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A Sense of the Whole

January 20, 2021
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The fable-like stories in A Sense of the Whole—reminiscent of the best of Kawabata, Hrabal, Lispector, and Kafka—create profound effects on the reader within very short spaces. Small in size, but not in resonance, Siamak Vossoughi's stories feature characters who refuse to believe that we are unconnected, refuse to not aspire to the notion of the human family across all manner of differences. These characters are girls and boys, men and women, Iranians and Americans, all seeking a home for the body and the soul. Buy this book from our affiliate

Women Speak

January 20, 2021
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Poet Sandy Coomer writes of Women Speak Volume Six: “Despite the educational and economic inequalities in Appalachia, despite the lack of adequate healthcare and jobs, despite the lack of infrastructure, there are women, such as these, who have contributed to the Women Speak anthology, standing in defiance, their words and art like steel girders. [ . . . ] These are offerings of survival and strength. Despite all the forces set in place to silence them, these beautiful, fierce women speak and in their voices and truths, there is no lack at all.”

The Book of Forms

January 20, 2021
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Now in its fifth edition, The Book of Forms: A Handbook of Poetics continues to be the go-to reference and guide for students, teachers, and critics. Filled with both common and rarely heard of forms and prosodies, Turco’s engaging style and apt examples invite writers to try their hands at exploring forms in ways that challenge and enrich. Revised for today’s poet, the fifth edition includes the classic rules of scansion and the useful Form-Finder Index alongside new examples of terms and prose that are essential to the study of all forms of poetry and verse. Buy this book from our affiliate

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The Nature of Desert Nature, Ed. Gary Paul Nabhan, University of Arizona Press

The Orison Anthology: Volume 5, 2020, Ed. Luke Hankins, Nathan Poole, and Karen Tucker, Orison Books

Women Speak, Ed. Kari Gunter-Seymour, Sheila-Na-Gig Editions

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Calabash Stories, Jeffrey J. Higa, Pleiades Press

Fragment, Craig Russell, Thistledown Press

Last Star Standing, Spaulding Taylor, Unbound

Preparatory Notes for Future Masterpieces, Maceo Montoya, University of Nevada Press

A Sense of the Whole, Siamak Vossoughi, Orison Books

Sergeant Salinger, Jerome Charyn, Bellevue Literary Press

Sex, A Love Story, Jerome Gold, Black Heron Press

Stonehaven: A Fictional Memoir in Prose Couplets, Mark Belair, Turning Point

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Advice for a Young Poet, Norman Minnick, David Robert Books

All That Remains, Betsy Holleman Burke, Cherry Grove

All the Rage, Rosamond S. King, Nightboat Books

Animal Days, Joshua Beckman, Wave Books

The Best Prey, Paige Quiñones, Pleiades Press

Born Sleeping, H.C. Gildfind, Miami University Press

The Burning Where Breath Used to Be, Jen Karetnick, David Robert Books

Cry Baby Mystic, Daniel Tiffany, Parlor Press

Curating the House of Nostalgia, Kersten Christianson, Sheila-Na-Gig Editions

Curb, Divya Victor, Nightboat Books

Divine Fire, David Woo, University of Georgia Press

Double-Parked, with Tosca, Ellen Kaufman, Able Muse Press

Fires of Heaven: Poems of Faith and Sense, JamesB. Nicola, Shanti Arts

Ghost Letters, Baba Badji, Parlor Press

Here City, Rick Snyder, Parlor Press

If You Have Something to Say, Margaret, Marge Barrett, CW Books

In Eynsham, Steve Lambert, CW Books

The Lamps of History, Michael Sandler, FutureCycle Press

Leaving Camustianavaig, John Beaton, Word Galaxy Press

Lion's Paw, Kathleen Peirce, Miami University Press

The Moon Is the Capital of the World, J.R. Solonche, David Robert Books

My Husband Would, Benjamin S. Grossberg, University of Tampa Pres

My World: A poet looks at evolution, Darwin and species, Roni Fuller, Word Tech Editions

Noise of the World, George Franklin, Sheila-Na-Gig Editions

Overseeing the Downfall, Jeff Nesheim, Word Poetry

Parallel Resting Places, Laura Wetherington, Parlor Press

The Peasant Dance, Mark Thalman, Cherry Grove

Poems that Could End the World, Ronald A. Busse, Turning Point

Prisoners of Gravity, Joseph Gastiger, David Robert Books

The Shape of the Keyhole, Denise Bergman, Black Lawrence Press

The Sunflower: Cast a Spell to Save Us from the Void, Jackie Wang, Nightboat Books

Tikkun Olam, Repairing the World, Eve Lyons, Turning Point

Trouble, Anne Harding Woodworth, Turning Point

The Visible Woman, Allison Funk, Parlor Press

When Sunset Weeps: Homage to Emily Dickinson, George H. Northrup, David Robert Books

Woman in the Plural, Vítězslav Nezval, Twisted Spoon Press

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The Book of Forms: A Handbook of Poetics, Lewis Turco, University of New Mexico Press

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Lion's Tooth is a brand new bookstore café in the heart of the beautiful Bay View neighborhood. It features small press books and graphic novels for kids and adults. The café serves coffee, beer, wine, small plates and more. Women owned, half Latina, all heart.

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Ferguson Books has expanded to our 3rd location in North Dakota! Stop in to see our friendly faces and the same great products!


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