Alibi V.17 No.15 • April 10-16, 2008 

Local Lexicon

National Poetry Month

Barefoot: Poems for Naked Feet

Barefoot: Poems for Naked Feet

Stefi Weisburd
Wordsong
Hardcover
$16.95

In 26 poems, Stefi Weisburd explores where we go, what we feel and what shouldn't be underfoot when our feet are at their freest. Lori McElrath-Eslick adds sparkle to these contemplations with lively watercolor illustrations.

The Sound a Raven Makes

The Sound a Raven Makes

Sawnie Morris, Michelle Holland and Catherine Ferguson
Tres Chicas Books
Paperback
$14

A triad of strong women's voices, Sawnie Morris of Taos, Michelle Holland of Chimayo and Catherine Ferguson of Galisteo are gathered together in one volume. These three poets share a deep language of landscape with river rapids, a blur of hummingbirds, the lingering scent of woodstoves and the inescapable voice of the raven. New Mexico Book Award Winner, 2007.

Red Velvet Shoes: Contemporary Haiku

Red Velvet Shoes: Contemporary Haiku

Sabra Brown Steinsiek
Wordesmythe Publishing
Paperback
$7.95

Red Velvet Shoes is a collection of more than 50 haiku by Sabra Brown Steinsiek celebrating modern life, each accompanied by a detailed illustration by one of 12 local artists.

The Wind-Up Gods

The Wind-Up Gods

Stefi Weisburd
Black Lawrence Press
Paperback
$14

Welcome to the world of The Wind-Up Gods, where Newtonian Girl struggles to maintain a few clockwork certainties in the face of quantum anarchy. Stefi Weisburd finds post-Heisenberg salvation through irony, imagination and vivid language.

Songs to the Beloved and Her Lovers

Songs to the Beloved and Her Lovers

Nicholas Michael Morrow
Gaia Grove Publishing
Paperback
$19.50

Songs to the Beloved and Her Lovers is a collection of ecstatic love poems rendered in musical cadence meant to be read silently or aloud. This is the first in a series of nine books of poetry.

Compiled by the New Mexico Book Co-op. For more information on local authors and their works, visit nmbookcoop.com.