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Barnes, Barry We Sleep In a Burning House: Poems $12. Lawrence musician and performance poet’s critique of African American experience
Caraza, Xánath Conjuro (English, Spanish, Nahuatl), poems $18. Trilingual, award winning book of a Nahuatl-Mexican writer, from Aztec heritage to urban and global settings. Translated by Sandra Kingery.
Caraza, Xánath Silabas de viento / Syllables of Wind (English and Spanish), poems $18. Trans. Sandra Kingery. Introducción by Carlos J. Aldazábal. Caraza’s second full-length collection of verse establishes her as a premiere author of both Spanish and English verse. A native of Xalapa and resident of Kansas City, Caraza gives testimony to the powerful transformative experience of global identity.
Day, Robert P. Talk to Strangers and Stop on By: Essays on William Stafford and Other Folk of the American High Plains. Introduction by Scott Bontz. 44 pages. $8.00. ISBN 978-1-939301-87-1. Supported by a grant from The Land Institute. 8 essays from TLI’s Prairie Writers Circle.
Dotson, Carrie Memories of 1930s Kansas, prose $5, chapbook of 1930s-1940s Great Plains Kansas scenes.
Field, Greg Black Heart: Poems, $15. Musical, heart-rending lyrics by a Potawatomi mixed-heritage jazz drummer. Field is multi-talented, a poet’s poet and a musician’s musician.
Glancy, Diane *Now It Is Snowing Inside a Psalm, prose $12. Award-winning writer’s reflections on the meanings of the Psalms.
Glancy, Diane Stories of the Driven World: Poems $14. Award-winning writer’s extended critique of ethnologists’ use of Native soft and hard cultures.
Glancy, Diane It Was Then: Diagram of the Elemental, poems $12. Award-winning writer and filmmaker’s Kansas City and area memories of poverty, stockyards, Cherokee father, survival.
Goldberg, Caryn Mirriam Landed: Poems, $12. Collection of inspired verse by 3rd Ks. Poet Laureate
Goldberg, Caryn Mirriam, ed. To the Stars: A Ks. Renga in 150 Voices, $18. Poet laureate project includes nearly 150 poets with ties to Kansas, all poems interlocking in the tradition of a Japanese renga. Kansas Notable Bk.
Hill, DaMaris B. \Vi-ze-bel \ Teks-chers\ (Visible Textures) , poems. $10.00. Chapbook, 24 pages, 2015. 978-1-939301-73-4 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. Cover art and interior illustration by Thomas Pecore Weso
Holden, Jonathan *Glamour, poems $12 . Responses to art, mathematics, news—by 1st poet laureate of Kansas
Lajimodiere, Denise Bitter Tears, $12. chapbook, 36 pp., 2016. Ojibwa writer’s verse about boarding school experiences
Low, Denise, ed. To the Stars: Ks. Poets of the Ad Astra Project, $12. Published with Washburn University’s Center for Kansas Studies and distributed by Mammoth, this is the 2nd Ks. poet laureate project. Ks. Notable Bk.
Meats, Stephen Dark Dove Descending: Parables, Fiction & Poetry $12. Great Plains narratives and memories that could be true.
Meats, Stephen Looking for the Pale Eagle (1993) 2nd ed., 2014, $12. Reprint expands the best-selling original with interviews, more. Lyrical responses to devastatingly beautiful landscape and its inhabiatants.
Milk, Theresa *Haskell Institute: 19th C. Stories of Survival $20. This historic work is a doctoral dissertation for the University of Kansas, by a Lakota writer who is a Haskell alumna.
Myers, Lana Wirt Prairie Rhythms: Life and Poetry of May Williams Ward, biography with poetry $14 This innovative prose book includes Ward’s poetry and etchings as well as careful research. Ward published in Harpers and other national journals, taught workshops, and inspired William Allen White. Ks. Notable Bk
Puckett, Caleb Fate Lines / Desire Lines, poems and prose $15. Puckett designs poetic forms, re-inventing traditional and giving new life to prose poems. He edits Futures Trading and Nimrod International (poetry asst.)
Rieke, Susan Ireland’s Weather, $10. Chapbook of poetry. 978-1-939301-77-2. The poet mixes all the mythic beauty of Ireland with clear-eyed observations. 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.”
Schultz, Elizabeth *White-Skin Deer: Hoopa Stories $12. 1950s era elders’ stories, retold by a first-hand witness.
Sheldon, William Rain Comes Riding: Poems $12. Storyteller relays insights into Great Plains, human nature.
Tambornino, Pamela Dawes *Maggie’s Story: Teachings of a Cherokee Healer $14, hardcover $24. Enrolled Cherokee writers shares humorous and tragic memories from Red Earth country.
Two-Rivers, E. Donald Fat Cats, Powwows: Poems (2003) Rpt. 2nd edition 2009 $12. Poetry with biography, bibliography. Anishinaabe (Ojibwa) activist and writer, his only collection of poetry in print
Wagner, Maryfrances. Dioramas, poetry. $15. 2015 978-1-939301-74-1 Maryfrances Wagner reinvents the process of memory as she guides readers through living tableaux of her past. Her views of Italian American life in the heartland annotates a rich cultural heritage.
Weso, Thomas Pecore *Wisconsin Indigenous News 1865-1930 (Kindle only)$6. Menominee historian collects historic newspaper articles about northeast Wisconsin Menominee, Oneida, and Ojibwa experience. Kindle only.
Weso, Tom & Denise Low Langston Hughes in Lawrence: Photos & Biographical Resources $12, hardcover $22. Publishers of Mammoth project about hometown hero Langston Hughes. 35 photos.