Poetry

California’s Wild Edge: The Coast in Prints, Poetry, and History

Winner of the NCIBA Book of the Year Award (Regional Interest) Winner of the 2016 Northern California Book Reviewers Recognition Award A paperback version is available under the title California’s Wild Coast; information here. This new volume captures the beauty of the California coast from Mendocino, Point Reyes, and the San Francisco Bay down through Carmel, […]

Hardcover, ISBN: 9781597142991 Available on Aerio and at your local independent bookstore

Everything Indicates: Bay Bridge Poems and Portraits

Local poets were hoisted up into the windy towers of the new eastern span of the San Francisco–Oakland Bay Bridge in April 2011 to observe and map its progress and something of its soul. Their words, enhanced by the luminous photographs of Thomas Michael Alleman, are gathered in Everything Indicates, a tribute to the people […]

Hardcover, ISBN: 9780692016916 Available on Aerio and at your local independent bookstore

Fightin’ Words: 25 Years of Provocative Poetry and Prose from “The Blue-Collar” PEN

Energy crackles through PEN Oakland’s new collection of poetry and prose, in which 125 works distill radical politics and the need for social justice into passionate literature. Pieces span the spectrum of human emotion: from rage, as in Floyd Salas’s declamation against torture, to grief in CB Follett’s “Words to the Mother Whose Son Shot My Son,” to joy and […]

Paperback, ISBN: 9780615967974 Available on Aerio and at your local independent bookstore

The High Sierra of California

The High Sierra of California is a brilliant tribute to the bold, jagged peaks that have inspired generations of naturalists, artists, and writers. Using traditional Japanese and European woodcut techniques, Killion has created stunning visual images of the Sierra that focus on the backcountry above nine thousand feet, accessible only on foot. Accompanying these riveting […]

Paperback, ISBN: 9781890771997 Available on Aerio and at your local independent bookstore
Hardcover, ISBN: 9781890771515 Available on Aerio and at your local independent bookstore

How Do I Begin?: A Hmong American Literary Anthology

Hmong history and culture can be found in the form of oral stories, oral poetry, textile art, and music but there is no written account of Hmong life, by a Hmong hand, passed down through the centuries. As an undergraduate, Burlee Vang experienced this void when he received valuable advice from his English professor: “Write […]

Paperback, ISBN: 9781597141505
Price: $16.95

Room to Breathe: The Wild Heart of the San Francisco Peninsula

With San Francisco and “Silicon Valley” just down the road, the hills and valleys of the San Francisco Peninsula would have been teeming with residential development had it not been for a group of visionaries who forty years ago created the Midpeninsula Regional Open Space District*. More than two hundred miles of trails bring hikers, […]

Paperback, ISBN: 9781597141994 Available on Aerio and at your local independent bookstore

Tamalpais Walking: Poetry, History, and Prints

2010 NCIBA Book of the Year Award Winner In a new collaboration by the authors of the bestselling The High Sierra of California, readers are introduced to the unique mountain overlooking San Francisco Bay. A source of story and myth since time began, Mt. Tamalpais has inspired conservationists, trail builders, botanists, artists, and poets for […]

Hardcover, ISBN: 9781597140973 Available on Aerio and at your local independent bookstore
Paperback, ISBN: 9781597142595 Available on Aerio and at your local independent bookstore

Vital Signs

The product of six years of reflection and documentation, Vital Signs takes us on a walk through one of California’s largest cities: San Bernardino—generally presented in the media as a center of urban blight and high crime. In this passionate collaboration, poet Juan Delgado and photographer Thomas McGovern celebrate the working-class Latino communities of the […]

Paperback, ISBN: 9781597142502 Available on Aerio and at your local independent bookstore