by Jessica Goody
Highly observant and deeply moving, the poems in this collection from award-winning poet Jessica Goody utilize themes of difference and affinity to open vistas into the nature of reality. Whether describing the confines of an iron lung or the liberty of the open sea, her nuanced language delivers unforgettable images of a world that holds more questions than answers. There is pain here, and loss, but also joy and freedom in which the fetters of physicality become the means to explore what it means to be fully human.
In this memoir in poetry, noted playwright Jan Henson Dow presents one woman’s sensitive and passionate journey from a carefree youth growing up in the Kentucky Bluegrass region through marriage, family, divorce, loss, and the renewal of love. Searching for the perfect title, Dow remembered the story of the Chinese sage Lao Tzu. Arriving at the Han-ku Pass, he was recognized by the gatekeeper who asked him to record the essence of his teaching. When the Tao Te Ching was completed, Lao Tzu walked through the gate and vanished into history.
Before disappearing into the jungles of the Amazon Basin in 1986, Bartholo Dias was a very special contributor to the poetry scene in Houston, Texas, and touched the lives of a number of local writers. The Abbey Stone is the sole document that Dias left behind. (24 pages/204k: formatted for looseleaf binding)
Poems from the award-winning editor of Phosphene and Dialog, the first independent literary magazines published in Houston, Texas. The poems range from examinations of the stultifying consequences of conformity to attempts to penetrate the veil of reality to discover hidden meaning that might help us make sense of an often senseless world.
The Trip Out is the second collection of poetry from the editor and publisher of Phosphene and Dialog, the first independent literary magazines published in Houston, Texas. Philosophical in tone, the poems often play off the Texas landscape and suggest that something of greater significance lives within the fabric of the conventional reality.
Travel in unexpected ways to different views and perspectives in a new collection of poetry by the author of City of Dreams and The Trip Out.
Networks, the fourth collection of poetry from Christopher Dow, reveals a new poetic voice that penetrates to the heart of a dystopian society.
The fifth collection of poetry from Christopher Dow.
Drawn from Christopher Dow’s first four volumes of poetry, Puzzle Pieces reflects the diversity of his work over the span of forty years and presents some of his strongest work under one cover. Ranging from the philosophical to the spiritual to the personal and heartfelt, his poems explore his interest in worldly concerns juxtaposed against a background of metaphysical considerations.
Edited by Christopher Dow
Phosphene (1978–79) was the first independent, general distribution literary magazine published in Houston, Texas. Featuring poetry, short fiction, and essays, it provided an outlet for talented writers from the city, state, and, occasionally, other regions. This collection presents some of Phosphene’s best pieces and is a must for those interested in Texas literature from the period. (PDF: 188 pages/656k: formatted for loose-leaf binding)
Featuring work by:
Lazaro Aleman, Judson Crews, Earl L. Dachslager, Robert Dante, Christopher Dow, Jan Henson Dow, Gene Fowler, Archibald Henderson, Pat McCulloch, Robin McQuorquodale, Kathryn Stewart McDonald, Harryette Mullen, Marsha Lee Recknagel, Barbara Winder, Christopher Woods, and others
Edited by Christopher Dow
Dialog (1983–84) was the second independent, general distribution literary magazine published in Houston, Texas. With a bimonthly press run of 10,000, it featured poetry, short fiction, essays, and interviews with important regional and national writers. This collection presents some of Dialog’s best pieces and is a must for those interested in Texas literature from the period. (PDF: 195 pages/688k: formatted for loose-leaf binding)
Featuring work by:
James Bettison, Richard M. Bolling, Robert Dante, Christopher Dow, Marie Dybala, Lionel Garcia, Enid Jimenez, Phillip Lopate, Elizabeth McBride, Robin McQuorquodale, Vassar Miller, Harryette Mullen, Marie Ponsot, Pattiann Rogers, Christopher Woods, and others
Lionel Garcia, Leon Hale, Phillip Lopate, Cynthia Macdonald, Michael McClure, and Marie Ponsot