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Night, Mystery & LightNight, Mystery & Light
J.K. McDowell
5.25 x 8 paperback, 144 pages
September 30, 2011

“McDowell often ends his poems with a challenge to “Jim,” a question usually asking him to make sense of his life. . . . we overhear this final question as if it were directed at us. One of the joys of reading McDowell’s poetry is precisely this that his questions urge us to make deeper sense of our own lives. You will discover, along with him, the almost seamless way the ordinary and non-ordinary realities of our soul’s deep dreaming support and create a multi-layered world to live in. It is a world that intrigues us while reading the poem and that lingers long after we lay the poem aside.”Tom Cowan, from the foreword of Night, Mystery & Light

 

Western Solstice, Leonore WilsonWestern Solstice
Leonore Wilson
7 x 10 paperback, 100 pages
June 21, 2011

“Leonore Wilson’s Western Solstice contains poems that spring whole and marvelous, shimmering from the earth. Born from a profound, wide-ranging, original and feminine mind, they bewitch the reader with a lush, passionate voice that is ‘all impulse of towards’ and a tensile form that is as breathtaking as its content. This book is a true treasure.” —Cathy Colman, author of Borrowed Dress and Beauty’s Tattoo


Estuaries, Jason KirkeyEstuaries
Jason Kirkey
8.5 x 8.5 full color paperback, 86 pages
May 21, 2011

Too often poetry is thought of as the domain of human creativity with its source in the depths of the imagination. We use it to speak of the world, but not to the non-human world—let alone with it. The poems in Estuaries suggest that speech and poetry are fundamentally rooted in the ecosystem—the detritus of fallen leaves, the curvature of a river bend, and the sound of rain on a heron’s wings. All of this might be regarded as the speech of the Earth. When we speak or write poetry that engages these voices we become participant in the patterns of the watershed.

 

Note to Self: Poems for Changing the World from the Inside Out; Jamie K. ReaserNote to Self: Poems for Changing the World from the Inside Out
Jamie K. Reaser
5.5 x 8.5 Paperback, 160 pages
March 29, 2011

“This is poetry for the soul…It took me down into my depths, beckoning me to dig fearlessly into my composted dreams, commitments, and deep yearnings. I resisted the urge to read the entire collection in one sitting, instead ruminating over each poem as one might a grand painting or a sacred gospel.”—Christopher Uhl, PhD, author of Developing Ecological Consciousness: Path to a Sustainable World

 


Cosmosophia: Cosmology, Mysticism, and the
Birth of a New Myth

Theodore Richards
5.5×8.5 Paperback, 348 pages
February 25, 2011
“Richards writes skillfully and soulfully about the most pressing issues of our times, and the deeper crisis out of which they have emerged . . . This book succeeds in instilling reverence for a living universe and hope for a dying planet. May Cosmosophia blossom and flourish in the hearts of all beings!” —Darrin Drda, author of The Four Global Truths

 

 

Huntley Meadows: A Naturalist’s Journal in Verse
Jamie K. Reaser
6×9 Paperback, 214 pages
August 15, 2010

“Jamie K. Reaser’s poetic account of a year in Huntley Meadows in the heart of Washington is a treasure. A top-rank scientist committed to conservation biology, Reaser turns out to be a poet able to project images of the natural world that echo reality—and at the same time move the reader’s spirit. Read it and then go there!” —Donald Kennedy, PhD, President Emeritus of Stanford University

 

 

The Salmon in the Spring: The Ecology of Celtic Spirituality
Jason Kirkey with a foreword by Frank MacEowen
6×9 Paperback, 296 pages
November 1, 2009

2010 Independent Publisher Book Awards Silver Medal Winner

Here at the end of the Cenozoic Era with the life systems withering away, a surprising creativity appears, a kind of mystical balancing act. The world’s spiritual traditions are entering into deeply engaged conversations through which the riches of each are ignited in new ways. With The Salmon in the Spring, Jason Kirkey has boldly carved out his place in this exciting work with his original interpretations of the concepts and stories of ancient Ireland . . . Kirkey’s vision speaks directly to our present ecological challenge. Rejecting those nature-denying forms of spirituality that have been used too easily to justify our domestication of the planet, The Salmon in the Spring announces its thrilling spiritual foundation: “Our wild nature is our soul.” —Brian Swimme, California Institute of Integral Studies

 

Courting the Wild: Love Affairs with Reptiles and Amphibians
Edited by Jamie K. Reaser with a foreword by Thomas E. Lovejoy
5×8 Paperback, 252 pages
May 5, 2009

“This wonderful collection of essays offers a glimpse into the special world of reptiles, and the spell they cast on those who have devoted their lives to their study. If you love nature, whether or not you’re “into” reptiles, you’ll find much to enjoy, and you just may come away with a newfound appreciation and respect for these fascinating, often beautiful and frequently misunderstood creatures.” —Russ Case, editor, REPTILES magazine, ReptileChannel.com

 

Courting the Wild: Love Affairs with the Land
Edited by Jamie K. Reaser and Susan Chernak McElroy
5×8 Paperback, 160 pages
October 31, 2008

Do you remember the first time you fell in love? Within these pages you will find love stories, rapturous love affairs with the land, shameless seductions, betrothals, vows exchanged, marriages of the soul, heartaches, partings, healings, and renewals. The authors are the courters and the courted…Their landscape paramours embrace them and they grow forth from within.

 

 

The Ballad of the Sea-Sweet Moon and Other Poems
Jason Kirkey
5×8 Paperback, 104 pages
July 15, 2008

The Ballad of the Sea-Sweet Moon tells the story of a mythic encounter with the divine feminine and how it shakes and shapes the life of one man, setting his heart ablaze. In their poetic and tantric love-making, cities and structures of consciousness will fall, ultimately making room for a new way of being in the world. This collection also includes a newly edited version of the chapbook September Seeing and several never before seen poems.

 


Songs from a Wild Place

Jason Kirkey
6×9 Paperback, 116 pages
September 22, 2007

Songs from a Wild Place is Jason Kirkey’s second volume of poetry. Its motifs range from self-transformation, quiet revelations found in the natural world, love, and the re-imagination of culture and spirit. In all cases this poetry emerges out of a conversation with the world at the edge of individual identity. It is a book about finding the authentic voice and using it to create transformation in both the human and other-than-human worlds.

All too often poetry is judged upon whether it is worthy of the reader. Here is poetry that demands that we—the reader—make ourselves worthy to receive it.” —Frank MacEowen, author of The Mist-Filled Path and The Celtic Way of Seeing

 

Portraits of Beauty
Jason Kirkey
6×9 Paperback, 108 pages
Dececmber 29, 2006
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Portraits of Beauty is Jason Kirkey’s first collection of poetry. These poems have been written in and inspired by many landscapes; the forests of his birth place in Massachusetts, the mountains of Colorado, and the rain and mist of the west of Ireland. Divided into five parts – Voyages, Beauty, Thresholds, Presence, and Arrival – this collection attempts to capture the quiet presence and fierce passion within the human soul.