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New books by Nicole Yurcaba and Derrick Paulson

Our managing editor-Elizabeth Akin Stelling and poetry editors were excited to have received Nicole Yurcaba’s Hollow Bottles and an up coming novel manuscript this past summer, after meeting her at the 2015 BIPF (Bridgewater International Poetry Festival). She is not only as one blurb describes her, into Goth, but her words reflect her love for her Ukrainian heritage and her admiration for writing itself show in each line. She is now a professor of English at the very college for whom hosts the festival every two years. You can hear her read this coming January 12-15, 2017.


New books for July

This month, Red Dashboard has published our second book by Smokey Culver and our third book by Rodney Nelson and we welcome our new authors, Kevin Casey and Geoff “Poppa Mac” Mackay.  So now available for your enjoyment:

  • Smokey Culver –  Ridin’ Shotgun
  • Rodney Nelson – Ahead of Evening
  • Kevin Casey – For The Sake Of The Sun
  • Poppa Mac Mackay – Stories From My Side Of The Campfire

Our first release of April is Coiled Logic by Barry Gross

We have published a new poetry book, Coiled Logic by Barry Gross.

In his first poetry collection, Barry Gross invites us into his outré world of commentary on everything from childhood memories to adolescent sex to sustained love for family, his students, and for life at large. His sensory images compel: a woman entering a bar “…walks in / parting the smoke and conversation.” To a supermarket employee “the 90-degree day [emits] a foul / Buffet of smells…,” and on a summer-day hike the speaker and his friend seek the mysterious cabin of “a Bucks County Boo Radley.” In these poems, Gross guides our eyes to fresh ways of noticing common events, which is what good poetry does. He offers his observations of life with both deadpan wit and sincere profundity, as when he muses in one poem, noting current trends of pop culture, “I wanna be hip… / [but] Do they make skinny jeans in a 42 waist?” and near the end of another, “I am content / with the purr / and curl of / the current.”  A lovely line to convey the depth of this poet. You will find yourself more than content in the skill of this debut book.

Please see the Barry Gross page on the author links above.