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Poland at the Door
The publication of an extended poem is an occasion for rejoicing. It reminds us of the old epics, of the pleasures of a tale told in a leisurely way, with all of the emotional resonances of poetry to add depth. In "The Commute" Patricia Edith's poem does this work: it draws us into the narrative, the personal story of love and loss, with a mesmerizing poetic tone which adds depth and complexity. This book will well reward the careful reader with its artistry, honesty and quiet beauty. Karla Clark
The Commute is available at Amazon
Riding Free in the Blue Studebaker
Riding Free in the Blue Studebaker is Janell Moon's sixth book of poetry and will be published in February 2008. It was selected for publication as part of the Main Street Rag's 20007 national poetry contest. Her poetry books include The Mouth of Home by Arctos Press and Beyond Midnight by RAW ArT PRESS. Previously, she won the National Salt Hill Prize, the Whiskey Hill Award, and the National Stonewall Prize. She is also the author of four spiritual nonfiction books including Stirring the Waters: Writing to Find Your Spirit (Tuttle) nominated by the Independent Booksellers as one of the five best spirituality books of 2002, and The Wise Earth Speaks to Your Spirit (RedWheelWeiser) which was voted one of the best spiritual books of 2004 by Spirituality and Health Magazine. She is a graduate of Ohio University in Athens, Ohio , and is a San Francisco Bay Area counselor and hypnotherapist in private practice and a writing teacher at the College of Marin Community College. She lives in Emeryville, California.
Riding Free in the Blue Studebaker: www.mainstreetrag.com/store/books.php.
Jeanne Lupton, becoming-crone, a tanka poet and memoirist, does body/energywork, offers caregiving for elders and leads writing groups in the San Francisco East Bay. but then you danced can be purchased by emailing Jeanne at firstname.lastname@example.org.
The Underwater Hospital
Jan Steckel is a former pediatrician and a bisexual activist whose poetry chapbook THE UNDERWATER HOSPITAL is available from Amazon and Zeitgeist Press. Dr. Steckel's work has been nominated twice for a Pushcart Prize, once for poetry and once for creative nonfiction. Since leaving the practice of medicine in 2001 to write full-time, she has published widely, won writing awards and performed her work as a featured reader at numerous West Coast venues. Find out more at