A lot to talk about! First, we’re pleased to announce a release by Carter McKenzie. Stem of Us explores poetic choices to open into the world a way of connection, even and especially in the face of injustice and sorrow. These stems offer both common ground and transformative possibilities of what cannot be named, but what can be recognized as a shared dream, what calls us into being on this earth. According to Karen McPherson, “The poems in Stem of Us are spacious distillations of what language can and cannot hold and what it must.” You can learn more about the book, and read a sample poem from the collection right here.
We’re also happy to announce at this time our next poetry collection will be Obsession with the Dogwood by Jane Blue. The book should be available in July, though expect more information soon.
But wait–there’s more! No less than two of our books have received Honorable Mention awards in recent contests. Congratulations to Gary Lark, whose poetry chapbook River of Solace was named one of 4 Honorable Mentions in the 2018 Eric Hoffer Book Awards. According to Michael McGriff, “The spells Lark casts are immediate and lasting, and the echoes of these poems will haunt you. This geographic and emotional terrain matters in all the ways that count.” Congratulations to all the winners this year:
And next is Michael Spring’s first children’s book, Woodwoo: The Little Sasquatch, illustrated by Deborah Ann Dawson. Woodwoo, which previously received a Red Ribbon award from Wishing Shelf Awards, just received an Honorable Mention in the Green Book Awards. Woohoo for Woodwoo! Congratulations to all the Children’s Book winners:
Yay! A big Left Fork/Flowstone CONGRATULATIONS! to authors of all recent and forthcoming titles and to all our award winners.