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Guilty Prayer

February 25, 2021
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"Guilty Prayer is most stunning for how much it fits into a small space. All of this, no doubt, in praise of Steve Henn’s brilliantly malleable poetic voice, which shifts tones, moods, and paces seamlessly between pages and between lines. I love this book for how it faces me, how it speaks to me, how it trusts me with what it knows. Reading this has made me a more generous person." —Hanif Abdurraqib

Mother Body

February 25, 2021
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Mother Body is an intersectional exploration of the trauma and agency held within a body defined by its potential to mother. As Mother Body unfolds, it tasks its reader to understand the expected and unexpected manifestations of motherhood, through menstruation and womb work, but also generational, societal, and literary mothering. With a variety of forms and modes, these poems unpack the experiences of a fat, black woman's body while also manifesting joy, resistance, and celebration. Buy this book from our affiliate Bookshop.org.

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Ghost in a Black Girl’s Throat is a heart-wrenching reconciliation and confrontation of the living, breathing ghosts that awaken Black women each day. This debut poetry collection summons multiple hauntings—ghosts of matriarchs that came before, those that were slain, and those that continue to speak to us, but also those horrors women of color strive to put to rest. Khalisa Rae examines the haunting feeling of facing past demons while grappling with sexism, racism, and bigotry. This book calls out for women to speak their truth in hopes of settling the ghosts or at least being at peace with them. Buy this book from our affiliate Bookshop.org.

Arsenal With Praise Song

February 25, 2021
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Rodney Gómez's Arsenal With Praise Song somehow manages to yoke together lament and celebration, reproach and veneration across the borders of eras and nations. Set in the stark desert landscape of the México–U.S. border all too familiar to so many refugees and migrants, these poems scrutinize human bodies and the body of the earth as the sites of great injustices and violences—political, social, and spiritual—and as the vehicles that carry our collective legacy generation to generation. Buy this book from our affiliate Bookshop.org.

Young Blood

February 25, 2021
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Sipho, a seventeen-year-old from Umlazi, South Africa, drops out of high school and joins a carjacking syndicate to make a name for himself and escape his family’s low-income life. Sipho learns the tricks of the dangerous trade under the guidance of gang leader Sibani, while partying heavily and chasing women nightly. Candid and unapologetic, Young Blood is the story of the intricate balance of circumstance and choice, swift gain and incredible loss. Both a red-hot crime novel and a coming-of-age story, Young Blood reveals the devastating violence and raw beauty of life in South Africa’s townships. Buy this book from our affiliate Bookshop.org.

The Alleged Woman

February 25, 2021
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Breaking News! Biden Ballots! FBI finds nearly seven million Joe Biden ballots in Alabama woman's car trunk! Sumter County, Alabama: FBI agents found the trunk of a Sumter County woman's black Nissan Altima filled with ballots listing Joe Biden for President. In the Altima's glove compartment, the agents also found eleven books of first-class stamps depicting Elvis. And that’s only the start! Soon, New York lawyer Rudy Gullibilliani travels to Sumter County, Alabama, in an effort to rectify if not clarify matters. As Mr. Gullibilliani states, “I know criminals very well. That’s why I’m here.”

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A Mano / By Hand, Nicole Cecilia Delgado, Ugly Duckling Presse

Electric Sarcasm, Dimitra Ioannou, Ugly Duckling Presse

Glamour Ghoul: The Passions and Pains of the Real Vampira, Maila Nurmi, Feral House Press

Invisible Horizon: A Religious Pamphlet, Sibyl Kempson, Ugly Duckling Presse

Letters: The classroom is burning, let's dream about a School of Improper Education, KUNCI Study Forum & Collective, Ugly Duckling Presse

Of Forest and of Farms: On Faculty and Failure, Adjua Gargi Nzinga Greaves, Ugly Duckling Presse

Please Plant This Book Coast to Coast, Susan Kay Anderson, Finishing Line Press

Say Translation Is Art, Sawako Nakayasu, Ugly Duckling Presse

The Semblable, Chantal Maillard, Ugly Duckling Presse

Slow Down and Walk: A Conversation, Nadine George-Graves & Okwui Okpokwasili, Ugly Duckling Presse

Sound Like Trapped Thunder, Lind Peterson, Seneca Review Books

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