No Bridle, No Bit, No Reins, by Mary Anne Morefield

No Bridle, No Bit, No Reins

No Bridle, No Bit, No Reins (168 pages) is a collection of 64 new poems by Mary Anne Morefield. In this collection, the author continues to widen her search to see the beauty in the world around her, tiny trout lilies beside a creek, a slender palo blanco in her sister’s garden, or in the…

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Open Wide, the Eye, by Susan Dworski Nusbaum

Open Wide, The Eye by Susan Dworski Nusbaum

Open Wide, the Eye ($11.95, 150 pages, ISBN: ) is a collection of sixty new poems by Susan Dworski Nusbaum. Read an interview with Susan on Cultured Vultures. “They say writers are artists and that really shines through in Susan Dworski Nusbaum’s writing. I should imagine there are many artists out there, who would pay…

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Everything I Love Restored, by Matthew Freeman

Everything I Love Restored by Matthew Freeman

Everything I Love Restored and Other Poems (152 pages) is the newest anthology by award-winning St. Louis poet Matthew Freeman. Coffeetown published Freeman’s collection Darkness Never Far in 2010 and The Boulevard of Broken Discourse in 2011. “Musician and poet Matt Freeman was once the Dogtown poet; now he’s in U. City, but St. Louis…

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Earth, Grass, Trees and Stone, by Mary Anne Morefield

Earth, Grass, Trees and Stone: a Collection of Poetry by Mary Anne Morefield

Earth, Grass, Trees and Stone (152 pages), is a collection of 65 poems by Mary Anne Morefield. The final poem in the collection, “Requiem,” will be set to music for the Susquehanna Chorale in 2015 by Bob Chilcott. “Mary Anne Morefield’s debut collection overflows with the primacy of living, with the most elemental actions of…

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Satori, by Jack Remick

Satori by Jack Remick

Satori (146 pages) is a collection of poems by Jack Remick, who also writes novels, essays, and short stories. Until now, Coffeetown readers have known him mostly for his novels: Gabriela and The Widow (finalist for ForeWord Magazine’s 2013 Book of the Year Award and the Montaigne Medal) and his California Quartet Series: The Deification,…

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Running at Night, by Ned Randle

Running at Night by Ned Randle

Running at Night: Collected Poems 1976-2012 (106 pages) is a collection of fifty-nine poems from the past thirty-three years of poet Ned Randle’s life. “At their best, Randle’s poems evoke a connection with the land that reads as true and absolute. He solidifies the thoughts and lives of imagined earlier inhabitants with grace and empathy, such…

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The Fun of Speaking English, Dorothea Grossman

The Fun of Speaking English by Dorothea Grossman

The Fun of Speaking English: Selected Poems (120 pages) is the definitive collection of American poet Dorothea Grossman. She died on May 6, 2012 at the age of 74. While we were deeply saddened by Dorothea’s death, we feel fortunate that she had already approved nearly every aspect of the design and content. We completed…

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