BkMk Press Books

Sweet Herbaceous Miracle

Poems

By Berwyn Moore

Coming in November Winner of the John Ciardi Prize for Poetry, selected by Enid Shomer   Sweet Herbaceous Miracle is absolutely gorgeous writing. Attentive language, rich, provocative scenes with painterly...

Crude Angel

Poems

By Suzanne Cleary

Coming in November   In Suzanne Cleary’s moving new book of poems, Crude Angel, the imagination enters into a tender dialogue with the world. Now the world has the last word, as wish gives way to fact, and now...

All That Held Us

Poems

By Henrietta Goodman

  Featured on Poetry Daily and ...

Fable of the Pack-Saddle Child

Poetry

By Mia Leonin

Color illustrations by Nereida García Ferraz   Fable of the Pack-Saddle Child, an illustrated book-length poem for adults, lays bare the world of Micaela, ten, who lives in an unname...

Currents

Poems

By Bojan Louis

  Winner of the American Book Award  Featu...

Feet of the Messenger

Poems

By H. C. Palmer

  Kansas Notable Book 2018 Balcones Poetry Prize Finalist  This book e...

The World Is One Place

Native American Poets Visit the Middle East

By Diane Glancy, Linda Rodriguez, editors

  Jim Barnes • Kimberly Blaeser • Trevino L. Brings Plenty • Natalie Diaz • Diane Glancy • Joy Harjo • Allison Hedge Coke • Travis Hedge Coke • Linda Hogan • LeAnne Howe • Bojan Lou...

The Red Hijab

By Bonnie Bolling

Poetry. Winner of the John Ciardi Prize for Poetry, selected by H. L. Hix.   Featured on The Rumpus...

Plumbers

Poems

By Robert Stewart

  These poems are moving, experienced, and, in their own hardbitten earthy way, pretty elegant. I love the way Stewart’s affection for his subject, his genuine sweetness, keeps being close-shaved by a tough, realistic sense of l...

Chickenhood

Seven Poems

By Robert Stewart

Published by Woods Colt Press (BkMk Press distributor) In these seven poems the ovum...

One Blackbird at a Time

Poems

By Wendy Barker

  Winner of the John Ciardi Prize for Poetry, Selected by Alice Friman  featured on Poetry Dail...

There Is Not Fashion to It

Selected Poems

By Thomas McAfee

Edited by Ted Schaefer, Tricia Schaefer, Kay Callison, Jerry Dethrow, and Greg Michalson Though he is best remembered as one of Missouri's leading authors in the 20th century, one who helped launch the...

Quiet City: Poems

By Susan Aizenberg

  Featured in Ted Kooser's American Life in Poetry  Read the review in...

Border States

By Jane Hoogestraat

Winner of the John Ciardi Prize for Poetry, selected by Luis J. Rodriguez Featured on Writer's Almanac, ...

Beauty Mark

Winner of the John Ciardi Prize for Poetry selected by Kevin Prufer

By Suzanne Cleary

  Eugene Paul Nassar Poetry Prize, winner Paterson Poetry Prize, citat...

Last Lambs

Poems

By Bill Bauer

  Finalist, Eric Hoffer Award Reviewed in ...

The Library of Dreams

New & Selected Poems 1965-2013

By Howard Schwartz

  Reviewed in ...

Trouble Behind Glass Doors

Poems

By Walter Bargen; Mike Sleadd (cover art)

  “Trouble” is organized into three sections: the first considers the poet’s varying and ambiguous role as laureate, the second contemplates and illustrates and ludicrous nature of the phrase & whole facts,...

It Must Be Time for Something

Poems

By Crystal MacLean Field

Latest Chapbook from BkMk Press:  It Must Be Time for Something by Crystal MacLean Field.  Av...

In Someone Else's House

Poems

By Christian Barter

  Maine Literary Awards, winner, poetry Featured on PBS News Hour Weekly Poem, Verse Daily...

Axis Mundi

Poems

By Karen Holmberg

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Secret Wounds

Poems

By Richard M. Berlin

  Winner of the John Ciardi Prize for Poetry, Selected by Gary Young Winner, USABookNews.com Best Book ...

Mapmaking

Poems

By Megan Harlan

  Winner of the John Ciardi Prize for Poetry, selected by Sidney Wade Winner, USABookNews.com Best Book Award ...

Tongue of War

From Pearl Harbor to Nagasaki

By Tony Barnstone

  Winner of the John Ciardi Prize for Poetry, selected by B.H Fairchild Silver Award, Independent Pusblisher Book Awards...

Cleaning a Rainbow

Poems

By Gary Gildner

In this engaging collection, Gildner observes the endangered wonders of the natural world amid the Clearwater Mountains of Idaho where he lives. He also considers life through the eyes of his young daughter, and he remembers his own parents, refle...

Concise Biography of Original Sin, A

Poems

By John Samuel Tieman

  Winner, USABookNews.com Best Book Awards 1st runner up, Eric Hoffer Award   These poems exp...

Kansas City Literary Events

Leif Enger

Monday, October 15, 2018
Kansas City, Mo.

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Winners Announced: New Letters Literary Awards

New Letters is pleased to announce the 2018 winners of the $2,500 Conger Beasley Jr. Prize for Nonfiction, the $1,500 New Letters Prize for Fiction, and the $1,500 Prize for Poetry. See the winners, judges, and finalists here.

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Clarion Awards Selection CD Special

Jamaica KincaidJim ShepardGloria Vando & Anika ParisLuis Alberto Urrea, and Alex George, normally $7.99 per episode, this cd collection comes with over $15.00 in savings. Downloads of these programs have been reduced and are available through our archives.