New & Noteworthy Books

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Posted on January 14, 2010

The Butterfly Collector coverThe Butterfly Collector

Stories by Fred McGavran

Black Lawrence Press, December 2009

ISBN-10: 0981589952

ISBN-13: 978-0981589954

Paperback: 200pp; $16.00

This first collection of stories by Fred McGavran is full of people you know, from a beautician to a lawyer to a man with alzheimer's.


Michigan's Upper Peninsula Almanac coverMichigan's Upper Peninsula Almanac

Ron Jolly, Karl Bohnak

University of Michigan Press, December 2009

ISBN-10: 0472032488

ISBN-13: 978-0472032488

Paperback: 600pp; $27.95

From website: [A] comprehensive guide for every resident, visitor, and student of Michigan's Upper Peninsula [that] covers every acre of the wild and beautiful U.P., including information on businesses, tourism, agriculture, sports, weather, casinos, and other topics.


The Horse has Six Legs coverThe Horse has Six Legs

An Anthology of Serbian Poetry

Edited & Translated by Charles Simic

Graywolf Press, May 2010

ISBN-10: 1555975577

ISBN-13: 978-1555975579

Paperback: 272pp; $18.00

From back cover: Editor and translator Charles Simic has now updated and expanded this anthology for new readers in the twenty-frist century. Simic has brought together an extraordianry range of Serbian poets, from the oral tradition of folk songs to the great postwar poets.


Destruction Myth coverDestruction Myth

Poetry by Mathias Svalina

Cleveland State Poetry Center, November 2009

ISBN-10: 1880834871

ISBN-13: 978-1880834879

Paperback: 83pp; $15.95

From website: Expanding the palette of contemporary surrealism while harkening back to the stories and prayers at the origin of poetry, Destruction Myth is a series of absurdist myths of creation and destruction.


No Blues this Raucous Song coverNo Blues This Raucous Song

Poetry by Lynn Wagner

Slapering Hol Press, December 2009

ISBN-10: 0982062621

ISBN-13: 978-0982062623

Chapbook: 32pp; $12.00

Winner of the 2009 Slapering Hol Press Chapbook Competition, Lynn Wagner's work has appeared in Shenandoah, subtropics, 5AM, and other literary journals. //


New & Noteworthy Books

Full list of new & noteworthy books received


January 14, 2010


As If Free, Burt Kimmelman (Talisman House) //

Destruction Myth, Mathias Svalina (Cleveland State University Poetry Center)

Dirty August, Edip Cansever (Talisman House) //

I is to Vorticism, Ben Mirov (New Michigan Press)

My Heart Flooded with Water, Alfonsina Storni (Latin American Literary Review Press) //

Sum of Every Lost Ship, Allison Titus (Cleveland State University Poetry Center) //

Undetectable, Brent Armendinger (New Michigan Press)



Black Box Theater as Abandoned Zoo, Dana Elkun (Concrete Wolf)

No Blues This Raucous Song, Lynn Wagner (Slapering Hol Press) //



The Butterfly Collector, Fred McGavran (Black Lawrence Press)

Family Parables, Boris Pinter (Talisman House)

Legend of a Suicide, David Vann (University of Massachusetts Press)

Precarious, Al Riske (Luminis Books) //

The Singer’s Gun, Emily St. John Mandel (Unbridled Books)

An Unfinished Score, Elise Blackwell (Unbridled Books)



The Horse has Six Legs: An Anthology of Serbian Poetry, Ed. Charles Simic (Graywolf Press)

To Everything on Earth, Ed. Kurt Caswell, Susan Leigh Tomlinson, Diane Heuter Warner (Texas Tech University Press) //



How to be Inappropriate, Daniel Nester (Soft Skull Press)

Michigan’s Upper Peninsula Almanac, Ron Jolly, Karl Bohnak (University of Michigan Press)



Doris 15: antidepression guide, Ed. Cindy Crabb (Microcosm Publishing)

Learning Good Consent, Ed. Cindy Crabb (Microcosm Publishing)


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