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FLOATING HEART

By Stuart Friebert

TWO MILES WEST

By Gary Lee Entsminger

Two Miles West
Floating Heart

AFTER EDEN

By Diane Vreuls

After Eden
Previous Issues

PINYON REVIEW

November 2015

Aromatics

AROMATICS

By Robert B. Shaw

Only the One Sky

PINYON REVIEW

June 2016

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ONLY THE ONE SKY

By Dabney Stuart

STONE’S THROW

By Gary Hotham

Stone's Throw

June 3, 2017—A Word’s Worth Review: “This is a banner issue of Pinyon Review, a tribute to an aging poet who continued to contribute until her passing last month.” Read the Review

May 18, 2017: Pinyon Review Spring Issue For Jean Zipp Poems by: Diane M. Moore, Tom Montag, Joseph H. Vineis, Brennan Scott Clark, Caitlyn N. Mlodzik, Edward J. Rielly, Carla Schwartz, Sara London, Elisabeth Schmeidel, Jean Zipp, Michael Miller, Robert Lake, and Gary Entsminger    Casino Man, Story by Neil Harrison; Great Blue Herons by Steve Friebert

Art & Poetry by Ernest Williamson III; Digital Paintings by Jay Friedenberg

By Invitation, Cover Painting by Les Taylor

November 17, 2016, Hampshire Gazette Review: “Miller writes of the shadow of death and of signs of continued life, especially in the natural world; of some memories that have become sharper as he ages; and of a sustained love with a longtime partner.” Read the Review
July 28, 2016, A Word’s Worth Review: “At every turn, the reader joins in an exploration of undisguised reality, revealing Miller’s sensitivity and awareness of the human condition.” Read the Review
“I read Michael Miller’s poems with great pleasure in their accurate seeing, their assured phrasing, their true and proportionate feeling.”—Richard Wilbur
January 11, 2017, Able Muse Review: “The use of enjambment, the variations in the length of the sentences, the apparent inevitability of the rhymes all bespeak of a high level of craft.” Read the Review by Brooke Clark
December 23, 2016, Hampshire Gazette Review: “Shaw recalls memories like the wonder he felt for his grandfather’s tool collection, the marks his father left on the kitchen chair, and the feel of crossing a farm field in summer when the heat seems to conjure an ‘uncanny emanation like / a sigh up from the blistering soil.’” Read the Review
September 2 2016, A Word’s Worth Review: “Poetry moving between past and present, life and death, to arrive at four cogent lines: “I’d say this landscape frames / hints of how best to go. / Others may crash in flames. / My goal is afterglow.” .” Read the Review
“Time and again, Shaw brings his subjects to life. Handles of tools look “like lemon jelly petrified.” Plants and animals, youth and age, private life and public history—everything is here in glorious enchantment and detail.”—Timothy Steele
April 25, 2017—A Word’s Worth Review: “A tour de force volume, writing from a well of memories and nostalgic thought that will perturb some and delight others in a range of subjects and characters with sharp bits of philosophy couched between the lines.” Read the Review
April 17, 2017: First and Last Words
Memoir & Stories by Stuart Friebert
Friebert’s stories glide between first and last person, as memoir in 1949, a student in Germany. To ancestors: Eddie and spunky fiancé Gertie. To stories of campus life, fishing, and translations in Czechoslovakia. Stuart’s book echoes the early James Joyce and reminds us that war and intelligence continue.
Previous Issues

PINYON REVIEW

Nov 2016

September 1, 2017: Next In Line
Starting with remembering the dead, Next in Line then explores ways of living: everyday experiences (post office, theatre, clothing sale, a tree being pollarded) and places (Istanbul, Paris, Cape Cod). We meet people, animals, and the larger world looms: people use buses when the underground is bombed, girls drink wine looted during a riot.  
“Barnes’ subject in these lapidary poems is the ruthless passage of time. ‘Why does hair / grow from his ears, why aren’t his trousers clean,’ asks the poem, as though from within the mind that time has begun to erode. ‘Exactly. A world where beauty no longer counts.’ Except that, figure by figure and line by line, these poems make an impassioned case on behalf of beauty: the beauty of form, the beauty of concision, the beauty of unblinking apprehension.”—Linda Gregerson

August 9, 2017—A Word’s Worth Review:

“The forms of poetry in this volume lead the reader into metaphysical adventures and beyond catalogs of description, exposing the existential within everyday life, as well as musings about the Self.” Read the Review

July 31, 2017: Whatever You May Say   Poems by Kurt Heinzelman

“So many poetic forms and topics—ghazal, closet drama, haiku, translations, literary allusions, the demotic, to that crazy little dachshund that keeps sleeping on the couch. Wit and savvy philosophical inquiry—presented lightly with such sprezzatura.”—Paul Mariani,

“Strikingly vivid, hilarious and wise, the poems meditate on a range of subjects: sunflowers, barking dogs, Texas landscapes, memory, wars. ”—Wendy Barker

After the Invocation

AFTER THE INVOCATION

By John N. Miller

Next In Line
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