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We proudly represent artists Rhett L. Beck and Melanie Sunbeam Smith.  
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This site is dedicated to the memory of Jane Chancellor Moore.
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work to learn more about this show  and
upcoming events at the gallery.
Paintings, Prints and
Mixed Media by

July 15 - Sept 22, 2015
Artist's Reception
Friday July 17, 5-7pm
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books to learn more about these
publications and all of our other
Broadstone Books titles.
                    WHAT'S NEW AT BROADSTONE MEDIA

Broadstone Books is happy to announce that we will publish new poetry collections by
Kryssa Schemmerling (Iris In) and Jeremy Paden (Ruina Montium) in the coming months.  
Watch for details.

The previously announced show by Joan Schulte at the Jane Chancellor Moore Gallery will
be rescheduled, and we are pleased to announce the return this fall of gallery artist
with her "Joshua Tree Series" of photographs.  This exhibit is part of the 2015
Louisville Photo Biennial,  and we are excited to be included among the more than fifty
galleries and venues participating in this regional celebration of the art of photography.

Broadstone Books
is featured in a "Meet the Press" interview with Nin Andrews on the
"Best American Poetry" website!  The interview includes extensive coverage of our
forthcoming book
To Banquet with the Ethiopians by Philip Brady (see below).
Click here to read the interview.  Thanks, Nin!

The reviews are pouring in on Joanna Kurowska's poetry collection
The Butterfly's Choice
(see below)!  Darryl Price in the Olentangy Review, Natasha Persaud in Vine Leaves
Literary Journal,
and Sunil Sharma in Fox Chase Review are all agreed that this is a must
read.  We modestly concur.  See excerpts
here or click on the reviewer names to read the
full reviews.

Congratulations to Broadstone Books author Jonathan Greene on the release of composer
Paul Lansky's new album
Contemplating Weather, the title piece of which uses several of
Jonathan's poems at the text for this contemporary chorale work.
Click here to visit Bridge
Records to learn more about or to purchase the album.

We are delighted to announce that
Small Press Distribution has agreed to distribute our
titles nationally!  This will apply to most titles published beginning in 2015 along with
selected titles from our backlist.

A NOTE ON SUBMISSIONS TO BROADSTONE BOOKS:  We are currently reading for
publication in 2017. We are maintaining an open submission policy for now, however be
aware that any work accepted is unlikely to appear for at least two years from acceptance,
possibly longer.  For our full submission policy,
click here.
Like Musical Instruments
83 Contemporary American Poets

Photographs by John Sarsgard
Edited by Larry Fagin

Part fine art photobook, part poetry anthology, this
volume celebrates the special place of poets and
poetry in America's literary life.
Love That Moves The Sun
John Hay

Seven stories by this award-winning Kentucky
author are fashioned into a single narrative of
growth and discovery for Johnnie and his special
friend Olivia.  Tinged with nostalgia of growing
up in the middle of America during the middle of
the last century, this is also a timeless story of
A Poem by Robert Morgan

Broadstone Books is pleased to offer this landmark poem
by one of America’s most celebrated contemporary
Appalachian authors for the first time in an edition of its

“Morgan’s witness is radically deep, and mountainously
lofty; it is also characterized by astonishing attention to
                                    Michael McFee
The Butterfly's Choice
Poetry by
Joanna Kurowska

"The best book of poetry I've read in a long time."
Gloria Mindock, editor, Červená Barva Press

Informed by the poet's immigrant experience of shifting
between homelands and languages, and underpinned by
her exploration of gnosticism, these are works of clear-
eyed observation and studied contemplation.
To Banquet with the Ethiopians
A Memoir of Life before the Alphabet
Poetry by
Philip Brady  

"I don’t know anyone with Philip Brady’s profound
sense of his work’s embeddedness in history, its origins
in the body, its realization of community. Long live the
Ethiopians!       —H.L.Hix, author of
Chromatic and
First Fire, Then Birds

Poised between myth and time, this unique verse
memoir blends Homer’s discovery the alphabet with a
man’s recovery from near death and a boy’s struggle to
see the adult world through the prism of an ancient epic.
Coming this Fall

Taking the Fifth
and Running with It
A Psychological Guide for the
Hard of Hearing and Blind
Poetry by
Joseph D. Reich  

Reich's "experimental, empirical approach to evaluating
his culture's impressions is one
of raw, unwavering
critical observations everyone needs to hear.”
                       Kat Lahr, Thought Collection Publishing

Poet and social worker Joseph Reich diagnoses the
waking, walking psychosis of modern America in verse
as frenetic and fragmented as his subject matter.  This is
poetry deftly and dramatically suited to its time.