*Our commitment to poetry stems from our conviction that the insights received from the symbolic messages of poetry are a potent precursor to change in the world.
This collection blends the history, celebrations, and reconciliation of ancient Jewish traditions with life in New Mexico. The circle of the Jewish year is saturated by the New Mexico experience as tashlich is performed in a precious desert river, and Passover coincides with Good Friday pilgrims making a holy journey to the Santuario de Chimayo. At root these are poems of faith—in the beauty of the desert, in the survival of tradition and memory, and ultimately in the ability of language to contain and express experience.
Includes work by
Marjorie Agosin, Robin Becker, Yehudis Fishman, Gene Frumkin, Natalie
Goldberg, Judyth Hill, Joan Logghe, Consuelo Luz, Carol Moldow, Judith
Rafaela, Miriam Sagan, Foreword by Stan Hordes, notes that the book is
“moving and profound... an integral part of our Jewish heritage."
The cover art includes two images from
celebrated artist Diana Bryer.
This ground-breaking bilingual collection of work from a distinguished group of poets explores the rich mosaic of Jewish identity immersed in Latin American culture. Miriam’s Daughters raises questions about the impact of the Diaspora and the experience of post-Holocaust generations. Divided by theme the collection consists of four sections: Genealogies, Illuminations, The Texture of Memory, and Jerusalem.
Miriam’s Daughters gathers
together such important literary
figures as Ruth Behar, Cuba; Manuela Fingeret, Argentina;
Angelina Muniz-Huberman, Mexico; Teresa Porczansky, Uraguay;
Rosita Kalina, Costa Rica; Matilde Salgoniall and Alejandra
Pizarnik, Argentina; Marta Kornblinth, Peru; and many
These poems blaze through lineage, heartbreak, geography and history, always affirming the power of language and life itself. They make me long for more. —Katie Singer, author of The Wholeness of a Broken Heart
Drink from the sweet waters of Miriam’s well—contributing Latina daughters, in proper corazon, sing to and savor the sacred reservoir that belongs to Miriam. —Dr. Isabelle Medina Sandoval, Anousi Poet and ProfessorThe cover art is from a painting by celebrated artist Liliana Wilson. who also created the art work on lluvia en el desierto/ Rain in the Desert and Invisible Dreamer
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Practice of Peace
0-9644196-7-X, 208 pages, trade paper
Extraordinary collection of poetry on peace as more than antiwar. What is peace and how do we get it? How do we sustain those moments of peace? 91 poets including Naomi Shihab Nye, Judy Chicago, Thomas Fitzsimmons, Joy Harjo, Margaret Randall, Ruth Stone, Gary Lawless and Arthur Sze bring us a diverse and intimate look.
Written with a Spoon,
ISBN 1-890932-22-1 Paper, 200 pages, $12.95
A treat for poets, cooks, and cookbook collectors, this eclectic collection is fiiled with peotry of substance and sweetness, meals of metaphor and meaning, and a sprinkling of fresh haiku between courses.
Over seventy recipes are paired with related poems weaving into the ingredient list a touch of romance and a spoonful of laughter.
Great poetry does for me what it's supposed to-evokes and recreates the powerful emotions that inspired the poet in the first place. But who would have thought that fine poetry could come from the kitchen? that cilantro could call forth the Muse? Reading this book is a sensual experience of the hightest order.