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Full-length collection of prose poems. Winner of the 2013 David Martinson – Meadowhawk Prize.
Full-length collection of Haibun. Published April, 2014.
New collection of poems by esteemed midwestern poet Dave Etter (March 2014)
New collection of poems by Minnesota poet, Larry Gavin (March 2014)
This collection of poems by Eugénio de Andrade, one of Portugal's most important modern poets, is the first to appear in the United States in over a decade. Translated and introduced by Alexis Levitin.
New and Expanded Edition
An Analytical Bibliography of the Publications of Robert Bly's Fifties, Sixties, Seventies, Eighties, Nineties, and Thousands Press. Preface by Robert Bly. The first fifty copies, signed by Gustafson and Bly, include letterpress dust jacket and slipcase.
PERFECT DRAGONFLY: A Commonplace Book of Poems Celebrating a Decade & a Half of Printing & Publishing at Red Dragonfly Press
This book includes over three hundred pages of poetry and represents the work of over sixty poets. Hardcover edition wrapped in a letterpress printed dust-jacket.
Edited and introduced by James P. Lenfestey. This anthology contains work by 105 poets.
Chapbook of eleven poems, poems written for those people important enough to be "like familly."
Twelve poem sequence written at Isle Royale. 2007 letterpress edition. $15.
A ten poem collaboration by two poets that are married (though not to each other). 2008 letterpress printed chapbook. 225 copies. $15.
2009 letterpress chapbook of eleven poems. Edition of 180 copies. $10
Chapbook of fourteen poems.
Chapbook of twelve poems. Poems fierce and beautiful, about people and nature in rural Texas.
Letterpress printed butterfly book of a poem sequence that honors the Chinese poet Tu Fu.
Letterpress chapbook containing twenty-one small poems with a Minnesota-ish theme.
Chapbook of seventeen poems.
Letterpress printed chapbook. Four poems. Edition is limited to 225 numbered copies. Each copy has a unique postage stamp on its cover. Sold out.
Letterpress printed chapbook. Ten poems by South Dakota poet laureate. This standard edition is limited to 225 copies.
Deluxe edition limited to 36 copies, lettered and signed by author.
Letterpress printed chapbook of a long, experimental, symphonic poem in four movements.
A single poem in three parts by Albert Goldbarth. 2007 letterpress printed chapbook. 225 copies numbered and signed by author. $10.
This chapbook contains seven poems, including one sequence poem, entitled 'Miles' which defines the core of the collection. 24 pages.
Letterpress chapbook. Finalist in the 2001 MN Book Awards.
Pamphlet of a poem about William Stafford (second printing, 2006). No longer available.
Twenty poems about people.
Fine press edition. Twenty new poems by Robert Hedin. Original etch-drawings by Art Kenyon. Limited to 125 copies. (SOLD OUT)
Seven Poems from Northern Ireland. 2007 letterpress printed chapbook. 250 copies numbered and signed by author. $7.50
Chapbook of nine poems by Canadian poet Basma Kavanagh
Letterpress printed Chapbook. A poetic charm bracelet of nine poems that riff on the idea of repetition and form.
You've read the comics, seen the movies, bought the action figures, dressed up in a cape and jumped from the couch, now get the chapbook! 2008 letterpress edition. 350 copies. $15.
This chapbook contains ten poems, 2012.
This essay by Barry Lopez is concerned with genocide. A diary of days, centered around his visit to Auschwitz. 2007 letterpress edition. 350 copies (first 90 copies signed by author and artist). $15.
Short story by Barry Lopez. Letterpress edition. 240 copies. $20.
2013 Emergence Chapbook Contest Winner. Chapbook of sixteen poems.
Chapbook of thirteen new poems. July 2012.
Letterpress chapbook. Nine poems about beasts, owls and black dogs and hens and others.
Single poem sequence--nine pages. 2007 letterpress edition. 130 copies. $10.
Poem in five sections by one of this country's least known neo-surrealists. 2006 letterpress printed edition limited to 130 copies. $10.
A seasonal cycle of forty poems, each poem having eight lines. 2006 trade paper edition. $10.
Chapbook of ten poems. February 2012.
Fourteen sonnets and an introduction by Joyce Sutphen. 2005 letterpress edition. Sold out.
Letterpress chapbook of a long poem in fourteen sections celebrating the reindeer people of northern Siberia by Duluth's poet laureate.
Letterpress printed chapbook. 31 short poems in the spirit of haiku or the late small poems of Thomas McGrath. The chapbook includes an introduction by the author.
Letterpress chapbook (2012). Twelve poems. Illustrations by David Bernardy.
Three poems playing with our alphabet and our letters. 2008 letterpress printed chapbook. 150 copies. $10
A collection of six ghazals. 2009 letterpress printed chapbook. 125 copies. $15.
A long braid of a poem in 27 pages by Alan Loney, New Zealand's distinguished poet and printer. Deluxe letterpress edition. Signed by author.
Prose poem romance by W. S. Merwin. 2005 signed and numbered fine press edition limited to 125 copies. $110.
Deluxe letterpress edition limited to 36 copies. Printed on hand-made paper and bound into boards.
Long poem in nine title sections by Modern Greek poet Yannis Ritsos. Introduction by Peter Bien. Translated by Martin McKinsey and Scott King. 2006 deluxe letterpress edition. $55.
Twelve poems by Chilean poet Gonzalo Rojas. Translated and introduced by John Oliver Simon. 2000 bi-lingual letterpress edition. $20.
Floyce Alexander meditates on the past, loss, and death: of firemen, friends, and the Zeitgeist of the times when Creeley, Olson, Kerouac and Kesey roamed the earth, who, like 'La Llorona's ravens, "launch/ their feathery bodies.../ & the day sees them/ come to life & opens both eyes." —Dorianne Laux
Yannis Ritsos was, without question, one of the most important poets of the Twentieth Century. This collection of essays by Peter Bien is the first book of literary criticism in English devoted entirely to the work of Yannis Ritsos. A fine and substantial introduction to this great poet.
These are wonderful poems about love, death, absence and time. Marjorie Buettner’s poetry is rich with mystery, magic and a powerful sensuality close in tone to the Japanese poetry of the Heian Period. —Serge Tome, editor of Free Times
50 Sonnets, on subjects as varied as Vietnam and nude portraits, by the co-editor of Strong Measures: Contemporary American Poetry in Traditional Forms.
New and Selected Poems (2013)
A collection of ten poems, most several pages in length, and all with lines wandering from margin to margin, searching for music among the rubble of our days.
This book contains fourteen poems. And is Daggett's strongest, most distinct, and most carefully crafted collection so far. A small book that puts forth a tremendous voice.
This book of poems has as its physical ballast the northern Minnesota iron ore harbor town of Duluth. While still threaded with Daggett's political concerns and voice, the poems explore much new personal ground.
2009 chapbook of fifteen poems. $10
First English edition by this Algerian poet. Translated from the French by Andrea Moorhead
Rumors of Earth is the second volume in a trilogy of poetry collections, preceded by Transparencies, followed by Amazements.
These poems---of small town Minnesota, its backroads, its beauty, its loneliness, and its pain---are many-voiced, producing a rich and polyphonic texture, that is by turns irreverent, political, humorous, and searching. This is an important addition to the Midwestern cannon.
Full length poetry collection, Dave Etter's thirty-second book. September 2012.
This is Dave Etter's 31st collection of poems, and the first collection of new poems in quite a number of years.
Subtitled 'Poems of Humor and Satire' this 2008 collection of poems spans the career of Dave Etter. Introduction by David Steingass. $12.
The most important characteristic of these poems is their simplicity, precision, purity, without any superfluous trinkets, without decorative elements and facile lyrical tones... A truly admirable poetry. —Yannis Ritsos, from Prologue
Larry Gavin is a Heartland poet, close to his family and fate. Like a prairie wind his words approach. . . . Have no reservations: you'll like these poems. Tom Helgeson, editor/publisher of Midwest Fly Fishing magazine
Twenty-six new poems by Larry Gavin. 2011
Jane Graham George writes of horses, pigs, stingrays, moose and toads—the beauty and solace of the natural world—and offers in this collection her poetical accounting of far places and the world of libraries in which she works. Far from workaday, Library Land is a rich and picaresque landscape peopled by like-minded devotees of books, nature, knowledge, the arts and the wider world.
A full-length collection of villanelles
Miniature book of a single long poem.
A dictionary of newly imagined words, with imagined definitions, and imagined usages, complete with imagined biographies of the imagined authoritative authors.
A 400 page fictional catalog & inexhaustible showcase of this poet's imaginative prose style.
"There is an open doorway between organism and environment, between inhabitant and habitat, between body and nature. Vicki Graham stands at that threshold and speaks to us in a language of intimacy and tenderness." ---Sandra Steingraber
Translated by Peter Bien
"Throughout Metamorphoses of the Sleeping Beast, Dale Jacobson speaks for the unspoken, the victimized, the disillusioned, and does so eloquently, forcefully, in a voice filled with beauty and moral indignation." ---Robert Hedin ISBN 978-1-890193-74-4; 114 pages; $12
"I've come to conclude that Dale Jacobson's A Walk by the River is a masterwork....a book all manner of people should read." Larry Woiwode, poet laureate of North Dakota
Jaffe's sixth collection of poetry. The poems in this book explore and expose the world of film. Afterword by Michael McIrvin.
New collection of poems by former Duluth Poet Laureate
A collection of prose poems about small towns, forgotten places, and back country destinations by the poet laureate of Duluth, Minnesota. Johnson's style is direct, with all the rustic humor and charm of his Finnish culture.
Poems that tell stories, rejoice in the body, and express amazement at the engine of the universe.
A collection of Fibonacci poems.
Twenty-Five Poems of Love and Despair for Planet Earth
Poems drawing on the tradition of the Chinese poet Han-shan and the author's visits to the Goodhue County Jail to teach poetry.
"This is the best book of poems Freya Manfred has written. She has always been brave, but these poems are more feisty and touching."--Robert Bly. 2008 trade paper edition. $12.
“Freya Manfred always startles me by how close she gets to everything she sees. That's her tough luck, but it makes her a wonderful poet.” Philip Roth
"Pamela McClure assures us there are more skies than one sky, and each is aglow with its own species of sunlight. Time and again, the poems in Rock Dove rush the horizons of this world into gracious yet undeniable splendors. McClure's is a pure eye for a pure land." --Donald Revell. 2008 trade paper edition. $12.
Full length poetry collection, McCulloughs's seventh. November 2012.
"Joe Paddock's poetry has always been rich with the accumulated wisdom that comes from knowing one's place, and this wonderful new book is a gift to us all." Ted Kooser, Poet Laureate of the United States, 2004-2006
Circle of Stones: A Place and Its Story is a collection of long poems that bring to life the myth inherent in the stories we tell and retell. Joe Paddock--poet, biographer, naturalist, and oral historian--has worked decades to bring us these important poems.
"Joe Paddock loves this 'dear old green and blue' planet, and his poems are alive with birds, mesmerizing cats, snapping turtles, possums, and wolves. Even the spider's web 'shimmers with exchange / and contains within it / the one in the all.'" - Joyce Sutphen
In addition to poems on the culinary arts, this collection contains poems on a gratifying variety of subjects: gardening, politics, ageing, electronic devices, astronomy, family, and the natural world with its "silken strands of silence."
This full length collection of poems covers a lot of territory, from the book's opening section 'Military Presence' through 'Cheap Meat' and the poem 'Ruby's All Natural Snapper Recipe' to 'Following Deer Trails' and the "holy dark" of the final section.
A collection of 107 ghazals and quasi-ghazals, with an introductory essay by the author on the rules and the importance of breaking them.
Book-length sequence of poems exploring family history and its intersections with the history of the western United States.
Edith Rylander has been writing poetry for sixty-three years. Her life as wife, mother, gardener, stock raiser, woods dweller, and thoughtful observer of nature and life is reflected in these poems. 2007 trade paper edition. $12.
Thomas R. Smith's sixth collection of poems. The Foot of the Rainbow finds him writing at the height of his powers, bringing the world’s abundance within his poetry's vibrant circumference.
In WAKING BEFORE DAWN, Thomas R. Smith confronts the challenge and responsibility of moral awareness in some of the best and most varied poems he has written. This is his fifth collection of poetry. Poems from this book are being featured on Garrison Keilor's Writer's Almanac and Ted Kooser's American Life in Poetry.
"To me, this book of poems is a sacred text of sorts, a kind of midwestern psalter filled with odd parables and a whole assortment of cock-eyed insights. And, fortunately for us, it also contains a great deal of humor, something so many sacred books tend to exclude." from the introduction by Scott King
This long poem was the 2002 winner of the Wisconsin book award for poetry.
Prose poems by Dag T. Straumsvåg translated from Norwegian by Louis Jenkins and Robert Hedin. The edition is bi-lingual.
Fifty prose poems by Norwegian poet Dag Straumsvåg translated by Robert Hedin and Louis Jenkins.
Full-length collection of poems
Sutphen's fourth full length collection of poems. Paper edition.
Short Story. Paperback edition (September 2012).
A very personal collection of poems, in which Mark Vinz, editor of the legendary midwest magazine Dacotah Territory, honors his lifelong passion for poetry and pays tribute to the poets that influenced him and that he counted as friends.
This collection of poems, Young’s second, examines the elemental mysteries of everyday life--of the woods, the river, of dying, birth, family secrets, of work, love, and the soul’s desire for ecstatic experience.
New full-length collection of poems with two major themes: politics and aging.
Sutphen's fourth full length collection of poems. Hardcover edition. Signed by author.
Limited edition hardcover. 36 copies bound into boards,numbered and signed by author. $24.
An elegiac chapbook of 25 poems, poems that celebrate and mourn a brother who died young.
A selection of poems by Stephen Crane.
Essay about Caedmon, his story and his calling, and includes a new translation of his hymn.
Wisdom verse, in the tradition of the Chinese philosopher poet Lao Tzu. Chapbook, 2010.
Poems about Ernest Oberholtzer and Mallard Island. Proceeds from the sale of this chapbook will be donated to the Ernest Oberholtzer Foundation.
A collection that gathers a decade or so of poems, a confluence of naturalist themes and a fondness for Middle English alliterative poetry.
In the centerpiece of this haunting collection, a very old man ruminates on his early days as a homesteader and the old ways that are being lost. This man, nearly mythical, who knows earth intimately, is present unnamed in all the poems of Leftover Ordinary, poems which are anything but “ordinary.” Like the poems of Jean Follain, each one stands at some intersection of history and geography, from which mystery can be glimsped in several directions at once. —Thomas R. Smith, author of Horse of Earth and The Dark Indigo Current
Print on demand chapbook. Father daughter poems.
Field notes about dragonflies and the pursuit of dragonflies.
Field notes about dragonflies and the pursuit of dragonflies.
Field notes about dragonflies and the pursuit of dragonflies.
Three volume set. Signed by author.
Verna Press. Seven alliterative poems. 2007 letterpress chapbook printed by Peter Anderson in New Orleans. 100 copies. $15.