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Writing from the Broken Places: Northern Hope Poetry 3

Mentored & compiled by Jim Bell
Now available for preorder

The writings are powerful and insightful, … a resource for those whose loved ones have been ravaged by addiction. --John A. Jones, Chief Probation Officer, Orange MA. District Court

The poems…rage and wrench yet produce, with profound clarity, hope and light, “hard to walk towards it/ but damn it it’s beautiful”… -- Lauren Marie Schmidt

This essential poetry anthology by people at the Northern Hope Recovery Center bears witness to the dignity and struggle of those in recovery—and the courage of writers who write to live.

Slate Roof Press is donating $3 of every sale to the North Quabbin Recovery Center, Atholl, MA.

We're delighted to offer two letterpress broadsides by SRP Glass Broadside Contest winners, poets Jendi Reiter and Armen Davoudian! Both feature original woodcuts by J. Hyde Meissner. $15/each. Click here.

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Coming soon, The Wild Language of Deer, winner of the Elyse Wolf Prize, by Susan Glass.

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The poems in The Wild Language of Deer, by Susan Glass, wake up all of the senses with a feast of intriguing textures, scents, flavors, sounds, and visual images: “a curry comb’s / rough tongue,” matted roots that “smell like sea urchin shells,” “cumin and cinnamon,” “mint and lemon balm,” “the cactus wren stuttering / his broken / motor song,” the tail of a Bewick’s wren “conducting, / a black-barred, white-tipped baton / curved over his back and flicking side to side.” Filled with compassion, humor, and attentiveness to nature, these poems are a delight to read.

— Lucille Lang Day, author of Birds of San Pancho and Other Poems of Place, coeditor of Fire and Rain: Ecopoetry of California

Everything Begins Somewhere

by Amanda Lou Doster
Available to order

Winner of the Slate Roof Press Chapbook Award, Everything Begins Somewhere harnesses a deceptively simple narrative with common events to reveal a luminous generosity of spirit.

"Doster’s poems operate out of a patience and a curiosity that enlarge attention, so that it can become what attention always longs to be: a form of love." --David Rivard

The language of memory—personal, intimate, and local— expands outwardly until the land itself remembers, history remembers, and ultimately all are a source for remaking.


Slate Roof Press, an art-quality publisher, produces beautiful books with letterpress covers crafted by member and award-winning printer, Ed Rayher. A member-run collective established in 2004, we are dedicated to publishing the best in poetry.

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