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Katy Haas

how do i net thee

August 22, 2018
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how do I net thee is a diagram of a voice drawn through lyric, visual, and prose poems threading schisms— within a family, within a society brutalized by racial tensions, and within the space crossed in the transition from fertility to its loss.

The Gatsby Affair

August 22, 2018
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The romance between F. Scott Fitzgerald and Zelda Sayre has been celebrated as one of the greatest of the 20th century. Despite their love, both Scott and Zelda engaged in flirtations that threatened to tear the couple apart. But none had a more profound impact on the two—and on Scott’s writing—as the liaison between Zelda and a French aviator, Edouard Jozan. In The Gatsby Affair: Scott, Zelda, and the Betrayal That Shaped an American Classic, Kendall Taylor examines the dalliance from a fresh perspective.

Claiming the B in LGBT

August 22, 2018
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Even as the broader LGBT community enjoys political and societal advances in North America, the bisexual community still contends with decades of misinformation stereotyping them as innately indecisive, self-loathing, and untrustworthy. Claiming the B in LGBT strives to give bisexuals a seat at the table. Kate Harrad's anthology of a thriving identity yearning to realize itself provides a vision of bisexuality that is beyond gay and straight, rather than left to merely occupy the space between.

BAX 2018

August 22, 2018
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Best American Experimental Writing 2018, guest-edited by Myung Mi Kim, is the fourth edition of the critically acclaimed anthology series compiling an exciting mix of fiction, poetry, nonfiction, and genre-defying work. Featuring a diverse roster of writers and artists culled from both established authors—like Mei-mei Berssenbrugge, Don Mee Choi, Mónica de la Torre, Layli Long Soldier, and Simone White—as well as new and unexpected voices.


August 22, 2018
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Absences addresses the themes of loss of youth, loss of innocence, isolation, separation, exile, death, the absence of familiarity, affection, and above all the loss or absence of love. The sequence resonates with allusions to classical mythology, Virginia Woolf, Gabriel Garcia Marquez, Julio Cortazar, Franz Kafka, Johann Georg Hamann, Paul Celan, and Bruno Schulz, and tries to weave its patchwork aesthetic by drawing on their disparate but unified themes. Ultimately, the sequence is a celebration of life, even if life's great peroration is death, and even if we all die the same death over and over again.

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The Curse of the Bully's Watch: A Mickey Rangel Mystery, Rene Saldana, Pinata Books

Forgiving Moses, Gloria L. Velasquez, Pinata Books

The Season of Rebels and Roses, Virginia Sanchez-Korrol, Pinata Books

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Absences: A Sequence, John A. Griffin, Esthetic Apostle Books

The Arrangements, Kate Colby, Four Way Books

Be With, Forrest Gander, New Directions Books

Beauty in the Unrequited Landscape, John Goode, Rain Mountain Press

Beholder, Liz Abrams-Morley, WordTech Editions

The Book of Sharks, Rob Carney, Black Lawrence Press

Bury It, sam sax, Wesleyan University Press

The Charnel House on Joyce Kilmer Avenue, Rob Cook, Rain Mountain Press

Debt, David Armand, Blue Horse Press

Falling Back, Carol L. Gloor, WordTech Editions

Form From Form, Christopher Bolin, University of Iowa Press

Fractured Woman, Toni Ortner, WordTech Editions

Gather the Night, KatherineDiBella Seluja, University of New Mexico Press

Gathering, MaryEllen Letarte, WordTech Editions

Girl Paper Stone, Laurie Filipelli, Black Lawrence Press

The Good Girl is Always a Ghost, Anne Champion, Black Lawrence Press

Heloise & Abelard: The Exquisite Truth, Ann Taylor, WordTech Editions

House of the Cardamom Seed, Penelope Scambly Schott, Cherry Grove

Inside Me an Island, Lehua M. Taitano, WordTech Editions

Just to See How It Feels, Allison Cundiff, WordTech Editions

Love Letter to an Afterlife, Ines P. Rivera Prosdocimi, Black Lawrence Press

Mnemosyne's Hand, Charles W. Brice, WordTech Editions

Old Poets, Michael Skau, WordTech Editions

Pre-, Barbara Tomash, Black Radish Books

Quiet Insurrections, Daniel Klawitter, Kelsay Books

Rewilding, January Gill O'Neil, CavanKerry Press

The Sabbath Bee, Wilhelmina Gottschalk, Ben Yehuda Press

Scorpio, Katy Bohinc, Miami University Press

Secure Your Own Mask, Shaindel Beers, White Pine Press

Spell, Ann Lauterbach, Penguin

The Sunshine Special, Donovan Hufnagle, Turning Point

Surge, Etel Adnan, Nightboat Books

Tears, Martha Deborah Hall, WordTech Editions

Texts to the Holy, Rachel Barenblat, Ben Yehuda Press

Transaction Histories, Donna Stonecipher, University of Iowa Press

Uncertainty Principle, Allen C. West, WordTech Editions

White Goat Black Sheep, Kimberly Ann Priest, Finishing Line Press

Wobble, Rae Armantrout, Wesleyan University Press

WTF: Poems, Laura Foley, WordTech Editions

Your Person Doesn't Belong to You, Isabel Sobral Campos, Vegetarian Alcoholic Press

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Finding God in Ordinary Time: Daily Meditations, Christine Marie Eberle, Green Writers Press

A Fractured Life, Shabnam Samuel, Green Writers Press

Island in the City, Micah McCrary, University of Nebraska Press

Junkie Love, Joe Clifford, Vagabondage Press

Paris on the Brink: The 1930s Paris of Jean Renoir, Salvador Dali, Simone De Beauvoir, Andre Gide, Sylvia Beach, Leon Blum, and Their Friends, Mary McAuliffe, Rowman & Littlefield Pub

The Pendulum: A Granddaughter's Search for Her Family's Forbidden Nazi Past, Julie Lindahl, Rowman & Littlefield Pub

Washington's Golden Age: Hope Ridings Miller, The Society Beat, and the Rise of Women Journalists, Joseph Dalton, Rowman & Littlefield Pub

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A Bright and Pleading Dagger, Nicole Rivas, Rose Metal Press

The Easiness and the Loneliness, Asta Olivia Nordenhof, Open Letter

The Half-Life of Everything, Deborah Carol Gang, Bancroft Press

The Hawkman: A Fairy Tale of the Great War, Jane Rosenberg LaForge, Amberjack Publishing

Katz or Cats, or How Jesus Became My Rival in Love, Curt Leviant, Dzanc Books

Nameless Serenade: A Commissario Ricciardi Mystery, Maurizio de Giovanni, Europa Editions

The One That Got Away, Joe Clifford, Down & Out Books

The Patron Saint of Lost Girls, Maureen Aitken, Southeast Missouri State University Press

Perpetua's Kin, M. Allen Cunningham, Atelier26 Books

Sacred Smokes, Theodore C. Van Alst Jr., University of New Mexico Press

Swift: God's Knight-Errant, Betty Jean Tucker, Livingston Press

Thank Your Lucky Stars, Sherrie Flick, Autumn House Press

Unofficial History of Pi Wei, Brendan Connell, Snuggly Books

Voices after Evelyn, Rick Harsch, Ice Cube Press

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At Home in the Dark: Conversations with Ten American Poets, Ed. David Elliott, Keystone College Press

BAX 2018: Best American Experimental Writing, Ed. Myung Mi Kim, Seth Abramson, Jesse Damiani, Wesleyan University Press

The Circle: A Brussels Anthology, Ed. Patrick Ten Brink, Harvard Square Editions

Suitcase of Chrysanthemums, Ed. Jane, Great Weather for Media

They Said: A Multi-Genre Anthology of Contemporary Collaborative Writing, Ed. Simone Muench, Dean Rader, Black Lawrence Press


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