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Posted on May 28, 2009

Lewis Cardinal's First Winter coverLewis Cardinal's First Winter

Children's fiction by Amy Crane Johnson

Raven Tree Press, June 2009

ISBN-10: 1934960608

ISBN-13: 978-1934960608

Hardcover: 32pp; $16.95

From jacket flap: Lewis Cardinal is confused as he watches his woodland friends prepare for winter. The robins are leaving. Cinnamon Bear is settling in for a long nap. Even the fish are acting oddly. Should Lewis stay or go?


Field Guide to Writing Flash Fiction coverField Guide to Writing Flash Fiction

Tips from Editors, Teachers and Writers in the Field

Edited by Tara L. Masih

Rose Metal Press, May 2009

ISBN-10: 0978984862

ISBN-13: 978-0978984861

Paperback: 209pp; $15.95

From back cover: The Rose Metal Press Field Guide to Writing Flash Fiction meets the growing need for a concise yet creative exploration of the re-emerging genre popularly known as flash fiction.


Great with Child coverGreat with Child

On Becoming a Mother

Memoir by Debra Rienstra

WordFarm Press, April 2008

ISBN-10: 1602260036

ISBN-13: 978-1602260030

Paperback: 298pp; $18.00

From website: Debra Rienstra's meditative account of her third pregnancy and her son's first year was originally published in 2002 by Tarcher/Putnam. Out of print since 2005, it's back again in a paperback edition from WordFarm!


Future Missionaries of America coverFuture Missionaries of America

Stories by Matthew Vollmer

MacAdam/Cage, February 2009

ISBN-10: 1596923121

ISBN-13: 978-1596923126

Hardcover: 250pp; $24.00

From jacket flap: The [. . .] odd characters of [. . .] Future Missionaries of America, take us on a tour around the fringe of normalcy, where people are overwhelmed by wants and desires and driven by the absurdity of being alive.


Trust coverTrust

Poetry by Liz Waldner

CSU Poetry Center, March 2009

ISBN-10: 1880834847

ISBN-13: 978-1880834848

Paperback: 69pp; $15.95

From back cover: Our senses entrust to us the world that the heart minds, and so gives us a point of view, the "sight we hop to see through (to) / Always." [ . . ] Each of these poems, written between the early eighties and mid-nineties, serves as a trust for the mending of that sense of separateness.


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May 28, 2009



The Brother Swimming Beneath Me, Brent Goodman (Black Lawrence Press) 

The Clock of the Long Now, Marion Boyer (Mayapple Press) 

Delta Blues, Skip Fox (ahadada) 

Dick of the Dead, Rachel Loden (Ahsahta Press) 

Fault, Katharine Coles (Red Hen Press)

Horse Dance Underwater, Helena Mesa (CSU Poetry Center) 

The Hunger Season, William Taylor Jr. (sunnyoutside) 

Hunting and Pecking, Rich Murphy (ahadada) 

Oulipoems 2, Philip Terry (ahadada) 

Pale Leaf Floating, Gaye Gambell-Peterson (Cherry Pie Press) 

Perfect Hurt, Bradford Gray Telford (Waywiser Press) 

Poor Manners, Adam Halbur (ahadada) 

Self-Portrait with Crayon, Allison Benis White (CSU Poetry Center) 

Slamming Open the Door, Kathleen Sheeder Bonanno (alice james books) 

Stupid Hope, Jason Shindler (Graywolf Press) 

Trust, Liz Waldner (CSU Poetry Center) 



Crossings, Leonard Chang (Black Heron Press) 

The Father and the Foreigner, Giancarlo De Cataldo (Europa Editions) 

Future Missionaries of America, Matthew Vollmer (MacAdam/Cage) 

Gourmet Rhapsody, Muriel Barbery (Europa Editions)

How the Indians Buried Their Dead, Hilary Masters (SMU Press) 

One of these Things is not like the Others, Stephanie Johnson (Keyhole Press)

Said and Done, James Morrison (Black Lawrence Press) 

There’s Something Wrong with Sven, Greg Gerke (BlazeVOX)



Beautiful Moon, Dawn Jeffers (Raven Tree Press) 

The EGGbees, Olivia Echeverria-Bis (Piñata Books) 

I Wish I was Tall like Willie, Kathryn Heling, Deborah Hembrook (Raven Tree Press) 

Lewis Cardinal’s First Winter, Amy Crane Johnson (Raven Tree Press) 

Sunflowers, Gwendolyn Zepeda (Piñata Books) 

The Triple Banana Split Boy, Lucha Corpi (Piñata Books) 

A Walk with Grandpa, Sharon K. Solomon (Raven Tree Press) 

Zulema and the Witch Owl, Xavier Garza (Piñata Books) 



The Box from Braunau: In Search of My Father’s War, Jan Elvin (AMACOM) 

Chicle: The Chewing Gum of the Americas, From the Ancient Maya to William Wrigley, Jennifer Matthews (University of Arizona Press)

Great with Child: On Becoming a Mother, Debra Rienstra (WordFarm)

Field Guide to Writing Flash Fiction, Ed. Tara L. Masih (Rose Metal Press)

No Self, No Problem, Anam Thubten (Snow Lion)

The Program Era: Postwar Fiction and the Rise of Creative Writing, Mark McGurl (Harvard University Press) 

Stand by Her: ABreast-Cancer Guide for Men, John Anderson (AMACOM)



The Workplace Anthology, Ed. Dennis Kaplan, Sharon Chelton (