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Leave the Room to Itself
Winner of the 2003 Sawtooth Poetry Prize. Brief lyrics whose profundity wallops you, once you stop chuckling at their comic veneer.
Peggy Hamilton’s debut volume is located in a series of closed-off places: an imperial walled garden, individual Miami neighborhoods, bedrooms, churches, and children’s hiding places. In these settings, the language and languages used allow some people to speak freely and … Continued
FIshman's Dear, Read, influenced by the Romantics and rendered in minimalist language, in which more is given than seems told.
Mutschlecner’s poetry embraces the moments in a daily worklife that permit entry into a private philosophical world that coexists with the everyday.
The inaugural winner of the Sawtooth Poetry Prize is a curious hybrid of tradition and innovation.
Drinking Girls and Their Dresses
The poems in this book tell a story set in a Florida both lush and oppressive, where similar paradoxes confront the child who would be both open to everything and permanently safe. The girl-body’s relationship to otherness—the masculine, but also … Continued
The poems of Corpus Socius mediate the relationships between written and spoken word, mind and body, natural and synthetic structures of our world.
Dyer’s voice is wry and inventive in these poems, where a crayfish can be a child’s pet, a lover’s makeshift ashtray an erotic lure, office supplies a convenient resource for makeovers.
Cotter's book-length poem chronicles the regulars of Chopstix, a Chinese restaurant that transforms once-a-week into a gay-Asian disco.
The Widow’s Coat
Sagan’s The Widow’s Coat is the roadmap of a journey between grief after the death of a husband, and recovery, remembrance and release.
How Crows Talk and Willows Walk
Parody, musical language, and humor abound in Esarey's work.
Prayers for the Dead Ventriloquist
Smith relates episodes of a reality unclean and unpolished, even at times horrific, yet always strangely beautiful.
Each Thing We Know Is Changed Because We Know It
Like Didion or Hass, Hearle is obsessed by a Californian identity that doesn't exist anyway now, something that can't be expressed.
Few and Far Between
Barnes sees the beauty and dignity of work as well as its tedium without sentimentality or special pleading or humorless resentment.
Theory of Twilight
In Theory of Twilight, Short finds a quiet spirituality in everyday experiences, childhood memories, and natural occurrences.
Kingdom of Lost Waters
The power of the Western landscape and the human heart coalesce in Hess’s verse.
The One Right Touch
Lovers, spouses, brothers and sisters, as well as fathers and daughters, are represented here as Coles speaks to each in all their complexities.
Jerusalem of Grass
Landscape is always part of Axelrod's poems here, as are the sentiments of things missed, longed for, or needed.
Payne brings an eco-sensitivity as well as a feminist perspective to this work based in the natural world of California.
Sycamore • Oriole
MuCullough explores everything from the smallest particle of dust to the self to the whole momentum of humanity in these poems.