Nodin Press is proud to represent some of the Midwest's finest poets.

Ambiguous Parables

Ted Bowman

ISBN: 978-1-947237-36-0 / 84 pages / $17.00

Ambiguous Parables explores those regions of experience we pass through, sometimes holding our breath or nervously whistling a merry tune, but more often caught up in inexplicable emotions we’d rather come to grips with than avoid. The loss of a loved one, for example.



Margaret Hasse
ISBN: 978-1-947237-38-4 / 100 pages / $17.00

In her new collection of poetry, Hasse explores the sorrows and delights of daily life through narratives and ruminations enlivened by her lightning-quick imagination and her care in choosing images to achieve the desired effect. Her attention ranges widely, from the counter-culture vibe of the distant past (as in “Summer of Love, 1967” and “Marijuana”) to the humor and acceptance of aging that enliven the present.


Speaking in Riddles

Sharon Chmielarz

ISBN: 978-1-947237-34-6 / 76 pages paperback / $16.00

Riddles! They’re ancient! They’re half descriptive poem, half mind-teaser. These  riddles range from easy to difficult. Their solutions can lead to interesting associative guesses, not to mention solo or group fun.

Zach Czaia

ISBN: 978-1-947237-39-1 / 80 pages / $17.00

Zach Czaia’s new poetry collection, Knucklehead, offers signposts, way stations, and commanding views along one person’s journey toward enlightenment and compassion through living a fully human life, day by day.

little eternities
Sharon ChmielarzM
978-1-935666-99-8 / $17

The poet muses on history, memory, language, lost love, and the rain on the roof in this very personal collection. It's chock full of humor and subtle charm, eliciting comparisons to both the brilliant wordplay of Marianne Moore and the subtle metaphysics of Wisława Szymborska.  Humor abounds in poems such as “Size,” which describes the world inhabited by a woman who wears a size 0 dress, and a series of reflections about a Halloween pumpkin containing the line "Humans want their gods to look like them / and lead them through the dark."

Between Us
Margaret Hasse
978-1-935666-91-2 / $17

The themes in Margaret Hasse’s new collection range from European travel to reconnecting with distant friends, from knitting to learning to ride a bike. Always thoughtful, un-labored, fresh, her images stir and occasionally provoke us to share affections and antipathies as they come to life on the printed page.

All This and More - Carol Connolly

$16.00 / 96 pp

Carol Connolly, Saint Paul’s Poet Laureate, is well-known for her zany, ribald voice and her capacity to render the anguish and humor of human relationships. In this new collection she explores the vein she probed in her first volume, Payments Due: Onstage Offstage, and in a series of poetry readings from the Dudley Riggs comedyWhat’s So Funny About Being Female? Her new collection is irreverent, political, poignant—and filled with the insight of a woman who has seen life from many angles.

Cloves & Honey - Athena Kildegaard

$16.00 / 108 pp

This collection came about as the result of the author’s year-long discipline of writing a single love poem every day. The best of these poems, winnowed and reworked but as fresh as the day they were written, have been gathered here into a single volume that tracks the seasons, the various forms love can take, the ebb and flow of domestic affection, and daily interactions with family, friends, and the surrounding countryside, reminding us of the mysterious power of love to heal, enliven, and inspire.

Earth's Appetite - Margaret Hasse

$16.00 / 92 pages

In her fourth collection of poems, award-winning poet Margaret Hasse explores various appetites—for adventure, sex, the outdoors, home, love—from the points of view of parent, child, lover, and friend. She celebrates the “here-and-now heaven of today,” while reminding us of the rich relationships we forge and sometimes lose as our lives unfold. They’re full of wit, sensuality, joy, and heart.

Milk and Tides - Margaret Hasse

ISBN 978-1-932472-75-2
$16.00 / 80 pp

In this lyrical collection of poems, Margaret Hasse covers a wide range of experience, from adoption and childrearing to reflections on war, changing seasons, hand-me-down clothes, and forgetting the name of an item needed from a hardware store. Some of the poems are meditative, others are humorous, but they invariably spring from close observation and the deft use of images and expressions to expose the beauty, challenge, and mystery of common life.

The Wind Blows, the Ice Breaks:
Poems of Loss and Renewal by Minnesota Poets

edited by Ted Bowman and Elizabeth Bourque Johnson
ISBN: 978-1-935666-00-4
$19.95 / 208 pp

This anthology contains a wide array of poems by Minnesota poets dealing with the experience of personal loss, grief, and recovery. Among the specific themes are divorce, the death of a child, and giving up a child for adoption. The selections also include moving descriptions of healing and the return of high spirits. Among the poets included are Deborah Keenan, Wang Ping, John Berryman, James Wright, and Robert Bly.


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