The Dogwood Tree: and other Poems

The latest highly-anticipated poetry book from local author Lawrence Grieco

PRESS RELEASE – Outskirts Press, Inc. has published The Dogwood Tree: and Other Poems by local author Lawrence Grieco, which is the author’s most recent book to date. The 5.5 x 8.5 Black & White Paperback in the poetry/ general category is available worldwide on book retailer websites such as Amazon and Barnes & Noble for a suggested retail price of $15.95. The webpage at was launched simultaneously with the book’s publication.

About the Book

Lawrence Grieco has put together this new collection of poems, which spans a half century of writing. The Dogwood Tree contains poems on a variety of subjects, from romance to unrequited love, from baseball to anthropology (sometimes both at once), and from Eastern Philosophy to simple wordplay. His poetry is easy to read, but often has a deeper, underlying meaning, waiting for the perceptive reader to discover it. And sometimes, too, there’s a whimsical interplay of words and ideas just for the sheer joy of it. He leaves the door open for you to enter a world full of free and unselfconscious verse, where there are only three rules: “Make people laugh, make people cry, make people want to write poems themselves.”

Deftly constructed at 57 pages, The Dogwood Tree: and Other Poems is being aggressively promoted to appropriate markets with a focus on the poetry/ general category. With U.S. wholesale distribution through Ingram and Baker & Taylor, and pervasive online availability through Amazon, Barnes & Noble and elsewhere, The Dogwood Tree meets consumer demand through both retail and library markets with a suggested retail price of $15.95.
Additionally, The Dogwood Tree can be ordered by retailers or wholesalers for the maximum trade discount price set by the author in quantities of ten or more from the Outskirts Press Direct bookstore at

ISBN: 9781977219251

Format: 5.5 x 8.5 Black & White Paperback

SRP: $15.95

For more information or to contact the author, visit

About the Author

Lawrence Grieco is a retired librarian in Lakewood, Colorado who has been writing poetry for most of his life. He has presented his poems at live readings countless times, but this collection marks the first time they have seen publication. During his career, he wrote a regular blog on the American Library Association’s Programming Librarian website, and has been a columnist for the last twenty years in the Weekly Register-Call, a small, rural newspaper located in Black Hawk, Colorado. He graduated from the State University of NY at Buffalo with a Bachelor’s degree in English and a Master’s in Library Science, and studied Anthropology in graduate school at the University of Colorado. In 1970 he was a VISTA volunteer on the Standing Rock Sioux Reservation in South Dakota.

About Outskirts Press, Inc.

Outskirts Press, Inc. offers full-service, custom self-publishing and book marketing services for authors seeking a cost-effective, fast, and flexible way to publish and distribute their books worldwide while retaining all their rights and full creative control. Available for authors globally at and located on the outskirts of Denver, Colorado, Outskirts Press represents the future of book publishing, today.

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