Mammoth author publishes boarding school narrative poetry

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New chapbook from Mammoth, May 1, 2016,

BITTER TEARS, 36 pp., staplebound, $12.00 ISBN 978-1-939301-72-7  POETRY  $12.00  btn_buynow_LGPayPal Click Here or contact  for multiple copies. International postage extra.

Denise Lajimodiere spent years interviewing boarding school survivors for this project of moving verse, Bitter Tears. The poems describe the experiences of children who experienced the wrenching trauma of assimilationist boarding schools. Denise Lajimodiere, an enrolled citizen of the Turtle Mountain Band of Chippewa, is past President of the National Native American Boarding School Healing Coalition (N-NABS-HC) and present board member. Denise works as an Assistant Professor of Educational Leadership at North Dakota State University, Fargo. Her current research agenda includes the history of American Indian boarding schools and also Native female leadership and Horizontal Violence. Her first book of poems is Dragonfly Dance (Michigan State University Press). Denise is also a Birch Bark Biting artist and traditional Jingle Dress dancer.

Full-color cover, After Boarding School: Mourning, is copyrighted by Klamath-Modoc artist Kaila Farrell-Smith, used with permission. It is in the permanent collection of the Portland Art Museum, purchased with funds from the Native American Art Council.

Mammoth publishes Leavenworth poet Susan Rieke

The latest publication is by Susan Rieke’s Ireland’s Weather This fine arts edition, 24 pages and 2 illustrations, mixes all the mythic beauty of Ireland with clear-eyed
IrelandsWthrCvr6.15observations. Contemporary sights mingle with ageless natural wonders. Even a commonplace experience like dawn becomes extraordinary as  the poet notices how “the sun tilts with a side grin.”  Travel with this writerly companion to a landscape populated with robins, crows, bees, and “old demons.” The journey will change everything.  ISBN 978-1-939301-77-2    $10.00

$10.00  btn_buynow_LGonline discount, free domestic shipping. To order multiple copies or for inquires, contact  

Thomas F. Weso, art, “Blue Storm,” private collection, Washington D.C. Published by Mammoth Publications. Order by mail: 1916 Stratford Road, Lawrence, KS 66044.

Susan Rieke, S.C.L. and Ph.D., is a Professor of English, holding the McGilley Chair for Liberal Studies at the University of Saint Mary in Leavenworth, Kansas. She has published two books of poetry, Small Indulgences and From the Tower (with Mary Janet McGilley, S.C.L., and Michael Paul Novak), as well as individual poems in many magazines. She does numerous poetry readings in the greater Kansas City area. Through the Kansas Humanities Council, she has given talks on Emily Dickinson and Walt Whitman and led book discussions in the state of Kansas. She is a native of Jefferson City, Missouri.

New poetry by DaMaris B. Hill, \ Vi-zə-bəl \ \ Teks-chərs \ (Visible Textures), available for order

\ Vi-zə-bəl \ \ Teks-chərs \ (Visible Textures) is a chapbook project of poems that incorporate digital DaMarisCover3.2.15 (3)humanities methods in creative expressions. The poems are inspired by GPS technologies.  The series contrasts details and physical spaces associated with an 1854 Indian Reservation map of Kansas and a 2013 highway map of Kansas. Some poems detail territories allocated to Indigenous American Nations.

 PAYPAL  (click on this link) $9.00 for web discount, single copies (or order multiple times). For larger orders, please contact  and mention this special rate.

Staple-bound paper, 5.5” X 8.5”      Poetry     24 pages     $10.00   ISBN 978-1-939301-73-4  Cover art and interior illustration by Thomas Pecore Weso     April 1, 2015. Free shipping with online orders. 20% discount for orders of 5 or more. Check orders may be sent to 1916 Stratford Rd., Lawrence, KS 66044.

picture-5226-1421957972DaMaris B. Hill has a keen interest in the work of Toni Morrison and theories regarding “rememory” as a philosophy and aesthetic practice. She is inspired by the anxieties of contemporary existence that are further complicated by fears that some linear narratives of history fail to be inclusive, stating “I belong to a generation of people who do not fear death but are afraid that we may be forgotten.”  Currently, Dr. DaMaris B. Hill serves the University of Kentucky as an Assistant Professor of Creative Writing and African American and Africana Studies.

Mammoth is publishing Maryfrances Wagner’s new book DIORAMAS

Mammoth will be publishing Maryfrances Wagner’s book April 1. Watch for more information. dioramas cover_finish_5Pre-orders are available through e-mail, $12@ postpaid. Reviewers interested in advance copies, contact Mammoth directly. Paypal order is available through this link:


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Mammoth Publications is featured press at the Jan. 28 Bottleneck LFK Slam

BarryBarnes.cover.ImageJan. 28, Wed. 7-11 pm at Lawrence’s Bottleneck, the LFK poetry   Poetry SLAM at the Bottleneck 8th & New Hampshire), featuring Mammoth poet Barry Barnes and Mammoth book prizes. All Ages, $5 at the door. Slam competitors sign up at the door. 7-8pm: Open-mic and meet the Mammoth co-publishers Denise Low and Thomas Weso; 8-10pm: LFK SLAM; 10-11pm: Open-mic


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