Catching Light

Collected Poems of Joanna McClure

Written by Joanna McClure, Foreword by Michael McClure, Introduction by Christopher Wagstaff
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Joanna McClure's poems reveal the story of a central woman writer of the San Francisco Beat generation counterculture. Married to Beat poet Michael McClure soon after she arrived in San Francisco in 1954, Joanna McClure became a significant figure in the Beat poetry scene.

Growing up on a ranch in the...

A Poet's Mind

Collected Interviews with Robert Duncan, 1960-1985

Edited by Christopher Wagstaff, Contribution by Robert Duncan, Foreword by Gerrit Lansing
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Robert Duncan (1919-1988), one of the major postwar American poets, was an adulated figure among his contemporaries, including Robert Creeley, Charles Olson, and Denise Levertov. Lawrence Ferlinghetti remarked that Duncan "had the best ear this side of Dante." His stature is increasingly recognized as comparable to that of Ezra Pound, William...

Exit Laughing

How Humor Takes the Sting Out of Death

Edited by Victoria Zackheim
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There’s nothing funny about dying … or is there? Malachy McCourt, Jacquelyn Mitchard, and 22 more share hilarious and moving stories of confronting death. Exit Laughing makes death more approachable as it reveals the funny side of “passing on.” As painful as it is to lose a loved one, Exit Laughing shows...

Collected Poems of Lenore Kandel

Written by Lenore Kandel, Preface by Diane di Prima
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Jack Kerouac immortalized her in his novel Big Sur. A student of Zen, she hung out with Gary Snyder and Allen Ginsberg and was a speaker at San Francisco’s Human Be-In. But Lenore Kandel was no muse or hanger-on; she was a brilliant lyric poet, often unabashedly erotic, and that’s where...

Astride a Pink Horse

Written by Robert Greer
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The Cold War ended years ago, or did it? For Thurmond Giles, a decorated African American Air Force veteran found naked, dead, and dangling by his ankles inside a deactivated minuteman missile silo in desolate southeastern Wyoming, the answer is no. The labyrinthine investigation that follows his death—led by former fighter...

Wondrous Child

The Joys and Challenges of Grandparenting

Edited by Lindy Hough, Foreword by Jane Isay
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A Santa Cruz postpartum doula, a New Hampshire flute-maker, a Zen teacher, a dance therapist, a Sri Lankan film director—these are a few of the grandparents who share their stories in this bracing collection. The essays cover a wide range of experiences as they examine the marrow of this often undervalued...

The Reincarnation of Peter Proud

Written by Max Ehrlich
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Dr. Peter Proud’s ordinary life as a professor in California is threatened by recurrent dreams that all end the same: with his murder in a lake at night by a mysterious woman named Marcia. These dreams—which he comes to believe may be flashbacks from a previous life—become so disturbing that he...

Sunbeams, Revised Edition

A Book of Quotations

Edited by Sy Safransky
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The only thing that makes life possible is permanent, intolerable uncertainty: not knowing what comes next” (Ursula K. Le Guin). “Life must be lived forwards, but can only be understood backwards” (Søren Kierkegaard). “When they tell you to grow up, they mean stop growing” (Tom Robbins). If brevity is the soul...

The Seasons of the Soul

The Poetic Guidance and Spiritual Wisdom of Herman Hesse

Written by Hermann Hesse, Translated by Ludwig Max Fischer, Ph.D., Foreword by Andrew Harvey
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Vowing at an early age “to be a poet or nothing at all,” Hermann Hesse rebelled against formal education, focusing on a rigorous program of independent study that included literature, philosophy, art, and history. One result of these efforts was a series of novels that became counterculture bibles that remain widely...

Fathomless Heart

The Spiritual and Philosophical Reflections of an English Poet-Sage

Written by Lewis Thompson, Edited by Richard Lannoy, Foreword by William Stranger, Introduction by Richard Lannoy
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Lewis Thompson (1909–1949) was primarily a poet, a man of letters influenced by Eastern spiritualism and the poets Rimbaud and Rilke. As Richard Lannoy, the editor of Fathomless Heart, writes, Thompson, who rejected traditional literature after experiencing a spiritual crisis as a teenager, wrote “solely as a form of spiritual exercise...

The Mornith War

Written by Patrick Doud
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Though The Mornith War picks up three years and many adventures after the events in The Hunt for the Eye of Ogin, Patrick Doud's latest book stands alone as a gripping epic fantasy novel. Elwood Pitch and his companions are charged with a task just beyond Winnitok’s northern edge. The land’s immortal...

Fool's Republic

A Novel

Written by Gordon W. Dale
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Citizens’ stories of state abuse, from secret wiretapping to unjust imprisonment and worse, make headlines daily. In the hands of novelist Gordon W. Dale, they drive a masterful political thriller. As Fool’s Republic opens, Simon Wyley floats in a tiny all-white cell. A short-order cook with a genius-level IQ, Wyley has...

Paper Lanterns

More Quotations from the Back Pages of The Sun

Edited by Sy Safransky, Tim McKee and Andrew Snee
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Spanning regions, eras, religions, and philosophies, Paper Lanterns is a thoughtful collection of quotations that have appeared in The Sun magazine, which boasts a loyal readership of 70,000 people. With quotes by writers, artists, mystics, humorists, philosophers, and others, the book takes readers on a journey through innocence and experience, love...

Wild Horses, Wild Dreams

New and Selected Poems 1971-2010

Written by Lindy Hough
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Wild Horses, Wild Dreams follows a trajectory from the early seventies to the present, giving a generous overview of Lindy Hough’s intellectual world and emotionally evocative language. The book samples poems from previously published books along with new poems. Selections from Changing Woman, Psyche, The Sun in Cancer, and Outlands &...

First of State

Written by Robert Greer
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Robert Greer’s latest novel—a prequel to his CJ Floyd mystery series—takes readers back in time to a very young CJ Floyd. It’s 1972, and the 22-year-old decorated war vet has recently returned to Denver from Vietnam with post-traumatic stress disorder. Navigating depression, he finds a friend in World War II vet...

The Laws of Nature

Excerpts from the Writings of Ralph Waldo Emerson

Written by Ralph Waldo Emerson, Edited by Walt McLaughlin
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Though written in the mid-nineteenth century, Ralph Waldo Emerson’s work, particularly his nature writing, speaks to contemporary sensibilities. The uniquely American, nature-based philosophy commonly attributed to Thoreau was first presented to the world by Emerson in his slender volume Nature and later developed by both men, each with his own distinct...

Earth, My Likeness

Nature Poetry of Walt Whitman

Written by Walt Whitman, Edited by Howard Nelson, Introduction by Howard Nelson
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While Walt Whitman is best known as America’s first great urban poet, he was also a gifted nature poet, as the selections in this book show. Here his celebration of the “body electric” from Leaves of Grass expands into a celebration of an equally electrifying nature as he memorializes the seashore...

The Great Bay

Chronicles of the Collapse

Written by Dale Pendell
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***WINNER, Best Science Fiction, 2010 Green Book Festival

Based in scientific reality, Dale Pendell presents a powerful fictional vision of a fast-approaching future in which sea levels rise and a decimated population must find new ways to live. The Great Bay begins in 2021 with a worldwide pandemic followed by the...

Thoreau and the Art of Life

Reflections on Nature and the Mystery of Existence

Written by Henry David Thoreau, Edited by Roderick MacIver, Illustrated by Roderick MacIver
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Featuring nearly 100 luminous watercolor illustrations, Thoreau and the Art of Life collects eloquent passages from the writings of the seminal author and philosopher. Drawn mainly from his journals, the short excerpts provide fascinating insight into his thought processes by presenting his raw, unedited feelings about the things that meant the...

The Hunt for the Eye of Ogin

Written by Patrick Doud
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Elwood Pitch is only thirteen years old when he is carried away to the land of Winnitok, in the otherworld of Ehm. Desperate to find a way back home to his family, Elwood's one hope is Granashon, the land's immortal protector. But Granashon is missing, and her power that protects Winnitok...

The Hunt for The Eye of Ogin

Written by Patrick Doud
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Elwood Pitch is only thirteen years old when he is carried away to the land of Winnitok, in the otherworld of Ehm. Desperate to find a way back home to his family, Elwood's one hope is Granashon, the land's immortal protector. But Granashon is missing, and her power that protects Winnitok...

The Intent On

Collected Poems, 1962-2006

Written by Kenneth Irby, Edited by Kyle Waugh and Cyrus Console
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***Winner of Poetry Society of America's 2010 Shelley Memorial Award

Kenneth Irby has practiced his craft at the center of the American poetry scene for decades, yet is little known to the mainstream. An associate of the legendary Black Mountain poets as well as of the celebrated seventies L=A=N=G=U=A=G=E group of...

Meditations on Nature, Meditations on Silence

Edited by Roderick MacIver
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Meditations on Nature, Meditations on Silence is a collection of hundreds of quotes on the beauty and mystery of the natural world by writers and thinkers, including Aldo Leopold, Rachel Carson, Edward Abbey, Rainer Maria Rilke, Henry David Thoreau, Louise Dickinson Rich, and Lewis Thomas.

Through their inspirational poetry and other writings...

Slow Sculpture

Volume XII: The Complete Stories of Theodore Sturgeon

Written by Theodore Sturgeon, Afterword by Spider Robinson, Edited by Noel Sturgeon, Foreword by Connie Willis
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Theodore Sturgeon was a model for his friend Kurt Vonnegut’s legendary character Kilgore Trout, and his work was an acknowledged influence on important younger writers from Harlan Ellison and Robert Silverberg to Stephen King and Octavia Butler. His work has long been deeply appreciated for its sardonic sensibility, dazzling wordplay, conceptual...

Heavenly Tree, Northern Earth

Written by Gerrit Lansing
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This is the inaugural volume of a new series of literary hardcovers from North Atlantic Books. This series will collect the important work of writers who have served as major influences upon and contributors to the cultural and psychic milieu from which North Atlantic evolved.

A distinguished figure of American letters, whose...

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