Watershed

poems by Jean L. French Forthcoming 30 May 2018: ISBN 978-1-61019-233-0 Global Edition: print $12 JEAN L. FRENCH is the daughter of a logger and a poet with the heart of a naturalist. The poems in Watershed reflect the push-pull between her two worlds, simultaneously celebrating and mourning the forces that shape life in the…

Yarrow and Smoke

poems by William O’Daly Forthcoming 5 May 2018: ISBN 978-1-61019-602-4 Sustainable Edition: print $15 Accessible Edition ebook: TBA ISBN 978-1-61019-241-5 Global Edition: print $12 Yarrow and Smoke is William O’Daly’s love song to gray valley and starless river, to the parched land where he has built his life among beached cans and bottles, waiting for…

2018 Spring List

Folded Word is thrilled to announce our forthcoming titles from amazing poets this spring: WATERSHED – poems by Jean L. French, April 2018, ISBN 978-1-61019-233-0. A collection that explores the resilience of forest life through harvest, drought, and fire written by a logger’s daughter with a naturalist’s heart. YARROW AND SMOKE – poems by William…

After Rain

haiku by Gary Schroeder calligraphy by JS Graustein foreword by Joseph Hutchison ISBN 978-1-61019-240-8 Sustainable Edition: print $14 ISBN 978-1-61019-112-8 Global Edition: print $12 Accessible Edition ebook TBA In this collection of 32 haiku presented in the Carolingian hand of JS Graustein, Gary Schroeder celebrates the intimacy of moments. In translating his observations into sensory-rich…

The Magic Rectangle

prose poems by Sandra S. McRae ISBN 978-1-61019-238-5 Sustainable Edition: print $14 sold out Accessible Edition ebook TBA ISBN 978-1-61019-111-1 Global Edition:  print $12 With seeming innocence, Sandra S. McRae asks us to “watch how plastic bags and straw wrappers can get caught in the eddy of a breeze,” but then demands “Justify your life”…

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.”

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.