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Linda Enders’ brilliance, in Consider the Gravity, is in the way she weaves the elements of the natural and human worlds. Her
observations and articulations are breathtaking, taking in so much, giving so much; illuminating the dark, traversing the physical, the material, and the symbolic. Enders inhabits the spirit and gravity of poetry while bringing her individual voice to her poems. To wit: The body fortifies itself to avoid the final call.
Marin County, California Poet Laureate, (2013-2015)
In Wildflowers of Wichita, Beverly Strouse takes readers wildflowering through several public parks in Wichita, Kansas, showing readers what wildflowers they might see on such treks, as well as offering advice on the best times of day and year to see such wildflowers.
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Best of Choeofpleirn Press, Winter 2022
Finalists and Winners of the Ben Nyberg Fiction Contest, Phil Heldrich Nonfiction Contest, Derick Burleson Poetry Award, Susan Hansell Drama Award, and the Mary Cassatt Art Contest for 2022.Carolyn AdamsCathy BarberTammy BarnardBrian C. BillingsSteve BrisendineKaryn M. BruceDeniqua CampbellJoe Cappello WINNER of the Susan Hansell Drama ContestElizabeth ChellG.W. CliftKaren ColstromBrian DaldorphJim DanielsSusan DonahueJeffrey FeingoldJames FowlerGeorge FreekElizabeth Gauffreau WINNER of the Ben Nyberg Fiction ContestK.J. Hannah (Channie) GreenbergJanet Ruth HellerTim HildebrandtLydia HostE.H. JacobsLouise Kantro WINNER of the Derick Burleson Poetry AwardMarty KuglerAmy LermanEleanor LermanLindaAnn LoSchiavoMiriam ManglaniG.M. MonksLorraine PancieraSherrie PestaDave PowellAnn PrivateerMarge PiercyKenneth PoboStephanie PritchardCarlos ReyesMichael RiordanStan Sanvel RubinRikki SanterJacquelyn “Jacsun” ShahAlix Shepard Schulte WINNER of the Mary Cassatt Art AwardFran SchumerSky SemenukJames T. StemmleSheridan TurtonGerald UyenoMarilyn WhitehorseBuff Whitman-BradleyHenry Lansing Woodward WINNER of the Phil Heldrich Nonfiction Contest
Listening for Low Tide
Poems by James P. Cooper
A chapbook of 25 poems
$6.00 for the ebook
Orbital Debris by Amy Lerman
Winner of Jonathan Holden Poetry Chapbook Contest 2022
Weight explores what it is like to matter in a physical sense—we step on a scale and a number represents us—and to matter in ways that defy measuring. What forces tie us to our loved ones and to our existence? In this volume, Fran Schumer addresses those questions in direct and always readable prose. In embracing what is free in herself, in her children and on our planet, she reminds us that we do matter. All of us have weight.
Winner of the Jonathan Holden Poetry Chapbook Contest
Laura Read’s Comments for selecting this chapbook:
Rushing Thru the Dark Autumn 2022
Glacial Hills Review, Summer 2022Tammy BarnardSteve BrisendineMary BruceRegina BuccolaJulia BurkeMichael CannistraciAlyssa CarradJim DanielsSusan DonahueJeffrey FeingoldFrank William FinneyGeorge FreekCarol HamiltonDuane L. HerrmannLydia Host & Sky SemenekSusan JohnsonKate LaDewDave LarsenVic LarsonG.T. LyonsMiriam ManglaniShannon MarzellaBob McNeilLorraine PancieraDave PowellMichael RiordanAlix Shepard SchultePatty SomloPam VapBuff Whitman-BradleyHenry Lansing Woodward
Coneflower Cafe, Spring 2022Carolyn AdamsCathy BarberRiley BennettChuck BoyerSteve BrisendineKaryn M. BruceEric BurgoyneLily CamdenDeniqua CampbellLorraine CaputoYuan ChangmingElizabeth ChellMark ClarkeG.W. CliftMarion Deutsche CohenDouglas K. CurrierBrian DaldorphWilliam DergeRebecca T. DickinsonJames FowlerElizabeth GauffreauWendy GermainGreg GolleyWendy GouineK.J. Hannah GreenbergJohn GreyRoger HartJ.L. HiggsLenore HirschE.H. JacobsKate KrautkramerMarty KuglerLee LandauEleanor LermanSheryl LoefflerJacquelyn MarkhamJoseph D. MiloschG.M. MonksCecil Morrisayaz daryl nielsenDan O'ConnellLorraine PancieraMarge PiercyKenneth PoboDave PowellStephanie PritchardAnn PrivateerTom RaithelCarlos ReyesStan Sanvel RubinFran SchumerHillary Smith-MaddernCharles SourceJames T. StemmleMara ThygesonVincent J. TomeoSheridan TurtonBrad VickersMarilyn WhitehorseAndrea ZawinskiLynn Zhang
Contributors to Coneflower Cafe
Spring 2021Christine AndersenL. Shapley BassenKaryn M. BruceBelinda BrunerJennifer CampbellJames CooperDaniel CoshnearBrian DaldorphDavid DillDeborah H. DoolittleFrancis FernandesJohn GreySheryl GuterlCarol HamiltonRajah HillC.T. HolteDiane KendigEleanor LermanRichard MarrancaRoberta I. MayesKatharyn Howd MachanGary MetrasJohn Q. McDonaldK.A. McGowanGreg MogliaDave MorrisonTim J. MyersJennifer PhillipsDiana RaabZack RogowCarl ScharwathSharon SchollPatty SomloDon StinsonHilella WeberAlyson Gold WeinbergBuff Whitman-BradleyCheri WilliamsMadeline WiseMaryann Wolfe
Contributors to Glacial Hills Review
Summer 2021David P. AndersonJenifer DeBellisDonna BecharZan BockesHarland CooperDeborah H. DoolittleAnna GiocondoJohn GreyRuth J. HeflinWill HemmerRajah HillPeter HugginsThomas JohnsonWilliam LuvaasTim Louis MacalusoKatharyn Howd MachanRoberta MayesJohn MeansGary MetrasLorraine PancieraRonald J. PeliasLori RobinsonEllen RogersRikki SanterMarian Kaplun ShapiroSherfar'atLauren SkaggsAloysius TiernanVincent J. TomeoHilella Weber
Contrib. to Rushing Thru the Dark
Autumn 2021Rita AndersonGrey Atlas CreedL. Shapley BassenBonnie BilletApril BogartSteve BrisendineB.J. BuckleyKylie ChesserRick ChristmanJames P. CooperJane CostainGeorge FreekMikki GilletteRuth J. HeflinGeorge HeldJoanne HoldridgePaul HostovskyDavid JamesArya F. JenkinsLouise KantroJudy KlassJohn LawsonMiriam ManglaniEd MeekGary MetrasPeter NemenoffSherrie PestaCharles RammelkampWilliam RouthierStraton RushingSydney ShafferShoshauna ShyMargaret D. StetzBeverly StrouseMara ThygesonMark VogelLeon VolkEmily WeltyBuff Whitman-BradleyYvonne
Derick Burleson Poetry Prize
Tim Louis Macaluso for "Missing Jeans"
Alyson Gold Wieinberg for "Dieffenbachia"
Ben Nyberg Fiction Award
John Q. McDonald for "The Spike"
Phil Heldrich NonFiction Award
Ellen Rogers for "Human Contact"
Susan Hansell Drama PRIZE
Sherrie Pesta for "Beach Umbrella"
Mary Cassatt Art Award
Leon Volk for "High Plains, Fall Colors"
Christine AndersenSteven BrisendineBJ BuckleyBrian DaldorphFrancis FernandesCarol HamiltonDiane KendigKatharyn Howd MachanMiriam ManglaniGary MetrasArya F. JenkinsSharon SchollBuff Whitman-BradleyDeborah H. DoolittleJohn GreyZack Rogow
Madeline WiseEleanor Lerman
NonFictionLauren SkaggsZan Bockes
DramaPeter NemenoffJudy Klass
ArtApril BogartHarland CooperMarty KuglerRoberta MayesLorraine PancieraCarl ScharwathBeverly StrouseMara ThygesonCheri Williams
Pitiless Bronze is $18.00 per digital copy
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Dr. Heflin's much anticipated book, Pitiless Bronze: A Postpatriarchal Examination of Prepatriarchal Cultures will soon be available at your local bookstore in hard copy, but, in the meantime, we will be offering the ebook edition here for $18. You will need Adobe Reader (free online) to fully utilized the hyperlinks within the book.
The book is a re-examination of ancient symbols and literature through gynocentric eyes, instead of the traditionally biased androcentric view. Dr. Heflin pinpoints when and how humanity must have verified that males have a biological role in procreation, after which males made themselves transcendent in religion and society, even elevating themselves to god-kings, giving rise to full on patriarchies. She reinterprets The Iliad and other epic ancient stories to demonstrate how humanity was originally gynocentric (female-oriented) before we were forced to become androcentric (male-oriented), illustrating with specific examples how positive ancient religious roles for women became things associated with evil in order to allow men to paint themselves as spiritually superior to women, making us believe religion demanded women (and all things feminine) submit to male "superiority."