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Posted on February 18, 2011
Fiction by Pedro Ponce
Cow Heavy Books, 2010
Paperback: 56pp; $10.00
Brian Evenson writes, "In a series of sharply subtle and stripped down meditations, Alien Autopsy explores those moments when the personal and the monstrous collide and swap places."
At the Bureau of Divine Music
Poetry by Michael Heffernan
Wayne State Univ Press, March 2011
Paperback: 80pp; $15.95
A new title in Wayne State University's Made in Michigan Writers Series.
Poetry by Noelle Kocot
Wave Books, April 2011
Paperback: 96pp; $16.00
From the press release: "Funny, unpredictable, and deliciously dark, these poems celebrate the manifold possibilities of love and human experience."
Fiction by Edward Falco
Hardcover: 232pp; $22.95
From dust jacket: "These eleven stories in Ed Falco's fourth collection contain confrontations and struggles, sex and violence, drugs and drink—and men who can't find peace, in conflict with their world and themselves."
Destroyer and Preserver
Poetry by Matthew Rohrer
Wave Books, April 2011
Paperback: 96pp; $16.00
From the press release: "In his latest collection, Matthew Rohrer illuminates the modern plight: how to be a thoughtful citizen, parent, and person as the landscape of terror and history worms its way into our everyday existence."
Either Way I'm Celebrating
Poetry by Sommer Browning
Paperback: 96pp; $16.00
Mathias Svalina writes, "Sometimes I think Sommer Browning is a James Wright for the basic cable generation, at others the gorgeously deformed lovechild of H.D. and Groucho Marx. What I mean is I cannot categorize these poems, and that's the highest compliment I can give any poetry."
Everyone Loves the Situation
Poetry by Michael Cirelli
Penmanship Books, March 2011
Paperback: 104pp; $15.00
From the press release: "Controversial new poetry collection explores the MTV reality sensation, Jersey Shore, with astute politics & poetic craft."
Poetry by Yvan Yauri
Translated from the Spanish by Nicholas Rattner, Marta del Pozo
Ugly Duckling Presse, February 2011
Paperback: 80pp; $14.00
The first book to appear in English by Peruvian poet Yvan Yauri, whose "poetics stem from the tradition of the Latin American avant-garde."
Poetry by Zach Savich
Paperback: 84pp; $15.95
Winner of the Cleveland State University Poetry Center Open Book Competition
For Sale By Owner
Fiction by Kelcey Parker
Kore Press, February 2011
Paperback: 144pp; $60.00
"In Kelcey Parker's tales of twisted domesticity, a women gives her family up for Lent; a mother finds redemption at Chuck E. Cheese; a former best-friend-forever wreaks baby shower havoc; a bride swallows a housefly at the altar; and a suburbanite's obsession with memory books put her family in jeopardy."
A Mother's Photographs, a Prosecutor's Zeal,
and a Small Town's
Nonfiction by Lynn Powell
New Press, September 2010
Hardcover: 320pp; $25.95
Nadine Strossen writes, "Indecent photos? Or an indecent prosecution? Powell animates a troubling area of the law through the disturbing case of the Stewart family and the remarkable response of their community."
The Grief Performance
Poetry by Emily Kendal Frey
Paperback: 61pp; $15.95
Winner of the Cleveland State University Poetry Center First Book Prize, selected by Rae Armantrout.
Head of a Man
Fiction by John Gilmore
Reality Street Editions, January 2011
Paperback: 134pp; $14.00
A new title in Reality Street's Narrative Series, which gives an outlet to experimental, extended prose writing in the UK.
A Heaven of Others
Fiction by Joshua Cohen
Starcherone Books, April 2011
Paperback: 160pp; $20.00
From the back cover: "A Heaven of Others stands at the crossroads of a conflicted city, Jerusalem, and word-play that both celebrates and dismantles tradition."
Poetry by Tony Triglio
BlazeVOX [books], 2011
Paperback: 115pp; $16.00
Rachel Loden writes, "Historic Diary (named after Lee Harvey Oswald's account of his time in the Soviet Union) excavates the nightmarish record of the Kennedy assassination, its auguries and aftermath, with a blue fury and an obsessive zeal that borders on the Talmudic."
In This Light
New & Selected Stories
Fiction by Melanie Rae Thon
Graywolf Press, May 2011
Paperback: 256pp; $15.00
From the back cover: "This selection of Melanie Rae Thon's stories showcases her breathtaking ability to become each one of her characters, to move into the bodies and minds of the dispossessed."
It Might Turn Out We Are Real
Poetry by Susan Scarlata
Horse Less Press, February 2011
C.D. Wright writes, "It Might Turn Out We Are Real is a complete set of 21st century ecologues delivered to your door with brainy clarity, with vinegary humor, with ergonomic and red-behind-the-ribs feeling. A positively extraordinary collection."
Kings of the F**king Sea
Poetry by Dan Boehl
Paperback: 101pp; $18.00
CAConrad writes, "Dan Boehl's poems are a supernatural scaffold over our neglected conscience. Everything happens, and it stings, and is beautiful when it's not awful."
Fiction by Alexander MacLeod
Biblioasis, April 2011
Paperback: 219pp; $16.95
2010 Giller Prize Finalist, Quill & Quire Book of the Year, and Globe and Mail Book of the Year.
Poetry by Andrzej Sosnowski
Translated from the Polish by Benjamin Paloff
Open Letter, March 2011
Paperback: 163pp; $13.95
The first representative selection of Sosnowski's work available in English.
Poetry by Danielle Cadena Deulen
Univ of Arkansas Press, January 2011
Paperback: 90pp; $16.00
Winner of the 2011 Miller Williams Arkansas Poetry Prize.
Poetry by Clay Matthews
Cooper Dillon Books, 2010
Paperback: 78pp; $14.00
A collection of sonnets by Clay Matthews, featuring comics from Shannon Wheeler (Too Much Coffee Man) and Micah Farritor (White Picket Fences).
Fiction by Jenny Shank
Permanent Press, March 2011
Hardcover: 352pp; $29.00
Kent Haruf writes, "This is a story in which two families from the opposite side of town, from opposing cultures, are forced together because of violent death, and one of the things that saves them is baseball."
Fiction by Andrew Krivak
Bellevue Literary Press, May 2011
Paperback: 192pp; $14.95
"Strikingly contemporary though replete with evocative historical detail, The Sojourn will join the ranks of great classic fiction of World War One."
Unable to Fully California
Poetry by Larry Sawyer
David Shapiro writes, "It is not so much a strange poetry as the poetry of a stranger, the way Bishop was a Brazilian in Boston and a Bostonian in Brazil."
Poetry by E.R. Carlin
RockSaw Press, 2011
Chapbook: 25pp; $10.00
2010 Blue Skunk Poetry Series Award Winner
Fiction by Michael Kimball
Tyrant Books, May 2011
Paperback: 203pp; $14.95
A new novel from the critically-acclaimed author of Dear Everybody and The Way the Family Got Away.
Where We Think It Should Go
Poetry by Claire Becker
Octopus Books, 2010
Paperback: 80pp; $12.00
Norma Cole writes, "With hyperbolic understatement, in a sinuous, harmonious manner, Claire Becker finds her purpose in clear, sometimes haunted, spaces of joy or desolation, but always in a place of desire."
Full list of new & noteworthy books received
February 18, 2011
Collected Bodies, Ed. duncan b. barlow, Astrophil Press
This Thing Called the Future, J.L. Powers, Cinco Puntos Press
69, 70, Natalija Grgorinic, Ognjen Raden, Brown Paper Publishing
Alien Autopsy, Pedro Ponce, Cow Heavy Books
Burning Man, Edward Falco, Southern Methodist Univ Press
Expiration Date, Sherril Jaffe, Permanent Press
For Sale By Owner, Kelcey Parker, Kore Press
Head of a Man, John Gilmore, Reality Street Editions
A Heaven of Others, Joshua Cohen, Starcherone Books
In This Light, Melanie Rae Thon, Graywolf Press
Light Lifting, Alexander MacLeod, Biblioasis
Master of Miniatures, Jim Shepard, Solid Objects
The Ringer, Jenny Shank, Permanent Press
The Sleepwalker, Margarita Karapanou, Clockroot Books
The Sojourn, Andrew Krivak, Bellevue Literary Press
Standing at the Crossroads, Charles Davis, Permanent Press
Us, Michael Kimball, Tyrant Books
Women and Clothes, Brigitte Kronauer, Host Publications
The Year 3000, Paolo Mantegazza, Univ of Nebraska Press
You Can Make Him Like You, Ben Tanzer, Artistically Declined Press
Framing Innocence, Lynn Powell, New Press
Accounted For, Jeannine Savard, Red Hen Press
Amnesty Muse, Doren Robbins, Lost Horse Press
Anatomy of a Shape-Shifter, Stacia M. Fleegal, Word Press
At the Bureau of Divine Music, Michael Heffernan, Wayne State Univ Press
Bigger World, Noelle Kocot, Wave Books
Breathing in the Dark, Howard Schwartz, Mayapple Press
Castaway, Katherine Riegel, FutureCycle Press
Destroyer and Preserver, Matthew Rohrer, Wave Books
Either Way I'm Celebrating, Sommer Browning, Birds, LLC
Everyone Loves The Situation, Michael Cirelli, Penmanship Books
Fabric, Richard Froude, Horse Less Press
Fire Wind, Yvan Yauri, Ugly Duckling Presse
The Firestorm, Zach Savich, Cleveland State Univ Poetry Ctr
Girl in Cap and Gown, Harriet Levin, Mammoth Books
Green Daughters, Diana Pinckney, Lorimer Press
The Grief Performance, Emily Kendal Frey, Cleveland State Univ Poetry Ctr
Haunts, Laura Cherry, Cooper Dillon Books
Historic Diary, Tony Triglio, BlazeVOX [books]
I [Heart] Your Fate, Anthony McCann, Wave Books
It Might Turn Out We Are Real, Susan Scarlata, Horse Less Press
Kings of the F**king Sea, Dan Boehl, Birds, LLC
Lake, and Other Poems of Love in a Foreign Land, Jeff Fearnside, Standing Rock Cultural Arts
The Lessons, Joanne Diaz, Silverfish Review Press
Lodgings, Andrzej Sosnowski, Open Letter
Lovely Asunder, Danielle Cadena Deulen, Univ of Arkansas Press
Mule, Shane McCrae, Cleveland State Univ Poetry Ctr
Paradise, Stephen Gibson, Univ of Arkansas Press
People Are Tiny in Paintings of China, Cynthia Arrieu-King, Octopus Books
Pretty, Rooster, Clay Matthews, Cooper Dillon Books
Rust or Go Missing, Lily Brown, Cleveland State Univ Poetry Ctr
Say So, Dora Malech, Cleveland State Univ Poetry Ctr
Strange Conveyances, M.V. Montgomery, Plain View Press
The Translator's Sister, Mary Winegarden, Mayapple Press
Unable to Fully California, Larry Sawyer, Otoliths
Union Down, E.R. Carlin, RockSaw Press
What the Alder Told Me, Anita K. Boyle, MoonPath Press
Where We Think It Should Go, Claire Becker, Octopus Books