Honors for Ink Brush Press writers
John Milkereit’s poems sing with the free-wheeling voice of the very finest of performance poetry, yet they also gift his readers with the delight of well-wrought similes and metaphors that pleasantly surprise, always entertaining and urging the reader on, widening our reality with his unique imaginative visions. —Dave Parsons, 2011 Texas Poet Laureate
“The first note is almost struck…” says poet John Milkereit as he ferries us into a world resting on an amalgamated deconstruction of our times—movies and movie stars, French kickboxing, designer jeans, cheese snacks, meth and modern art—which he uses to invent a surprisingly rich and gloriously modern edifice. —Sarah Cortez, Councilor, Editor, Goodbye, Mexico: Poem of Remembrance
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
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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