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100 Cassettes, Dennis Callaci, Pelekinesis

City of Boom, Bonnie Bee, Anti-Oedipus Press

Dark Video, Peter Church, Catalyst Press

Happy Like This, Ashley Wurzbacher, University of Iowa Press

History of an Executioner, Clancy McGilligan, Miami University Press

Not a Thing to Comfort You, Emily Wortman-Wunder, University of Iowa Press

Not Yet, Erik Segal, Harvard Square Editions

St. Christopher on Pluto, Nancy McKinnley, West Virginia University Press

Scratching the Head of Chairman Mao, Jonathan Tel, Turtle Point Press

Shining Man, Todd Dills, Livingston Press

Small Mercies, Bridget Krone, Catalyst Press

Songbirds & Stray Dogs, Meagan Lucas, Main Street Rag Press

Why, Why, Why?, Quim Monzo, Open Letter

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Abandoned Detroit: Vacant Schools, Tony Vienneau, Arcadia Publishing

Animal, Dorothea Lasky, Wave Books

The Best New True Crime Stories: Serial Killers, Mitzi Szereto, Mango

Cat Among the Pigeons: A riotous assembly of unrespectable African creatures, David Muirhead, Catalyst Press

Cape Town: A Place Between, Henry Trotter, Catalyst Press

A Matter of Time: Route 66 Through the Lens of Change, Nick Gerlich & Ellen Klinkel, University of Oklahoma Press

These Boys and Their Fathers, Don Waters, University of Iowa Press

 

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About Repulsion, Annelyse Gelman & Jason Grier, Fonograf Editions

Alisoun Sings, Caroline Bergvall, Nightboat Books

Because the Dirt Here is Poor, Lindsay Wilson, Main Street Rag Press

The Bees of the Invisible, Wally Swist, Shanti Arts

Black, Matilda, Justin Rogers, Glass Poetry Press

Counting by Sevens, Ann E. Wallace, Main Street Rag Press

Cross Country, Jeff Newberry & Justin Evans, WordTech Editions

Dakota Fruit, Catherine Cobb Morocco, Turning Point

Earth is a Fickle Daughter, Dane Cervine, Main Street Rag Press

The Field, Rhina P. Espaillat, David Robert Books

Gesundheit!, Chen Chen & Sam Herschel Wein, Glass Poetry Press

Ghosts of the Upper Floor: The Complete Dark Shadows (of My Childhood), Book 3, Tony Trigilio, BlazeVOX

Halfway Friends for Decades, Elizabeth Carmer, Word Poetry

Have, Lee Robinson, David Robert Books

I Shimmer Sometimes, Too, Porsha Olayiwola, Button Poetry

In Salem, Catherine Corman, Ugly Duckling Presse

Jesus in the Trailer, Andrew K. Clark, Main Street Rag Press

November Weather Spell, Robert Fillman, Main Street Rag Press

Pebble Leaf Feather Knife, Polly Brown, Cherry Grove Collections

The Problem of the Many, Timothy Donnelly, Wave Books

Rubbernecking, Kevin J. McDaniel, Main Street Rag Press

Salient Points and Sharp Angles, John Zedolik, CW Books

Selected Poems of Giovanni Pascoli, Giovanni Pascoli, Princeton University Press

The Shape of Regret, Herbert Woodward Martin, Wayne State University Press

Shimmer, Mark Irwin, Anhinga Press

Sonnets to Orpheus, Rainer Maria Rilke, Open Letter

Sterling, Morgan Christie, CW Books

Sundowning, John L. Stanizzi, Main Street Rag Press

Swerve: Poems on Environmentalism, Feminism, and Resistance, Ellery Akers, Blue Light Books

Travesty Generator, Lillian-Yvonne Bertram, Noemi Press

UN poems, Ed Sams, CW Books

Under the Radar, Jane McGuffin, David Robert Books

Unlocatable Source, Judith Bowles, Turning Point

Untitled Film Still Museum, Kara Dorris, CW Books

A User's Manual, Jiři Kolář, Twisted Spoon Press

Wave Archive, Emmalea Russo, Book*hug Press

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dear family friends doanAccording to William J. Doan’s visual narrative “Dear Family and Friends,” in Issue 27 of Cleaver Magazine, “17 million adults had a major depressive episode last year.” Despite affecting so many people, it can be hard to articulate the experience, and even harder for the people around them to understand, especially when the sufferer is wearing a mask of “normality,” a mask of laughter and smiles. As Doan says, “Sharing what it’s like to live with anxiety and depression is a lot like undressing in front of strangers. It’s AWKWARD.” But after a while, masking began to feel like lying to Doan, and “Dear Family and Friends” is an attempt at breaking that silence and “coming out” to those around him.

By using visual means of communication, Doan offers a more concrete way of explaining and understanding the feelings of depression and anxiety. His images are grayscale, with smudges of cool colors creeping into some panels. Scribbles and dots of ink show how it feels to be filled with anxiety, to have your brain feel weighed down and blotted with dark ink.

“I’ve barely reached the heart of the matter in this brief letter,” he says of his eighteen panels, “But it’s a start.” Not only is this piece a start for Doan, but it’s a good way to start difficult conversations with our own friends and family as we remove our masks.

 

Review by Katy Haas

Yankton - RAW Books

October 21, 2019
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Probably the best bookstore in the world. We have over 25,000 titles on inventory and we carry home made soaps and board games.

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The Irreverent Bookworm is a cozy and well curated Used & New Bookshop with plenty of comfy chairs to read in, a charming children's book room, and private space for book clubs and writers groups to meet. We pride ourselves on our friendly staff, eclectic aesthetic, and well-rounded stock of reads for everyone.

Baldwin City - Nook

October 21, 2019
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Locally owned bookstore with a full bar and coffee shop. The Nook is a gathering place for our community to relax, socialize, shop and read.

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