BkMk Press Books

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 ...

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 Garrison Keiller's ...

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...

Days Like This Are Necessary

New & Selected Poems

By Walter Bargen

  Honorable Mention, Eric Hoffer Award Days Like This Are Necessary" includes new poems as well as highlights from the 13-book career of Walter Bargen, first poet laureat...

Airs & Voices

Poems

By Bonnell, Paula

   Winner of John Ciardi Prize for Poetry, Selected by Mark Jarman    Book Description Publication Date: Jun...

Black Tupelo Country

Poems

By Ramspeck, Doug

  Winner of the John Ciardi Prize for Poetry, Selected by Leslie Adrienne Miller Winner, Eric Hoffer Award ...

Portable Famine

Poems

By Arroyo, Rane

  Winner of the John Ciardi Prize for Poetry, Selected by Robin Beacker   The Portable Famine offers poems from Rane Arroyo's years of being an "interior exi...

Wayne's College of Beauty

Poems

By Swanger, David

  Winner of the John Ciardi Prize for Poetry, Selected by Colleen J. McElroy   ...

Fence Line

Poems

By Bauer, Curtis

  Winner of the John Ciardi Prize for Poetry, Selected by Christopher Buckley  Poetry. "FENCE LINE is a terrific first book by a young poet with a uniquevoi...

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Tracy K. Smith has been named the next U.S. Poet Laureate!

Hear poetry from her Pulitzer Prize-winning book, Life on Mars, on the New Letters on the Air half-hour show or a short excerpt on KCUR before she was in Kansas City last year. Find out more about our new ambassador for poetry from NPR.

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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.