Mourning Katrina: A Poetic Response to Tragedy

Mourning Katrina:
A Poetic Response to Tragedy

Editor: Joanne V. Gabbin

  • Poetry
  • ISBN 978-9800077-8-7
  • 212 Pages +
  • 6 x 9 inches
  • Paperback: $19.95

This amazing collection of poems was born out of human suffering. It's about devastation and grief, the politics of poverty and race, and the failure of society to act humanely... But it's also about hope and healing.

When Hurricane Katrina ripped through the Gulf Coast leaving over 1800 dead and 1.3 million homeless, editor Joanne V. Gabbin was shocked and angry at the government's slow response. Gabbin—a Professor of English at James Madison University—launched the Mourning Katrina project to help the victims sort out the disaster's horrific events.

Mourning Katrina is the result of that literary outreach. More than 200 participants—young and old, neophytes and master poets alike—give voice to the rainbow that comes after the storm, the revival of spirit that comes out of the depths of tested faith.

Mourning Katrina is about anger, grief and hope, memory and music, accusations and prayer. "The voices in this poetry," notes Lisa Tracy, author of Muddy Waters: The Legacy of Katrina," may be the very best way to make sure we do not forget. Because it's not over yet, and we must not forget."

Rockbridge: A Photographic Essay

Rockbridge: A Photographic Essay

Authors/Photographers: Bruce Young & Jennifer Law Young

Foreword by: Willard Scott

  • Art/Poetry
  • ISBN 0-9768238-4-5
  • 124 Pages +
  • 9.5 x 12 inches
  • Case Bound & Dust Jacket: $39.95

What prompted two White House news photographers to give up prestigious positions to move to the "sticks" of western Virginia? Words alone cannot answer this question. It is only in the powerful images captured by this talented duo that one can understand their decision. Frustrated by the lack of a coffee table book to give their friends, the Youngs made another decision - to produce the book themselves. They spent the next several years chronicling the beauty of Rockbridge County in this masterful book. Over 125 photographs tell the story. Inspirational quotes appear throughout the book; endnotes explain the locations and often inspiration. America's weatherman Willard Scott, who makes his home in Rockbridge County, wrote the forward explaining his love for this beautiful land.

Rockbridge is published in classic style with rich cloth, foil stamping, textured end leafs, art paper and hand stitched binding.



Author/Artist: Mary-Susan Kirkpatrick

  • Art/Poetry
  • ISBN 978-0-9820172-2-7 (HC)
  • ISBN 0-9820172-0-3 (PB)
  • 132 Pages +
  • 8.4 x 10.9 inches
  • Hardcover: $97.00
  • Paperback: $37.00

Beau-He-Me-N-Rib explores the unique original paintings, clay creations and poetry of Mary-Susan Kirkpatrick. Viewers will appreciate the personality of this soulful artist, revealing her natural expression and great sense of shape and color combinations. Mary-Susan's work gracefully flows across each canvas. Readers will enjoy the poetry she writes for her paintings. The artist's lifelong distinctive style continues into three dimensions with a selection of her favorite clay sculptures in matte shades of antiquity.

Lines and Lyrics

Lines and Lyrics

Author: Lois Perkins Crewdson

  • Poetry
  • ISBN 0-9776841-6-4
  • 98 Pages +
  • 7 x 10 inches
  • Paperback: $21.95

A beautiful collection of poetry, lyrics, and award winning art compiled over 50 years, left filed away from the world, until a victorious battle against cancer prompted the author to present this faith-filled collection as an inspiration to others.

Seven full color plates of the author's original art work make this first edition a must for serious supporters of the arts. This is a sweet, touching book that will make anyone smile - trutly the perfect gift.

Blue and Gray Ballads

Blue and Gray Ballads

Author: Richard Raymond, III

  • Civil War/History
  • ISBN 0-9776841-7-2
  • 108 Pages +
  • 7 x 11 inches
  • Paperback: $17.95

For the first time ever - the entire story of the Civil War, told in a traditional poetic style. This is a moving read with many period illustrations. Raymond captures and honors the valor of soldiers North and South - a must have in every Civil War collection.

A Life Well Lived

A Life Well Lived:
A Gift of Presence

Author: Harold S. Goodman

  • Art/Poetry
  • ISBN 0-9800077-3-2
  • 204 Pages +
  • 8 x 5 inches
  • Paperback: $18.95

A Life Well Lived is a collection of daily journal comments by Harold Goodman about living a joyous life based on his personal philosophy of each person taking full responsibility for their own happiness.

"If you’re not happy with your life, guess who I think is responsible."

Harold Goodman