by Charlene Fix — An extraordinary exploration of human and animal communication, and the worlds we share. Sweet and searing poems of a beloved dog, complemented by Susan Josephson’s artful illustrations.
Verse translation by Michael Barich — This 1st-century AD Latin version of the earlier Greek epic features exotic lands, wondrous monsters and a sea voyage over swells of young love. Valerius Flaccus lent sharp Roman refinements and erotic passion to the tale, which are skillfully sustained in this careful and appealing modern translation in English verse.
by Fred Andrle — An extended set of passionate poems from a beloved central Ohio NPR host and commentator, with a CD of selected readings. “These poems tell of mystical meanings hiding in ordinary life,” wrote Thomas Moore, author of Care of the Soul. Well-known Columbus poet Charlene Fix, author of Flowering Bruno: A Dography from this press, who teaches at Columbus College of Art & Design and is a longtime collaborator with Andrle in the House of Toast poetry series, wrote “Fred Andrle is an heir of Walt Whitman… the vision is soaring, inclusive, exuberant.”
by Laura McCullough — A zesty collection of poems from the poet who brought us The Dancing Bear and Speech Acts, What Men Want is, according to Kurt Brown, “poems of formal grace and searching intelligence.” Reviewer Denise Duhamel wrote, “McCullough elbows Sigmund Freud and winks. This is a book of audacious love poems, gutsy pronouncements [and] unabashed desire. McCullough is a bombshell dropping bombshells.”