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October 2023 Featured Titles


The Book of Merlin translated by Larry Beckett, Livingston Press
Larry Beckett’s The Book of Merlin is the first translation of Merlin of the Wild’s complete works. This is not the Merlin with a wand that you grew up with. See blog post here.

Dirt Songs by Kari Gunter-Seymour, EastOver Press
A full-throated, raw, insider’s lens into many aspects of Appalachian culture from Ohio Poet Laureate. See blog post here.

If It Comes to That by Marc Frazier, Kelsay Books
The poems are filled with the people who we touch simply and softly trying to find a way through uncertain times. See sponsored blog post here.

Interior Landscape by Mirta Rosenberg, Ugly Duckling Presse
Originally published in Spanish in Argentina in 2012, Interior Landscape is the first book-length of Rosenberg’s poetry to be published in English, translated by Yaki Setton and Sergio Waisman. See blog post here.

Graveyard Dogs, Jason Brightwell, Kelsay Books
Jason Brightwell acts as a master shepherd guiding the reader through the many facets of death in his latest poetry collection. See sponsored blog post here.

Read Me: Selected Works by Holly Melgard, Ugly Duckling Presse
Melgard translates into language the unremarkable torments of neoliberalization in the digital age. See blog post here.


An Abundance of Caution by George Witte, Unbound Edition Press
Distinguished by expert attention to image and phrase, line and sentence, rhythm and tone, George Witte’s An Abundance of Caution proves much more than a showcase of virtuoso technique. See sponsored blog post here.

Michikusa House, Emily Grandy, Homebound Publications
Winner of the Landmark Prize for Fiction. Join Winona as she seeks revival through gardening while searching for her missing friend Jun. See sponsored blog post here.


They Write Your Name on a Grain of Rice, Lori Jakiela, Atticus Books
Discover Lori Jakiela’s memoir which celebrates the tiny moments making up a time capsule of a life. See sponsored blog post here.

More Books Received


The Adorable Knife, Jessica Purdy, Grey Book Press
Aerotomania, Adeena Karasick, Lavender Ink/Diálogos
Alone by the Nile, Ahmad Al-Shahawy, trans. Mbarek Sryfi, Lavender Ink/Diálogos
Back to the Woods, Cynthia Cruz, Four Way Books
The Beautiful Losses, Frederick Pollack, Better Than Starbucks
The Capture of Krao Farini, Nay Saysourinho, Ugly Duckling Presse
Creature, Michael Dumanis, Four Way Books
Del Bac, Liza Porter, Finishing Line Press
The Disordered Alphabet, Cintia Santana, Four Way Books
Eclipse of the Sun, Red Shuttleworth, University of Nevada Press
Every Small Breeze, Marjorie Moorhead, Kelsay Books
Furrows of Thirst, Eugénio de Andrade, trans. Alexis Levitin, Lavender Ink/Diálogos
Fuselage, Myron Zolotakis and Dimitris Mytaras, trans. Peter Bien, Lavender Ink/Diálogos
Hope on the Fly, Abdellatif Laâbi, trans. Peter Thompson, Lavender Ink/Diálogos
Kitchen Apocrypha, Gregory Emilio, Able Muse Press
The Mansions, Daniel Tobin, Four Way Books
Muscadine, A. H. Jerriod Avant, Four Way Books
My Soul Has No Corners, Souad Labbize, trans. Susanna Lang, Lavender Ink/Diálogos
Origami, Manuel Ulacia, trans. Indran Amirthanayagam, Lavender Ink/Diálogos
Ouvert Oeuvre, Adeena Karasick and Warren Lehrer, Lavender Ink/Diálogos
Raíces, Relics, and Other Ghosts, S. Salzar, Kelsay Books
Soaring and the Burst, Rachid Khaless. trans. Peter Thompson, Lavender Ink/Diálogos
Status Pending, Adrian Blevins, Four Way Books
A Tree Becomes a Room, J..P. White, White Pine Press
Twisted Pairs, Gabriel Spera, Able Muse Press
Whale Aria, Rajiv Mohabir, Four Way Books
What Shines, Sydney Lea, Four Way Books
Wonder About The, Matthew Cooperman, Middle Creek Publishing & Audio


The Augmentors, Gemini Gibson, Lost Boys Press
Before, J. Kilburn
The Convergence, Stuart Meczes
A Foreboding Future, Gregory Kopp, Kopp Company
Ignore the Dead, Jay Sizemore, Crow Hollow Books
L’Air du Temps (1985), Diane Josefowicz, Regal House Publishing
The Last Horseman, Robert Mazerov, BookBaby
Maximum Speed, Kevin Clouther, Cornerstone Press
Mulberry Street Stories, Mary Slechta, Four Way Books
Night Flame, Pío Baroja, trans. D. J. Walker, Lavender Ink/Diálogos
Sky of Ashes, Land of Dreams, Erin Jamieson, Type Eighteen Books
Time Lock 2, Howard Berk and Peter Berk, IngramElliott Publishing
When the Night Breathes Electric, Max Talley, Borda Books


Beyond Ridiculous, Kenneth Elliot, University of Iowa Press
A Luminous Uplift, John Brandi, White Pine Press
Mansfield and Dirksen, Marc C. Johnson, University of Oklahoma Press
Rearranged, Kathleen West, Heliotrope Books
Uprising, Leonidas Iza, Andrés Tapia, and Andrés Madrid, Resistance Books
Who is Nika Nikoubin?, Nika Nikoubin
The Writer’s Garden, Jackie Bennett and Richard Hanson, Frances Lincoln/Quarto

See last month’s titles received here.