National Poetry Month
Barefoot: Poems for Naked Feet
By Stefi Weisburd
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
By Sawnie Morris, Michelle Holland and Catherine Ferguson
Paperback (Tres Chicas Books)
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
By Sabra Brown Steinsiek
Paperback (Wordesmythe Publishing)
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
By Stefi Weisburd
Paperback (Black Lawrence Press) $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
By Nicholas Michael Morrow
Paperback (Gaia Grove Publishing) $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.