Tag archives for 2017 Publications

Ghazal Cosmopolitan

“A marvelous interweaving of poetry, scholarship, literary criticism and memoir…” – Marilyn Hacker

 

“…a gift that enriches our literature…” Eleanor Wilner

 

“”…a celebration of, and a love letter to, the language of the world…” Fady Joudah

 

“…a smorgasbord of aesthetic pleasures viewed through the prism of the majestic Ghazal…” Azra Raza

 

“…a bridge between the eastern and western traditions of literature…” Raza Rumi

 

“I particularly like (her) emphasis on the ghazal’s potential to adapt, and her own ghazals…” Marion Molteno

I Want to Undie You

A ritual of grace and love for what remains in memory after great loss.

 

I Want To Undie You is Jaki Shelton Green’s unflinching cry of sorrow at the untimely death of her daughter Imani; and Jaki’s insistence, through her grief, on the joyful remembrance and celebration of Imani’s life.

 

This book-length poem, interspersed with Barbara Tyroler’s photographic compilations, is printed in a limited edition art gallery version, using 80# gloss interior paper in an 8 by 10 format to better highlight the imagery of the poems and the photos.

In Case of Sudden Free Fall

“Grown-up poems for grown-ups.”

 

— Stuart Friebert

 

“I loved reading In Case of Sudden Free Fall, Deborah Bogen’s beautiful and remarkable oneiric prose poem collection. A delicious gem, it takes the reader on a soulful and transformative journey. Under Bogen’s expert guidance, we travel from enchantment to melancholy, to surprising encounters with literary and artistic figures, to loss and death, and back to wonder. I’ll keep revisiting this collection time and again.”

 

— Hélène Cardona

Ardor

“In Ardor, Tina Kelley crafts nineteen love poems to the world, celebrating the details of the daily—a new garden, town names on an atlas, the sound of swallowing. She pays close attention to language, writing an ode to the preposition “of” and trying to find the word for “the look a woman / gives a man 20 years younger before she realizes she’s / 20 years older.” With tenderness and humor, she remembers pregnant friends, sick friends, quirky godmothers. Something new unfolds in these poems of praise every time one returns to them.”

 

— Zeina Hashem Beck

Duet

Two of our most celebrated poets, Dorianne Laux and Joseph Millar, weave together poems about music in a chapbook that riffs on the theme of the title; the poems move forward on unnumbered pages, two voices singing.
 
Two covers too – so when you order email us to let us know which one you want – the blue, or the red and yellow.

Duet is the ­ first publication by Jacar Press in the Greatest Hits series. This chapbook series was founded by editor Jennifer Bosveld at Pudding House Press nearly two decades ago. It was acquired by Sammy Greenspan of Kattywampus Press in 2010, and will now be published by Jacar Press under the editorship of David Rigsbee.               

 

Gnomon

“After experience is done teaching us just about everything it thinks it needs to teach us, we come back to desire, the one thing worth knowing.  This time around desire shows up as a wild calm, dead center of whatever picture in which we find ourselves.  These marvelous, subtle poems go deep, deep, deep into that wild calm.  So subtle, so moving!  I don’t believe anyone but Cynthia Huntington could have written them.”
— David Rivard