Review of Descent & Other Poems by Timothy Ogene


Zino Asalar reviews Descent & Other Poems I approached this collection as I do every book of poetry – with combined exhilaration and apprehension. One hardly knows what to expect from an encounter in which faces are not seen, in which one must navigate on the strength of voices alone. Timothy Ogene’s, in these 21 […]

The OZYMANDIAS EFFECT, poetry by Martina R. Newberry


A video poem of the poem The Ozymandias Effect from Martina’s new book Never Completely Awake. Here is what Gerald Locklin says about the book. More praise can be found here. These poems are driven by a passion both sexual and scriptural through configurations of surrender to instinctive logic and imaginative opportunities. Nothing is lost upon her. She […]

Combed by Crows
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Praise for Combed by CrowsTo apply Dennis Camire’s own words to himself, he is indeed a “birder of words” working at “altruism’s altitude.” If all poetry implies a vision, what the poems in Combed by Crows see is how important beauty is in a broken world—beauty and compassion—how they can be found almost anywhere, in the autistic boy […]

Submission update; reading suspended


Dear writers: thank you for your interest in Deerbrook Editions. The reading of submissions is now suspended until further notice. The press has received so many submissions during the last period, and actually over the past couple of years, that the response time is quite slow right now, at least until all are reviewed and contact info […]


Award winning writers


Dawn Potter, author of The Conversation: Learning to Be a Poet,  Dawn is the author or editor of seven books of prose and poetry. Same Old Story, her most recent poetry collection, is a nominee for the 2014 Los Angeles Times Book Award for Poetry. Her memoir, Tracing Paradise: Two Years in Harmony with John Milton, won the 2010 Maine Literary Award […]

Publishers of poetry, now of fiction, and non-fiction


                Our garden is one of books. We plant seeds of intellect and harvest nourishment for culture. If you value art and culture then you are in a likely place to find something fruitful for the eye and mind. Our three graces might be but are not limited […]


Poets in the Web, a reading


Poets in the Web – Sarah White and Donna Reis, two Deerbrook poets in NY, will be reading at Cornelia Street Café, Tuesday, February 21st @ 6:00. The Cornelia Street Café • 29 Cornelia Street • New York, NY 10014 • Phone:  212-989-9319 Wars Don’t Happen Anymore is Sarah White’s recent book from Deerbrook Editions. No Passing […]

Australian Book Review; Descent & Other Poems among 2016 Books of the Year


This just in: On the ABR Website, if you scroll down about 3/4 of the way to Felicity Plunkett’s section, Timothy Ogene’s book is mentioned, with a link to the press blog: Nigerian-born Timothy Ogene’s Descent and Other Poems examines love, doubt, solitude and migration in attentive, luminous poems. Thank you Felicity Plunkett!  

November’s new title, Won’t Be Long


Won’t Be Long Poems Short, Poems Shorter, Poems Shortest by Solonche, J. R. ISBN: 978-0-9975051-3-9 Paperback 5 x 7; 182 pages $18.00 A progression in verse by way of decreasing duration ie. length of lines and numbers of words -while the purport remains provocative, humorous, poignantly astute. Michael Meyerhofer praise for Won’t Be Long:  “Sweet Jesus, […]

Save the Monarch


At City Hall, Portland, ME, Martin Steingesser presents his poem On Eagle Lake, and Save The Monarch petition card to raise awareness about chemicals like Roundup that are effecting he ecosystem, wildlife and water supply. A copy of the petition is posted here along with the performance video. There are other petitions you can sign on […]

Thank you writers


We received good work last period, so many submissions though, that we will be shortening the period deadline to October first. We already have six possible manuscripts that could be published from last period. Notices will be going out soon. Sorry for the long wait. Right now several books from last year are in the planning / prepress […]

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New book The Vagabond’s Bookshelf: A Reader’s Memoir


The Vagabond’s Bookshelf: A Reader’s Memoir by Dawn Potter was at The Frost Place for the  Conference on Poetry and Teaching And it is now available on the Website here where shipping is included in the price, so that’s free shipping if you order from this site. The Vagabond’s Bookshelf is also selling on amazon where it is […]