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1980’
s
1984    Across
These States:
Journal Poems

by Larry Smith
[*
First in our Ohio
Writers Series
chapbook]
1985    
Thirty-Six
Spokes: The
Bicycle Poems
by
Terry Hermsen
[Ohio Writers
Series chapbook]
1985    Better Things
to Do
by Milton Jordan
&
Lights and Shadows
by Marci Janas [Ohio
Writers Series,
dual                 
chapbook]
1986   Ohio
Woman
by
Philip F. O’
Connor (Ohio
Writers
Series, Fiction)
1986   Mike's Place,
Every Monday
by
Michael E. Waldecki  &
Raw Sienna by Ronald
E. Kittell [Wild
Dog                         
Series, dual book]
1986   Family
Stories: The
Grennans
by Jim
Gorman & Peter
Desey’s
The
Benoits
 [Ohio
Writers Series,
Fiction             dual
book]
1987   A Pencil to Write
Your Name: Poems from
the Nicaraguan Poetry
Workshops,
 translations by
Diane                 Kendig &
Photography and
Introduction by Steve Cagan
1987    
Bodies of
Water
by
George
Myers Jr.
[Ohio
Writers
Series]
1987    Best Ohio Fiction,
edited by Laura Smith and Larry
Smith. Included Philip F. O’
Connor, Robert
Flanagan,                 Robert
Fox, Jack Matthews and
younger writers Brian Feil, Anne
Flanagan, Amy Schildhouse,
and John                         O’
Connor
[Ohio Writers Series;
first perfect bound book]
1988    Three by
Three: Bloom
Blood
by Joe
Napora,
After
Uelsmann
by
Michael Cole,
The Edge of
Heaven
by              Roy
Bentley
 [* First
in our Midwest
Writers Series]
1988    The
Discovery of
Fire
by David
Shevin [Ohio
Writers Series;
won Ohioana
Best Book of
Poetry Award]
1988    From the
Heartlands:
Photos and
Essays from the
Midwest
, ed. Larry
Smith
1988    Ohio Zen
Poems: All the
Difference
by d.
steven conkle  &
Inside the
Garden
by Larry
Smith
          
[Ohio
Writers
Series dual
book]
1989    Ohio
Women:
Earthbound
by
Imogene Bolls,
No
Winter but this
Cold Rain
by Gloria
Regalbuto,
                 
        Breastbone
by
Merry Speece,
Barflies Stories by
Karen St.
John-Vincent [Ohio
Writers Series]
1989   Mad
National Geogery

by David Canalos
(posthumous) done
with Bloody Twin
Press
1990’
s  
1990    Loving
Power: Stories
by Robert
Flanagan
[Midwest Writers
Series]
1991    A Red Shadow of
Steel Mills: Photos and
Poems
including
chapbooks:
In   Medias
Res
by Timothy
Russell,
            Shaped
Like a Heart
by David  J.
Adams,
The Weight of
Smoke
by Kip Knott, and
Mill and
Smoke                     
Marrow
by Richard Hague
[Midwest Writers Series]
1991    Awash with
Roses: The Collected
Love Poems of
Kenneth Patchen

edited by Larry Smith
and Laura                     
Smith (hard cover and
soft cover) with an
introduction by Larry
Smith (Re-issued 2011)
1991    The
Heartlands
Today Vol. 1
Issue 1
edited by
The Firelands
Writing Center
1992    
Inquiries:
Poems
by Jeff
Gundy [Midwest
Writers Series]
1992    Any
One Man:
Poems
by
Roy Bentley
(hard and
soft cover)
[Ohio
Writers
Series]
1992    The
Heartlands
Today: A
Cultural Quilt

edited by The
Firelands Writing
Center
1993    
Where We
Came In:
Poems
by
David
Adams
1993    Human
Anatomy: Three
Fictions
by Philip
F. O’Connor,
Annabel Thomas,
and Jack Matthews
1993    Steam
Dummy and
Fragments from
the Fire: Poems

by Chris Llewellyn
(soft cover and
audio cassette)   
          [*First
in our
Working
Lives Series]
1993   
Needles and
Needs: Poems

by David
Shevin (hard
and soft cover)
1994   In Buckeye
Country: Photos and
Essays of Ohio Life,

eds. John Moore & Larry
Smith [Ohio
Writers                      
Series]
1994    
Beginning
with And:
New and
Selected
Poems
by
Albert T. Turner
(Midwest
Writers Series)
1994    Sidewinders
and Accolades: Poems
by Michael Waldecki
1994    Men and Women - Women
and Men: A Poetry Chapbook
collection includes chapbooks: Chile
Aloft in                 Ohio Theatre

by Terry Hermsen,
The House of a
Woman
by Joanne Lowery, In a
Neighborhood of                     
Dying Light
by Brooke Horvath,
Mothers, Daughters, & Dreams by
Connie Willet Everett,
News of
Loss
            by Robert DeMott,
Modern Love by Anne Townsend
[Midwest Writes Series]
1995    The
Mama
Stories
by
Lolette Kuby
1995    
Murder in the
Family:
Poems by
Richard
Messer
1995    Tales along
the Appalachian
Plateau
by Danny
Fulks
[*First in our
Appalachian
Writers Series]
1995    
Beyond Rust:
Stories
by
Larry Smith
[Working Lives
Series]
1996    Coffeehouse Poetry
Anthology:
Poems-Photos-Statements,
eds. Larry
Smith, June King
1996    Getting
By: Stories of
Working Lives
eds. David
Shevin & Larry
Smith [Working
Lives Series]
1997    Human
Landscapes: 3 Books
of Poems
by Daniel
Smith, Edwina
Pendarvis, Philip St.
Clair [Working
Lives              Series
chapbooks]
1997    Milltown
Natural: Essays
and Stories form a
Life
by Richard
Hague [Working
Lives Series,
nominated
for              National
Book Award]
1997    
Burley One
Dark Sucker
Fired:
Poems  
by
Maj Ragain
1997    
Nature
(pocket book)
ed. Laura
Smith
1997    Even the
Broken Letters of the
Heart Spell Earth by

Daniel Thompson (book
& CD of Thompson
reading             to jazz)
1998    Food
Poems

(pocket
book) eds.
Terry
Hermsen and
David
Garrison
1998    Chinese Zen
Poems: What Hold
Has This Mountain,
translated by Mei Hui
Liu Huang & Larry
Smith                  
   [*
First in our Laughing
Buddha Series]
1998    Brooding the
Heartlands: Poets of the
Midwest,
ed. M.L.Liebler
includes   chapbooks by
Jim Daniels, W.             D.
Ehrhart, Sean Thomas   
Daugherty, Aurora Harris,
Faye Kicknosway, M. L.
Liebler, Ed Sanders,
Larry                     Smith,
Tyrone Williams [Midwest
Writers Series]
1998    The
Road That
Carried Me
Here: Poems
by Ray
McNiece
1998    Writing Work:
Writers on
Working-Class
Writing
edited by David Shevin,
Larry Smith, and Janet
Zandy                  
[Working Lives Series
Anthology]
1998    Dunbar:
Suns and
Dominions
; includes
chapbooks
Galileo’
s Suns
by Herbert
Woodward Martin
and  
               
Epicurus’
Dominion
by
Deborah  Ellen
Stokes
     
     [*First in
our Paul
Laurence
Dunbar Series,
dual poetry
chapbooks]
1999    No
Pets: Stories

by Jim Roy
Daniels
[Working Lives
Series]
1999    Advice
for the Climb:
Poems
by
Imogene Bolls
[Midwest
Writers Series]
1999    Blind
Horse: Poems
by
Jeanne Bryner
[Working Lives
Series; and
Appalachian
Series]
2000's
2000    Haiku
Poems
(pocket
book) eds. Yvonne
Hardenbrook &
Larry Smith
2000    Kenneth Patchen:
Rebel Poet in America
by
Larry Smith (hard and soft
cover) [Published through
A                         
Consortium of Small Press
Publishers]
2000    
Moving to
Find Work:
Poems
by
Naton Leslie
[Working Lives
Series]
2000    The
Neighborhood
Years: Poems
by
David Kherdian
[Working Lives
Series]
2000    Our Working
Lives: Short Stories of
People and Work
edited
by Bonnie Jo Campbell
and Larry
Smith                  
[Working Lives
Anthology Series]
2000    
Rhapsody with
Dark Matter:
Poems
by Jeff
Gundy
2001    Two
Midwest Voices:
Mirror Lake by
Jerry Roscoe  and
The Weather in
Athens by Robert
DeMott
                 
[Midwest Writers
Series; Won the
Ohioan Best Book
of Poetry Award]
2001    The
Ohio Trio:
Fictions
by
Allen Frost
2001    The
Marcy
Stories
by
Fran Zell
2001    Twist the
Axe: A
Horseplayer's
Story
(Poems &
Journals) by Maj
Ragain (hard  and   
soft cover)
          
[Working Lives
Series]
2001    Neon:
Poems and
Stories
by
Michael
Salinger
2002    Three
Miles from
Luckey:
Poems
by
David Shevin
(hard and soft
cover)
[Working Lives
Series]
2002    Ripe:
Poems
by Todd
Davis [Harmony
Series]
2002    Working Hard
for the Money:
America's Working
Poor in Stories, Poems,
and   Photos,
eds.
Mary                     E.
Weems and Larry Smith
[Working Lives
Anthology Series]
2003    Eclipse:
Stories
by
Jeanne Bryner
[Working Lives
Series and
Appalachian
Series]
2003    Throat:
Poems
by
Mary Ann
Wehler
[Midwest
Writers Series]
Songs of the
Woodcutter: Zen
Poems of Wang
Wei and Taigu
Ryokan,
translated
by Mei Hui Liu
Huang and Larry
Smith, with flute by
Monte Page (CD
and booklet)
[Laughing Buddha
Series]
2003    When:
Poems
by Don
Moyer
[Harmony
Series]
2003     O Taste
and See: Food
Poems
eds. Terry
Hermsen & David
Garrison (Harmony
Anthology Series)
2003    Alive in Hard
Country: Poems
by Richard
Hague [Working Lives Series;  
Won the Appalachian  
Poetry                     Book of
the Year Award]
2003     
Heartlands: Our
Natural World,
Charter Issue, edited
by The Firelands
Writing Center
2003     Songs
That Fathoms
Home: Poems
by
Ray McNiece  
[Working Lives
Series]
2004    Death by
Renaissance:
Poems by Paola
Corso with,
Photographs by
George Thomas
Mendel
          
[Working  
Lives Series]  
2004    Emergency
Stopping and
Other Stories
by
Jeff Vande Zande
[Working Lives
Fiction Series]
2004    Bowl
of Water:
Poems
by Allen
Frost [Harmony
Series]
2004    Hymns and
Songs of
Purandaradasa
,
translated by Denish
Hassan [Harmony
Series]
2004    In Neck
Deep: Stories
from a
Fisherman
by
Jay Zimmerman
[Harmony Series]
2004    America
Zen: A Gathering
of Poets,
edited by
Ray McNiece and
Larry Smith
[Harmony
Anthology Series
          and
Laughing
Buddha Series]
2005    Escape
to the Promised
Land: Poems
by
Herbert
Woodward
Martin [Paul   
Laurence Dunbar
Series]
2005    Street: Poems
by Jim Daniels,
Photographs by
Charlee Brodsky
(hard
and soft cover) [Working
Lives                  Series;
Won the Tillie Olsen
Creative Writing Award]
2005    Family
Matters: Poems of
Our Families
edited by Ann
Smith and Larry
Smith [Harmony
Anthology Series]
2006    The
Search for the
Reason Why:
New and
Selected
Poems
by Tom
Kryss
[Harmony
Series]
2006    The Art of
Country Grain
Elevators Poems by
Jon Volkmer,
Photographs by
Bruce Selyem
[Working     Lives
Series]
2006    d.a. levy and
the Cleveland
Mimeograph
Revolution
: A Double
DVD
2006    120
Charles Street
,
the Village:
Journals and
Writings, 1949-
1950
– Holly Beye
        
  [*First
in our Bird
Dog
Publishing
Books]
Bird Dog
Publishing is
created
as an
imprint of
Bottom
Dog Press
2006    Best of
Heartlands: A
Magazine of
Midwest Art and
Life
edited by The
Firelands Writing
Center
2006    Evensong:
Contemporary American
Poets on Spirituality
edited by Gerry Lafemina
and Chad
Prevost                 
[Harmony Anthology
Series]
2006    Depression
Days on
Appalachian
Farm: Poems

Robert Tener [Bird
Dog Publishing
book #2]
2006    Faces
and Voices:
Tales
by Larry
Smith [Bird
Dog Publishing
book #3]
2006    Lake
Effect: Poems
by Laura
Bentley [Bird
Dog Publishing
book #4]
2007    The
Lecture on
Dust: Poems
by
Brooke Horvath
[Harmony Series]
2007    d.a.levy and
the Mimeograph
Revolution edited by
Ingrid Swanberg and
Larry Smith (Iincludes
dvd “if i                     
scratch, if i write")
[Harmony Anthology
Series]
2007    
Winter
Apples:
Poems
by
Paul Piper
[Bird Dog
Publishing
book #5]
2007    Bar Stories
– Nan Byrne
[Working Lives
Anthology]
2007    
Another Life
Poems
by
Allen Frost
[Bird Dog
Publishing
book #6]
2007    Hunger
Artist: A Midwest
Childhood
by
Joanne Jacobson
[Harmony Series]
2007    Second
Story Woman: A
Memoir of
Second Chances
by Carole
Calladine [Bird
Dog Publishing
book #7]
2007    Our Way
of Life: Poems
by Ray McNiece
[Working Lives
Series]
2007    A Life in
Poems
by William
Wright, with and
introduction and
biography by Larry
Smith [Bird Dog
Publishing             
book #8]
2008    257 Zones
of Gray: Poems
by
Rob Smith[Bird
Dog Publishing
book #9]
2008    Cleveland
Poetry Scenes: A
Panorama and
Anthology,
edited by
Nina Freedlander
Gibans, Mary
E.                     
Weems, and Larry
Smith [Harmony
Anthology Series]
2008    
Unmistakable
Shade of Red and
the Obama
Chronicles by
Mary E. Weems

[Harmony Series]
2008    Ascent
from Cleveland
Wild Heart/
Steel Phoenix
by Russell
Salamon [A
Fredonia Press
Project]
2008    River’s
Daughter by
Terry Hermsen

[Harmony Series,
won Ohio Poetry
Award]
2008    Awake at the End—
edited by John Panza and
Mary E. Weems and
includes poet laureates from
Cleveland                 
Heights, Ohio: Loren Weiss,
Meredith Holmes, and Mary
E. Weems [publishing with
the Cleveland Heights
Arts             Organization]
2008    Come Together:
Imagine Peace
edited by
Philip Metres, Ann Smith, and
Larry Smith [Harmony
Anthology                 Series]
2009    Landscape
with Fragmented
Figures: A Novel by
Jeff Vande Zande
[Working Lives
Fiction Series]
2009    Home
Recordings
by
Allen Frost [Bird
Dog Publishing
book # 10]
2009    Kanshi
Poems of Taigu
Ryokan,
trans.
by Mei Hui Liu
Huang & Larry
Smith [Laughing
Buddha Series]
2009    Daily Bread:  A
Portrait of Homeless Men
and Women by
Jennifer
Burd, Photographs by Lad
Strayer                     
[Working Lives Series]
2009    Heart
Murmurs:
Poems
by John
Vanek [Bird Dog
Publishing book
#11]
2009    Reply to an
Eviction
Notice:Poems
by
Robert Flanagan
[Working Lives Series]
2009    The Long River
Home: A Novel
by
Larry Smith (hard and
soft cover ) [Working
Lives Fiction Series
and                 
Appalachian Series]
2009    
Beautiful
Rust: Poems
by
Ken Meisel
[Working Lives
Series]
2009    Rushlight:
Poems
by Chris
Green [Working
Lives Series&
Appalachian Series]
2010    Bottom
Dog Press
Anthology, 25th
Year edited by
Laura Smith, Allen
Frost, and Larry
Smith 2010    
Riders on the
Storm: A Novel by
Susan Streeter
Carpenter
[Working Lives
Series]
2010    Strangers
in America: A
Novel by
[Working Lives
Series]
2010    Church of
the Backyard Fire
by Vladimir
Swyrinsky [Bird
Dog Publishing:
Working Lives
Series]
2010    On the Clock:
Contemporary Short
Stories of Work, eds. Jeff
Vande Zande and Josh
Maday
[Working                 Lives
Series]
2010    Degrees of
Elevation: Short Stories
of Contemporary
Appalachia, eds. Charles
Dodd White and
Page                 Seay
[Working Lives Series;
Appalachian Series]
2010    The
Mermaid
Translations: Fiction
by Allen Frost [Bird
Dog Publishing]
2011    The Big
Book of Daniel:
Collected Poems of
Daniel Thompson,
edited with
foreword by Maj
Ragain
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