Congratulations to the Marquette Poets Circle. This fall, the Library of Michigan requested submission of “Maiden Voyage – the Five Year Anthology of the Marquette Poets Circle” to be considered as a 2018 Michigan Notable Book. While they did not receive the award, they are honored by this unsolicited request by the Library of Michigan. Copies of “Maiden Voyage” are now in the Library of Michigan catalog and in many libraries across the U.P.
In Housing for Wrens, Edward Morin’s new chapbook and third collection of poems, “housing” represents shelter, home, and the act of caring for them. His poems feature birds and animals whom the poet takes as seriously as they take themselves. He seeks to be in touch with himself and other people, knowing kinesthetically what takes place in the world. The cover art is a plate from John James Audubon’s Birds of America.
“Edward Morin has assembled lyrics and narratives touching on subjects you and I like to read about. The exquisite title poem prepares us for engagements with blue jays, bank swallows, wood thrushes—and also the pleasures of singing, fishing, even of aging. The language is to be savored and the hard-won wisdom taken to heart.”
— Laurence Goldstein, poet and former Editor of Michigan Quarterly Review
The book is available from Cervena Barva Press in Somerville, MA 02144, at http://www.thelostbookshelf.com/cervenabooks.html
The Perfect Gift for Valentine’s Day Heart Radicals is a book of love poems (the good, the bad, the funny) written by Les Kay, Allie Marini, Sandy Marchetti, and PSM member Janeen Rastall. Released this Valentine’s Day by About Editions. Preorder here,
Congratulations to Kristin Brace on the publication of her first book, a chapbook of poems called Fence, Patio, Blessed Virgin from Finishing Line Press. The chapbook weaves together memories of her grandmother with narrative from the last two years of her life. It is available at https://www.finishinglinepress.com/product/fence-patio-blessed-virgin-by-kristin-brace/. A second chapbook, Each Darkness Inside, is also from FLP.
Congratulations to Karin Hoffecker. Her book, The Nell Poems, has been published by Blue Light Press and 1st World Publishing. The collection of poems are written for her granddaughter to honor her father in light of his untimely death in 2016. It is available on Amazon and can be ordered from the author at firstname.lastname@example.org.