Creek Bed Blue, by Steve Ausherman
Creek Bed Blue was a finalist in our 2011 Chapbook Competition. Steve Ausherman is a poet, painter, photographer and three-time Pushcart Prize nominee in poetry. His work has been published in numerous journals in the United States and abroad. Creek Bed Blue captures Ausherman’s feelings surrounding the landscape of his youth in a poetic voice that is sure to captivate his readers.
“This volume of intimate poems is lucid, direct, and provocative. Ausherman is an exciting writer to read, and to read again.”
—Guy Cross, Publisher, THE Magazine, Santa Fe
“Ausherman writes about a boy’s life in America—before cell phones, before Xbox, before Facebook. He writes with invigorating detail … His poems are filled with the good smells of home-cooking, the squeak of bats, the cringe of discovering a bird carcass, the treasures in the creek-bed. Go there now, read it and remember.”
—Peter C. Leverich, Publisher/Editor, Avocet, A Journal of Nature Poems