Coffee Stains

About the book

Coffee Stains is my sixth collection of poems.

Softcover 5.5 x 8.5 in., 130 pages
Alarm Cat Press #ART48
ISBN: 9780990794974
1 January 2016

Smashwords e-book edition (ePub & Kindle)
ISBN: 9781311272539
5 January 2016

Amazon Kindle e-book edition (Kindle)
5 January 2016

What’s in the book

The contents are divided into six sections, plus a prelude and postlude:

Observations contains poems about, well, observations and vignettes.

Sample poem: Sparks

Autobiography Is Hard contains poems about how I experience the world.

Sample poem: A small epiphany on a Wednesday afternoon under the trees

Romantical Feelings and Such features poems about attraction, love, and romance.

Sample poem: Observing a couple on a day at the museum

Reading and Writing consists of poems about books and poems.

Sample poem: Of unwritten poems and video screens

Commentary has a few poems in which I comment about More Important Things.

Sample poem: I have to wonder

Short Forms is all short poems.

Sample poem: No gnashing of teeth this morning

Places you can buy the book

Print edition

Barnes & Noble

E-book editions

Smashwords (ePub & Kindle)
Barnes & Noble (ePub)
iTunes (ePub)
Amazon Kindle (Kindle)

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(Revived 30 July 2018)

Note: If you were looking for Ashlee Caldwell’s Coffee Stains: A Poetic Paradox, you can find it here.