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

Our Latest Book

Sending Bette Davis to the Plumber

Sending Bette Davis to the Plumber

by Jenny Doughty – copyright 2017

ISBN 978-0-9981922-6-0

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Reviews for Sending Bette Davis to the Plumber

by Betsy Sholl

In poems of fine clarity and craft, Jenny Doughty explores both personal and mythic history...Among the fruit of Doughty's wide travels, both within and without, are a sharp-eyed wisdom and rich emotional subtlety, and her poems exploring life events--a child's birth, a beloved's death--achieve and profound and moving beauty.

Sample from Sending Bette Davis to the Plumber

Mother of Empires

Young children at a British mother's knee
learn how to make a British cup of tea
and practice till they make it perfectly,

for it takes time to teach the children well
the art that brings the kettle to full boil
and measures tealeaves, warms the pot then fills

it to the brim until itís liquid gold.
Such simple amber joys are never sold
in Maine cafes where they prefer the old

cup oí joe, topped off with half and half,
the cappuccino, latte, or they quaff
espresso, or its bastard child, decaf.

You ask for tea: itís offered made from herbs,
with water so lukewarm it seems the verb
Ďto boilí escapes them, and I have to curb

my feeling that herb tea is like a frail
insipid cousin in a flowered frock, pale
and neglected, standing near the wall

at parties, one who nobody quite sees.
I love my tannic, British cup of tea,
mother of empires, nectar of the free.

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