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Preorder new titles from Diode Editions releasing in March. Titles include The Last Human Heart, a poetry chapbook by Allison Joseph; Good Timing & Gertrude Stein: Inside Snoopy’s snout maggots feast upon my blood, a poetry chapbook by Julia Cohen; Prismatics: Larry Levis & Contemporary American Poetry: Interviews from the Documentary Film A Late Style of Fire edited by Gregory Donovan and Michele Poulos; Wider Than the Sky, a full-length poetry collection from Nancy Chen Long; and The Minister of Disturbances, a full-length poetry collection from Zeeshan Khan Pathan.
With attention to the Japanese occupation, the Korean War and its aftermath, The People’s Field reflects on the sounds, ideas and histories of the Korean peninsula. Of her selection, contest judge Jenny Yang Cropp writes, “Kwon’s manuscript contains a paradoxical experience of both movement and stillness, history and the eternal present. These poems, short and spare, carry the intensity of distillation but resist the epigrammatic as they show us a rich and complex landscape that asks for and earns reading after reading.”
River Teeth: A Journal of Nonfiction Narrative has published a host of new and significant voices in creative nonfiction since 1999. To celebrate twenty years of introducing talented new writers to readers and publishing great nonfiction, the founding editors, Joe Mackall and Daniel W. Lehman, have selected their all-time favorite essays published in River Teeth in this stunning collection. Contributors include Ann Hood, Lee Martin, Chris Offutt, Angela Morales, Brenda Miller, Judith Kitchen, Ted Kooser, and Andre Dubus III. This collection illuminates the importance, breadth, and reach of the journal and shows the diversity of nonfiction writing available in the twenty-first century.
"These poems are of a seer—unwrapping time, being, the Change we are igniting. The considerations are hard-won—who we are, what is coming upon us in this age, the passage we are entering and the exit—the seer knows it. There are no exhortations, no longings or forecasts, only the seeing, and the forthcoming Being that envelopes us more and more, “until all that is left of us.” We need this wisdom book, clear elixirs from the Source. True mind-beauty, carved with Humanity—beam, everyone must touch this volume in order to traverse the present age." —Juan Herrera
In Shining Man, narrator Cash, an over-educated but under-achieving fry cook, decamps from a long period of floundering in suburban Charlotte, NC, to either find his vanished father in Chicago or settle his affairs, whichever comes first. The mission ultimately throws his own life into stark relief. The book explodes themes of economic opportunity, identity and the individual's place post-Great Recession in a politically polarized, culturally isolated, and class-stratified America—all through the eyes and voice of a young Southerner whose compatriots include both left-wing demonstrators and race car crew members.
A Small Thing to Want, the debut short story collection by Shuly Xóchitl Cawood, chronicles the choices people make about whom to love and whom to let go, their yearnings that either bind them or set them free, and the surprising ways love shows up, without reason or restraint. The characters in these stories long for freedom, truth, friendship, courage, and second chances, but each person will have to grapple with the consequences and costs of their desires.
Caribbean Counterpoint: The Aesthetics of Salt in Lasana Sekou, Sara Florian, House of Nehesi Publishers
Disparates: Essays, Patrick Madden, University of Nebraska Press
I Alone: Bernardo de Gálvez's American Revolution, Eduardo Garrigues, Arte Publico Press
The Nail in the Tree, Carol Ann Davis, Tupelo Press
Prismatics: Larry Levis & Contemporary American Poetry, Ed. Gregory Donovan & Michele Poulos, Diode Editions
Sown in Earth: Essays of Memory and Belonging, Fred Arroyo, University of Arizona Press
Try to Get Lost: Essays on Travel and Place, Joan Frank, University of New Mexico Press
Where Did Poetry Come From: Some Early Encounters, Geoffrey O'Brien, Marsh Hawk Press