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Posted on January 20, 2009

State of the Union coverState of the Union

50 Political Poems

Ed. Joshua Beckman & Matthew Zapruder

Wave Books, September 2008

ISBN-10: 1933517336

ISBN-13: 978-1933517339

Paperback: 144pp; $14.00

From rough optimism to sharp criticism, fifty American poets present new work dissecting the current political climate in America. Wide-ranging writers bring their bold voices to this collection, including Eileen Myles, Matthew Rohrer, Rebecca Wolff, Terrance Hayes, Joe Wenderoth, and Tao Lin.


Tomorrowland coverTomorrowland

Chapbook by Howie Good

Achilles Chapbook Series, 2008

Chapbook: 24pp; $4.00

Howie Good's newest collection of prose poetry. The third issue in the Achilles Chapbook Series.



Natural Great Perfection coverNatural Great Perfection

Dzogchen Teachings & Vajra Songs

By Nyoshul Khenpo & Lama Surya Das

Snow Lion, December 2008

ISBN-10: 1559393122

ISBN-13: 978-1559393126

Paperback: 202pp; $16.95

An inspiring collection of teachings, providing the deepest possible insight into the practice of the Dzogchen path. The teachings are followed by a collection of spontaneous vajra songs.


The Passive Vampire coverThe Passive Vampire

By Gherasim Luca

Twisted Spoon Press, March 2009

ISBN-10: 8086264319

ISBN-13: 978-8086264318

Paperback: 140pp; $17.5

The Passive Vampire is a mixture of theoretical treatise and breathless poetic prose, personal confession and scientific investigation.


Arranging the Blaze coverArranging the Blaze

Poetry by Chad Sweeney

Anhinga Press, March 2009

ISBN-13: 978-1934695098

Paperback: 106pp; $15.00

The too-often singularized act of perception multiplies endlessly . . . returning the human voice and the world that speaks through that voice to some prior established order no less complex or kinetic or touching with otherwise neglected wonders.


Circa coverCirca

Poetry by Hannah Zeavin

Hanging Loose Press, January 2009

ISBN-10: 1934909092

ISBN-13: 978-1934909096

Paperback: 54pp; $16.00

"Daggers, ghosts of pirates, 60 lengths of loose lace, ferris wheels, jesters, family dramas and the exigencies and suffering of the WWII death camps. Where are we? The first collection by the prodigious Hannah Zeavin." - Matvei Yankelevich


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January 20, 2009



Amorisco, Khaled Mattawa (Ausable Press) 

Archicembalo, C.C. Waldrep (Tupelo Press) 

Arranging the Blaze, Chad Sweeney (Anhinga Press) 

Bending the Notes, Paul Hostovsky (Main Street Rag)

Circa, Hannah Zeavin (Hanging Loose Press) 

The Date Fruit Elegies, John Olivares Espinoza (Bilingual Review Press) 

For All We Know, Ciaran Carson (Wake Forest University Press) 

Holiday, Jennifer Firestone (Shearsman Books) 

Lemon Peeled the Moment Before, Roger Mitchell (Ausable Press) 

New Exercises, Franck Andre Jamme (Wave Books) 

One Sun Storm, Endi Bogue Hartigan (Center for Literary Publishing) 

Poemland, Chelsey Minnis (Wave Books)

Rebuilding the Pyramids, Mike Amado (Ibbetson Street Press) 

The Skeleton of the Crow, Seido Ray Ronci (Ausable Press) 

Sunny Wednesday, Noelle Kocot (Wave Books)

Take It, Joshua Beckman (Wave Books)

Warsaw Bikini, Sandra Simonds (Bloof Books)



tomorrowland, Howie Good (Dogzplot)



Big World, Mary Miller (Short Flight/Long Drive Books)

Certain Jeopardy, Cptn. Jeff Struecker (B&H Publishing) 

Church Booty, Carol Manley (Livingston Press) 

Dreams of a Robot Dancing Bee, James Tate (Wave Books) 

Homunculus, Jerry Stubblefield (Black Heron Press) 

Microfictions, Ana Maria Shua (University of Nebraska Press) 

The Passive Vampire, Gherasim Luca (Twisted Spoon Press) 

The Proof of the Honey, Salwa Al Neimi

Tea & Other Ayama Na Tales, Eleanor Bluestein (BkMk Press) 

Vienna Triangle, Brenda Webster (Wings Press)



Episodes of the Norm, Ed. Lisa Ball (William Joseph K Publications)

The New North, Ed. Chris Agee (Wake Fores University Press) 

State of the Union: 50 Political Poems, Ed. Joshua Beckman (Wave Books)

Us Four Plus Four, Ed. Don Mager (UNO Press) 



Living in the Face of Death, Glenn H. Mullin (Snow Lion) 

Natural Great Perfection, Nyoshul Khenpo & Lama Surya Das (Snow Lion)

You Idiot, Nate Gangelhoff (Arsenic Books)