Indian Rope Trick

This clear-eyed gaze into the face of mortality gently nudges you toward the mysterious wonder you knew as a child. 

    ~with a cover painting by the author


2018  Blue Light Press Book Award
Blue Light Press, San Rafael, CA


Elephant Raga

"In this time of justifiable worry for the world, here in Prartho Sereno's Elephant Raga, we find hope for a more inventive relation with others and things, and even an unfashionable sense of pure joy."  ~ Melissa Kwasny, contest judge

2014 Blue Lynx Prize
Lynx house Press, Spokane WA

Causing a Stir: The Secret Lives & Loves of Kitchen Utensils 

The deep life and deep joy findable anywhere - if looked for with poetry's eyes - shine through this book."    - Jane Hirshfield

26 full-color illustrations by the author

Winner of 2008 IPPY for Gift Books
Mansarovar Press, San Anselmo, CA

Call from Paris

"There is spark and swing in these poems, a touch of the surreal, and a great gust of soul... Call from Paris is a joy to read. Ecoutez!" -- Dorianne Laux

2007 Washington Prize
The Word Works, Washington, DC
2nd Edition, 2014