Beautiful new book of haiku by Pepper Trail set to the bird photographs of Marie Read

Oregon poet Pepper Trail has collaborated with bird photographer Marie Read to produce “For the Love of Birds: Visions and Meditations.” Pepper’s haiku are set are to Marie’s extraordinary photos, producing a book both ravishing and serene. Responding to the collection, Kim Stafford writes “Prepare to be stunned. This book is not the studied tableaux of Audubon, not the wholistic accuracy of a field guide, but something as immediate as the flash of a bird itself bursting from nowhere into your soul, of words like lightning piercing your attention.”

Hardcover book, 9″X7″, 106 pages, $30 plus $4 shipping (US domestic only).To see sample pages, and to order, go to:


The Poetry Box is happy to announce the forthcoming release of Laura LeHew’s new poetry collection, Dear John—, which is available for PREORDER at a discount NOW thru Oct 15, 2021.

Dear John—

Dear John— is a collection of poems that investigate explore the multi-facets of love by using diverse points of view to reveal romantic love, loving friendships, and love that is complicated. The namesake poem for which this book was conceived, the final poem, “Dear John—,” is an epistolary poem in multiple stanzas ultimately on which the theme of this book is derived. “what happens between the notes // is the living.”

“In Dear John—, Laura LeHew pulls at her scabs with grace, wit and poetic honesty. Yes, it is intensely personal and revelatory as it explores the complexities of romance and love which most will identify and empathize with. You’ll find yourself deeply moved and inspired by its bold honesty. Keep this one close by because it is worth reading several times.”
—Christopher J. Jarmick, writer, poet and owner of BookTree in Kirkland, Washington

I am excited to announce the release of my new book, Coming Home to Myself, Poetry and Art by Lisa Kagan…

Spanning a decade of growth and change, this book honors the importance of following your inner compass through exploring nine essential elements of the human experience: courage, passion, patience, grace, faith, resilience, wonder, gratitude, and renewal. Serving as an intimate companion for navigating life’s passages, this collection is an ode to the kindness and generosity that the world desperately needs and the power of turning that caring towards ourselves.

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