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GOD NEVER DIES: Poems from Oaxaca

by Joanne Kyger.     

One of California’s greatest poets takes    

her resilient consciousness to Oaxaca.      

These are essential poems. 

2004.  Paperback,saddle-stitched.

$10.00 

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THE FAMILY TREES

by Lewis MacAdams.

Art by Kim Abeles.

Elegiac lyrics upon the death of the poet’s mother.  Unbelievably tough, real and tender.  Accompanied by full color photographs of astounding work employing leaves, paint & collage by the artist Kim Abeles.  2001.  Paperback, saddle-stapled, $6.

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THE LITTLE BOOK OF

RENAISSANCE PAINTERS

by Ken Botto. 

Introduction & Notes by Donald Guravich. 

Bolinas artist Ken Botto’s quirky ink sketch

renditions of famous Renaissance paintings,

with a set of droll, tongue-in-cheek notes

written by Donald Guravich.  2006.  Paperback,

saddle-stitched, $5. 

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20 / 20 YIELDING

by Sunnylyn Thibodeaux. 

New work by the New Orleans poet stranded in San Francisco.  The South has not seen such verse in twenty-five years. Lyric beauty with a razor blade of truth.  2005.  Paperback, saddle-stapled, $5. 

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BEACH BLANKET MASSACRE 
by Kevin Opstedal
Special limited/signed edition
Originally published in 2001, re-
printed in 2003 by Smog Eyes
Press.  Nineteen poems.
2003. Paper, 5.75" x 7.5", saddle-
stitched.  $10.00

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ABANDONSHIP

by Harris Schiff.

This refugee from the second generation New York School presents his first collection of poems in over 20 years.  Full of swaying treetops, gut wrenching honesty and straight-ahead lyric terrorism.  Poems that make your heart stutter. 2005.  Paperback, saddle-stapled, $7. 

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DOUBLE IMPACT

by Michael Price & Kevin Opstedal.

The collected collaborations of the progenitors of Blue Press, the last true friends of Lee Marvin. Lyrically jangly, like the fusion of Art Pepper & Oscar Robertson.  2005.  Paperback, perfect bound.  $15.

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ON THE EVE OF THE DEATH

OF MICHAEL PRICE

by Michael Price.

Poems that grease the wheels of Eternity.  A mix of Sam Peckinpah and Sir Thomas Wyatt fed through the in-dash radio of a ’68 Impala convertible.  2004.  Paperback, saddle-stapled, $5. 

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PROMENADE THROUGH A PRECIPITOUS PARK
by Mary Kite.
Short poems in a loosely linked sequence strolling amongst the higher reaches of a refuge that quite possibly doesn't exist.
2006.  Paperback, perfect bound.  $12.

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THE BAMBOO LIBRARIAN
by Mary Kite.
Poems that slyly divert your attention from the
threat of discourse to green scenes with
extenuating circumstances. 
2006.  Paperback, perfect bound.  $15.

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A POEM FOR THE DAWN OF THE

TERROR YEARS

by Lewis MacAdams.

Outrage and terror equals the clear-eyed, courageous truth of Lewis MacAdams in these post-9/11 poems.  2003.  Paperback, saddle-stapled, $5.

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IN THE KINDNESS OF NIGHT

by Micah Ballard.

Deep and dark musings from the Louisiana/San Francisco poet.  Gothic Elizabethan hip-hop with a Cajun accent.  2003.  Paperback, saddle-stapled, $5. 

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INNERVISIONS

by Noel Black.

Taut incantations of 21st Century angst mixed with lyric intensity not seen since Dante and The Ramones.  2003.  Paperback, saddle-stapled, $5. 

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MARY SHELLEY’S SURFBOARD

by Joe Safdie.

A sequence of 24 sonnets dropping in

on the perfect wave.  This smooth ride

weaves across a 19th century version

of CNN filtered through the superfine

haze of a 21st century San Diego twilight.

2006. Paperback, saddle-stapled. $5.

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from Smog Eyes Books

RARE SURF, VOL. 2

NEW & USED POEMS

by Kevin Opstedal.

“If poetry is the Atlantis of the arts, then

Kevin Opstedal can breathe under water, and

each poem is a pair of shades for a beach

blanket apocalypse.” –Noel Black. 

Cover art by Pamela Dewey.  2006. 

Paperback, perfect bound, $12. 

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5 POEMS BY JOSE RAMOS SUCRE

Translated by Cedar Sigo & Sara Bilandzija.     

Five prose poems by the Venezuelan

Rimbaud, Jose Ramos Sucre (1890-1930). 

Luminous translations of this brilliant,

little-known poet. 

Cover drawing by Christine Schmidt.

2008.  5.25" x 7".  Paperback,saddle-stitched. 

$7.00

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BLUE CHIPS

by Donald Guravich.

These short prose pieces promote Canadian Truth distilled through Northern California Arbor-esque landscapes of beauty and height melancholia, all summed up by John Keats with a chainsaw in the

rain.  2003.  Paperback, saddle-stitched, $5. 

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29 BRIEFS

by Michael Price.

The Dharma and “the poems” and the straight-up admission that “American Letters are Fucking Dead”.  2004.  Paperback, saddle-stapled, $5. 

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MONK DADDY

by Michael Rothenberg.

A cup of Dharma with a pinch of salt, these poems are almost translucent.  2004.  Paperback, saddle-stapled, $5.

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MEN WHO FOUND OUT

by Adam DeGraff.

These are the poems that you wished you had written when you were standing in the rain in San Francisco drunk off your rear and wishing you were a singer/songwriter from King City.  2005.  Paperback, saddle-stitched, $5. 

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