New Books from Local Poets

Over the past couple of months, a number of local poets have released new books and collections of their work. Here’s a run down of what is now available so you can fill your bookshelves.


Green-Weak by Therese Broderick

New chapbook by Albany poet Therese L. Broderick, entitled Green-Weak, is now published online by Red Wolf Editions. Praised as “elegiac familial poems” that “honor the perfection of imperfections.” Includes a meditative sequence on Therese’s practice of cutting grass with scissors. Click here for a free, digital copy.


Thin Matter by Alifair Skebe

FootHills Publishing is pleased to announce the release of Alifair Skebe‘s poetry collection, Thin Matter, an 80 page, hand-sewn paper book with spine.

To read two comments about the book, another poem, view the cover of the book or to order, go to You can also order by mail by sending total price (16.00 plus $2.50 shipping for each address) to sent to FootHills Publishing, PO Box 68, Kanona, NY 14856. New York State residents please add $1.28 sales tax.


Two Books by Howard Kogan

Howard Kogan has two new books available. His book of poems, A Chill in the Air is now available from Square Circle Press. He also has a novel, No View, that has just been released in paperback and on Kindle via Amazon.

The Book launch for A Chill in the Air will be held on Sunday, January 29, 2017 at 3:00PM at Old Songs 37 S Main St, Voorheesville, NY 12186.


Love Bites by Barbara GarroLove Bites by Barbara Garro

As Barbara Garro‘s mom would tell her when things were hard, “Little by little and bit by bit, you keep going in the direction you want to do.” That’s what she did and that’s what Barbara does. After 33 years, she found a publisher that believes in her poetry and published her first full-length poetry book, Love Bites, available in print and digital formats on Amazon. Her painting “Beethoven’s Joy” graces the cover.