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Farewell to Coney Island

(Tree Press 2012), 16 p. 8½"x5½", $5 
Poems by David Blaikie
Editor: Claudia Coutu Radmore

 

"Like the old ghostly roller coasters of Coney Island itself, David Blaikie’s poems whisk you along sudden turns and steep descents, and then stop right back where they started: paused between life’s breathless mysteries, ready for the next thrilling ride. His poems evoke the phantom landscapes of the past, as well as the uncertain terrain of our ever-changing modern world, a place where horizons “lay mute / and thin as dimes / along the sky” (Farmland ghosts)[...] These poems are a potent blend of casual, conversational tones and incantatory rhythms, spiked with startling images: “His eyes were vacant ice cubes / and his mouth a twist of lime” (The man who wasn’t there).
— Jason Heroux



a wall's sharp white

(phafours/ Tree Press 2011), 16 p. 8½"x5½", $5 
Editor: Pearl Pirie
Poems by: Barry Dempster, Sylvia Adams, Frances Boyle, Terry Ann Carter, Pearl Pirie, Claudia Coutu Radmore, L.M. Rochefort, Guy Simser, Gill Foss, Rona Shaffran, Gillian Wallace, Carol A. Stephen & Margaret Malloch Zielinski.

 

"One of the best collections of workshop poems I've ever come across, and nicely assembled and produced. "



There is a Tree: shteyt a boim

Poems by Iztik Manger

Translated by Murray Citron

 

(Tree Press, 2011), $5

8 1/2"x5 1/2"

Editor: Claudia Coutu Radmore

 

Imaginative contemporary translations of poems by the famous Yiddish poet, Itzik Manger, who wrote about a century ago. While biblical in theme, these poems give a window on daily life in Jewish families of the time. 

Chromatic Beliefs

(phafours/Tree Press, 2011),  $5

24 p., 41/4" x 5 1.2"

 

Series Head Editor: Claudia Coutu Radmore

Chapbook Editor: Pearl Pirie

 

A challenge of poems set by Roo Borson for the Tree Masterclass workshop of fall 2010.

 

Poems by: Sylvia Adams, Frances Boyle, Terry Ann Carter, Glenn Kletke, Rod Pederson, Pearl Pirie, Claudia Coutu Radmore, L.M. Rochefort, Guy Simser, Rona Shaffran, Carol A. Stephen & Margaret Malloch Zielinski.