ADP is a small independent book publisher recently based in the Land of Abraham Lincoln just outside Springfield, Illinois hometown to poets Vachel Lindsay and Robert Fitzgerald. We are now located in Phoenix, Arizona! Browse our books below. We welcome general submissions and submissions to the JAM Poetry Book Award and The Maze Teen Poetry Book. Check out our links!
NAVIGATING THE MAZE 2014
Cover photo by Yana Meadows. Buy your copy online today!
Teens from around the world present their poems and art in Navigating the Maze, an annual anthology published by Adonis Designs Press in colloboration with the nonprofit literary orgnization Springfield Poets and Writers.
Cover photo by Momo Manalang.
Thank you to everyone who entered.
Teens from around the world present their poems and art in Navigating the Maze, an annual anthology published by Adonis Designs Press in colloboration with the non-profit literary orgnization Springfield Poets and Writers.
Cover art by Guannan Liu.
BEAMING ON DREAMSVILLE
Host of radio program The Flyover Zone, Hugh Moore's newest collection of poems is a gem. This collection includes original artwork. Moore's art has been exhibited in central Illinois and Chicago. His poetry has appeared in numerous journals and Moore was past winner of the Lincoln Library poetry award. This is ADP's 2010 winner of the JAM Poetry Book Award.
Order your special edition with original hand-colored print today, only available from Adonis Designs Press. $15.00 - Sorry - but all copies of Moore's handpainted watercolor insert editions have been sold.
From the back cover:
"Beaming on Dreamsville is a magical blend of lyrical surprises. I never expected to laugh out loud at 'Death' or tear up at the 'Ways Dogs Stare.' Not only does Moore paint beautifully with words, Beaming on Dreamsville is dramatically enhanced by Moore's wonderful illustrations. I look forward to Beaming on Dreamsville again and again!" Shannon Grissom, artist, TV producer, composer
"Here is a book of graceful poems in which remorseless circumstance is pitted against human passion. Passion and circumstance are poised in a dynamic balance in which love is as strong as death. Hugh knows puma shooting with preachers, mirrored shades in sports cars and the mean-girl post-graduate university environment. In all these realities he offers us America transfigured. Brutality experienced as beauty and beauty's potential lethality acknowledged. Clear eyed about his subjects, and objective about himself, Hugh reveals diverse worlds and invites us in." Nick Lindsay, playwright, principal producer & editor, Tribeca Lab Productions, NY
"I love this collection! Hugh is very gifted with words, and I also admire the artwork which is fabulous!" Kimberly Dawn Neumann, Broadway actress, author of book The Real Reasons Men Commit
Get this 120 page, 8"x10", full color book of verse and artwork by Sr. Regina Marie Bernet, OP, a Dominican Sister from Sacred Heart Convent, Springfield, Illinois, the land of Abraham Lincoln. This former art teacher, art therapist and principal, who now works with prisoners, will motivate and inspire you with her words and images. The book includes 107 reflections for you to follow to supplement your power of faith. The book also includes photography by the Springfield Dominican Sisters and other friends of the Convent.
Buy your copy today from Adonis Designs Press. Just send in payment of $15.95 plus $2 for shipping and handling, and don't forget a mailing address, and we'll quickly deliver your book. Or you can purchase the book online from your favorite bookstore such as Amazon or Barnes and Noble.
120 page, 8"x10", full color book
includes original art by author
includes original artwork by author
TEEN POETRY BOOK
108 pages $9.95
Cover art by Peter LaBerge
TEEN POETRY BOOK
96 pages $7.95
Women Writers Association of Springfield and Central Illinois
Cover art by Kathleen O'Hara Podzimek.
99 pages, $8.95
TEEN POETRY BOOK
Rodney Moore understood what it meant to be different from other kids. Deaf since an illness in early childhood, he overcame many obstacles in life, just like Bucktooth Abraham. This is Rodney's first children's book. You won't want to miss it.
8x10, color art throughout
103 pages $22.95
Purchase this beautiful book, Light: Poems and Paintings by Midwest poet and artist Celia Wesle. Published by Adonis Designs Press in partnership with the group Brainchild in their Brainchild Award Series.
Books are available online from your favorite bookstore. You can also purchase them from ADP at the address below (soon to come). Send correct payment, plus $2 postage and handling, and your book(s) will be shipped promptly. Thank you for your order.
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