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LOVE POEMS
D. R. Wagner

BLUE LAMENTATIONS
Sharon Gariepy Frye

Sacramento Voices
2016

Uplift
Taylor Graham
 

Spider Season
Susan Kelly-DeWitt
 

In Chaparral
Wendy Williams
 

West Of Angels
Allegra Silberstein
 

The Near Enough
Michael Keith

Rumor
Silva Zanoyan Merjanian
National 2015 Book Winner


Forgive Me Father
 Bill Pieper
 

Sacramento Voices 2014
Edited by Phillip Larrea

Sacramento Voices 2015
Edited by Phillip Larrea

Remembering Eternity
D. R. Wagner
 

Bones, Skin & Soul
David Iribarne
 

Out Of Reach
Cynthia Linville
 

We The People
Phillip Larrea

 

In The Rear View Mirror
Phil Weidman
 

97 POEMS
D. R. Wagner

 

     

The Lost Thing
Cynthia Linville

Sacramento Voices
201
3

Black Ink Junkie
Dave Boles

     

The View From Mt. Aukum
Ben Hiatt

Homage To A Word
Dave Boles

Phoenix Fire
Tim O'Laughlin

     

Some Sort Of Easy Life
Mark Weber

Offerings
Dave Boles


 

A Small Answer To
A Large Question
Dave Boles

     

 

Do Aluminum Chickens
Eat Metal Feed?
Dave Boles


 

You Tore Us
Meri St. Mary

Media Dissertation
Of A Balding Man
Dave Boles

     
     

15098 Lime Kiln Road
Grass Valley, CA 95949
Phone (916) 801-4470 | dave@boles.org

COMING SOON!!!!

BARBARA WEST

...and i felt the simple
sweetness of me


168 pp + soft cover.  Perfect bound.
Photo Illustrations by Mike Aviña

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Barbara West is the only parent of a 20-year-old son and works as a Wound/Ostomy/Continence Nurse, with prior work in Hospice and Home Health.  She has been writing poetry since age six, but stopped several years ago when her file cabinet filled up.  Thanks to support from the Sacramento and Davis poetry communities, she is thrilled to be writing again. Previously published in Full of Crow, Brevities, Medusa’s Kitchen, Sacramento Voices 2016, Swarthmore College Bulletin, Small Craft Warnings, Common Speaking, Escarp, Ascent Aspirations, and Davis Shambhala Center Newsletter, "...and i felt the simple sweetness of me" is her first published book. Thanks to a history of theater performing and a little time singing with a rock and roll band, Barbara enjoys reciting from memory.  This allows her to use her whole body to present a poem, usually without a mic, since her voice is plenty loud. She also enjoys windsurfing.

 

Waiting for an authentic voice can take a long time. Barbara West’s voice is clear, well-spoken and incisive. There is a clarity in her consciousness that allows a lovely poetry to come though her carefully crafted words. There isn’t a trace of the unnecessary here. The feelings are deep, raw and accessible to all readers. You must slow yourself to enjoy the words, as good poetry requires.

                    – D.R. Wagner - Author of Love Poems, Night Market
                       and The Generation Of Forms.
                       Poet, Musician and Visual Artist
 

Barbara West’s syntax creates smooth, skillful surfaces; feeling they are in the hands of good writer, a reader can relax. That would be a mistake, for these works contain gaps, halts, pivots and shocks that drive them quite deep. A reader could go along there, too.

                     – David Schneider, author of Street Zen
                        and Crowded by Beauty.
 

Barbara’s book of poetry and prose offers readers a glimpse at the soul of this woman, this mother, this nurse. Her vulnerability, honesty, tenderness, and contemplation into the ordinary is extraordinary.

                      – Linda Honan PhD, APRN
                         Professor, Yale School of Nursing
 

The poetry is rich. The language flows beautifully and naturally, and takes the reader to unexpected insights and images. Like all good work, it rewards repeated readings.

                      – Steve Kinzie, Songwriter and Musician