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ISBN 1-894800-91-5 Bye Bye Blackbird (poetry) 18.95
published 2006 114 pages

Bye Bye Blackbird is a compelling and fresh approach to the story of Miles Davis, the man and the musician. Richard Stevenson writes like a true jazz fan, in poetic admiration for another artist, his imagination swelling with the music of jazz.

ISBN 1-894800-49-4 A Charm of Finches (poetry) 15.95
published 2004 72 pages

With A Charm of Finches Richard Stevenson continues the project he began with Hot Flashes: illuminating his own experience through the skillful use of Japanese poetic forms. Once again he distills the essence of a time and place through his own participation as witness and chronicler to an ongoing human story.

ISBN 978-1-77171-005-3 A Dog Named Normal (poetry) 23.95
published 2013 102 pages

“Sticks and stones may break my bones/but words will never hurt me,” goes the homiletic children’s rhyme. But no: words become both cudgel and wand… Follow poet Richard Stevenson as he looks back at his childhood, adolescence, middle age, and forward to retirement; at the naming and name-calling. A dog named Normal may be tugging at the leash, but even a family pet can sport a rueful grin as he looks over his shoulder for approval.

ISBN 978-1-897430-15-6 The Emerald Hour (poetry w/photographs) 21.95
published 2008 106 pages

In The Emerald Hour, poet Richard Stevenson returns to the Japanese forms of haiku and tanka, seemingly the simplest yet most precise of poetic forms. This is his third book of Japanese forms published by Ekstasis Editions.Photographs by Ellen McArthur.

ISBN 0-921215-73-8 Flying Coffins (poetry) 12.95
published 1994 72 pages

Flying Coffins reveals the true Africa in all its unfamiliar ordinariness. The poems explore in clear and witty language the cultural boundaries through which experiences are perceived and transformed with sometimes hilarious results.

ISBN 0-921215-65-7 From the Mouths of Angels (poetry) 12.95
published 1993 72 pages

The poems in From the Mouths of Angels peer through windows to discover what’s beyond the frame. Humourous and philosophical, the subject matter ranges from the language of birds to the interior world of Mondrian’s canvases.

ISBN 978-1-77171-101-2 The Heiligen Effect (poetry) 23.95
published 2015 80 pages

´╗┐The Heiligen Effect refers to an optical effect of refraction that can be observed at dawn or when the sun is at a low aspect behind the observer. When shadows are long and the dew on the lawn has yet to evaporate, a couple walking across the grass may see a halo over the shadow of the head of his or her companion, but won’t be able to see the halo over his or her own shadow’s head. Lovely metaphor for what goes on inside one’s noggin with respect to the language construct of the self, don’t you think?

ISBN 1-896860-96-6 Hot Flashes: Maiduguri Haiku, Senryi and Tanka (poetry) 14.95
published 2001 72 pages

In Hot Flashes Richard Stevenson uses the Japanese haiku form to illuminate his experience of living and teaching in Africa. Quick images following one after another distil the essence of the unique and sometimes peculiar African world.

ISBN 1-896860-54-0 Nothing Definite Yeti (poetry) 14.95
published 1999 124 pages

Nothing Definite Yeti evokes a delirious world where even monsters have their say. A contemporary bestiary in poem and song, this book speaks for monster in all of us. The young of all ages will find this book a whole lot of fun.