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Editor's Picks New Book Arrivals (298)

Published July 13, 2018

Tsigan

Written by Katy Haas

This New Edition of Tsigan includes new poems by Cecilia Woloch reflecting the ongoing saga of the Roma people and includes an expanded and updated timeline based on her new research. Praise for Tsigan: The Gypsy Poem (New Edition): "I read and reread it with admiration, indeed, but also with gratitude for the realization, the authenticity of its wandering fire. What depth and scope are given here to the very image of Tsigan, the Gypsy, until it becomes the spirit itself." —W.S Merwin

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Published July 13, 2018

16 Pills

Written by Katy Haas

16 Pills opens in the hospital as Moore navigates the medical gaze: becoming spectacle as she is videotaped walking down the hall, talked about as if she were an object, wondered over her body as she drifts, unmoored, before surgery. Moore's essays explore the experiences of a contemporary feminist within the worlds of co-parenting, the absurdities of online dating, the art of mothering in a time of protest, the complexity of prescription drugs, and reflecting on generations of men and women in her Swedish- and Cuban-American family.

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Published July 12, 2018

Confessions of a Barefaced Woman

Written by Katy Haas

The poems in Allison Joseph’s latest collection are smart, shameless, and empowered confessions of the best kind. In semi-autobiographical verse highlighting in turns light-hearted and harsh realities of modern black womanhood, these poems take the reader down “A History of African-American Hair,” visit with both Grace Jones and the Venus de Milo, send Janis Joplin to cheerleading camp, bemoan a treacherous first pair of high heels, and discuss “vagina business.” Funny, but never flippant, and always forthcoming about the author’s own flaws and foibles, Confessions of a Barefaced Woman is sure to keep readers entranced, entertained, and enlightened.

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Published July 12, 2018

Green Hill

Written by Katy Haas

The recurrent theme of “home” connects the wide-ranging subjects of Lorna Knowles Blake’s Green Hill. These exquisitely crafted poems in free verse and metrical forms include conversations with such masters as Homer, Blake, Lorca, Saint John of the Cross, Giacomo Puccini, and Duke Ellington, in addition to reflections upon marvels of the natural world—oceans, flowering trees, birds’ nests. Green Hill is delightful, enlightening and inspirational, and an exceptional winner of the 2017 Able Muse Book Award.

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Published July 12, 2018

Something an Atheist Might Bring Up at a Cocktail Party

Written by Katy Haas

Something an Atheist Might Bring Up at a Cocktail Party explores what it means to encounter crisis in a godless world. The poems range from lyrics to dramatic monologues, and while they do not all address the idea of religion directly, the sense of our aloneness informs each of the poems.

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Published July 12, 2018

stereo(TYPE)

Written by Katy Haas

Jonah Mixon-Webster urgently considers the poetics of space and body, of race and region, of sexuality and class in the present day within the architecture of the current collective crisis and imagination. To take up space in an experimental way, through lyric, sound, and conceptual art, this collection activates the contentious trope of “The Real Nigga” as zombie (embodiment of the thing already dead), linguistic substrata (the basis and site of identity through language formation and synthesis), and as precursor for colonizing archetypes.

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Published July 12, 2018

Tales from La Vida

Written by Katy Haas

In the Latinx comics community, there is much to celebrate, with more Latinx comic book artists than ever before. Tales from la Vida celebrate this space by bringing together more than eighty contributions by extraordinary Latinx creators, showcasing the huge variety of styles and worldviews of today’s Latinx comic book and visual creators. Taken individually and together, these creators—including such legendary artists as Jaime and Gilbert Hernandez, Roberta Gregory, and Kat Fajardo—and their works show the world that when it comes to Latinx comics, there are no limits to matters of content and form.

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Published July 12, 2018

Weather Inventions

Written by Katy Haas

“First marvel; then record.” This tempered revision of Wordsworth’s famous definition of poetry as a spontaneous overflow of powerful emotion recollected in tranquility serves as a useful guide to Emily Rosko’s Weather Inventions. The poems in Rosko’s third collection capture an enduring sense of wonder in the face of nature alongside the scientific impulse to observe and measure. The poems in Rosko’s Weather Inventions chart humanity’s enduring attachments to weather in science and art.

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Published June 13, 2018

Bicycle/Race

Written by Katy Haas

Bicycle/Race is a book of borderlands and intersections, an unforgettable and cautionary tale about the dangers of putting infrastructure before culture, and a coming-of-age story about power and identity. The colonial history of southern California is interwoven through Adonia Lugo's story of growing up Chicana in Orange County, becoming a bicycle anthropologist, and co-founding Los Angeles's hallmark open streets cycling event, CicLAvia, along the way. When she takes on racism in the world of national bicycle advocacy in Washington, DC, she finds her voice and heads back to LA to organize the movement for environmental justice in active transportation.

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Published June 13, 2018

Appalachians Run Amok

Written by Katy Haas

Winner of the Two Sylvias Press Wilder Series Poetry Book Prize, Adrian Blevins's Appalachians Run Amok is the funniest, most woebegotten Appalachian blues ever written up North. Advance praise from Amy Gerstler: "A proud daughter of Appalachia, Blevins gifts us with vivid glimpses of where she came of age. Reading her beautiful, linguistically limber, cascading descriptions is like shooting the rapids with an expert river rider at the helm."

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