ROBERT AQUINAS MCNALLY. Simply to Know Its Name. Paperback, 66 pages. $15. www.graysonbooks.com
Dick Allen, the Connecticut state poet laureate who selected this book for the Grayson Books Poetry Prize, calls Simply to Know Its Name “a deeply splendid collection. Few poets
ROD MILLER. Goodnight Goes Riding and Other Poems. Pen-L Publishing. Trade paperback, 84 pages, ISBN 978-1-940222-63-9, $12.97. www.Pen-L.com.
Spur Award-winning poet Rod Miller provides variety in both subject and style in poems crafted with artistry and attention to the realities of the American West. From thoughtful to frivolous,
KARLA K. MORTON. Constant State of Leaping. Paperback, 116 pages, 8.95. Texas Review Press.
This collection, Morton’s tenth, is a bold book of poetry delving into risks. It’s the moving forward; the constant discovery of new things. Using a combination of quotes,
JOHN NESBITT. Thorns on the Rose. Western Trail Blazer. 76 pages; trade paperback $8.95; westerntrailblazer.com.
This is as collection of Western poetry. It includes lyric and narrative poems in traditional forms such as sonnets and ballads as well as in free verse. Praised for its
VERNON SCHMID. Collected Poems, 1964-2014. Self-published. Trade paperback, 218 pages, $20.
Includes the Kansas-born, prize-winning poet’s thoughts on the West, rural America, religion and his experiences in Northern Ireland, Mexico, Israel and Palestinian Territories. Thoughtful and literate.
RED SHUTTLEWORTH. Johnny Ringo. Riverhouse. www.redshuttleworth.com.
This epic poem won a Spur Award as Best Western Poem in 2013.