 9 inches • 70 pages • ISBN 0-931122-80-5 • $8.95
Inside Idaho: Idaho Poems, 1996–2007

Charles Potts

Inside Idaho: Idaho Poems, 1996–2007

In this volume legendary poet Charles Potts explores his Idaho roots and makes his meditation on family and geographical memory come full circle. Observant, scrupulous, passionate, and courageous, he describes his life as it embraces the lives and events that came before it.

5½ x 8½ inches • 112 pages • ISBN 978-0-9816693-4-2 • $13.95
The Portable Potts

Charles Potts

The Portable Potts

For more than forty years, Charles Potts has remained true to his origins as a relentless and radical visionary. This generous selection of poetry, fiction, and memoir represents work he has published in innumerable magazines and more than 20 books.

4½ x 7 inches • 384 pages • ISBN 0-9753486-3-9 • $19.95
The Smoking Mirror

Naomi Quiñonez

The Smoking Mirror

This was our second volume of poetry by the Los Angeles-born Chicana author. Critic Francisco Lomeli says of her work, “As a warrior of language, she aims to rupture silence and fill it with a new vitality.”

6 x 9 inches • 80 pages • ISBN 0-931122-89-9 • $8.95
Dancing With the Doe: New and Selected Poems, 1986-91

Margaret Randall

Dancing With the Doe: New and Selected Poems, 1986-91

This collection by internationally celebrated poet Margaret Randall describes her battle with the Immigration Department, her awakening to the nightmare of childhood incest, her emergence as a lesbian, and her continuing support for socialism.

6 x 9 inches • 104 pages • ISBN 0-931122-70-8 • $9.95
Into Another Time: Grand Canyon Reflections

Margaret Randall

Into Another Time:
Grand Canyon Reflections

Internationally acclaimed socialist feminist writer Margaret Randall has centered her energy on bridging worlds and exploring women’s and cultural issues. In this volume, she uses her intimate knowledge of the Grand Canyon to reflect on geography, history, and human experience.

6 x 9 inches • 96 pages • ISBN 0-9753486-2-0 • $12.95
In the Gathering of Silence

Levi Romero

In the Gathering of Silence

A native son of the Embudo Valley in northern New Mexico, Levi Romero expresses the heart of a stranger at the margins of a city—Albuquerque. His sturdy judgment, self-deprecating humor, and respect for his friends and culture give this volume fresh appeal.

6 x 9 inches • 58 pages • ISBN 0-931122-84-8 • $7.95
Halfbreed Chronicles

Wendy Rose

Halfbreed Chronicles

Rose’s reputation strongly rests on the poems and drawings in this early volume. The poems have been praised for their sense of wholeness, their respect for the lives and cultures of their subjects, and in particular for the compassionate final section that brings together stories of oppression and genocide from around the world.

5½ x 8½ inches • 71 pages • ISBN 0-931122-39-2 • $8.95

Authors S – Z

Más Que No Love It

Jim Sagel

Más Que No Love It

The author, who died tragically in 1988, captured the voice of his adopted family and neighbors in these bilingual stories. This collection rings with humor, insight, and wisdom, and reflects his precise ear for the Spanish of northern New Mexico.

6 x 9 inches • 117 pages • ISBN 0-931122-62-7 • $9.95
On The Make Again

Jim Sagel

On The Make Again/Otra Vez En La Movida

This volume of Jim Sagel’s won the prestigious Casa de Las Americas prize for Chicano literature. In it, Sagel beautifully captures the voices of people living in Espanola and northern New Mexico.

6 x 9 inches • 93 pages • ISBN 0-931122-54-6 • $8.95
Changing Your Story

Patricia Clark Smith

Changing Your Story

Patricia Clark Smith, of Irish-Micmac-Canuk heritage, searches through her life history and infuses these poems with its richness. The poems reflect a number of themes, including raising two sons, her working class origins, and working in academia.

5½ x 8½ inches • 61 pages • ISBN 0-931122-61-9 • $8.95
This Is My Body

Terry Song

This Is My Body

This is the first book of poems by poet and teacher Terry Song, who openly and candidly describes issues of rural life, sexuality, politics, and family.

5½ x 8½ inches • 56 pages • ISBN 0-931122-77-5 • $7.95
Walker Woman

Julia Stein

Walker Woman

In this volume Julia Stein grapples with the themes of her life as a working-class teacher in Los Angeles as well as a variety of natural disasters. A concluding seven-part poem celebrates her rejuvenation through her contact with the land.

5½ x 8½ inches • 61 pages • ISBN 0-9705344-4-2 • $9.95
Shulamith

Julia Stein

Shulamith

Through the persona of Shulamith, “the singer of all the songs,” these poems treat the condition of Jewish women in the Bible as a prelude to the trials, misfortunes, and victories of their heroic counterparts in the twentieth century.

5½ x 8½ inches • 60 pages • ISBN 0-9705344-3-4 • $9.95
No Parole Today

Laura Tohe

No Parole Today

Lyrical and angry, No Parole Today isa collection of Laura Tohe’s poetry and prose that records her experiences with boarding school life, as well as those of her mother and grandmother. It also explores the joys and tragedies of growing up on and off the Diné (Navajo) Reservation.

6 x 9 inches • 47 pages • ISBN 0-931122-93-7 • $9.95
The Fever of Being

Luis Alberto Urrea

The Fever of Being

The poems in The Fever of Being range in mood from comic to tragic, dealing with Luis Alberto Urrea’s life within the Hispanic and Anglo border cultures. This is the first published collection of poetry by this Chicano writer, editor and visual artist.

6 x 9 inches • 82 pages • ISBN 0-931122-78-3 • $9.95
Rock Candy

Jenifer Rae Vernon

Rock Candy

Truth-telling with a homespun accent, these poems reflect the poet’s raising in a logging town in Washington state. Beneath the sweetness of some language is a sense of threat, endangered sexuality, and the need to create a makeshift existence to keep promise and courage alive.

8 x 9 inches • 76 pages • ISBN 978-0-9816693-6-6 • $12.95
To Live on this Earth

Ken Waldman

To Live on this Earth

These poems reflect a variety of Waldman’s experiences, from his travels in Alaska in the 1990s to his reflection on September 11, 2001.

5½ x 8½ inches • 90 pages • ISBN 0-9705344-6-9 • $11.95
Down Wind, Down River: New and Selected Poems

William Witherup

Down Wind, Down River: New and Selected Poems

This selection from six volumes of poetry and translation tells the story of a hard life full of passionate commitment. Witherup’s poems explore manual labor, nature, and the loss of love.

6 x 9 inches • 175 pages • ISBN 0-931122-99-6 • $16.95
The Death of Long Steam Lady

Nellie Wong

The Death of Long Steam Lady

For 20 years Nellie Wong’s small collection of poetry and fiction has survived as an underground classic. Wong is still active as a university office worker, a union member, and a radical organizer in San Francisco.

5½ x 8½ inches • 67 pages • ISBN 0-931122-42-2 • $5.95
Indian Trains

Erika T. Wurth

Indian Trains

Indian Trains is about an entirely new tribe: urban mixed-bloods of multiple tribes who are respectful of where their ancestors have come from but are increasingly going to Indian powwows, Indian bars, and Urban Native organizations for cultural fulfillment rather than only returning to reservations to find out who they are.

6 x 9 inches • 72 pages • ISBN 978-0-9753486-7-3 • $11.95
Odes to Anger

Jason Yurcic

Odes to Anger

These poems reveal the heart of a survivor. In the title section, the poet, caught in “the unspoken language of pain,” escapes his beginnings only to find that the culture of violence has followed him. The second section charts his journey to survival. In the last section, he contrasts the backbreaking manual labor of his day job with his real work, “to write/Love/Hold my children while rocking them to sleep/Children of the flesh/Children of the word.”

6 x 9 inches • 64 pages • ISBN 978-0-9816693-2-8 • $11.95