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Michael Meyerhofer's Chapbook
Winner of Palettes & Quills Second Biennial Chapbook Contest
Michael Meyerhofer’s Pure Elysium is a paradise, a sweet ride through imagination’s wide, un-mown fields. These compact and wildly various poems- funny, serious, personal, global- continually surprise and delight. -- Dorianne Laux
Michael Meyerhofer's poems reside mainly in narrative. But even though they typically begin and operate in story, they often end with an interesting lyric curl, and it is these endings that make me want to go back and reconsider their lineages. Pure Elysium's final poem--a lyric, interestingly, which holds much to admire--declares that "we all carry the gene for greatness." There may indeed be some of that destiny inviting us to peek at its evolution here. —C. J. Sage
If this collection is Pure Elysium, then I never want to be impure again. Give me flappers with a flat tire, make my wallet turn up under a bed skirt, and let me listen to, “the sound of two hands clapping / in the vacuum between stars.” Michael Meyerhofer is the master of the twist, the patron saint of lines embodying equal parts comedy and poignancy. This collection is nothing like the knights who “woke in such a fuss / that they dressed themselves backwards,” and readers will want to wear the opposite of chainmail when reading these poems. In short, Meyerhofer has done it again. We’re lightning-struck, and it is the best kind of blessing. —Mary Biddinger
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Pure Elesium by Michael Meyerhyofer, winner of the Palettes & Quill second international poetry contest judged by award winning poet Dorianne Laux ($10.00).
Poems for an Empty Church, a collection of poems by Tom Holmes, editor of the literary journal Redactions: Poetry and Poetics ($15.00)
If you believe in God or don’t believe in god, if you have a religion or need a religion, if you’re empty or spiritually full, Poems for an Empty Church will speak to you and help you experience the Other.
Common Intuitions : second in the series of women poets celebrating women. ($9.00)
Conversations with the Poet ($6.00) poems composed by high school students in response to trigger poems offered by Cornelius Eady, Pulitzer Prize nominee and author of several poetry collections, including Brutal Imagination and Hardheaded Weather. Limited copies available.
Remembering Faces, the third in the series of women celebrating women ($10.00)
When She Was Asked to Think of Colors by Katharyn Howd Machan, winner of the Palettes & Quill first international poetry contest judged by award winning poet Ellen Bass ($10.00)
Cinquainicity: A Series of Linked Cinquain Chains in Honor of Adelaide Crapsey is a chapbook that features the work of 28 Rochester area poets.
The Green Turle Dream a signed and numbered limited edition Broadside, suitable for framing , featuring a David Michael Nixon poem, illustrated by artist Cynthia Iannaccone ($3.00)
The Thinning Sheet is a signed and numbered limited edition Broadside, suitable for framing , featuring a David Michael Nixon poem, illustrated by artist Cynthia Iannaccone ($3.00)
Live as Always (St. Francis Addresses the Birds) a signed and numbered limited edition Broadside, suitable for framing , featuring a David Michael Nixon poem, illustrated by artist Cynthia Iannaccone ($3.00)
Out of Print Titles:
The Silver Thimble :a limited edition chapbook of poetry by Donna M. Marbach (O/P)
Words from the Heart :an anthology of writing by women changing their lives (O/P)
Within the Heart :an anthology of of writing by women changing their lives (O/P)
The Woman in the Mirror :first in the series of women poets celebrating women (O/P)
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