This Month's Premiers

Four Seasons West of the 95th Meridian

Poems by Nathaniel Lee Hansen
28 pages, $3.50 chapbook

Nathaniel Lee Hansen’s poetry and fiction have appeared in The Cresset, Midwestern Gothic, Bluestem, Bryant Literary Review, The Evansville Review, and South Dakota Review, among others. He is Assistant Professor of English & Creative Writing at the University of Mary Hardin-Baylor where he serves as editor of Windhover: A Journal of Christian Literature and director of the annual Windhover Writers’ Festival. He is also the founder and editor of the online literary quarterly, The Blue Bear Review. He lives with his wife and two children in Temple, Texas.

"Hansen’s poems deservedly join those of Frost and Kooser and Wright in telling us how earth and climate reflect our concerns, embodying all that is real and lasting." -- Joan Colby, author most recently of SELECTED POEMS (FutureCycle Press 2013)

Buoyancies: A Ballast Master's Log

by Joe Amato
160 pages, $15.00 paperback

"As a poet myself, I am very impressed with Joseph A. Amato’s poems. Many are keenly crafted, and some are masterful. He writes with grace and an ear for exact phrasing and metaphor. The subjects he now takes up in poetry are the ones he has long pursued in his prose works—faith, family, an exploration and understanding of place and home, war, immigrants, nature, old age and death. Focused on what is given and keeps us afloat in life, he concentrates on what he, the old ballast master, must keep in balance on a long and last journey. As always, Amato shows himself to be a writer of boundless knowledge and, more impressively, of boundless curiosity." -- Dana Yost, author of Grace and The Right Place

"Perhaps the highest compliment I can pay him, Joseph A. Amato, is this: he writes poetry like someone who has never written anything else." -- Michael Palma, author of Begin in Gladness and translator of Dante’s Inferno

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