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New Books Received for May 2024

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

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Black Fire This Time, Volume 2, Willow Books
In this second volume, over seventy-five poets and writers come together on the ongoing theme of “Black is Beautiful, Black is Powerful, Black is Home.” See blog post here.

Cemetery Citizens: Reclaiming the Past and Working for Justice in American Burial Grounds, Adam Rosenblatt, Stanford University Press
The first book-length study of this emerging form of social justice work focuses on how racial disparities shape the fates of the dead, and asks what kinds of repair are still possible. See blog post here.

Exits, Stephen C. Pollock, Windtree Press
Winner of the Gold Medal for Poetry in the 2023 Readers’ Favorite International Book Awards, this new poetry collection explores the beauty and frailty of life, the cycles of nature, and the potential for renewal. See sponsored blog post here.

Heart’s Code, Eugene Stevenson, Kelsay Books
This highly anticipated and well-received debut collection of poetry guides readers through ruminations “on points of origin and journeys in sharply observed language.” Read sponsored blog post here.

Knowing, Mark Cox, Press 53
In this seventh volume, lauded veteran poet Mark Cox pulls no punches in these poems about family, relationships, loss, regret, growing older and our human condition, generally. See sponsor blog post here.

More Books Received


Creatures of Promise, Mary Junge, Kelsay Books
The Lady Anarchist Café, Lorraine Schein, Autonomedia
Little Data, Christopher Schaberg & Mark Yakich, Red Flag Poetry
Polaroids of Turbulence, Henry Sussman, BlazeVOX Books
Shocking the Dark, Robert Lowes, Kelsay Books


The Bedtime Boat, Sital Gorasia Chapman and Anastasia Savorova, Crocodile Books
Direct Connection, Laura Farmer, Bridge Eight Press
Incarnation Messiah, Aleius Sofar, Author Published
Love is All We Need, Krina Patel-Sage, Crocodile Books
Marble Dust, Gary Metras, Červená Barva Press
Somewhere Little Bear, Britta Teckentrup, Crocodile Books
Spreading My Wings, Nadiya Hussain and Ella Bailey, Crocodile Books
Until you Find the Sun, Maryam Hassan and Anna Wilson, Crocodile Books


Che Guevara on Economics and Politics in the Transition to Socialism, Carlos Tablada, Pathfinder Press
The Dragon at the Gates of Europe, Ed. Andrea Bogoni, Blue Europe
The Fight Against Jew-Hatred and Pogroms in the Imperialist Epoch, Dave Prince, Farrell Dobbs, Jack Barnes, James P. Cannon, Leon Trotsky, and V. I. Lenin, Pathfinder Press
Journeys of a Pure Naturalist, Joe “JB” Billings, MonarchQuestAZ
Labor, Nature, and the Evolution of Humanity, Frederick Engels, George Novack, Karl Marx, and Mary-Alice Waters, Pathfinder Press
The Low Point of Resistance is Behind Us, Jack Barnes, Mary-Alice Waters, and Steve Clark, Pathfinder Press
Malcom X, Black Liberation, and the Road to Workers Power, Jack Barnes, Pathfinder Press
My Sister Meda, Diana Saltoon, Author Published
Secret Michigan, Amy Piper, Reedy Press
Tom Postell, Ed. Michael C Peterson & Anthony Sutton, University of Houston
We Shook Up the World, Tracy Daugherty, The University of Oklahoma Press
Women in Cuba, Asela de los Santos, Vilma Espín, and Yolanda Ferrer, Pathfinder Press

See April 2024 titles received here.

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