Results of the Landmark Prize 2019

We are pleased to announce the results of the 2019 Landmark Prize for Fiction! The Winner: The Teller by Karina Lutz How do friends and family respond to hearing the stories of #metoo? “The Teller” wends one possibility as it explores the role of friendship, recovered...

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Medicine by Frank LaRue Owen

Medicine by Frank LaRue Owen Winner 2017 Homebound Publications Poetry Prize  The look on your face is one I have seen in my own mirror. I know you didn't think you would feel this tired at this age but this is just a phase. You’re in-between...

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Back When – April 22, 1591 by Frank LaRue Owen

Back When - April 22, 1591 by Frank LaRue Owen Winner 2017 Homebound Publications Poetry Prize    I was sitting on a rough-hewn bench eating a meager meal in a small roadside saké shop.   A large jar of saké sat in front of me.   I ate, I...

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Forest Bathing by Frank LaRue Owen

Forest Bathing by Frank LaRue Owen Winner 2017 Homebound Publications Poetry Prize    There is a way of entering the forest when the breeze of the trees becomes your guide when the cool gray-green days and humid blue-green nights become your own skin...

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The Launch of The Vanguard Podcast

The Vanguard Podcast is a bi-annual podcast of Homebound Publications featuring interviews and commentary from those at “the forefront of creativity.” Each episode, we feature intimate conversations with artists, authors, musicians, innovators, and...

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Redwing | A Poem by James Scott Smith

Redwing by James Scott Smith, from the collection The Expanse of all Things Red Winged Blackbird sang of the expanse of all things, of the sacred emptiness of plain spaces. I walked beneath his melodic teaching three mornings as if I needed to hear it again and once...

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Glass Jar | A Poem by James Scott Smith

Glass Jar by James Scott Smith, from the collection The Expanse of all Things After the divorce and in the throes, I walked along the beaches of Southern California sunset after sunset. I collected stones and shells that I have kept in a hand blown glass jar I found...

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Mystic | A Poem by James Scott Smith

Mystic by James Scott Smith, from the collection The Expanse of all Things   If you are one the wild God wants for his own. If you are drawn into the silence, near the bottom, along the edges. If you have borne up under some great catechism and now are released...

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One a Day by Gunilla Norris

an excerpt from Companions on the Way by Gunilla Norris There is no book that talks about spiritual and heart-full practices that does not include gratitude as central. It’s not hard to see that when we are given something, and truly receive it, our response will be...

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To Be Thankful by Heidi Barr

I think it annoys God if you walk by the color purple in a field somewhere and don’t notice it. –Alice Walker   an excerpt from Woodland Mantiou by Heidi Barr It was late fall the year that my daughter was eight months old and didn’t care for the practice of...

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Wood Stove by Heidi Barr

an excerpt from Woodland Mantiou by Heidi Barr Two weeks ago, a lanky man and his assistant rambled up to the house bearing silver stove pipes and ladders and left two hours later as we gazed at our newly installed wood stove. We got it from a guy across the river...

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The Mainstream: Going back to the Source

by Heidi Barr, author of Woodland Manitou   I walk through the tall grass toward the place where the water bubbles out of the ground, cold as ice and clear as fresh air.  To get here, you have to drive down a winding back road and pull off ot the side of it to...

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Writing the Quotidian by Iris Graville

Writing the Quotidian by Iris Graville, author of Hiking Naked   Quotidian.  I read that word in an essay I critiqued during my first semester in my MFA program. I had to look it up.  Ironically, it’s a fancy word for something that’s not, well, very fancy. ...

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Walking into Words by Katherine Hauswirth

My own, simple theory is that walking “loosens” the brain, and also that its rhythm invokes a meditative state. Engaging the body and the senses in an outward journey gives us permission to let the mind wander, and to ultimately go deeper inward.

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The Moon Reminded Me | Read the First Pages

In her luminous poems, Ellen Grace O’Brian manages to braid contemporary moments of everyday life with ancient spiritual teachings—the sight of a hummingbird’s red throat, bread on the table, a couple’s quarrel, a mother’s advice—become doorways into the divine...

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Solstice | A Poem by James Scott Smith

Our latest poetic offering, Water, Rocks, and Trees, is now available in paperback worldwide. This is the debut collection of James Scott Smith. The book was given an Honorary Mention in the 2015 Homebound Publications Poetry Prize. The praise has been pouring in for...

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The Great Wheel | A Poem by James Scott Smith

Our latest poetic offering, Water, Rocks, and Trees, is now available in paperback worldwide. This is the debut collection of James Scott Smith. The book was given an Honorary Mention in the 2015 Homebound Publications Poetry Prize. The praise has been pouring in for...

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Dog by James Scott Smith

Our latest poetic offering, Water, Rocks, and Trees, is now available in paperback worldwide. This is the debut collection of James Scott Smith. The book was given an Honorary Mention in the 2015 Homebound Publications Poetry Prize. The praise has been pouring in for...

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Seeing the Past by James T. Powers

We're celebrating the release of Seeing the Past: Stories on the Trail of a Yankee Millwright by James T. Powers. Look for the book on Amazon, B&N and Indiebound.org or order from the Homebound Publications Store. About the Book Milo Todd was not content with his...

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