NewPages Book Stand

New titles from independent book publishers and university presses.

You can see a complete list of all books received by category below.

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Posted April 3, 2014

 

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And Your Bird Can Sing

Flash Fiction by Robert Miltner

Bottom Dog Press, March 2014

ISBN-13: 9781933964966

Paperback: 120pp; $16.00

"These are provocative narratives of working people with all the punch of wit and all the lyricism of poetry...If you're looking for plot twists and engaging ambiguity, here they are. If you're looking for open endings, characters you may live next door to, or may have had a drink with, or an affair with, or may have heard tell of, here they are. If you're looking for poignant and wry situations cast as sudden fictions and prose poems, you'll want to read And Your Bird Can Sing."—Richard Hague, author of Learning How: Stories, Yarns, and Tales

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Posted April 16, 2014
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The Glad Hand of God Points Backwards coverThe Glad Hand of God Points Backwards

Poetry by Rachel Mennies

Texas Tech University Press, March 2014

ISBN-13: 978-0-89672-854-7

Hardcover: 80pp; $21.95

In her first poetry collection, Rachel Mennies chronicles a young woman’s relationship with a complicated God, crafting a nuanced world that reckons with its past as much as it yearns for a new and different future. These poems celebrate ritual, love, and female sexuality; they bear witness to a dark history. Through wit and careful prosody, The Glad Hand of God Points Backwards lays bare the struggles and triumphs experienced through a teenage girl’s coming of age, showing the reader what it means to become—and remain—a Jewish woman in America.

Inappropriate Sleepover coverInappropriate Sleepover

Poetry by Meg Johnson

National Poetry Review, March 2014

ISBN-13: 978-1-935716-34-1

Paperback: 68pp; $17.95

Meg Johnson’s poems have appeared in Hobart, The Puritan, San Pedro River Review, Sugar House Review, Wicked Alice, and others. She is currently the editor of Dressing Room Poetry Journal and an M.F.A. candidate in creative writing. “Half siren song, half battle cry, Meg Johnson’s Inappropriate Sleepover is a debut collection that coaxes us out of our tightly-zipped sleeping bags and keeps us up until dawn with poems that resonate, beguile, and delight. These are poems to keep for yourself, and to share with your very best friends.”—Mary Biddinger

Out of Peel Tree coverOut of Peel Tree

Fiction by Laura Long

Vandalia Press, April 2014

ISBN-13: 978-1-940425-00-9

Paperback: 140pp; $16.99

This innovative debut novel reveals the lives of a far-flung contemporary Appalachian family through a web of delicate turning points. A child discovers a grandmother she never knew has died. A runaway teen schemes to start a new life in Texas. A man on parole falls hopelessly in love with a shoplifter. United by a connection to their matriarch, these characters search at home and beyond to make a fresh sense of their changing lives. As a novel in stories, Out of Peel Tree brings a new lyricism to the page and a new voice to American and Appalachian literature—a voice deeply inflected by the beauty of the natural world and by working-class grit.

The Primer of Zinnie Lucas coverThe Primer of Zinnie Lucas

Poetry by Sara Pennington

Cooper Dillon Books, February 2014

ISBN-13: 978-0-984-1928-8-5

Chapbook: 36pp; $9.00

An Abecedarium, from Zinnie Lucas, the voice of a family's historic tale. Zinnie grieves for her murdered father, shot by Paris Brumfield. A widowed mother attempts to avenge the death, and escapes to rebuild a new life away from a violent time and place, downriver. Author Sara Pennington is a native of West Virginia. She lives in the mountains of eastern Kentucky, where she is a community organizer. She holds degrees in English and creative writing from Marshall University, Ohio University, and Florida State University, from which she received her Ph.D. She has had poems published in The Southern Review, Virginia Quarterly Review, The Greensboro Review, Ninth Letter, and other journals. This is her first chapbook.

Quality Snacks coverQuality Snacks

Fiction by Andy Mozina

Wayne State University Press, May 2014

ISBN-13: 978-0-8143-4015-8

Paperback: 216pp; $18.99

In a wide range of forms and tones, the fifteen stories in Andy Mozina’s new collection center on high-stakes performances by characters trying to gratify both deep and superficial needs, often with unexpected consequences. Desperate to find a full-time job, a pizza delivery man is fooled into a humiliating sexual demonstration by a couple at a Midway Motor Lodge. A troubled young man tries to end his father’s verbal harassment by successfully hunting a polar bear. And in the title story, a flavor engineer at Frito-Lay tries to win his boss’s heart with a new strategy for Doritos that aims to reposition the brand from snack food to main course.

Sixty Morning Talks coverSixty Morning Talks

Serial Interviews with Contemporary Authors

Nonfiction by Andy Fitch

Ugly Duckling Presse, March 2014

ISBN-13: 978-1-937027-20-9

Paperback: 320pp; $25.00

Sixty Morning Talks provides sixty transcribed interviews with poets who released books in 2012. Rather than advance an overarching argument concerning “the state of poetry,” this book engages a broad range of authors often subdivided into ideological, aesthetic, generational, national and identity-based camps, and taps the accessibility of vernacular speech to offer new means of comparative study, cross-reference and discursive collaboration.

 


Complete List of Books Received
from Independent & University Presses

Posted April 16, 2014

 

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The Fatherlands, Michael Trocchia, Monkey Puzzle Press

 

Flood, J. Bruce Fuller, Swan Scythe Press

 

Fugitive Blues, Debra Kang Dean, Moon City Press

 

Presences, Caroline Collins, Parallel Press

 

Children's/YA
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Camp Outlook, Brenda Baker, Second Story Press

 

Dalia's Wondrous Hair/El cabello maravilloso de Dalia, Laura Lacamara, Arte Publico Press

 

Finding Grace, Becky Citra, Second Story Press

 

Hit It, Hit It, Hit It: A Fiesta of Numbers/Dale, dale, dale: Una fiesta de numerous, Rene Saldana, Jr., Arte Publico Press

 

La poeta del piso de arriba, Judith Oritz Cofer, Arte Publico Press

 

Soldier Doll, Jennifer Gold, Second Story Press

 

Cross-Genre
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The Inevitable June, Bob Schofield, theNewerYork Press

 

Starlight in Two Million, Amy Catanzano, Noemi Press

 

Fiction
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American Innovations, Rivka Galchen, Farrar Straus & Giroux

 

And Your Bird Can Sing, Robert Miltner, Bottom Dog Press

And Your Bird Can Sing cover

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And Your Bird Can Sing

Flash Fiction by Robert Miltner

Bottom Dog Press, March 2014

ISBN-13: 9781933964966

Paperback: 120pp; $16.00

"These are provocative narratives of working people with all the punch of wit and all the lyricism of poetry...If you're looking for plot twists and engaging ambiguity, here they are. If you're looking for open endings, characters you may live next door to, or may have had a drink with, or an affair with, or may have heard tell of, here they are. If you're looking for poignant and wry situations cast as sudden fictions and prose poems, you'll want to read And Your Bird Can Sing."—Richard Hague, author of Learning How: Stories, Yarns, and Tales

 

Annihilation, Jeff VanderMeer, Farrar Straus & Giroux

 

The Ants, Sawako Nakayasu, Les Figues Press

 

The Beast in the Red Forest: An Inspector Pekkala Novel of Suspense, Sam Eastland, Opus

 

Close, Erika Raskin, Harvard Square Editions

 

The Devil Takes Half, Leta Serafim, Coffeetown Press

 

Eight Mile High, Jim Ray Daniels, Michigan State Univ Press

 

The Full Ridiculous, Mark Lamprell, Soft Skull Press

 

Hush Now, Don't Explain, Dennis Must, Coffeetown Press

 

The Itinerant Girls' Guide to Self-Hypnosis, Joanna Penn Cooper, Brooklyn Arts Press

 

John the Revelator, TJ Beitelman, Black Lawrence Press

 

Kafka at Rudolf Steiner's, Rosalind Palermo Stevenson, Rain Mountain Press

 

Making Callaloo in Detroit, Lolita Hernandez, Wayne State Univ Press

 

Medea, Richard Matturro, Livingston Press

 

Out of Peel Tree, Laura Long, Vandalia Press

 

Prosperity, B.J. Leggett, Livingston Press

 

Quality Snacks, Andy Mozina, Wayne State Univ Press

 

The Shimmering Go-Between, Lee Klein, Atticus Books

 

Sinking Suspicions, Sara Sue Hoklotubbe, Univ of Arizona Press

 

Spheres of Disturbance, Amy Schutzer, Red Hen Press

 

Story Hour & Other Stories, Robert Flanagan, Bottom Dog Press

 

Strange Love, Lisa Lenzo, Wayne State Univ Press

 

Theories of Forgetting, Lance Olsen, Univ of Alabama Press

 

Triplines, Leonard Chang, Black Heron Press

 

The Wes Letters, Feliz Lucia Molina, Ben Segal, Brett Zehner, Outpost 19

 

The World's Smallest Bible, Dennis Must, Red Hen Press

 

Nonfiction
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The Art of Daring: Risk, Restlessness, Imagination, Carl Phillips, Graywolf Press

 

Hope Rising, Scott C. Todd, Nelson Books

 

Sixty Morning Talks: Serial Interviews with Contemporary Authors, Andy Fitch, Ugly Duckling Presse

 

Xylotheque, Yelizaveta P. Renfro, Univ of New Mexico Press

 

Poetry
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All Movies Love the Moon: Prose Poems on Silent Film, Gregory Robinson, Rose Metal Press

 

American Psalm, World Psalm, Nicholas Samaras, Ashland Poetry Press

 

Anatomical Theater, Andrei Sen-Senkov, Zephyr Press

 

The Awkward Poses of Others, Robert E. Wood, WordTech Editions

 

Bastard Heart, Raphael Dagold, Silverfish Review Press

 

A Boot's a Boot, Lesle Lewis, Cleveland State Univ Poetry Ctr

 

Bottomland, Laressa Dickey, Shearsman Books

 

Century Swept Brutal, Zach Savich, Black Ocean

 

Child Sings in the Womb, Patrick, Lawler, Bitter Oleander Press

 

The Constitution, Brian Foley, Black Ocean

 

Corridor, Saskia Hamilton, Graywolf Press

 

The Courier's Archive & Hymnal, Joshua Marie Wilkinson, Sidebrow Books

 

Crownfeathers and Effigies, Jerry Bradley, Lamar Univ Press

 

Detroit as Barn, Crystal Williams, Lost Horse Press

 

Echo, Christina Lovin, Bottom Dog Press

 

For Another Writing Back, Elaine Bleakney, Sidebrow Books

 

Gazelle in the House, Lisa Williams, New Issues Poetry & Prose

 

The Glad Hand of God Points Backwards, Rachel Mennies, Texas Tech Univ Press

 

Guantanamo, Frank Smith, Les Figues Press

 

Guernica, revisited, Richard Vargas, Press 53

 

Hustle, David Thomas Martinez, Sarabande Books

 

Inappropriate Sleepover, Meg Johnson, National Poetry Review

 

Into Daylight, Jeffrey Harrison, Tupelo Press

 

La Far, Eric Linsker, Univ of Iowa Press

 

Landscape with Plywood Silhouettes, Kerrin McCadden, New Issues Poetry & Prose

 

Money Money Money Water Water Water, Jane Mead, Alice James Books

 

My Favorite Tyrants, Joanne Diaz, Univ of Wisconsin Press

 

The Primer of Zinnie Lucas, Sara Pennington, Cooper Dillon Books

 

A Princess Magic Presto Spell, Lisa Jarnot, Solid Objects

 

Questions About Home, Cynthia Brackett-Vincent, Encircle Publications

 

Redemption, Lee Passarella, FutureCycle Press

 

Same Old Story, Dawn Potter, CavanKerry Press

 

Six Portraits, Julie Danho, Slapering Hol Press

 

Songs for a Summons, David Guterson, Lost Horse Press

 

Stop Wanting, Lizzie Harris, Cleveland State Univ Poetry Ctr

 

Strings Attached, Diane Decillis, Wayne State Univ Press

 

Vivarium, Natasha Saje, Tupelo Press

 

Waiting at the Dead End Diner, Rebecca Schumejda, Bottom Dog Press

 

Walking in on People, Melissa Balmain, Able Muse Press

 

What the Neighbors Know, Melanie McCabe, FutureCycle Press

 

When the World was Rear-Wheel Drive: New Jersey Poems, Timothy Walsh, Main Street Rag Pub Co

 

Your Moon, Ralph Angel, New Issues Poetry & Prose

 

 

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