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Fall 2016

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Jeneva Burroughs Stone’s “Monster” does what seems impossible -- weaves together the threads of creating and caring for a child with significant disabilities with those of poetry, intricate intellectual observation and, above all, love and wonder for what is wrought.
-- Elizabeth Aquino
Hope for a Sea Change (2014); her blog is "A moon, worn as if it had been a shell"
MONSTER
Jeneva Burroughs Stone

Publication date: November 20, 2016
124 pages, 6" x 9", paperback

$13.50 (reg. $14.95)

We are proud to be publishing Monster: a unique and deeply moving meditation on disability, medicine and caregiving. In this collection of linked essays and poems Jeneva Burroughs Stone reflects on hubris; scientific advances and their significance to humanity; and the responsibility of a creator to her creation.
 
Please pre-order your copy of Monster before November 20, using the button below, to take advantage of the special price. We'll also be giving away one free copy to a newsletter subscriber, so if you are not receiving this directly from Phoenicia, please sign up to be entered in that random drawing, to take place on December 1.
 
Jeneva Burroughs Stone has published poetry and essays in many literary journals, including The Colorado Review, Poetry International, Los Angeles Review of Books, and Pleiades. Her work in nonfiction has been honored with fellowships from the MacDowell and Millay Colonies. She holds an MFA from the Warren Wilson Program for Writers, a PhD from Columbia University, and a BA from Middlebury College.
Cover and author photos: B. Farbo
Everyone who is interested in life should bear witness to Stone’s searching and scrupulous report on her son, sentenced by a genetic mutation to a life of extreme constraint, a life of almost pure being. It is the very definition of love.
—Sarah Manguso, Ongoingness (2015), The Two Kinds of Decay (2008), Joseph Brodsky Rome Prize Fellowship (2007)

These pages astonish with their continual inquiry, their candor, their sophisticated knowledge of science and literature, their metaphoric accrual of meanings—astonishing, the forms that love and brilliance can conjure out of chaos.
—Eleanor Wilner, Tourist in Hell, 2010, and six other collections; MacArthur Fellowship (1991)

 
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COMING SOON

ICE MOUNTAIN by Dave Bonta

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After several weeks of daily walks in the Pennsylvania mountains with a temporary canine visitor, Dave Bonta began the new series of poems that became Ice Mountain: An Elegy. He writes: "I decided to see how much I could discover on my own, walking at a much slower pace but without the aid of a dog's nose to show me where a coyote had paused or which hollow logs might harbor rabbits or porcupines. The exploration continued when I sat down at the laptop, and I often ended up writing about things I'd remembered or thought about as I walked."
But there was a darker side, too. The Ice Mountain of the title is a nearby peak that was desecrated by a large wind farm, after a six-year struggle to fight it by local environmental groups who knew the turbines would have a huge impact on bats, songbirds, migrating hawks, and other species. Written as winter gives way to spring, the resulting short, daily poems are an elegy for an endangered ecosystem, as well as a celebration of its diversity and determination.
Ice Mountain also has original linocut illustrations by Elizabeth Adams. Sales will benefit the environmental non-profit organization SOAR, Save Our Allegheny Ridges, and we'll be giving away both a free book and an original print to two newsletter subscribers, so make sure you are signed up if you haven't received this mailing directly!
Author photo: R. Rawlins, illustration E. Adams
A Perfect Christmas Gift!
On one level, Annunciation is a collection of poems exploring the story of Mary and the astonishing news that she would bear a child. But in the skilled and sensitive words of sixteen writers of different faiths, and none at all, it also becomes the story of each of our lives when they are touched by revelation and creation. Illustrated with relief prints and printed in a special edition with beautiful endpapers and fine typography, it is a wonderful gift, as well as giving back:10% of the proceeds go to refugee relief. Please order early -- our first two printings have sold out and we have only a limited number of copies from the third printing available!
Annunciation, 72 pages, softcover, 8" x 10",  $20.00
 
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