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Hanky of Pippin’s Daughter, The

Rosmarie Waldrop

Writing from America to her sister in Germany, the protagonist of this shattering first novel reconstructs the life of her parents—in the author’s words, “just those ‘ordinary people’ who helped Hitler rise.” Unflinching in her appraisal, she imagines how her father’s latent anti-Semitism was triggered by his wife’s affair with a Jew, who was later sent to a concentration camp. The tone darkens as the narrator realizes that she and her sisters are living out variants of their mother’s sexual model…

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Rosmarie Waldrop

Writing from America to her sister in Germany, the protagonist of this shattering first novel reconstructs the life of her parents—in the author’s words, “just those ‘ordinary people’ who helped Hitler rise.” Unflinching in her appraisal, she imagines how her father’s latent anti-Semitism was triggered by his wife’s affair with a Jew, who was later sent to a concentration camp. The tone darkens as the narrator realizes that she and her sisters are living out variants of their mother’s sexual model.

“Wonderfully, relentlessly absorbing, Hanky’s several overlapping tales leave one marvelling at the beauty, economy and humor with which Waldrop interweaves the complex tensions of Hitler’s Germany in a family drama of repeated infidelity. Delightfully rich and bawdy and as strong-willed as its characters.” -Lydia Davis

“Rosmarie Waldrop’s haunting novel, superbly intelligent, evocative and strange, reverberates in the memory for a long time, a song for the dead, a judgment.” -Angela Carter


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Hat Rack Tree, The

“Stein is a poet with all the means of his craft at hand. Seldom confessional, the work overhears and remembers the mumbled self-awarenesses of dream, and sets them in form. I find him one of the smartest men of his…”

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“Stein is a poet with all the means of his craft at hand. Seldom confessional, the work overhears and remembers the mumbled self-awarenesses of dream, and sets them in form. I find him one of the smartest men of his generation, and one of its most exemplary poets.” – Robert Kelly

“Charles Stein belongs to a school of visionaries headed by Parmenides. These texts recall us to a work in which philosophy and poetry equally serve the quest for the knowledge our enlightenment requires. Here is thought that sings. This book should be read once for the pleasure, then it will repay prolonged and serious study.” – Don Byrd


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Healing Fiction

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Healing Fiction — meaning both “fiction that heals” and “the process of healing the fiction itself” — is a radical revision of the act of therapy. One of the most influential psychological writers of our time, Hillman conceives…

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Healing Fiction — meaning both “fiction that heals” and “the process of healing the fiction itself” — is a radical revision of the act of therapy. One of the most influential psychological writers of our time, Hillman conceives and practices therapy as an imaginative art, intimately bound with poetics — the making with words, fictioning. To heal the symptom, he argues, we must heal the person, and to heal the person we must first heal the story in which the person has imagined himself. Three essays “revision” the work of Freud, Jung and Adler through the role of fiction in their thought and practice.



Healing in Our Time

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By sharing several stories about people whose rich inner lives belie their outer circumstances and appearance, Dr. Ross opens unexpected vistas on the nature of the human soul and the power of personal truth to inspire…

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By sharing several stories about people whose rich inner lives belie their outer circumstances and appearance, Dr. Ross opens unexpected vistas on the nature of the human soul and the power of personal truth to inspire and heal.

KUBLER-ROSS IN PERSON is a series based on public lectures or talks to the medical community by the world-renowned medical doctor, psychiatrist, and thanatologist, Elisabeth Kubler Ross. The four titles in this series are: _Healing in Our Time_, _The Cocoon and the Butterfly_, _The Meaning of Suffering_, and _Say Yes To It_. You meet Dr. Ross at her most personable, engaging and passionate.

Dr. Kubler-Ross is the author of _On Death and Dying_, _AIDS_, _On Children and Death_, and _Death is of Vital Importance_.



Hegel’s Family

Keith Waldrop

Vivid elements evoke remembered scenes or imagined constructions from history, dream or chance. Unlikely characters show up…

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Keith Waldrop

Vivid elements evoke remembered scenes or imagined constructions from history, dream or chance. Unlikely characters show up. A 15th century Dutch painter walks the streets of Providence; a young girl goes to sleep in a dark room; Charlemagne appears in a mythic terrain of sheer language. This is a distinctive poet’s prose, precise and congenial, capturing improbable moments and spinning the mind into new realms of possibility.


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Heide Hatry: Icons in Ash

Heide Hatry

The art of the human image arose millennia ago as a way beyond impermanence and, especially, to keep the dead among us. The pictorial object “the icon” often carried a charge as ritual or ceremonial artifact and, indeed, as a thing with a certain power. The artist Heide Hatry has extended this tradition by creating realistic portraits made out of the actual ashes of the departed person portrayed….
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Heide Hatry
The art of the human image arose millennia ago as a way beyond impermanence and, especially, to keep the dead among us. The pictorial object “the icon” often carried a charge as ritual or ceremonial artifact and, indeed, as a thing with a certain power. The artist Heide Hatry has extended this tradition by creating realistic portraits made out of the actual ashes of the departed person portrayed. Are the results reminiscent of ancient sacred and secular traditions and their complex, even mysterious function to, say, calm, enrich or transform our experience? Icons in Ash includes seventeen of Hatry’s portraits and twenty-seven contemporary writers who explore this phenomenon in original and engaging meditations on death, the dead body, art, relics, psychology, philosophy, religion, mourning, evolution, transformation, and immortality. Contributors include, among others, Hans Belting, Mark Dery, Eleanor Heartney, Siri Hustvedt, Jonas Mekas, Rick Moody, Mark Pachter, Steven Pinker, Wolf Singer, Luisa Valenzuela, and Peter Weibel.


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Hiroshima Forever

Michael Perlman

Fifty-one years after the bombing of Hiroshima and Nagasaki, Hiroshima Forever explores why and how sharing in the sorrows of others is a key to our own survival, the ecologically sound way of discovering a more humane future, and the only way to avoid the nightmare of history’s repetition…

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Michael Perlman

Fifty-one years after the bombing of Hiroshima and Nagasaki, Hiroshima Forever explores why and how sharing in the sorrows of others is a key to our own survival, the ecologically sound way of discovering a more humane future, and the only way to avoid the nightmare of history’s repetition. In the twelve eloquent chapters of this extended essay, Michael Perlman explores key images and texts associated with the first atomic bombings, most notably John Hersey’s Hiroshima. Perlman shows that without the ability to allow a place within ourselves for those outside our own group—other human beings and, finally, all that comprises our planet’s ecology—Hiroshima and Nagasaki will repeat themselves many times over. Hiroshima Forever: The Ecology of Mourning speaks not just to ecologists, peace-activists and explorers of psyche and spirit, but to anyone who can’t get out of their minds the hope that we might still be able to work together for a better future.


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Horse Sacrifice

“Stein has found a channel to his own imagination. When his mind is moving and seizing the gorgeous or gritty images as they wind upward in the spine or shiver from the brain, he carries the reader effortlessly into…

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“Stein has found a channel to his own imagination. When his mind is moving and seizing the gorgeous or gritty images as they wind upward in the spine or shiver from the brain, he carries the reader effortlessly into his discoveries.” – Bill Zavatsky


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Hotel des Archives: A Trilogy

Chris Tysh

Hotel des Archives is a trilogy of books consisting of verse recastings from the French novels of Beckett, Genet and Duras. Synchronous with postmodernism’s aesthetics of appropriation, détournement, sampling and other intertextual strategies, the project operates a double shift of genre and language, since she moves from the original French and from prose to lyric. These transcreations, as Tysh has been calling them, allow her to forsake the traditional mode of self-expression in favor of one that “translates” other cultural materials, creating an artistic network beyond boundaries and temporalities….

Fall 2018

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Chris Tysh

Hotel des Archives is a trilogy of books consisting of verse recastings from the French novels of Beckett, Genet and Duras. Synchronous with postmodernism’s aesthetics of appropriation, détournement, sampling and other intertextual strategies, the project operates a double shift of genre and language, since she moves from the original French and from prose to lyric. These transcreations, as Tysh has been calling them, allow her to forsake the traditional mode of self-expression in favor of one that “translates” other cultural materials, creating an artistic network beyond boundaries and temporalities.

In Molloy, the Flip Side, she uses the French language in which Samuel Beckett wrote his novel Molloy to guide her into finding a contemporary American vernacular through which the hapless narrator speaks. Her three-line stanza formation compresses Beckett’s diegetic universe, sparse as it is, and allows her to link the two texts through the projection of a new, speaking subject — a funny, witty, old and disabled bum, going slowly nowhere.

In Our Lady of the Flowers, Echoic, Jean Genet’s 1943 disturbing elegy for social heterogeneity, she attempts to find a poetic equivalent with which to evoke Divine, Mignon-Dainty-Feet, and the young assassin, Our Lady, three saintly figures in a forbidden realm of the senses. The seven-line stanzas of my Our Lady of the Flowers, Echoic are spacious enough to accommodate the narrative arc, while foregrounding their lyrical impact.

Her third transcreation flows from the novel The Ravishing of Lol V. Stein by Marguerite Duras, the celebrated author of the Hiroshima Mon Amour screenplay and winner of the Goncourt Prize for The Lover. In this type of relational poetics, she strives to maintain the narrative spaces and affects, while finding a new set of porous networks – lyrical trajectories that pass through various signposts of the text.

Fall 2018


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House Crossing

Laurie Patton

House Crossing is a book of 32 poems about where we live or, more properly, dwell, with each poem entitled by a different attribute of domestic architecture as it is commonly known: Copula, eaves, attic, beams, etc. Such might lend itself to description, but in the vision of poet and scholar Laurie Patton each component becomes alive to an actuality beyond…

Spring 2018

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Laurie Patton

House Crossing is a book of 32 poems about where we live or, more properly, dwell, with each poem entitled by a different attribute of domestic architecture as it is commonly known: Copula, eaves, attic, beams, etc. Such might lend itself to description, but–reminiscent in part of Ronald Johnson’s oeuvre (The Foundations, The Spires, and The Ramparts)–in the vision of poet and scholar Laurie Patton each component becomes alive to an actuality beyond physical construct: The poetics of how we hold our ground, even if it is in flux–or as she writes, “A river runs… below the house.” The instigation for this poetic cycle is Gaston Bachelard’s The Poetics of Space, with this collection a homage to that classic phenomenological analysis. As she writes in her introduction, House Crosing arose as “a straightforward observation about the endurance of Bachelard’s work: if a poetics is good enough, and I believe Bachelard’s is, then it does not only comment on poetry, but can give rise to poetry as well.” What Patton gives rise to is in part an opportunity for us each to live more evocatively in our days and nights in each our own place, building a being, as “Noah’s ark stands / at the end of our hallway.”

Spring 2018


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How to Break the Vicious Circles in Your Relationships

Dee Ann Parrish

The message of this clear and sympathetic book is that dysfunctional relationships—characterized by predictable patterns of vicious circles – can be healed.

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Dee Ann Parrish

The message of this clear and sympathetic book is that dysfunctional relationships—characterized by predictable patterns of vicious circles – can be healed. Reassuring case histories, drawn from the author’s own therapeutic practice, demonstrate why relationships disintegrate, and show how they can be made whole again. Here are proven techniques designed to short-circuit destructive habits. Readers will learn to use “diffusers” to keep conflicts from escalating, to gauge levels of emotional intimacy and identify barriers to closeness, to examine their own levels of communication and quality in listening, to use “I” statements to identify problematic issues, and uncover inter-generational patterns of dysfunction. For anyone seeking to improve a relationship or reconnect with a partner -with or without the aid of a therapist – this is essential reading.


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How to Get Along With Other People

Janice Krasnow

And now to a book that exhorts us to turn off our televisions … Practical and witty, written with a light touch but always deeply felt, Janice Krasnow’s remarkable little book lays out a series of specific steps to help readers make meaningful connections with other human beings…

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Janice Krasnow

And now to a book that exhorts us to turn off our televisions … Practical and witty, written with a light touch but always deeply felt, Janice Krasnow’s remarkable little book lays out a series of specific steps to help readers make meaningful connections with other human beings. The book combines invaluable suggestions and insights (“give up the comparison mode for good”; “life is disturbing, and it should be”) with a series of specific exercises that lead to genuine communication and interaction. These include temporary withdrawal from the media and a program to break through the conversational cliches that allow us to maintain a destructive distance. With a list of things not to say (from “You look good!” to “Take care of yourself!”) to suggestions for getting along with people you know well (but ought to know better), this is a social survival guide for the 21st century.


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How to Spin Gold

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This modern transformation of the Rumpelstiltskin tale is written as the autobiography of a mysteriously deformed girl, who runs away from her village to become the apprentice and successor to the “Wise Woman of the…

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This modern transformation of the Rumpelstiltskin tale is written as the autobiography of a mysteriously deformed girl, who runs away from her village to become the apprentice and successor to the “Wise Woman of the Western Woods” while the beautiful girl with whom she grew up becomes Queen. A successful blend of magical realism and psychological wisdom.
With the “magical realism” of her two critically acclaimed novels (The Return of the Goddess and The Wild Mother), Elizabeth Cunningham once again brings the great archetypes into our lives — here it



How to Survive Trauma

Benjamin Colodzin, M.D.

This practical manual by an experienced trauma therapist offers a wide variety of therapeutic methods for dealing with Post-traumatic Stress Disorder as well easy to understand explanations for why post-traumatic symptoms occur…

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Benjamin Colodzin, M.D.

This practical manual by an experienced trauma therapist offers a wide variety of therapeutic methods for dealing with Post-traumatic Stress Disorder as well easy to understand explanations for why post-traumatic symptoms occur.

Post-traumatic Stress Disorder may afflict not just war veterans but anyone who has suffered a severe physical or emotional assault. This sane and practical manual by an experienced trauma therapist offers a wide variety of therapeutic methods as well as easy-to-understand explanations for why post-traumatic symptoms occur. Dr. Colodzin’s view is that most post-traumatic symptoms were once in fact adaptive reactions to the situations in which they developed, but are no longer appropriate to a changed, live situation.

The book is for individuals suffering from Post-traumatic Stress, their friends, families, and therapists. It offers techniques to help overcome its often paralyzing effects: from anxiety, depression, and rage to flashbacks, insomnia, nightmares, and substance abuse.


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How Wild?

Linda Crane (1945-2000) was a poet, naturalist, shamanic practitioner, and Zen Buddhist. She was born in Winchester, grew up in Duxbury, and spent most of her adult life in Gloucester, Massachusetts. She published…

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Linda Crane (1945-2000) was a poet, naturalist, shamanic practitioner, and Zen Buddhist. She was born in Winchester, grew up in Duxbury, and spent most of her adult life in Gloucester, Massachusetts. She published two books of poetry (as Linda Parker) during her lifetime: _Graphite_ (Tansy Press 1980) and _Seabirds_ (Fathom Press 1980). She shared her work generously, often typing up fresh copies of poems to give to friends, and was well known throughout the Cape Ann area for both her poetry readings and her shamanic practice. In the late 1990s she wrote and gave public performances of two operas: _Spring_ and _Anacaona_, singing her own compositions. She left a group of manuscripts prepared for publication at her death. _How Wild?_, subtitled in manuscript _She Speaks for Herself_, is the first of these to be published by her estate.


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If I Am a Musical Thinker

If I Am A Musical Thinker is a statement of the aesthetic, social, and spiritual credo of the influential American composer and writer Benjamin Boretz. Boretz proposes that artistic expression answers primal human…

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If I Am A Musical Thinker is a statement of the aesthetic, social, and spiritual credo of the influential American composer and writer Benjamin Boretz. Boretz proposes that artistic expression answers primal human needs for experiencing identity through articulation in artistic media; and further, that theoretical reflection is — constructively or deconstructively.

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If There Were Anywhere But Desert

Edmond Jabes and Keith Waldrop, Transl.

This book is the first bilingual selection from the poetic works of Edmund Jabes, long acknowledged for the mastery of his work in the unique prose genre invented by him…

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Edmond Jabes and
Keith Waldrop, Transl.

This book is the first bilingual selection from the poetic works of Edmund Jabes, long acknowledged for the mastery of his work in the unique prose genre invented by him. “Jabes lives in the French language as if it were the Sea,” writes Robert Duncan in the afterword, a truth accessible here both in the French originals and Keith Waldrop’s extraordinary translations, drawn from Jabes’ earliest and most recent poems. “Poetry was Jabes’ proving ground,” writes Paul Auster in the Introduction, “and as a careful reader of Keith Waldrop’s translations will observe, the styles and themes that characterize The Book of Questions and The Book of Resemblances were already being explored by Jabes in the poems he wrote as a young man. One finds the same economy of reference, the same passionate lyricism, the same tendency toward aphorism, and the same preoccupation with the act of writing itself. Even the theme of exile, which plays such a vital part in the later prose books, is already present in these early poems: ‘Always in a foreign country, the poet uses poetry as an interpreter.’” It is impressive to see how much the whole oeuvre of Jabes stands as a continuity and a completion from its first moments to these very recent poems, an inquiry into the nature of writing and being.



Imagine Inventing Yellow

M.C. Richards

M.C. Richards’ CENTERING, published 25 years ago, went on to sell 120,000 copies and became a classic on the melding of spirit and art and the discovery of the self through creativity. This is the first major collection of her richly imagistic poetry…

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M.C. Richards

M.C. Richards’ CENTERING, published 25 years ago, went on to sell 120,000 copies and became a classic on the melding of spirit and art and the discovery of the self through creativity. This is the first major collection of her richly imagistic poetry which combines previous work with new poems written in the past decade. Richards here inquires about the essence and power of the imagination, and advocates viewing the world in images that “make us whole.” “The world will change,” she says, “when we imagine it differently,” This new book includes eight color paintings by Thomas Buechner, with the poems they inspired.


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In The Valley of the Gods

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In these journals, writer and performer Stephen Clorfeine brings an experienced eye and heart-felt insight to daily life in Nepal, which reveals the rich complexity of its people and culture. Here is a place where…

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In these journals, writer and performer Stephen Clorfeine brings an experienced eye and heart-felt insight to daily life in Nepal, which reveals the rich complexity of its people and culture. Here is a place where ordinary reality is interlaced with peaceful and wrathful deities, with sacred caves, and with the mingled devotion of Hindu and Buddhist traditions. In the Valley of the Gods reflects the mindfulness, immediacy and compassion of the author.



In the World Enormous

Tomer Inbar

In the World Enormous is a collection of poems engaged in transition, conversation and what falls between. They focus on a period that begins shortly before the death of Tomer Inbar’s mother and ends after the birth of his twin daughters. In this, the poems constitute a way of thinking out of and about passing and starting again, taking things in their energy, rhythm and moment, including in words …

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Tomer Inbar

In the World Enormous is a collection of poems engaged in transition, conversation and what falls between. They focus on a period that begins shortly before the death of Tomer Inbar’s mother and ends after the birth of his twin daughters. In this, the poems constitute a way of thinking out of and about passing and starting again, taking things in their energy, rhythm and moment, including in words with their simultaneously infinite, immediate intimacy and enormity. They have a plangent, even restless, form, with Inbar tellingly indeterminate regarding the direction in which we read and connect and so being open to their engagement from bottom up or top down, moving this way and that, forward and back—though all in one piece. Thought as assemblage seems to sway to subtleties of moment as a momentum that defines a space and way to move through, as presence comes together to inscribe sense, experience or idea. Inbar writes, “These poems like their movement. I like how these poems move. Apart from the definitional, I find comfort in being present as things move. With sibilance. On their own volition. Taking the qualities of their construction along.” More perhaps than this, these poems seem to compel us to think an impossible thought.


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Indian Summer

Indian Summer is a collection of 26 full-color photographs, paired with the views of eight Native American authors, capturing remote and powerful American landscapes. The authors include Ohiyesa, Brave…

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Indian Summer is a collection of 26 full-color photographs, paired with the views of eight Native American authors, capturing remote and powerful American landscapes. The authors include Ohiyesa, Brave Buffalo, Standing Bear, Shooter, Chased-by-Bears, Zitkala-Sa, Crowfoot, and Seattle. Both the photographs and the Native voices make a positive statement about the importance of loving and respecting the land. Standing Bear speaks for many Americans when he says, “From Wakan Tanka there came a a great underlying life force that flowed in and through all things….Thus all things were kindled and brought together by the same Great Mystery.”

The photographs by Ms Wyckoff represent more than 30 years of photographing nature throughout the United States. They have appeared in gallery exhibitions, as cover and internal art in various publications, and are owned by numerous private collectors.


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Intimate Partners

Intimate relationship can be the source of great joy and the cause of deep suffering. It offers a unique opportunity to see oneself reflected in the other, for better or worse….

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Intimate relationship can be the source of great joy and the cause of deep suffering. It offers a unique opportunity to see oneself reflected in the other, for better or worse. When intimate partners manage this process in a mutually supportive and loving way, it is a pathway both to individual growth and healing, and to the rich, mature bond we call “enduring relationship.” This book reveals the underlying principles of enduring relationship, and serves as a guide to becoming skilled in its ways. Read it alone, and it will change how you relate to others. Read it out loud with your partner, and – chapter by chapter – it will revolutionize your relationship.


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Into Stillness

Cheryl Pallant

Engaging a rhythmic propulsion similar to that of the poet’s first book, Into Stillness offers a compelling meditation on the sacredness of the body in the shadow of atrocity…

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Cheryl Pallant

Engaging a rhythmic propulsion similar to that of the poet’s first book, Into Stillness offers a compelling meditation on the sacredness of the body in the shadow of atrocity. Her kinetic poetry swirls historical fragments with dream, memory, flesh, violence, human and ecstasy. With the flow of prose and the luminous interruptivity of poetry, Into Stillness explores the tension between self and other, existence and death, the word and its silence. The prose-like poems erupt from an innate yet unexplainable knowledge, surprising linguistically with their twists of meaning, landing in unexpected shapes and senses.

“Into Stillness is a death-defying act of language and imagination. An audacious, fluid living thing.” – Carole Maso

“Cheryl Pallant’s poems are remarkably attuned to the ever-changing relationship between language and the human body. She doesn’t describe experience so much as activate it, make it move as we move, close to others or away, close to ourselves or anguished by the gap between our desires and what we’ll let ourselves know of them. The poems of Into Stillness are explorations, not explanations, they are poems of process, of switching, of defeat and the return from defeat, of dissolution and the determination, always, to stand where it’s necessary to stand.” – Mark Wallace


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