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Current Catalogue
 
Something in the Water
20 literary short stories
Waterblind
Ralph Adamo
The Women at the Well
Grace Bauer
The Other Side of Sleep
Maxine Cassin
Roach Opera
Christian Champagne
Davenport's Version
John Gery
Beauty Eating Beauty
Nancy C. Harris
Sonata in F# minor
Barry Ivker
Evening of Wonders
James Knudsen
Reflections: A Yogi on Her Journey
Karin O'Bannon
The Frog Surgeon
Dean Paschal, MD
Geometry of the Heart
Valentine Pierce
The Altar of this Moment
Beverly Rainbolt
Habitations
Brad Richard

The Maple Leaf Rag
15th Anniversary Anthology

The Maple Leaf Rag III

The Maple Leaf Rag IV

 

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Current Catalogue

 

Sonata in F# minor
by Barry Ivker
ISBN 978-0-916620-29-5
$20 (includes shipping)

Ivker, a clinical social worker, shares poetic insight into life experiences, including his exploration of his Jewish heritage. Many poems in this 240 page collection are spiritual reflections imbued with musical motifs.

 

 

The Frog Surgeon

The Frog Surgeon
By Dean Paschal, MD
ISBN 978-0-916620-18-9
$20 (includes shipping)

A tale of scientifically-minded teenage brothers who set themselves up as surgeons. They begin with frogs. They don't end there.

 

 

Reflections: A Yogi on her Journey

Reflections: A Yogi on Her Journey
by Karin O'Bannon
ISBN 978-0-916620-93-6
$20 (includes shipping)
A collection of writings and illustrations by Karin O’Bannon, a senior Iyengar yoga teacher. In poems, reflections and essays, she presents insight into the depths and heights of the yogic adventure, offering readers words of wisdom to ponder on their own journeys.

 

 

Beauty Eating Beauty

Beauty Eating Beauty
by Nancy C. Harris
ISBN 978-0-916620-13-4
144 pages
$20 (includes shipping)
New collection of poems by the long-time host of the Maple Leaf Reading Series in New Orleans.

 

Something in the Water

Something in the Water
ISBN 978-0-0916620-80-6
$20 (includes shipping)
20 literary short stories set in Louisiana.
Authors include: Joseph Barbara, Celeste Berteau, John Bigeunet, Chris Chambers, Moira Crone, Dale Edmonds, Tim Gautreaux, Cedelas Hall, Patty Friedman, Mary Gleason, Juyanne James, James Knudsen, Joe Landrum, James Nolan, Dean Paschal, Genevieve Rheams, Elizabeth Sanders, Aneela Shuja, Tom Whalen.

 

Maple Leaf Rag IV

Maple Leaf Rag IV
ISBN 978-0-916620-92-9
208 pages
$20 (includes shipping)
Newest volume of work by 90 writers who have shared their poetic work with audiences at the 30-year-old Maple Leaf Reading Series in New Orleans.

 

Geometry of the Heart

Geometry of the Heart
by Valentine Pierce
ISBN 978-0-916620-42-4
144 pages; $20

"Geometry of the Heart is a love song for humanity. . .
Her words leap off the pages with a passion and fire that beckon the human heart to reach beyond its grasp."
-- Edmund W. Lewis, Editor, The Louisiana Weekly


Roach Opera
by Christian Champagne
ISBN 978-0-916620-37-0
144 pages $20 Comic and satiric poetry by Chris Champagne.

 

"Chris Champagne is a southern Woody Allen." Liz Scott


Maple Leaf Rag III - Anthology

Maple Leaf Rag III
ISBN 978-0-916620-46-2
192 pages; $20

 

New collection of poems by 85 writers who have read at The Maple Leaf Bar in New Orleans from 1979-2006.


Ralph Adano - Waterblind

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Waterblind
by Ralph Adamo
ISBN 0-916620-47-6
120 Pages $20

"'Waterblind' collects thirty years of Ralph Adamo's poems, long needed by us all, so dazzling is his voice, so singing his syntax, so original his art that we may have forgotten what we hungered for in poetry were it not for him. I celebrate 'Waterblind' with awe and gratitude." Carolyn Forché


Grace Bauer - The Women at the Well

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The Women at the Well
by Grace Bauer
ISBN 0-916620-33-6
96 pages $20

"In 'The Women at the Well,' Grace Bauer sings out of silence alternative stories of the Biblical women she first encountered as a schoolgirl listening to the nuns. Wry humor is only one element of Bauer's illuminating re-vision as she inhabits her women in their longing, sassiness, rebellion, compassion, wavering, and triumph.... I had my favorites among Bauer's women, and you will, too. Whoever they are, the Bible will never be the same."   Carole Simmons Oles, author of Night Watches: Inventions on the Life of Maria Mitchell


Maxine Cassin - The Other Side of Sleep

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The Other Side of Sleep
by Maxine Cassin
Selected Poems with Photography by Clarence J. Laughlin & J.K. Potter
ISBN 0-916620-50-3
144 pages $20

"This is an extraordinary collection by Maxine Cassin, a gifted observer whose language is both witty and wise, and whose understanding of our lives of wakefulness is deep and precise." Sue Owen, author of The Book of Winter.

Maxine Cassin was one of the founders of The New Orleans Poetry Journal Press. Her other collections include A Touch of Recognition and Turnip's Blood.


Maxine Cassin - Against the Clock

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Against the Clock
by Maxine Cassin
ISBN 0-916620-41-7
160 pages $20

"In this collection of poems old and new, Maxine Cassin writes of everyday moments and objects that grow luminous in the surprise wit of her language. Electronic gadgets jostle Aldebaran and mosquitoes mingle with Lady Macbeth in poems that tease and haunt us with the quiet wisdom of this highly acclaimed poet."  Barbara C. Ewell, author of Kate Chopin.


John Gery - Davenport's Version

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Davenport's Version
by John Gery
ISBN 0-916620-58-1
236 pages $20

This remarkable, five-part poem, narrated by Captain Davenport, draws on classic texts as it reflects on love, loss, memory, politics, peace and the human condition in the New Orleans of the Civil War.

"Davenport's Version will be remembered when much fashionable contemporary work is forgotten."  Frederick Turner, author of Genesis and The New World


James Knudsen - Evening of Wonders

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Evening of Wonders
by James Knudsen
ISBN 0-916620-65-4
128 pages $20

"The writing is beautifully paced, like poetry . . ."  Tim Gautreaux, author of Same Place, Same Things and The Clearing.

". . . this jewel of a collection celebrates the high adventure of common people faced with those everyday choices that make all the difference."  Fredrick Barton, author of The El Cholo Feeling Passes and A House Divided



Beverly Rainbolt - The Altar of This Moment

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The Altar of this Moment
by Beverly Rainbolt
ISBN 0-916620-94-8
82 pages $20

"In 'The Altar of this Moment,' Beverly Rainbolt gives us poetry that is full of wit, verve and immediacy. Both feminine and feminist in the best sense of the words, these pieces are alive, almost leaping off the page with their specific urgencies. They are poems that I will read again and that I will recommend to my women friends." Rosemary Daniell, author of Fatal Flowers: On Sin, Sex and Suicide in the Deep South, Confessions of a (Female) Chauvinist, and other books.


Brad Richard - Habitations

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Habitations
by Brad Richard
ISBN 0-916620-82-4
120 pages $20

"'Whatever inhabits me at this moment/ goes on doing what I do' proclaims one of Richard's densely textured interrogations of the universe. And indeed that universe is so palpable here because created as much as discovered by an intelligence insatiable in its inquisitions and disquisitions. The reigning paradox of 'Habitations' is that, searching for a domicile, it reveals home's continuous presence in any moment of Richard's miraculous existence."  Peter Cooley, author of Sacred Conversations.


Maple Leaf Rag poetry Anthology

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The Maple Leaf Rag
15th Anniversary Anthology
ISBN 0-916620-99-9
192 pages $20

An outstanding collection of poetry by 100 writers who read at the Maple Leaf Bar Poetry Readings during the late 20th C. Includes works by Ralph Adamo, Grace Bauer, Randolph Bates, Helen Toye, Tom Whalen, Yictove, dozens more.