Selected Books I've Edited

WordFarm - Books - Single Bound

For those who love Superman and Wonder Woman—and who enjoy diving deep into the mythological history of superheroes, considering the ways that they both experience and reflect the best and worst our human condition—comes this double collection of poems, Single Bound. The first book in Bryan D. Dietrich's collection, Krypton Nights, won the prestigious Paris Review Prize in Poetry in 2001, and it receives a fresh treatment here. The second book, Amazon Days, makes its debut at a moment when women

WordFarm - Books - Our Father in the Year of the Wolf

Our Father in the Year of the Wolf Our Father in the Year of the Wolf  tells the story of a cursed father and son—monsters forced to relive the sins of generations past. Through cyclical, lyric poems, Dave Harrity deftly braids together motifs from horror, pop-culture and biblical literature into a winding and complex narrative about the trauma and fragmentation of a rural family, our animal commonness, the chaos of our hidden violence and the brutalities of our histories come back to haunt us.

Renewing You: A Priest, a Psychologist, and a Plan

Are you struggling in your walk with Christ? Do you want to rediscover your reason for living, the person you were created to be? Renewing You: A Priest, a Psychologist, and a Plan gives you the keys to unlock areas of your life that hold you back from fully experiencing the renewal and transformation God has in mind for you. Co-authored by a priest and a psychologist, Renewing You combines principles of spiritual growth with psychological tools to help you become your best self, fully connected

WordFarm - Books - The Assumption

Like The X-Files or 2001: A Space Odyssey, Bryan D. Dietrich's new book of poems The Assumption asks the question, "Are we alone?" Drawing parallels between today's popular science fiction mythologies and far older theological narratives, Dietrich wonders what moves us, what takes us up. Are there aliens? Is there a God? What's the difference? Navigating a constellation of possible answers—from ancient astronauts to traditional teleology to the death of Deity—this collection of interconnected so

WordFarm - Books - Rosing from the Dead

From the details of hikes in the mountains, conversations with children, observations in the college classroom or the church sanctuary, and forays into family history, Paul Willis weaves poems that "[push you] beyond the mundane to an unusual angle of vision." (Jill Peláez Baumgaertner, Christian Century). Several of the poems in Rosing from the Dead, Willis's second full-length collection, have appeared in publications such as Appalachia, Bark, Books & Culture, Christian Century, Cider Press Re

WordFarm - Books - The Gravity Soundtrack

With poems that are "as entertaining as they are compelling" (Greg Pape) The Gravity Soundtrack will please both veteran readers of poetry and those who've never before picked up a book of poems. In this debut collection Erin Keane explores subjects ranging from classic myth, philosophy and religion to rock 'n roll, pop culture and children's book characters. The poems are finely crafted, with a "confident and alert use of language" (Greg Pape),and each one shows keen insight into the nature of

WordFarm - Books - Sea Glass

Luci Shaw's poems have delighted, nurtured and inspired readers—and other writers—for decades. They regularly appear in Books & Culture, The Christian Century, Image, Nimble Spirit, Rock & Sling, Stonework, Weavings and other journals. They have been collected into fourteen books published between 1973 and 2013 by a variety of presses. Sea Glass is the fifteenth collection of Luci Shaw's poems. It combines 38 new poems with a "best of" selection of poems from many of her previous books. What the

WordFarm - Books - Tabloid News

In Recluse Freedom, a collection of new poems written from 1990 to 2010, John Leax offers a human history of family, community, and nation in conversation with a spiritual history—imagined, experienced and revealed. Readers who have already discovered Leax will welcome this new book. And, for others, Recluse Freedom provides a fresh and rewarding introduction to this poet of the "still, small voice." "His best poems to date," writes reviewer Thom Satterlee in Books & Culture. Home Homecoming

WordFarm - Books - Living on the Flood Plain

Watercolors The Flood Plain When Rain Begins What I Say, What Water Says Standing Water Beyond the Crest The Good Earth The Life of the River Charcoals New Snow One Must Survive Breaking the Ice What the Stream Says The Interval Romance of Air and Bones Caneadea Silt Studies Caneadea Silt An Abandonment Alone in an Irregular Field The Flood Sequence The Flood Lattice Bridge Sequence Bone Memory Sounless Water Forgotten Bridge What Winter