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New Books Received for January 2024

Small, Independent, and University Press, and Author-published Books

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January 2024 Featured Titles


Book of Lamentations, Red Hawk aka Robert Moore, The Bitter Oleander Press
Red Hawk explores “Where do we go, how / shall we make our way / when the Stars go out?” through poetic lamentations. See blog post here.

Gusher, Christopher Stephen Soden, Rebel Satori Press / Queer Mojo
The poems in Soden’s collection are real, vulnerable, sticky, and fun. See sponsored blog post here.


Dead Men Cast No Shadows: The Managua Trilogy 3 by Sergio Ramirez, Translated from the Spanish by Daryl R. Hague, McPherson & Company
Inspector Dolores Morales returns in Sergio Ramirez’s conclusion of The Managua Trilogy with a cast of brave priests, corrupt secret service agents, and so much more. See sponsored blog post here.

Dirty Suburbia, Sara Hosey, Vine Leaves Press
This collection of stories traces the lives of girls and women struggling to live with dignity in a world that often times hates them. See sponsored blog post here.

MONARCH: Stories, Emily Jon Tobias, Black Lawrence Press
Emily Jon Tobias brings an intimate portrayal of scarred characters on American streets beating the drum of current culture against the fierce rhythm of critical social justice issues. See sponsored blog post here.

Three Sixes and a Forked Tongue or Cold Medicine and a Liar, James Tyler Toothman, millions of color
Priscilla Carpenter forms a contract with the devil to become the baddest witch in town in 1970s West Virginia, tired of being on the receiving end of her father’s beatings. See sponsored blog post here.

Unnie, Yun-Yun, Libre Books
An unflinching portrayal of the grief of a sister—and a nation—trying to move forward after unspeakable loss. See blog post here.


Eating Peru: A Gastronomic Journey, Robert Bradley, The University of Oklahoma Press
For the armchair tourist or the seasoned traveler, Eating Peru offers a welcome break from everyday fare. See blog post here.


Another Name for Darkness: Sans. PRESS Anthology #6, Sans. Press
Join fifteen writers exploring the many shapes that darkness can take in the sixth anthology from Sans. PRESS. See sponsored blog post here.

More Books Received


The Animal is Chemical, Hadara Bar-Nadav, Four Way Books
Another Land of My Body, Rodney Terich Leonard, Four Way Books
The Book of Incurable Dreams, Tom Holmes, Xavier Review Press
Even the Dog Was Quiet, Margaret R. Sáraco, Human Error Publishing
Gusher, Christopher Stephen Soden, QueerMojo
The King of Prussia is Drunk on Stars, Marc Vincenz, Lavender Ink
Masculinity Parable, Myles Taylor, Game Over Books
The Music, Everett Hoagland, Aquarius Press
Nice Nose, Buck Downs
North Wind, Natalli Amato, Kelsay Books
Nowhere Was a Lake, Margaret Draft, Four Way Books
The Pink I Must Have Worn, Scarlett Peterson, Kelsay Books
Plucked, Miracle Thorton, Rattle
Septet for the Luminous Ones, fahima ife, Wesleyan University Press
The Simple Art of Murder, Kurt Cole Eidsvig, Broadstone Books
Sweet Malida, Zilka Joseph, Mayapple Press
Truth Be Told, Linda Susan Jackson, Four Way Books
We Are Sleeping with Our Sneakers On, Matthew Lippman, Four Way Books


Beware the Tall Grass, Ellen Birkett Morris, Columbus State University Press
The Corner of East and Dreams, Joan Connor, Running Wild Press
Crossfire Southwest, Michael A. DeMarco, Via Media Publishing
The Djinn’s Apple, Djamila Morani, Neem Tree Press
Far Out, Khaled Talib, Running Wild Press
Indiaman, David Coyle, Legacy Book Press
Murder in Concrete, Arthur Coburn, Wild Rose Press
Sardines, Angel T. Dionne, ClarionLit
Three Sixes and a Forked Tongue, James Tyler Toothman, Millions of Colors
Victors, Heather Buchanan, Aquarius Press


Acetylene Torch Songs, Sue William Silverman, University of Nebraska Press
Allegorical Moments, Lyn Hejinian, Wesleyan University Press
Boss Beauty, Lisa Mayer, The Collective Book Studio
The Callas Imprint, Sophia Lambton, The Crepuscular Press
Music and Sound in the Films of Dennis Hopper, Stephen Lee Naish, Routledge
Outer Appearances, Illustrations by Charles Hefling, G&LR Books
Put It On Record, Sokunthary Svay, Aquarius Press
Spy for No Country, Dave Lindorff, Prometheus Books
Victim to Victor, Christopher McKeon, Tőteppit Press

See November’s titles received here.