A seed within, is the second full length collection of poetry by Bruce Kauffman. It is an expansion of a previously published chap book, entitled seed (The Plowman Press, 2005).Read More
These are tough little poems that grapple with life’s paradoxes and with mortality itself. These poems will transport readers to those hushed moments in which we experience a profound.Read More
There is a quiet grace and a persistent fierceness at work in Bruce Kauffman’s first full length collection of poetry.Read More
A must read, family fun book, to be shared around the fire or the dining room table for all to enjoy – young and old. Some have said it is the perfect bathroom reader.Read More
That Not Forgotten is a poetry/short prose collection of work from authors with ties to an area along
the north shores of Lake Ontario, from Kingston to Port Hope, north to Highway #7.
Paper and Rags tells the tale of Jeremy Castor, a young man from Cornwall, England, forced by a press gang into the Royal Navy. As the War of 1812 comes to an end, he is cast adrift amid the unforgiving turmoil of frontier Kingston. To survive, he must navigate a society that is rough yet highly structured. The town suffers a painful recession and political reform simmers. Despite a paper shortage, broadsheets proliferate. Class warfare is waged daily in their pages. Jeremy manages to get into the good graces of an ambitious deacon, a lion of the establishment, but it’s unclear how long his benefaction will last.
Along the way, Jeremy meets three strong, beguiling women. Lilac Evans strives to escape her indenture to an abusive tailor by practicing medicine on the sly. Amelia Spafford, widowed from an enforced marriage to a colonel many decades her senior, vies to preserve her inherited estate from lotharios and swindlers. Lenore, wife of absent Major Stokes, wishes for a child and fights her loneliness by seeking chance meetings with Jeremy. As they struggle to find meaning and sustenance, the four become entwined with the mysterious Creedence Scriven, a wealthy doctor. Scriven hides a shameful secret. In the end, he and the others must sacrifice their very clothing to make the paper that will see their truth in print. Still, the discovery of Scriven’s secret and its publishing in the local Gazette changes everything.Read More