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Posted on January 28, 2010

The Diamond Dog coverThe Diamond Dog

Poetry by Diane Wakoski

Anhinga Press, April 2010

ISBN-13: 978-1-934695-15-9

Paperback: 110pp; $15.00

Diane Wakoski's 19th collection, calls into being a world where the scientific and the mytho-poetic interact and combine.


A Working Writer's Daily Planner 2010 coverA Working Writer's Daily Planner 2010

Your Year in Writing

Small Beer Press, December 2009

ISBN-13: 978-193152058-4

Paperback: 144pp; $13.95

Every week has its own page with a list of upcoming deadlines, writing contests, information on where to apply for residencies, as well as inspiring quotations or writing prompts and exercises and suggestions.


Unincorporated Persons in the Late Honda Dynasty coverUnincorporated Persons in the Late Honda Dynasty

Poetry by Tony Hoagland

Graywolf Press, February 2010

ISBN-13: 978-1-55597-549-4

Paperback: 100pp; $15.00

From website: Tony Hoagland continues his [. . .] unraveling of modern American life, sounding out the harmonic connections between what we have been given, how it makes us feel, and how to speak of it.


Language Death Night Outside coverLanguage Death Night Outside

Poem. Novel.

Fiction by Peter Waterhouse

Translated from the German by Rosemarie Waldrop

Burning Deck Press, December 2009

ISBN-13: 978-1-886224-99-5

Paperback: 128pp; $14.00

An “I” between languages. A text between the genres of poem and novel. 3 cities, 3 poems, 3 philosophers. The Austrian grandfather’s death triggers an examination of history, identity, consciousness. A life takes shape through precise particulars in short, staccato sentences.


Boris by the Sea coverBoris by the Sea

Poetry by Matvel Yankelevich

Octopus Books, January 2010

ISBN-13: 978-0-9801938-2-4

Paperback: 62pp; $14.00

A collection of poetry and dramatic sketches dedicated to the memory of Boris and Efrem Yankelevich.


If You Lived Here You'd Already be Home coverIf You Lived Here You'd Already be Home

Stories by John Jodzio

Replacement Press, March 2010

ISBN-13: 978-098441840-4

Paperback: 180pp; $14.00

From website: A middle-aged masochist in love with a comatose man. A gay birthday clown lamenting the loss of his beloved dog. An amateur veterinarian keeping watch over his suicidal daughter. And a bikini model with a barnacle stuck to her butt cheek. These are just a few of the characters who populate the quirky, offbeat world of If You Lived Here You’d Already Be Home.


New & Noteworthy Books

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January 28, 2010


Fondant Pig Angst, Juliet Cook (Slash Pine Press) //

Hudson River Haiku, Helen Barolini (Slapering Hol Press)



The Abyss of Human Illusion, Gilbert Sorrentino (Coffee House Press)

Cecilia, Linda Ferri (Europa Editions) //

Drag the Darkness Down, Matt Baker (No Record Press)

If You Lived Here You'd Already Be Home, John Jodzio (Replacement Press)

Inconceivable Wilson, J.A. Tyler (Scrambler Books) //

Language Death Night Outside, Peter Waterhouse (Burning Deck Press)

Where the Dog Star Never Glows, Tara Masih (Press 53)



King Kong Theory, Virginie Despentes (Feminist Press) //

The Road from Frijoles Canyon, William Y. Adams (University of New Mexico Press) //

A Working Writer's Daily Planner 2010 (Small Beer Press)



Boris by the Sea, Matvei Yankelevish (Octopus Books)

Departing by a Broken Gate, David Axelrod (Wordcraft of Oregon)

The Diamond Dog, Diane Wakoski (Anhinga Press)

God Damsel, Reb Livingston (No Tell Books)

Infinite Beginnings, Lucyna Prostko (Bright Hill Press) //

Mapping the Sands, Geraldine Zetzel (Mayapple Press) //

Mr. Worthington's Beautiful Experiments on Splashes, Genin Lentine (New Michigan Press)

Pulleys & Locomotion, Rachel Galvin (Black Lawrence Press)

Runoff, Clay Matthews (BlazeVOX [books]) //

Sing, Mongrel, Claire Hero (Noemi Press)

Slaves to Do These Things, Amy King (BlazeVOX [books])

Tourist at a Miracle, Mark Statman (Hanging Loose Press)

Unincorporated Persons in the Late Honda Dynasty, Tony Hoagland (Graywolf Press)


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