Coming soon from Bent Paddle Press: A new chapbook of poetry by Ron Czerwien.

Cover art: "Blue Medley" © copyright Elwira Pioro.

A little rain, a little more

Poetry by Ron Czerwien. Bent Paddle Press, 2018, 34 pp., $12.

Czerwien writes the strange familiar and the familiar strange. Snowflakes, owls, fathers, loves, premonitions; familiar but new. These poems surprise. They are conversations with friends you always knew you had but never knew you had. Poems of close attention; poems from that place poets go and bring back something entirely their own. Pull up your wing chair, sit awhile at this window on the world.

You can read some sample poems here.

You can order from our store. Note that the book will likely be published in October.

 

Readings and Events:

Ron Czerwien will read from “a little rain, a little more” on Friday, November 2nd, at 8pm at Mother Fool’s Coffeehouse, located at 1101 Williamson St. In Madison. An open mic will follow the reading.

Steve Tomasko wins the 2018 Hal Prize.

Steve won the 2018 Hal Prize for his poem, "Pareidolia." It was published in the Peninsula Pulse. He also won an honorable mention for the poem, "This is just to say."

 

Jeanie's newest book from Red Bird Chapbooks, dear little fist.

 

44 pages
8.5" x 5.5" single signature with hand sewn binding.
Published February 2018, $12

Here's what the publisher had to say about this chapbook:

"In dear little fist, Tomasko crafts a collection that mirrors the many ways a heart can beat, sometimes frantic, sometimes steady, and sometimes strikingly quiet. Moving from poignant to funny and back and dealing with a palpable sense of angst connected to the questions of what it means when you can't trust your heart, Tomasko delivers moments of softness, contemplation, and wanting that resound in rhythms reflecting arrhythmia. The next moment is not always what you expect, but you must carry on with it and follow where they lead."

Order from our store or from the publisher.