Love In the City of Grudges
Love in the City of Grudges
92 Pages, FootHills Publishing
Illustration by Carol Zaloom

$16.00
Called “a poetic coming of age story” this collection ranges from tales about a childhood swimming hole to college misadventures in the California desert to a snowbound holiday with a Jewish girlfriend who wanted to crown her first Christmas tree with a black bra. There are stories of gentrifying Hoboken in the 1980s, plus a recasting of the poet’s family as zombies from Night of the Living Dead.
My Late Mother as a Ruffed Grouse
My Late Mother as a Ruffed Grouse
88 Pages, FootHills Publishing
Illustration by Carol Zaloom

$16.00
“A born storyteller” loosely chronicles his life from a suburban childhood to young adulthood in Hoboken and Manhattan to his escape to a Catskills log cabin in “narrative poems” that “strike a rare balance between a child’s sense of wonder and a skeptic’s dry, knowing assessment of the world.” Along the way the poems recall childhood pranks with a chemistry set, lusty assaults on Manhattan, the rise and fall of a marriage, a Thoreauvian flight to the mountains, and the loss of loved ones, including a mother who did, indeed, return one day as a ruffed grouse, “a feathered cannonball.”
 
The Pocket Guide to Woodstock
The Pocket Guide to Woodstock
198 pages, Bushwhack Books
by Michael Perkins and Will Nixon

$13.95
Join Michael Perkins and Will Nixon, authors of the bestselling Walking Woodstock, for a personal tour of places they’ve explored on foot for years. Learn about the early Dutch settlers and witches, the bluestone quarries and tanneries, the bohemian arts colony, the historic hotels on Overlook Mountain, the concert that didn’t happen here, the Sixties rock ‘n’ rollers including Bob Dylan and Levon Helm, the promoters and the eccentrics, the legends and the history that have made Woodstock world famous.
Walking Woodstock
Walking Woodstock
250 Pages, Bushwhack Books
by Michael Perkins and Will Nixon

$18.95
Journeys into the Wild Heart of America’s Most Famous Small Town

At a poetry gathering one evening, Michael Perkins and Will Nixon decided to walk across Woodstock, not just the modern town of busy roads but the older village of bluestone quarries, abandoned forest paths, and mountain views they had all to themselves. Walking Woodstock collects their adventures, many first published in the Woodstock Times, that ranged from the delights of finding spring flowers to the fears of a mountain rescue. Full of humor, history, friendship, nature, hikers’ lore, and walkers’ musings, these journeys reveal the wild heart that beats in all of us when we set forth to explore our home terrain on foot.