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 This new volume captures the beauty of the California coast from Mendocino, Point Reyes, and the San Francisco Bay down through Carmel, Big Sur, Santa Barbara, and Santa Monica. Woodcut artist Tom Killion’s prints […]

Hardcover, ISBN: 978-1-59714-299-1
Price: $50.00
Paperback, ISBN: 978-1-59714-365-3
Price: $25.00

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: 978-0-692-01691-6
Price: $20.00

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: 978-0-615-96797-4
Price: $18.00

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: 978-1-890771-99-7
Price: $25.00
Hardcover, ISBN: 978-1-890771-51-5
Price: $50.00

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: 978-1-59714-150-5 Temporarily Out of Stock

Releasing the Days

Releasing the Days is the first collection of poetry drawn from over thirty years of Stephen Meadows’s work. Crafted from his sense of place and grounded in ocean, orchard, and rock, his poems strip down life to its bare essentials. Memory joins hands with the reeds and the smell of matches. An old woman leans […]

Paperback, ISBN: 978-1-59714-165-9
Price: $12.95

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

Final sale! Was $24.95, now $6.24. 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 […]

Paperback, ISBN: 978-1-59714-199-4
Price: $6.24

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: 978-1-59714-097-3
Price: $50.00
Paperback, ISBN: 978-1-59714-259-5
Price: $25.00

Vital Signs

Final sale! Was $18.95, now $4.74. 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 […]

Paperback, ISBN: 978-1-59714-250-2
Price: $4.74