New & Noteworthy Books

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Posted on July 21, 2009

13 Years of Good Luck cover13 Years of Good Luck

Ed. Joe Biel, Dylan Gaylan-Wilkerson, E. Chris Lynch

Microcosm Publishing, February 2009

ISBN-13: 978-1-934620-43-4

Zine: 89pp; $2.00

From website: To celebrate our thirteenth anniversary, we put together this compilation of work from our authors and artists. With something from virtually everyone we've published before and new work from Al Burian, Liz Baillie, Keith Rosson, John Isaacson, Nate Beaty, Cristy Road, and others!


Van Gogh in Poems coverVan Gogh in Poems

Poetry by Carol Dine

Bitter Oleander Press, July 2009

ISBN-10: 0978633520

ISBN-13: 978-0978633523

Paperback: 112pp; $21.00

From website: This book combines many of Van Gogh's notebook sketches near the end of his life with poems Carol Dine has written in praise and in unison with these sketches.


Fugue State coverFugue State

Stories by Brian Evenson

Coffee House Press, July 2009

ISBN-10: 1566892252

ISBN-13: 978-1566892254

Paperback: 208pp; $14.95

From website: From sadistic bosses with secret fears to a woman trapped in a mime's imaginary box, and from a post-apocalyptic misidentified messiah to unwitting portraitists of the dead, Brian Evenson's mind-bending fiction peers fearlessly into the shadows.


Silverstein & Me coverSilverstein & Me

Memoir by Marv Gold

Red Hen Press, June 2009

ISBN-10: 1597091510

ISBN-13: 978-1597091510

Paperback: 208pp; $19.95

From back cover: Who was the real Shel Silverstein? [. . .] For the first time this full length memoir reveals the inside story. It reveals scenes of his childhood, his early interests and hobbies, his grade school and high school days, follows him through four colleges and the army, traces his youthful escapades and jobs, the Playboy era and beyond.


Tears in the Darkness coverTears in the Darkness

The Story of the Bataan Death March
& Its Aftermath

Nonfiction by Michael & Elizabeth Norman

Farrar, Straus & Giroux, June 2009

ISBN-13: 978-0374272609

Hardcover: 480pp; $30.00

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Incantations coverIncantations

Song, Spells and Images by Mayan Women

Ed. by Ambar Past

Cinco Puntos Press, June 2009

ISBN-10: 1933693096

ISBN-13: 978-1933693095

Paperback: 296pp; $26.95

From website: This book of poems and stark, vivid illustrations is rooted in the female soul of indigenous Mexico. The Tzotzil women of the Chiapas Highlands are the poets and the artists. Ambar Past, who collected the poems and drawings, includes a moving essay about their poetics, beliefs, and history.


Who's Buried in the Garden? coverWho's Buried in the Garden?

YA Novel by Ray Villareal

Pinata Books, May 2009

ISBN-10: 1558855467

ISBN-13: 978-1558855465

Paperback: 160pp; $10.95

From back cover: Seventh-grader Joshua knows his best friend Artie Mendoza is a liar. They have been friends since kindergarten, and Artie has told far-fetched stories for years. So when Artie tells Josh that there's a body buried in Mrs. Foley's garden, Josh doesn't believe him at first. But when Josh walks by the Foleys' house, he sees the mound of earth, about seven feet long and covered with flowers, and has to admit it does look like a grave.


New & Noteworthy Books

Full list of new & noteworthy books received


July 21, 2009


Cadenzas by Needlelight, Paul B. Roth (Cypress Books)

The Doors of the Body, Alexandra Agner (Mayapple Press)

Hyperglossia, Stacy Szymaszek (Litmus Press) 

I Went Looking for You, Ruth Lepson (BlazeVOX) 

Lines from Neuchatel, Peter Meinke (University of Tampa Press)

Season of Mangos, Clarence Wolfshohl (Adastra Press) 

Selected Poems, Dara Wier (Wave Books) 

Van Gogh in Poems, Carol Dine (Bitter Oleander Press)

Winter Tenor, Kevin Goodman (alice james books) 



All Fall Down, Mary Caponegro (Coffee House Press) 

Anatolia and Other Stories, Anis Shivani (Black Lawrence Press) 

The Art of Ruin, Rhoda Stamell (Mayapple Press) 

The Creepy Girl and Other Stories, Janet Mitchell (Starcherone Books) 

The Cry of the Sloth, Sam Savage (Coffee House Press) 

Fugue State, Brian Evenson (Coffee House Press)

Hills Like White Hills, W.D. Wetherell (Southern Methodist University Press) 

An Insignificant Family, Da Ngan (Curbstone Press) 

A Jello Horse, Matthew Simmons (Publishing Genius) 

Little Pockets of Alarm, Kat Meads (Main Street Rag) 

Many and Many a Year Ago, Selcuk Altun (Telegram Books)

MLKNG SCKLS, Justin Sirois (Publishing Genius) 

Ray of the Star, Laird Hunt (Coffee House Press) 

Rough Magic, Caryl Cude Mullin (Second Story Press) 



Beats at Naropa, Ed. Anne Waldman & Laura Wright (Coffee House Press)

Incantations: Songs, Spells, and Images by Mayan Women, Ambar Past (Cinco Puntos Press)



The Case of the Pen Gone Missing, Rene Saldana (Pinata Books)

Who’s Buried in the Garden, Ray Villareal (Pinata Books)



Dwelling Portably 2000-2008, Bert & Holly Davis (Microcosm Publishing)

Make Your Place, Raleigh Briggs (Microcosm Publishing)

Silverstein & Me, Marv Gold (Red Hen Press)

Tears in the Darkness, Michael & Elizabeth Norman (Farrar, Straus & Giroux)

Under the Dome: Walks with Paul Celan, Jean Daive (Burning Deck Press) 



13 Years of Good Luck, Ed. Joel Biel, Dylan Gaylan-Wilkerson, E. Chris Lynch (Microcosm Publishing)

The Perfect Mix Tape Segue #5, Ed. Adam Gnade (Microcosm Publishing)