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Posted on February 11, 2010

Primeval and Other Times coverPrimeval and Other Times

Fiction by Olga Tokarczuk

Translated from the Polish by Antonia Lloyd-Jones

Twisted Spoon Press, April 2010

ISBN-13: 978-80-86264-35-6

Paperback: 248pp; $15.50 

From website: Set in the mythical village of Primeval in the heart of Poland [. . .] The village, a microcosm of Europe, is guarded by four archangels, from whose perspective the novel chronicles the lives of Primeval's inhabitants ove the course of the 20th century.


Ghost on 3rd coverGhost on 3rd

Poetry by Jim Reese

NYQ Books, January 2010

ISBN-13: 978-1-935520-17-7

Paperback: 88pp; $14.95

From website: Reese shows no sign of putting the hammer down—he takes his reader on the daily routine and long nights that are an inescapable part of raising two small daughters—shows us how family is not a burden but a complex source of joy. //


Lost Poet coverLost Poet

Drama by Jesse Glass

BlazeVOX [books], January 2010

ISBN-13: 978-1935402398

Paperback: 145pp

From back cover:These plays explore the Challenger disaster of 1986 to the hallucinated lucubrations of Thomas Holley Chivers; cover the arrival of a cosmic, sexual vermiform lemure of the Kabbalistic Bohu-Tohu, and the changes on a young man’s sexual angst.


Manhatten coverManhatten

Poetry by Sarah Rosenthal

Spuyten Duyvil, May 2009

ISBN-13: 978-1-933132-32-7

Paperback: 109pp; $14.00

From back cover: Proudly misspelled, Manhatten chronicles the adventures of a young woman as she searches for her life story in the ultimate American metropolis. //


(Nevertheless Enjoyment cover(Nevertheless Enjoyment

Poetry by Elizabeth Bryant

Quale Press, March 2010

ISBN-13: 978-0-9792999-9-5

Paperback: 74pp; $13.00

A collection of prose poetry by Elizabeth Bryant.



Urban Bird Life coverUrban Bird Life

Poetry by Iris Lee

NYQ Books, January 2010

ISBN-13: 978-1-935520-16-0

Paperback: 104pp; $14.95

From website: Swans, owls, and other urban birds soar through the poems in Iris Lee's first collection taking the reader along with them as she covers a broad range in her exploration of the interiors and exteriors of her much-loved New York City. //


Logic of the World and Other Fictions coverLogic of the World and Other Fictions

Fiction by Robert Kelly

McPherson & Co, April 2010

ISBN-13: 978-0-929701-89-9

Hardcover: 244pp; $24.00

From jacket: [In] The thirty works in this fifth collection of short fiction [. . .] a woman waits at a window for the moon to return to her body; another reveals the triple identity of Don Juan; in still another, an itinerant tragedian invents a dangerous form of theatrical performance.


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February 11, 2010


It's Not You, It's Me, Jerry Williams, Overlook Press

When the Muse Calls, Kathryn Ridall, Pomegranate Press //



Lost Poet, Jesse Glass, BlazeVOX [books] //



The Bugging Watch & Other Exhibits, Kim Gek Lin Short, Tarpaulin Sky Press

Captivity, Deborah Noyes, Unbridled Books //

Come Raw, Lars Rasmussen, Serving House Books //

The Logic of the World and Other Fictions, Robert Kelly, McPherson & Co

Man's Companions, Joanna Ruocco, Tarpaulin Sky Press //

Mattaponi Queen, Belle Boggs, Graywolf Press

Primeval and Other Times, Olga Tokarczuk, Twisted Spoon Press

The River Road, Tricia Currans-Sheehan, New Rivers Press //

Soldier in the Grass, Joanna Crispi, NYQ Books



Quotidiana, Patrick Madden, Univ of Nebraska Press

Texas Ranger Biographies, Charles Harris, Frances Harris, Louis Sadler, Univ of New Mexico Press



(Nevertheless Enjoyment, Elizabeth Bryant, Quale Press

100 Notes on Violence, Julie Carr, Ahsahta Press

A Boilmaker for the Lady, Fred Yannantuono, NYQ Books //

Bones & Jokes, Ted Jonathan, NYQ Books

Father Dirt, Miheala Moscaliuc, Alice James Books

Fifty Poems, Liana Quill, Mississippi Review Press //

Ghost on 3rd, Jim Reese, NYQ Books //

The Goddess of Goodbye, James R. Whitley, Word Press //

Hints and Allegations, Amanda J. Bradley, NYQ Books

If Not Metamorphic, Brenda Iijima, Ahsahta Press //

In the Eyes of a Dog, Kevin Pilkington, NYQ Books

Manhatten, Sarah Rosenthal, Spuyten Duyvil //

Minimum Heroic, Christopher Salerno, Mississippi Review Press //

Nothing Between Us, Wendy Barker, Del Sol Press //

Other Prohibited Items, Martha Greenwald, Mississippi Review Press //

The Plumber's Apprentice, Joe Weil, NYQ Books

Poems, Grace Zabriskie, NYQ Books //

Rain When You Want Rain, Betsy Johnson-Miller, Mayapple Press //

Recircuits, Richard Kostelanetz, NYQ Books //

Small Talk, Raffaello Baldini, Gradiva Publications //

Songs from an Earlier Century, Ira Joe Fisher, NYQ Books

The T-Bone Series, Quincy Scott Jones, Whirlwind Press //

Tourist, Sanford Fraser, NYQ Books

Urban Bird Life, Iris Lee, NYQ Books //

Venison, Thorpe Moeckel, Etruscan Press //

Voluptuous Gloom, Oren Wagner, NYQ Books //

The Warm Animals, Mike Tyler, Art Cannot be Damaged //


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