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COLD RIVER PRESS
 is accepting submissions for its new anthology QUIET ROOMS



 


Please send 5 submissions of your poetry/prose to

submissions@coldriverpress.com

Deadline for submitting is Sept. 30, 2019

We prefer previously unpublished work but will accept any previously published items.  Please include where it was FIRST published and when.

 

 

 


Rungs Of The Ladder
Phil Weidman



 

Tough Enough
Poems From The TOBs

The Order Of Events
Wagner &  Alexander



Sacramento Voices
2018

Crazy John Poems
A. D. Winans

Simple Sweetness
Barbara West

STORM FOOTED
D. R. Wagner

Sacramento Voices
2017

LOVE POEMS
D. R. Wagner

BLUE LAMENTATIONS
Sharon Gariepy Frye

Sacramento Voices
2016

Uplift
Taylor Graham
 

Spider Season
Susan Kelly-DeWitt
 

In Chaparral
Wendy Williams
 

West Of Angels
Allegra Silberstein
 

The Near Enough
Michael Keith

Rumor
Silva Zanoyan Merjanian
National 2015 Book Winner


Forgive Me Father
 Bill Pieper
 

Sacramento Voices 2014
Edited by Phillip Larrea

Sacramento Voices 2015
Edited by Phillip Larrea

Remembering Eternity
D. R. Wagner
 

Bones, Skin & Soul
David Iribarne
 

Out Of Reach
Cynthia Linville
 

We The People
Phillip Larrea

 

In The Rear View Mirror
Phil Weidman
 

97 POEMS
D. R. Wagner

 

     

The Lost Thing
Cynthia Linville

Sacramento Voices
201
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Black Ink Junkie
Dave Boles

     

The View From Mt. Aukum
Ben Hiatt

Homage To A Word
Dave Boles

Phoenix Fire
Tim O'Laughlin

     

Some Sort Of Easy Life
Mark Weber

Offerings
Dave Boles


 

A Small Answer To
A Large Question
Dave Boles

     

 

Do Aluminum Chickens
Eat Metal Feed?
Dave Boles


 

You Tore Us
Meri St. Mary

Media Dissertation
Of A Balding Man
Dave Boles

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NEW RELEASE!!!!

Taylor Graham's

 

 

El Dorado County's Inaugural Poet Laureate, Taylor Graham, delivers a fine book written during her two year tenure as the regions finest wordsmith.  You will not find urban scenes here. Nor will you find modern machinations of current society.  What is captured here is the raw beauty of the land Taylor has grown to love. There are tales of Indian Chiefs, miners, all manner of nature and, most of all, our past which guides us every day.  Take a moment and step back in time, it is a journey well worth traveling.

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"This is my office. It has to do/with the work of seeing, telling./ It has to do with wonder/and praise"...words from Taylor Grahamís first poem introduce the reader to a guide book of the poetís perceptions of the Sierra Nevada mountains and foothills, its present and past. Grahamís fieldwork in search-and-rescue, coupled with her background as a reporter, have informed much of her poetry with wide-ranging observations and insights. She writes about landscapes and history, bonds between generations common to the land. Noteworthy people and places such as the life and legend of Coppa Hembo, last chief of the Hill Nisenan, and Wakamatsu, the first Japanese settlement in California, are highlighted in poetic verse. These are pages of deep observation of the relationship of people and their environment. Not just a matter of place but a reclaiming of the homeland of a historical destiny, a literary work testifying to a search for self.

                             Lara Gularte, Poet/Writer
                            Kissing the Bee

 

Within these pages lives breathing evidence of the boots-on-the-ground poet Taylor Graham truly exemplifies. The first Poet Laureate of El Dorado County could not have been anyone else. She is of the land and so by extension is her work.

Taylor can whip up a poem in a moment on any subject that you throw at her, yet she can also spend days crafting a single line. Writing is in her blood and the act of writing itself, I believe, is an everyday necessity for her, as breathing is to the rest of us. That necessity, that immediacy, is present in her work. Taylorís ability to make the commonplace grand and the grand accessible touches us all.

Grahamís time serving the poetry community, and especially her time as Poet Laureate, will continue to be a yardstick with which, not only future Poets Laureate will measure themselves, but also any poets that truly connect with their environment and community. Her service to the written word in her community has been immeasurable to so many. It certainly shows in this impressive body of work.

                           Andrew Vondershmitt
                           Program Manager
                          Arts and Culture El Dorado