Country Valley Press


“Quake Notes is all poetry, the language of survival, life.”

Six years later the Fukushima Daiichi Nuclear plant has reached frightening levels of radiation.  Today, Scott Watson’s song of resistance still lives on.

Quake Notes is all poetry, the language of survival, of life.”  -John Martone

Buddha escapes nowhere. There is nowhere to escape. There is no time, no space. There is just now, here–nowhere. Everywhere is nowhere. Nowhere is everywhere. Radiation is illusion just as is self. No essential reality.  –Scott Watson


ISBN 978-0-9820196-3-4. Paperback. 64 pages. $10.00



Jeffery Beam and Clive Hicks-Jenkins

In one Welsh wassail folk tradition, a man appears at the door dressed as a skeletal mare. Welsh painter Clive Hicks-Jenkins discovered at his father’s death that he had harbored a terror of the Mari Lwyd all his life, which led Clive to two painting series. In the second, Dark Movements, accomplished in 2015 with poet Jeffery Beam collaborating, the son experiences a sequence of transformations, as does the horse. The son’s grief transforms into New Being. This is a selection of six of the nineteen poems born of the collaboration. 


from Spectral Pegasus / Dark Movements

6 poems by Jeffery Beam with artwork by Clive Hicks-Jenkins.

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Clive Hicks-Jenkins website

Four Plus Four by David Giannini

Now available


Four new prose poems and four poems. Limited edition chapbook. $7.00

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New Poetry 2017

Featuring Empty Hands Broadside #23, MINDFUL POCKET POEMS. Nancy Davenport hails from the San Francisco Bay area.  Her first chapbook La Brizna was published in 2014 by Bookgirl Press. 


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Six poems from Spectral Pegasus / Dark Movements – a teaser of a longer collaboration between poet Jeffery Beam and Welsh painter Clive Hicks-Jenkins. 


FOUR PLUS FOUR by David Giannini. A chapbook of four poems from Becket, MA. 


Scott Watson / 20 Santoka


Versions by Scott Watson. 20 poems in a stapled chaplet. $5.00.

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Empty Hands Broadside 22: John Martone, The Paper Screen

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John Martone

The Paper Screen


ibis beaks
curve in the grass outside
wrought iron windows


can’t name that bird
in the areca palm
just listen

Ed Baker, Along the Sligo

Along the Sligo was published in 2006 as Empty Hands Broadside #1 in an edition of 150 copies.

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John Perlman’s CORPUS

Buy CORPUS now and receive a signed copy of A Walk Around the Lake, Empty Hands Broadside #2 (while supplies last). 

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CORPUS by John Perlman

Limited paperback. $8.00 + $2.00 shipping.


Featuring Joel Chace


from Scaffold

grid                  of failure                      (of) goodness

speaking builds it            witness                   song




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