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Nightmares of the Minor Poet

Excepting Shakespeare and Robert Frost,  the term Major Poet is an oxymoron.  In this amusing and poignant little volume, Lois Marie Harrod tells bits of the lives any number of minor poets are living.  

Fragments from the Biography of Nemesis

"Open this sentence carefuly" the poems advise, and "look how the ledge gives way."  Indeed one of the primary pleasures of poetry is seeing how quickly the known and unknown can switch places.  Harrod's consierable accomplishment is in capturing these elemental transition for us. Catie Rosemurgie

And She Took the Heart

The Heart--and its many manifestations:  hearts found, hearts lost, good hearts and bad hearts.

Brief Term

Poems from Lois Marie Harrod's 23-year stint as a high school teacher--"a roller coaster a life" (Scott McVay).

How Marlene Mae Longs for Truth

Poems about the irascible Marlene Mae . "Some days she wanted to be as honest about herself

as Frida Kahlo,

Spelling the World Backwards

Poems of a family dealing with a father's slow descent into forgetfulness. A book for those with an Alzheimers patient in the family.


Firmament

Part of the Deeper Sea

"I'd call each of these new poems love poems and Harrod's teritory, both the body and the world." Renee Ashley


Crazy Alice

"I suck minutes into my mouth

and spit out eons, the iron scorches a cotton summer,

a plastic cup dies more slowly than dinosaurs.  Everything we do has taken all the time there is"

Nothing Can Be Rushed

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Mirrored Voices

The list of extraordinary poets featured within include such great talent as Paul Morabito, Lois Marie Harrod, Jenna Cornell, Mark Green, Irum Zahra, Joan Colby, Laura Madeline Wiseman, Regina Puckett, Clarissa Simmens, Laura A. Lord, Regis McCafferty, Roberto Carlos Martinez, Linda Dobinson, Carolyn O'Connell, Ben Ditmars, Dr. Leesa Abbott, Andrea McKenzie Raine, Koyel Mitra, Terri Cannon, Laura Da', Mary Bone, Aftab Yusuf Shaikh, William Greenway, Edward Brookner, Ray Whitaker, Nikitha Hingad, Anahit Arustamyan and Arthur Turfa.

Firmament

Poems of earth, sun and rain with artwork by Ruann Miller.

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