Poetry


Dear Slave

Blue Rooster Press - $5.00

A chapbook of 19 poems in response to slave narratives collected by Ruby Pickens Tartt in Sumter County, Alabama. Introduction by Dr. Alan Brown.

"a savvy chapbook of exceptional poems" - Newsprung


The Sky Between Us

ISBN: 978-0988980716
Blue Rooster Press - $10


"Whether the scene is an ocean, a mountain summit, a distant planet or simply home, Latham is a bold and dedicated explorer, adeptly observing beauty, wondering at mysteries and pausing to discover emotional truths."
The Murfreesboro Pulse

"Latham has written and published a masterful jewel of a book, with poems that attract re-reading both for meaning and pure enjoyment." - Judge, 22nd Annual Writer's Digest Self-Published Book Awards

"Latham’s poems in [The Sky Between Us] have that will-‘o-the-wisp quality, coming to us as something appealing, almost recognizable, forever intangible, and urging us to follow." - Alabama Writers' Forum First Draft

"Irene Latham's new book of poems THE SKY BETWEEN US alternates between surreal and loving actuality. She blends the daily world with a soaring flight of fantasy, and then gently lands us back in reality."
--Andrew Glaze, Poet Laureate of Alabama

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The Color of Lost Rooms

ISBN: 978-0976255741
Blue Rooster Press - $10


"In a world where change is the only constant, there is always something to grieve: lost love, lost time, lost dreams. Rooted in history, nature and art, THE COLOR OF LOST ROOMS is a haunting collection of brave, vulnerable and sometimes philosophical poems. The collection journeys through passion and loss to illuminate the many rooms we occupy, inviting the reader to discover ways love defines the human experience - and how to survive it."

National Indie Excellence Award Finalist

Winner of the 19th Annual Writer's Digest Self-Published Book Prize for poetry.

What Came Before

ISBN: 978-0-942544-61-9

Negative Capability Press - $5


"Latham shows a hugeness of heart and imaginative spirit of which the world at-large rarely speaks, or even encounters" - First Draft Magazine

2008 Independent Publishers Bronze Award for Poetry

2007 Book of the Year - Alabama State Poetry Society

 

Einstein at the Odeon Cafe
Poems from the Big Table

ISBN: 978-0-9791112-1-1

"stunning... haunting...riveting... Tired of your usual morning blend? Wake up to this kaffe klatch of poems"

With poems by Jerri Beck, Robert Boliek, Suzanne Coker, Tom Gordon, Irene Latham, Barry Marks, Shannon Smith & Seth Tanner

Poems from the Big Table

ISBN: 978-0-9791112-0-4

"each of the five Birmingham poets exhibits a few works of brilliance"

An anthology featuring poems by Jerri Beck, Robert Boliek, Suzanne Coker, Irene Latham and Barry Marks.