Coming Soon!!!

Featuring the Voices of: Stanley Zumbiel, Heather Hutcheson, Susan Kelly-DeWitt, Mary Zeppa, Catherine French, Lisa Dominguez Abraham, D.R. Wagner, Barbara West, Stephen Daly, James Lee Jobe, Haley Karin, Patricia Wentzel, Jan Haag, Joyce Odam, Robin Odam, Norma Kohout, Laura Rosenthal, Sue Daly, Carol Frith, Aeisha Jones, Katy Brown, Patricia Nichol, Joseph Nolan, Victoria Dalkey, Kathleen Lynch, Angelica Vera-Franco, Shani Zuberi, Julian Hernandez, Mirette Ochsner and Jenna Turpin.


Retail price of $16.95 but Pre-Sale special of only $12.95 Plus FREE shipping!!!!



Retail price of $22.95 but Pre-Sale special of only $16.95 Plus FREE shipping!!!!
Our 5th Year Anniversary Book is going to be Case Bound!!!!


D. R. Wagner

Sharon Gariepy Frye

Sacramento Voices

Taylor Graham

Spider Season
Susan Kelly-DeWitt

In Chaparral
Wendy Williams

West Of Angels
Allegra Silberstein

The Near Enough
Michael Keith

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

D. R. Wagner



The Lost Thing
Cynthia Linville

Sacramento Voices

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

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


15098 Lime Kiln Road
Grass Valley, CA 95949
Phone (916) 801-4470 | dave@boles.org



...and i felt the simple
sweetness of me

168 pp + soft cover.  Perfect bound.
Photo Illustrations by Mike Aviña


FREE shipping included for the Continental States


Barbara West is the only parent of a 20-year-old son and works as a Wound/Ostomy/Continence Nurse, with prior work in Hospice and Home Health.  She has been writing poetry since age six, but stopped several years ago when her file cabinet filled up.  Thanks to support from the Sacramento and Davis poetry communities, she is thrilled to be writing again. Previously published in Full of Crow, Brevities, Medusa’s Kitchen, Sacramento Voices 2016, Swarthmore College Bulletin, Small Craft Warnings, Common Speaking, Escarp, Ascent Aspirations, and Davis Shambhala Center Newsletter, "...and i felt the simple sweetness of me" is her first published book. Thanks to a history of theater performing and a little time singing with a rock and roll band, Barbara enjoys reciting from memory.  This allows her to use her whole body to present a poem, usually without a mic, since her voice is plenty loud. She also enjoys windsurfing.


Waiting for an authentic voice can take a long time. Barbara West’s voice is clear, well-spoken and incisive. There is a clarity in her consciousness that allows a lovely poetry to come though her carefully crafted words. There isn’t a trace of the unnecessary here. The feelings are deep, raw and accessible to all readers. You must slow yourself to enjoy the words, as good poetry requires.

                    – D.R. Wagner - Author of Love Poems, Night Market
                       and The Generation Of Forms.
                       Poet, Musician and Visual Artist

Barbara West’s syntax creates smooth, skillful surfaces; feeling they are in the hands of good writer, a reader can relax. That would be a mistake, for these works contain gaps, halts, pivots and shocks that drive them quite deep. A reader could go along there, too.

                     – David Schneider, author of Street Zen
                        and Crowded by Beauty.

Barbara’s book of poetry and prose offers readers a glimpse at the soul of this woman, this mother, this nurse. Her vulnerability, honesty, tenderness, and contemplation into the ordinary is extraordinary.

                      – Linda Honan PhD, APRN
                         Professor, Yale School of Nursing

The poetry is rich. The language flows beautifully and naturally, and takes the reader to unexpected insights and images. Like all good work, it rewards repeated readings.

                      – Steve Kinzie, Songwriter and Musician