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Born Into Water - John Bennett

Born Into Water

The first major collection of poems by John Bennett in over 30 years. 156 pages.

ISBN: 978-0-9776783-8-9

(Also available in e-book format for $9.00 from Metropolis/Outlaw Poetry. Use the following link and scroll to the bottom of the page for e-book ordering information. http://m-etropolis.com/blog/john-bennett-born-into-water/ )

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The Red Buddha - Maia Penfold

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Maia Penfold is an 82-year-old poet of great stature and scope who has managed to stay below the radar her entire life while creating a vibrant, important body of work--The Red Buddha, her collected poems, is only her second published book, and it is drawing high praise. 169 pages.

"The collected poems of Maia Penfold, long overdue, gives us a poet's life and times, passionate and high-spirited. These poems are full of the spit and dazzle of a life well-lived for over eighty years, told with deep intelligence, craft and humanity."

Judith Roche, author of Wisdom of the Body and recipient of the American Book Award.

"What a joy to discover Maia Penfold. She belongs on the Beatitude rolls. Her poems are a chronicle of the most recent evolution of the ancient counterculture."

Sharon Doubiago, poet, recipient of three Pushcart Prize Awards and the Gloria Steinem Women Writer Award.

"Unlike many of her contemporaries, Maia Penfold does not employ her poems as armatures for hidebound rhetoric or as floorshows for linguistic acrobtics, but cleaves instead to the quotidian mysteries with an unflinching tenaciousness and speaks to us in a straightforward idiom that deftly reveals the extraordinary at the heart of the ordinary."

Mark Terrill, poet & translator. Former student of Paul Bowles.

ISBN: 0-9776783-1-8

(Also available in e-book format for $9.00 from Metropolis/Outlaw Poetry. Use the following link and scroll to the bottom of the page for e-book ordering information. http://m-etropolis.com/blog/maia-penfold-the-red-buddha-hcolom-press/ )

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The Sound of Music - Mark Hartenbach

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Mark Hartenbach loves music, all sorts of music, and one day he got it in his head to play a track off a CD and write down what the music conjured. One track led to another, days bled into weeks, and when the muse finally pulled out, Mark found himself with hundreds of poems, spawned by the music he had been listening to and by the memories that the music conjured--The Sound of Music is a sampling of that marathon undertaking.

In some of these pieces the memories outweigh the music, and the writing is pure poetry; in others the music gets the upper hand, and the reader is treated to a treasure chest of astute observations and behind-the-scenes experience; in all cases The Sound of Music is an excellent and informative read.

Some of the fifty-six artists who inspired these poems: Tom Waits, Townes van Zandt, Johnny Cash, Neil Young, The Rolling Stones, Big Joe Turner, Shostakovich, Hayden, Bartok, Charlie Parker, Thelonious Monk, John Coltrane, Blind Willie Johnson, Sun Ra, and The Who.

ISBN: 0-9776783-1-8
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