poems by Jeanine Stevens
70 pages, 5×7 paperback

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  • ISBN 978-1-61019-246-0 Sustainable Edition: print $16
    limited to 100 copies, numbered
    grey-blue endsheets (from French Paper Company’s recycled Construction line)
    available to pre-order at the bottom of this page
    launches 25 June 2019
  • ISBN 978-1-61019-119-7 Global Edition: print $12
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    launches 3 September 2019

On this pilgrimage through frozen vineyards and shadowed chapels to cross borders that never were, on this trek among all we have discarded and forgotten — a pot with one handle missing, a ladder with splintered rungs — we walk past whispers of strange flowers, only to find thorn trees that “twist and hover.” And yet, as we wade along the shrinking shoreline, the sun “glosses over the mountains.” And looking toward silver spires as evening comes, we find ourselves “unhinged by stars.” Jeanine Stevens’ Citadels is a luminous read.


Portrait by Greg Chalpin

Jeanine Stevens is the author of Limberlost and Inheritor (Future Cycle Press), and Sailing on Milkweed (Cherry Grove Collections). Brief Immensity recently won the Finishing Line Press Open Chapbook Award. Other prizes include the MacGuffin Poet Hunt, the Stockton Arts Commission Award, the Ekphrasis Prize, Mendocino Coast Writer’s Conference Award, and WOMR Cape Cod Community Radio National Poetry Award. She was one of two finalists for the William Stafford Award. Poems have appeared in the Curator, Evansville Review, North Dakota Quarterly, Chiron Review, Forge, Pearl, Stoneboat, Connecticut River Review, Provincetown Magazine and Rosebud.

Jeanine recently received her sixth Pushcart Nomination. She is a member of the Community of Writers at Squaw Valley and has worked with Sharon Olds, Forrest Gander, Robert Haas and Brenda Hillman. She studied poetry at U.C. Davis and California State University, Sacramento, and has graduate degrees in Anthropology and Education. Jeanine also enjoys collage, and her work has been exhibited at Red Dot Gallery, Dada Gallery, and Sparrow Gallery. Jeanine is Professor Emeritus at American River College, having taught for thirty-two years in Anthropology, Psychology and Women’s Studies. Raised in Indiana, she now divides her time between Sacramento and Lake Tahoe, California.

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