The following is a schedule of upcoming author readings and events:
Brenda Marie Osbey
June 27 - 6pm - Maple Street Bookshop, New Orleans (Maple Street Book Shop)
We are in the process of converting our books to all of the most popular E-book formats.
The following titles have been converted to Amazon Kindle, Barnes & Noble Nook, Sony, Apple, and Kobo formats, and are now available for purchase. In addition, these titles are available for loan through the public library's Overdrive system.
Beads for the Messiah's Bride
Swimming in Moses' Well
Louis Daniel Brodsky
At Dock's End
At Shore's Border
At Water's Edge
By Leaps and Bounds
Combing Florida's Shores
Getting to Unknow the Neighbors (short fictions)
A Gleam in the Eye
Hopgrassers and Flutterbies
Once upon a Small-Town Time
Saul and Charlotte
Seizing the Sun and Moon
Still Wandering in the Wilderness
The Swastika Clock
A Transcendental Almanac
With One Foot in the Butterfly Farm (short fictions)
The World Waiting to Be
Reviving the Dead
One Bird Falling
Abyssinia, Jill Rush
Looking for God's Country
The Pilot's Daughter
Inclinations of the Heart
From Adolescence to Senescence
A Field Guide to the Wildlife of Suburban O'ahu
Our newest offerings:
Fūsen Bakudan: Poems of Altruism and Tragedy in Wartime, by Charles Rammelkamp
In Bly, Oregon, in 1945, a pastor's pregnant wife is killed by a Japanese balloon bomb. Almost two decades later, that same pastor and his missionary colleagues are kidnapped by the Viet Cong from a jungle leprosarium. Rammelkamp's ambitious collection circles these events from multiple perspectives. The fūsen bakudan, or balloon bomb, is an apt metaphor for both the tragedies that are the impetus for this collection and our reactions to them — the worst and best that flares up in all of us.
History and Other Poems, by Brenda Marie Osbey
History and Other Poems takes as its task nothing less than an examination and mapping of the never-ending evil of history of the Transatlantic Slave Trade and the still-palpable effects of European and American colonialism some seven centuries after the making of the New World.
Making, breaking and rebuilding language and languages to suit the needs of her characters and the worlds they struggle to survive in and against, Brenda Marie Osbey has created a compelling study of human will and the determination to wrest life and liberty from destinies long ago written out of history as we know it.
Aided by an extensive glossary and notes, this volume takes the reader on a series of gruesome journeys across the Americas, from Columbus's first encounter with the Guanahani Indians to the author's native New Orleans, trailing violence, destruction and oppression with every step, marking the geography of evil on the map of this New World.
History and Other Poems moves from present to past and back again to reveal the trauma of hearts and lives broken even as it underscores the heroic endurance, resilience and agency of the enslaved and their descendants.
In the Path of Lightning: Selected Poems, by Charles Adès Fishman
Featuring poems from seven of Fishman's books, from 1977 to 2012, In the Path of Lightning stands as a testament to the deep, sensuous, musical, and fully alive poetry of a writer who, as fellow poet John Guzlowski says, "listens to the world with a stillness and intensity most of us can't imagine. He knows there are voices in the wind, and he hears them and listens to them, and then he tells us what they are saying in a voice so direct and selfless and loving that we feel that we ourselves are hearing those voices."
Our Time: Love Passages with Linda, Volume Two, by Louis Daniel Brodsky
Our Time continues the love passages begun in Just Ours, with sensuous poems describing the growing and deepening intimacy of two irrepressibly youthful lovers in the fullness of their years — a couple who revel in traveling, from their homes, in St. Louis, to Chicago, Florida, Laguna Beach, to celebrate themselves and their families; two sensitive spirits exploring, even more deeply, the heights of the romance shaping their shared souls.