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Come celebrate new poetry books by CHIVAS SANDAGE and RHETT WATTS. In Hidden Drive, CHIVAS SANDAGE'S first collection of poetry, you will find that beyond the pain of a troubled childhood is the magic of an elemental grandmother; beyond the dangers the poet’s daughter faces and poses is the flower of a young life with its “secret oil” inspiring unconditional love; and beyond the perils of love lies the only goal worth its salt. In the end, the poems of Hidden Drive are entirely about love. RHETT WATTS' new chapbook, No Innocent Eye, is co-winner of the Rane Arroyo Chapbook Prize selected by poet and editor Ron Mohring and Eduardo C. Corral (winner of the Yale Younger Series Poet Prize). No Innocent Eye looks into paintings and photos, exploring how we see what we see. Well-known and personal pictures are viewed with an eye that is darkly tender and quirky. Nominated for a Pushcart Prize in Poetry, RHETT WATTS' work has been included in the books Knitting into the Mystery: A Guide to the Shawl-Knitting Ministry and The Best Spiritual Writing 2000.