Monthly Archives: November 2014

Sorry, We’re Closed: On Submitting Love’s Labors to CKP

In Track a Book, we follow one manuscript’s journey from creation to publication.  This monthly series will look at Brent Newsom’s upcoming CavanKerry release Love’s Labors, which is scheduled for release in April 2015. Sorry, We’re Closed: On Submitting Love’s Labors … Continue reading

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Remembering Florenz at the Thielke Arboretum

Our founding managing editor, Florenz Eisman, walked around the Thielke Arboretum on a regular basis.  Recently, the CavanKerry team visited the location to celebrate Florenz.

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For Florenz: “Family” by Joan Cusack Handler

From GLOrious Family By Joan Cusack Handler Take for instance this African Violet bl o o ming its brains out the tenth year in a row: shameless in purple— scores of furious faces & voluptuous leaves. Like me, surrounded by … Continue reading

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For Florenz: From Robert Weibezahl

Remembering a Friend I Never “Met”   How can you feel a close connection to someone you’ve never met face-to-face? There was a time when I probably would have told you couldn’t—insisted, in fact—but that was before I “met” Florenz. … Continue reading

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For Florenz: “Grievances” by Joan Cusack Handler

from Red Canoe: Love In Its Making GRIEVANCES By Joan Cusack Handler A swelling constant in my throat now & a burning in my chest as I make note of each new grievance— it seems we’re helpless. He must criticize; … Continue reading

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For Florenz: “Reshapings” by Howard Levy

Reshapings The shape of your womb is how I learned to tilt my head when listening hard, when taking in. Your legs, one slightly shorter than the other (not enough to limp but enough to sculpt the muscles of your … Continue reading

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News and Events: Week of November 17th

Events Robin Silbergleid, Literati Bookstore (Ann Arbor MI) Monday, November 17th at 7:00 pm Reading from Texas Girl (memoir) and Frida Kahlo, My Sister (poems) Go to Literati Bookstore for more info News Pam Wagner’s poem “How to Read a … Continue reading

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For Florenz: “Bird Call, Wave” by Laurie Lamon

Florenz was a beautiful and amazing part of my journey with my first and then miraculously my second book with CKP. What I remember from all the emails and info about her is her passion for her love for poetry, … Continue reading

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For Florenz: “The Laundress” by Paola Corso

from The Laundress Catches Her Breath The Laundress 1. Sheets are wet worrisome mounds in the basket, socks a pair of sorry balls dripping in self-pity, underwear a limp limbo of cotton blends no longer soaking wet and not yet … Continue reading

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For Florenz: “Invocation/Intoxication” by Carole Stone

from American Rhapsody Invocation/Intoxication Oak barrels, hops and yeasty brew. Answer the door for merrymakers rushing to get sozzled, tasty booze flowing from kegs, basement jugs. In bathtubs, in stills — poteen, bathtub gin, moonshine, apple jack, mountain dew, sacramental … Continue reading

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