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  Flood Meander Scar is a river's experiment: high water forges new flow patterns. The mainstream may never frequent these pathways; yet, the record of such possibilities intensifies our awareness. An oxbow lake cutoff is a small curved lake lying on the flood plain of a river that is the remnant of a meander. Subsequent books by experimentalists push the current Meander Scar into new curves.   Confluence occurs when two or more streams merge or when non-riverine bodies of water meet. This poetry series seeks such convergence by publishing writers from divergent communities — ecological and aesthetic. Reading crosscurrents carries writers into new habits and habitats.   Witness Post refers to a signpost "placed on a claim line when it cannot be placed in the corner of a claim because of water or difficult terrain." Our culture is a kind of terrain that makes sustainability and reclamation difficult. These writers bear witness to this complex task; their claims help us work toward awareness and action.  

The geological term, Wavefront, refers to a surface of a seismic disturbance. Stone shifts. Splash. Visual record. Light is sent out in all directions. Artists in this series give us direction by pointing to the edges of beauty; they lure others into their wake.

 

Our High Watermark Salo[o]ns pair writers and artists for an exhibition and performance. Each gala is documented in a literary chapbook with full color plates. This series began our press back in 2006. Stockport Flats is named for a flood plain on the Pennsylvania side of the Upper Delaware River.

 

STOCKPORT FLATS

In the muddy mop-up after Federal Disaster #1649, the worst of three 100-year floods, poet Lori Anderson Moseman and producer Tom Moseman created this press to celebrate writers and artists whose creative buoyancy builds community.

 

 

MEANDER SCAR | OXBOW

Belinda Kremer
DECOHERENCE

Melanie Noel
THE MONARCHS

Kate Schapira
HOW WE SAVED THE CITY

Katie Yates
POEM FOR THE HOUSE

Fred Muratori
THE SPECTRA

Deborah Poe
ELEMENTS

the last will be stone, too

Belle Gironda
BUILDING CODES

Matthew Klane
CHE

B___ Meditations

Laura Neuman
Stop the Ocean

 

 

CONFLUENCE Series

Mary Olmsted Greene
PERMISSON

Deborah Woodard
BORROWED TALES

Esperanza Cintrón
VISIONS OF A POST-APOCALYPTIC SUNRISE: DETROIT POEMS

Audrey Naffziger
Desire to Stay

 

 

WITNESS POST Series

Lillien Waller
AMERICAN GHOST: Poets on Life after Industry

Mary Olmsted Greene
WOMEN OUTSIDE

Lisa Wunjovich & Mark Dunau
THIS PLACE CALLED US

 

 

WAVEFRONT Series

Cass Collins
RIVER /MUSE

Nicole Peyrafitte
BIVALVE

 

 

HIGH WATERMARK Series

 

 

 

Lori Anderson Moseman
lorijo@alum.rpi.edu

1120 East Martin Luther King Jr. St. Ithaca, NY 14850

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