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By Robert B. Shaw

Only the One Sky


June 2016

Previous Issues


By Dabney Stuart

Previous Issues


Nov 2016

After the Invocation


By John N. Miller


By Michael Miller

In the Mirror


By Robert Shaw

A Late Spring, and After
First and Last Words


By Stuart Friebert


May 2017

Pinyon Review
Scant Hours

March 14, 2018: Scant Hours: Selected Poems of Elisabeth Schmeidel, Translated by Stuart Friebert

Elisabeth Schmeidel (1945-2012), born in Austria, taught art and wrote seriously and furiously. In a diversity of voices and poetic forms, Scant Hours explores war and violence; relationships with love, family, sickness, inner life. The original German version was published by scaneg Verlag/Munich.  

Scant Hours guides us through Elisabeth Schmeidel’s poetic worlds. The Early world is marked by war, violence, fear. The lyric voice in Later becomes inward. Later Still includes brief and extended lines, clear stanzas and loosely grouped lines, associative suggestions and narrative sentences.

With sensitivity and creativity, Stuart Friebert brings Schmeidel’s images and word collages into English; he creates a tone that allows access to the fine voices and moods of Schmeidel’s language.”—From the Introduction by Thomas Wild

October, 2017—Solstice Interview: Stuart Friebert: On translating Elisabeth Schmeidel’s poetry Interview by Dzvinia Orlowsky

Stuart Friebert discusses translating the poetry of Austrian, Elisabeth Schmeidel (1945-2012). Read the Interview

October 23, 2017—A Word’s Worth Review: “This volume is a real invocation of the Muse and will keep its freshness and sense of meaning long after reading.” Read the Review

October 10, 2017: Pinyon Review Fall Issue

True West by GL Entsminger; Poems by: G Hotham, N Harrison, M Miller, J Miller, J Plack, E Schmeidel, S Friebert, D Mager, Y Changming, L Shaw, & D Phillippo; Stopping By Words, Monologue by K Heinzleman; Light Painting Water, Photography by S Friebert; Poetry+Art by D Moore & K Borque, F & G Tolf, G & S Entsminger; The Dream Within A Dream, Story by B DeArmond; Pines On Fire, Cover Art by J Friedenberg

October 2017—Reading at Malvern Books:

Kurt Heinzelman reads from Whatever You May Say

Book Launch at Malvern Books, Austin TX.  Watch the Reading on YouTube: Part 1, Part 2, Part 3

August 9, 2017—A Word’s Worth Review: “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

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

November 11, 2017—A Word’s Worth Review: “a poetry collection that carries the reader away with its freshness, its unusually wry and unsentimental tone, the poems unfolding with surprises for the reader that sometimes border on caprice.” Read the Review
November 2, 2017: The World Doesn’t Know You Poems by Tim Suermondt
“A joyful love of life shines ... Whether the speaker of the poem is spreading tar on a roof with his father, envisioning Sinatra spurned by a lover, or wearing a Mets cap in a cathedral, the tone is consistently appealing: charmed and charming. ”—JOHN SKOYLES

November 24, 2017—Brevity & the Art of Haiku:

Gary Hotham, author of Stone’s Throw, speaks to the Eliot Society

Why read or write poetry? Because poetry lets the writer do something with language that other forms can't do. The words and rhythms of a well-crafted poem have the power to alter our vision, and to deepen our delight and wonder at the created world.  Watch and Listen to the Talk

December 27, 2017—A Word’s Worth Review: “Moonflowers, wild beasts, snakes with fangs extended, fairy queens, goblins — creatures from old mythologies and cultures rise from the unconscious of poet and artist.” Read the Review

December 20, 2017: How Still the Riddle Poems by Francine Marie Tolf, Art by Gale Tolf

My golden hair is turning gray, / my sins are sinned, my wild oats flung. / Now’s the time to pen a book / of rhymes for children old and young.”

Francine’s late sister, Gale Tolf, created the artwork, drawing inspiration in myth, legend, and fairytale, a perfect complement to these thoughtful, loving, and life-fulfilling poems.

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Pinyon Publishing

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