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by Adrian Koesters
“The long moon that Adrian Koesters invokes in her powerful second collection pulls at every best-laid intention and barely-contained desire. The abiding theme here is control and the allure of losing it. Constrained by a variety of forms, speaking through characters who wear the nun’s habit or the invisibility of middle age, these poems voice an insatiable hunger for the forbidden, the unavailable, the irretrievable. Koesters’ lines are tense and alive, as intimate as love letters. Three Days with the Long Moon is a thrilling read.” — Kathleen Flenniken, author of Famous and Plume
by John C. McLucas
Jim was…is? in love with his best friend, Tony, but Tony married Rachel, and she is…always was? a fantastic human being and a caring, supportive friend. Still, it’s unfathomable for Jim to think about loving anyone else the way he loved…loves? Tony, and next to impossible for him to consider loving himself.
Until 1993, when Jim joins Tony and Rachel on Rehoboth Beach. Metaphorical lines in the physical sand separate the gay and straight communities, but when Jim meets Joe, that line is erased and redrawn as a labyrinth. Misunderstandings and new perspectives arise at each turn, but one thing remains certain: Jim isn’t the same person he was when he first met Tony. And maybe that’s OK.
New and Selected Poems
by Donald Richardson
This new collection of poetry from Donald Richardson is quilted from decades of work, spanning from Knocking Them Dead and Night Waters to Romantic Unions, new poems from 2016 and 2017. In many ways, the poems are messages to loved ones, a scrapbook of memories and reflections, things so deeply personal yet ubiquitous to the human experience.
Portraits on the cover, beautifully rendered by artist Bob Callahan, capture the essence of reflection, and are the perfect partners to Richardson’s poems.
New and Selected Poems
by J. Tarwood
The poems of this universal expat capture our foibles and follies yet somehow make us care about people like Filipinos trapped in Arabia or the kid who desperately wants to be part of the in-crowd but never will.
by John Adam Wasowicz
Elmo Katz, a defense attorney from Alexandria, is no stranger to the bureaucracy and twisted truths that lurk in the justice system, but his world is upended when he finds himself entangled in the roots of a complex terrorist plot. Places he once navigated with ease are now obscured by shadows. Katz must weave his way through political intrigue, courtroom machinations, and police skulduggery to save what’s left of the truth—and himself.
by Peter Weltner
“. . .These poems. . .meld the past and the present, the personal and the historical, Classicism and Romanticism, myth and the quotidian, Eros and Thanatos. These poems look directly at the world. They don’t flinch in the face of loss and death. They strive for a transcendence where ‘All’s right. All’s water. All’s paradise shimmering.’ ” —Joseph Stroud