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Posted on April 9, 2009

Face coverFace

Poetry by Sherman Alexie

Hanging Loose Press, April 2009

ISBN-10: 1931236704

ISBN-13: 978-1931236706

Paperback: 160pp; $18.00

From website: In this first full collection in nine years, Alexie's poems and prose show his celebrated passion and wit while also exploring new directions.


Window with 4 Panes coverWindow with 4 Panes

Poetry by David Appelbaum

Codill Press, January 2009

ISBN-10: 1930337388

ISBN-13: 978-1930337381

Paperback: 80pp; $16.00

From book: Lack of context is still a context. Especially with words, words out of context with other words. Dislocation, displacement, dissonance themselves convey the lack of meaningful context. They speak of loss and longing, but in strange intransigencies, interrogative and vocative, some nomadic language of a people who travel by night.


From the Paris of New England coverFrom the Paris of New England:

Interviews with Poets and Writers

Interviews by Doug Holder

Ibbetson Street Press, January 2009

Paperback: 142pp; $18.50

From website: A series of interviews with poets and writers that took place in the "Paris of New England," (Somerville, Mass.) Doug Holder [. . .] conducted interviews on his Somerville Community Access TV Show "Poet to Poet: Writer to Writer," as well as for his literary column in The Somerville News, and at the Wilderness House Literary Retreat. Poets and writers included in this volume are Mark Doty, Tom Perrotta, Pagan Kennedy, Claire Messud, Lan Samantha Chang, Afaa Michael Weaver, Lois Ames, Steve Almond, and many more.


Voices from the Heartland coverVoices from the Heartland

Ed. Carolyn Anne Taylor, et al

University of Oklahoma Press, March 2009

ISBN-10: 0806140313

ISBN-13: 978-0806140315

Paperback: 304pp; $14.95

From website: Voices from the Heartland is a celebration of women’s contributions to Oklahoma’s recent past. It records defining moments in women’s lives—whether surviving the Oklahoma City bombing or surviving abuse—and represents a wide range of professions, lifestyles, and backgrounds to show how extraordinary lives have grown from the seeds of ordinary girlhoods.


Canceled Memories coverCanceled Memories

Novel by Nazik Saba Yared

Translated from the Arabic by Nadine Sinno

Syracuse University Press, April 2009

ISBN-10: 081560937X

ISBN-13: 978-0815609377

Paperback: 151pp; $22.95

From website: Set during the Lebanese civil war, this novel chronicles the splintering of the Al-Mukhtars, a Lebanese family whose love and trust for one another is strained by the increasing economic, social, and psychological tensions that surround them. Huda, feeling helpless as a housewife, pursues a career as a university professor and immerses herself in her work and students. Sharif, trapped in a static bureaucratic position, begins to resent his wife’s success and slowly withdraws from his family.


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April 9, 2009



Backyard Alchemy, Lance Larsen (University of Tampa Press) 

Bestiary, Elise Paschen (Red Hen Press)

The Bodyfeel Lexicon, Jessica Bozek (Switchback Books) 

Bone Light, Orlando White (Red Hen Press) 

The Book of Whispering in the Projection Booth, Joshua Marie Wilkinson (Tupelo Press) 

Carta Marina, Ann Fisher-Wirth (Wings Press) 

Cooling Board, Mitchell L.H. Douglas (Red Hen Press) 

Dear Apocalypse, K.A. Hays (Carnegie Mellon University Press)

Dirt Angels, Donald Platt (New Issues) 

Double Moon, Margo Klass, Frank Soos (Boreal Books) 

Face, Sherman Alexie (Hanging Loose) 

FAQ, Ben Doller (Ahsahta Press) 

The Golden Underground, Anthony Butts (Wayne State University Press) 

Hilarity, Patty Seyburn (New Issues) 

History of Hurricanes, Teresa Cader (Northwestern University Press) 

Hurry Home Honey, Sawako Nakayasu (Burning Deck Press) 

Intervening Absence, Carrie Olivia Adams (Ahsahta Press) 

Kurosawa’s Dog, Dennis Hinrichsen (Oberlin College Press) 

Letters to Guns, Brendan Constantine (Red Hen Press) 

Light Thickens, Elizabeth Biller Chapman (Ashland Poetry Press) 

Manna Sifting, Garrett J. Brown (Briery Creek Press) 

Memory and Rain, Jim Natal (Red Hen Press) 

A Million in Prizes, Justin Marks (New Issues) 

New Depths of Deapan, Michael Gizzi (Burning Deck Press) 

Nexus of Evil: Late Fragments 1-7, Andre Spears (First Intensity Press) 

Now & Then: New & Selected Poems, Robert Phillips (Ashland Poetry Press) 

Persephone, Lyn Lifshin (Red Hen Press)

Saint Nobody, Amy Lemmon (Red Hen Press) 

Seed Across Snow, Kathleen Driskell (Kathleen Driskell) 

Self-Portrait with Severed Head, C.D. Collins (Ibbetson Street Press) 

Sixty Sonnets, Ernest Hilbert (Red Hen Press) 

Sweet Core Orchard, Benjamin S. Grossberg (University of Tampa Press) 

Tryst, Angie Estes (Oberlin College Press) 

Unthinkable, Irene McKinney (Red Hen Press) 

Wild Flight, Christine Rhein (Texas Tech University Press) 

Window with 4 Panes, David Appelbaum (Codhill Press)

The Wren’s Cry, Dorian Brooks (Ibbetson Street Press) 

Zero at the Bone, Stacie Cassarino (New Issues) 



American Salvage, Bonnie Jo Campbell (Wayne State University Press) 

Canceled Memories, Nazik Saba Yared (Syracuse University Press)

Once the Shore, Paul Yoon (Sarabande Books)

The Proof of the Honey, Salwa Al Neimi (Europa Editions) 

The River Road, Tricia Currans-Sheehan (New Rivers Press) 



Memory Glyphs, Tr. Adam Sorkin (Twisted Spoon Press) 

Voices from the Heartland, Ed. Carolyn Ann Taylor et al (University of Oklahoma Press) 



Books and Rough Business, Tullio Pironti (Red Hen Press) 

From the Paris of New England: Interviews with Poets & Writers, Doug Holder (Ibbetson Street Press)