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"In Christopher Citro's If We Had a Lemon We'd Throw It and Call That the Sun, the kinetic, continually surprising lines of poems contend with the largest questions. The poem title 'An Emergency Every Day of the Week' suggests the sense of threat that veers through these poems in the midst of their bracing comic energy. For Citro, so much depends on the angle at which we view our experiences. Musing on our daily disarrangements and the ways we attempt to lower the temperature on our worry barometers, he makes wildly inventive, exciting, vital poems, working sideways to reveal what we really ought to see at last." —Lee Upton. Buy this book from our affiliate

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This collection holds a mirror to the self and in its reflection we find the elegiac and the ecological, as in “how much of enjoying a place / is destroying it?”; the worlds both domestic and natural, as in “when the redbird strikes the window, it is me / who takes blame”; a daughter shattered, but not without humor—“I can feel it coming on, my season of lavish suffering, the why me why me why me why me / that leaves me snowblind in the asking”—and, certainly, not without tenderness. Shaped by both concision and unfolding sequences, The Last Unkillable Thing is a journey across landscapes of mourning. Buy this book from our affiliate


April 21, 2021
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At the lucid depths of loss, as elemental as the Greek tragedies but on a personal scale and in an even tone of voice, Aaron Caycedo- Kimura’s poems in Ubasute are detailed, elegiac meditations within a particular American family. This compact, artful book evokes the eternal rhythms of grief and memory, loss and gratitude, including the evil of internment camps and the dignity of a suburban garden. Here is the restorative clarity of art. Winner of the 2020 Slapering Hol Press Chapbook Contest.

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About Franz: Remembering C. G. Jung—A Son's Story, Mary Dian Motlon, Shanti Arts

Begin by Telling, Meg Remy, Book*hug Press

I Was a French Muslim, Mokhtar Mokhtefi, Other Press

Saturation Project, Christine Hume, Solid Objects

Southbound: Essays on Identity, Inheritance, and Social Change, Anjali Enjeti, University of Georgia Press

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American Lục Bát for My Mother, Joshua Nguyen, Bull City Press

Art In Time, Cole Swensen, Nightboat Books

The Beginning of Water, Tran Le Khanh, White Pine Press

Call and Response, Rob Carney, Black Lawrence Press

Checkered Mates, Tricia Knoll, Kelsay Books

Demystifications, Miranda Mellis, Solid Objects

Everything Saved Will Be Last, Isaac Pickell, Black Lawrence Press

Flying through a Hole in the Storm, Fleda Brown, Ohio University Press

Grim Honey, Jessica Barksdale, Sheila-Na-Gig Editions

If We Had a Lemon We'd Throw It and Call That the Sun, Christopher Citro, Elixir Press

The Last Unkillable Thing, Emily Pittinos, University of Iowa Press

Little Elegies for Sister Satan, Michael Palmer, New Directions Publishing

Loosen, Kyle Potvin, Hobblebush Books

Lost Letters and Other Animals, Carrie Bennett, Black Lawrence Press

The Trojan Women, Rosanna Bruno & Anne Carson, New Directions Publishing

Twice Alive, Forrest Gander, New Directions Publishing

Ubasute, Aaron Caycedo-Kimura, Slapering Hol Press

Wrinkles in Time and in Love, Nancy Jo Allen, Kelsay Books

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The Essence of Nathan Biddle, J. William Lewis, Greenleaf Book Group Press

Fragile Saints, Claire Ibarra, Adelaide Books

The Groundhog Forever, Henry Hoke, WTAW Press

Late Summer, Luiz Ruffato, Other Press

More Enduring for Having Been Broken, Gwendolyn Paradice, Black Lawrence Press

Nancy, Bruno Lloret, Two Lines Press

Origin Stories, Brigitte Lewis, Iron Horse Literary Review

A Sunday in Ville-d’Avray, Dominique Barbéris, Other Press

Ten Seconds In-Between, Doug Hoekstra, Better Than Starbucks Publications

Voices in the Evening, Natalia Ginzburg, New Directions Publishing

The World of Dew and Other Stories, Julian Mortimer Smith, Indiana University Press

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