We have published a workbook for writers, “The Wheel of the Year” by Linda M. Hasselstrom, who runs writing workshops at her Windbreak House ranch in South Dakota. We have copies for sale directly through us (please e-mail editor (at) reddashboard.com) or go to the Amazon link (we are the only online seller) http://www.amazon.com/gp/offer-listing/0996645004
The poem “A Little Longer Than the Moment” from Alan Birkelbach published in our website Cowboy Poetry Press October 2014 was the 2015 receipient of the Western Writers Association “Spur Award” for Best Poem.
Here are the author Alan and our editor Elizabeth Akin Stelling with their plaques from the award ceremony in Lubbock, TX on June 27.
We are proud to have published our third book from Joshua Gray. Along with Mera Bharat and Principles of Belonging we have now published Joshua’s latest, Steel Cut Oats.
Please check it out on his author page.
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.
Our managing editor, Elizabeth Akin Stelling was proud to be in attendance at the ceremony at the North Carolina State Capitol for Shelby Stephenson. After a couple years of communication via e-mail with Shelby she was glad to finally meet him in person. She also met his family, area poets (include some we have published in our anthologies), and the NC Governor, Pat McCrory.
We have published two books by the new Poet Laureate of North Carolina, Shelby Stevenson. The ceremony will be in Raleigh in February.
We are proud to have just released two new books of poetry — “Echo of Bones” by Molly Middleton Meyer and “Directions of Folding ” by Heather M. Browne and a new addition to the Red Dashboard Dime Novel Series, “The Bottle Opener” by Laura Madeline Wiseman. Please check them out on the author pages.
We have two new poetry books ready for your enjoyment, Nut House Poems by Darren Stein and Thugs-Con Men- Pigs and More by g. emil reutter. Please check them out on the author pages.
We now have published a book of poetry, The Age of Jive, by Nate Maxson and a short novel, Creating Florinda by Anita Haas. Please check them out in their author pages.