The year in books


Over the past year, from last spring until the current spring, Deerbrook Editions has been working on nine new titles. Most of which are available if only from the press Website, but many are at the distributor, and on amazon. Most of these have come out since last fall. Last fall On The Badlands Of New Times, by Paul Bamberger of New Hampshire, appeared.

On The Badlands  combed-by-crows-cover-grab  9780999106228

There are four new Maine authors in this group (if you go back a bit more into 2017 there are more, Combed by Crows by Dennis Camire, and one notably Lesser Eternities by Jim Glenn Thatcher, a finalist in the Maine Literary Awards for poetry).

Last spring two Maine authors appeared, Leonore Hildebrandt’s poetry Where You Happen to Be, and Margaret Yocom’s erasure poetry, KIN S FUR (ALL KINDS OF FUR),

Poems by Leonore hildebrandt  cover grab KIN S  SWYC cov 9-11 copy

Many of these books have been reviewed.

This new year two more Maine authors have new books coming out, Say What You Can, poetry by Elizabeth Tibbetts, and The New Plantation: Lessons from Rikers Island, creative non-fiction/memoir, by Jason Trask. There is also Maine author Dawn Potter with a new book of poems currently in prepress titled Chestnut Ridge.

9780960029303  Daybook cov grab copy  What Lies Beyond

There are still more books in the works for this year. One book of prose poems by Toni Ortner of Vermont, Daybook I,  a deluxe size 7 x 10 format has just gone to press.

More poetry from other places include, What Lies Beyond, poems by Judith Farr of DC; Came Home to Winter, poems by Judtith Skillman of Washington; and Tomorrow, Today, and Yesterday by New York author J.R. Solonche.

Came Home to Winter cover  tomorrow, today, and yesterday cover grab

To visit the Website and see what is available click here. A similar post has click on covers linked to pages, as well as drop down menus and an index.

Poem videos by Martina


Martina’s husband makes decent videos of her reading from Never Completely Awake, her recent book from Deerbrook Editions. Here are two of them. Martina lives in LA.

 

 

All Men Are Mortal


Here is a favorite poem from Once It Stops by Florence Fogelin whose poems bring us “teetering between desire and fear” from a Mayan temple to San Francisco Bay.

 

 

All Men Are Mortal

 ∴

the

sign of

therefore,

of the cold logic

of why and what we

remember, what brought

us here: another war memorial,

another slant on death, the dead piled

into another pyramid, their names pressed

with salted fingers into granite. They were men;

all men are mortal. Did you think they’d live forever?

Between the why and therefore falls the shadow.

South and north of here,

on Southern courthouse lawns and Yankee greens,

black cannonballs kiss as much as need demands,

one

on three

three on six

six on ten & so on

death on death, as deliberate as a war’s careful explanation:

Reasons. Premises. Conclusion.

Washington’s smooth face expresses a way to remember,

a why to forget.

Once It Stops by Florence Fogelin

Cover features a photo by Ros Orford

 

Two new titles available


It’s Poetry Month all year long at Deerbrook, and now, new books out, and more in the works.

Go to this post post for I, Emily Dickinson & Other Found Poems, and Where You Happen to Be. Click on the covers or use the menus to find their pages.

Poems by Leonore hildebrandt       9780999106235