by Ed. Catherine Paul and Justin Kishbaugh
Appetites, a startling collection full of poems that chart desire through an abandoned couch transformed into redeeming ecstasy, . . .
Larry Gray's Bayou Coeur is the thing that readers hunger for, storytelling that lights up the mind like a movie screen and gives a strong sense of place woven from authentic detail-writing that flows like the currents of the heart.
The most compelling dilemma one faces in reading William Ramsey's Dilemmas is whether to linger on one poem, wringing all the pleasure possible from a single piece, or to hurry on in an effort to absorb the cumulative effect of the entire volume.
While Epic Peters: Pullman Porter covers well the black porter of the 1920s, Cohen conveys an intimate knowledge of passenger service on the busy main line of the Southern Railway between Birmingham, Atlanta, Charlotte, Washington, and New York City.
Eye of the World is the sixth installment in a series of poetry collections Ronald Moran has published with CUDP. The series also includes
Saying These Things (2004)
- The Blurring of Time (2007)
- Waiting (2009)
- The Jane Poems (2011)
- The Tree in the Mind: Poems (2014)
"Girls Like You is a masterful collection - at turns haunting, hilarious and heartbreaking. Douaihy pulls off a magic trick: by focusing our attention to deeply intimate moments and memories, her gorgeously wrought poems conjure the epic."
Kathryn Kirkpatrick’s tour de force, Her Small Hands Were Not Beautiful, proves once and for all that the scholar's detective work can serve the poet's task.
"Siedlarz's debut collection of poems about her brother's life as a soldier in Afghanistan shimmers like the heat over desert sand where civilians and soldiers alike are caught and often destroyed by powers that cannot be controlled."
“Let Us Imagine Her Name is as remarkable as any book I’ve read in a long time: a memoir of a life that began with a huge strike against it, by a woman trying on identities to find one that best fits. Sue Walker’s writing sparkles. The whole book is an amazing tour de force certain to fascinate and regale.”
by Gary Allen
This book mirrors the narrative possibilities of fabric that is both luxury and utility, Scranton Lace occupies the space between the real and imagined. By Margot Douaihy with illustrations by Bri Hermanson.
"Scott Owens and Priscilla Campbell create characters by reading our souls, create scenes by framing the pictures that live in our memories. . ."
John Sexton has everything: wealth, the privileges of British society, and a Curse that kills the men of his family. . .
The Blurring of Time is the fourth installment in a series of poetry collections Ronald Moran has published with CUDP.
Moran's wife, Jane, passed away in 2009, and The Jane Poems captures, in a poetry that is sometimes wry, sometimes deeply poignant, their difficult final years together and Moran's struggle to cope with her death.
Ultimately, this book about love and loss becomes a celebration and an expression of gratitude. No more stirring tribute to the power of another in our life, to a relationship, to love, has been written.
Travelers' Rest is a family epic, but it is also an American epic, carrying a message that can also be found in Ben Robertson's other, more famous works, Red Hills and Cotton and I Saw England (his first-hand account of the Battle of Britain). Thoughts of the Republic's founding and American values were very much on Robertson's mind. . .
“Bodiless, like wisps of smoke on windless days / they rose,” begins one poem in Ronald Moran’s latest collection. . ."
Women Against Tyranny: Poems of Resistance during the Holocaust tells the forgotten stories of women, from a variety of cultural and religious backgrounds, who resisted throughout Europe during World War II.