Goodbye, Ice: Arctic Poems by Lawrence Millman
Unlike most books of poems nowadays, Goodbye, Ice by Lawrence Millman has a strong ecological bias. The book offers a window on the natural world of the Arctic and its tradition-bound indigenous people. Climate change, inevitably, raises its ugly head in many of the poems, but the book itself is a lament not just for the loss of ice, but for the loss of the Arctic itself.
The Wheel: Poems by Jordan Jones
“With The Wheel, Jordan Jones demonstrates that the best poetry is an engaged and active response to the world around us. His cycles of poems range from the sublimely philosophical to the deeply personal, to the scorchingly political. In a time of poetic mumbles and whispers, Jones stands up and shouts.”
— Greg Boyd, author of The Nambuli Papers
Green Leaves: Selected & New Poems by Eric Paul Shaffer
Green Leaves: Selected & New Poems collects work from Eric Paul Shaffer’s seven volumes and thirty-five years of publication. On voyages around the Pacific Rim, from California to Okinawa to Hawai‘i, Shaffer’s sharp eye for accurate and natural detail delights and illuminates. A charter member of the “Clear Pool School,” Shaffer writes direct, profound, and often funny poems celebrating the American vernacular and encouraging a broader sense of the human, ecological, and planetary.
A Million-Dollar Bill: Poems by Eric Paul Shaffer
“The poems in A Million-Dollar Bill represent Shaffer’s thoughtful presence in the world at his (and our) big-hearted best. His poems are full of stories in small frames, always sharply said, never sentimental, relentlessly true, sensuously rich, always welcoming us in.
— J. D. Whitney, author of Grandmother Says