Portraits in G Minor

Reveling in the mystic wonders that can emerge even from “the palm of a corporate boss,” the poems of Paco Márquez “splash the sky wide,” exposing the magic in the quotidian — the “unnoticed silhouettes / imprinted in the grass.” In the tender violence of these portraits, “that which spoke the rose into being” also hums through daily life, holding a man’s hand, looking him in the eye, and saying, “the kitchen window is open.”

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Gisela: Princess, Empress, Abbess, Saint

From fragments of history, Marcus Speh captures the mysterious spiritual journey of a woman who lived when only men’s lives were recorded: Gisela, a Bavarian princess married off to be the first queen of Hungary, then a prisoner, then an abbess and — some eight centuries later — a saint.

Water Ways

Folded Word announces the release of its second 2017 title, WATER WAYS, a collection of poems by William O’Daly with essays and photographs by JS Graustein.

Now Available: A YEAR UNFOLDING

A Year Unfolding is a haiku collection by Debbie Strange that celebrates the changing seasons in Canada, with each poem written in Carolingian hand by JS Graustein before digitizing.