New & Noteworthy Books

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Posted on March 31, 2011


Again the Far Morning coverAgain the Far Morning

New and Selected Poems

Poetry by N. Scott Momaday

Univ of New Mexico Press, April 2011

ISBN-13: 978-0-8263-4842-5

Hardcover: 150pp; $29.95

The first collection of Momaday's poetry in over a decade. Complete with 11 color images.


American Masculine coverAmerican Masculine

Fiction by Shann Ray

Graywolf Press, July 2011

ISBN-13: 978-1-55597-588-3

Paperback: 192pp; $15.00

"A muscular debut story collection that reconfigures the American West." Winner of the 2010 Bakeless Prize for Fiction.”


The Book of Interfering Bodies coverThe Book of Interfering Bodies

Poetry by Daniel Borzutzky

Nightboat Books, 2011

ISBN-13: 9780984459827

Paperback: 103pp; $15.95

Rachel Loden writes, "If Franz Kafka had been a data entry specialist at Abu Ghraib, he might have written something as fiercely intelligent and voluptuously loopy as The Book of Interfering Bodies."


Called coverCalled

Chapbook by Kate Greenstreet

delete press, 2011

Chapbook: 26pp; $10.00

A new chapbook from the author of The Last 4 Things. All copies have already sold out.


Dhaka Dust coverDhaka Dust

Poetry by Dilruba Ahmed

Graywolf Press, June 2011

ISBN-13: 978-1-55597-589-0

Paperback: 112pp; $15.00

Winner of the Bread Loaf Writers' Conference Bakeless Prize.


Events Film Cannot Withstand coverEvents Film Cannot Withstand

Poetry by Zach Savich

Rescue Press, 2011

ISBN-13: 978-0-9844889-4-0

Paperback: 92pp; $14.00

A collection of new work that defies genre from the author of three previous full-length collections of poetry.


Helsinki coverHelsinki

Poetry by Peter Richards

Action Books, March 2011

ISBN-13: 978-0-9799755-5-4

Paperback: 100pp; $16.00

From back cover: "This narrative lyric sequence is lit with ravishing light: part erotic, part nuclear, entirely mutagenic, dangerously Sublime."


Home/Birth coverHome/Birth

A Poemic

Poetry by Arielle Greenberg, Rachel Zucker

1913 Press, 2011

ISBN-13: 978-0-9779351-7-8

Paperback: 210pp; $11.00

Rachel Block writes, "Like birth itself, this conversation is not linear or predictable; it is messy and real and powerful, and a gift to be privy to."


The Honest Look coverThe Honest Look

Fiction by Jennifer L. Rohn

Cold Spring Harbor Laboratory Press, 2010

ISBN-13: 978-193611311-8

Paperback: 344pp; $13.99

"The Honest Look is a tale of passion, betrayal and a devastating secret that threatens to bring down careers, a company and a widely accepted scientific theory."


The Kangaroo Girl coverThe Kangaroo Girl

Poetry by Judith Baumel

GenPop Books, June 2011

ISBN-13: 9780982359433

Paperback: 78pp; $15.00

Wayne Koestenbaum writes, "Baumel's new poems are inspiring cabinets, loaded with gorgeous sounds, startling juxtapositions, and emotionally intricate quests."


The Leaves of Fate coverThe Leaves of Fate

Fiction by George Robert Minkoff

McPherson & Co, February 2011

ISBN-13: 978-0-929701-82-0

Hardcover: 427pp; $24.95

The concluding volume in an epic fictional chronicle, In the Land of Whispers.


Man Years coverMan Years

Poetry by Sandra Doller

Subito Press, February 2011

ISBN-13: 978-0-9831150-2-1

Paperback: 90pp; $14.00

Rae Armantrout writes, "Doller is a pinball wizard, her attention ricocheting through America's flashy dystopias where, as she points out, 'The award goes / to the inventor of the situation / we're now in.'"


A Marriage of Convenience coverA Marriage of Convenience

Fiction by Andrew Plattner

BkMk Press, 2011

ISBN-13: 978-1-886157-78-1

Paperback: 180pp; $15.95

Sefi Atta writes, "A brilliant collection of short stories, honest, wise and full of warmth."


Master Siger's Dream coverMaster Siger's Dream

Fiction by A.W. Deannuntis

What Books Press, 2010

ISBN-13: 978-0-9823542-7-8

Paperback: 229pp; $14.50

"Set in thirteenth century Europe which has twentieth century technology… [a] challenging romp in which readers encounter the Franciscan Highway Patrol, golf-playing Popes, and goddess-nuns."


Nobody Ever Gets Lost coverNobody Ever Gets Lost

Fiction by Jess Row

FiveChapters Books, 2011

ISBN-13: 978-0-982-93922-2

Paperback: 196pp; $14.95

"An emotionally searing story collection from an acclaimed writer named one of Granta's Top 20 Best Young American Novelists."


Of a Monstrous Child coverOf a Monstrous Child

An Anthology of Creative Writing Relationships

Ed. by Nate Liederbach, James Harris

Lost Horse Press, 2011

ISBN-13: 978-0-9844510-4-3

Paperback: 412pp; $24.00

"The focus of this collection is not on its contributors' individual pieces, but the relationship between its featured authors. Assembled as organically as possible, these poets and prosists have partnered themselves—as mentor and mentee—in an exchange of introductions and creative works."


Parts of a World coverParts of a World

Fiction by A.G. Mojtabai

Northwestern Univ Press, June 2011

ISBN-13: 978-0-8101-2766-1

Hardcover: 208pp; $24.95

A story of "doubt, faith, obsession, and delusion" from the award-winning author of nine previous books.


That Summer in Franklin coverThat Summer in Franklin

Fiction by Linda Hutsell-Manning

Second Story Press, April 2011

ISBN-13: 978-1-897187-89-0

Paperback: 242pp; $18.95

The accomplished children's book author releases her first novel for adults from what began as a short story called "Miss Purity Flour," a finalist in Glimmer Train Magazine's Very Short Fiction Contest.


This River coverThis River

A Memoir

Nonfiction by James Brown

Counterpoint Press, March 2011

ISBN-13: 978-1-58243-721-7

Paperback: 180pp; $14.95

Brown's new memoir picks up where his last one, The Los Angeles Diaries, left off, "describing his tenuous relationship with sobriety, telling of agonizing relapses, and tracking his attempts to become a better father."


The Weather Stations coverThe Weather Stations

Fiction by Ryan Call

Caketrain, March 2011

Paperback: 210pp; $8.00

Robert Lopez writes, "The people in the crumbling worlds of The Weather Stations do what they can to survive and bear witness, and we, as readers, are the better for it."


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March 31, 2011


Imagination & Place, Ed. Kelly Barth, Imagination & Place Press 

Of a Monstrous Child, Ed. Nate Liederbach, James Harris, Lost Horse Press



Called, Kate Greenstreet, delete press

Outskirts of Intimacy, Francis DiClemente, Flutter Press 

Topless, Eileen McCluskey, Deborah Mead, Karen Provost, Main Street Rag 



American Masculine, Shann Ray, Graywolf Press

The Honest Look, Jennifer L. Rohn, Cold Spring Harbor Laboratory Press 

The Leaves of Fate, George Robert Minkoff, McPherson & Co 

Love and Money, Edith Konecky, Hamilton Stone Editions, 

A Marriage of Convenience, Andrew Plattner, BkMk Press 

Master Siger's Dream, A.W. Deannuntis, What Books Press 

Mercy Creek, Matt Matthews, Hub City Press 

The Mimic's Own Voice, Tom Williams, Main Street Rag Pub Co 

Nobody Ever Gets Lost, Jess Row, FiveChapters Books

Parts of a World, A.G. Mojtabai, Northwestern Univ Press

Randy Lopez Goes Home, Rudolfo Anaya, Univ of Oklahoma Press 

The Rexworth Manifesto, G.T. Hilary, LCR Books 

That Summer in Franklin, Linda Hutsell-Manning, Second Story Press

The Weather Stations, Ryan Call, Caketrain 



The Made-Up Self, Carl Klaus, Univ of Iowa Press

Mexicans on Death Row, Ricardo Ampudia, Arte Publico Press 

My Demons Were Real, Bob Ybarra, Arte Publico Press 

This River, James Brown, Counterpoint Press 

Under Glass, Jen Hirt, Univ of Akron Press



Again the Far Morning, N. Scott Momaday, Univ of New Mexico Press

Approaching Ice, Elizabeth Bradfield, Persea Books

The Book of Interfering Bodies, Daniel Borzutzky, Nightboat Books 

Come and See, Fanny Howe, Graywolf Press

Dhaka Dust, Dilruba Ahmed, Graywolf Press 

Events Film Cannot Withstand, Zach Savich, Rescue Press

Helsinki, Peter Richards, Action Books

Home/Birth, Arielle Greenberg, Rachel Zucker, 1913 Press

The Kangaroo Girl, Judith Baumel, GenPop Books 

Man Years, Sandra Doller, Subito Press

Manoleria, Daniel Khalastchi, Tupelo Press 

Mississippi Poems, Linda Larson, ISCS Press 

My Old Man Was Always on the Lam, Tony Medina, NYQ Books 

Night of Pure Breathing, Gerald Fleming, Hanging Loose Press 

One Sleeve, Richard Carr, Evening Street Press 

Privado, Daniel Tiffany, Action Books

The Source, Noah Eli Gordon, Futurepoem Books

The Takeaway Bin, Toni Mirosevich, Spuyten Duyvil 

Unacknowledged Legislations, Steve Henn, NYQ Books 

Wonderbender, Diane Wald, 1913 Press 

Wrestling Angles, Freddy Frankel, Ibbetson Street Press