ATTENTION Book Groups: We have 4 books with study guides: Maybe Crossings (upon request to bluecedarpress@gmail.com), Dark Crossings, The Set Up, and Some Were Paupers, Some Were Kings.

Mouth Brimming Over from Blue Cedar Press by Roy Beckemeyer was honored with the Nelson Poetry Award and named by the Kansas Authors Club as its outstanding poet. Roy’s poems are lush in language, play humorously with the sounds of words and consider the natural world and human experience from his unique perspective. You will nod and smile as you read. Mouth Brimming Over would be an excellent gift for the Holidays.

In early 2020 Mark McCormick’s Some Were Paupers, Some Were Kings: Dispatches from Kansas came out from Blue Cedar Press in its second edition. Mark’s book was nominated for the Pulitzer and chosen by Wichita State University for its Campus Read program in 2020. These short essays are thought provoking and moving. They make memorable experiences used in classes and by book groups, youth groups, and individuals A discussion guide with group activities is included in the new edition. Audio and ebook formats are also available.