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Carine Topalís

 

Tattoed

Winner of Palettes & Quills Fourth Biennial Chapbook Contest 

 

 

Many, many histories have been written about the Nazis and their victims, but because horror tends to overwhelm attempts at lyricism, the successful Holocaust poem is rare and distinguished. This collection has managed to do the nearly impossible: the poems here are deeply moving, make effective use of metaphor and narrative, retain their integrity by steering clear of sentiment, lay bare the truth, and enlighten. With splendid economy, the poem has placed the reader on death's porch. "Faith is impossible," says a girl or young woman in Auschwitz. The marvelous thing, the unexpected thing, is that the poet puts us in touch with those irreplaceable human beings. There is no false hope. What there is, is life. We see it slaughtered, burned, torn, poisoned, but still it is life because the poet has made it so. This brave  book is crucial.

 óKelly Cherry, author of The Life and Death of Poetry: Poems

 

 

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Tatooed  by Carina Topal,  winner of the Palettes & Quill fourth   international poetry contest judged by award winning poet Kelly Cherry.  ($10.00).

 

If Tigers Do Not Come  by Meg Cowen,  winner of the Palettes & Quill third  international poetry contest judged by award winning poet J.P. Dancing Bear  ($10.00).

 

Pure Elysium by Michael Meyerhofer,  winner of the Palettes & Quill second international poetry contest judged by award winning poet Dorianne Laux  ($10.00).

 

 

Poems for an Empty Church, a collection of poems by Tom Holmes, editor of the literary journal Redactions: Poetry and Poetics ($15.00)

If you believe in God or donít believe in god, if you have a religion or need a religion, if youíre empty or spiritually full, Poems for an Empty Church will speak to you and help you experience the Other.

Other Titles:

Common Intuitions : second in the series of women poets celebrating women.  ($9.00)

        

Conversations with the Poet  ($6.00) poems composed by high school students in response to trigger poems offered by Cornelius Eady, Pulitzer Prize nominee and author of several poetry collections, including Brutal Imagination  and Hardheaded Weather. Limited copies available.

 

Remembering Faces, the third in the series of women celebrating women ($10.00)

When She Was Asked to Think of Colors by Katharyn  Howd Machan, winner of the Palettes & Quill first international poetry contest judged by award winning poet Ellen Bass   ($10.00)

Cinquainicity: A Series of Linked Cinquain Chains in Honor of Adelaide Crapsey  is a chapbook that features the work of 28 Rochester area poets. 

The Green Turle Dream
a signed and numbered limited edition Broadside, suitable for framing , featuring a David Michael Nixon poem, illustrated by artist Cynthia Iannaccone ($3.00) 
 

The Thinning Sheet
is a signed and numbered limited edition Broadside, suitable for framing , featuring a David Michael Nixon poem, illustrated by artist Cynthia Iannaccone ($3.00) 

 

Live as Always (St. Francis Addresses the Birds) a signed and numbered limited edition Broadside, suitable for framing , featuring a David Michael Nixon poem, illustrated by artist Cynthia Iannaccone ($3.00)   

Out of Print Titles:

The Silver Thimble : a limited edition chapbook of poetry by Donna M. Marbach (O/P)

Words from the Heart : an anthology of writing by women changing their lives (O/P)

Within the Heart : an anthology of of writing by women changing their lives (O/P)

The Woman in the Mirror : first in the series of women poets celebrating women  (O/P)

   

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