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The Amado Women, Desiree Zamorano, Cinco Puntos Press

At Fortunoff's: And Other Stories, Miguel Antonio Oritz, Hamilton Stone Editions

The Black Fountain Goddess, Jean Moynahan, Twilight Times Books

The Business of Naming Things, Michael Coffey, Bellevue Literary Press

Demigods on Speedway, Aurelie Sheehan, Univ of Arizona Press

Elegy on Kinderklavier, Arna Bontemps Hemenway, Sarabande Books

The Last Conception, Gabriel Constans, Melange Books

The Meaning of Names, Karen Gettert Shoemaker, Red Hen Press

Monastery, Eduardo Halfon, Bellevue Literary Press

The Nature of Truth, Sergio Troncoso, Arte Publico Press

The Pocket Guide to Divorce, Neil Connelly, Gorsky Press

Quick Kills, Lynn Lurie, Etruscan Press

River of Angels, Alejandro Morales, Arte Publico Press

Sibs, Nathan Leslie, Aqueous Books

Sweetness #9, Stephan Eirik Clark, Little, Brown & Co

When You Find Us We Willl Be Gone, Christopher Linforth, Lamar Univ Press

Whip & Spur, Iver Arnegard, Gold Line Press
]Exclosures[, Emily Abendroth, Ahsahta Press

Bird in the Hand, Lianne Spidel, Dos Madres

Candy in Our Brains, Anne Barngrover & Avni Vyas, Cutbank Books

Change Machine, Bruce Covey, Noemi Press

Church of the Adagio, Philip Dacey, Rain Mountain Press

The Complete Cinnamon Bay Sonnets, Andrew Kaufman, Rain Mountain Press

Drift, Caroline Bergvall, Nightboat Books

Everyone I Love is a Stranger to Someone: Annelyse, Annelyse Gelman, Write Bloody Publishing

The Feel Trio, Fred Moten, Letter Machine Edns

Gephyromania, TC Tolbert, Ahsahta Press

Girl Reading a Letter at an Open Window, Jeffrey Bean, Southeast Missouri State Univ Press

Her Human Costume, Cynthia Marie Hoffman, Gold Line Press

Hibernaculum, Sean Patrick Hill, Slash Pine Press

Lake of Two Mountains, Arleen Pare, Brick Books

Lessons in Ruin, Justin Hamm, Aldrich Press

The Love Project: A Marriage Made in Poetry, Wanda Coleman & Austin Straus, Red Hen Press

Mad Honey Symposium, Sally Wen Mao, Alice James Books

Miklos Radnoti: The Complete Poetry in Hungarian and English, Miklos Radnoti, McFarland

Monk Eats an Afro, Yolanda Wisher, Hanging Loose Press

Note Left Like Silver on the Eyes of the Dead, Jeff Whitney, Slash Pine Press

Ordinary Hours, Karen Enns, Brick Books

Our Vanishing, Frannie Lindsay, Red Hen Press

Patter, Douglas Kearney, Red Hen Press

A Princess Magic Presto Spell, Lisa Jarnot, Solid Objects

The Prisoners, Ace Boggess, Brick Road Poetry Press

Proof, Karina Borowicz, Codhill Press

Retrograde, Puma Perl, Great Weather for Media

Ruins Assembling, Dennis Finnell, Shape&Nature Press

Sisters & Courtesans, Anna M. Evans, White Violet Press

Spectator, Kara Candito, Univ of Utah Press

Systems of Vanishing, Michael Hettich, Univ of Tampa Press

Titulada, Elena Minor, Noemi Press

Translations from Bark Beetle, Jody Gladding, Milkweed Editions

Twine, David Koehn, Bauhan Publishing

What Does a House Want?: Selected Poems, Gary Geddes, Red Hen Press

What They Took Away, Dennis James Sweeney, Cutbank Books

What We Take With Us, Susan Dworski Nusbaum, Coffeetown Press

The Wish Book, Alex Lemon, Milkweed Editions
June 23, 2014

NewPages Book Stand

New and forthcoming titles from independent book publishers and university presses. Blurbs provided by publishers.


New & Noteworthy

Posted November 24, 2021

  • Fiction Posted November 24, 2021

    Breaking Points, Chelsea Stickle, Black Lawrence Press

    Cosmogramma, Courttia Newland, Akashic Books

    Forum, Josh Wardrip, Tailwinds Press

    God of Mercy, Okezie Nwọka, Astra House

    The New Existence, Michael Collins, University of Iowa Press

    Pity the Beast, Robin McLean, And Other Stories

    Policing the City: An Ethno-graphic, Didier Fassin with Frédéric Debomy, Other Press

    Rose Royal: A Love Story, Nicolas Mathieu, Other Press

    Township, Jamie Lynn Smith, Cornerstone Press

    Virgil Kills, Ronald V. Wilson, Nightboat Books

    You Never Get It Back, Cara Blue Adams, University of Iowa Press

  • Nonfiction Posted November 24, 2021

    Bloody Crossroads 2020: Art, Entertainment, and Resistance to Trump, Danny Goldberg, Akashic Books

    Borealis, Aisha Sabatini Sloan, Coffee House Press

    The Child is the Teacher: A Life of Maria Montessori, Christine De Stefano, Other Press

    Green Chili and Other Impostors, Nina Mukerjee Furstenau, University of Iowa Press

    Heir to the Crescent Moon, Sufiya Abdur-Rahman, University of Iowa Press

    Indigo, Padgett Powell, Catapult

    The Kindness of Strangers, Tom Lutz, University of Iowa Press

    Trace and Aura: The Recurring Livs of St. Ambrose of Milan, Patrick Boucheron, Other Press

    We Heard It When We Were Young: Tales of Growing Up Mexican American in Small-Town Iowa, Chuy Renteria, University of Iowa Press

  • Poetry Posted November 24, 2021

    Aerial Concave Without Cloud, Sueyeun Juliette Lee, Nightboat Books

    And Those Ashen Heaps That Cantilevered Vase of Moonlight, Lynn Xu, Wave Books

    Copy, Dolores Dorantes, Wave Books

    Dark Harvest: New & Selected Poems, 2001-2020, Joseph Miller, Carnegie Mellon University Press

    Everything I Don't Know, Jerzy Ficowski, World Poetry Books

    Flame in a Stable, Martin Edmunds, Arrowsmith Books

    Home.Girl.Hood., Ebony Stewart, Button Poetry

    I Wore This Dress Today for You, Mom, Kim Dower, Red Hen Press

    Multiverse, Celia Lisset Alvarez, Finishing Line Press

    Plans for Sentences, Renee Gladman, Wave Books

    Revenge Body, Rachel Wiley, Button Poetry

    Shreela Ray: On the Life and Work of an American Master, Ed. Kazim Ali & Rohan Chhetri, Pleiades Press

    The Stones to Keep Watch, John Whitney Steele, Kelsay Books

    That Salt on the Tongue to Say Mangrove, Silvina Lopez Medin, word

    Tolstoy Killed Anna Karenina, Dara Barrois/Dixon, Wave Books

    Translation for the Lilies Back into Lists, Laynie Browne, Wave Books

    Yes and No, John Skoyles, Carnegie Mellon University Press

    You Better Be Lightning, Andrea Gibson, Button Poetry

  • Children's/YA Posted November 24, 2021

    Broken Butterfly Wings: Alas de mariposa rotas, Carrie Salazar, Pinata Books

    Josefina's Habichuelas: Las habichuelas de Josefina, Flor De Vita, Pinata Books

    La Llorona Can't Scare Me: La Llorona no me asusta, Xavier Garza, Pinata Books

    Little John Crow, Ziggy & Orly Marley, Akashic Books

The stories in A Different Harbor portray lives that have all the depth and wild weather of the Great Lakes. From a child who has lost his mother to a woman struggling to move on after a disastrous marriage, the characters in these stories flail for any chance to revive what they have lost. They collect fossils and watch old home videos; they retell their own most painful stories just for the sake of keeping them alive. Often, the best they can do is to acknowledge the latent beauty in loss itself—which just might be enough to carry them through.

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  • Book Type Fiction
  • by Elizabeth Genovise
  • Date Published May 2014
  • ISBN-13 9-781936-419388
  • Format Paperback
  • Pages 72pp
  • Price $15.95
William Logan has been a thorn in the side of American poetry for more than three decades. Though he has been called the “most hated man in American poetry,” his witty and articulate reviews have reminded us how muscular good reviewing can be. These new essays and reviews take poetry at its word, often finding in its hardest cases the greatest reasons for hope.

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  • Subtitle The Dirty Art of Poetry
  • Book Type Nonfiction
  • by William Logan
  • Date Published April 2014
  • ISBN-13 978-0-231-16686-7
  • Format Hardcover
  • Pages 328pp
  • Price $35.00
May 15, 2014

In a New Century

For LGBT people in the United States, the twenty-first century has brought dramatic changes that would have been unimaginable to those living just a few decades ago. Yet, at the same time, the American political system has grown ever more conservative, and increasing economic inequality has been a defining feature of the new century. In this wide-ranging collection, John D’Emilio reflects upon the social, cultural, and political changes provoked by LGBT activism. In a New Century provides a dynamic, thoughtful, and important resource for identifying changes that have occurred in the United States since 1960, taking stock of the work that still needs to be done, and issuing an urgent call to action for getting there.

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  • Book Type Anthology
  • by Ed. John D'Emilio
  • Date Published May 2014
  • ISBN-13 978-0299297749
  • Format Paperback
  • Pages 276pp
  • Price $27.95
May 15, 2014


Originally published in Slovenia in 2006, Skin is Tone Škrjanec’s first full-length collection to appear in English. Škrjanec’s poetic credo is not to be but to let be. His poems exist between the world of things and the mysteries of consciousness in language that is direct, shape-shifting, and lyrical. The underlying poetic procedure is assembly. His aim is to magnify and celebrate. His work is humming with the landscape, the city, and as the title suggests, the human body. Škrjanec’s is the poetry of a mindful observer.

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  • Book Type Poetry
  • by Tone Škrjanec
  • Date Published June 2014
  • ISBN-13 9-781935-635345
  • Format Paperback
  • Pages 76pp
  • Price $17.00
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.

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  • Book Type Poetry
  • by Rachel Mennies
  • Date Published March 2014
  • ISBN-13 978-0-89672-854-7
  • Format Hardcover
  • Pages 80pp
  • Price $21.95
In a New Century, Ed. John D'Emilio, Univ of Wisconsin Press
Me on the Floor, Bleeding, Jenny Jagerfeld, Stockholm Text

Severn and the Day She Silenced the World, Janet Wilson, Second Story Press
Demigods on Speedway, Aurelie Sheehan, Univ of Arizona Press

A Different Harbor, Elizabeth Genovise, Mayapple Press

Egg Heaven, Robin Parks, Shade Mountain Press

Elemental, Tara Mantel, Livingston Press

The Guest Cat, Takashi Hiraide, New Directions Books

The Legs of Izolda Morgan, Bruno Jasienski, Twisted Spoon Press

The Meaning of Names, Karen Gettert Shoemaker, Red Hen Press

Wait Your Turn & The Stability of Large Systems, Peter Grandbois, Wordcraft of Oregon

The Wilds, Julia Elliott, Tin House Books

Working Stiffs, George Dila, One Wet Shoe Media
Wild Ocean: Sharks, Whales, Rays, and Other Endangered Sea Creatures, Ed. Matt Dembicki, Fulcrum Publishing
Guilty Knowledge, Guilty Pleasure: The Dirty Art of Poetry, William Logan, Columbia Univ Press

Kosher Cuisine for a New Generation, Cantor Mitch, Scarletta Press

Literary Eats, Gary Scharnhorst, McFarland

Retrievals, Garett Caples, Wave Books

The Shelf: From LEQ to LES: Adventures in Extreme Reading, Phyllis Rose, Farrar Straus & Giroux

The TV Sutras, Dodie Bellamy, Ugly Duckling Presse
4 Rms w Vu, Susana H. Case, Mayapple Press

Any Anxious Body, Chrissy Kolaya, Broadstone Books

Beyond Fairy Tales: Poems in Concrete & Flesh, Maureen A. Sherbondy, Main Street Books

Broken Cage, Joseph P. Wood, Brooklyn Arts Press

Change Machine, Bruce Covey, Noemi Press

Deviants, Peter Kline, Stephen F. Austin State Univ

A Dictionary of Animal Symbols, M.V. Montgomery, Winter Goose Publishing

Drift, Caroline Bergvall, Nightboat Books

ECODEVIANCE, CAConrad, Wave Books

Errings, Peter Streckfus, Fordham Univ Press

Flight of August, Lawrence Eby, Trio House Press

Glass Armonica, Rebecca Dunham, Milkweed Editions

Gray Matter, Sara Michas-Martin, Fordham Univ Press

Keeping Me Still, Renee Emerson, Winter Goose Publishing

Lake of Two Mountains, Arleen Pare, Brick Books

Mad Honey Symposium, Sally Wen Mao, Alice James Books

Ordinary Hours, Karen Enns, Brick Books

Our Vanishing, Frannie Lindsay, Red Hen Press

Rain Shadow, Richard Taylor, Broadstone Books

Red Juice: Poems 1998 - 2008, Hoa Nguyen, Wave Books

Sisters & Courtesans, Anna M. Evans, White Violet Press

Skin, Tone Skrjanec, Tavern Books

Space Traveler, Benjamin S. Grossberg, Univ of Tampa Press

Split, Cathy Linh Che, Alice James Books

Systems of Vanishing, Michael Hettich, Univ of Tampa Press

Thing Music, Anthony McCann, Wave Books

Titulada, Elena Minor, Noemi Press

The Tranquilized Tongue, Eric Baus, City Lights Publishers

The Tribute Horse, Brandon Som, Nightboat Books

ULTRAMEGAPRAIRIELAND, Elisabeth Workman, Bloof Books

Under my Skin, Orville Lloyd Douglas, Guernica Editions

Underground: New and Selected Poems, Jim Moore, Graywolf Press

Wallless Space, Ernst Meister, Wave Books

Without Angels, Marjorie Stelmach, Mayapple Press

You're Going To Miss Me When You're Bored, Justin Marks, Barrelhouse
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

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  • Book Type Poetry
  • by Meg Johnson
  • Date Published March 2014
  • ISBN-13 978-1-935716-34-1
  • Format Paperback
  • Pages 68pp
  • Price $17.95
April 16, 2014

Out of Peel Tree

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.

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  • Book Type Fiction
  • by Laura Long
  • Date Published April 2014
  • ISBN-13 978-1-940425-00-9
  • Format Paperback
  • Pages 140pp
  • Price $16.99
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.

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  • Book Type Poetry
  • by Sara Pennington
  • Date Published February 2014
  • ISBN-13 978-0-984-1928-8-5
  • Format Chapbook
  • Pages 36pp
  • Price $9.00
April 16, 2014

Quality Snacks

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.

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  • Book Type Fiction
  • by Andy Mozina
  • Date Published May 2014
  • ISBN-13 978-0-8143-4015-8
  • Format Paperback
  • Pages 216pp
  • Price $18.99
April 16, 2014

Sixty Morning Talks

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.

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  • Book Type Nonfiction
  • by Andy Fitch
  • Date Published March 2014
  • ISBN-13 978-1-937027-20-9
  • Format Paperback
  • Pages 320pp
  • Price $25.00
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
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
The Inevitable June, Bob Schofield, theNewerYork Press

Starlight in Two Million, Amy Catanzano, Noemi Press
American Innovations, Rivka Galchen, Farrar Straus & Giroux

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

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
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
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
Amnesia of the Movement of Clouds & Of Red and Black Verse, two books published in a single volume, is the first full-length English translation of work by contemporary Sicilian poet Maria Attanasio. Drawing on her training as a philosopher and deep reader of German Expressionist and French Surrealist poetry, her visionary work dwells on contemporary selfhood in a technologically driven age, reflecting how such selfhood is set against the desolate political and existential void of a new century, one she describes as “the god of … indifference,” “the great amnesia.” Attanasio’s landscapes are as dreamlike as they are realistic, carved by a sculptural language that seeks to uncover the historical and political strata of everyday life.

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  • Book Type Poetry
  • by Maria Attanasio
  • Date Published February 2014
  • ISBN-13 978-1-933959-42-9
  • Format Paperback
  • Pages 199pp
  • Price $18.00
An Archaeology of Yearning explores a father’s effort to understand a family landscape altered by autism. Ultimately, however, the book is not about autism; it is about the central role of storytelling in sustaining human connections and the power of shared desires in embracing difference. Bruce Mills has published scholarly books and articles on nineteenth-century American writings and co-edited a collection of essays by siblings of those on the autism spectrum. His creative nonfiction has appeared in The Georgia Review and New England Review, among others.

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  • Book Type Nonfiction
  • by Bruce Mills
  • Date Published November 2013
  • ISBN-13 978-0983934691
  • Format Paperback
  • Pages 146pp
  • Price $15.00
March 14, 2014

Invisible Beasts

Sophie is an amateur naturalist with a rare genetic gift: the ability to see a marvelous kingdom of invisible, sentient creatures that share a vital relationship with humankind. To record her observations, Sophie creates a personal bestiary and, as she relates the strange abilities of these endangered beings, her tales become extraordinary meditations on love, sex, evolution, extinction, truth, and self-knowledge. In the tradition of E.O. Wilson’s Anthill, Invisible Beasts is inspiring, philosophical, and richly detailed fiction grounded by scientific fact and a profound insight into nature.

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  • Book Type Fiction
  • by Sharona Muir
  • Date Published July 2014
  • ISBN-13 9781934137802
  • Format Paperback
  • Pages 256pp
  • Price $14.95
March 14, 2014

Out of Place

Richard Jackson is the author of eleven books of poetry, two books of criticism, and two translations, one from Slovene and one from Italian. He is a winner of Guggenheim, Fulbright, NEA, NEH and Witter-Bynner Fellowships, five Pushcart appearances, as well as prizes from Prairie Schooner, Rattle and Crazyhorse. Jackson’s poems have been translated into 15 languages. He was a recipient of the Slovene Order of Freedom Award for Humanitarian and Literary work in the Balkans and recipient of the 2009 AWP George Garrett Award. Jackson has taught at the Iowa Summer Festival, Prague Summer Program, Bread Loaf and other venues, and teaches at UT Chattanooga and the Vermont College of Fine Arts low residency program, winning teaching awards at both schools.

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  • by Richard Jackson
  • Date Published April 2014
  • ISBN-13 978-0-912592-77-0
  • Format Paperback
  • Pages 104pp
  • Price $15.95
This anthology gathers an intriguing range of poets and artists, their visions and voices, exploring the variances in Michigan landscape; shoreline; lives lived in the city, town, and countryside; our uncommon diversity of cultures, points of view, concerns, celebrations, losses, and histories. “I could celebrate every single poem in here—a rare statement to make about any anthology. Leave it to the poets to find the heart of a place. This book will make you fall in love with Michigan all over again, or for the first time.”—Jim Daniels

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  • Book Type Anthology Edited
  • by William Olsen, Jack Ridi
  • Date Published September 2013
  • ISBN-13 978-1-936970-16-2
  • Format Hardcover
  • Pages 203pp
  • Price $40.00
King David and the Spiders from Mars, Ed. Tim Lieder, Dybbuk Press

Poetry in Michigan/Michigan in Poetry, Ed. William Olsen, Jack Ridl, New Issues Poetry & Prose
Bullets & Orchids, Rewa Zeinati, Corrupt Press

Lux, Ed. Lumina Staff, Lumina

Séance, Andrea Rexilius, Coconut Books

Sixteen Scenes from a Film I Never Wanted to See, Stephen Policoff, Monkey Puzzle Press

Stories after Goya, Pedro Ponce, Tree Light Books
Protostar: Book 1: The Star-Crossed Saga, Braxton A. Cosby, Winter Goose Publishing

Time and the Tapestry: A William Morris Adventure, John Plotz, Bunker Hill Publishing
Tribute, Anne Germanacos, Rescue Press
Ancient History: A Paraphase, Joseph McElroy, Dzanc Books

Between Wrecks, George Singleton, Dzanc Books

The Family Cannon, Halina Duraj, Augury Books

Famous Baby, Karen Rizzo, Prospect Park Books

The Forgotten Roses, Deborah Doucette, Owl Canyon Press

Fourth Down and Out: An Andy Hayes Mystery, Andrew Welsh-Huggins, Ohio Univ Press / Swallow Press

Invisible Beasts, Sharona Muir, Bellevue Literary Press

A Little Something, Richard Haddaway, Harvard Square Editions

A Moody Fellow Finds Love and Then Dies, Douglas Watson, Outpost 19

Mr. Boardwalk, Louis Greenstein, New Door Books

Scouting for the Reaper, Jacob M. Appel, Black Lawrence Press

Unaccompanied Minors, Alden Jones, New American Press

An Unnecessary Woman, Rabih Alameddine, Grove / Atlantic
American Sky, Fred Tribuzzo, Koehler Books

An Archaeology of Yearning, Bruce Mills, Etruscan Press

The Fan Fiction Studies Reader, Ed. Karen Hellekson & Kristina Busse, Univ of Iowa Press

Myself and Some Other Being: Wordsworth and the Life Writing, Daniel Robinson, Univ of Iowa Press

A Polish Doctor in the Nazi Camps: My mother's memories of imprisonment, immigration, and a life remade, Barbara Rylko-Bauer, Univ of Oklahoma Press

Susan Sontag: A Biography, Daniel Schreiber, Northwestern Univ Press
Afternoon Masala, Vandana Khanna, Univ of Arkansas Press

Albedo, Kathleen Jesme, Ahsahta Press

Americana, Rich Murphy, Press Americana

Amnesia of the Movement of Clouds & Of Red and Black Verse, Maria Attanasio, Litmus Press

The Arrow, Lauren Ireland, Coconut Books

ATM, Christopher Salerno, Georgetown Review Press

Ay, Joan Houlihan, Tupelo Press

Beast, Frances Justine Post, Augury Books

Bend to it, Kevin Simmonds, Salmon Poetry

Blue Sonoma, Jane Munro, Salmon Poetry

Book of Asters, Sally Rosen Kindred, Mayapple Press

Day of the Border Guards, Katherine E. Young, Univ of Arkansas Press

Dear Stranger, Jenny Browne, Tupelo Press

Does She Have a Name?, George Witte, NYQ Books

Doris' Red Spaces, Gretchen Primack, Mayapple Press

Dork Swagger, Steven Karl, Coconut Books

Dust Jacket, Alexis Orgera, Coconut Books

The Dustbowl, Jim Goar, Shearsman Books

Elise Cowen: Poems and Fragments, Ed. Tony Trigilio, Ahsahta Press

Family Feeling, Jean Ross Justice, Univ of Iowa Press

Film Poems, Redell Olsen, Les Figues Press

The Fleece Era, Joanna Lilley, Brick Books

Ghost Gear, Andrew McFadyen-Ketchum, Univ of Arkansas Press

The Goldilocks Zone, Kate Gale, Univ of New Mexico Press

In a Country None of Us Called Home, Peg Bresnahan, Press 53

In Anima: Urgency, Amber Nelson, Coconut Books

Incidents of Scattering, Karen Lepri, Noemi Press

A Lake of Light and Clouds, Terri Kirby Erickson, Press 53

Marked: Poems of the Holocaust, Stephen Herz, NYQ Books

Mountain Redemption, Nick McRae, Black Lawrence Press

My Resignation, Maureen Thorson, Shearsman Books

Necessary Silence, Lisa C. Taylor, Arlen House

Out of Place, Richard Jackson, Ashland Poetry Press

Reckless Lovely, Martha Silano, Saturnalia Books

Relics of Lust: New and Selected Poems, Lynne Savitt, NYQ Books

River of Light: A Conversation with Kabir, John Morgan, Univ of Chicago Press

The, Rusted City, Rochelle Hurt, White Pine Press

School, Jen Currin, Coach House Books

Second Line Home: New Orleans Poems, Mona Lisa Saloy, Truman State Univ Press

Selected Poems, Mark Fod, Coffee House Press

A Shed for Wood, Daniel Thomas Moran, Salmon Poetry

still. walk., William Allegrezza, Gradient Books

Thieves in the Afterlife, Kendra DeColo, Saturnalia Books

To the Bramble and the Briar, Steve Scafidi, Univ of Arkansas Press

The Tulip-Flame, Chloe Honum, Cleveland State Univ Poetry Ctr

Until the Full Moon Has Its Say, Conrad Hilberry, Wayne State Univ Press

Videotape, Andrew Zawacki, Counterpath Press

The Widow from Lake Bled, Kriby Wright, Moon Pie Press

Jena Osman’s new book of poetry takes a look at the constitutional history of corporate personhood in the United States. Although only recently been brought into the spotlight, the concept of granting Constitutional rights to corporate entities began soon after the Civil War. Corporate Relations culls language from landmark Supreme Court cases while it investigates a shaky analogy: If corporations are persons, are people machines?

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  • Book Type Poetry
  • by Jena Osman
  • Date Published April 2014
  • ISBN-13 978-1-936194-17-9
  • Format Paperback
  • Pages 80pp
  • Price $14.00
No one has done more for the contemporary fairy tale than Kate Bernheimer. In eight new stories, she leads us into a forest of everyday magic and misfits, where dinosaurs wear pajamas and talking dolls ruin your life. Elegant and brutal, Bernheimer’s latest collection locates the existential loveliness of ideas amidst the topsy-turvy logic of things. This collection renews classic stories with intelligent wonder. Like one of Bernheimer’s girls, whose hands of steel turn to flowers, the reader will marvel.

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  • Book Type Fiction
  • by Kate Bernheimer
  • Date Published August 2014
  • ISBN-13 978-1-56689-347-3
  • Format Paperback
  • Pages 167pp
  • Price $15.95
Michael Piafsky’s debut novel follows its midwestern narrator from childhood to old age as he examines the touchpoints and transitions that define a life. Scotty’s languorous journey takes him through the pivotal experiences common to so many American men: a middle-class childhood, college, marriage, fatherhood, cross-country moves, business success and failure, and aging. Piafsky frames his story with Tarot images that provide a subtly cutting commentary on the disconnectedness of society and the perplexing isolation of the human condition. Engaging and thought-provoking, All the Happiness You Deserve is a novel set to make its mark on the American literary landscape.

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  • Book Type Fiction
  • by Michael Piafsky
  • Date Published February 2014
  • ISBN-13 978-1-938849-15-2
  • Format Paperback
  • Pages 376pp
  • Price $15.00
In Control Bird Alt Delete, the reader is invited to explore strange landscapes: some based on the ruins of New England and others following the architectural prints of the unconscious. The reader walks through woods filled with cellar holes, rock walls, and lilac bushes, and is made to think of people gone missing. Robert Frost meets Times Square. Nature intrudes in unexpected ways on domestic settings, and vice versa. All the while, the unconscious threatens to intrude, with its underlined places, its trap doors inside ordinary conversations, the mazes it hangs up like “welcome home” banners next to people’s mouths while they speak. The reader follows the first-person I through mazes, office spaces, and coils of highway traffic, hoping for some redemption, some sort of answer to all the deletion.

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  • Book Type Poetry
  • by Alexandria Pearly
  • Date Published April 2014
  • ISBN-13 978-1-60938-245-2
  • Format Paperback
  • Pages 90pp
  • Price $19.00
January 31, 2014

The Keys to the Jail

The Keys to the Jail continues Elizabeth Bishop’s tradition of the art of losing, but delves deeper, asking the question of who is to blame for all we’ve lost. Keetje Kuipers’ new collection calls us to reexamine the harsh words of failed love, the aging of a once-beautiful body, and our own voracious desires. Kuipers is a poet of daring leaps and unflinching observations, whose richly textured lyrics travel from Montana’s great wildernesses to the ocean-fogged streets of San Francisco as they search out the heart that’s lost its way.

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  • Book Type Poetry
  • by Keetje Kulpers
  • Date Published April 2014
  • ISBN-13 978-1-938160-26-4
  • Format Paperback
  • Pages 92pp
  • Price $16.00
Justin Hocking lands in New York hopeful but adrift—he’s jobless, unexpectedly disoriented by the city, and attempting to maintain a faltering long-distance relationship. As a man whose brand of therapy has always been motion, Hocking needs an outlet for his restlessness. Then he spies his first New York surfer hauling a board to the subway, and it’s not long before he’s a member of the vibrant and passionate surfing community at Far Rockaway. But in the wake of a traumatic robbery incident, the dark undercurrents of his ocean-obsession pull him further and further out on his own night sea journey.

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  • Subtitle A Memoir
  • Book Type Nonfiction
  • by Justin Hocking
  • Date Published February 2014
  • ISBN-13 978-1-55597-669-9
  • Format Paperback
  • Pages 200pp
  • Price $15.00
Heart of the Order: Baseball Poems, Ed. Gabriel Fried, Persea Book

Southern Sin: True Stories of the sultry south & women behaving badly, Ed. Lee Gutkind & Beth Ann Fennelly, Infact Books
Morning's Spell: Four Twenty-stanza Renku, Russ Kesler & Debra Kang Dean, Finishing Line Press
The Missing Chancleta and Other Top-Secret Cases: La chancleta perdida y otros casos secretos, Alidis Vicente, Pinata Books

Tommy Stands Tall: The Roosevelt High School Series, Gloria L. Velasquez, Pinata Books 

My Migrant Family Story: La historia de mi familia migrante, Lilia Garcia, Pinata Books
Cruising at Sixty to Seventy: Poems & Essays, Jim Tilley, Red Hen Press 

You Animal Machine: (The Golden Greek), Eleni Sikelianos, Coffee House Press
All the Happiness You Deserve, Michael Piafsky, Prospect Park Books

The Deportation of Wopper Barraza, Maceo Montoya, Univ of New Mexico Press

The Following Sea, Marcel Jolley, Black Lawrence Press

Glyph, Percival Everett, Graywolf Press

How a Mother Weaned Her Girl from Fairy Tales, Kate Bernheimer, Coffee House Press

Karate Chop, Dorthe Nors, Graywolf Press

Praying Drunk: Stories, Kyle Minor, Sarabande Books

The Scent of Pine, Lara Vapnyar, Simon & Schuster

The Tao of Humiliation, Lee Upton, BOA Editions

The Understory, Pamela Erens, Tin House Books

What Happened Here, Bonnie ZoBell, Press 53 
Alive with Vigor!: Surviving Your Adventurous Lifestyle, Robert Earl Sutter III, Microcosm Publishing

Are Libraries Obsolete?: An Argument for Relevance in the Digital Age, Mark Y. Herring, McFarland

As Long as It's Fun: The Epic Voyages and Extraordinary Times of Lin and Larry Pardey, Herb McCormick, Paradise Cay Publications

The Great Floodgates of the Wonderworld, Justin Hocking, Graywolf Press

Hemingway, Cuba, and the Cuban Works: Ed. Larry, Grimes & Bickford Sylvester , Kent State Univ Press

Hemingway, the Red Cross, and the Great War, Steven Florczyk, Kent State Univ Press

The Lives of Angels, Emanuel Swedenborg, Swedenborg Foundation Press / Chrysalis Books

Sacred Land: Sherwood Anderson, Midwestern Modernism, and the Sacramental Vision of Nature, Mark Buechsel, Kent State Univ Press

Something Wrong with Her, Cris Mazza, Jaded Ibis Productions

War + Ink: New Perspectives on Ernest Hemingway's Early Life and Writings, Ed. Steve Paul, Gail Sinclair, Steven Trout, Kent State Univ Press
All You Ask for is Longing: New & Selected Poems, Sean Thomas Dougherty, BOA Editions

Beauty Mark, Suzanne Cleary, BkMk Press

Beyond the Chainlink, Rusty Morrison, Ahsahta Press

Control Bird Alt Delete, Alexandria Peary, Univ of Iowa Press

Corporate Relations, Jena Osman, Burning Deck Books

Curio, John A. Nieves, Elixir Press

Dutiful Heart, Joy Gaines-Friedler, Broadkill River Press

I Will Not Give Over, Rebecca Cook, Aldrich Press

Idiopaths, Bill Rasmovicz, Brooklyn Arts Press

Interrogating Water: and other poems, Philip Fried, Salmon Poetry

The Keys to the Jail, Keetje Kuipers, BOA Editions

Later the House Stood Empty, Melina Draper, Red Hen Press

Mass of the Forgotten, James Tolan, Autumn House Press

The Morrow Plots, Matthew Gavin Frank, Black Lawrence Press

Natural History Rape Museum, Danielle Pafunda, Bloof Books

Once, Then, Andrea Scarpino, Red Hen Press

Orphan, Jan Heller Levi, Alice James Books

Practice on Mountains, David Bartone, Ahsahta Press

Put This On, Please, William Trowbridge, Red Hen Press

Rending the Garment, Willa Schneberg, Box Turtle Press

The Resonance Around Us, Penny Harter, Mountains and Rivers Press

Revising the Storm, Geffrey Davis, BOA Editions

Road Film, Ernest Loesser, Emergency Press

Scything Grace, Sean Thomas Dougherty, Etruscan Press

Sea Salt: Poems of a Decade: 2004 - 2014, David Mason, Red Hen Press

Someone Else's Wedding Vows, Bianca Stone, Tin House Books

Somewhere Near Defiance, Jeff Gundy, Anhinga Press

Talisman, Lisa C. Krueger, Red Hen Press

Termination Dust, Susanna J. Mishler, Red Hen Press

Things to Do with Your Mouth, Divya Victor, Les Figues Press

Under Foot, Stephen Lewandowski, Mayapple Press

A Wilderness of Monkeys, David Kirby, Hanging Loose Press

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