Line of Sight

This unique, first-hand account of working with a spiritual master in the midst of “ordinary” life offers a vision for contemporary seekers of a practice that can be equally alive in a business office or an ashram-and of a man who embodied that practice in everything he did.

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We are pleased to announce the winners of the
2021 Codhill Press Poetry Award.

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Watch Me Trick Ghosts

by Robert Krut

In Watch Me Trick Ghosts, Robert Krut reveals a city weaving between a surreal consciousness and concrete imagination, where speakers are fully aware that “the scars of the world are turning neon” (“Accidental Light”). Among them, spirits hide and appear in tree lines, behind bookcases, even “etching a name into a street sign pole with a knife” (“You Are the Street, You Are the Sleep”). These poems skillfully veer between lyrical moments of intimacy and urgent messages seemingly sent from the negative space surrounding a dream. It may be the case that “fear is a blade held in a lung” (“The Anxious Lever of Lowering Sky”), but in the quietest hours of night, strangers can connect through striking images that cast a spell.

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Watch Me Trick Ghosts
Sweet Ride by Bruce Craven

Sweet Ride

by Bruce Craven

Enter the fairy-tale of pre-dawn Fifth Avenue, as ‘90s nightlife ingenue, Lilly Lejeune, strolls past Tiffany’s. Her plan is to live her own best version of the iconic Manhattan film Breakfast at Tiffany’s. The actress Audrey Hepburn is Lilly’s north-star.

About the Author:
Bruce Craven is a writer, public speaker and educator. He teaches leadership at Columbia Business School, including his popular management elective “Leadership through Fiction.” His nonfiction book Win or Die: Leadership Secrets from Game of Thrones was published by MacMillan in 2019. His poetry collection Buena Suerte in Red Glitter was published by Red Dirt Press in 2019.

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