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Welcome to Broadstone Books, an independent publisher based in Frankfort,
Kentucky. While specializing in poetry, we publish works in a variety of genres.

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We're honored to share these links to interviews and articles featuring our press:

Broadstone Books was featured in a "Meet the Press" interview with Nin Andrews on the
"Best American Poetry" website.
 Click here to read the interview.  Thanks, Nin!

Broadstone Books is the subject of an
extended review essay by Nettie Farris in Blue Lyra
Review. Thanks, Nettie!

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As Rain Turns to Snow
and Other Stories
Robert Morgan

"Robert Morgan’s lyric mountain language is equal to
the epic sweep of history, to the grandeur of the land
      —Lee Smith

"Morgan displays an impressive command of
American history and of language in [his] stories....
Each tale embraces a strong, authentic voice;
Morgan’s narrative range is remarkable."
Publishers Weekly

One of America's strongest, clearest voices returns
with a new collection of short stories, rich in the
details of his native Appalachia's life and lore.

Publication Date:  April 1, 2017
Perfectbound, 200 pages
ISBN:  978-1-937968-29-8
Your Eureka Not Mined
Poetry by
Christopher T. Keaveney

"What makes a poet memorable to me is the ability to
make me sit up and feel a
wow moment, an idea, a
poetic line or a usage of words that says to me this poet
is unique. Christopher Keaveney is that kind of poet."
               — Zvi A. Sesling

"...full of nuance, complexity, and surprise...."
               — Joe Wilkins

In his debut collection, Chris Keaveney offer a litany of
almost, but through language of exquisite precision
he helps the reader to discover the details that unmask
the mysteries, that lead each to find that which is

Publication Date:  March 1, 2017
Paperback, 92 pages
ISBN:  978-1-937968-31-1
A Mexican-American Memoir by
Ed O'Casey

"Ed O'Casey gets close. Closer. Closest. His poems
crawl up from Juarez streets, nestle in his bed, in his
child's nursery, in his mind and heart and soul. And then
he writes them to us, to all of us who learn what we do
not want to know about this border that lives inside us,
no matter the walls and fences we build to keep it
distant."                                 —Molly Molloy

"This is a wondrous first book."  — Alex Lemon

Harrowing poetry of documentary witness of the
horrific effects of America's drug wars and trade pacts,
by an author whose life and words bridge two worlds.

Publication Date:  April 1, 2017
Paperback, 92 pages
ISBN:  978-1-937968-33-5
Just Act Like Everything
Is Perfectly Normal
Random Memories of a Military Dependent
A Poetry Chapbook by
Sheila Bucy Potter

Recalling the author's childhood as an "Air Force brat" in
the midst of the Cold War, these "random memories" range
from humorous to poignant, reminding the reader that the
families of those in uniform also serve.

Publication Date:  April 1, 2017
Paperback, 40 pages
ISBN:  978-1-937968-35-9
Third Monday in May
A Novel Concerning the Remarkable Events
of the First Kentucky Derby

Ross R. Moore

In this richly imaginative debut novel, Abraham Lincoln
survives to attend the first Kentucky Derby, and as he
and Mary make their way from Springfield to Louisville
a new conspiracy unfolds against the backdrop of
preparations for the historic race.

Publication Date:  May 15, 2017
Paperback, 338 pages
ISBN:  978-1-937968-34-2
Poetry by
Steven R. Cope

"Poem after poem in this book snags the heart, but there
is also love abundant in this book, and concluding it I
am left inspired and filled with happiness."
                     —Maurice Manning

"Steven Cope is one of the best poets we have, and I’m
not talking about just in Kentucky."  
                     —Mary Ann Taylor-Hall

Steven Cope returns with new poems treating his
timeless themes: the tenuous relationship of mankind
with the natural world, fraught with moral and spiritual
implications; and the difficulty of even such a master of
words to express experience through language.

Publication Date:  May 1, 2017
Paperback, 64 pages
ISBN:  978-1-937968-36-6
On Poetry
Palm-of-the-Hand Essays
Frederick Smock

Frederick Smock is the 2017/18 Kentucky State Poet
Laureate, and anyone seeking evidence of why he is
a perfect choice for this role need only browse these
brief essays, in which he expresses with eloquence and
elegance exactly why poetry matters.

Publication Date:  July 15, 2017
Paperback, 46 pages
ISBN:  978-1-389890-63-5
Instructions for Staging
Poetry by
Kristina Marie Darling &
Carol Guess

In this new poetry collaboration from Kristina Marie
Darling and Carol Guess, the real estate practice of
“home staging” becomes a metaphor for the illusions,
and dissolution, of marriage.

"Reading it is like facing a deluge with a dishtowel—
one is never as prepared as one initially thought to miss
the strange secrets."        —Timothy Carlo Matos

Publication Date:  August 1, 2017
Paperback, 100 pages
ISBN:  978-1-937968-37-3
A Hagiography of Heaven
and Vicinity
Poetry by
Michael Joyce

A travelogue through a unique poetic landscape where
the spiritual and secular intertwine, “salvation and
damnation mixed,” in a heady brew of culture highbrow
and pop, of past and present, the imagined and real.

Hagiography of Heaven includes some of the best
writing I have read this year, and moreover it is wise,
offering up an extraordinarily attentive and reassuring
poetry celebrating the familiarity and strangeness of the
ordinary where the ordinary includes the literary and the
heavenly.”        —Keith Tuma

Publication Date:  October 1, 2017
Paperback, 72 pages
ISBN:  978-1-937968-38-0
How God Punishes
Poetry by
Katerina Stoykova

The book that won the prestigious Ivan Nikolov National
Poetry Award in its Bulgarian edition is at last available
for English readers to appreciate this brilliant poet's
humor, hard-learned wisdom, and deep and loving

Publication Date:  November 1, 2017
Paperback, 72 pages
ISBN:  978-1-937968-30-4
Poetry by
Richard Carr

"Fitzpatrick is an elaborate poetic shell game, the aim
of the search being the mystery and nature of art."
                                —George Looney

"I love this of Richard Carr’s work, that we are guided
through stories we already know, pushed gently down
the hall of a somehow shared humanity."
                                —Paula J. Lambert

Through the eyes of those who know him best—his
bartender, his drinking buddy, his wife—and through
his paintings, we are introduced (though never first
hand) to the title character, the artist Fitzpatrick.

Publication Date:  February 1, 2018
Paperback, 80 pages
ISBN:  978-1-937968-40-3
The Day You Miss Your Exit
Poetry by
Jacqueline Berger

"Everything has a place in Berger’s concise and
compelling narratives as she examines intersections of
memory and loss, exploring the infinite ways the
past shadows the present."
                                          —Bruce Snider

"At turns wry, dark, funny, and hungry for meaning,
Berger’s poems give new voice to grief and aging at a
time when even the ways we remember are changing."
                                           —Maria Hummel

In verse both wistful and wishful, Jacqueline Berger
writes of past and potential, of letting go and going on.

Publication Date:  February 1, 2018
Paperback, 70 pages
ISBN:  978-1-937968-39-7
Poems 2014 - 2017
Jonathan Greene

Jonathan Greene returns with his 37th book (!) in a
poetry career that now spans six decades. As his
long-time fans will know to expect, and new readers
will be delighted to discover, his deceptively simple
verses distill life to its essence. Greene's eye, and his
wit, miss nothing, and if his poems now naturally reflect
more on death and loss, he retains his wry humor and his
delight in little things. It's the knack of holding all of
these things in balance that keeps him, and us, afloat.

Publication Date:  March 1, 2018
Paperback, 88 pages
ISBN:  978-1-937968-41-0
Gists, Orts, Shards
A Commonplace Book
Enlarged & Revised
Jonathan Greene

"Greene's book is testimony to a mind ripened by a
lifetime of reading—but it's also a fascinating (and
sometimes startling) symposium open to all."
                                    —Robert West

Jonathan Greene has always read with pen in hand,
recording all the best passages from the world's
literature.  This new edition in his series of
commonplace books collects his previous two volumes
and adds much new material that has come his way
since they were published. Aside from the delight of
reading this compendium for it's own sake, it offers
considerable insight into Greene's own work.

Publication Date:  March 1, 2018
Paperback, 176 pages
ISBN:  978-1-937968-42-7
Poems by
Vickie Cimprich

Contrary-wise is an elegiac meditation on what is past,
passing, and to come. Its voice is as clear and true as the
creek it names.”
          —Joe Survant

Contrary, a creek flowing through the Appalachian back
country of Eastern Kentucky, is both a place and an
attitude in this new collection of poetry from Vickie
Cimprich. Several of the poems here relate the history of
Catholics in Eastern Kentucky, contributing to a broader
narrative of the region. As Cimprich's readers have come
to expect, her verse is informed by scholarship and
infused with deep affection for this land and its people.

Publication Date:  April 1, 2018
Paperback, 80 pages
ISBN:  978-1-937968-43-4