Nine Mile Book Series

Nine Mile Book Series


Current catalogue books are available at Small Press Distribution or at Amazon, or by contacting us directly!

A Little Gut Magic - $16.00 ($3.00 shipping)

by Matthew Lippman (2018)

Also available as an ebook on iBooks  and Amazon.


“I  love  this  book.  These  are  the  most  natural  poems  I’ve  ever  read.  How  they  flow.  How  they  touch  the  heads  of  thoughts  so  lightly  and  lovingly  and  move  on.  I  say  this  is  as  someone  who  runs  from  even  the  rumor  of  a  party:  If  these  poems  were  people  I  would  so  crash  their  jamboree.  “A  Little  Gut  Magic”invents  a  genre:  imaginative  decency.  Is  that  a  genre  or  a  style?  Is  this  a  book  or  an  embrace?  In  these  spikey  days  of  distance  and  exclusion,  Matthew  Lippman  is  trying  hard  to  find  room  for  everyone,  and  almost  succeeds.”—Bob  Hicok,  author  of  most  recently,  Hold.


Matthew  Lippman  is  the  author  of  four  poetry  collections—The  New  Year  of  Yellow  (winner  of  the  Kathryn  A.  Morton  Prize,  Sarabande  Books),  Monkey  Bars,  Salami  Jew,  and  American  Chew  (winner  of  the  Burnside  Review  of  Books  Poetry  Prize)



The You That All Along Has Housed You:

A Sequence  - $16.00 ($3.00 shipping)

by Leslie Ullman (2019)

Also available as an ebook on iBooks  and Amazon.


“Leslie Ullman has the ability to spin illuminating spells through and around the matter of earth and life. Her vision penetrates with an attention as careful and as transforming as day through clear water, as moonlight on stone. She is an artisan with words, and the results are poems embodying the intricacy and beauty of the subjects they honor.” —Pattiann Rogers


Leslie Ullman is  author of four poetry collections,  most recently Progress on the Subject of Immensity (University of New Mexico Press, 2013. Her first collection, Natural Histories, won the Yale Series of Younger Poets Prize, and Slow Work Through Sand won the Iowa Poetry Prize. She has published a hybrid book of craft essays and writing exercises, Library of Small Happiness (3: A Taos Press, 2017).  She is Professor Emerita at University of Texas-El Paso and teaches in the low-residency MFA Program at Vermont College of the Fine Arts. Now a resident of Taos, New Mexico, she teaches skiing in the winters at Taos Ski Valley.



The Golem Verses - $16.00 ($3.00 shipping)

by Diane R. Wiener (2018)

Also available as an ebook on iBooks  and Amazon.


In Diane Wiener's original and fearless debut collection, we enter a dreamscape where Jewish mysticism, childhood games, pop culture and poetry's canon are blended together and all fair game. At its heart is Golem—part advisor, part imaginary playmate, possible lover—a mythical figure who "believe[s] she can be anything" and is playful, wise, and always kind. Wiener welcomes us into a magical, mystifying world that is somehow also intimate and familiar. "Tie the bows," she generously tells us, "hem your brushed brown trousers. Lean in, I'm here." —Ona Gritz, author of the poetry collection, Geode and the memoir, On the Whole: A Story of Mothering and Disability



Perfect Crime - $16.00 ($2.99 shipping)

by David Weiss (2017)



“Perfect Crime is brilliant!”     — Jody Stewart.


“Perfect Crime is a haunted book. In it one feels a pas de deux of despair and obliquity, of image and abstraction. A wry, humorous darkness broods over the pages. Greek myths that thread through the book–Demeter, Andromache, Chronos, Kore, Echo, Hermes and the gang–imply a larger pattern of doom for humans–humans who have “expiration dates” and are usually crushed in their passionate contacts with gods. In the face of such doom, the human exercise of consciousness, through language, is a brave defiance, that these poems act out in page after page. Perfect Crime feels like one long poem, a “highway / with no exit ramps” and “no exits,” coherent in tone and method."     — Rosanna Warren

Where I Come From - $11.99 ($2.99 Shipping)

by Jackie Warren Moore



Of this poet, Rachel Guido deVries writes, “Jackie Warren-Moore’s poems take a good, clear look at our world and its ‘passing of civility.’  She writes with passion and rage about ‘Uncle Joe’ stealing her innocence, and can take on the voice of a Trayvon or a Grandmother with equal force and insight.  Her concluding poem, where ‘the women gather in circles’ and ‘make plans to rock the world,’  speaks to the passion and fervor with which she takes on that world, and pushes us to do the same.”



Selected Late Poems of Georg Trakl - $7.49 ($2.99 Shipping)

Translated by Bob Herz (2016)



This book includes all the poems Trakl wrote in the last two years of his life, from Sebastian in Dream and the poems that appeared in Der Brenner, plus some poems from other periods showing the development of the poet’s art.  The book also includes a long essay on Trakl and on his poems.



Bad Angels - $19.99 ($2.99 Shipping)

by Sam Pereira (2015)



Of this poet Peter Everwine wrote, “He’s an original.”  Pereira’s work has been praised by Norman Dubie, David St. John, and Peter Campion, among others.



Poems for Lorca - $9.95 ($2.99 Shipping)

by Walt Shepperd (2012)



The poems continue Mr. Shepperd’s lifelong effort to truly see and record the life around him. Lorca is his daughter, and the poems constitute an invaluable generational gift from father to daughter, and from friend, colleague, and community member to all of us.



Some Time in the Winter - $15.99 ($2.99 Shipping)

by Michael Burkard (2014)



A reprint of the famed original 1978 chapbook with an extended essay by Mr. Burkard on the origins of the poem and his thoughts about it.




Prior publications include the following, all out of print.




The Airplane Burial Ground

James Crenner (1976)


Of this book Marvin Bell wrote: “… the poet turns the pain of loss into the presence of art.” Mr. Crenner was co-founder and co-editor of The Seneca Review.




William Burtis (1978)


He writes with a real sense of life lived that shines through every poem here.




Herbert Scott (1978; chapbook)


A long poem written with the precisionist’s ear and the surgeon’s knife.



Screen Gems

John Bowie (1978)


A posthumous book by a brilliant and extraordinary poet, with memorial essays and poems about Mr. Bowie by David St. John, Bob Herz, Larry Levis, Bill Burtis, and Debora Greger.



Some Time In The Winter

Michael Burkard (1978; chapbook)


A marvelous long poem, reflective and inward.



The Passionate City

Barbara Moore (1979)


Phillip Booth wrote, “Barbara Moore’s poems are serious business; they spare nothing… in sharing with us their knowledge that we, too, are ‘made / Of grief and disparity and food and love.’”



The Olive Grove

David St. John (1980)


These poems give us the brilliance one expects from David St. John:. They are elegant, witty, comprehensive, and praising.



The Year is Approaching Snow

James Cervantes (1981)


A great collection by this well-known and highly regarded poet, essayist, critic, magazine editor, publisher, anthology architect.



The Love & Death Boy

Roger Weingarten (1981)


The work includes poems by Mr. Weingarten and pictures of sculpture by Dina Yellen.

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