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A House of Bottles Robin Merrill 2009
A Moxie and a Moon Pie: The Best of Moon Pie Press Nancy A. Henry and Alice N. Persons, Editors 2005
A Sense of Place: Collected Maine Poems Bay River Press 2002
Agreeable Friends, Contemporary Animal Poetry Alice Persons, Editor 2008
All Four Seasons Jim Mello 2014
ALMOST A REMEMBRANCE - Shorter Poems by Jack McCarthy Jack McCarthy 2011
Angel of the Heavenly Tailgate Annie Farnsworth 2006
At Bunker Cove Ralph Stevens 2017
Back East Michele Leavitt 2013
Be Careful What You Wish For Alice N. Persons 2003
BLACK BOAT BLACK WATER BLACK SAND Dave Morrison 2009
Blues in the Night Herb R. Coursen 2010
Boulders, Birch and Wood Smoke: A Maine Melody Stephen A. Cowperthwaite 2014
Boy at the Screen Door Bruce Spang 2014
Burning Chairs John P. McVeigh 2013
Child is Working to Capacity Tom Delmore 2006
Compass Rose Ellen M. Taylor 2015
Driftland Michael Macklin 2004
Drowning: A Poetic Memoir Claire Hersom 2008
Early Late Bloom Jim Mello 2007
ErosIon Nancy A. Henry 2004
Essays in All Directions Robert M. Chute 2007
Europe on $5 a Day Nancy A. Henry 2005
Evidence of Light Marita O'Neill 2005
Fancy Meeting You Here Alice N. Persons 2015
Faulty Wiring Bob MacLaughlin 2011
Feasting on Air Eva Miodownik Oppenheim 2015
Floating Ellen M. Taylor 2009
Full Moon Rising: the Best of Moon Pie Press, Volume II Alice N. Persons and Nancy A. Henry, Editors 2006
He Gives Me Flowers Gaylord Day Weston 2007
Heaven Jumping Woman Pam Burr Smith 2011
HOME and Other Places Wil Gibson 2012
How Many Cars Have We Been Married? Ted Bookey, editor 2008 (see book detail)
Humming to Snails Ellen M. Taylor 2005
I Have Walked Through Many Lives Young Voices - Scarborough 2009
I Still Feel the Swirl Ruth Bookey 2017
Imminent Tribulations Kevin Sweeney 2016
Innumerable Machines in My Mind: Found Poetry in the Papers of Thomas A. Edison Dr. Blaine McCormick 2005
JESUS WAS A FEMINIST and Other Poems Robin Merrill 2014
Language as a Second Language Ted Bookey 2004
Laundry and Stories Robin Merrill 2005
Life Class Ruth Bookey 2007
Lostalgia Ted Bookey 2007
Marengo Street Anna Bat-Chai Wrobel 2012
Museum Daniel Duff Plunkett 2016
My First Beatrice David Stankiewicz 2013
Never say Never Alice N. Persons 2004
Not Just Anybody Bruce Spang 2015
Nothing Is Real Stanley Jordan Keach, Jr. 2014
Observed From a Skin Boat John Holt Willey 2013
Old Whitman Loved Baseball and Other Baseball Poems Edward J. Rielly 2007
Ordinary Time Kevin Sweeney 2009
PASSION AND PRIDE: Poets in Support of Equality Bruce Spang 2012
Poems of Maine in the Nineteen Thirties and Forties Brenda Shaw 2006
Radost, My Red Jeri Theriault 2016
Rags of Prayer Kevin Sweeney 2006
Rifles, Rumors, Gin And Prayer Jim Donnelly 2013
Safe Harbor: Port Veritas Poetry Anthology, Volume I Edited by Alice Persons & Nathan Amadon 2008
Same Bird David McCann 2016
SARX Nancy A. Henry 2010
Saving Nails Thomas R. Moore 2016
Sex, Death, and Baseball David Moreau 2004
Singing With the Dead Ted Thomas, Jr. 2007
Socks Jay C. Davis 2007
Sostenuto Karen Douglass 2006
Stable David R. Surette 2015
Sun Shining on Snow: Poetry from the Senior College at the University of Maine at Augusta Ted Bookey 2012
T'ai Chi of Leaves Elizabeth Potter 2016
Tell them that you saw me but you didn't see me saw Tom Delmore 2011
Thank Your Lucky Stars Alice N. Persons 2011
The Bird Catcher John-Michael Albert 2012
The Church of St. Materiana Anne Britting Olesen 2007
The Common Law James McKenna 2012
The Desire Line Michelle Lewis 2006
The Flame and the Fiction Darcy Shargo 2005
The Hard Way Jay C. Davis 2006
The Lawns of Lobstermen Douglas "Woody" Woodsum 2010
The Left Side of My Life Dana Robbins 2015
The Stream Don Moyer 2006
The Ur-Word Jim Glenn Thatcher 2008
The Widow From Lake Bled Kirby Wright 2013
THE WILDEST PEAL: Contemporary Animal Poetry II Alice Persons, Editor 2015
Things As They Are Eva Miodownik Oppenheim 2005
Through the Loop of Time Eva Miodownik Oppenheim 2010
To Sadie at 18 Months and other poems Edward J. Rielly 2011
To the Promised Land Grocery Bruce Spang 2008
Traveling Through History Patrick Hicks 2005
Tuscany Light M. Kelly Lombardi 2006
Unidentified Flying Odes Dennis Camire 2006
Vivaldi for Breakfast John-Michael Albert 2009
Walking Track Jay Franzel 2005
Ways of Looking Edward J. Rielly 2005
What on Earth Marcia F. Brown 2010
When We Invented Water Marcia F. Brown 2014
Whispers, Cries, & Tantrums Jay C. Davis 2004
With a W/Hole in One Ted Bookey 2010
You Can Still Go To Hell...and Other Truths About Being a Helping Professional David Moreau 2007

Book Details

Boulders, Birch and Wood Smoke: A Maine Melody

Boulders, Birch and Wood Smoke: A Maine Melody

by Stephen A. Cowperthwaite – copyright 2014

ISBN 978-1-4951-0363-6

$12

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Reviews for Boulders, Birch and Wood Smoke: A Maine Melody

by Ted Bookey

One of the most accomplished books of poetry I've read in years, Boulders, Birch and
Wood Smoke starts with a supremely moving meditation on the birth of Maine -- BY THE BROOK -- carved out by the retreating glaciers that began in the PleistoceneEpoch, and ends in a comic musing -- APPROACHING THREE SCORE AND TEN -- on the poet's mortality. The voice throughout is pure Maine, as defining as the state's rocky coast, lobster, and the white pine. Steve Cowperthwaite's ear is exquisitely
tuned to a Mainespeak that's all but disappeared in the thirty years I've lived in the state; one rarely hears it any more. What a treat to know how lively and on the mark
it can still be and that it will now stand preserved in these poems as they its celebrate nature, chronicle its small town life and history, the current events and doings of the world beyond the state. His take on the 2008 presidential election remains as
hilarious and topical as when it was first written. It's no coincidence that Steve taught history professionally. If you love Maine, and who doesn't? you will love this
collection.

by Claire Hersom

Steve Cowperthwaite takes his blue-eyed, dry wit and snaps it across the word "Yankee" like he owns it...the reader is invited in - into the woods, on the lakes, to sit by the fire in log cabins. With his prosy sashay in and out of the realm of a grand storyteller coupled with his authentic voice, this book becomes more than a wonderful collection of poetry; it's a love story.

Sample from Boulders, Birch and Wood Smoke: A Maine Melody

Ephemera



In April, if the world is still
with only breeze enough
to barely stir the opening lake,
dying ice performs its own requiem,
joyous song of release and renewal.

In the night, gentle west wind nudged
the last great raft of lake-ice into the cove.
Soft, porous, crumbling,
morning sun and frigid water reduced
all but a fraction to glassy slivers and shards,
vanishing, but some of natureís loveliest crystal,
a million tiny chimes to strike together
rocking almost imperceptibly on the slight swell.

The music is some of the rarest,
performances, spontaneous and unannounced.
Iíve never read a criticís revue or a poetís rapture.
Listen!

Thatís not the west wind whispering
or the rattling of the brook.
The orchestra is tuning.
Our timing is perfect.
The concert has begun.

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