New & Noteworthy Books

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Posted on April 22, 2009

Getting Lost in a City Like This coverGetting Lost in a City Like This

Poetry by Jack Anderson

Hanging Loose Press, April 2009

ISBN-10: 1931236976

ISBN-13: 978-1-931236-97-3

Paperback: 98pp; $18.00

From back cover: This is Jack Anderson's tenth collection of poems.


Hit List coverHit List

The Best of Latino Mystery

Edited by Sarah Cortez, Liz Martinez

Arte Publico Press, March 2009

ISBN-10: 1558855432

ISBN-13: 978-1558855434

Paperback: 240pp; $19.95

From back cover: The stories included in Hit List, a gripping collection of short fiction by Latino authors, run the gamut of the mystery genre.


Chant coverChant

Fiction by Rick Henry

BlazeVOX [books], October 2008

ISBN-10: 1934289795

ISBN-13: 978-1934289792

Paperback: 82pp; $16.00

From press release: As the title suggests, the book is structured by chant, written in square notation [. . .] But Chant is not merely a formal experiment, it is a love story - an Oulipan Romance.


Songs of the Dragons Flying to Heaven coverSongs of the Dragons Flying to Heaven

Plays by Young Jean Lee

Theatre Communications Group, May 2009

ISBN-10: 1559363266

ISBN-13: 978-1559363266

Paperback: 192pp; $16.95

From website: "Have you ever noticed how most Asian Americans are slightly brain- damaged from having grown up with Asian parents?" begins the Korean American protagonist of Songs of the Dragons Flying to Heaven, the singular work of Young Jean Lee. This is the first collection by the downtown writer-director.


Slow Reading coverSlow Reading

Nonfiction by John Miedema

Litwin Books, March 2009

ISBN-10: 098020044X

ISBN-13: 978-0980200447

Paperback: 92pp; $12.00

From website: The involuntary practice of slow reading has been a subject of much research, but little is known about the voluntary practice. Slow Reading examines the research, from the earliest references in religion and philosophy, to the practice of close reading in the humanities, and the recent swell of interest associated with the Slow Movement.


The Wonder Singer coverThe Wonder Singer

Novel by George Rabasa

Unbridled Books, May 2009

ISBN-10: 1932961690

ISBN-13: 978-1932961690

Paperback: 336pp; $15.95

From website: The Wonder Singer is an operatic literary caper about one young writer's manic ambition. The ghostwriter's best chance at fame almost disappears when his Diva dies suddenly in her bath. His solution is to steal the tapes, liberate the Diva's aging husband, and write the autobiography on the run.


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April 22, 2009



Coal Mountain Elementary, Mark Nowak (Coffee House Press) 

The Dark Villages of Childhood, Stephen Frech (Midwest Writing Center) 

Getting Lost in a City Like This, Jack Anderson (Hanging Loose Press) 

The Kingdom of Possibilities, Tim Mayo (Mayapple Press) 

Ohio Violence, Alison Stine (UNT Press) 

Portrait and Dream: New & Selected Poems, Bill Berkson (Coffee House Press) 

Rain Inside, Ibrahim Nasrallah (Curbstone Press) 

Rough Cradle, Betsy Sholl (alice james books) 

The Spoils, Ted Mathys (Coffee House Press) 

Survival Supervivencia, Miguel Algarin (Arte Publico Press) 



Chant, Rick Henry (BlazeVOX [books])

Panama Fever: Digging Down Gold Mountain, W.B. Garvey (Jonkro Books)

The River Flows North, Graciela Limon (Arte Publico Press)

The Wonder Singer, George Rabasa (Unbridled Books)



Hit List: The Best of Latino Mystery, Ed. Sarah Cortez & Liz Martinez (Arte Publico Press) 



Songs of the Dragons Flying to Heaven & Other Plays, Young Jean Lee (Theatre Communications Group) 



The Future that Brought Her Here, Deborah Denicola (Ibis Press)

Live with Meaning. Die with Passion., Fumitada Naoe (One Peace Books)

Slow Reading, John Miedema (Litwin Books)