New & Noteworthy Books

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Posted on October 8, 2009

An Introduction to the Prose Poem coverAn Introduction to the Prose Poem

Edited by Brian Clements, Jamey Dunham

Firewheel Editions, July 2009

ISBN-10: 0966575474

ISBN-13: 978-0966575477

Paperback: 328pp; $26.00

From back cover: An Introduction to the Prose Poem clears a new path for students, instructors, and general readers interested in exploring the "ramshackle and unexpected . . . thoroughfare " [Campbell McGrath] of a hard-to-define genre.


By Way Of coverBy Way Of

Poetry by Matthew Nienow, Emily Carr,
Diana Woodcock, Diana Alvarez

Toadlily Press, 2009

ISBN-13: 978-0976640547

Paperback: 69pp; $15.00

From website: Four accomplished poets, with four distinct voices, come together to create By Way Of.


Ruined coverRuined

Play by Lynn Nottage

Theatre Communications Group, September 2009

ISBN-13: 978-1559363556

Paperback: 143pp; $13.95

From website: The play is set in the brutally war-torn Democratic Republic of Congo, in a rainforest bar and brothel where shrewd matriarch Mama Nadi both protects and profits from the women whose bodies have become battlegrounds between government soldiers and rebel forces alike.


The Mothering Coven coverThe Mothering Coven

Novel by Joanna Ruocco

Ellipsis Press, October 2009

ISBN-10: 0963753622

ISBN-13: 978-0963753625

Paperback: 123pp; $14.00

From website: Bertrand has disappeared from the house she shared with seven women-artists, scientists, and of course, witches. As the women plan a party for Mrs. Borage’s hundredth birthday, Bertrand’s absence threatens to dissolve the world they’ve created.


How to Live on Bread and Music coverHow to Live on Bread and Music

Poetry by Jennifer K. Sweeney

Perugia Press, September 2009

ISBN-10: 0979458226

ISBN-13: 978-0979458224

Paperback: 98pp; $16.00

From front cover: Winner of the James Laughlin Award of the Academy of American Poets.


Between Resistance and Community coverBetween Resistance and Community

a documentary about long island diy punk

By Ben Holtzman, Jimmy Choi, Joe Carroll

Cantankerous Titles/Microcosm Publishing, September 2009

DVD: 83min; $12.99

From website: This original documentary focuses on a group of kids who have built a community around a love of music and a passion for creating an alternative to dominant consumerist society.



New & Noteworthy Books

Full list of new & noteworthy books received


October 8, 2009


The Bitter Withy, Donald Revell (Alice James Books) 

Bent upon Light, Marjorie Stelmach (University of Tampa Press) 

Born in the Cavity of Sunsets, Michael Luis Medrano (Bilingual Review Press) 

A Concise Biography of Original Sin, John Samuel Tieman (BkMk Press) 

Epiphany School, Chris Green (Mayapple Press) 

e.s.p., Michael Leong (Silenced Press) 

Give over the Heckler and Everyone gets Hurt, Jason Tandon (Black Lawrence Press) 

How to Live on Bread and Music, Jennifer K. Sweeney (Perugia Press) 

Incident Light, H. L. Hix (Etruscan Press) 

The Last 4 Things, Kate Greenstreet (Ahsahta Press) 

The Lingua Franca of Ninth Street, Randall Horton (Main Street Rag) 

Nixon on the Piano, Sid Miller (David Robert Books) 

Song of a Living Room, Brigitte Byrd (Ahsahta Press) 

Tulips, Water, Ash, Lisa Gluskin Stonestreet (University Press of New England) 



Auto-Erotica, Stacia Saint Owens (The Livingston Press) 

Bad Monkey, Curtis Smith (Press 53) 

The Bigness of the World, Lori Ostlund (University of Georgia Press)

Black Elvis, Geoffrey Becker (University of Georgia Press) 

The Discoverer, Jan Kjaerstad (Open Letter Press) 

In an Uncharted Country, Clifford Garstang (Press 53) 

The Man in the Wooden Hat, Jane Gardam (Europa Editions)

The Mothering Coven, Joanna Ruocco (Ellipsis Press)

The Pale Light of Sunset, Lee Maynard (Vandalia Press) 

Plantatia, Dixon Hearne (Southeast Missouri State University Press) 



By Way Of, Matthew Nienow, Emily Carr, Diana Woodcock, Diana Alvarez (Toadlily Press) 



Ruined, Lynn Nottage (Theatre Communications Group) 



Hard Knocks: Rolling with the Derby Girls, Shelley Calton (Kehrer Verlag)

Indian Tribes of Oklahoma: A Guide, Blue Clark (University of Oklahoma Press)

An Introduction to the Prose Poem, Ed. Brian Clements, Jamey Dunham (Firewheel Editions)



Between Resistance and Community (Cantankerous Titles/Microcosm Publishing)