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Red Canyon Falling on Churches

April 2nd, 2015  |  by  |  published in Juliana Aragón Fatula, New Releases, Poetry | 1 Comment »

Fatula uses a combination of nature, spirituality, myth, and ritual in this magical collection of poems. With no-holds-barred honesty, she shares her experiences of trying to escape the bonds of race and gender to prevail in an unjust world for a woman of color who writes. Click here to purchase. Praise for Fatula: “Juliana Aragón […]

The Conundrum | Vol 1.1

November 3rd, 2014  |  by  |  published in The Conundrum | Leave A Comment »

We are thrilled to introduce The Conundrum, a biannual collection of some of the finest fiction, creative non-fiction, and poetry from the American Literary West. It is our gift to you! Share it. Talk about it. Love it. We’ll make more. Read it online for free! Download it to your favorite reading device-click here then click “download”. […]

A Night at the Y

September 24th, 2014  |  by  |  published in Authors, Book Categories, Fiction, Robert Garner McBrearty | Leave A Comment »

Wild, funny, touching, and full of crackling dialogue, Robert Garner McBrearty’s stories turn the intensity of life up a notch, creating a heightened reality that is both hilarious and heartbreakingly real. His characters struggle to hold onto work, love, and sanity, and wrestle with the choice of whether to be responsible citizens and family men […]


September 15th, 2014  |  by  |  published in Fiction, Rebecca Snow | 2 Comments »

In the serene fjordlands of Norway in the early twentieth century, Ingrid has led a blissful childhood until, through no choice of her own, she becomes holder of her family’s secrets. Her father, a blind preacher who ministers through sacred music played on glassware, increasingly relies on Ingrid to see for him even as it […]

Facing the Music

July 12th, 2014  |  by  |  published in Bruce Berger, Poetry | 1 Comment »

Music in Bruce Berger’s poetry is more than subject matter, more than cadence; it is a metaphor for the examined life. In these poems, a man’s transformations are measured by the concerts he has witnessed; the depth of a woman’s life is revealed by an unfinished painting her son attempts to complete; a composer is gauged by his silences. […]

Active Gods

June 2nd, 2014  |  by  |  published in Michael J. Henry, Poetry | 2 Comments »

In Active Gods, Michael J. Henry examines what it means to be both parent and child, and his poems reveal threads between these dual identities in small, specific moments: the shared experience of growing up, losing out, escaping, and then resolving to try again. With imagery that is both familiar and personal, Active Gods creates […]

Asleep Beneath the Hill of Dreams

May 5th, 2014  |  by  |  published in Blog, Chris Ransick, Poetry | Leave A Comment »

Chris Ransick, appointed Denver Poet Laureate in 2006, is the author of five books: Language for the Living and the Dead; Never Summer, Poems from Thin Air (Winner of the Colorado Book Award); A Return to Emptiness (Colorado Book Award finalist); Lost Songs & Last Chances; and Asleep Beneath the Hill of Dreams. Click here […]

Umbrellas Or Else

May 5th, 2014  |  by  |  published in Blog, J Diego Frey, Poetry | 1 Comment »

Praise for Umbrellas or Else: “J Diego Frey’s poems are written with a love for language and a freshness of voice that’s tough to beat.” -Michael J. Henry, author of  Active Gods and No Stranger Than My Own “…when I pick up J Diego Frey’s work, laughter and tears come in waves and I recognize appreciation comes […]

Living the Life: Tales from America’s Mountains & Ski Towns

September 25th, 2013  |  by  |  published in David J. Rothman, Non-fiction | 13 Comments »

Thinking about my own romance with the alpine world over the years has led me to discover one of the places where cause and effect come together. I may not be able to see this place of fusion clearly, or all at once, but it does exist and I can certainly sense it. This book is […]

Phantom Canyon: Essays of Reclamation

September 25th, 2013  |  by  |  published in Kathryn Winograd, Non-fiction | 7 Comments »

“When I first saw it, when at last the bear of my girlhood unlocked itself from the stone shadows and I could see the fine frosted hairs of its crooked dog legs, I could not leave it.” From forest fires to mountain lions, Ohio farm to Colorado cabin, violation to silence to reclamation, Kathryn Winograd […]

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