2018 Collection

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Poetic Faith | David Mutschlecner

ISBN: 9781732874107 / Paperback / 8.5 x 5.5 / 110pp

A journal of theopoetics, where poetry shines a light into theology, cleansing it of dogmatism while nurturing inclusivity. “David Mutschlecner’s meditations,” writes Elizabeth Robinson, “demonstrate the mutual suffusion of metaphysics and poetics. His terse essays fearlessly take on the most daunting subjects: beauty, signification, revelation, presence, relationship… Suddenly, the reader finds herself in the midst of a universe that peels back its skin to reveal its living core.”

Morning Rites | Reed Bye

ISBN: 9781732874114 / Paperback / 8.5 x 5.5 / 110pp

A great-hearted new collection of verse by pioneer of contemplative poetics in America, Reed Bye. “Sometimes incantatory, often humorous, and always surprising,” writes Maureen Seaton, Bye’s poetry is an exercise in communion, showing us a way through language into sheer living. David Mutschlecner says: “He lets the round world come into the round eye on its own terms. There is no imposition, no going out there, so to speak, because whatever we are is already ‘round the pools.’ There is no subterfuge, no guile. Deep clarity is found—by a rare wonder—in pure utterance.”

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David Mutschlecner

is the author of four titles from Boise State's Ahsahta Press: Esse (2002), Sign (2007), Enigma and Light (2012), and Icon (2018). He grew up in Bloomington, Indiana; moved to Santa Fe, New Mexico, in his mid-twenties, attending graduate school at St. John's College; and has now called New Mexico home for over twenty years. Paul Hoover has called David "an independent figure in contemporary poetry, because he cares deeply about divinity and the meaning of meaning." He is, in Elizabeth Robinson's words, "a tutelary spirit that guides us into the plenitude of poetry."

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Reed Bye

A longtime professor at Naropa University's Jack Kerouac School of Disembodied Poetics, Reed Bye is the author of numerous books, including Fire for Thought, Join the Planets, and Catching On. He has also released two original CDs, Long Way Around and Broke Even.

Joanne Kyger knew Reed Bye "the poet" as "a singer with a becoming lightness of tone." Anselm Hollo praised his "intelligent slapstick" and "wondrous narrative territories" for their "absolute real-ness." And Anne Waldman recalls: "Allen [Ginsberg] admired his calm tremendously. I saw Reed as a lineage holder…gentle & experiential & scholarly wisdom that comes from genuine heart connection to the work."