Shifting Light

 

Shifting Light

i Apr 25th No Comments by

Hannah Mahoney

These skillfully crafted haiku are the product of sensitive observation of nature and of human relationships. Each poem is the distillation of a moment of sharp perception and is presented in a way that is suggestive rather than telling. On the whole, this collection reads as a meditation on what is most meaningful in life. Many of these poems will linger in your mind long after you close the pages of this book.

ISBN #978-1-7363467-6-1
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Miles Deep In A Drum Solo

i Apr 25th No Comments by

Cherie Hunter Day

A stunning collection that presents an expansive view of the haiku form. With subject matter ranging from natural images of redwoods and patterns of sand on the beach to bank balances, privacy settings, and unused data, these poems challenge the reader to ponder complex images and make intuitive rather than logical connections between them.
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In Your Absence

i Nov 4th No Comments by

Lindsay Young

In Your Absence is a haunting and beautiful exploration of grief.
In these meditative poems, Young honors the life and legacy of her mother.

In Your Absence is the winner of the Backbone Press Chapbook Contest.

ISBN: 978-1-7363467-2-3
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Madhouse / Gladhouse

i Nov 4th No Comments by

Theo Triplett

With a bold pen and vivid images, Theo Triplett explores place, Black spaces, emotional vulnerabilities, and gender in their debut chapbook Madhouse/Gladhouse.

ISBN: 978-1-7363467-4-7
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Who All Gon’ Be There?

i Nov 4th No Comments by

Danielle P. Williams

With nods to poetic legends like Amiri Baraka and Lucille Clifton, Who All Gon’ Be There? tackles Blackness and womanhood with a commanding, often searing voice.

ISBN: 978-1-7363467-3-0
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my hands full of light

i Mar 17th No Comments by

Gideon Young

The poems in Gideon Young’s debut collection my hands full of light showcase grace and honesty that compel the reader to keep reading.

ISBN: #978-1-7363467-1-6
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Professional Happiness

i Mar 17th No Comments by

Allison Joseph

ISBN: #978-1-7363467-0-9
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Year Forever In My Veins

i Nov 20th No Comments by

Faith Holsaert

Year Forever In My Veins is the compelling, first-person poetic testimony of a student activist (SNCC) working to dismantle segregation in the 1960s.  “The fearless and selfless voice of a young civil rights worker during a dangerous and violent era.”

ISBN #978-0-9994659-9-8
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Corner Shrine

i Nov 20th No Comments by

Chloe Martinez

Attuned to both the insights and the limits of visitation, the poems inside Corner Shrine are ripe with scene and sense as they contemplate the wonders of arrival alongside the worries of transience.

ISBN #978-0-9994659-8-1
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Winner of the Backbone Press Chapbook Contest!

The Years That Went Missing

i Aug 5th No Comments by

Susan Antolin

In The Years That Went Missing, Susan Antolin digs deeply into herself and her experience to carry readers through life’s seasons. Each poem contributes its own narrative tension as the book explores an undercurrent of medical and personal challenges — years that seemingly interrupted a professional career.

ISBN # 978-0-9994659-5-0
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Winner of the Backbone Press Haiku Chapbook Contest

The poems are consistently engaging while being honest and forthright, reaching, at last, for a reset button. We may be relieved to be done with the missing years, but value them also.

This One Life

i Aug 5th No Comments by

Renée Owen

In This One Life, Renée Owen offers four courses of poems that mark life’s ups and downs. The poet employs a palette of word spices to flavor a sometimes challenging poetic meal, ranging from celebrations of nature to the devastation of the California wild fires—but ending with hope.”

ISBN #978-0-9994659-7-4
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American Herstory

i Aug 5th No Comments by

celeste doaks

A collection of brilliant poems that speak to and about former First Lady Michelle Obama. Spanning themes of family, art, gardening, and race, they are as lighthearted as they are heavy. American Herstory is the winner of the inaugural Backbone Press Chapbook Award.

ISBN #978-0-9994659-6-7
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Quilts

i Oct 25th No Comments by

Nikki Giovanni

“Quilts” is printed with permission of the author.

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Dividing

i Oct 25th No Comments by

Naoko Fujimoto

“Dividing” was first published in Tupelo Quarterly.

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Ode to the Barbershop

i Oct 25th No Comments by

Malcolm Friend

“Ode to the Barbershop” was the winner of the 2016 Lucille Clifton Poetry Prize.

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Sleep Cycle

i Oct 25th No Comments by

Kassidi Jones

“Sleep Cycle” was the first runner-up for the 2018 Lucille Clifton Poetry Prize.

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Between the Shadow & The Soul

i Oct 2nd No Comments by

Mariam Gomaa

Gomaa’s first chapbook of poetry is elegant yet visceral, a quiet punch. It serves as a map to define womanhood, precisely Muslim womanhood.

ISBN: 978-0-9994659-4-3
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Present Values

José Edmundo Ocampo Reyes

To confront the moral errors of what is perceived honestly, but is also beloved, respected, and deservedly admired! Present Values is a brave book, as well as an intelligent and beautiful one. I suspect that few people could have written it.

ISBN: 978-0-9994659-3-6
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Mother Said, I Want Your Pain

i May 29th No Comments by

Naoko Fujimoto

In Naoko Fujimoto’s “Mother Said, I Want Your Pain”, there are rooms without doors nor windows. Time becomes ecstatic and intimate. The reader walks into these rooms allured by the unadorned but skillful language, the spectral beauty of the imagery and the haunting narrative of emptiness.

ISBN: 978-0-9915514-9-1
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The Riddle of Longing

i Nov 3rd No Comments by

Faisal Mohyuddin

In form and free verse, Faisal Mohyuddin delivers truth on behalf of the displaced. In The Riddle of Longing polished and powerfully controlled poems make you want to scream in frustration at the unjust world, but they also enlighten us.

ISBN: 978-0-9994659-0-5
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