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We proudly represent artists Rhett L. Beck and Melanie Sunbeam Smith.  
Click on their names or the navigation buttons above to visit their pages.

This site is dedicated to the memory of Jane Chancellor Moore.
Click here to visit her tribute page.
Click here or on the image of the art
work to learn more about this show  and
upcoming events at the gallery.
John Sarsgard
"Poets in Platinum"
Selected Platinum Prints from
Like Musical Instruments:
83 Contemporary American Poets

October 6 - December 12, 2014

Artist's Reception &
Book Sighning
Friday, October 24, 2014
Click here or on the images of the books to
learn more about these publications and all
of our other Broadstone Books titles.

ERRATUM:  Some copies of Like Musical Instruments have a binding error in the
contributor section at the end.  If you received a copy with scrambled pages, let us know
and we will replace it.

Love That Moves The Sun, stories by award-winning Kentucky author John Hay has
arrived!  Click on the image below for more details and to order your copy today.  John
will be signing his book at Poor Richard's Books in Frankfort on November 7 from 6:30 to

8:30pm as part of the Candlelight Shopping Tour.  See you there!

Garrison Keillor's syndicated NPR program The Writer's Almanac will feature Frederick
Smock's poem "Moon" from his Broadstone Books collection
Bounteous World on
Tuesday, October 28.  Congratulations, Frederick!  This is the second poem from this
collection that Keillor has selected for his program, so if it's good enough for Garrison you
should probably
click here to add it to your poetry library as well.

Like Musical Instruments: 83 Contemporary American Poets with photography by John
Sarsgard and poetry edited by Larry Fagin was released on
September 29, 2014 at a
book launch event at the Poetry Project at St. Mark's in New York City.

Congratulations to Broadstone authors Richard Taylor and John Hay for their acceptance in
the 2014 Kentucky Book Fair!  This year's fair will be at the Frankfort Convention Center
on Saturday, November 15.  

Broadstone Books announces the forthcoming publication of
Nothing Important Happened
, a new poetry collection by Claudia Serea; and of Two Men Rowing Madly
Toward Infinity
, a new poetry collection from William Reichard.  Watch for details.

A poem by Broadstone author (and book designer) Jonathan Greene was featured recently
in emeritus US Poet Laureate Ted Kooser's syndicated feature "American Life in Poetry."  
Click here  to read Column 489 with Greene's poem "One Light to Another" from his
Broadstone volume
Seeking Light:  New and Selected Later Poems.

Broadstone Books will publish Philip Brady's book-length poetry cycle To Banquet with
the Ethiopians: A Memoir of Life Before the Alphabet
in 2015.  For a preview, click here
to read an excerpt in the on-line journal At Length. To listen to an interview with Philip on
the Wilkes Barre (PA) NPR station (including his recitation of the first section of the book),
click here. You can also find out more about the author at PhilipBrady.com.

A NOTE ON SUBMISSIONS TO BROADSTONE BOOKS:  We are currently reading for
publication in late 2016
and beyond.  We have decided to maintain our open submission
policy for now, however be aware that any work accepted this year is unlikely to appear for
at least two years from acceptance, possibly longer.    For our full submission policy,
The Broadstone Anthology
of Short Poems

Edited by

Short poem: Be brief and tell us everything.  
— Charles Simic
Poetry by

This impressive debut collection takes on "big" topics -
love, death, family, and especially the plight of working-
class women - with grace and bold originality.

"It left me hearing voices, most of all Kolaya’s own,
one which I’m prepared to follow anywhere."
                                 Dobby Gibson
Poetry by
Richard Taylor

This new collection by past Kentucky Poet Laureate
Richard Taylor offers a profound and eloquent
meditation on love and death and all of life in between.

"It is a balm to read this quietly powerful book."
                                  Maurice Manning

"You cannot travel through its pages unchanged."
                     Katerina Stoykova-Klemer
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