Blue Cedar Press has a new book by Roy Beckemeyer, honored last month with the Nelson Poetry Award and named by the Kansas Authors Club as its outstanding poet. Watch for it later this month. 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. Savor Beckemeyer’s words like you savor your favorite tastes.

By early 2020 Mark McCormick’s Some Were Paupers, Some Were Kings: Dispatches from Kansas will be 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 will be out also in 2020.

New Books