Kevin K. Casey is
New Managing Editor for Ink Brush Press

Honors for Ink Brush Press writers
Spur Award Winner
Best Short Story, 2012
"The Deacon's Horse" by Clay Reynolds
in our anthology
Texas Soundtracks

Indie Book Awards
No End of Vision: Texas As Seen by Two Laureates
by Alan Birkelback and Karla K. Morton
 
 2012 Oklahoma Book Award Finalist
Dreaming Sam Peckinpah by W.K. Stratton

Nominated for the 2012 Lillian Smith Book Award
The Last Will and Testament of Rosetta SugarsTramble by Myra Mclarey

A finalist for the 2010 Jesse Jones Fiction Award
Faded Love by Jim Sanderson
Jim is the 2012 first-place winner of 
The Kay Cattarulla Award for best short story
 

NEW Books


Robin McCorquodale did not survive to see her book of remarkable poetry in print. This special memorial edition of her work will be available in mid September. Sarah Cortez wrote the introduction.

     William Guest and other of Robin's friends will host a reading of the book in Houston, time and place to be announced.

Alan Gann, Adventures of the Clumsy Juggler

"The Juggler of the book’s title can be viewed as a literal image—a performer—a busker you might say--but the image is even more effective as a shared metaphor, many of the poems describing scenes we understand far too well.  This shared metaphor is where this book gets its strength—from Alan Gann telling us his experiences, letting us learn with him along the way (and practice)—and, then, finally, letting us all ask retrospective questions."
      
Alan Birkelbach, Texas Poet Laureate 2005


Dede Fox, Postcards Home

Fox’s poetic canvas is vast, deftly painted with an array of dazzling colors.  The subjects of her poems are as intriguingly eclectic as her spot-on allusions. She writes of family, travel, the joy of perception and reflection, the arts, and the facets of her Jewish heritage, and she does so with an ease of diction which belies the consummate poetic skill subtly manifest in each and every poem, “...refracting / light into spectral colors.”   —Larry D. Thomas, Texas Poet Laureate  



David Bowles’ words are fresh and mythical, with voices of Old Mexico and Samurai and ancient Greece that often declare death to be just another stepping stone in life's journey. “When wounds are healed by love,” he says, “The scars are beautiful.” These are powerful poems to haunt and enthrall, connecting us beyond time. Prepare for a new voice. Prepare to be left wanting more.  —Karla K. Morton, 2010 Texas Poet Lauerate 

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