Poetry Series

The River City Poetry series is edited by Andrew Hudgins. Educated at Huntingdon College and the University of Alabama, Hudgins earned his M.F.A. from the University of Iowa in 1983. His volumes of poetry include Ecstatic in the PoisonBabylon in a JarThe Glass Hammer: A Southern Childhood, and Saints and Strangers, which was short-listed for the Pulitzer Prize. Hudgins's awards and honors include the Witter Bynner Award for Poetry, the Hanes Poetry Prize, and fellowships from the Bread Loaf Writers' Conference, the Ingram Merrill Foundation, and the National Endowment for the Arts.

world_without_end.graham A World Without End
(River City Poetry Series, Volume Six)
Matthew Graham  

In the sixth volume of the River City Poetry Series, Matthew Graham muses over the stages of life and the entelechy of the human spirit, over the internal missions that are seeded within us from birth, and yet how our environments define and transform us.

ISBN: 978-1-57966-050-5

My Mother's Cuba

My Mother's Cuba
(River City Poetry Series, Volume Seven)
Eva Skrande

In My Mother's Cuba, the poet's eye sees a world abundant, zooming in on mistrals, pomegranates, olive branches, violet bones, happy alligators, a child eating an apple in three bites.

ISBN: 978-1-57966-076-5

man_under_my_skin.gray The Man Under My Skin
Juliana Gray  

Among these pages, readers will encounter Civil Rights activists, an aviary of symbolic birds, a panty thief, a vengeful skeleton, and a sensual vision of heaven.

ISBN: 978-1-57966-067-3


The Soft Blare
Nick Norwood

An astonishing evocation of the interior and exterior landscapes of our visitable world and its dazzling, lyrical intensity.

ISBN: 978-1-57966-048-2


Shawn Sturgeon

Strikingly lyrical poems that evoke the irony of our age and delve into the soul of our contemporary world.

ISBN: 978-1-880216-56-9


How We Came To Stand on That Shore
Jay Rogoff

Wry and moving poems that move from narratives of Jewish immigrant ancestors to a celebration of ritual, return, and redemption.

ISBN: 978-1-57966-032-1


Ready To Eat the Sky
Kevin Pilkington

Award-winning poet reveals a new understanding of the everyday through unexpected use of language and imagery.

ISBN: 978-1-57966-014-7