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Contents New Publishers . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 2 Letter from the Director . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 3 New-Lit Generation . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 4 Poetry, Prose & Cross-Genre . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 11 Fiction and Drama . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 61 Literary Nonfiction . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 79 Magazines . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 95 Author Index . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 107 Title Index . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 112 Publisher Index . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 117 Multicultural Index . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 122 Friends of SPD . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 124 SPD Publishers . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 126 HOW TO USE THIS CATALOG . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 127 Order Form . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 128

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New Publishers Once again, SPD welcomes a record-breaking number of new independent presses to the SPD family. This catalog introduces the books of nineteen new publishers from twelve states and one province. AMPERSAND BOOKS/ GULFPORT, FLORIDA

J. Bradley, Dodging Traffic Melissa Broder, When You Say One Thing but Mean Your Mother Ryan J. Davidson, Under What Stars Adam Gallari, We Are Never As Beautiful As We Are Now Joseph Riippi, Do Something! Do Something! Do Something! AQUARIUS PRESS/ DETROIT, MICHIGAN

Tara Betts, Arc & Hue Curtis L. Crisler, Pulling Scabs Lita Hooper, Thunder in Her Voice: The Narrative of Sojourner Truth Karen S. Williams, Elegy for a Scarred Shoulder Karen S. Williams, Marine Life: A World in Poems THE BACKWATERS PRESS/ OMAHA, NEBRASKA

Jorn Ake, The Circle Line T. J. Anderson III, River to Cross Brian E Bengtson, Leavenworth Street John Bradley, Editor, Eating the Pure Light: Homage to Thomas McGrath Matthew Brennan, The House with the Mansard Roof J. V. Brummels, City at War John Clarke, Good Lonely Day Sheila Cowing, Jackrabbit Highways Tim Hunt, Fault Lines Jean LeBlanc, At Any Moment Paul Martin, Closing Distances John J. Ronan, Marrowbone Lane Allen Strous, Tired Tyrone Williams, The Hero Project of the Century BIRDS, LLC/ RALEIGH, NORTH CAROLINA

Elisa Gabbert, The French Exit Chris Tonelli, The Trees Around

Jason Koo, Man on Extremely Small Island Alexander Long, Light Here, Light There Ryan G. Van Cleave and Chad Prevost, Editors, Breathe: 101 Contemporary Odes Lesley Wheeler, Heathen EPIC RITES PRESS/ SHERWOOD PARK, ALBERTA, CANADA

Wolfgang Carstens, Crudely Mistaken for Life Jason Hardung, The Broken and the Damned David McLean, Laughing at Funerals Todd Moore, Dead Reckoning Rob Plath, A Bellyful of Anarchy John Yamrus, Doing Cartwheels on Doomsday Afternoon

TYRANT BOOKS/ NEW YORK, NEW YORK

IF PUBLICATIONS/ SAN FRANCISCO, CALIFORNIA

WILD OCEAN PRESS/ SAN FRANCISCO, CALIFORNIA

Kevin McCollister, East of West LA

Sharon Doubiago, My Father's Love: Portrait of the Poet as a Young Girl, Volume 1

Eugene Marten, Firework VALA BOOK PRESS/ BERKELEY, CALIFORNIA

Bettina Rotenberg, I Dare to Stop the Wind: Challenging Children in the Public Schools Through the Arts & Poetry

NEO LITERATI PRESS/ RALEIGH, NORTH CAROLINA

Ashanti White, Razor Blades Between My Teeth NYQ BOOKS/ NEW YORK, NEW YORK

Amanda J. Bradley, Hints and Allegations Joanna Crispi, Soldier in the Grass Ira Joe Fisher, Songs from an Earlier Century Sanford Fraser, Tourist Ted Jonathan, Bones & Jokes Richard Kostelanetz, Recircuits Iris Lee, Urban Bird Life Kevin Pilkington, In the Eyes of a Dog Jim Reese, Ghost on 3rd Oren Wagner, Voluptuous Gloom Joe Weil, The Plumber's Apprenctice Fred Yannantuono, A Boilermaker for the Lady Grace Zabriskie, Poems OFF BEAT PULP PRESS/ LAWRENCE, KANSAS

David Smith, White Time PLEIADES PRESS/ WARRENSBURG, MISSOURI

D. A. Powell and Kevin Prufer, Editors, Dunstan Thompson: On the Life and Work of a Lost American Master SIGLIO PRESS/ LOS ANGELES, CALIFORNIA

Joe Brainard, The Nancy Book Danielle Dutton, S P R A W L Keith Waldrop, Several Gravities SILENCED PRESS/ COLUMBUS, OHIO

BLACK RADISH BOOKS/ LAFAYETTE, LOUISIANA

Jonathan Hayes, T(here) Michael Leong, E.S.P.

Marthe Reed, Gaze

STOCKPORT FLATS/ ITHACA, NEW YORK

C&R PRESS/ CHATTANOOGA, TENNESSEE

Belle Gironda, Building Codes Matthew Klane, B____ Meditations {1-52} Deborah Poe, Elements

Stacey Lynn Brown, Cradle Song Alvaro Cardona-Hine and George Kalamaras, The Recumbent Galaxy Barbara Crooker, More Travis Wayne Denton, The Burden of Speech David Dominguez, The Ghost of Cesar Chavez Allison Funk, The Tumbling Box



Tracy Debrincat, Moon Is Cotton & She Laugh All Night Andrew Farkas, Self-Titled Debut Stan Mir, Song & Glass L. J. Moore, F-Stein Ted Pelton, Bartleby, the Sportscaster Adam Peterson, My Untimely Death

SUBITO PRESS/ BOULDER, COLORADO

Kristin Abraham, Little Red Riding Hood Missed the Bus Nin Andrews, Dear Professor, Do You Live in a Vacuum?

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a letter from spd’s deputy director

The New Reader We know you love to read. We love it too. We assume you read things online but are meanwhile very fond of “paperand-glue” books, photo: andrew Kenower too. Perhaps even the idea of “the book” delights you. It is also likely, since you are reading this item in the SPD catalog, that you are aware of small press books and read independently published literature every chance you get. So do we! Now we come to the questions that are being discussed so passionately and so pervasively throughout the world of books. What is happening with “the book?” How will we experience books over the next decade? How will they be published, distributed and read? These days, “reader,” which once meant “person who reads,” now also means “device with which to consume text” (I mean: “read.”) The transition to digital information and digital devices signals not just a change in medium—it reaches right into the message itself. As a small press enthusiast, you are probably much more aware of these issues than others. Perhaps you are also, like us, skeptical of the sudden rage for digital books and what it means for reading. I recall the late 1990s when people predicted the imminent end of the book, bookstores, and much else to which we have become accustomed in the centuries since the scroll, and so am skeptical that books are going to change very much. There is a joke in the publishing industry that the second book Gutenberg printed after the bible was one announcing “the end of the book.”

But, this time, it is hard to deny that great changes are taking place in the world of books. Large publishers like Random House are streamlining their operations and trying to stay competitive (for which read: “alive”) by “being an efficient supplier to its customers and being a leader in digital publishing.” (Publishers Weekly, May 24, 2010). SPD, which is not much like Random House in many other ways, does realize we also need to be aware of digital possibilities and to look towards that future. To that end, we have been meeting with folks who provide the technology to transform a printed book into an ebook, hoping to be able to recommend the best (and most affordable) digital solution to SPD presses and perhaps also offer digital formats directly. These meetings have been very promising. Stay tuned for more info. Recently, a poet and scholar I know, Joshua Corey, updated his status on Facebook, with a picture of an iPad which he called his “new little friend.” When I asked him if he planned to read books on his “friend,” he responded, “Poetry is definitely antithetical to the way most current book software works—it relies on the fungibility of prose so that it can instantly reshape the page according to orientation, font size, etc. But it would not be difficult to create a dedicated poetry reader app, or so I imagine.” Still, Josh pointed out that the iPad does work surprisingly well for reading PDFs of poetry books. The situation is evolving as we speak. (I mean: “read.”) Coming after so many conversations with people who provide the rather complex software to transform print books into the specific electronic files required for the different e-readers already available, I was amused at the off-handedness of Joshua’s expectations. But, of course, he is right. At some point there will probably be an “app for that.” It may not include, at first, the font chosen by a designer or the white space intended by the poet or maybe even the line-breaks. Complex footnotes and other textual apparatus

also present challenges to these devices. But, with any luck, more technical minds than ours will find a way to overcome these challenges and we will be able to read whatever, whenever and however we want. And if they don’t, paper-andglue are still a great fallback. The small press savvy you have demonstrated by opening this catalog shows that you are way ahead of the curve. You already read SPD books, buy them and teach them. You are probably thinking hard about the infrastructure that delivers great literature to passionate readers, and what changes in the medium are going to mean to the message. Perhaps you are also a “Friend of SPD” and a supporter of your favorite publisher. So, thank you, Reader, for your attention and your loyalty. When next you find yourself in the middle of the night jonesing for the instant

These days, “reader,” which once meant “person who reads,” now also means “device with which to consume text” (I mean: “read.”) gratification of a small press fix, we hope SPD will be there for you to buy the books you care about in whatever form would most please you. We promise to stay up with the times as well as us old-fashioned bookish types can, and we look forward to going forth into the future together!

Laura Moriarty SPD Deputy Director

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P l e i a d e s

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Dunstan Thompson p r e s e n t s

ON THE LIFE

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WORK OF A LOST AMERICAN MASTER

Edited by D. A. Powell & Kevin Prufer

The first volume in the P LEIADES U N SUNG M ASTERS S ERIES examines the work of WWII GI poet Dunstan Thompson, whose violent, homoerotic poems captivated readers in the 1940s, before he slipped from general view. Essays, interviews, photographs, ephemera, and a folio of Thompson’s greatest, long out-of-print poems.

C ONTRIBUTORS INCLUDE Dana Gioia, Edward Field, Katie Ford, Jim Elledge, Heather Treseler, Philip Trower, Jerry Harp, Kolt Beringer, & others.

$12.99 / paper / ISBN 978-0-9641454-1-2 Distributed by Small Press Distribution

“With g reat scr uple and care, editors D. A. Powell and Kevin Pr ufer have tur ned Dunstan T hompson’s reemerg ence into nothing shor t of a literar y event—one whose impact will be felt for a long time to come.” —Timothy Donnelly

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Poetry, Prose Poetry and Cross-Genre Writing

Listed alphabetically by author. See also Fiction and Drama (p.61), Literary Nonfiction (p.79), and Magazine sections (p.95)

Chris Abani sanctificum 978-1-55659-316-1, $15, paper, 96 pp.

Rosa Alcalá undocumentaries 978-1-84861-072-9, $15, paper, 86 pp.

COPPER CANYON PRESS 2010

SHEARSMAN BOOKS 2010

Poetry. African American Studies. SANCTIFICUM, Abani’s fifth collection of poetry, is his most personal and ambitious book. Utilizing religious ritual, the Nigerian Igbo language, and reggae rhythms, Abani creates a post-racial, liturgical love song that covers the globe from Abuja to Los Angeles. A self-described “zealot of optimism,” poet and novelist Chris Abani bravely travels into the charged intersections of atrocity and love, politics and religion, loss and renewal. In poems of devastating beauty, he investigates complex personal history, family, and romantic love.

Poetry. Latino/Latina Studies. “If poetic episodes can act as gauges of social role-playing and role-disruption, what might lie ‘outside’ the roles ‘we’‘inhabit?’What remains undocumented, but hardly silent? What are the sensed and projected traces of ‘identity’ that are ideologically eviscerated, and minimally verifiable? Rosa Alcalá calls up a most magical theater when exploring these quandaries. The tipping (flash) points she constructs continuously build up toward the (touched, handled, engaged) experiential moment, all the while resisting an object-status art. This is a poetics that’s prologue + epilogue to incidence, and never the ‘it’ itself. Sweet tin on tawny brass, flesh-toned, radioworthy”—Rodrigo Toscano.

Kristin Abraham little red ridinG hood missed the bus 978-0-9801098-0-1, $10, paper, 42 pp. SUBITO PRESS 2008

Poetry. “In these remarkable and haunting poems, the figure of the child hovers between animal and human, between the socialized world of first persons and an other world”—Julie Carr.

Demosthenes Agrafiotis maribor 978-0-942996-70-8, $15, paper, 96 pp. THE POST-APOLLO PRESS 2010

Poetry. Translated from the Greek by John Sakkis and Angelos Sakkis. Demosthenes Agrafiotis’s MARIBOR is a book of thoughts, impressions, expressions and reflections from his travels to Hesperia (Western Europe) in the period 1980-90. The book is concerned with the constantly elusive identity of Europe as a geographic place, as a cultural gamble, as a historical problem, as a horizon for the future of humankind. “MARIBOR gives us both artifact—of the ephemera of communication, institutions, power—as well as blueprint for imagining an ‘alphabet of the future.’ A master of the contemporary hermetic, Agrafiotis can bring to light in one stroke both the evanescence and endurance of the writing on the wall”—Eleni Stecopoulos. Jorn Ake the circle line 978-1-935218-08-1, $16, paper, 96 pp. THE BACKWATERS PRESS 2009

Poetry. “The figurative subtlety and range of these poems made this book an imaginative feast. Throughout, I had a sense that I was being presented the story of a life by means of a deeper language, as if Jorn Ake has figured out how to speak directly through the feelings that attach to actions, objects and memories. With a work this metaphorical, I look at what recurs— the desert and childhood, photography and music, violence on a personal and political scale—and there is an ongoing, loving nod to the artists who have shaped this poet’s mind. I also sense that what drives his work is a desire to characterize the feeling of a time period, the later 20th century, with all its ‘blindness/flying mothcrazy about the light.’ I cannot turn away from these poems. This is a fascinating book”—Bob Hicok.

Howard Altmann in this house 978-1-933527-33-8, $15.95, paper, 96 pp. TURTLE POINT PRESS 2010

Poetry. “Howard Altmann interrogates the sky, the light, the world, about their intentions. If he seldom finds reassuring answers, he finds something better: ‘When all that consoled consoles no longer / loneliness finds a room inside the one it knows.’ These poems are as essential as a glass of water”—John Ashbery. Poems from IN THIS HOUSE have appeared in Poetry, Ploughshares, New England Review, and Open City. Kostas Anagnopoulos moVinG blanKet 978-1-933254-69-2, $15, paper, 80 pp. UGLY DUCKLING PRESSE 2010

Poetry. “The poems in MOVING BLANKET seem to measure the nearly imperceptible moment in which consciousness becomes aware of itself as language. Elusive yet vivid, they ride on subtle mild currents that can turn unexpectedly into eddies of grace or passion. In the end, we have been on a journey without destination, other than the unfurling of an intimacy between a poet and his world: ‘I sit on our bench again / Things are happening around me’”—Ann Lauterbach. “Of all the exciting linguistic effects of Kostas Anagnopoulos’s poems—line-by-line shifts in perspective and perception, familiar phrases reconfigured—the most remarkable is ultimately the emerging voice— ’ABCDEFGHIJKLMNOPOULOS’—of the lively and original poet himself”—Paul Violi. T. J. Anderson III riVer to cross 978-1-935218-05-0, $16, paper, 113 pp. THE BACKWATERS PRESS 2009

Poetry. African American Studies. “Fueled with ecstatic rage and syncopated with jazzed-up pistons and B-bop timing belts, T. J. Anderson’s RIVER TO CROSS is a long ride and deep plunge into the American subconscious. Lyrical, linguistically inventive, and deadly serious, Anderson wields surrealism to create surprising metaphors and revelatory dream symbols for our age, for the struggles our spirits and bodies engage. Attuned to ‘you who are off’ and taking the pulse of ‘that red bud that brews/the blood in bloom,’ RIVER TO CROSS is a momentous achievement worthy of our attention and celebration”—Khaled Mattawa.

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POETRY, PROSE POETRY, CROSS-GENRE Nin Andrews dear professor, do you liVe in a Vacuum? 978-0-9801098-2-5, $10, paper, 44 pp.

Elizabeth Arnold effacement 978-0-9819520-2-4, $14.95, paper, 96 pp.

SUBITO PRESS 2008

FLOOD EDITIONS 2010

Poetry. “Nin Andrews’ DEAR PROFESSOR, DO YOU LIVE IN A VACUUM? is a pioneer in epistolary poetry. With hilariously sublime results, her poems take the form of befuddled e-mails from struggling students to their physics professor. While Nin Andrews uses the line break the way comics use the punch line, the poems are also profound in their insights regarding power, male/female relationships, and spirituality. Nin Andrews has an insatiable, tender, and wry imagination”—Denise Duhamel.

Poetry. “In this remarkable new book, Elizabeth Arnold focuses on what certain bodies undergo against forces that efface them. Physical law has it that ‘what pokes out gets hit.’ Limbs, noses, and jaws are blown off. There are mastectomies. Prosthetic reconstruction is ‘flesh displaced.’ Some of those who experience it learn that there is now between them and the ones they love a wall of cancelled desire. ‘One can adjust to this, they say, but not // from it.’ Losses such as these italicize how unlikely it was to begin with that any soul should ever have made its way into a body out of the oblivion that precedes birth. Death too is that oblivion. Its ‘fingers’ open the face out of which ‘something // inner joins the surface’ as soon as the eyes ask for help”—James McMichael.

Radu Andriescu, Iustin Panta, and Cristian Popescu memory Glyphs 978-80-86264-32-5, $15, paper, 168 pp. TWISTED SPOON PRESS 2009

Poetry. Southeastern European Studies. Selected and translated from the Romanian by Adam J. Sorkin with Radu Andriescu, Mircea Ivanescu, and Bogdan Stefanescu. Some of the most groundbreaking works of European literature, such as Rimbaud’s Illuminations and Baudelaire’s Paris Spleen, have been prose poetry. The present volume—a substantial selection from three contemporary Romanian prose poets—draws on this tradition. Cristian Popescu experimented with personal myth by parodying his family and himself. The Bucharest found here is often sinister, cold, and dark. Displaying a mordant sensibility that could be called “urban pastoral” rather than political, he conducts his convivial disputations with God in the vernacular of the street. Iustin Panta, from Sibiu in Transylvania, is more lyrical and intimate in exploring his personal autobiography. An amalgam of form, his prose poem takes on an aura of suspended meaning, a constellation of objects, gestures, conversations, and private associations that eschews the grotesquerie and solecism found in Popescu’s work. Radu Andriescu is from the artistic hotbed of Iasi, straddling the Moldavian border. His work is exuberant, direct, often manic (see his Club 8 Manifesto), and he is completely comfortable appropriating the forms of today’s digital and media culture. A complex topography of language, his work ranges from the quotidian to inner meditations to fantasy, creating a texture that is thick with images and phrases often bordering on the absurd. Arlene Ang, Valerie Fox, and Jordan Schilling, Editors the red room: writinGs from press  978-0-9773786-6-1, $16, paper, 160 pp. STRAW GATE BOOKS 2010

Poetry. Fiction. Literary Nonfiction. THE RED ROOM: WRITINGS FROM PRESS 1 features short fiction, poetry and opinion from the first three volumes of Press 1, the magazine of innovative writing. Contributors include Bill Kushner, Jayne Pupek, Maurice Oliver, Lewis Warsh, Changming Yuan, Ruth Altmann, Stephanie Gray, Sean Lovelace, Nicole Cartwright Denison, Leonard Gontarek, Andrew Mossin, Lydia Cortes, Lynn Levin, Meg Pokrass, Elizabeth Thorpe, Miriam Kotzin, John Grey, John Vick, and many others. Homero Aridjis solar poems 978-0-87286-504-4, $17.95, paper, 280 pp. CITY LIGHTS PUBLISHERS 2010

Sally Ashton some odd afternoon 978-1-935402-81-7, $16, paper, 100 pp. BLAZEVOX BOOKS 2009

Poetry. “‘This is about what turns up,’ writes Sally Ashton in SOME ODD AFTERNOON. What turns up may be the ‘dangedy-dang twang’ of a banjo, a laptop hiding under a hoop skirt, or a living room that becomes a forest of grandfathers, one ‘a log, another stone, one a river.’ To step into the opening line of one of her poems is to venture out into a future as uncertain and marvelous as the one unfolding before the youngest son in a fairy tale. We understand how wide the world is when Attention, freed from its daily constraints, becomes a wanderer”— Nils Peterson. Gennady Aygi winter reVels and eVer further into the snows 978-0-9639321-8-1, $12.99, paper, 105 pp. RUMOR BOOKS/LISTENING CHAMBER 2010

Poetry. Translated from the Russian by Peter France. Two collections of poetry in a single volume, plus 23 brief poems for drawings by Diana Obinja, from world-renowned Chuvash-Russian poet Gennady Aygi (1934-2006). WINTER REVELS AND EVER FURTHER INTO THE SNOWS is Gennady Aygi’s eighth book to appear in English since 1989, all in editions prepared by Aygi’s longtime friend and translator Peter France. The book includes some of the poet’s final poems, Aygi’s 1977 preface to WINTER REVELS, and a cover painting by Gennadii Gogoliuk. Norma Cole notes: “‘The book of my poems’ it begins. WINTER REVELS are what Gennady Aygi called his ‘small-scale poems,’ the streaming, rainsilvered ‘light that is in darkness,’ written for and with the Russian poets and artists—Mandelstam, Pasternak, Malevich—and the French poets—Baudelaire, Jouve, Char—and Jack Spicer—and many more with whom he was involved ‘dialogically,’ keeping them in mind and heart during his life, that is, the writing that was Aygi’s life. A compassionate book masterfully and gracefully translated by Peter France.” Philosopher Alain Badiou, in The Century, has written: “Regarding Aygi—whose only peer in the use of form, albeit coming from a completely different experience, is Celan—we can say that he comes under the heading of that which, within the century, takes stock in thought of the powers of language.”

Poetry. Latino/Latina Studies. Translated from the Spanish by George McWhirter. A book of cosmological surrealism in the tradition of Octavio Paz, SOLAR POEMS is the first English translation of a single volume of poems by Mexico’s famed poet-diplomat Homero Aridjis, exploring political consciousness as well as visionary psychological themes. President emeritus of International PEN, the prolific poet is Mexico’s ambassador to UNESCO. Poemas solares (SOLAR POEMS) was published in 2005.



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POETRY, PROSE POETRY, CROSS-GENRE Vyt Bakaitis, Editor breathinG free/GyVas atodusis: poems from the lithuanian 978-1-881471-91-2, $24.95, cloth, 520 pp. SPUYTEN DUYVIL 2001

Poetry. Northeast European Studies. Bilingual Edition. Translated from the Lithuanian and selected by Vyt Bakaitis. BREATHING FREE offers a generous selection of the best twentieth-century, contemporary Lithuanian verse, with strong preliminary excerpts from two earlier classics, presented in a reliable bilingual format with fresh, sturdy versions in eminently readable English. An extended preface locates the poetry in a broader cultural, historical context; endnotes offer capsule bios and compact interpretations of fifty-three poets. Jonathan Ball ex machina 978-1-897388-48-8, $18, paper, 80 pp. BOOK THUG 2009

Poetry. A long poem at the fringes of the Canadian tradition, EX MACHINA is a latticework of poetic and philosophical statements concerning the symbiosis of humans, books, and machines. A series of three intertwining sequences, the reader is encouraged to move back and forth from statement to statement, seeking development but meeting frustration. The reader thus becomes a larval stage in the poem’s development, forging connections between its disparate parts during the course of this mental processing, as the text evolves over multiple readings.

achieved.” Polina Barskova this lamentable city 978-1-932195-83-5, $11.95, paper, 48 pp. TUPELO PRESS 2010

Poetry. Bilingual Edition. Translated from the Russian by Ilya Kaminsky. Polina Barskova’s poems are a zesty paradoxical concoction: bawdy and erudite, elegant and raw, subtle and brazen. As Ilya Kaminsky attests in his introduction to THIS LAMENTABLE CITY, “Barskova is an elegiac poet who brings to her American readers a language formally inventive, worldly and humorous. One of her strengths is her ability to bring together strikingly erotic, sensual images...with a deep sense of history and culture.... In Russian, Barskova is a master of meter, rhyme, and alliteration, and...(w)hat comes across in English is the tonality of the poems, the clarity of her vocal play and images, her intricacy of address.” Though her prize-winning books of poetry in Russian have earned an international reputation, and individual poems have appeared in prestigious journals and anthologies—for instance, in Contemporary Russian Poetry (Dalkey Archive, 2008) and An Anthology of Contemporary Russian Women Poets (Iowa, 2005)— this is the first book of Barskova’s poems to be published in translation, in a handsome dual-language edition. John Barton hymn 978-1-894078-76-4, $19, paper, 144 pp. BRICK BOOKS 2009

Michael Ball, Editor the i. e. reader 978-0-9793901-2-8, $22, paper, 152 pp. NARROW HOUSE 2010

Poetry. A collection of contemporary poetry selected from authors who’ve read at the Baltimore-based i.e. reading series since 2005. Spanning generations, schools, and regions, additional contributors include Elena Alexander, Bruce Andrews, Sandra Beasley, Lauren Bender, Bill Berkson, Miles Champion, Norma Cole, Bruce Covey, Tina Darragh, Ben Doller, Sandra Doller, Buck Downs, Rachel Blau DuPlessis, Cathy Eisenhower, Heather Fuller, Jamie Gaughran-Perez, Peter Gizzi, Adam Good, K. Lorraine Graham, Jessica Grim, P. Inman, Bonnie Jones, Beth Joselow, Michael Kelleher, Amy King, Doug Lang, Katy Lederer, Reb Livingston, M. Magnus, Tom Mandel, Chris Mason, Kristi Mexwell, Megan McShea, Anna Moschovakis, Gina Myers, Chris Nealon, Mel Nichols, Aldon Nielsen, Tom Orange, Bob Perelman, Simon Pettet, Tom Raworth, Adam Robinson, Phyllis Rosenzweig, Ric Royer, Ken Rumble, Justin Sirois, Maureen Thorson, Chris Toll, Edwin Torres, Les Wade, Ryan Walker, Mark Wallace, Terence Winch, Rupert Wondolowski, and Geoffrey Young. Tony Barnstone tonGue of war: from pearl harbor to naGasaKi 978-1-886157-71-2, $14.95, paper, 126 pp. BKMK PRESS, UNIVERSITY OF MISSOURI-KANSAS CITY 2009

Poetry. This book won the John Ciardi Prize for Poetry, selected by B. H. Fairchild, who writes in his foreword, “TONGUE OF WAR is one of the most distinctive manuscripts I have ever judged for a book prize (and it is a book rather than simply a collection).” Barnstone writes that he intends TONGUE OF WAR as “a love letter to the World War II generation.” But he explains, “I see the sequence as a history in verse in which I allow the readers to inhabit multiple and warring perspectives on the War in the Pacific, including the Pearl Harbor attack, Hiroshima, and the conflict in between.” Pulitzer-prizewinning writer Robert Olen Butler writes that “Barnstone has revealed humankind’s capacity both for evil and for redemption with a power that few writers have ever

Poetry. LGBT Studies. Improvising on a variety of poetic forms and traversing disparate landscapes—from Belfast to the clear-cuts of Vancouver Island, from the subterranean heat of Jules Verne’s Iceland to the ventriloquism of the Alberta Rockies’ echoing eastern slopes—John Barton documents the path of the male body in an increasingly unstable, supposedly tolerant contemporary world. HYMN stokes the fires of homoerotic romantic love with its polar extremes of intimacy and solitude. Maisha Baton sKetches 978-0-9816693-9-7, $11.95, paper, 54 pp. WEST END PRESS 2009

Poetry. African American Studies. These poems reflect years of observation: checking out the street, listening to talkers, getting inside the heads of family members, and locating an aesthetic in the work of others. Maisha Baton casts a wise eye on a chaotic world where the human is sometimes obscured.

John Beer the waste land and other poems 978-0-9822376-4-9, $14, paper, 128 pp. CANARIUM BOOKS 2010

Poetry. John Beer’s first collection, THE WASTE LAND AND OTHER POEMS, employs the wit of a philosopher and the ear of a poet to stage ways of reading that are political, personal, and theoretical. The speaker of these poems also brings humor to the dissecting table, to prod the legacies of great works of the imagination while balancing irony and affection.

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POETRY, PROSE POETRY, CROSS-GENRE Tahar Ben Jelloun the risinG of the ashes 978-0-87286-526-6, $16.95, paper, 160 pp.

Cara Benson (made) 978-1-897388-56-3, $17, paper, 63 pp.

CITY LIGHTS PUBLISHERS 2010

BOOK THUG 2010

Poetry. Middle East Studies. Translated from the French by Cullen Goldblatt. The violence of war is rendered immediate and vividly personal in this powerful book by one of North Africa’s premier writers and intellectuals. The human devastation wrought upon Iraqis in the Gulf War and upon Palestinian refugees in Lebanon and the Occupied Territories is captured in a quietly unrelenting, essential act of remembering that balances lyricism with horror.

Poetry. “In the magical dictionary of (MADE), Cara Benson renders hotel facades in ‘marshmallow’— not a color, but the surface—a substance I associate, at least in North America, with outdoor recreational fires. That hotel is going to burn to a crisp, in the social and planetary imaginary of Benson’s intense work. What’s particularly successful about this collection is the fact that this projective, impossible, ruined image does not have a place in the book, but, rather, appears/can appear: in the body of the reader: reading. Images are tracked not just for their futures but for their past versions (‘garbage’)—in which we ‘wander, but delete, too.’ ‘How can you aim a fire?’ asks Benson, in the ‘cold axis’ of an aftermath in which the earth is an ‘orange’ orbiting or attracting the ‘jagged spark lines’ of the sky. What breaks the sky. This is writing from the holocene. It’s not trajectory. It’s not narrative. It’s vibration” —Bhanu Kapil.

Molly Bendall under the QuicK 978-1-60235-121-9, $14, paper, 82 pp. PARLOR PRESS 2009

Poetry. In Molly Bendall’s fourth book of poems, the verbal underworld of doing and undoing—oath, love charm, prayer, curse—becomes a refuge of tenderness and malediction. One of her generation’s most subtly imaginative poets, Bendall overhears—and whispers to the reader—a lost language which is by turns brainy and promiscuous, clueless and inscrutable, bewitching and bereft: a voice skirting a strange silence, a “goblin market” of snares, cures, trifles, and métiers inconnus . “In the gyroscope of the poetic mind, a wild imbalance is also a balance finely-tuned. Song reels in its strange ecstasy. Molly Bendall is such a singer, such a poet. Here is a poetry of charm in the deepest sense—where dark lore is the undercurrent to daily life, where beneath the poem’s manners lurks a curious magic. Molly Bendall stands at the impact point of such collisions—right where the world grows complicated, right in the midst of its difficult magic—and lets the disorder complete its song”—Dan Beachy-Quick. Brian E. Bengtson leaVenworth street 978-1-935218-09-8, $16, paper, 88 pp. THE BACKWATERS PRESS 2009

Poetry. LGBT Studies. “Bengtson’s poems are roughedged and sassy. He pulls no punches. This trip down LEAVENWORTH STREET is not for the weak of heart or the shy of spirit. Be prepared for a few bruises. This is a bumpy ride that celebrates the indomitable spirit of a survivor who has learned his craft well and parades his words and life experience from one end of Leavenworth Street to the other. This is an exhilarating read”—Fredrick Zydek. Rick Benjamin passinG loVe 978-0-9818029-5-4, $15, paper, 92 pp. WOLF RIDGE PRESS 2010

Poetry. “PASSING LOVE is deceptive in its down-toearth honesty and simplicity. Rick Benjamin’s clear-cut language brims and sings, and one is taken to the edge of reckoning before he or she realizes what has happened. There’s a needful celebration of everyday life at the core of PASSING LOVE”—Yusef Komunyakaa.



Bill Berkson and George Schneeman ted berriGan No ISBN, $20, paper, 28 pp. CUNEIFORM PRESS 2009

Poetry. Art. Limited Edition. TED BERRIGAN is a classic collaboration between Bill Berkson and George Schneeman, and a homage to the poet and painter’s mutual friend produced as a unique book in real-time at George’s studio on St. Mark’s Place on March 5, 2006. Continuing in the tradition of New York School collaboration, Schneeman and Berkson’s TED BERRIGAN is a high-quality reproduction comprised of eight spreads where image and text fuse, bleed off the page and cross the gutter. It also includes an afterword by Berkson and a note from the publisher. Handsewn, the dimensions are true to the original. Edition limited to 500 copies. Charles Bernstein umbra 978-0-925904-86-7, $15, paper, 21 pp. CHAX PRESS 2010

Poetry. Limited Edition. First edition limited to 200 copies, most of which are signed. Translations by Charles Bernstein of poems by Guillaume Apollinaire, Charles Baudelaire, Osip Mandelstam, Bernard Noel, Paulo Leminski, Joao Cabral de Melo Neto, Regis Bonvicino, Catullus, Carlos Drummond de Andrade, Claude RoyetJournoud, and Victor Hugo. Covers hand printed by Charles and Nora Alexander. Painting on covers (handpainted on each separate cover) by Cynthia Miller. Reginald Dwayne Betts shahid reads his own palm 978-1-882295-81-4, $15.95, paper, 80 pp. ALICE JAMES BOOKS 2010

Poetry. African American Studies. Gripping and terrifying, eloquent and heartwrenching, this debut collection delves into hellish territory: prison life. Soulful poems somberly capture time-bending experiences and the survivalist mentality needed to live a contradiction, confronting both daily torment and one’s illogical fear of freedom. “Inside silence there is a sliver of light that is the seed of the music of these poems, the origin of a melodic range we seldom see in a poet’s first collection. These melodies move in a harmonic range affirming human struggle with an extraordinary elegance. This collection of song is definite evidence of the gift” —Afaa Michael Weaver.

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POETRY, PROSE POETRY, CROSS-GENRE Tara Betts arc & hue 978-0-9819208-7-0, $15, paper, 94 pp.

John Bradley you don’t Know what you don’t Know 978-1-880834-90-9, $15.95, paper, 75 pp.

WILLOW BOOKS/AQUARIUS PRESS 2009

CLEVELAND STATE UNIVERSITY POETRY CENTER 2010

Poetry. Foreword by Afaa Michael Weaver. ARC & HUE explores the paradoxes of life in America’s past and present through the eyes of a biracial woman pondering the complexities of the world. This collection is also rich in musicality, a chorus of strong voices such as Billie Holiday, Tina Turner and Pablo Neruda. ARC & HUE was nominated for an American Book Award, a Pushcart Prize, an Anisfield-Wolf Award, and a Hurston Wright Legacy Award.

Poetry. Winner of the 2009 Cleveland State University Poetry Center Open Competition. A collection of prose poems that might be described as Franz Kafka and Frida Kahlo going out for a date at Coney Island. The book reflects what happens when you drop an American history textbook, an issue of People, and a short history of dreams into a blender.

Deborah Bogen let me open you a swan 978-1-932418-36-1, $17, paper, 88 pp.

John Bradley, Editor eatinG the pure liGht: homaGe to thomas mcGrath 978-1-935218-02-9, $20, paper, 156 pp.

ELIXIR PRESS 2010

THE BACKWATERS PRESS 2009

Poetry. LET ME OPEN YOU A SWAN is the winner of the 2009 Elixir Press Antivenom Poetry Award. Judge Michele Mitchell-Foust had this to say about the winning manuscript: “Deborah Bogen is the real thing, and she knows the power of beautiful language to stir and hypnotize, to get to the heart of the matter, but also to confuse the issue, to send the reader dreaming, so she slows her beauty down, roughs it up, breaths air into it, so the reader never dreams through the good parts.... What we have in Deborah Bogen’s LET ME OPEN YOU A SWAN is sublime poetry, the rare gift of a terrifying look into the shaping of a warrior poet and her work.”

Poetry. Prose. Eighty of Thomas McGrath’s former students and friends offer a moving tribute in poetry and prose to one of the seminal poet-teachers of the twentieth century. “To honor the poet and his poetry, this anthology was born. Some of the poems affectionately recall McGrath’s life. Other poems examine the world with his bite and wit. Read this book and see for yourself—the legacy of Thomas McGrath endures” —John Bradley.

B. H. Boston by all liGhts 978-1-893670-45-7, $15, paper, 64 pp. TEBOT BACH 2009

Poetry. “The Art lies in hiding the art, Horace teaches us, and B.H. Boston is a master of such concealment in poems that are spare and tight, that speak to us without patronizing of things that matter most in this life. I love the delicacy, tenderness and intimacy of pieces such as “I am Reading,” the faith and incantation of poems like “Processional,” and the mystical realism of “Apiary.” This book is about remembering and paying attention and healing and praising. Ultimately, it is about the human spirit—and it soars”—Ilya Kaminsky. Amanda J. Bradley hints and alleGations 978-1-935520-07-8, $14.95, paper, 80 pp. NYQ BOOKS 2009

Poetry. Amanda J. Bradley’s debut book of poems, HINTS AND ALLEGATIONS, takes the reader on an inward journey from a place of disturbance to a recovered equilibrium. These poems probe intense scenarios and emotional states, then step back to inquire what sense can be made of them. Delving for a purpose becomes a purpose in itself and ultimately reaffirms a life well examined. J. Bradley dodGinG traffic 978-0-9841025-2-5, $12, paper, 93 pp. AMPERSAND BOOKS 2009

Poetry. Loud, raucous, lively: J. Bradley’s poetry is widely published and admired, and, in this, his first collection, he brings the full bore of his trademark poetic styling and larger-than-life imagery. Lust, love, contempt, digust, parental guidance, and poetic revenge, crafted with unbridled imagination and unmistakable skill. Bradley’s poetry hearkens back to the times of childhood, when life was still interesting and imagination could bring cardboard boxes and discarded love affairs to life. DODGING TRAFFIC is equal parts laughter and loving insight.

Andrea Brady wildfire: a Verse essay on obscurity and illumination 978-1-928650-31-7, $15, paper, 80 pp. KRUPSKAYA 2010

Poetry. WILDFIRE is a verse essay. It is trying to persuade us, to recognize that certain catastrophes and felicities are not inevitable. It concerns the history of incendiary devices, of the evolution of Greek fire from a divine secret which could sustain or destroy empires, into white phosphorus and napalm; the elliptical fires of the pre-Socratics, Aristotle’s service to Alexander in the fashioning of pyrotechnics, the burning/blooming/ mating bodies of G. H. Schubert and the self-feeding crowds of Elias Canetti; mechanisms to project fire, to make it burn on water and stick to wood and skin, to keep it off the walls of the besieged towns, and what those mechanisms (projection and defense) have done to geometry; the courts of fire, the legal chamber and the hortus conclusus, and the margins of ambiguity where it is lobbed with impunity; embedded nuggets and embedded reporters, the discovery of the chemical element, industrial tragedy, the resistance of the matchgirls at Bryant & May, the corruption of Quaker capitalists, washing powder and toothpaste. It is an etiology of metaphors, “shake-n-bake” and whisky pete and phantom fury. It is also an argument about obscurity and illumination: WILDFIRE does both, smokes the bright air and singes the night with trajectories. And so an interrogation of writing practices which fume as much as they enlighten. Earl S. Braggs younGer than neil 978-1-934695-12-8, $20, paper, 166 pp. ANHINGA PRESS 2009

Poetry. African American Studies. “Nothing changes until it’s changed in everyone’s memories. Earl S. Braggs remembers and records his experience, protesting America’s attempt to make him smaller than these large, vivid, Kerouacian, music-saturated poems. The reader is returned, through repetition’s felicities—the epic extension of the moment of composition—inward to our national soul”—Alice Notley.

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POETRY, PROSE POETRY, CROSS-GENRE Matthew Brennan the house with the mansard roof 978-1-935218-10-4, $16, paper, 84 pp.

Laynie Browne mermaid’s purse 978-1-933132-08-2, $10, paper, 104 pp.

THE BACKWATERS PRESS 2009

SPUYTEN DUYVIL 2006

Poetry. “Matthew Brennan’s impressively wide-ranging new volume marks a major imaginative breakthrough for an already fine poet. Mixing personal memory and cultural history, Brennan’s poems incisively chronicle the joys, sorrows, and astonishments of a now vanished Twentieth Century America”—Dana Gioia.

Poetry. “As if each hypothesis were a parasol which slightly changed the light, Laynie Browne’s poems contain privileged messages from the spirit world that must be shielded from the direct rays of reality because such information might so easily disintegrate, remaining unrecognizable under the harsh glare and preoccupied manner of contemporary scrutiny. In their hushed, yet deliberate path, these works constitute a labyrinth, a gentle, ritual encircling of the tidal voice of alchemy; whose secrets are not offered to be revealed but to be reveled in, and then departed from, so that their unknowable nature may remain untouched, permitting us to leave transformed—and exhilarated” —Nick Piombino.

Melissa Broder when you say one thinG but mean your mother 978-0-9841025-4-9, $13.95, paper, 96 pp. AMPERSAND BOOKS 2010

Poetry. Who’s the queen of kundalini bloopers, Emily Dickinson’s attitude problem (that bitch) and California dreams? It’s Melissa Broder, who will charm your pants off and show you a little tough love in this vivid, witty first collection of poems. Each poem is artisan-crafted in controlled couplets, weighty triplets, tight syllabics and assonance that will take the top of your head off. But you won’t have the time to absorb the academic monkeyshine—so absorbed you’ll be on the flip side of Bat Mitzvah stress-syndrome, Aunt Sheila’s in Taos, vampires in absentia, and brand names, brand names, brand names. From junkie fetishism to a housewife with a special “thing” for laundry, Broder does dark with magnetic charisma and enchanting humor. Louis Daniel Brodsky by leaps and bounds: part two of the seasons of youth 978-1-56809-131-0, $15.95, paper, 69 pp. TIME BEING BOOKS 2009

Poetry. The second and third years of a child’s life are filled with the extraordinary ordinary events that are steppingstone rites of passage: learning to walk and speak; reveling in play and mischief; enduring the travails of illness; growing familiar with the world beyond the house, where dogs, rabbits, and fireflies mesmerize curious eyes; taking part in adventures with mom and dad—vacations, holidays, visits to grandparents. In this second book of a five-volume series about his children, Louis Daniel Brodsky chronicles the progress of his daughter, as she grows by leaps and bounds, and the evolution of his family, which is soon to grow as well, with the birth of a second child. Stacey Lynn Brown cradle sonG 978-1-60052-028-0, $14.95, paper, 70 pp. C&R PRESS 2009

Poetry. African American Studies. Stacey Lynn Brown’s voice contains multitudes, yet paradoxically sings a single “song” in this collection of southern-tinged monologues. C&R is honored to publish Brown’s wellcrafted, powerful and moving book, which was recently reviewed by Jenny Mueller in The St. Louis Post-Dispatch.



Laynie Browne the desires of letters 978-1-933996-19-6, $16.95, paper, 216 pp. COUNTERPATH PRESS 2010

Poetry. Fiction. Literary Nonfiction. Drama. “Motherhood and housewyfery and other worldly concerns of the female artist-provider ride rampant here in this bustling exploding book of prose & poem meditations. One of our best writers does it again“—Anne Waldman. Prose, verse, letters, and plays, THE DESIRES OF LETTERS is a searing commentary on writing, mothering, and the navigation of politics, community, and imagination. An homage to Bernadette Mayer’s The Desires of Mothers to Please Others in Letters, the book begins at the onset of the 2003 Iraq war and becomes “transformative... [in] its negotiation of the global and the domestic, beauty made bittersweet with annoyance and exhaustion, all that advice about how to raise a child and write at the same time”—Juliana Spahr. Marianne Aweagon Broyles the red window 978-0-9816693-1-1, $10.95, paper, 48 pp. WEST END PRESS 2008

Poetry. Native American Studies. In these poems, Marianne Broyles acknowledges the historic oppression of Native Americans and other peoples, tracking the painful consequences. She also focuses on the resilience and surviving spirit of the people themselves. Mild in manner but clear in statement, she offers a strong cure: confronting tribulation and sorrow, she finds cause for empathy, service, and hope. J. V. Brummels city at war 978-1-935218-07-4, $16, paper, 114 pp. THE BACKWATERS PRESS 2009

Poetry. In his seventh book of poetry, Brummels traverses lonesome pastures, gravel roads, divining trees, greedy cornfields, and a twisted, wasting country into the meat locker of hell and epiphany.

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POETRY, PROSE POETRY, CROSS-GENRE Thierry Brunet waste 978-1-935402-02-2, $16, paper, 82 pp.

Brigitte Byrd sonG of a liVinG room 978-1-934103-08-1, $17.50, paper, 96 pp.

BLAZEVOX BOOKS 2009

AHSAHTA PRESS 2009

Poetry. “A central, or maybe the central theme of this book is a matter of defining words, but what we have is hardly a dictionary. Instead, the idea is to underline or set up particular words within a context of subjective linguistic experience so that the ‘meanings’ created are protean, slippery, and endlessly suggestive. As words really are, in spite of any attempt to ‘define’ them. The numerous devices and methods used to set up the lexicon under examination are constantly variable and this process is one of the delights of the book. Part two takes this a step further, as it seems to be a kind of cyber-distillation of the processes in part one. In short, this book, with its contrasting mix of voices and points of views, is well worth investigating and re-investigating numerous times”—John M. Bennett.

Poetry. Invoking theorists, philosophers, and such poets as John Berryman and Lyn Hejinian, the poems of Brigitte Byrd’s third book ask the reader to follow a ribbon threaded among music, movies, poetics, and an unlinear sense of time. Its prose poems recount and deconstruct a relationship between two central characters experiencing this journey “Like an authentic vision. Like slipping into a Celtic knot. Like a new perception of space.” “Brigitte Byrd writes dense, lovely, provocative poems. Their prose forms and often rational diction are an entrancing shell game showing and shifting and showing again the true passion and lyricism of her work. In this way, she illuminates the eternal struggle that our minds and our bodies and our hearts are always engaged in with each other and with themselves. SONG OF A LIVING ROOM is a splendid collection”—Robert Olen Butler.

Elizabeth Bryant (neVertheless enjoyment 978-0-9792999-9-5, $13, paper, 74 pp. QUALE PRESS 2010

Poetry. “With vivid language that denies easily attained unambiguous and unlayered emotion, the pieces in (NEVERTHELESS ENJOYMENT examine and reexamine what satisfaction means through the lens of intimate experience. From ‘slumps in the middle where history is,’ to ‘the drab-colored female being more of a challenge,’ Elizabeth Bryant portrays details of the human condition in surprising and unsettling terms. Central to this work of serial prose poetry is the Lacanian psychoanalytic concept ‘jouissance,’ which is oftentimes loosely translated as ‘enjoyment.’ Bryant uses the word to convey not only pleasure, joy, achievement and satisfaction, but also fixation, difficulty, obstruction and conflict. This nuanced volume conveys the sense that a precise understanding of jouissance is elusive, and may be fully perceived only in hindsight. Showing the influence of writers such as Lyn Hejinian, Leslie Scalapino and Carla Harryman, Elizabeth Bryant’s direct prose provides evidence of an ever-present life force that is at once ineffable and brutally powerful”—Gian Lombardo. Suzanne Buffam the irrationalist 978-0-9822376-3-2, $14, paper, 104 pp. CANARIUM BOOKS 2010

Poetry. In acclaimed poet Suzanne Buffam’s second collection, her unusual range, formal rigor, and imaginative force are on full display as we are introduced to the wry meditations of a literary “irrationalist” who pursues her own poetic logic beyond the bounds of reason. Throughout the collection, in resolutely modern, rueful and eccentric lyrics, Buffam investigates the shifting grounds of knowledge while refusing to take any philosophical authority too seriously. Together, these poems compose a swift, durable, protean argument for the necessity of interior maps in a world that may be on the eve of extinction, but whose darkness is continually illuminated by a pyrotechnics of curiosity, candor, and wit.

Mairéad Byrne the best of (what’s left of) heaVen 978-0-9820813-5-8, $14.95, paper, 224 pp. PUBLISHING GENIUS PRESS 2010

Poetry. “Mairéad Byrne’s poems are moving microcosms in which a keen power of observation and playful imagination fuse with the minutiae of daily life to create small missives of quirky and insightful documentation. Her source material includes everything from the weather to credit card bills to news reports to human body parts to animal pelts and all of these seemingly disparate details amass into a kind of living, breathing envelope that holds the marrow of existence itself in all its harsh reality, weird surreality, absurdity, fragility, and occasional beauty. Often funny and sometimes sobering, Byrne’s work exposes the difficult-to-reconcile distractions, detritus, and rubble that surround us from all sides, but also culls glowing artifacts from such debris”—Juliet Cook. Rinaldo Caddeo siren’s sonG: selected poetry and prose, - 978-0-9823849-1-6, $20, paper, 283 pp. CHELSEA EDITIONS 2009

Poetry. Fiction. Bilingual Edition. Translated from the Italian by Adria Bernardi. “A beautiful investigation of the alternative to life and death, into the truth of tragicality, of understanding hard won, and of thought illuminated. A poetry for brain shocks, visions and encounters with elemental emblems of time and being: the moth, the bat, the infant, the statue, the tree, the hare, the leaf, the wind. One reads ‘Siren’s Song,’ ‘Foreigners,’ ‘The Wild Beast,’ and many other poems, with particular joy” —Giorgio Barberi-Squarotti. Heather Cadsby could be 978-1-894078-73-3, $19, paper, 80 pp. BRICK BOOKS 2009

Poetry. In COULD BE, each poem is a moment of engaged and isolated attention, prodding language, relationships, the mundane aspects of daily life, friendships and art. It asks how we use words, how we shape them and are in turn shaped by them. In many ways, then, this book is about how we construct our world through language, and how language unexpectedly shifts the terms on us. It is wry, funny, moving and at times disturbing. It will quietly assert itself, as so often language itself does, and will challenge readers to reconsider how they engage with words and world.

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POETRY, PROSE POETRY, CROSS-GENRE Arthur W. Campbell trial & error: the education of a freedom lawyer 978-0-9789597-4-6, $14, paper, 118 pp. POETIC MATRIX PRESS 2007

Poetry. Nominated for the Anisfield-Wolf Book Awards 2007. “Art Campbell provides us with brilliant flashes of insight into the mysterious workings of the legal system. His prose poems are heart-wrenching, powerful, compelling. As an insider, Campbell is in a unique position to provide vivid glimpses at the colorful characters on both sides of the law. His prose poems are full of compassion and a generosity of spirit. In sharing with us his `tales from the trenches,’ he reveals the heart and soul of a young trial lawyer”—Nancy Kim, lawyer and author of the critically acclaimed novel Chinhominey’s Secret. Edip Cansever dirty auGust 978-1-58498-067-4, $14.95, paper, 96 pp. TALISMAN HOUSE 2009

Poetry. Translated from the Turkish by Julia Clare Tillinghast and Richard Tillinghast. Edip Cansever is an existential poet, not a historical poet. He seldem refers to his city’s history, almost never mentions Istanbul’s mosques, fountains and so on that Orhan Pamuk invokes, though perhaps it is to the city’s disappearing grandeur that he glancingly alludes when he writes in “Precipice” of “A slowly burning brick barn / Hung with crystal chandeliers,” as an analogy to how one’s personality uses itself up in order to be reborn as something new: “I am passing out of my original form / by consuming it.” Ashley Capes steppinG oVer seasons 978-1-921479-32-8, $18, paper, 64 pp.

Alvaro Cardona-Hine and George Kalamaras the recumbent Galaxy 978-0-9815010-7-9, $19.95, paper, 145 pp. C&R PRESS 2010

Poetry. Art. This collaborative collection of poems by Alvaro Cardona-Hine and George Kalamaras also includes cover art and five additional paintings (reproduced in color) by Cardona-Hine, who—besides being a poet—is a noted visual artist who (with his wife Barbara) owns and operates the Cardona-Hine Gallery in Truchas, New Mexico. “Kalamaras & CardonaHine dance an Aleteo—a poetics of fluttering back/forward & into/ against spiritual paths. The koans of Zen, the parables of Kafka & the doubles of Borges boom-crash & whirl with intimacy & Bigmind—memory, desire & investigation, a mad rush toward the bliss of the Void. Yet, there is a contrapuntal friendship amiably floating & laughing into ‘electrical storms’ of history. Emperor Mu, Wittgenstein & ‘a taxidermist from Toledo named Tom’ border-cross into each other. There is love. Suddenly, impossibly—an unnamable someone kisses your hands as you read. A timely & revolutionary collaboration”—Juan Felipe Herrera. Julie Carr  notes on Violence 978-1-934103-11-1, $19, paper, 120 pp. AHSAHTA PRESS 2010

Poetry. The 2009 Sawtooth Poetry Prize, selected by Rae Armantrout, is Julie Carr’s provocative 100 NOTES ON VIOLENCE. Carr obsessively researches intimate terrorism, looking everywhere from Whitman and Dickinson to lists of phobias and weapon-store catalogs for answers. This book is a dream-document both of light and innocence—babies and the urge to protect them—and of giving in to a wrenching darkness, where despair lies in the very fact that no single factor is to blame.

INTERACTIVE PUBLICATIONS 2010

Poetry. STEPPING OVER SEASONS artfully depicts the finer details of life, encapsulating change within people and places as the seasons unfurl. In “Overlook,” Capes argues that it’s much easier for great poets to romanticise the world’s most classic cities by poetically and playfully ridiculing his own not-so-romantic Australian hometown. Asserting that, in this digital age, everything can be recorded in some way, the poem “Late Night” claims there is no longer a need for people to appreciate things “in the moment.” Brenda Cárdenas boomeranG 978-1-931010-53-5, $12, paper, 112 pp. BILINGUAL PRESS 2009

Poetry. Latino/Latina Studies. In BOOMERANG, Brenda Cárdenas creates a vibrant, syncretic space open to many voices, perspectives, and tongues. Here, whatever is made is in motion. Cárdenas casts a line of English, and it returns to her in Spanish. She spins lyrically taut free verse; sculpts prose poems, sapphics, and sonnets; and punches the rhythms of spoken word in what Juan Felipe Herrera has called “a sonic calligraphy, handthrown spirals of spirit.” Whether telling stories of displaced peoples and places, responding to Chicano art, or meditating on language itself, Cárdenas strikes a deliberately tenuous balance between self-assurance and loss, all the while on a journey toward the interconnectedness that she calls home.



Wolfgang Carstens crudely mistaKen for life 978-0-9811844-6-3, $15.50, paper, 98 pp. EPIC RITES PRESS 2010

Poetry. “Wolfgang Carstens debuts here with a rock-solid collection of poems where you can sense the presence of the viscera under the blood-coated muscle that is the text. And yet the poems are surprisingly gentle and nostalgic sometimes, sometimes angry, sometimes philosophical, sometimes funny. Not so much a traditional anthology of poems as a manifesto and statement of intent combined with a dissertation on life and the sort of things that are deserving in it, love, loyalty, and the forgotten child inside. Poems to read in all seasons, but especially when winter storms howl outside”—David McLean. Jefferson Carter my Kind of animal 978-0-925904-83-6, $12, paper, 36 pp. CHAX PRESS 2009

Poetry. “Some much depends upon Jefferson Carter, Hero of the Humiliated, Mensch of the Unmentionable. No longer can we shun the rumor that he is indeed the long-awaited love child of Rimbaud, Jim Morrison, and Sarah Silverman, such is this poet’s unerring irreverence”—William Pitt Root.

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POETRY, PROSE POETRY, CROSS-GENRE Stacy Cartledge within the space between 978-1-933132-51-8, $16, paper, 88 pp. SPUYTEN DUYVIL 2009

Poetry. “The zoom function of Cartledge’s poetic sequences renders the intimate cosmological and the cosmological intimate: ‘the way that small space /contains a whole world.’ Equally at home among fractal logics as beside the histories of myth and religion, this is a learned and urgent writing which at its best is a welcome antidote to some of the more orthodox ironies of recent poetry”—Keith Tuma. C. P. Cavafy half an hour & other poems 978-0-9547603-1-1, $19.50, paper, 50 pp. STOP PRESS 2008

Poetry. LGBT Studies. Translated from the Greek by George Economou. “C.P. Cavafy lived simultaneously in two worlds and refused to choose between them in terms of language, ethnicity, society, culture, or history. His poetry continues to inspire new translations because the Alexandrian writer, who reveled in ambiguity and undecidability, was a master of double meaning. George Economou can capture this unique artistic and moral tension, since he too has retained many double identities: he is both Greek and American, he knows both Greek and English, he is a poet and painter, scholar and translator, teacher and editor, student of both ancient and modern literature. Drawing on his own dualities, Economou fashions a series of intricate translations that keep all the double binds of the Greek original alive. Readers will feel compelled to return to them often”—Vassilis Lambropoulos, C.P. Cavafy Professor of Modern Greek, University of Michigan. With illustrations by Sissy Chrysochoou, Margarita Gelada, Eleana Haviaras, and Aliki Moutousi. Grace Cavalieri and Sabine Pascarelli the poet’s cooKbooK 978-1-59954-011-5, $12, paper, 143 pp. BORDIGHERA PRESS 2009

Poetry. Tuscan Cooking. Recipes and poetry recipes from Tuscany; poems by Italian and American poets in both Italian in English, translated by Sabine Pascarelli. Featured poets: Karren LaLonde Alenier, Cecily Angleton, David Budbill, Andrea Hollander Budy, Anne Caston, Jenny D’Angelo, Tina Daub, Moira Egan, Jean Emerson, Emily Ferrara, Nan Fry, Maria Mazziotti Gillan, Michael S. Glaser, Barbara Goldberg, Patricia Gray, Carole Wagner Greenwood, Rod Jellema, Diane Lockward, Calder Lowe, Judy Neri, Linda Pastan, Alexis Rotella, Carly Sachs, Vivian Shipley, Rose Solari, Christine Sostarich, Katherine Williams, and Ernie Wormwood. Sasha Pimentel Chacon insides she swallowed 978-0-9816693-8-0, $13.95, paper, 80 pp. WEST END PRESS 2009

Poetry. Asian American Studies. Passionate and sensuous, these poems address both mind and body. The young Filipina poet proceeds with a sure understanding of the power of images to confront the instability of the world around her. Family, growth and decay, the politics of liberation are reflected with intensity.

Robin Chapman and Jeri McCormick, Editors loVe oVer : an antholoGy of women’s poems 978-0-932412-87-4, $16.95, paper, 126 pp. MAYAPPLE PRESS 2010

Poetry. This diverse anthology includes work by more than 80 poets, both well-known (Ruth Stone, Maxine Kumin, Marge Piercy, Lisel Mueller, the late Lucille Clifton, and more) and relatively unknown, all over the age of 60. These poems speak of love in particular lives and details. Some loves can be categorized—the eros of falling in love, the philia of close friendship; the affectionate bonds of family and familiars; agape’s compassionate loving-kindness—and these are all explored here. There are also poems about a passion for a calling; plain old-fashioned lust; sensual delight in life’s pleasures; tenderness, devotion, and concern. Each poet in this collection writes out of her real experience, belonging to this historical time, from a vast array of loving (or nonloving) exchanges—and so each reader will find individual patterns, nuances, and voices. Rene Char stone lyre: poems of rene char 978-1-932195-78-1, $16.95, paper, 124 pp. TUPELO PRESS 2010

Poetry. Bilingual Edition. Translated from the French by Nancy Naomi Carlson. “Early Surrealist, resistance fighter, anti-nuclear activist, and exquisite poet, Rene Char is at the heart of 20th century French poetry.... Carlson gives English-language readers a real sense of Char’s depth and breadth. And her masterful translations catch the barely contained drama that gives Char’s work such tension and presence”—Cole Swensen. Kim Chinquee pretty 978-1-935210-13-9, $16, paper, 128 pp. WHITE PINE PRESS 2010

Poetry. “There is always a roiling subtext beneath the seemingly placid surfaces and tones of Chinquee’s pieces, a dichotomy which speaks to deep truths about the human condition. Kim Chinquee is a true artist with a true vision, and PRETTY is a brilliant book” —Robert Olen Butler. Don Mee Choi the morninG news is excitinG 978-0-9799755-6-1, $16, paper, 120 pp. ACTION BOOKS 2010

Poetry. Asian American Studies. “Cameraman, run to my twin twin zone. A girl’s exile excels beyond excess. Essence excels exile. Something happens to the wanted girl. Nothing happens to the unwanted girl. The morning news is exciting.” A debut volume from poet, translator, artist and activist Don Mee Choi. Here translation, aberration, mobility and movement corrupt the wouldbe verities of the world’s hegemonic codes. “Choi translates feminist politics into an experimental poetry that demilitarizes, deconstructs, and decolonizes any master narrative.”—Craig Santos Perez . Michael Cirelli Vacations on the blacK star line 978-1-934909-20-1, $18, paper, 96 pp. HANGING LOOSE PRESS 2010

Poetry. “This collection refuses to be pinned into a corner and has enough corazon to face taboo square in the eye. This is Einstein mixed with Wu-Tang-thought experiments gone wild, the if/then proposition combusting into something brave and new. Cirelli is a nasty (like badass like whoa) poet. Believe that” —Willie Perdomo.

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POETRY, PROSE POETRY, CROSS-GENRE Paula Cisewski Ghost farGo 978-0-9822645-7-7, $14.95, paper, 80 pp.

Tom Clark somethinG in the air 978-1-84861-108-5, $17, paper, 128 pp.

NIGHTBOAT BOOKS 2010

SHEARSMAN BOOKS 2010

Poetry. Nightboat Poetry Prize Winner 2010, selected by Franz Wright. Paula Cisewski guides us through a landscape that resonates with the fugitive and far-gone, the ghosts of what Whitman calls our “go-befores.” A brother vanishes, and gives rise to a second city of the mind, in which “the dead and the missing” remain citizens, in which Keats’s negative capability is the sheriff in town. Cisewski constructs a swaggering, tender, Carneyesque Fargo of the mind (“Do we love Heaven more than God?”), a place that relentlessly arrests and releases our loved ones. This is a book of poems that fares forever forward, quixotic, in the fullest sense of the word: picaresque, curious, errant, and hilarious. In a midwestern odyssey at once metaphysical and emphatically real, Cisewski confronts (as Nancy Cunard once wrote) “every windmill in a landscape of windmills.”

Poetry. The American poet/critic Bill Knott, speaking of Tom Clark’s new work, has pointed to “the flow, the melodic momentum, the words in their intricate meaning(s), it’s all done with such subtle touches, [the poet] in perfect control of his technique.” Clark writes of “how the film over words/Loses its toxic power in certain lights...” This new clearer, more candid illumination— from which “the skin of empire drifts off/Like a poison that’s evaporated”—he would discover in the imagination of a pure poetic state of dream, reverie and play, emerging palpably out of the “slipstream blankness” of the empty canvas/page and out of the things of an immediate human and natural world. A poet of original vision and gentle, careful word-shaping, Clark allows his images to merge and converge toward a resolution in which flow is not arrested but pauses to take thought; the images take over the controls and “do the talking,” almost as if they had a mind of their own. What a relief when that happens, the poet confesses; he just follows along and tries to stay out of the way of whatever it is they seem to want to be saying. And when the elements of image and sound and sense do then mysteriously come together in the moment, as Clark here proposes, “A point is fixed...”

Jeanne E. Clark Gorrill’s orchard 978-0-9793745-5-5, $16, paper, 110 pp. BEAR STAR PRESS 2010

Poetry. “Mercy is a lie, is a lie, is a li- / lac cutting from the neighbor’s ancient bush. / My hands are his secret.” These lines, from the opening poem in GORRILL’S ORCHARD, hint at the book’s overall enterprise, which is the fashioning of pain into something closer to release, a transformation that generously includes—indeed, is made possible by—the dogs Clark has rescued and helped rehabilitate for the past several years. “Chainlink, shit, and stone— / prison and home. Fierce sunlight. / Tin bucket spilled.” So goes one of the haikus within a haibun about a dog named Pilot, brought shaking from a shelter to Clark’s home near an almond orchard in Northern California. Over the course of the book, the reader comes to see that the work of the orchard, its blossoming, fruiting, and harvest, mirrors the work of the poet and her several charges.

BLAZEVOX BOOKS 2010

Poetry. “Pretty much exactly like Tom Thumb’s Blues, Mr. Clark goes on as ever letting his sensibility seep like rain through all the great American vernacular sites— film noir, baseball, the shore, dreams—and the result is a sequence of utterances that feel both timeless and inexhaustibly resonant”—Jonathan Lethem.

Tom Clark the new world 978-0-9752993-7-1, $10, paper, 60 pp.

John Clarke the Gloucester sonnets of december  978-1-880631-18-8, $12, paper, 24 pp.

LIBELLUM BOOKS 2010

SHUFFALOFF/ETERNAL NETWORK 2009

Poetry. In this book of new poems, we find veteran master Tom Clark at the top of his form. In a new twist on lyric possibility, Clark trains his limpid style and eye on current street life in Berkeley, California. Clark’s observational skill is informed by acute social critique and most significantly a heightened sense of time’s rapid passage. There is personal history here, too, in poems to Philip Whalen and Robert Duncan. Youth, seen in retrospect, works up to present tense; ultimate doubts as it ends, or seems to. “Time’s arrow, Orfeo, never turns around, / So don’t look back...”

Poetry. Limited Edition of 99 copies. A noted poet, jazz musician and scholar of William Blake and Charles Olson, John “Jack” Clarke was the author of several books of poetry, essays and lectures, among them “From Feathers To Iron” (1987) and “In The Analogy,” published posthumously in 1997 [Clarke passed away in 1992]. The latter title, a collection of more than 200 sonnets, stands as the culmination of Clarke’s lifework in poetry. As director of the Institute of Further Studies (founded in 1965 with George F. Butterick, Fred Wah, and Albert Glover), he oversaw the series A Curriculum of the Soul. He taught for twenty-nine years at the State University of New York at Buffalo. From 1989 to 1991 he edited intent: letter of talk, thinking, and document. In 1989 he was awarded the Ohioanna Poetry Award from the Ohio Library Association (Clarke was a native of Ohio) and in 1991, the prestigious Artists Fellowship for Poetry presented by the New York Foundation for the Arts.

Tom Clark trans/Versions 978-0-9752993-8-8, $10, paper, 15 pp. LIBELLUM BOOKS 2010

Poetry. Here, Clark pays homage to poetic masters who have informed his paths in verse. There are translations of or homages to Baudelaire, Rimbaud, Mallarme, Reverdy, Vallejo, and Brecht. A coherent and yet surprising text, the ultimate desert island grouping; these could take the lover of technique and innuendo a long, long way. Birds feature in several of the poems, not least Baudelaire’s image of the albatross as metaphor for the poet: capable of majestic flights but out of sorts when brought down to earth.



Tom Clark feelinG for the Ground 978-1-935402-96-1, $16, paper, 108 pp.

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POETRY, PROSE POETRY, CROSS-GENRE John Clarke Good lonely day 978-1-935218-06-7, $16, paper, 103 pp.

Marcel Cohen walls (anamneses) 978-1-934029-05-3, $10, paper, 92 pp.

THE BACKWATERS PRESS 2009

BLACK SQUARE EDITIONS/BROOKLYN RAIL 2009

Poetry. “John Clarke writes beautifully about the natural world, about marshes, orchards, blackbirds, deer, a onefooted pheasant, or the arrival of ‘first snow / tapping its small canes.’ His poems, like the country night sky to which he often calls our attention, glitter with fine detail, are compact and tightly tuned with a Zen-like clarity of line. GOOD LONELY DAY is essentially about watching that leads to seeing, about inner and outer weather. Clarke’s poems register both the small and immense changes that seasons, days, and hours bring; they are a source of beauty and wisdom that invite a reader to return”—Peter Makuck.

Poetry. Translated from the French by Brian Evenson and Joanna Howard. “A compendium of aphoristic passages, a flipbook of presences and absences, an exquisitely minimalist travelogue-cum-commonplace book, a remembrance of things past by way of the fragment: it is difficult to categorize this text, which was originally published in 1979, but it is quite easy to appreciate its grave acumen and elegance”—Michael Leong. Norma Cole  facts No ISBN, $8, paper, 48 pp. A+BEND PRESS 2009

Mia Barkan Clarke tea with nana 978-0-89304-479-4, $17.50, paper, 96 pp. 978-0-89304-478-7, $35, cloth, 96 pp. CROSS-CULTURAL COMMUNICATIONS 2009

Poetry. TEA WITH NANA is a book of paintings and poems, created throughout the life of woman, who from an early childhood on Long Island, was surrounded by the paintings of her artist mother and the poetry books of her poet-publisher father. This book is an exploration of her inner and outer mind, local and international, through English and several other languages (Hebrew, French, Italian). In a very real sense this book is a crosscultural journey from birth and childhood, girlhood, teenhood, to maturation as a extraordinarily sensitive and thoughtful woman, a lover-wife and a mother, as well as a daughter, granddaughter, greatgranddaughter, sister, daughter-in-law, cousin, friend, teacher, and therapist. Her range is from Eve to Sister of the World, from her Jewish culture, through the world cultures that include the Armenian, the Sicilian, and the Blackfoot. This book is an exploration of Woman in all her phases and history, from the Beginning to the Present with a view towards the Future. In a very real sense this book is the saga of a woman who is Everywoman. Allison Cobb Green-wood 978-1-60001-067-5, $15, paper, 166 pp. 978-1-60001-068-2, $30, cloth, 166 pp.

Poetry. In the wake of Norma Cole’s recent WHERE SHADOWS WILL: SELECTED POEMS 1988-2008 (City Lights Publishers, 2009), this new chapbook shows that this highly admired writer has no intention of slowing down. The book is a series of untitled, delicate, delightful poems of generally three (sometimes four) stanzas of generally two (sometimes three or more) lines. 14000 FACTS will be treasured equally by Cole completists and new students of her work: “atoms existing in / unparalleled worlds //as if to turn their / eyes from particular / stars.” Cathy Colman beauty’s tattoo 978-1-893670-41-9, $15, paper, 68 pp. TEBOT BACH 2009

Poetry. “Although the realms of dream and desire permeate the poems in Cathy Colman’s ravishing new collection, BEAUTY’S TATTOO, it is the way experience itself marks us that this book so powerfully envisions. Cathy Colman shows us how living leaves the evidence of its passage along the lengths of our bodies, both without, and within. The many poems cast as letters in this collection are emblematic of one of the book’s central ambitions—to establish a potent, rock-solid bridge of intimacy between the poet and her readers. Cathy Colman’s exquisite poems are epistles to the past, reflections upon the future, and heartbreaking meditations upon the metaphysics of daily transcendence. This is a book to treasure” —David St. John.

FACTORY SCHOOL 2010

Poetry. Nonfiction. Allison Cobb wanders Brooklyn’s famous nineteenth-century Green-Wood Cemetery and discovers that its 500 acres—hills and ponds, trees and graves—mirror the American landscape: a place marked by greed, war, and death, but still pulsing with life. The book is a testament to what survives and an elegy for what is lost, the long dead, the landscape itself, but especially those who died in the Twin Towers and in the United States’ ongoing wars. Marcia Cohee story 978-1-893670-34-1, $15, paper, 78 pp. TEBOT BACH 2009

Poetry. “With consistent dignity, Marcia Cohee explores several worlds in her new book STORY: nature, mythology, and personal experience—especially the realm of serious illness, which elicits from this poet a large and ferocious maturity. Cohee‘s beautifully observed imagery, her highly polished craft, her emotional depth belong to a seasoned poet who earns our respect on every page. This new book is a remarkable effort, worthy of reading—and re-reading— for a long time to come”—Holly Prado.

Gillian Conoley the plot Genie 978-1-890650-42-1, $14.95, paper, 136 pp. OMNIDAWN 2009

Poetry. THE PLOT GENIE—in its momentum, imagistic vitality, and cinematic and often improvisational arc— resembles the movement of a film more than of a poetry collection. Rich in scene, spanning and recombining a wellspring of story—both visual and literary, old and new—into a simultaneous present, these poems also examine our culture’s endless hunger for and production of narrative. THE PLOT GENIE culls and questions what it is that holds any narrative together, and exposes some of the ways that characters behave and take shape when inhabiting a construct created by ideas. At its core, this collection looks at the ways in which we are recreated, inspired, aroused, and persuaded by the power of the stories that we listen to, tell each other, and find ourselves within, searching for human enchantment and meaning.

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POETRY, PROSE POETRY, CROSS-GENRE CAConrad and Frank Sherlock the city real & imaGined 978-1-60001-073-6, $15, paper, 100 pp. 978-1-60001-074-3, $30, cloth, 100 pp. FACTORY SCHOOL 2010

Poetry. Wander with CAConrad and Frank Sherlock through this psychogeographical poem. Experience peoples’ histories and magical traditions rooted in the first capital of the American possible—the city of Philadelphia. Visit landmarks that remain standing, revisit citizens that live on in memory, and participate in the future mappings of your city yet to be realized —the city real and imagined. Clark Coolidge the act of proVidence 978-0-9708763-7-9, $24.95, paper, 237 pp. COMBO BOOKS 2010

Poetry. “Clark Coolidge’s THE ACT OF PROVIDENCE is the first book since Ashbery’s Flowchart to remind me of the particular pleasure reading once was. It is as if Dylan Thomas and Jack Kerouac danced together in the cemetery of Spoon River in the light of a projected image of Joe Brainard flickering on fleeting clouds, while teaching the intricate steps to the ghost of Maximus” —Tom Raworth. Joseph S. Cooper autobioGraphy of a stutterer 978-1-934289-29-7, $14, paper, 101 pp. BLAZEVOX BOOKS 2006

Poetry. “Joseph S. Cooper writes where the body does not exactly say yes but where it wants something else. By this I mean the bodies he is making are profoundly wild: propelled by phonetic imperatives and breaks in the deep structure that could be described as aberrant, but which I prefer to think of as delicious. What is a mouth and where is it going? I read his work as a future for the tongue, whether that’s English, pre-English or the English that’s dismayed and privately ashamed (in a good way) to find itself in such proximity to the teeth. I suggest wearing a gum-shield. I suggest serving Jell-O to your guests. Joseph S. Cooper is a genius and, to find out how the party really got going, I suggest you open this amazing, completely frightening book” —Bhanu Kapil. Jon Cotner and Andy Fitch ten walKs/two talKs 978-1-933254-67-8, $14, paper, 88 pp. UGLY DUCKLING PRESSE 2010

Poetry. Literary Nonfiction. TEN WALKS/TWO TALKS updates the meandering and meditative form of Basho’s travel diaries. Mapping twenty-first–century New York, Cotner and Fitch tap their predecessor’s collaborative tendencies in order to construct a descriptive/dialogic fugue. The book combines a series of sixty-minute, sixty-sentence walks around Manhattan and a pair of dialogues about walking—one of which takes place during a late-night “philosophical” ramble through Central Park.



Sheila Cowing jacKrabbit hiGhways 978-1-935218-03-6, $16, paper, 84 pp. THE BACKWATERS PRESS 2009

Poetry. “These are brave and mature poems, facing divorce and aging even as they revel in the natural world, particularly that of the high desert. The book encompasses the sweep of personal and geographical time from the shift of tectonic plates to neolithic cave painters to the latest visit of a finch to a feeder. Imagination and verve are both praised and embodied in language that is by turns gorgeous and stark and always apt to the observation—whether it be of bees pollinating skunk cabbage or cranes descending to a marsh, to the seductiveness of succumbing to bipolar swings. In her ode to duende and other poems, Cowing asks the reader to ‘consider that your life needs only longing/to be absorbed in something entire.’ This injunction is borne in her poetry, which is rooted in passion and blossoms in imagination” —Donald Levering. Curtis L. Crisler pullinG scabs 978-0-9819208-5-6, $16, paper, 106 pp. WILLOW BOOKS/AQUARIUS PRESS 2009

Poetry. African American Studies. “Just when contemporary poetry seems headed for a repetitive rut of slickly confessional, self-indulgent drivel, Curtis Crisler’s fierce and unapologetic stanzas shatter a window to let the air in. This is biting, innovative work that refuses to allow the reader to turn away. If you need any proof that poetry still has a future, look here. Here is the sign we’ve been waiting for”—Patricia Smith. Barbara Crooker more 978-1-936196-00-5, $14.95, paper, 68 pp. C&R PRESS 2010

Poetry. “Rarely has a book of poems been as aptly titled as Barbara Crooker’s MORE. Propelled by her hunger for beauty and language, she flies in low over human experience, noticing every gesture, every flavor, every nuance of color and light. Whether she is pondering a spill of salt or stepping into a painting by Hopper, Crooker never for one second lets us forget what it is to be alive and how many ways we have been given to express our gratitude for this simple fact. ‘How did all this loveliness / spring from the dark?’ she asks in one poem. I don’t know the answer, but by the time I finished reading this book, I could only agree with its final sentence: ‘I want all this to last’” —Sue Ellen Thompson Jen Currin the inQuisition yours 978-1-55245-230-1, $14.95, paper, 96 pp. COACH HOUSE BOOKS 2010

Poetry. In her ambitious follow-up to HAGIOGRAPHY, acclaimed poet Jen Currin continues her unique exploration of the surrealist lyric, constructing a strong case that, in these frightening times, it may be the best poetic mode for capturing the complexities of lived experience. In tongues alternately vulnerable, defiant, resigned, and hopeful, THE INQUISITION YOURS speaks to the atrocities of our time—war, environmental destruction, terrorism, cancer, and the erosion of personal rights—fashioning a tenuous bridge between the political and the personal. Trying to make sense of a world where even language is “a danger,” Currin’s poems reject the old storylines in favor of a vigilant awareness, and wonder what might happen if we “change the feared penmanship” and embrace a narrative that empowers everyone.

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POETRY, PROSE POETRY, CROSS-GENRE Renate Da Rin, Editor silent solos: improVisers speaK 978-3-00-030557-3, $34, paper, 176 pp.

Alan Davies a hundred posters 978-0-9825495-1-3, $16, CD, pp.

BUDDY’S KNIFE JAZZEDITION 2010

FAUX PRESS & OTHER PUBLICATIONS 2010

Literary Nonfiction. Fiction. Poetry. Music. The new project by the Cologne publisher buddy’s knife jazzedition is quite sensational: SILENT SOLOS: IMPROVISERS SPEAK presents texts by 50 accomplished and internationally known avant-garde jazz musicians, active primarily on the downtown New York music scene. Within are spiritual expressions, sensuous encounters, homage to and remembrance of past heroes, homespun homilies, and pithy manifestos from several of our most creative artists sharing a common characteristic: dedication to their craft. SILENT SOLOS presents texts by Leena Conquest, Jayne Cortez, Charles Gayle, Gunter Hampel, Oliver Lake, Yusef Lateef, Sabir Mateen, Nicole Mitchell, William Parker, Larry Roland, Matthew Shipp, Warren Smith, Lisa Sokolov, David S. Ware, and many others.

Poetry. Magazine. CD-ROM. In the mid 1970s Alan Davies edited forty issues of the influential magazine A HUNDRED POSTERS. Approximately one hundred poets were published, many more than once, with some represented by single-author issues. The magazine was for a time representative of the Boston poetry scene; it later went on to publish poets from many backgrounds, including substantial amounts of work by some of the best known Language poets. Among those whose work appeared are Allen Ginsberg, John Wieners, Anne Waldman, Andrei Codrescu, Larry Eigner, Hannah Weiner, Ron Silliman, and Susan Howe. The importance of the authors published makes this reissue more than a document of the past; it provides a solid indication of poetic directions available in the present, and for the future.

Michael Daley moonliGht in the redemptiVe forest 978-1-929355-62-4, $16, paper, 112 pp.

Jon Davis preliminary report 978-1-55659-315-4, $15, paper, 96 pp.

PLEASURE BOAT STUDIO 2010

COPPER CANYON PRESS 2010

Poetry. Book with accompanying CD. Michael Daley’s MOONLIGHT IN THE REDEMPTIVE FOREST drives a stake into the heart of complacency. Its theme is war, though not warfare. From spoken and unspoken minefields in drug-addled families of America, from final solutions at Auschwitz and Eastern Europe, the savage firebombing of Tokyo, the poems depict survivors and victims with compassion and, ultimately, hope. Its longest poem evokes in narrative form a legend from Daley’s South Boston Irish heritage, where poverty and suspicion overshadowed innocence. These poems should be heard—a CD, with music by Brad Killion, comes with the book—and savored for their crisp and daring language; not paeans to the virtuous triumphant, these are songs of the wounded who sing in their chains.

Poetry. Punctuated by subversive humor, verbal theatrics, and moments of strange, luminous beauty, Davis’s clear, unsentimental poems are meditations and mediations on contemporary existence and the unreliability of language, emotions, and the memory to gather it all in. “Davis is as good as DeLillo at playing off our internal hunger for meaning against surface senselessness. And Davis catches the surface brilliantly”—American Book Review.

Lightsey Darst find the Girl 978-1-56689-244-5, $16, paper, 88 pp. COFFEE HOUSE PRESS 2010

Poetry. From Snow White to the Yde Girl and Helen of Troy to JonBenet, this lurid and lyrical debut explores the transition from girlhood to womanhood and America’s almost pornographic fascination with missing and exploited children. “FIND THE GIRL is a book of poems as urgent as its title.... Here we have an important new poetic voice, one that fully earns Louis Zukofsky’s observation that, in poetry, `The story must exist in each word or it cannot go on’”—Laura Kasischke, author of The Life Before Her Eyes.

Travis Wayne Denton the burden of speech 978-0-9815010-8-6, $14.95, paper, 80 pp. C&R PRESS 2009

Poetry. “Travis Denton’s THE BURDEN OF SPEECH is an astonishing debut collection by a poet both accessible and original, funny and dead serious. It’s very hard to make poetry seem like a man talking intensely to you across a table. Denton can do this and much, much more. Take this book everywhere with you!”—Thomas Lux. “In the world described here, each of us is at least two people, like the man who’s pretty sure he murdered someone, only he can’t remember who. Smart, rueful, and lashed together with a wit that cuts like piano wire, these poems say that speech is a burden, sure, but that’s only because there’s so much to say. We’re lucky to have Travis Wayne Denton do the talking for us”—David Kirby.

Ryan J. Davidson under what stars 978-0-9841025-1-8, $10, paper, 92 pp. AMPERSAND BOOKS 2009

Poetry. Ryan Davidson’s male protagonists are affable and messy as Charles Bukowski’s, if only Bukowski left Los Angeles more often. From Hong Kong to Venice, Harlem to Belgrade, readers will be introduced to a string of love affairs: the Sarahs of many continents. In the vein of Tony Hoagland, Davidson’s poems are tangential gestures that both tell a story and transcend the subject. The poems aren’t just about the girls themselves, but where they fall in and out of place and time.

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POETRY, PROSE POETRY, CROSS-GENRE Regina Derieva alien matter: new and selected poems 978-1-933132-22-8, $10, paper, 104 pp.

Sandra Doller chora 978-1-934103-12-8, $17.50, paper, 128 pp.

SPUYTEN DUYVIL 2006

AHSAHTA PRESS 2010

Poetry. Translated from the Russian by Alan Shaw, Robert Reid, Richard McKane, Andrey Gritsman, Peter France, Kevin Carey, and Ilya Bernstein. Edited by Hildred Crill. “The poetry of Regina Derieva is an outstanding and unusual phenomenon. It corresponds to the poetical experience of Mandelstam, Tsvetaeva, and Brodsky, and at the same time keeps pace not only with contemporary Russian but also perhaps world literature. Regina Derieva is a modern poet who employs not only traditional but also free verse. Yet she writes out of time, or rather, in the time of the Old Testament and Revelations. While reading Regina Derieva’s poems, it occurred to me that tradition is something greater than only poetic tradition. Her poetic creations call to mind the Word—Psalms and Prophets, and especially the parables of the Gospels. Following elevated models, Regina Derieva sets in motion secret resources of speech, discovering its paradoxical nature. Lively beat of dictionary, unexpected substitution of notions and interchange of bitterly re-interpreted quotations give her poetry profundity, and quite often, epigrammatical precision. Her images are rather capricious and elusive, at first sight even accidental; but this is deceptive accidention, which is only the other side of necessity” —Tomas Venclova, professor of Slavic Languages and Literature at Yale University and contributor to The New York Review of Books and The New Republic.

Poetry. Sandra Doller’s tricky, sly language comes at you sideways, full of coinages and puns, and is obsessed with lines: the highways and train tracks that cross deserts; lines from jokes and ghost stories; and lines of influence—Gertrude Stein implicitly, and H.D. explicitly. Doller is not concerned with the complete or the perfect; she shows us the torn edge of notebook paper, “the american wastrel” in a yellow dress, and characters who plead, in a reversal of Goethe’s last words, for “no more light.”

Stephen Dobyns winter’s journey 978-1-55659-305-5, $15, paper, 80 pp. COPPER CANYON PRESS 2010

Poetry. In extended prose poems, poet and best-selling novelist Stephen Dobyns employs everything from Atlantic seascapes to werewolf dreams to explore issues public and private. By turns tough and tender, Dobyns’ plainspoken poems create and reflect a worldview full of possibilities. He contrasts the quotidian with the exalted, always delivered in a precise, familiar voice. Daily walks become meditations on politics, philosophy, literature, and the larger considerations of existence and being. “[Dobyns’ poetry] has a somber, eccentric beauty not quite like anything else around these days”—The New York Times Book Review. Ben Doller dead ahead 978-1-934200-35-3, $16, paper, 80 pp. FENCE BOOKS 2010

Poetry. In his third book, Ben Doller troubles the blast zone where evolution and manifest destiny collide. Working from primary sources including Captain William Dampier’s pirate narratives and the Widow Ching legend (as immortalized by Borges), DEAD AHEAD develops a semi-psychological narrative along the lines of description, variation, embodiment, and pastiche/ ”piracy.” While Dampier is (in)famous for both his practical and linguistic piracy—stealing words into the English language such as “barbecue” and “avocado”— the Widow Ching famously commandeered the pirate fleet of her husband yet ultimately relinquished her power in response to nature’s signs and portents. Doller sets about bringing these sources together in a 21st-century collagist text, a critique of language, naturalness, and empowerment. With meditations on common, colonizing objects—such as the porch, the column, and the city—the poems in DEAD AHEAD look straight on at the pleasures of stealing, the perils of travel, and the ends of the earth.



David Dominguez the Ghost of cesar chaVez 978-1-936196-01-2, $14.95, paper, 73 pp. C&R PRESS 2010

Poetry. Latino/Latina Studies. “Don’t be misled by the title of David Dominguez’s THE GHOST OF CESAR CHAVEZ. This book has nothing to do with shades or specters. Dominguez’s project is to reanimate the dead, to bring the lost souls of his past back to life. Dominguez celebrates the legacy of Cesar Chavez, and revivifies a host of forebears, lovers, friends and campesinos who populate his beloved San Joaquin Valley. Dominguez chronicles his family’s resonant history, and he moves through his poems with such elegance and musical grace that reading them feels like dancing. The last, long section of his book details the toil and the joy of building a house, and when he beckons us to follow him through ‘the scared hallways of home,’ we do so with pleasure” —Gary Young. Kathaleen Donnelly, Editor paumanoK: poems and pictures of lonG island 978-0-89304-120-5, $75, paper, 596 pp. 978-0-89304-119-9, $125, cloth, 596 pp. CROSS-CULTURAL COMMUNICATIONS 2009

Poetry. Photography. Compiled and edited by Kathaleen Donnelly. PAUMANOK: POEMS AND PICTURES OF LONG ISLAND is an anthology of 105 poets and 66 photographers, whose lyrics—one poem for each of the 366 days of the year (including the leap year)—and images traverse the length and breadth of Long Island— its land, its sea, its sky—visions of the past and the present, which artistically document its physical and imaginative qualities. It’s the first such comprehensive combination in word and photograph in book form, a coffee-table book meant to grace the living room of every Long Islander. Sean Thomas Dougherty niGhtshift belonGinG to lorca 978-0-9718059-9-6, $10.95, paper, 80 pp. MAMMOTH BOOKS 2004

Poetry. “Yes, these poems glow with what is most tender in Lorca; but they also strut with what is most wiseass in O’Hara; they brood with what is most earnest in Akhmatova. In this book one hears the footsteps of all the teachers and friends and loved ones and strangers that people Sean Thomas Dougherty’s mind (the blood’s library) and heart (the blood’s dancehall); one recognizes them as the footsteps of our own wide-opened, inescapable world”—Terrance Hayes.

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POETRY, PROSE POETRY, CROSS-GENRE Julie Doxsee objects for a foG death 978-0-9777709-4-6, $12.95, paper, 104 pp.

Gregory Dunne home test 978-0-9822495-2-9, $18, paper, 32 pp.

BLACK OCEAN 2010

ADASTRA PRESS 2009

Poetry. OBJECTS FOR A FOG DEATH is a series of odes to images and objects, and to the “you” responsible for distancing these images and objects from mortal relationships. With this distance comes a profound desire and a heightening awareness of earthly proximity. Through the accompanying hypnagogic verses, oceans quiet the voice while disorientation hurls it into a temporary place—hovering overhead or shying away in the murk. Is a river an object? Is fog an object? Or for that matter, is fog a place? Behind this book lies a call for rescue from confinement and immobility, from the ineffability of touch. Out of this fog springs forth the coeval shriek of something that will not be reduced to love.

Poetry. Sixteen poems that reveal the poet’s adjustment to being an American living and working in Japan, his doubts, frustrations, joys, and the triumph of love and family: “...children sleeping soundly, / their faces turned toward the light / that travels through the universe / to be with us so perfectly confused.” “Dunne’s HOME TEST turns troubling questions often about what constitutes home into beautiful, palpable objects of soulful attention and affection. The poet knows the way into our hearts is to pit the small and intimate against the enormous and ominous. The poems shimmer. His steely-eyed toughness only undergirds the poems’ true tenderness”—Nance Van Winckel.

Mark DuCharme the sensory cabinet 978-1-934289-30-3, $14, paper, 103 pp. BLAZEVOX BOOKS 2007

Poetry. “Throughout this book and its poems, DuCharme seems to be about to define his project, but as you eagerly slide into a suggested narrowing, reader beware you are about to widen (yes you yourself) far before you hit the ground. The other poet who writes like that is Bernadette Mayer, in which the poem is tight but not suffocated. I don’t know if these poems may `work’ or `achieve’ more or less or equally than any other poems but I am certain that they risk more and in so doing enable a reading experience that is alive and challenging which is no small feat in these times in which mainstream poetry academicians have incorporated the language of the avant garde to liven and mask their neoclassical impulses. At every line I found myself being asked to think and to think quick and expansively. The poems in Mark DuCharme’s SENSORY CABINET feel their way into form cum content and content and song and sound cum form. I can continue to sing many praises for the poet Mark DuCharme, to his unique use of the serial, to his real world accountability, to his excellent vocabulary, to his lack of predictability no doubt even to himself, to his rhymes and humor, but since if you are reading this blurb you’ve picked his book up, do yourself a favor and read it yourself”—Rachel Levitsky. Denise Duhamel and Sandy McIntosh  more reasons to haVe sex 978-0-9806025-0-0, $10.95, paper, 36 pp. OTOLITHS 2009

Poetry. “Originally, I thought that we exhaustively compiled the list, but now I found that there should be some added...” wrote Cindy Meston, co-author of “Why Humans Have Sex,” in the Archives of Sexual Behavior (Volume 36, Number 4, August 2007). Denise Duhamel and Sandy McIntosh have done just that in this delightful compendium that adds 237 more reasons. It’s an exhaustive list, but it still doesn’t exhaust all the possibilities. So be warned, you’ll want to find some more.

Biswamit Dwibedy ozalid 978-0-9779351-5-4, $9, paper, 96 pp. 1913 PRESS 2010

Poetry. “Biswamit’s poems arrive and depart simultaneously, or at least give an impression of being both a trail ahead and a trail behind a moving figure. This seems to me to be a cosmic figure, in the spirit of Jesus, because of its gleam and disappearance. What is thrown, like wheat or gold, flies, falls, vanishes but leaves marks. The marks are all we have to judge the figure by. I guess that is called a sleight of hand? This is the way I understand them, in any case, and feel their pain as being a suffusion of which there is no more or less than what is written”—Fanny Howe. kevin mcpherson eckhoff rhapsodomancy 978-1-55245-231-8, $14.95, paper, 80 pp. COACH HOUSE BOOKS 2010

Poetry. Reading is slow, and writing is slower. Words are old-fashioned. Why not consider the communication of the future? In 1837, Sir Isaac Pitman began a sixty-year obsession with producing a system of Shorthand that accurately and swiftly captures voice as evidence of the mind’s movements. In the 1950s, John Malone developed Unifon, a forty-character phonetic alphabet intended for international communication by the airline industry. Both projects reached for artful utility, and both have largely been forgotten. In RHAPSODOMANCY, kevin mcpherson eckhoff remembers them. Exploring these two phonic alphabets as image, these poems playfully interrogate the relationship between voice and visual poetry. Can pictures represent voice? Can unutterable writing express thought? RHAPSODOMANCY offers an imaginative response to such questions via empty suits reciting onomatopoeia, letters defying the laws of reality, and drawings divining the future. Julie R. Enszer handmade loVe 978-0-9794208-5-6, $11.95, paper, 64 pp. A MIDSUMMER NIGHT’S PRESS 2010

Poetry. LGBT Studies. In her first collection, Julie R. Enszer offers poems that are as unabashedly erotic as they are unabashedly feminist. Whether responding to queer cultural icons, fantasizing about sex, or mourning illness and loss, these poems are sweet and sultry, fierce and tender.

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POETRY, PROSE POETRY, CROSS-GENRE Gail Rudd Entrekin chanGe (will do you Good) 978-0-9714003-4-4, $13, paper, 87 pp.

Shawn Fawson GiVinG way 978-0-9786335-3-0, $16, paper, 96 pp.

POETIC MATRIX PRESS 2005

THE BITTER OLEANDER PRESS 2010

Poetry. In CHANGE (WILL DO YOU GOOD) Gail Entrekin lays out the boundries of what’s really at stake in the affairs of the heart. In these poems, with an economy of words and the clarity of a practiced poet, she takes on life’s transitions and, like Mary Oliver and Sharon Olds, bravely reveals the expectations beneath the choices we all must face. Gail Entrekin does what our best poets have always done; she makes the value of our emotional journeys available and visible...and real.

Poetry. The true weight of these poems is held in a language grown from an experience of caring for another, caring for one self and caring for someone who desires no care whatsoever. When the caregiver in these poems is still a young girl, either her poems will filter out of this hardship or nothing else will come of it but some horrified silence.

Dave Etter dandelions 978-1-890193-24-9, $15, paper, 98 pp. RED DRAGONFLY PRESS 2010

Poetry. “His is a distinctly American music; the cadences of colloquial speech sound forth in Etter’s jazzy, downhome hymns to those things he will not let go unspoken in his world: the rivers and Main Streets, willows and railroads, state fairs and carnivals, the ubiquitous all-seeing (if not quite all-knowing) neighbors”—David Clewell. Carrie Etter, Editor infinite difference: other poetries by u.K. women poets 978-1-84861-099-6, $20, paper, 198 pp. SHEARSMAN BOOKS 2010

Poetry. Edited by Carrie Etter. An anthology of radical new women’s poetry from the United Kingdom, INFINITE DIFFERENCE features work by Sascha Akhtar, Isobel Armstrong, Caroline Bergvall, Elisabeth Bletsoe, Anne Blonstein, Andrea Brady, Emily Critchley, Claire Crowther, Carrie Etter, Catherine Hales, Frances Kruk, Rachel Lehrman, Sophie Mayer, Marianne Morris, Wendy Mulford, Redell Olsen, Frances Presley, Anna Reckin, Carlyle Reedy, Sophie Robinson, Lucy Sheerman, Zoe Skoulding, Harriet Tarlo, and Carol Watts. Scott Ezell petroGlyph americana 978-1-929355-61-7, $15, paper, 80 pp. EMPTY BOWL PRESS 2009

Poetry. Asian and Asian American Studies. PETROGLYPH AMERICANA is a book-length poem that careens across landscapes of the American West and resonates with Scott Ezell’s dozen years in Asia. By turns narrative and lyrical, PETROGLYPH AMERICANA is a journey through Death Valley and Las Vegas, through the Great Basin and San Francisco’s administrative assistance industry, and through the history of the Gold Rush and an LA traffic jam—all with reflections from Asian landscapes, cultures, and poetry. PETROGLYPH AMERICANA embraces the lust, freedom, exuberance, and folly of America, distilling a geographic, cultural, and ecological sense of place. Robert Farnsworth rumored islands 978-0-9815560-3-1, $14, paper, 88 pp.

Elyse Fenton clamor 978-1-880834-89-3, $15.95, paper, 77 pp. CLEVELAND STATE UNIVERSITY POETRY CENTER 2010

Poetry. Winner of the 2009 Cleveland State University Poetry Center First Book Prize Selected by D. A. Powell. Written in part while Fenton’s husband was deployed as a medic in Baghdad, CLAMOR loosely follows the narrative arc of weeks breathlessly suspended between imminences: word or silence, return or tragedy, heartbreak or gratitude. Yet these are poems that refuse to be sentimental or didactic. Instead, they marry with lyric ferocity the personal and the political in an examination of language and love in 21st century wartime. Annamaria Ferramosca other siGns, other circles: a selection of poems, - 978-0-9823849-2-3, $20, paper, 225 pp. CHELSEA EDITIONS 2009

Poetry. Bilingual Edition. Translated from the Italian and with an introduction by Anamaria Crowe Serrano. A selection in Italian and English from five volumes of poetry by the internationally acclaimed Roman poet Annamaria Ferramosca. Trained as a scientist, Ferramosca displays a keen interest in animals, elements and celestial bodies, as well as classical and Biblical subjects; like a scientist, she explores human relationships with a cool and clear vision. A random list of titles indicates her range of themes: “Metro,” “Stranger on a plane,” “You’ve been devoured by the world,” “Spider in an amber drop,” “Genetically modified organisms,” “Maybe with a woman,” “We Etruscan women,” “A labyrinth etched in Linear B.” Ira Joe Fisher sonGs from an earlier century 978-1-935520-02-3, $14.95, paper, 104 pp. NYQ BOOKS 2009

Poetry. In his newest collection of poems from NYQ Books, Ira Joe Fisher further explores that region between people and nature, between the past and a vexing present. In straightforward poems, Fisher brings the reader along gently on his journey and explores both the natural and interior worlds of understanding with a conversational tone that feels like you are talking with an old friend on a lazy, rainy day. With both lyric and narrative verse, life is pondered, puzzled and— ultimately—celebrated.

HARBOR MOUNTAIN PRESS 2010

Poetry. Robert Farnsworth’s first two books were published by Wesleyan University Press. Twenty years later, Harbor Mountain Press brings out Farnsworth’s next: fine narrative poems made of patina and salt, family memory and youthful outlook, reality and regret. “Farnsworth returns with poems of wonder and shame, loneliness and ‘the strange, sun-spun fabric of the world.’ In carefully sculpted lines, alternately lyrical and narrative, cultured and stripped down, he offers poems that arrive unannounced and track the unexpected turns life takes, the way an unanticipated moment can become part of a story we were meant to hear” —Publishers Weekly, starred review.



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POETRY, PROSE POETRY, CROSS-GENRE Robert Fitterman, Editor collectiVe tasK 978-0-9818970-2-8, $40, paper, 231 pp.

Elizabeth Fodaski document 978-1-931824-38-5, $13.95, paper, 78 pp.

PATRICK LOVELACE EDITIONS 2010

ROOF BOOKS 2010

Poetry. Art. Writes Robert Fitterman: “In early 2006, I invited around 20 poets and artists to participate in a collective project; 12 of those invitees took me up on this offer and saw the project through to completion. In terms of purpose, criticality, and guidelines, I tried to say as little as possible; my hope was that the collective itself would discover a purpose along the way without any initial influence. My only framework was that each participant would offer us a ‘task’ on the first day of each new month and that the participants would respond to any or all of the tasks.” Participants include: Tim Davis, Mónica de la Torre, Stacy Doris, Robert Fitterman, Sabine Herrmann, Klaus Killisch, Carol Mirakove, Yedda Morrison, Kim Rosenfield, Lisa Sanditz, Rod Smith, and Juliana Spahr.

Poetry. “In the nervy, emotionally muted, and genre foot-loose ‘post-language’ writing scene of the 1990s, Elizabeth Fodaski was a writer that many of us didn’t just ‘like,’ but absolutely revered. Always the designer & engineer of writing instances—from the bottom up (in contrast to merely elasticizing pre-existing writerly habits— à la early 2000s) Fodaski’s poetics remains a beacon for innovative ways to re-cut the problematic of representation. This much-awaited new installment to her poetic trajectory is truly a cause for celebration. DOCUMENT demonstrates that a micro-to-macro-andback scaling of social meaning is still a horizon worth exploring. Striking in this collection are the artful synchronizations of the social surround’s harder edges with ‘internal meditation’ after-image effects; many other effects abound. If the buzz today is all about ‘ re-purposing’—in technology, art, urbanization, and politics, then this is re-purposing in and of poetic thought“—Rodrigo Toscano.

Sandy Florian on wonderland & waste 978-0-9814975-1-8, $20, paper, 104 pp. SIDEBROW BOOKS 2010

Poetry. Sandy Florian’s ON WONDERLAND & WASTE is a novel in narratives bent on exposing the mind as an instrument of language “not entirely there.” Featuring full-color collages by Alexis Anne Mackenzie, these 12 lyrical meditations on desire, delirium, duty, and dismemberment destabilize what we can measure of the meaning underlying our experience with a visceral diction that reminds us that “the sharpest of tongues cut their own throats first.” Sandy Florian prelude to air from water 978-1-932418-35-4, $16, paper, 72 pp.

Brandel France de Bravo, Editor mexican poetry today: / Voices 978-1-84861-057-6, $22, paper, 236 pp. SHEARSMAN BOOKS 2010

Poetry. Latino/Latina Studies. Bilingual Edition. Translated from the Spanish by many hands. This volume includes work by Gloria Gervitz, Elva Macías, Elsa Cross, Francisco Hernández, Antonio Deltoro, Marco Antonio Campos, José Luis Rivas, Efraín Bartolomé, Hector Carreto, Manuel Ulacia, Victor Manuel Mendiola, Silvia Tomasa Rivera, Jorge Valdés Díaz-Vélez, Pedro Serrano, Verónica Volkow, Luis Miguel Aguilar, Jennifer Clement, María Baranda, Samuel Noyola, Natalia Toledo.

ELIXIR PRESS 2010

Poetry. Fiction. Cross-Genre. PRELUDE TO AIR AND WATER by Sandy Florian is the winner of the editor’s prize in the Tenth Annual Elixir Press Poetry Awards. It is an extraordinary collection of prose poetry that transcends both poetry and prose. Jay Snodgrass has this to say: “In PRELUDE TO AIR AND WATER, Sandy Florian deftly manipulates the countries between the prose poem and the experimental lyric. Better to call this a novel in verse where the trajectory of the prose poem is punctuated with experiments in language. The literary descendant of Gertrude Stein and Baudelaire, Florian plays a bluntly meaningful and still elusive music. PRELUDE TO AIR AND WATER is a symphony in declaratives where the abstraction of a ‘Moment’ appears as a character and sets up poetic associations that are playful and sublime.” Cole Swenson says “In a careful choreography of repeatedly missed ‘moments,’ the familiar characters of Florian’s latest collection weave in and out of each other’s lives sheathed in a postmodern isolation that keeps actual contact at bay. In them, we see ourselves, misreading, misinterpreting, or just plain missing all the signs—but not without humor, and a tenderness that makes them fully human. A primer for 21st-century relations.”

Sanford Fraser tourist 978-1-935520-11-5, $14.95, paper, 80 pp. NYQ BOOKS 2009

Poetry. This book of lyrical poems by Sanford Fraser is divided into three sections: Strangers, Roles, and Connections. In the first section, the narrator and/or characters in the poems are strangers isolated from and emotionally detached from others; in the second,they play various roles in the world beyond themselves, and finally in the last section, they have connections, emotional attachments to others. Fraser’s mastery of the lyric form and plainspoken language makes the reader a tourist in their own right every time they pick up and read this jewel of a book. Tiziano Fratus creaturinG 978-1-934851-18-0, $14.95, paper, 100 pp. MARICK PRESS 2010

Poetry. Translated from the Italian by Francesco Levato. “Tiziano Fratus is a passionate poet with a clear, distinct voice and a keen awareness that history opens the door of our future. We have much to learn from these engaged and engaging poems, much for which to be genuinely grateful”—Sam Hamill.

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POETRY, PROSE POETRY, CROSS-GENRE Charles Freeland eros & (fill in the blanK) 978-1-935402-73-2, $16, paper, 130 pp.

Gizelle Gajelonia thirteen ways of looKinG at thebus 978-0-9824203-2-4, $12, paper, 37 pp.

BLAZEVOX BOOKS 2009

TINFISH PRESS 2010

Poetry. “Charles Freeland dances under moonlight. The landscape for his delightfully curious insights is visual, symbolic, a work of art and an advanced warning dusted with allusion, playfulness and literary confidence. A poem in prose, an epistolary project, EROS unspools advice wise, subversive and funny; very funny. Sentences tumble, one after the other. Truth rides shotgun to contradiction. I suspect James Joyce has placed an advanced order for this book-length paragraph of lilting depth and joy, as well as Charles Bernstein, Charles Simic, Lee Ann Brown, Frank O’Hara and assorted scholastics and philosophers. Freeland is Polonius on acid. Unlike Polonius, the author is advantaged by having read the tragedy’s fifth act while simultaneously knowing pleasures of sensation and the ‘fact of the human body. Its shape like the modest ginger root.’ As only passionate careful writers can do, Freeland offers his readers—you and you and you—his brimming heart on his well-tailored sleeve. On our ‘advanced planet’ Psyche is in danger, EROS cautions—though worth much regard. How bright Freeland’s moon”—Sarah Sarai.

Poetry. Asian American Studies. In THIRTEEN WAYS OF LOOKING AT THE BUS, Gizelle Gajelonia discovers her muse in Honolulu’s TheBus mass transit system. She takes seriously (in this seriously funny chapbook) the notion of routes—routes through Hawai’i’s history and geography, routes through American poetry, routes through languages spoken in Hawai’i. Many of the pieces parody canonical poems by T.S. Eliot, Wallace Stevens, Hart Crane, Elizabeth Bishop, John Ashbery, and Eric Chock. Out of her parodies come marvelous revisions. Among the figures included in Gajelonia’s revised canon are Hawai’i’s last queen, Lili’uokalani, Filipina nurses, and an honors thesis writer very like the author who dreams of Columbia University.

Barbara Claire Freeman, Ange Mlinko, Jesse Seldess an instance: three chapbooKs 978-0-9679854-8-0, $15, paper, 80 pp. INSTANCE PRESS 2010

Poetry. AN INSTANCE is the first in an occasional series from Instance Press collecting new chapbooks from multiple authors in a single volume. AN INSTANCE contains “Hotel Lazuli” by Ange Mlinko, “Which Is Exhibited” by Jesse Seldess, and “St. Ursula’s Silence” by Barbara Claire Freeman.

Allison Funk the tumblinG box 978-0-9815010-4-8, $14.95, paper, 71 pp. C&R PRESS 2009

Poetry. “In THE TUMBLING BOX, Allison Funk offers us an exquisite accomplishment: elegant, subtle poems that confront the painful and complex enormity we call love, in particular, parental love. In spite of the best of intentions, in giving birth, we give birth not only to love but to suffering; born, we are borne not only toward love but toward suffering. Rigorously and scrupulously crafted, these lyrics move us with their hard-won wisdom, awe us with their persistent lucidity, and redeem us with their enduring grace”—Eric Pankey. Elisa Gabbert the french exit 978-0-9826177-1-7, $12, paper, 69 pp. BIRDS, LLC 2010

Poetry. “What a complex and lovely book this is! Reading Elisa Gabbert’s obsessively interior, technically rigorous poems is like listening in on the thoughts of a mind so fiercely observant and subtle that I find in them always some new twist, some surprising layer I hadn’t noticed before. By turns moving and witty, sharp-eyed and impressionistic, Gabbert writes with technical sophistication and keen intelligence. This is a terrific book”—Kevin Prufer.



Cristina Garcia the lesser traGedy of death 978-1-936070-01-5, $15.95, paper, 95 pp. AKASHIC BOOKS 2010

Poetry. Latino/Latina Studies. In a collection of poems that is part biography, part dialogue, part history and part chorale, THE LESSER TRAGEDY OF DEATH aims to capture the ephemeral, brutal life of one unnamed “brother.” His sister’s voice provides the narrative thrust—probing, questioning, regretful—revisiting scenes from their past and arguing with her brother over the family legacy and her complicity in his demise. “Cristina Garcia has the courage to look tragedy in the eye without flinching.... In spare, luminous brushstrokes of language, Garcia paints a series of portraits, from the boy who fell off a bicycle to the desperate mugger wrestling with an old woman over her purse. The cumulative effect is haunting, yet ultimately redemptive. There is power in Garcia’s insistence that we see her brother as a human being, in all his complexity and mystery. You won’t forget these poems, or the story they tell”—Martín Espada. Christine Gelineau appetite for the diVine 978-0-912592-68-8, $15.95, paper, 108 pp. ASHLAND POETRY PRESS 2010

Poetry. “Christine Gelineau has invented a new cosmology in her fascinating, ambitious, multi-part poem, APPETITE FOR THE DIVINE. Questioning contemporary warfare and eco-destruction while praising the green fuse in all that lives, this poet interrogates, celebrates, and re-calibrates our spiritual and cultural values. Gelineau models for us a marvelously poly-voiced poetry, an associative, gently narrative puzzle which allows her to pick through scenes of destruction and illumination toward an idea of a core of holiness in our 21st-century existence. In APPETITE FOR THE DIVINE, Gelineau makes time into the sublime and turns space into grace”—Molly Peacock.

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POETRY, PROSE POETRY, CROSS-GENRE Susan Gevirtz aerodrome orion & starry messenGer 978-0-932716-71-2, $17.95, paper, 63 pp. KELSEY STREET PRESS 2010

Poetry. “It’s not possible to be more phenomenologically direct than the poetry on these pages. This is removal of the obstacles of perception, beginning with perception, often by means of the obstacles themselves. This is what the sky is. All other skies in this one. There is a host of impossibilities to be found in AERODROME ORION & STARRY MESSENGER. Susan Gevirtz’s page is both an inclusion of a scale too vast for inclusion and a selection of the minutiae that includes it. Someone might say ‘air.’ She has said ‘astro stage.’ I’d introduce the Sanskrit term ‘akasa’ (akasa is free or open space—the most primary and pervasive of elements—medium of life and sound). What is all over the place is normally not only beyond our grasp, it’s not even noticeable. A path is usually cut or carved. Yet her paths are melted into the medium that is itself the way. This is incredibly accurate with regard to consciousness when we are indeed conscious. Terribly limited terms are not only not obstacles, they’re instrumental and indispensable in opening the view— like little portals. Like latches. Like Lockheed’s P3 Orion 4 engine aircraft. Hers is a prosody that responds to the physical forces of flight. She measures in leap seconds (again, not possible). Just as she has asked of a feather, I can with like awe and admiration ask of each page of this work: ‘how can there be such a thing as’” —Robert Kocik. Belle Gironda buildinG codes 978-0-9819267-7-3, $16, paper, 72 pp. STOCKPORT FLATS 2009

Poetry. Belle Gironda’s poems mediate between domestic and public space, using the discourse of architecture and dramas of the dispossessed. She structures each poem anew to test the tensile strength of poetic tropes. In one, you hang by a finger on Bishop’s Terrace in Yosemite; in the next, you circle The Mother of Orchards (Umm Al-Basatin) in Baghdad. Gironda navigates borders, recording language’s obligations to material conditions. The book’s orgasms are triggered by familiar ghosts: Frank Lloyd Wright, Michel Foucault, Ruskin and Byron. But those who haunt us are lesser known folks: Shameeka Johnson-Dixon, Cat Gironda, Robert Harbison or Farley Granger. The book moves us from “Plans” to “Structures” to “Dwellers”; we end in “Occupation.” Throughout the journey, “pure light” marks world’s edges in “quick cuts like breaking glass-> rational space.” We appreciate the risks Gironda takes in cultivating empathy. Kate Gleason measurinG the darK 978-0-9786127-4-0, $14, paper, 72 pp. ZONE 3 PRESS 2009

Poetry. Winner of the 2008 Zone 3 First Book Award in Poetry, selected by Phillis Levin. “Immeasurable immensities reside in MEASURING THE DARK, Kate Gleason’s richly imagined earthbound book of poems, where nervy intelligence and bittersweet insight are recurrent features in an ever-changing landscape” —Phillis Levin.

Lara Glenum and Arielle Greenberg, Editors GurlesQue: the new Grrly, GrotesQue, burlesQue poetics 978-0-9818591-4-9, $20, paper, 300 pp. SATURNALIA BOOKS 2010

Poetry. The anthology GURLESQUE: THE NEW GRRLY, GROTESQUE, BURLESQUE POETICS brings together eighteen poets of wide-ranging backgrounds, united in their ability to push the aesthetic envelope through radical, femme, Third Wave strategies, and pairs them with visual artists who do the same. At the turn of the millennium, we are witnessing the emergence of a vital—perhaps viral—new strain of female poetics: the “Gurlesque,” a term that describes writers who perform femininity in their poems in a campy or overtly mocking manner, risking the grotesque to shake the foundations of acceptable female behavior and language. Built from the bric-a-brac of girl culture, these works charm and repel: this work is fun, subversive, and important. Poets include Brenda Coultas, Brenda Shaghnessy, Cathy Park Hong, Matthea Harvey, and Sarah Vap. Charles Goodrich GoinG to seed: dispatches from the Garden 978-1-878851-58-1, $14.95, paper, 75 pp. SILVERFISH REVIEW PRESS 2010

Poetry. “In GOING TO SEED: DISPATCHES FROM THE GARDEN, Charles Goodrich chronicles the changing seasons manifested in his garden. He evokes plants and animals, and our deep human congress with the earth in exquisitely drawn poems, but the heartbeat at the center of his book is the recognition that death is the fuel for all the life that rises out of the fecund earth. This is no dainty plot, no white-gloved garden of roses and daffodils. Goodrich’s garden is a teaming, treacherous terrain of great peril, and even greater earthy delights. His book leaves you longing to put your hands into the dirt, to turn the soil and remember where you came from, and where you’re going”—Gary Young. Sonja Ruth Greckol GraVity matters 978-0-9808822-8-5, $18.95, paper, 103 pp. INANNA PUBLICATIONS 2009

Poetry. The work of creating a fully habitable life with a past and present preoccupies Sonja Greckol. In GRAVITY MATTERS, the poet traces an arc: from a nineteenthcentury European family that immigrated and settled in central Alberta to a digitized wondering held together by Skype and Google rooted in central Toronto. In this, a first collection, Greckol turns obliquely from the matters of largely personal lyrics to historical and international preoccupations that, nevertheless, remain embodied— a pentimento of certainties, sensualities and queries, empiricism and theory in science, moving from daughter to mother and then mother/daughtering once again— in a feminist voice that is urgent, empathic and wry. An intricate and technically near-flawless first collection of poetry by a poet whose work has been published in prestigious literary journals across the country. Chris Green rushliGhts: poems 978-1-933964-33-1, $16, paper, 104 pp. BOTTOM DOG PRESS 2009

Poetry. Appalachian American Studies. New title in the Working Lives Series from Bottom Dog Press. “Chris Green’s RUSHLIGHT is a powerful new book of poems. Rushlights were made from rushes growing in marshy ground by old-time working people as substitutes for candles, to push against the darkness of the night. For me, Chris’s poems light the world in a similar way. I see better in my own dark through these brilliant poems, for which I thank this very necessary writer” —Gurney Norman, Kentucky Poet Laureate and author of KINFOLKS: THE WILGUS STORIES. SMALL PRESS DISTRIBUTION · order@spdbooks.org · edi orders via pubnet.org (san #106-6617) · 800-869-7553 · Fall 2010



POETRY, PROSE POETRY, CROSS-GENRE Ted Greenwald in your dreams 978-1-934289-54-9, $18, paper, 247 pp.

Guillevic Geometries 978-1-933254-72-2, $18, paper, 80 pp.

BLAZEVOX BOOKS 2008

UGLY DUCKLING PRESSE 2010

Poetry. “The poems to be found in this extraordinary book exert obsessive fascination, and they do so on numerous fronts. The title, IN YOUR DREAMS, suggests that this is a dream book; it is important to note, however, that the dreams are not materials of Ted Greenwald’s inward musings. They are propelled outward, rather, to ‘your dreams,’ which is to say ours— we of the shared, not-so-nice realities of the contemporary world. It is also important to note the affective import of the title: it is witty and slightly melancholy and caustic and confrontational. The poems reflect not some dreamy inner consciousness but ongoing social processes with their intricate (and some might say relentless) patterns. Patterning is perceptible in the structure of the poems, and that is a manifest source of the technical fascination they yield. Indeed, Greenwald has produced a masterpiece of the American variable foot. But the emotional power of this utterly compelling book emerges from the inter-personal conditions that give the poems their thrust. The poems speak in and out of love, irritation, tension, wry amiability, nervous and unnerving intimacy; they represent daily interplay, quotidian perseverations; they resonate with comic intensity and the blues. That’s it: they are beautiful and very bluesy”—Lyn Hejinian.

Poetry. Translated from the French by Richard Sieburth. Guillevic wrote GEOMETRIES ( Euclidiennes in French) in the early sixities, after his friend, the poet Andre Frenaud, recognizing in his poetry an inclination toward mathematics, and more specifically geometry, encouraged him to pursue this direction. Guillevic places a series of geometrical figures before our eyes, as they might appear in a schoolchild’s primer, paired with poems that let us hear how these forms might speak. These talking circles, squares and angles—these articulations of space—are in turn meant to remind us of our own figures of speech. Guillevic’s GEOMETRIES fits into the 1960s return to emblems, signs, and playful constraints both in art (Robert Indiana, Jasper Johns, Robert Rauschenberg and even Andy Warhol) and in writing (the Noigandres poets, Oulipo, Eugen Gomringer, the Robert Creeley of Pieces). But at the same time, the Euclidean world of forms here explored remains as timeless as the stones of Guillevic’s own Carnac.

Bill Griffiths collected earlier poems: - 978-1-874400-45-5, $29.95, paper, 368 pp. REALITY STREET 2010

Poetry. This volume brings together for the first time a complete collection of the poetry of Bill Griffiths (19482007) up until 1980. The text, edited by Alan Halsey in consultation with Ken Edwards of Reality Street, includes the full “Cycles” and “War w/ Windsor” sequences that so astonished readers when they first appeared, as well as much other poetry that was published by his own Pirate Press imprint, Writers Forum and other small presses during the 1970s; and also poems and performance texts that have only made fleeting appearances in ephemeral pamphlets and magazines, or have never been published before. Kelle Groom fiVe KinGdoms 978-1-934695-13-5, $15, paper, 120 pp. ANHINGA PRESS 2009

Poetry. “Kelle Groom’s poems are like underwater songs, sung from the submerged continent of the inner life, the life we don’t often expose to the outer world, the one we don’t speak of. They have the bemused slightly sad knowledge of lived life, but mainly, these poems come from the muse of soulfulness, they are ‘tenderminded’—they balance honesty with perceptiveness of others, which is the true sign of tenderness. They are wry, artful, sad, loving, and moving. A true pleasure” —Tony Hoagland. Eric Gudas best western and other poems 978-1-878851-57-4, $14.95, paper, 80 pp.

Jorge Guitart the empress of frozen custard & ninety-nine other poems 978-1-935402-37-4, $16, paper, 122 pp. BLAZEVOX BOOKS 2009

Poetry. Latino/Latina Studies. “Jorge Guitart’s poetry is not for the masses but it is for everyone. THE EMPRESS OF FROZEN CUSTARD is awash in marvels. Guitart is a master of language, a tongue trickster, a feller of fashion. In this, his second volume of English poetry, he has done it again, producing a collection that sings and laughs and cries all at once. In the words of Yankee fans praising one of their most beloved players, ‘Hip, hip, Jor-ge!’” —Pablo Medina. Emily M. Haines the riGht to liVe poetically 978-1-929355-60-0, $9, paper, 36 pp. PLEASURE BOAT STUDIO 2009

Poetry. LGBT Studies. THE RIGHT TO LIVE POETICALLY is a collection of poems that vacillate between the contradictory emotions of enchantment with and fear of a world beset by international conflicts and incalculable beauty. The author looks into the eyes of her public school students, her host family in China, an imam in Darfur, and her grandmother, and finds the brilliant sparks to ignite a profound hope for peace and justice. Judy Halebsky sKy=empty 978-1-930974-91-3, $15, paper, 83 pp. NEW ISSUES POETRY & PROSE 2010

Poetry. Winner of the 2009 New Issues Poetry Prize, selected by Marvin Bell. From Judge’s Citation: “I was caught by the clarity of mind and expression of SKY=EMPTY—quality distinctive at any time. I was caught by the ear and eye, the tone of voice, and the easy movement between inner and outer. The respect for language is tangible. This is a beautiful, engaging first book.”

SILVERFISH REVIEW PRESS 2010

Poetry. “Like a wine crafted by sturdy Franciscan monks in southern France, bottled by a crack team of Swiss psychotherapists, and kept in a temperature-controlled vault in the sub-cellar, Eric Gudas has been one of my secret favorite poets for a long time. This careful, rich collection makes his playful, anguished, perceptive, and humane poems available at last. This book is full of terrific, distinctive poems, and you will love it. It’s that simple” —Tony Hoagland.



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POETRY, PROSE POETRY, CROSS-GENRE Joe Hall piGafetta is my wife 978-0-9844752-0-9, $12.95, paper, 96 pp.

Red Hawk raVen’s paradise 978-1-892471-62-8, $16, paper, 120 pp.

BLACK OCEAN 2010

BRIGHT HILL PRESS 2010

Poetry. PIGAFETTA IS MY WIFE enters the crisis that is the love between the colonizer and the colonized. These poems fragment the journals of Antonio Pigafetta, a 16th Century traveler who recorded Magellan’s hellish circumnavigation of the globe, while tracking a presentday speaker and his beloved as they are distanced and reunited across the map. Along the way we visit historical moments including a botched circumcision as performance art, the Rape of Nanking, and 17th century missionaries in the Philippines. Through this intertwining of narratives the book reveals how the past and present are visceral beasts caught in a cycle of passion and destruction. Like an epic murder ballad, Hall moves from collage to epistle, suffering to ecstasy, while pinpointing what is at stake in the pursuit of love and the dismantling of the self.

Poetry. Native American Studies. RAVEN’S PARADISE is a wild, bawdy, hilarious freight-train of a ride, the story of the birth of the Goddess in human history, the Lucifer story (with Raven standing as Lucifer), his redemption and enlightenment. It is the Biblical creation myth, the enlightenment of the feminine in human history through surrender to the Divine, and the enlightenment of the masculine via the presence and intercession of the feminine. “RAVEN’S PARADISE is packed with pleasure...first, for the five senses—that essential sign of genuine poetry at work—and then pleasure for the imagination, in the bold details of the unfolding narrative and the way they draw the reader into the action from the poem’s opening line until the very last. And finally, there is enduring pleasure for the intellect, in the way Red Hawk summons up material we all know but places it in the challenging light of an entirely new sensibility”—Rhina Espaillat.

Gunnar Harding tidewater 978-1-934851-15-9, $14.95, paper, 50 pp. MARICK PRESS 2009

Poetry. Translated from the Swedish by Robin Fulton and Anselm Hollo. Gunnar Harding (born 1940) started as a jazz musician, studied painting in Stockholm, and made his literary debut in 1967. He has published— in addition to translations and nonfiction—sixteen volumes of poetry. He was co-editor of the prestigious Swedish literary quarterly ARTES and of the Englishlanguage annual ARTES International. In 1992 he was awarded the Bellman Prize by the Swedish Academy; 1993 saw publication of a comprehensive selection of his poetry, covering the years 1969-1990. In 1995 he was awarded Svenska Dagbladets Literature Prize in recognition of his important role in Sweden’s literary life since the 1960s, and in 2001 he won the prestigious Övralid Prize.

Jonathan Hayes t(here) 978-0-9792410-3-1, $14, paper, 66 pp. SILENCED PRESS 2010

Poetry. Poetry on the move, yet always present. “Jonathan Hayes’s T(HERE) is a polyphonic, polyvisual, mini-epic consciousness journey. This book is a great read for anyone with a wide-open mind, whether through years of Zen meditation, decades of scholarly philosophical investigation or a few really wild acid trips”—Mel C. Thompson.

Nicholas Alexander Hayes niV:  &  978-1-935402-50-3, $16, paper, 99 pp. BLAZEVOX BOOKS 2009

Jason Hardung the broKen and the damned 978-0-9811844-4-9, $15, paper, 90 pp. EPIC RITES PRESS 2009

Poetry. THE BROKEN AND THE DAMNED by popular American poet Jason Hardung is a harrowing journey through the dangerous underbelly of the American underground—where drug abuse, violence, death, and jail are part of the everyday landscape. Written in an unflinching style that weds the modern idiom to the more reflexive voice of poetry, this book does not avoid the realities of life, but confronts them head-on in a way that does not forget what makes a poem a poem. Dawnell Harrison VoyaGer 978-0-9822495-3-6, $14, paper, 22 pp. ADASTRA PRESS 2010

Poetry. With homages and inspirations from Bette Davis’s movie, Now Voyager, and from the life of Sylvia Plath, these poems reveal a woman’s voice wavering in and out of submission and strength, joy and depression, hope and frustration; i.e., the all too typical modern dilemma of being female in the contemporary world. Ms. Harrison’s language and rhythms are hip, provocative, and unique. Limited to 200 copies of handset Garamond Old Style type with Bernhard Booklet for display, letterpress printed on recycled and acid-free Environment Felt 80 lb. text with Exact Lilac endwrapper and Wassau Royal Fiber Rose 80 lb. cover, and a single, hand-sewn signature.

Poetry. LGBT Studies. “In Nicholas Alexander Hayes’ debut volume, the Dadaist transforms his inchoate sensibility into a form of exegesis. He re-gifts the ‘gift’ of Gideon bibles found in motel drawers, the BaghavadGita handed out in airports. Sometimes damage is itself a form of readerly, writerly love. Out of the harm imposed on these holy texts a new whole emerges, transmuting received wisdom into new propositions, fully filled with the echo of the thought they both betray and express, or re-express, with a strange and haunting wisdom of their own. The result is no joke. The result is a book compulsively readable and, running counter to that fine quality, a set of sentences almost philosophical in their power—sentences which stop the reader from turning the page because the reader’s mind has suddenly been opened”—Dan Beachy-Quick. Michael Heller becKmann Variations & other poems 978-1-84861-087-3, $15, paper, 80 pp. SHEARSMAN BOOKS 2010

Poetry. Ekphrasis, that ancient mode found in Homer’s description of Achilles’ shield or Keats’ Grecian Urn, is here transformed in Michael Heller’s meditations in poetry and prose on work by the painter Max Beckmann. Heller navigates, sometimes with Yeats as his Virgil, through a gallery of Beckmann’s pictures, seeing them as uniquely bringing home contemporary civilization’s catastrophic impulses (“as if days were not for sanity”), impulses at once horrific and unsettling yet strangely beautiful and restorative.

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POETRY, PROSE POETRY, CROSS-GENRE Barbara Henning cities and memory 978-0-925904-87-4, $16, paper, 148 pp.

William Heyen the anGel Voices: a poem 978-0-932412-88-1, $14.95, paper, 66 pp.

CHAX PRESS 2010

MAYAPPLE PRESS 2010

Poetry. “Barbara Henning’s new book brings together several years of her atonal musings on autobiography, place and longing. Lyrical bursts punctuate the narrator’s otherwise seamless restlessness—Detroit, New York, Tucson, and India. The following Escheresque lines from one of Henning’s narrators could well have been spoken by Nella Larsen’s Helga Crane: ‘Why am I here, I think, when I could be there? Because if I were there, I’d be thinking why am I here when I could be there.’ As lopsided as a grin on the edge of a nervous grimace (‘sex is an ever available age old temporary cure for sadness’), CITIES AND MEMORY is a disjunctive incarnation of a simple, profound ethos: ‘Don’t forget me, he said.’ And Henning doesn’t”—Tyrone Williams.

Poetry. THE ANGEL VOICES is a sort of “luminous dream,” sometimes so real you can feel the heat. In this elegant and haunting work, William Heyen pours forth prophetic words of an almost divine nature. The poems search through images of grace and beauty as well as the grotesque, such as furrows dug to “drain off / human fat / the pyres congealed / with firefolk / villages of them / cities of them...” This gorgeous cycle is so ripe with sound and song that we hear the angel voices in every syllable. William Heyen to william merwin: a poem 978-1-59539-020-2, $11.95, paper, 63 pp. MAMMOTH BOOKS 2007

Claire Hero sinG, monGrel 978-1-934819-08-1, $15, paper, 82 pp.

Poetry. Heyen’s reminiscent tribute to a friend in Maui.

NOEMI PRESS 2009

Poetry. “‘Nothing lives in us//but hunger.’ In the arresting and dazzlingly original poems of SING, MONGREL, Claire Hero investigates the mongrel of our selves: that mix of the urge for domesticity and peace and of the often more overwhelming urge toward a restless hunger for power—erotic, political, both. Hero asks what to make of the personal and public ramifications of desire, personified here as crackbone, who rides while ‘the entrails of the est stink in his tracks.’ What can we salvage, if indeed we still can? In gorgeous language, delicately balancing ferocity and restraint, Hero’s poems announce a vision to be reckoned with. SING, MONGREL is an amazing and important book”—Carl Phillips. Walter Hess jew’s harp 978-1-929355-63-1, $14, paper, 60 pp. PLEASURE BOAT STUDIO 2009

Poetry. Jewish Studies. Walter Hess’s remarkable JEW’S HARP is a celebration of family, of tradition, of living through terrible and wonderful times, and even of memory itself. The obvious themes are love and survival. The controlled lyric and narrative voice of the poems is that of a son, and grandson, speaking about his father, mother, wife, children and grandchildren; they speak of the agony of loss and the joy of retrieval; they speak of journeys, from Hitler’s Germany, to Ecuador, to safety in America, and a new life. These are poems of an open spirit toward God and His people. These poems create the feel of ritual, a distancing that the depth of his subject and emotion evoke.

Leland Hickman tiresias: the collected poems of leland hicKman 978-0-9822645-1-5, $14.95, paper, 206 pp. NIGHTBOAT & OTIS BOOKS/SEISMICITY 2009

Poetry. LGBT Studies. Edited by Stephen Motika, with a preface by Dennis Phillips and an afterword by Bill Mohr. Named for Leland Hickman’s unfinished, long poem, “Tiresias,” this volume gathers all of the poetry published during Hickman’s lifetime as well as unpublished pieces drawn from his archives at the University of California, San Diego. With this book, Hickman’s innovative, emotional, and absolutely unique confessional verse will join the landscape of twentieth century American experimental poetry. A co-publication of Nightboat Books and Otis Books/Seismicity Editions.

Greg Hewett darKacre 978-1-56689-245-2, $16, paper, 126 pp. COFFEE HOUSE PRESS 2010

Poetry. Through exploring the infrastructure of civilization, the body’s intimate topography, and the cultural terrain of Italian opera, Greg Hewett excavates the fields where humanity has erected its monuments, fought its battles, and sowed the seeds of both redemption and ruin.



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POETRY, PROSE POETRY, CROSS-GENRE Jennifer Hill and Dan Waber, Editors poem, home: an antholoGy of ars poetica 978-0-9798470-7-3, $20, paper, 212 pp. PAPER KITE PRESS 2009

Poetry. The title says it all. Includes poems by: Kelli Russell Agodon, Flor Aguilera, Karren L. Alenier, Sandra Alland, C. J. Allen, Ivan Arguelles, Anny Ballardini, Gary Barwin, Annette Basalyga, Rick Benjamin, John M. Bennett, Maxianne Berger, F .J. Bergmann, Cliff Bernier, Gregory Betts, Celia Bland, Dean Blehert, Helen Boettcher, Peter Boyle, Allen Braden, Therese L. Broderick, Mary Buchinger, Ana Buigues, Mike Burwell, Mairead Byrne, Nick Carbo, Cathy Carlisi, Wendy Taylor Carlisle, James Cervantes, Joel Chace, Ellen Cole, Ed Coletti, Jennifer Compton, Anne Coray, Alison Croggon, Del Ray Cross, Craig Czury, Yoko Danno, Lucille Lang Day, Denise Duhamel, Patrick Dunagan, Riccardo Duranti, Paul Dutton, Susanne Dyckman, Lynnell Edwards, Dan Featherston, Annie Finch, Thomas Fink, Alan Halsey, Sharon Harris, Lola Haskins, Nellie Hill, Nathan Hoks, Paul Hoover, Mikhail Horowitz, Ray Hsu, Halvard Johnson, Jill Jones, Adrianne Kalfopoulou, Bhanu Kapil, W. B. Keckler, Karl Kempton, Kit Kennedy, Tracy Koretsky, Greg Kosmicki, Gary Leising, Amy Lemmon, Lyn Lifshin, Diane Lockward, Rupert Mallin, Dr. Pamela McClure, Dr. D. H. Melhem, Hillary Mellon, Paul Mitchell, Carley Moore, Daniel Thomas Moran, Maggie Morley, Richard Newman, Angela O’Donnell, Shin Yu Pai, Helen Pavlin, Jonathan Penton, Alice Pero, Patrick Phillips, Paul Pines, Kevin Prufer, Chelsea Rathburn, Susan Rich, Cynthia Ris, Kim Roberts, Jay Rogoff, Kate Schapira, Barry Schwabsky, Derek Sheffield, Shoshauna Shy, Sue Stanford, Lucien Suel, Rod Summers, Eileen Tabios, Elaine Terranova, Heather Thomas, David Tipton, Juanita TorrenceThompson, William Trowbridge, Priscilla Uppal, Katherine Varnes, Jeanne Wagner, Amy Watkins, Scott Watson, Melissa Weinstein, Carol Clark Williams, Jacquie Williams, Ernie Wormwood, Mark Young, and Andrena Zawinski. Sean Patrick Hill the imaGined field 978-0-9798470-9-7, $15, paper, 67 pp. PAPER KITE PRESS 2010

Poetry. Some poems are cast, some are scattered, some are written, some are crafted, some are teased out and some emerge as if by magic. The poems in Sean Patrick Hill’s collection THE IMAGINED FIELD can best be described as wrought, with all the blisters, callouses, sweat, smoke, and force the word carries with it. If you’re looking to feel that thunk in the solar plexus you get when you see a hawk dive, tumble, tussle, and take flight with a field mouse in its claws, this is the book for you. Ho Kyun borderland roads: the selected poems of ho Kyun 978-1-935210-08-5, $16, paper, 128 pp. WHITE PINE PRESS 2009

Poetry. Southeast Asian Studies. Translated from the Korean by Ian Haight and Ho T’ae-young. BORDERLAND ROADS is a selection of poems from the writer Ho Kyun, one of Korea’s literary elite in the late sixteenth and early seventeenth centuries. The book catalogs the Japanese invasions of Korea in 1592 and 1597—the only record of its kind of these events in poetry. “Ho Kyun’s poetry is in the tradition of his master, the incomparable Du Fu, while remaining fully his own. Writing nine centuries later, Ho’s poetry strikes many parallels—the experiences of war and exile and constant struggle— and his voice is similarly humane. This is rich and enlightening reading”—Sam Hamill.

Sy Hoahwah Velroy and the madischie mafia 978-0-9816693-7-3, $12.95, paper, 58 pp. WEST END PRESS 2009

Poetry. Native American Studies. In this tightly written poetic saga of a modern Comanche village in Oklahoma, the young narrator is surrounded by gambling thugs, drugged-out gangs, and memories of the glory days of warriors who tried to preserve the land. The tragicomic narrative mirrors a life neither easy nor forgettable.

Keith Holyoak my minotaur 978-1-933675-48-0, $17, paper, 161 pp. 978-1-933675-49-7, $25, cloth, 161 pp. DOS MADRES PRESS 2010

Poetry. Illustrations by Jim Holyoak. In this debut volume of selected poems, Keith Holyoak explores the borderlands where dualities run together—life and death, despair and hope, man and woman, reason and passion, human and animal, reality and dream. His poetic voice is juxtaposed with the surrealistic artistic visions of Jim Holyoak, Keith’s son. MY MINOTAUR creates an extra imagination space between the dualities of father and son, word and image. Cloth numbered, limited edition. Brandi Homan bobcat country 978-1-84861-085-9, $15, paper, 80 pp. SHEARSMAN BOOKS 2010

Poetry. “Brandi Homan’s BOBCAT COUNTRY is the unholy love child of Lynda Barry and Ween. Fabulously honest, surprising, and hilarious, these poems are a TGIFriday’s extravaganza of retarded American enthusiasm, deftly rendered. Homan loves the ‘Fuck yeaaaah!’s our culture hoots just before it drives its rental car off a cliff. Her details are so spot on, their mere presence relieves us of the need for contrived, ‘poetic’ resolutions. That’s what makes the poems true—there are no easy answers in them. They make me proud to be a woman, and yet, simultaneously, wanna sincerely rock out in a parking lot to rape rock”—Jennifer L. Knox. Lita Hooper thunder in her Voice: the narratiVe of sojourner truth 978-0-9819208-8-7, $14.95, paper, 60 pp. WILLOW BOOKS/AQUARIUS PRESS 2010

Poetry. African American Studies. In 1850 Olive Gilbert helped Isabella Baumfree (Sojourner Truth) pen her slave narrative, Narrative of Sojourner Truth: A Northern Slave. The book provided a detailed account of Truth’s life as a slave and the horrific conditions enslaved African Americans were forced to withstand under the brutal system of chattel slavery. THUNDER IN HER VOICE examines the heroic life of Sojourner Truth through verse. Each excerpt from the slave narrative is reflected in poetry as Lita Hooper walks us through Truth’s life, providing portrayals of Truth’s friends, family members and enemies. The poems offer an intimate look into the life of one of America’s most important abolitionists. Rather than a series of revisions, Lita Hooper’s elegant poems are striking illuminations that take us beyond the “facts” of Sojourner’s life and into the “truth” of her thoughts, her fears, her hopes and her prayers. Hooper’s genius lies in her capacity for empathy and her ability to write a poetic line of such simplicity and grace that it turns even the most harrowing facts into beautiful laments of pain and hope.

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POETRY, PROSE POETRY, CROSS-GENRE Tim Hunt fault lines 978-1-935218-16-6, $16, paper, 100 pp.

Brenda Iijima if not metamorphic 978-1-934103-10-4, $17.50, paper, 128 pp.

THE BACKWATERS PRESS 2009

AHSAHTA PRESS 2010

Poetry. “The strength of Tim Hunt’s nature poems drew me into this book. His observation of light, rocks, a hawk and a field mouse in ‘High Desert Summer,’ a California landscape, is so intense that he seems to long to become part of it. Then come the poems honoring and loving his family, whose history is made up of men and women ‘getting by,’ ‘learning to make do,’ acquiring ‘that tricky pride of the poor—the failing that is success.’ Here is a poet standing on the threshold of existence, acutely aware of the humans, both living and dead, existing in the rooms behind him, but wanting, ‘other times,’ the consolation of nature. His ambivalence is a strength and enrichment, not only for him, but for his fortunate readers”—Judith Hemschemeyer.

Poetry. IF NOT METAMORPHIC uses the long form, frequently in choral antiphon, to ask what kind of pressures exert change—as in the title poem, where war and human cruelty have turned even the kelp murderous—and what exactly is changed: sometimes words take on other forms before our eyes, sometimes sentences try on new endings in shameless view, and puns on popular culture poke through the deepest meditation. These poems truncate and disrupt narrative, borrowing now from the parataxis of renku, now from the verse-prose travelogue of haibun, but do not foreclose the possibility of ephiphany; Iijima still envisions a “Great Swan” that holds within it creation and destruction: “Eureka / Or death?” The book was Peter Gizzi’s selection for runner-up in the 2007 Sawtooth Poetry Prize contest.

Chris Hutchinson other people’s liVes 978-1-894078-75-7, $19, paper, 128 pp. BRICK BOOKS 2009

Poetry. With imagination, wit and scrupulous candor, Chris Hutchinson’s poems negotiate and renegotiate the shifting no-man’s-land between self and others, introspection and public life. Here are poems carrying unflinching perceptions on their own innovative, edgy music, refusing inflations of rhetoric and complacent notions of the inner life, bringing skeptical intelligence and radical imagination—those supposedly incompatible room-mates—into electrical connection. The result is a poetry of daring honesty, close observation, and humanity, executed with exhilarating verve and humor. Brenda Iijima reVV. you’ll—ution 978-0-9822120-2-8, $14.95, paper, 104 pp. DISPLACED PRESS 2009

Poetry. In REVV. YOU’LL—UTION, Brenda Iijima enacts a gorgeous, terrifying zero-degree literalism of interiority and internality cum fold, forcing us humans to see down and deep and also up and out into our global and galactic symbiosis. “Sing here archaeology/recovery Sing here sociology/legal aid”: this work speaks through the canny avatars of REV and RAW and THIS IS THIS, whose muse brushes with the supermax, diamond trade, Agent Orange, torture, Katrina, and Iraq—oil spills, ice floes, extinction, and oceanic peril—til they are universalized to the touch. As Iijima limns petrified cultural, political, and biological distinctions to dilate and explode them, “animal” becomes “sibling breath,” screen memories echo cell memory, and biometrics reveal our starred carbon and murder-marred marrow. Through a vision that strips us down and builds us up, she re-inserts and -inscribes us into prehistoric technologies, habitus, and aggressions, paths of past-as-present earth metamorphosis (“Is us was us is”).



Brenda Iijima, Editor eco lanGuaGe reader 978-0-9822645-4-6, $19.95, paper, 320 pp. NIGHTBOAT BOOKS 2010

Poetry. Literary Nonfiction. Environmental Studies. In this riveting and timely collection of essays, interviews, and photographs, 17 contemporary innovative poets weigh in on pressing environmental concerns. How can poetry engage with a global ecosystem under duress? How do poetic languages, forms, structures, syntaxes, and grammars contend or comply with the forces of environmental disaster? Can innovating languages forward the cause of living sustainably in a world of radical interconnectedness? In what ways do vectors of geography, race, gender, class, and culture intersect with the development of individual or collective ecopoetic projects? Contributors include: Karen Leona Anderson, Jack Collom, Tina Darragh, Marcella Durand, Laura Elrick, Brenda Iijima, Peter Larkin, Jill Magi, Tracie Morris, Catriona Mortimer-Sandilands, Julie Patton, Jed Rasula, Evelyn Reilly, Leslie Scalapino, James Sherry, Jonathan Skinner, and Tyrone Williams. Co-published with Portable Press at Yo-Yo Labs. Lucy Ives anamnesis 978-0-9777698-4-1, $14.95, paper, 83 pp. SLOPE EDITIONS 2009

Poetry. “The word ‘anamnesis’ relates to how a person arrives at knowledge. In the Platonic sense, it suggests the recollection of ideas which the soul knew in a previous life. In a clinical sense, it is the full medical history as told by a patient; in the Christian sense, it is a Eucharistic prayer; and in immunology, it is a strong immune response. All of these meanings relate to the central concept of this fine collection, how a writer ‘finds’ and/or ‘makes’ meaning and deals with the temporary nature of the act, how even our most vital life stories are provisional at best, and how erasure becomes part of the process itself. We are asked to reflect on what previous life brought these sentences to the page, what history of illness or wellness caused the words to form this way, what invisible prayer was erased even before meaning was posited”—Maxine Chernoff, from the Introduction.

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POETRY, PROSE POETRY, CROSS-GENRE Richard Jackson resonance 978-0-912592-69-5, $15.95, paper, 108 pp. ASHLAND POETRY PRESS 2010

Poetry. Richard Jackson’s tenth collection of poems, RESONANCE, juxtaposes love and loss, often setting a transcending hope against individual tragedies in various world conflicts, or letting images drawn from science collide against our deepest emotions, to capture the conflicting, sometimes simultaneous joys and griefs of being human. Drawing deeply from contemporary American life and from the ancient myths of Western culture, Jackson’s words are sure to resonate with every reader. About RESONANCE in particular, and about Richard Jackson’s work as a whole, James Tate puts it best: “Richard Jackson has become one of our most important poets. His subjects are those for which poetry originally came into being. The essentials are his songs, his precepts, his adoration, his companions. It isn’t any simple solace he offers, but it’s solace nonetheless that he lends us.” Maggie Jaffe flic(K)s: poetic interroGations of american cinema 978-1-890193-89-8, $15, paper, 76 pp. RED DRAGONFLY PRESS 2010

Poetry. Film Studies. FLIC(K)S: POETIC INTERROGATIONS OF AMERICAN CINEMA is a collection of poems that brilliantly investigates the dark political legacy of American cinema, from Cat People to Thelma and Louise. “Jaffe[‘s]...film poems [are] offered as proof that movies are...capitalist fairytales in the Brothers Grimm sense, the truth at its most enormous, and wearing its most terrifying shoes, jack boots, under its petticoats” —Michael McIrvin. David Jaffin time shadows 978-1-84861-100-9, $20, paper, 370 pp. SHEARSMAN BOOKS 2010

Poetry. “Jaffin’s poetry is as ‘modernist’ as abstract painting while still poetry in the traditional sense, whose purpose is the verbalization of basic human experience and whose form derives from a serious exploration of language... it is remarkable what depth of experience Jaffin manages to relate through his severely limited vocabulary and imagery”—Victor Teras. Travis Jeppesen dicKlunG & others 978-0-9821945-2-2, $14, paper, 217 pp. BLATT BOOKS 2009

Poetry. DICKLUNG & OTHERS is Travis Jeppesen’s second book of poetry. “Jeppesen has a gift for balancing accessibility with lyricism, and the laconic speech of teenagers with philosophical density” —Punk Planet Magazine.

Daniel Johnson how to catch a fallinG Knife 978-1-882295-79-1, $15.95, paper, 80 pp. ALICE JAMES BOOKS 2010

Poetry. Like an album of photographic negatives, this book is transformed by light, inhabited by family, illness, mortality, and faith. Daniel Johnson hammers plain speech into exquisite song that is celebratory, mysterious, and elegiac. This transfixing collection resounds with what’s left unsaid. “HOW TO CATCH A FALLING KNIFE is a perfect title for this book: there is danger, playfulness, impossibilities made possible, and surprise, in varying doses, in every poem! Most of all though, what I end up loving most about these spare, intense poems, is their heart, their urgent, nutty, burning, utterly whole heart”—Thomas Lux.

Peter Johnson rants and raVes: selected and new prose poems 978-1-935210-06-1, $16, paper, 120 pp. WHITE PINE PRESS 2010

Poetry. RANTS AND RAVES draws from three previously published volumes and includes a selection of new poetry by this master of the prose poem. “The excitement of prose poetry is that it transgresses the rules to catch a glimpse of what could be called the true life of the imagination”—Charles Simic. “Johnson’s clear-eyed explication of our sad, bruised, fallen world becomes a celebration, an elation. Johnson shouts, ‘Hallelujah!’ in one of his poems. Read RANTS AND RAVES and you’ll be shouting it too”—Gary Young. Betsy Johnson-Miller rain when you want rain 978-0-932412-86-7, $14.95, paper, 74 pp. MAYAPPLE PRESS 2010

Poetry. Writing about life’s absurdities, Betsy JohnsonMiller infuses her lines with a winning sense of eros. In this beautifully crafted collection, she explores the fragile grace that is earned by finding a necessary voice in contrasts: mother/daughter, husband/wife, humor/sadness, faith/skepticism, the world of the flesh/the world of the spirit, and so much more. Ted Jonathan bones & joKes 978-1-935520-01-6, $14.95, paper, 124 pp. NYQ BOOKS 2009

Poetry. In his first full-length collection, Ted Jonathan delivers up poems and stories out of a gritty urban reality that are as raw and original as the characters and streets from which they come. Jonathan weaves the language of the street into a rhythmic frenzy that pleases the ear in both his poetry and prose. He uses this lyricism like the stealth of a cat bringing its owner a mouse to seek a greater understanding of things like violent childhood icons, poker games, and hookers and lays that understanding at the feet of the reader as proof of life. BONES & JOKES is savage, joyous, profound and dead on funny, but behind it all is a gentle love and clear sanity that makes it all memorable. Richard Jones the correct spellinG and exact meaninG 978-1-55659-317-8, $15, paper, 96 pp. COPPER CANYON PRESS 2010

Poetry. Richard Jones examines the details of daily life as though through a child’s eyes, taking in every wondrous moment as if time were nonexistent, yet with the intensely painful understanding that the elemental world of the family is fleeting. Jones, who is strongly influenced by Rilke and Keats, is a master of metaphor who can transform mundane things into sacred objects. “Jones can be stunning, effortlessly finding the right tone”—The Village Voice. Andrew Joron trance archiVe: new and selected poems 978-0-87286-530-3, $14.95, paper, 120 pp. CITY LIGHTS PUBLISHERS 2010

Poetry. Since his post-9/11 essay “The Emergency,” Andrew Joron has been regarded as one of American poetry’s most profound practitioners. TRANCE ARCHIVE draws on over twenty years of Joron’s work, from his early science fiction poetry to his later fusion of surrealist romanticism and avant-garde materialism, into what he calls “speculative lyric.” Infused with radical politics, Joron’s poetry takes inspiration from chaos and complexity theory, and reflects personal associations ranging from anarchist philosopher Paul Feyerabend to surrealist mystic Philip Lamantia. The third volume in City Lights’ vibrant Spotlight series, TRANCE ARCHIVE

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POETRY, PROSE POETRY, CROSS-GENRE affirms Joron’s place among major contemporary poets. Jeffrey Jullich portrait of colon dash parenthesis 978-1-933959-10-8, $15, paper, 96 pp. LITMUS PRESS 2010

Poetry. “These are poems as performance. There are rather more actions than actors,their relative importance often pointed up with italics and exclamation marks. We develop a thirst for what is going on, without quite knowing what it is.Yet the poems are very precise about preciseness. They will wake you up”—John Ashbery.

Joseph Karasek loVe and the ten thousand thinGs 978-1-893670-39-6, $15, paper, 74 pp. TEBOT BACH 2009

Poetry. “In his seminal anthology, The New American Poetry 1945-1960, Donald Allen issued a challenge to poets of the future. Joseph Karasek accepts that challenge. Writing in the tradition of Olson and Duncan, he manifests a lyric consciousness poised on the edge between beauty and terror. LOVE AND TEN THOUSAND THINGS is a masterpiece”—Michael Wurster. “LOVE AND TEN THOUSAND THINGS is a book full of edges and urgency, the poems slipping gracefully among their many modes of discourse: cautionary wisdom, intimate muttering, incantation, and awe. Things are some things half-said but never half-felt in these poems which bring to mind both the fullness of John Ashbery’s world and the simplicity of Li Po’s”—Gail Wronsky. Joseph Karasek beyond walKinG 978-1-893670-40-2, $15, paper, 72 pp. TEBOT BACH 2010

Poetry. “BEYOND WAKING is a book that transcends time in its movement: stripping it down, puncturing the layers of formality of presentation/while at the same time honoring them.... It lives brilliantly amid the collecting and dispersing/the intimate and the public, where madness and joy spiral and swirl away— delivering us to the pivot of belief”—Jan Beatty. “In BEYOND WAKING, the flower once seen remains on the inner eye, the note once heard diminishes but never disappears. Spend time in Joseph Karasek’s world...you’ll return with a clearer eye, a deeper heart, for your own”—Richard St. John. Margaret Kaufman inheritance 978-0-9819861-0-4, $16, paper, 96 pp. SIXTEEN RIVERS PRESS 2010

Poetry. “The arts of remembering in Margaret Kaufman’s INHERITANCE are as various as the tones of voice available to her as a poet. Her voice can be political, and it can be sensual portraiture. But always she will show us that a ‘memory of that joyous dancing burns’” —Ilya Kaminsky.

Ayane Kawata time of sKy & castles in the air 978-1-933959-08-5, $18, paper, 144 pp. LITMUS PRESS 2010

Poetry. East Asia Studies. Translated from the Japanese by Sawako Nakayasu. TIME OF SKY & CASTLES IN THE AIR is the first full-length translation of Ayane Kawata’s poetry to be published in English. This single volume contains Kawata’s first book of poems, TIME OF SKY (first published in Japanese by Kumo Publishers, 1969), and her sixth, CASTLES IN THE AIR: A DREAM JOURNAl (first published in Japanese by Shoshi Yamada, 1991). Translator Sawako Nakayasu writes in the Afterword: “In TIME OF SKY we find terse lines that are unresolved— the tension is neither built nor released, but exists as if in its natural state, a note of music forever in suspension. It never arrives—it is and never was home...” and of CASTLES IN THE AIR Nakayasu writes: “Its poems are derived from a notebook the author kept for 15 years, in which she recorded her dreams every morning upon waking.... The logic in these prose poems may feel familiar to us as dream logic, but we also find in them the complexity and anxiety attendant to of a lifetime spent living in a culture not one’s own, an ongoing reckoning with one’s dangers and desires, and the difficulty (and absurdity) of trying to communicate with others.” Cover art by Mauro Zamora. Julius Keleras xl poems 978-1-881471-99-8, $14, paper, 127 pp. SPUYTEN DUYVIL 2002

Poetry. Bilingual Edition. Translated from the Lithuanian by Vyt Bakaitis. “Keleras comes across as resourceful and dazzling an Odyssean explorer as Baudelaire insisted on for the poet’s quest, with stamina to match. One intention evident in his published work is a concern to uncover an abiding significance from passing events. Simultaneously probing for a common basis in actual close-up and in light of eternity, his poems may be said to be lucid snapshots developed in a subtle amalgam of memory and intuition, each successful scan being particularly effective in restoring remnants of dislocated memory to a dreamlike authenticity”—Vyt Bakaitis. Michael Kenyon the last house 978-1-894078-74-0, $19, paper, 112 pp. BRICK BOOKS 2009

Poetry. THE LAST HOUSE is Michael Kenyon’s third fulllength collection of poems. His poetry and fiction have always been alert to the underside, the angularity of the outcast, those forced by temperament or predilection or circumstance to the fringes of middle class life. Here, it is insight itself that pushes the speakers closer to the edge. The world of these poems is dark: Kenyon names and owns our clear cuts, our overpopulation, our fossil-fueled rush to oblivion, the violence embedded in sexuality. This is a book of expanded elegy, clear-eyed, unflinching amid the wreckage of its loves. Paul Killebrew flowers 978-0-9822376-2-5, $14, paper, 88 pp. CANARIUM BOOKS 2010

Poetry. Paul Killebrew’s much-anticipated full-length debut, FLOWERS, breaks open the American dream at its weakest parts, to find intrigue, sadness, humor, possibility, and new ways to question motives and metaphors. Killebrew is a bold inheritor of the lyrical tradition that dares to sing of the world as an intimate thing. In the words of Tomaz Salamun, “to read him is a delight.”



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POETRY, PROSE POETRY, CROSS-GENRE Ger Killeen blood orbits 978-1-60235-123-3, $14, paper, 88 pp.

Devin King clops 978-0-9820292-8-2, $10, paper, 54 pp.

PARLOR PRESS 2009

THE GREEN LANTERN PRESS 2010

Poetry. BLOOD ORBITS is a series of poems and prose poems exploring various conceptualizations of history both as a generative principle of meaning and as particular contexts and events through which we shape our subjectivities. In language that is richly musical and startlingly surreal, these poems interrogate and confront narratives that encode oppression, violence, and dishonesty, both the “grand narratives” which structure our place in history as well as the stories that we as individuals tell ourselves to make sense of our lives in their dailiness. In writing that is at once philosophically sophisticated and restlessly energetic, the poetry of BLOOD ORBITS brings to life what Wallace Stevens called “the hum of thoughts evaded in the mind,” exploring ideas as ideas, but also evolving a poetic language that squarely confronts the consequences of those ideas in real human lives.

Poetry. Printed in an edition of 250 with color plates by artist Brian McNearney. Using lyrical language, repetition and abstraction, King retells the Odyssey representing the original characters as surface icons who move in and out of the first person. Implicating the reader in the action of war, King reforms the epic.

Jack Kimball post~twyla: reset 978-0-9825495-3-7, $16, paper, 80 pp. FAUX PRESS & OTHER PUBLICATIONS 2010

Poetry. The plan for POST~TWYLA, first published abroad in 2006, was to spoof John Ashbery’s booklength poem Flow Chart by way of three-line ersatz haiku, a contradictory format to the prolixity of the original. Jack Kimball explains, “Problem was it didn’t work. I stopped after the fifth page, because I wasn’t ‘reacting’ so much as ‘countering’ with extraneous materials. I wound up sourcing dozens of texts, including Flow Chart, but not page-by-page as intended. I adopted a nonsystematic, countering method, arguing with metaphors, vocabulary, and as the assembly process spread like narcolepsy it didn’t stop until I hit 250 poems, a cut-off imposed before it got tedious. I introduced ‘commentary’ after many verses to extend or preview ideas and to upset the ‘flow.’ POST~TWYLA is a heap of disparities from, of, and in poetry remade into YouTubeable excerpts and Twitter fodder.” Burt Kimmelman as if free 978-1-58498-069-8, $14.95, paper, 89 pp. TALISMAN HOUSE 2009

Poetry. “Make no mistake about it: Burt Kimmelman appears here—& not for the first time—as a successor to the lineage of William Carlos Williams & George Oppen (to name but two), no less so for being a master of that lineage worn proudly. The sense of number in his writing—particle by particle & breath by breath—& the attention that he gives to other particulars—the littlest words & the small moments through which we live— are of a piece. In this there is nothing minor or modest, although it might appear to be just that, but a strict & powerful accounting, leaving me—for one— filled with admiration & hooked on every word” —Jerome Rothenberg. Amy King slaVes to do these thinGs 978-1-935402-31-2, $16, paper, 95 pp. BLAZEVOX BOOKS 2009

Poetry. LGBT Studies. “‘I’m portable. My mind travels / the verse and valleys of whole people’ says the poet. Correct! Readers of this book will discover their own memories. They will melt in them, amazed, lullabied, dramatized, shocked that they exist. Amy King is a true bard”—Tomaz Salamun.

Matthew Klane b____ meditations {-} 978-0-9819267-2-8, $16, paper, 80 pp. STOCKPORT FLATS 2008

Poetry. Matthew Klane’s daily meditations on being and the body politic evolve from Plato’s “divided line” into a rotating T-square that boomerangs beyond Darwin, beats around Bush then heads back to Whitman. These experiments ponder geopolitics and the U.S. electorate. In a grand bow to Whitman, Klane’s first section, Specimen Days, borrows edicts and shapes them into spatial sonnets. In re Republic, poems bifurcate into two columns. In a bipartisan act, readers begin reading vertically and horizontally as Klane indicts pitfalls of political process and delights in human resilience. Haiku arranged in quadrants form World Series, the third section. Here, sound and visual play lead readers diagonally across the page. Can this country redefine itself again? By the final section, Explore Tomorrow Today(TM), a rotating t-axis reorients how meaning is structured with each turn of the page. This is the premier collection in Stockport Flats’ Meander Scar Series of experimental poetry. Stockport Flats is an imprint of Ander Mose Studios. Jeff Knorr Keeper 978-1-59539-009-7, $10.95, paper, 72 pp. MAMMOTH BOOKS 2004

Poetry. Essays. In this mingling of essays and poems Jeff Knorr takes us on metaphoric journeys down rivers, to lakes, and across fields hunting for pheasant. KEEPER explores childhood memories fishing with his grandfather, his own father, and what it means to raise a boy of his own. In these captivating writings, our heartaches and memories are cast out against the placid surface of the water only to retrieve what is important to us—to teach the younger generation through our stories and actions, weaving a beautiful pattern of life and living. Jason Koo man on extremely small island 978-0-9815010-3-1, $14.95, paper, 88 pp. C&R PRESS 2009

Poetry. Asian American Studies. Winner of the 2008 DeNovo Poetry Prize. “Jason Koo’s MAN ON EXTREMELY SMALL ISLAND is an absurdly funny meditation on loneliness, desire and the silences between us. By turns mythic and pop, Koo’s poems explore the anger, betrayal and compromises of young love, as well as the complexities of communication within families. MAN ON EXTREMELY SMALL ISLAND is a self-effacing look at anguish, an expansive and inclusive debut” —Denise Duhamel.

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POETRY, PROSE POETRY, CROSS-GENRE Richard Kostelanetz recircuits 978-1-935520-18-4, $16.95, paper, 192 pp.

Dorothea Lasky blacK life 978-1-933517-43-8, $14, paper, 77 pp.

NYQ BOOKS 2009

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Poetry. Long concerned with poetic invention, the indisputably avant-garde writer Richard Kostelanetz has recently been discovering new language forms not with words but within words. This new collection of his, RECIRCUITS, is one of several efforts in this direction. From the great linguist Roman Jakobson he takes this classic appreciation: “Poetry has from the earliest times engaged in play with suffixes; but only in modern poetry, and particularly in Xlebnikov, has this device become conscious, and as it were legitimate.” The constraint informing this collection is that the addition or subtraction of a single letter recircuits the semantic stream. For this book he presents complementary texts—the first, copies of the handwritten pages he prepared for Francesco Conz’s Ezra Pound Project (Verona, Italy) depending upon the addition of suffixes; the second, many of the same sequences reversed to discover recircuits revealed through subtraction. These poems cannot be translated, because they exploit possibilities unique to English.

Poetry. In her brazen second collection, Dorothea Lasky cries out beyond prophecy and confession, through to an even more powerful empathy. On the verge of becoming pure substance and sensation, BLACK LIFE is emotion recollected not in tranquility, but in radically affirming intensity.

Nancy Kuhl suspend 978-1-84861-086-6, $15, paper, 88 pp. SHEARSMAN BOOKS 2010

Poetry. “Wide awake and unruly, SUSPEND is saturated with acts of revelation and risk. The body can be ‘laid open like a book,’ but words also perform their own physiology, and the alphabet keeps time like the calling of stops on a train. Pushed ahead by narrative momentum and pulled back, suspended, by contemplation, recollection, and the dizzying potential of human will and desire, these poems possess a vibrantly lived verbal energy. In the articulation of such powerful tensions, one begins to believe that our programming can be undone, the calendar rewritten, the train diverted to new destinations”—Elizabeth Willis. Aaron Kunin the sore throat & other poems 978-1-934200-34-6, $16, paper, 88 pp. FENCE BOOKS 2010

Poetry. Aaron Kunin believes that the part of yourself that you’re most ashamed of is interesting and can be used as material for art. The poems of THE SORE THROAT, his second collection, come out of self-imposed semiotic limitation, yet manifest a fully inhabited psychological environment. Working with a limited vocabulary—200 words derived from a nervous habit of transcription— and with specific source texts—Ezra Pound’s “Hugh Selwyn Mauberley” and Maurice Maeterlinck’s play Pelleas et Melisande—Kunin makes hymn, epigram, ode, elegy, ballad, conversation, invective, confession, epitaph, inability, protest, love poem, (praise, valentine, aubade, seduction, defense of inconstancy), riddle, cosmogony, theodicy, vanity, and misplaced concreteness among his modes d’emploi. Combining rigorous formal procedure with a kind of automatic writing, THE SORE THROAT produces poems of unlikely, and heightened, sensitivity to nuances of feeling. David Landrey consciousness suite 978-1-933132-49-5, $11, paper, 70 pp.

Amanda Laughtland postcards to box  978-0-9821600-9-1, $12, paper, 83 pp. BOOTSTRAP PRODUCTIONS 2010

Poetry. “Created from postcards sent to longtime family friends over a span of 50 years, Amanda Laughtland’s POSTCARDS TO BOX 464 offers manifestations of affection which so enchant that we are pulled into their intimate space. We feel as if we were ‘the Coopers,’ recipients of the original postcards—reading these poems makes one feel liked as much as obviously loved! Distilled into a small book with fittingly spare but evocative drawings by Jen Mays, the poems read like a travel diary as well, and as such a journal is a pageturner. The ‘found text’ even transcends original context through inadvertent humor. Laughtland’s craftsmanship and emotional commitment makes this project luminous—in her ‘labor of love,’ her generous love achieves what poetry can: a seemingly effortless making of attraction”—Eileen R. Tabios. Jean LeBlanc at any moment 978-1-935218-11-1, $16, paper, 88 pp. THE BACKWATERS PRESS 2010

Poetry. “How does Jean LeBlanc make her poems so comfortably alive? Her candor, yes. Images already there. Full of surprise, but amiably free of shock. She is one of us, being singular. Such a pleasure, then, to enter and re-enter her world, poem after poem, and to share in the canny play of her language, to follow the casual gambits of her agile mind as she turns the commonplace on its ear. On her ear. I laughed out loud. I’m so pleased. I ache with the unexpected familiarity of her feelings. Her fancies. I find I am thinking of her as Jeannie. Look out! Look out! It’s like falling in love again. I’m going to read AT ANY MOMENT, one poem a day, to my wife” —Edward Lueders. Iris Lee urban bird life 978-1-935520-16-0, $14.95, paper, 104 pp. NYQ BOOKS 2010

Poetry. Swans, owls, and other urban birds soar through the poems in Iris Lee’s first collection taking the reader along with them as she covers a broad range in her exploration of the interiors and exteriors of her much-loved New York City. From descriptions of city streets to the Atlantic shores, to a lazy morning in bed with a lover, Lee delves into distances both temporal and spatial, connections both erotic and familial, and moments that are both ecstatic and dreadful all the while sustaining a frank, intense, and lyrical voice— which kicks ass when needed.

SPUYTEN DUYVIL 2007

Poetry. From the author: “So in the way of poetical discovery, all these new works blended with years of speculation and study and observation, resulting in what you have in hand. It’s a small compilation, but I rest in the happy prospect there is more to come, should time allow. What a wondrous cosmos we inhabit!”



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POETRY, PROSE POETRY, CROSS-GENRE Sueyeun Juliette Lee underGround national 978-1-60001-069-9, $15, paper, 108 pp. 978-1-60001-070-5, $30, cloth, 108 pp. FACTORY SCHOOL 2010

Poetry. Asian American Studies. In her second booklength collection, Sueyeun Juliette Lee suggests that suicide, K-pop, tourism, and atomic explosions have emerged as expressions of the forces upholding untenable national imaginations. Go underground with her and enter into a subterranean consideration of how History collides with human memory to generate new, unseen currents for being. Michael Leong e.s.p. 978-0-9792410-2-4, $14, paper, 98 pp. SILENCED PRESS 2009

Poetry. Asian American Studies. Nominated for the PEN American Center’s Beyond Margins Award and the Poetry Society of America’s Norma Farber First Book Award. Poetry that knows what you’re thinking. “Michael Leong pursues what he calls a ‘ludic inarticulacy’ throughout the pages of E.S.P., and like all great adventures, the chase is as good as the capture. He’s got a wonderful sense of humor, combined with a magician’s ease and the biggest wand in three counties. Puns, acronyms, anagrams, plays on words abound, though in the service of some deeper feeling. It’s all in what you don’t see, but when the shell game’s over, you’ll be feeling Leong’s words stitched on the inside of your pockets”—Kevin Killian. Ben Lerner mean free path 978-1-55659-314-7, $16, paper, 96 pp. COPPER CANYON PRESS 2010

Poetry. National Book Award finalist Ben Lerner turns to science once again for his guiding metaphor. “Mean free path” is the average distance a particle travels before colliding with another particle. The poems in Lerner’s third collection are full of layered collisions— repetitions, fragmentations, stutters, re-combinations— that track how language threatens to break up or change course under the emotional pressures of the utterance. And then there’s the larger collision of love, and while Lerner questions whether love poems are even possible, he composes a gorgeous, symphonic, and complicated one. D. W. Lichtenberg the ancient booK of hip 978-1-889292-21-2, $12, paper, 104 pp. FOURTEEN HILLS PRESS 2009

Poetry. This debut collection is a case study, a documentation, a journaling. It’s a bunch of poems about girls, sex, cigarettes, PBR, and everything else that is the world of hip. It is the winner of the Michael Rubin Book Award. “There is a real zest in these poems.... Lichtenberg’s joy in the everyday reminds me of the daily pleasures as Frank O’Hara embraced them”— John Skoyles, author of The Situation and poetry editor of Ploughshares. “Whether riding the subway or ‘talking shit about a pretty sunset,’ his is a highly entertaining new voice that will win you over with its combination of disarming simplicity and incisive wit”—Elaine Equi.

Lyn Lifshin Katrina 978-0-9827343-0-8, $15, paper, 97 pp. POETIC MATRIX PRESS 2010

Poetry. What we have mostly missed in all the reporting is the intimacy of a poet’s voice who can bring the real right up inside us. Lyn Lifshin’s volume of straightforward, exact poetry in KATRINA does this. There is a clear ungarnished force to her words that gives us the chance to bring our own sense of loss, grief and compassion into the lives of those who have been drawn into such an event. Petter Lindgren farawaystan 978-1-934851-14-2, $14.95, paper, 54 pp. MARICK PRESS 2009

Poetry. Translated from the Swedish by Lars Ahlstroem. Lindgren’s poems contains a naturalism locked in time, images that linger on like memories, memories which are precise at times and then betray, leaving the edges blurred. This social realism is combined with an intellectual playfulness; this is a poet who knows the classics and plays with them in a sophisticated fashion. Alexander Long liGht here, liGht there 978-0-9815010-6-2, $14.95, paper, 77 pp. C&R PRESS 2010

Poetry. “The poems in Alexander Long’s LIGHT HERE, LIGHT THERE offer no bromides, no easy consolations. His new book is a product of ‘the grieving mind in memory,’ and Long seems to have forgotten nothing. The misery of a failed marriage, a friend’s suicide, and the casual ruin of other wasted lives are cataloged with a ruthless precision. But ‘every apocalypse is personal,’ Long assures us, and because it is, we readers experience the same redemption that Long somehow manages to coax out of the relentless assault of the past. Alexander Long’s poems are superbly lyrical, agile and flamboyant. His description of Jimi Hendrix in one of his poems is an apt description of Long as well: ‘wicked and bright and on’”—Gary Young. Sarah Luczaj an urGent reQuest 978-1-893670-36-5, $10, paper, 32 pp. TEBOT BACH 2009

Poetry. “I read AN URGENT REQUEST with enormous appreciation. The mix of emotion and imagination, the near side of the domestic juxtaposed with the wrenching human questions, without the scaffolding of overt autobiographical narrative, immediately brings to mind some of my very favorite poets: Akhmatova, Radnoti, and Rosario Castellanos. Beautiful poetry” —Jeffrey Greene. “Sharp, dramatic, funny and shocking poetry”—Yuri Andrukhovych. Raymond Luczak mute 978-0-9794208-6-3, $11.95, paper, 64 pp. A MIDSUMMER NIGHT’S PRESS 2010

Poetry. LGBT Studies. Silence is always a powerful statement, but even more so in the hands of Raymond Luczak, who demonstrates in his third collection what it’s like to navigate between the warring languages of confusion and clarity. As a deaf gay man in the hearing world, he lends an unforgettable voice to his reality of ache and loss beyond the inadequate translation of sound.

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POETRY, PROSE POETRY, CROSS-GENRE Dennis Maloney, Editor findinG the way home: poems of awaKeninG and transformation 978-1-935210-12-2, $16, paper, 240 pp. WHITE PINE PRESS 2010

Poetry. Edited by Dennis Maloney. Good poetry contains the kind of knowledge we search for, the kind that resonates in the heart as well as the mind. The poems in this anthology are timeless, spanning two millennia, and are drawn from many different centuries and cultures. The voices range from ancient China, Japan, and India to contemporary America and Europe. What they share is a living spirit that can help us change the way we see ourselves, and the world. Contributors include Han-shan, Du Fu, Li Po, Ryokan, Issa, Yosa Buson, Ikkyu, Rumi, Antonio Machado, Juan Ramón Jiménez, Tomas Tranströmer, Rolf Jacobsen, Rainer Maria Rilke, Pablo Neruda, Gabriela Mistral, Denise Levertov, Jane Hirshfield, Gary Snyder, Joseph Bruchac, Sam Hamill, James Wright, Ilya Kaminsky, Robert Bly, and many others. Malinda Markham haVinG cut the sparrow’s heart 978-1-930974-89-0, $15, paper, 61 pp. NEW ISSUES POETRY & PROSE 2010

Poetry. Winner of the 2009 Green Rose Prize in Poetry. “In a masterful work of startling possibilities, Markham layers gleaming phrases into a testimony to the world’s particularities, which she reveals as also, paradoxically, eternal. Nothing here is limited by history, but instead attains the kind of simultaneity that drives myth. And like myth, her world is populated by creatures that mean, irreducibly, only themselves. Her ready attention to animals and birds is indicative of a compassion that demands of the world an inventive intelligence, and offers it one in return”—Cole Swensen. Jennifer Martenson unsound 978-1-936194-01-8, $14, paper, 64 pp. BURNING DECK 2010

Poetry. LGBT Studies. Martenson’s poems are narratives of thinking. They are landscapes in which abstract concepts have the presence and force of physical objects—you may hit your head on them. The focus is on dissonance, whether between perception and received ideas, between feelings and convention, between lesbian identity and social prejudice, or between the desire to make the world orderly, intelligible, and finding the systems for doing so wanting and ambiguity everywhere. The diverse forms push against words in single file, against the ways syntax projects coherence and smoothes over disjunctions. Camille Martin sonnets 978-1-84861-070-5, $16, paper, 108 pp. SHEARSMAN BOOKS 2010

Poetry. In her second book of poetry, Camille Martin breathes fresh life into the sonnet in a collection that is at once edgy and lyrical. The word “sonnet” comes from “song,” and the musicality of SONNETS is not surprising, given Martin’s background as a classical musician. These poems demonstrate a virtuosic range of approaches and themes; some are inspired by texts as disparate as nursery rhymes, theories of cognitive science, a history of street names, and her own dream journals. The chorus of voices in this collection sing confidently and fluently, proving the sonnet to be an ideal vehicle for Martin’s love affair with language.



Paul Martin closinG distances 978-1-935218-04-3, $16, paper, 84 pp. THE BACKWATERS PRESS 2009

Poetry. “In CLOSING DISTANCES, Paul Martin keeps alive for a little longer the people who lived in the workingclass town where he grew up. Here are the old Slovak women, husbands, parents, and grandparents, brothers, the racy butcher. Here is the Slovak language that is slowly being forgotten. And here are beauty and sorrow, humor, tenderness and wisdom. In the aptly named ‘The Fading Photograph,’ a poem about his paternal grandfather, we read, ‘Proud old man, forgive me for thinking I understand.’ Thing is, Paul Martin does understand, and to read these wonderful, often heartbreaking poems is to share in that understanding and to be uplifted. We are much richer for these poems”—Harry Humes. Rodger Martin the battlefield Guide: harpers ferry, antietam, GettysburG 978-0-9801672-4-5, $16.95, paper, 56 pp. HOBBLEBUSH BOOKS 2010

Poetry. Book + CD. Illustrations by Chad Gowey. These narrative poems are a time-traveler’s guide to the battlefields that shaped the American conscience. They explore obscure but fascinating links to the world of today and test our assumptions about the Civil War. Included with the book is a CD of “Gettysburg,” “BlueEyed Boy,” and “Antietam” read by the author with musical accompaniment (Tim Mowry on mandolin, Ellen Carlson on violin, and Val Blachly on bass), recorded live. Khaled Mattawa tocQueVille 978-1-930974-90-6, $15, paper, 71 pp. NEW ISSUES POETRY & PROSE 2010

Poetry. “In his masterful fourth collection, Khaled Mattawa is concerned, above all, with the ramifications of a new global culture that most American poets have thus far ignored and neglected, partly out of incomprehension, partly out of fear. By setting himself against such timidity, Mattawa offers his most sustained and experimental reckoning with matters of cultural and social witness. TOCQUEVILLE is part personal lyric, part jeremiad, part shooting script, and part troubled homage to the great wry chronicler of American society evoked in the book’s title. It is a book of relentless invention that is also relentlessly urgent and that is a very rare thing indeed. Khaled Mattawa is, quite simply, one of the finest, fiercest, and most original poets of his generation”—David Wojahn. Gerald McCarthy trouble liGht 978-0-9816693-0-4, $12.95, paper, 64 pp. WEST END PRESS 2008

Poetry. “I have always lived deliberately.” These are the words of an exceptional poet who, in TROUBLE LIGHT, has concentrated on the themes closest to his heart and mind: working-class ethnicity, family life, war and recovery from war, prisons and the prisons we create within ourselves, personal loss, and our inability to heal from certain injuries.

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POETRY, PROSE POETRY, CROSS-GENRE Pattie McCarthy table alphabetical of hard words 978-0-9787667-6-4, $16.95, paper, 81 pp.

Mark McMorris entrepot 978-1-56689-236-0, $16, paper, 90 pp.

APOGEE PRESS 2010

COFFEE HOUSE PRESS 2010

Poetry. “Pattie McCarthy sifts with nervy precision through the debris of spoken English as rendered in definitions and on public platforms from the Middle Ages to something like now. In TABLE ALPHABETICAL OF HARD WORDS she has developed a powerful poetic phrasing that can accommodate this history of diction while constantly asking what there is to know, from any angle the mind and body can take. The book takes interest in distance as a kind of demi-subject (alongside orbits, childbirth, overhearing, reading, the generosity embedded within acts of stealing language from any source, joy and love) and breaks it down as it goes along, in a manner of speaking”—Anselm Berrigan.

Poetry. African American Studies. Within the intimate, enlightened, and dazzling linguistic flights of these poem-letters, Mark McMorris engages a world that has experienced “continuous combat since Helen gave Paris a flower / at least since the Bronze Age of Agamemnon’s armada.” “McMorris is a poet utterly devoted to the sensual beauty of language and he crafts lines dense and strong enough to bear the crashing forces of history and identity contained within them...his work is wrenching, lovely, and powerfully seductive” —Poetry Project Newsletter.

Gary L. McDowell and F. Daniel Rzicznek, Editors the rose metal press field Guide to prose poetry: contemporary poets in discussion and practice 978-0-9789848-8-5, $16.95, paper, 224 pp. ROSE METAL PRESS 2010

Poetry. Literary Criticism. A wide-ranging gathering of 34 brief essays and 66 prose poems by distinguished practitioners, THE ROSE METAL PRESS FIELD GUIDE TO PROSE POETRY is as personal and provocative, accessible and idiosyncratic as the genre itself. The essayists discuss their craft, influences, and experiences, all while pondering larger questions: What is prose poetry? Why write prose poems? With its pioneering introduction, this collection provides a history of the development of the prose poem up to its current widespread appeal. Half critical study and half anthology, THE FIELD GUIDE TO PROSE POETRY is a not-to-be-missed companion for readers and writers of poetry, as well as students and teachers of creative writing. Becka Mara McKay a meteoroloGist in the promised land 978-1-84861-083-5, $15, paper, 84 pp. SHEARSMAN BOOKS 2010

Poetry. In these poems, the reader carries her “lone heartbeat” while sifting through the confusion of a psychically, physically rubbled world. There is loss, transcribed literally as spaces in the poems, because in truth there is no “word-/for-word translation.” But in this stark landscape there is the “body’s strange persistence”; there are meanings made and held close, words collected “in secret.” Language equals transcendence and the bridge on which all other things are built: “tell me// your name.” David McLean lauGhinG at funerals 978-0-9811844-5-6, $15.50, paper, 102 pp. EPIC RITES PRESS 2010

Poetry. “Once again David McLean has captured the voice of the disaffected and disaffection itself in a finely nuanced collection of poetry, LAUGHING AT FUNERALS. In this volume, McLean’s most accessible, the reader is thrust into the surrealistic reality of existence and painful refractory ennui. McLean is at once melancholy and profound, an extraordinary writer with endless elegance, grace and talent, and a style quite his own. This is your first mandatory literary purchase of 2010. And if it is your only one, count yourself lucky”—Jack Henry.

Deborah Meadows depleted burden down 978-1-60001-975-3, $15, paper, 86 pp. FACTORY SCHOOL 2009

Poetry. Here is a poetry that explores the promise of public speech. What might we hear in poems that ask: if communities are built with weathered words, what is the sort of discernment that translation makes elusive? Public and private, Deborah Meadows’s poems ask “what provokes us to step toward the podium and begin a primary language game.” Michael Luis Medrano born in the caVity of sunsets 978-1-931010-66-5, $11, paper, 80 pp. BILINGUAL PRESS 2009

Poetry. Latino/Latina Studies. In BORN IN THE CAVITY OF SUNSETS, poet Michael Luis Medrano shows us life in Fresno, California, a city where one can never see the actual moment when the sun slips beyond the horizon because too many buildings block the view. The picture he paints is not always pretty. In edgy, sometimes angry verse, Medrano reveals a world of shadow and sacrifice. Never shying away from grim detail, he describes resentment, frustration, struggle, violence, and grief. But he also shows us light, hope, and humor with a wry and refreshing voice. Through it all, he remains sincere and versatile, letting the reader absorb intense emotion, from writhing agony to tender joy. BORN IN THE CAVITY OF SUNSETS is poetry for the people, from the initiated and well versed to the beginner who is just discovering the magic of a well-turned phrase. Jay MillAr esp: accumulation sonnets 978-1-897388-49-5, $15, paper, 69 pp. BOOK THUG 2009

Poetry. In ESP: ACCUMULATION SONNETS, we “listen in” to hear language that usually passes through. MillAr asks: if you throw out the nets, what will be caught? What will be missed? What will be miss-represented? And then, as time passes, what shall we do with these linear fragments of time that interleave their lyric eye among the wreckage of their own attention? Read them, of course. This sequence of 15-line sonnets documents time in the way that Spicer spoke of the serial poem: you have to let the poems lead the way or you’ll just wind up lost in the woods. Scott Minar the palace of reasons 978-1-59539-002-8, $10.95, paper, 57 pp. MAMMOTH BOOKS 2006

Poetry. A collection of original poetry based on readings in John Simpson’s The Oxford Book of Exile. Subjects include The Holocaust, exile, alienation, war and poetry, political oppression, journalism, and more.

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POETRY, PROSE POETRY, CROSS-GENRE Norman Minnick, Editor between water and sonG: new poets for the twenty-first century 978-1-935210-07-8, $17, paper, 260 pp. WHITE PINE PRESS 2010

Poetry. Edited by Norman Minnick, this anthology includes new work by an intriguing and culturally diverse group of fifteen poets, born after 1960, including Ruth Forman, Ilya Kaminsky, Malena Morling, Kevin Goodan, Jay Leeming, Terrance Hayes, Luljeta Lleshanaku, Sherwin Bitsui, Maria Melendez, Valzhyna Mort, Eugene Gloria, Brian Turner, Joshua Poteat, Maurice Manning, and Chris Abani. “I’m impressed by these voices, voices of anxiety, of pain but also of patience and understanding. From angry prayers to prayers of disbelief, a whole gamut of letters to the invisible is present here. Younger poets are not asleep, they have been placed on alert. By who? By poetry itself, I guess”—Adam Zagajewski. Stan Mir sonG & Glass 978-0-9801098-7-0, $14, paper, 83 pp. SUBITO PRESS 2010

Poetry. “The self superimposed on the world outside the window is the window, which is also the world, and to listen to a mind in fast-forward say so simply slows down one’s sense of it. This is not a paradox or an aphorism. It’s the tape hiss and prepared piano accompanying Stan Mir’s SONG & GLASS, a poetics of deep structure and a picture of consciousness in motion. Here, the modernist tradition through the New American poetries (all of them!) meet in melody and discord and the self striving to make sense of it all and hopefully to pay off some debt in the process”—Noah Eli Gordon. Jeanetta Calhoun Mish worK is loVe made Visible: collected family photoGraphs and poetry 978-0-9816693-3-5, $12.95, paper, 72 pp. WEST END PRESS 2009

Poetry. Photography. Both homespun and sophisticated, this book of poems and family memories carries a bite: the author is an Oklahoma woman with a history of hard traveling and a feminist intellectual with a formidable critical vocabulary. She writes in a language of solidarity, affirmation, and love. The story of the daughter who left home, traveled the country, and returned to do her family proud is still worth telling: add to that the heartbreak, lustiness, traditional wisdom, Okie determination, and Indian legacy of these poems and you have quite a bundle. The historic family photographs are breathtaking in their own right: beyond any job of archaeology, they speak the world they portray. Ange Mlinko shoulder season 978-1-56689-243-8, $16, paper, 82 pp. COFFEE HOUSE PRESS 2010

Poetry. With a title that plays upon “shouldering” one’s burden, this equally fanciful and hard-hitting collection captures the uncertainties and economic turmoil of twenty-first-century life, where the mind might still be “a little spa,” but the future “is hedged against the / boys who died.” “In Ange Mlinko’s SHOULDER SEASON observation and metaphor are always on edge.... The poems are at once formally engaged, playful, and disturbing. It’s a wild ride and a great read” —Rae Armantrout.



Jeff Mock ruthless 978-0-9770892-7-7, $13.95, paper, 92 pp. THREE CANDLES PRESS 2010

Poetry. RUTHLESS, Jeff Mock’s first collection, was chosen by Deborah Keenan as the winner of the Three Candles Press Open Book Award, and for good reason: it is a tour de force of style and substance. Through Mock’s darkly comic “what if” verse, we are given escapades of a risen Lazarus, adventures of The Brothers Grimm in Hollywood, and self-portraits ranging from a noxious weed to Miss America. His poems are unsparing and brutal, yet deftly written, humorous, and in the end, they offer slices of life from the full range of human experience. Mock’s is a book of dreams and vignettes, danger and passion, self-aggrandizement and deprecation. “Life is good,” Mock writes in “Self Portrait Running With Scissors.” Yes, it is good; we know it is. As Alan Michael Parker writes, it is “A book of splendid insurrections—of rebellion and revivification—Jeff Mock’s RUTHLESS haunts us gleefully, with poems that read on even when the lights are off.” It is a book of satisfying rewards. Thorpe Moeckel Venison 978-0-9819687-1-1, $17.95, paper, 72 pp. ETRUSCAN PRESS 2010

Poetry. Food doesn’t get any more local, cosmic, primitive, tasty, or disturbing than in this book-length, lyrical-meditative poem. At stake are no less than the origins and mysteries of flesh and touch. “Part orison, part ecstatic vision, part post-Lapsarian psalm, VENISON turns the act of dressing/blessing a buck into rumination on ‘the red path’ of laboring, bloodshed, making, and the search for meaning that marks the human fall from paradise into time”—Lisa Russ Spaar. Anita Mohan letters to an albatross 978-1-935402-97-8, $16, paper, 112 pp. BLAZEVOX BOOKS 2010

Poetry. “‘No ideas but in things.’ In lieu of abstraction and sentimentality, Anita Mohan presents ‘real gardens’ with real apperceptions in them. More inlooker than onlooker, she enlivens the flora and fauna of this volume with her being-in-the-landscape. In the mind’s ear one can hear Stevens’ beachcombing siren for whom, ‘there never was a world, except the one she sang and, singing, made’. These pictorial love songs are the work of an imposingly august imagination”—Steven Felicelli. Carol Moldaw so late, so soon: new and selected poems 978-0-9819687-2-8, $18.95, paper, 144 pp. ETRUSCAN PRESS 2010

Poetry. Out of acutely observed, deeply felt particulars, Carol Moldaw constructs poetry of imaginative daring that illuminates and transforms the life within us all. In SO LATE, SO SOON, “oblique, wily, and intensely intelligent poems” repeatedly achieve, to quote from The New Yorker, “lyric junctures of shivering beauty.” Aurally rich, structurally varied, inventive, and sensually textured, these are poems at once passionate and analytical, descriptive and meditative, lyrical and complex—poems that keep one eye on the moon while leveling their gaze at the self and its immediate world.

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POETRY, PROSE POETRY, CROSS-GENRE L. J. Moore f-stein 978-0-9801098-5-6, $12, paper, 84 pp.

Mun Dok-su the postman 978-0-9824276-9-9, $20, cloth, 108 pp.

SUBITO PRESS 2008

POETIC MATRIX PRESS 2010

Poetry. “L.J. Moore has written an ingenious, magical, and profound book that crosses a riveting personal and family history with science, history, linguistics, Gnosticism, the movie Edward Scissorhands, and Mary Shelley’s Frankenstein, which lends the book its title. Anagrams of that famous name appear as subtitles and offer clues to events so powerful they refuse to be spoken directly. Numerous clues leading to this secret have been dropped along the forest path of reading: homophones, double meanings, and a delightful, allusive style: ‘from my pink springs/the red and white...I’ve been dressing in pink/but my bones are read/and my meat is white...’”—Paul Hoover.

Poetry. Asian American Studies. Translated from the Korean by Brother Anthony of Taize. Commentary by Lee Tae-Dong and Se-young Oh. “There are few modern Korean poets who have pursued change as ardently as Mun Dok-su has done. In his early days, he wrote Modernist poems engaged in the pursuit of ontological issues, under the influence of Yu Ch’i-hwan. But before and around the turn of the 21st century, as the spirit of the times were changing, he developed an interest in the environmental issues associated with the so-called DMZ and produced works that were deeply marked by postmodernism. Nowadays, however, refusing to be satisfied with that, he has chosen a method of composition deriving from modernism and has brought into the world a poem in cantos close to an epic, THE POSTMAN”—Lee Tae-Dong.

Todd Moore dead recKoninG 978-0-9811844-7-0, $15.50, paper, 146 pp. EPIC RITES PRESS 2010

Poetry. “The words in the poems in DEAD RECKONING by Todd Moore are not just written words, they are also like primal relics unearthed from an archaeological dig. Every word, every line, every poem is stitched together perfectly, seamlessly—with not a single thread out of place. These poems go much deeper than bone, they speak to the blood in us. Todd Moore delivers yet another amazing collection of poetry that demonstrates beyond a shadow of a doubt what everyone has been whispering for decades: Todd Moore is one of America’s most important and influential poets, and he should be read by all”—Lawrence Welsh. Laura Moriarty a tonalist 978-0-9822645-6-0, $14.95, paper, 100 pp. NIGHTBOAT BOOKS 2010

Poetry. Essay. Cross-Genre. In a combination of discourse and lyric, paragraph and couplet, Bay Area poet and novelist Laura Moriarty explicates the poetics of a group of writers that resists categorization. This book-length essay uses the work of the California Tonalist painters to articulate new understanding and new possibilities for poetic practice. Mihaela Moscaliuc father dirt 978-1-882295-78-4, $15.95, paper, 80 pp. ALICE JAMES BOOKS 2010

Poetry. Mihaela Moscaliuc’s lyric debut unveils Communist and post-Communist Romanian life, recounting experiences and landscapes like a true wanderer. Romantic and spellbinding, her quest to understand language, origin, and country unites celebration with mourning, the sacred with the profane, apathy with compassion. “With exquisite lyricism Mihaela Moscaliuc recreates her childhood in Ceausescu’s Romania. The narrative of hardship and loss is arresting and poignant but it’s the flavors and smells, the rich evocation of folk medicines, the vivid descriptions of potions, ghosts, and ways to ward off demons that raise this first book to impressive heights”—Maxine Kumin.

Ryan Murphy the redcoats 978-1-928650-30-0, $15, paper, 88 pp. KRUPSKAYA 2010

Poetry. THE REDCOATS is a book of doubts. An elegy and celebration of those fragments of a specific American history always at risk of reduction to kitsch and irony. These poems attempt to manufacture a sense of identity from the contradictions of a self-consciously contemporary perception of these historical tropes, and the overwhelming sense of being ill-equipped to abide in those perceptions. Rather than applying a historical context to the contemporary, THE REDCOATS provides a contemporary context to the historic (in the manner, for example, of the painter Larry Rivers).This makes it perhaps a sad book, or a book with more dislocation than comfort, but with the ambition to find and occupy a space between, to at least temporarily balance the blind acceptance of a moral and nationalistic absolutism (which may also stand in here for a kind of New England spirituality) and a comic and ironic rejection of those mores in the face of contemporary life. THE REDCOATS recognizes a pressure to enjoy the spoils of our national mythology and the absurdity of anxiety in an age of easy antidote, modern medicine, and quotidian comfort. A history, however, not regarded with either pure rapture or dismissive disinterest but with an unsettling combination of both. Tenney Nathanson Ghost snow falls throuGh the Void (Globalization) 978-0-925904-88-1, $17, paper, 130 pp. CHAX PRESS 2010

Poetry. “In GHOST SNOW FALLS THROUGH THE VOID (GLOBALIZATION), Tenney Nathanson by abandoning conventions of presentation to glimpse animate nature of being invents wonderful links (passages in a dated sequence) as incredibly funny morphs of actual life/ suffering/death instances. Nathanson’s inserted accounts of daily life such as war on Iraq are his versions of Spicer’s notion of the poet taking dictation from the radio. As we read we discover that the multitudes of faces and voices as if funny black holes that flow and morph into Walt Whitman, Cheney, or Orpheus as Tenney singing, like the quicksilver terminator in Terminator 2 flowing into then arising from linoleum, are a stream form of his Zen practice as merely unexpected occurrences”—Leslie Scalapino.

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POETRY, PROSE POETRY, CROSS-GENRE Denise Newman the new maKe belieVe 978-0-942996-71-5, $13, paper, 62 pp.

Geoffrey Nutter christopher sunset 978-1-933517-44-5, $14, paper, 85 pp.

THE POST-APOLLO PRESS 2010

WAVE BOOKS 2010

Poetry. “A strange intelligence guides the works in THE NEW MAKE BELIEVE toward insistent, yet nearly ineffable, redefinitions of commonplace words, as if everything were, in being named, strange. ‘Accident,’ ‘law,’ ‘memorial,’ ‘wolf,’ ‘pants,’ ‘sex’ and other such terms participate in intense proto-symbolic musicalities to reveal (or cover) what seem to be crucial yet cheerily personal insights into what it is to be alive as or in a person surrounded by a baffling world of dark beauty— and mysterious others. Denise Newman’s work is here more haunting than ever, and as needful of contemplation”—Norman Fischer.

Poetry. Bearing the visionary inheritance of ancient Chinese poets and early 20th century painters, Geoffrey Nutter casts a penetrating light into the colorfully shifting landscapes of modern existence. CHRISTOPHER SUNSET is a “correct and masterly play of forms in light,” reinvigorating the architecture of society’s captive and captivating imagination. “Could it be that Wallace Stevens and Gertrude Stein met in Elysium and had a son named Geoffrey Nutter?”—John Yau.

Nguyen Trai beyond the court Gate: selected poems of nGuyen trai 978-1-933996-17-2, $16.95, paper, 180 pp.

SPUYTEN DUYVIL 2001

COUNTERPATH PRESS 2010

Poetry. Southeast Asia Studies. Translated from the Vietnamese by Nguyen Do and Paul Hoover. While Li Po and other classic Chinese poets mostly found expression through through landscape, Vietnamese poet Nguyen Trai (1380-1422) wrote about his own life. The literary symbols of T’ang Dynasty poetry are relatively general, traditional, and polite, but Nguyen Trai developed a colloquial and personal style. As a result, his poems have the intimacy and immediacy of the everyday. Over six hundred years old, they appear, in this translation by contemporary Vietnamese poet Nguyen Do and American poet Paul Hoover, to have been written only yesterday, by someone whose feelings we are able to share, despite their distance from us in time and culture. This is the first collection of Nguyen Trai’s poetry to be published in English. Andrea Nicki welcominG 978-0-9808822-7-8, $18.95, paper, 93 pp. INANNA PUBLICATIONS 2009

Poetry. The poems included in this book explore many key contemporary issues, such as the relationship between the sexes; violence against girls and women; sexuality and gender identity; religion and spirituality; mental health and psychiatry; work, meaning, and exploitation; and poverty and homelessness. The poet’s feminist philosophy background results in the intricate and sophisticated presentation of ideas. The writing is by turns innovative, playful, humorous, and visual, and engages readers in a number of ways. Alice Notley reason and other women 978-0-925904-84-3, $21, paper, 191 pp.

Peter O’Leary watchfulness 978-1-881471-73-8, $12, paper, 96 pp. Poetry. In WATCHFULNESS, Peter O’Leary delves into arcane, biblical and mystical texts as well as the art of iconic architecture to deliver a new poetry. Here the center is “concealed in concealment” wherewith a new composition can be, in Duncan’s powerful phrase, “made loose.” Reminiscent of both Robert Duncan’s “Passages” and Ronald Johnson’s Ark, these verses draw influence from the aether of poesis itself, thus charting a thoroughly contemporary and soulful terrain. Jeni Olin hold tiGht: the trucK darlinG poems 978-1-934909-14-0, $18, paper, 106 pp. HANGING LOOSE PRESS 2010

Poetry. HOLD TIGHT is Jeni Olin’s second full collection of poems, following her exciting debut, BLUE COLLAR HOLIDAY. Writing about that book, John Ashbery praised her “wonderfully caustic and vulnerable lyrics,” adding that “Olin’s voice is both raw and strangely accommodating. This is a marvelous debut.”

Joe Paddock darK dreaminG, Global dimminG 978-1-890193-26-3, $15, paper, 110 pp. RED DRAGONFLY PRESS 2009

Poetry. Environmental Studies. Joe Paddock, in DARK DREAMING, GLOBAL DIMMING, writes in apprehension of what he has come to call the Big Story. Panting along the trail of our private agendas, not so many of us care to hear this story. But its voice is insistent. It sounds now from the deep recesses of our minds. It sounds, too, as a sort of echo, from within almost everything we do. The Big Story, its plot beginning to move now at a truly rattling pace, is that our way of being here on planet Earth is reaching its limits, has brought us to an edge, to a point beyond which we had better not go.

CHAX PRESS 2010

Poetry. “This is an immense book, one in which Notley takes language, as she has it, ‘from hearsay to heresy’ by the speed and awe of an unwavering attention to the seams, seems and semes of words and sentences. This is the work of an iconoclast, a semioclast, where semantics become seme-antics, and the byz-antics and -antiques from Christianity to Christine are molten down & recast into 21st Century mental shapes in the red-hot heart-red retort of a present day alchemist of mind. Alice Notley has the uncanny ability to go from the everyday mundane to the psycho-cosmic in one warp-speed stutter or typo-graphical stumble, at what Andre Breton called ‘la vitesse grand V.’ This is writing of the highest order”—Pierre Joris.



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POETRY, PROSE POETRY, CROSS-GENRE Danielle Pafunda iatroGenic: their testimonies 978-1-934819-07-4, $15, paper, 62 pp.

John Peterson news of the day 978-0-9789597-3-9, $13, paper, 140 pp.

NOEMI PRESS 2010

POETIC MATRIX PRESS 2007

Poetry. Danielle Pafunda’s third collection IATROGENIC: THEIR TESTIMONIES is a glittering gloaming sci-fi pregnancy epic. It takes place in half-light and lullaby, blaze and shiver. The poems owe a debt to Margaret Atwood, Matthew Derby, Donna Haraway, Edgar Lee Masters, and Monique Wittig, among others, but this book is an animal unto itself. A collaborative of women quits our world for a compound of its own making. They conjure and impregnate cyborg surrogates. We hear from these women, their surrogates, and a small band of renegades. Lacunae abound, history rears, death and its vicious proxy loss stalk. All are perched, maggot visionaries and at the same time most regular. Rachel Zucker says, “Danielle Pafunda’s IATROGENIC is that rare book for which we can never be ready. It is a fat valise of incendiary poems. Where has it come from? How should I know? Perhaps Lady Pafunda wrested this language from birds. In any case, she has infected me and recruited me with her ‘thick sting of pleasure.’ There is nothing extinct about her.”

Poetry. “I call this collection NEWS OF THE DAY to indicate two things. First, some of these pieces were written for specific events; momentary poetic statements of the events of the day. ‘The Social,’ written as a comment on the legacy of the left in the early days of Clinton’s presidency, was one of these pieces, as was ‘28 Years’ written after an invitation by Terry Hertzler to read at a Veteran’s Day poetry reading. Second, some pieces were written with specific events in mind like ‘Voice,’ written as a statement about Reagan’s dirty war in Nicaragua. Certainly the piece written on hearing of the passing of Allen Ginsberg, that is the dedication piece, is one of these. And ‘Impeachment,’ written about, what else, the Clinton impeachment, took a long time to write and had to be concise given the excess of the thing itself. The poems of the second section, Poems out of Philosophy, were written in the aftermath of September 11th and during a period of travel, mostly in the south. They seem to be more philosophical which, like poems associated with timely events, can lend a weight that if not handled well can crush the poetry. This is a chance I am willing to take to say what I feel need be said” —from the author’s Acknowledgments.

Cheryl Pallant and Grant Jenkins morphs 978-0-9786440-4-8, $12.95, paper, 45 pp. CRACKED SLAB BOOKS 2009

Poetry. “The poetry of MORPHS features a committed conversation this reader experiences as occurring in layers, pricks, grace notes, simulated dance steps, and thick sliding scales. The authors’ pleasure in inventing ways to communicate a deux across geographic distance is always in evidence. While formally inventive, the interpersonal world of these poems is rich in content and serious play”—Carla Harryman. “MORPHS is a poetics of ‘Beginner’s Mind’”—Christian Peet. Steven Paschall polaroids 978-1-893670-32-7, $14, paper, 78 pp. TEBOT BACH 2009

Poetry. “POLAROIDS is a collection that both questions and undermines all of our assumptions about how we choose to ‘see’ our world. This is always the highest ambition of art. As we question the stability of what moves in and out of vision in our material world, how can we help but to look ever more deeply within? The poems of Steven Paschall’s POLAROIDS are like images from a deck of blackened Tarot cards, a sequence of which begins foretelling our futures now hanging in the deepest of mists, futures we can only viscerally sense but never completely apprehend, never entirely bring into focus, never in our lifetimes finally—truly—see” —David St. John. Mark Pawlak, Dick Lourie, and Robert Hershon, Editors when we were countries: poems and stories by outstandinG hiGh school writers 978-1-934909-05-8, $19, paper, 279 pp. 978-1-934909-06-5, $29, cloth, 279 pp. HANGING LOOSE PRESS 2010

Poetry. Young Adult Fiction. Edited by Mark Pawlak, Dick Lourie, and Robert Hershon. Introduction by X.J. Kennedy. Afterwords by Kathleen Aguero, Joanna Fuhrman, Martin Skoble, Kip Zegers. Cover art by Elizabeth Hershon. This book contains stories and poems which first appeared in the high school writing section of HANGING LOOSE magazine, issues 81 through 94.

K. Alma Peterson was there no interlude when liGht sprawled the fen 978-1-935402-63-3, $16, paper, 102 pp. BLAZEVOX BOOKS 2010

Poetry. “K. Alma Peterson’s language is vividly pictorial. And some of her poems are composed as a visual field. But not for the sake of the eye alone does Peterson write—her poems are saturated with feeling, too, as they suggest, one by one, the emotionally complex stories of family life and of the spiritual consolations of nature. Over both land and water, through house and through time, move the questioning protagonists of her poems. And Peterson’s poetic ear is as keen as her artistic eye: her vocabulary is filled with surprises and striking metaphors, and her wonderfully deft compositions are as interesting to hear as music. She writes—to paraphrase one of her poems—for our entirety” —Reginald Gibbons. Annie Petrie-Sauter a plastic baG of red cells 978-1-892471-61-1, $12, paper, 64 pp. BRIGHT HILL PRESS 2010

Poetry. A PLASTIC BAG OF RED CELLS is a prose poem in the voice, or scream, of the great unwashed of the late 1960s bleeding slowly into the dregs of the early 70s: the Vietnam vets to the middle-class rejects, the ordinary. It is not about the movers and shakers, those now seen being interviewed on late night TV, or the celebrities of the era now opening concerts for Crosby, Stills, Nash & Young. This is the story of the fodder—Cassidy not Kerouac—those who arrived on the scene too late to be leaders and still too young to drop out of anything. This poem starts after the leaders of Students for a Democratic Society (SDS) and the Weathermen had peevishly taken all their revolutionary toys and gone home, after the drop-outs had all nicely dropped back in. This poem is for those left over: the turned on, tuned in, and dropped in the gutter. This is a story of that which was left.

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POETRY, PROSE POETRY, CROSS-GENRE Lance Phillips these indicium tales 978-1-934103-14-2, $17.50, paper, 112 pp.

Deborah Poe elements 978-0-615-35146-9, $18, paper, 78 pp.

AHSAHTA PRESS 2010

STOCKPORT FLATS 2010

Poetry. Both sensuous and sensual, THESE INDICIUM TALES continues Lance Phillips’s meditations on the body. Here, the indicia—markings or symbols—are birds, insects, and flowers, but rather than standing for the body, they stand with it in an exploration that refuses to romanticize nature. In this phenomenology of eros, where Phillips writes “I can’t think of a way of continuing which is not sexually charged,” no word is wasted. This volume is a continuation of the work begun in CORPUS SOCIUS and CUR ALIQUID VIDI.

Poetry. Deborah Poe’s ELEMENTS lyrically enacts structures and histories of 36 elements. Poe’s experimental tactics bring “Phosphorus (P)” and “Calcium (C)” alive with the rigor of a scholar and the precision of a musician. Her visual play is as captivating as the politics of extraction she examines. We meet newborns, labor leaders, lovers and scientists. Poe satisfies our need for story, for discovery, for protest. We also encounter linguistic spaces which thwart narrative expectations: information is presented fragmentarily, out of order or elided completely. Through poems such as “Potassium (K),” “Titanium (Ti),” and “Ununtrium (Uut),” the language of science collides with the language of art, and we watch a literary “between space” emerge: “earthquake syntax of / language and the mind” merge in “thought-flock constellations.” We experience hypnosis in the nerve net // hybridization / a closer experience / with the geological body. A continual catalyst between worlds, Poe’s poems push beyond the materials and materiality that initiate them.

Kevin Pilkington in the eyes of a doG 978-1-935520-09-2, $14.95, paper, 84 pp. NYQ BOOKS 2009

Poetry. In his newest collection, Kevin Pilkington takes the reader on a vivid explorative journey. It is a journey that begins in New York City where he lives and where he distills its concrete landscape with an insightful, unexpected use of language and imagery. His Boswellian eye for detail and accuracy of insight continues as he travels to New England, and onto the beaches of California, Mexico, the Caribbean and then to Greece. Each poem in the collection is a discovery transforming the familiar into an individual, unique experience. These poems are personal confrontations with the world and the ultimate inner discovery of what it means to be human. Nick Piombino contradicta aphorisms 978-1-933382-48-7, $12.95, paper, 167 pp.

Charles Potts inside idaho: idaho poems, - 978-0-9816693-4-2, $13.95, paper, 112 pp. WEST END PRESS 2009

Poetry. In this volume legendary poet Charles Potts explores his Idaho roots and makes his meditation on family and geographical memory come full circle. Observant, scrupulous, passionate, and courageous, he describes his life as it embraces the lives and events that came before it.

GREEN INTEGER 2010

Poetry. Illustrations by Toni Simon. The author of Poems and THEORETICAL OBJECTS, Nick Piombino has become one of our most articulate poet-theorists. CONTRADICTA combines Piombino’s practice of psychiatry with gnomic wisdom, along with 109 illustrations by artist Toni Simon. It is a profound riff on numerous important subjects.

Rob Plath a bellyful of anarchy 978-0-9811844-1-8, $25, paper, 302 pp.

Nate Pritts sensational spectacular 978-1-934289-06-8, $14, paper, 69 pp. BLAZEVOX BOOKS 2007

Poetry. “As its exuberant title suggests, SENSATIONAL SPECTACULAR is a book of double energies, hurling out voluble, self-sparking poems on one side while clocking the reader upside the head with the essential loneliness of the lyric (and the universe) on the other” —Joyelle McSweeney.

EPIC RITES PRESS 2009

Poetry. “A BELLYFUL OF ANARCHY is a tour de force dissection of a world gone rotten”—RD Armstrong, Lummox Press. In this 300-page volume a wide selection from the works of one of the most popular figures in the modern poetry revival is given for the first time. It will undoubtedly become the definitive anthology of Plath’s best poetry and has already garnered some outstanding reviews. It contains works that speak of contemporary life in terms that the average reader will understand. As American author John Yamrus put it, “If Charles Bukowski had a wired, weird bastard child, Rob Plath would be it. A BELLYFUL OF ANARCHY crackles and hisses with a life of its own. This poetry doesn’t take you for a walk down the mean streets. It grabs you by the hair and drags you there.”



Bin Ramke theory of mind: new & selected poems 978-1-890650-41-4, $16.95, paper, 200 pp. OMNIDAWN 2009

Poetry. Drawing upon four decades of his poetry, and beginning with an ample selection of new work, THEORY OF MIND: NEW & SELECTED POEMS, 1978-2008, demonstrates Bin Ramke’s ability to bring a cornucopia of human knowledge to bear upon the individual’s most intimate experiences and most compelling encounters with the world. Whether Mr. Ramke is writing about the exigencies of family life, the complex interrelations of people with environment, or the meaning of work, of health crises, of cultural upheaval, of natural disaster— he is able to draw upon an unprecedented range of social, scientific, literary, and philosophical sources. Such writing offers a lens of both telescopic and microscopic precision, and deepens our understanding of how intricately collaged is each instance of human existence.

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POETRY, PROSE POETRY, CROSS-GENRE Jacques Reda europes 978-0-924047-70-1, $12, paper, 153 pp.

Susan Rich the alchemist’s Kitchen 978-1-935210-14-6, $16, paper, 96 pp.

HOST PUBLICATIONS 2009

WHITE PINE PRESS 2010

Poetry. Bilingual edition translated from the French by Aaron Prevots. In EUROPES, published in French in 2005 and appearing here as a complete bilingual edition, Jacques Reda takes the reader on a leisurely, lyrical journey across the continent, from the bucolic pastures of Switzerland to the urban emptiness of industrial Dresden, and from the monumental churches of Ravenna to the colorful streets of his beloved Paris. Reda’s encounters and observations are at once exhilarating and familiar, subverting preconceived notions of travel and home, and providing an unforgettable glimpse of a landscape in flux. With its sumptuous blend of poetry and prose, EUROPES is an endearing and idiosyncratic travelogue.

Poetry. “Kaleidoscopic curiosity, powerfully kinesthetic language, and an encompassing compassion range in this abundant collection, in which personal and public realms serve as equal alembics for the distillation of both materia and light”—Jane Hirshfield. “Rich is a traveler and an observant one at that, with a keen attention to detail and a wonderful ear. These poems are a delight”—Library Journal.

Marthe Reed Gaze 978-0-9825731-0-5, $15, paper, 90 pp. BLACK RADISH BOOKS 2010

Poetry. In the de-stabilized intersection of fashion, the war on terror, and cultural constructions of the feminine, GAZE explores the resulting tensions in a series of dichotomies central to an increasingly isolate and adversarial condition: Christianity/Islam, ancient/modern, sacred/secular, sexuality/spirituality, feminism/fundamentalism, power/resistance, self/other. Rikki Ducornet says this about these intersections in GAZE: “In these moments the world is given breath, heat, and voice. All at once it approaches, and the beloved’s unfettered body is revealed as the antidote to tyranny.” What we see and what we fail to see are constantly juxtaposed, exposing a flawed desire to “become.” Kate Bernheimer says of GAZE, “‘Too beautiful to articulate’— dressed, undressed, terrorized, and entrancing. These unveilings, these poems, how they haunt me. Riding Angela Carter on a poetry-horse, Reed hallucinates language with certain and dissolving rhythm. GAZE at them; go blind inside this mentalist’s mind. Marthe Reed is unrelenting, unrelentingly kind.” Jim Reese Ghost on rd 978-1-935520-17-7, $14.95, paper, 88 pp. NYQ BOOKS 2010

Poetry. Jim Reese’s newest collection, GHOST ON 3RD, is riddled with love, latent violence, humor, and prison life. Critics who said that his last collection kicked “like an old pump-12 gauge” will be happy to find the barrels sawed off in this book. Reese shows no sign of putting the hammer down—he takes his reader on the daily routine and long nights that are an inescapable part of raising two small daughters—shows us how family is not a burden but a complex source of joy. Ride shotgun with him down the lonesome byways of the Great Plains westward into San Quentin prison, where he has full access and isn’t afraid to ask the hard questions. Author John Price writes: “Reese’s beautiful and powerful poems are born of ‘wish and skin and bone,’ of dirt and dignity, of faith and fry grease, of laughter and lament. To read them is to be carried to a place where risk is a promise fulfilled—whether it be the homing memory of a grandfather or eating suspicious pastries or raising children or teaching poetry to inmates. It is a place where the familiar opens into the extraordinary, and even, at times, the miraculous.”

Adam Robinson adam robison and other poems 978-0-9793901-3-5, $14, paper, 88 pp. NARROW HOUSE 2010

Poetry. “Not only my favorite title of the year, but this is also a book I have been waiting to hold in my hands with great anticipation for quite some time—as a friend, yes, but more so in language glee. Adam can truly speak it in a way I have never heard anyone else speak. This is going to be one to drink milk in bed with”—Blake Butler. “From trompe l’oeil title to anomalous index, this is a book of pristine openings and closings, preoccupied with structure, literary convention, popular and intellectual culture, biography, genre and identity. Somewhat skeptically, it marks out a testing ground for poetry. And poetry, confident in those sparkling titles and last lines, jumps into the ring”—Mairéad Byrne. Jaime Robles anime animus anima 978-1-84861-088-0, $15, paper, 80 pp. SHEARSMAN BOOKS 2010

Poetry. ANIME ANIMUS ANIMA is formed from a mass of influences but most prominently from three classic Japanese anime. Parts One and Three evolved from imagery in Ghost in the Shell (1995, Production I.G.), an adaptation of the manga of the same name by Masamune Shirow, directed by Mamoru Oshii and written by Kazunori Ito, and Innocence: Ghost in the Shell 2 (2004, Production I.G. and Studio Ghibli), written and directed by Mamoru Oshii. Part Two evolved from imagery in Neon Genesis Evangelion (1995, Gainax) , both the television series and the movies, written and directed by Hideaki Anno. Imagery from Cowboy Bebop (1998), the Japanese animated television series directed by Shinichiro Watanabe and written by Keiko Nobumoto, appears throughout all three sections. Lois Roma-Deeley hiGh notes 978-0-9815163-9-4, $16.95, paper, 67 pp. 978-0-9815163-8-7, $25, cloth, 67 pp. BENU PRESS 2010

Poetry. With its many thematic riffs and harmonic phrasings, Lois Roma-Deeley’s newest collection of poems invites the reader into the shadowy jazz scene of the late 1950s, where music and language fuse into a road of longing and desire. This book won the Benu Press Samuel T. Coleridge Prize. Benu Press awards The Samuel T. Coleridge Prize for “an outstanding work of literature, written by a contemporary author, that fulfills Coleridge’s vision of the artist as a reconciling architect of the imagination. Such a work reconfigures our understanding of the world to establish new meaning in a future transformed by hope.”

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POETRY, PROSE POETRY, CROSS-GENRE John J. Ronan marrowbone lane 978-1-935218-01-2, $16, paper, 88 pp.

Benjamin Alire Saenz the booK of what remains 978-1-55659-297-3, $16, paper, 124 pp.

THE BACKWATERS PRESS 2009

COPPER CANYON PRESS 2010

Poetry. Like the crows he describes in one of his witty, wry poems, John J. Ronan casts “a cold eye on life, on death.” These edgy, intelligent poems brim with emotion without ever nearing the sentimental. Ronan revels in life and laments inevitable time, but does not wallow. An Irish American steeped in dark joy, Ronan reveals roots in Yeats, Heaney, Mahon and others. “To exist and then not to exist—it’s a raw sort of humor,” he writes. In his work we see both the raw surface and always, always the humor. These poems are a joy to read.

Poetry. Latino/Latina Studies. Poet, novelist, and popular YA writer Benjamin Alire Saenz writes to the core truth of life’s ever-shifting memories. Set along the Mexican border, the contrast between the desert’s austere beauty and the brutality of border politics mirrors humanity’s capacity for both generosity and cruelty. In his numbered series “Meditation on Living in the Desert,” Saenz turns to memory, heritage, and a host of literary progenitors as he directly confronts matters of faith, civil rights, and contemporary politics—always with the unrelenting moral urge to speak truth and do something.

Margaret Ronda personification 978-0-9818591-5-6, $14, paper, 80 pp. SATURNALIA BOOKS 2010

Poetry. Winner of the 2009 Saturnalia Books Poetry Prize, selected by Carl Phillips. PERSONIFICATION undertakes dreamlike journeys through crumbling architecture and airless interiors, discovering anachronistic and apocalyptic emblems among the commonplace particulars of modern day life. Breaking open in order to reinhabit the language of Puritan allegory and captivity narrative, these poems meditate on the possibility of personhood generated by the constraints of luminous unknowing, a form of captivity in which one is both bound and held rapt. They proceed by way of detour, boredom’s indirection, and astonished pauses, endlessly seeking “the perfect thought / we slept frozen inside / yet could not see.” Jerome Rothenberg Gematria complete 978-1-934851-08-1, $14.95, paper, 170 pp. MARICK PRESS 2009

Poetry. GEMATRIA COMPLETE brings together all of Jerome Rothenberg’s poems composed by quasialeatory numerical methods, from first experiments in his earlier book, Gematria (Sun & Moon Press, 1994), through 14 Stations, a terminal series derived from the Hebrew/Yiddish spellings of the names of fourteen World War Two extermination camps. Edith Rylander dance with the darKer sister 978-1-890193-45-4, $15, paper, 110 pp. RED DRAGONFLY PRESS 2010

Poetry. DANCE WITH THE DARKER SISTER is Edith Rylander’s third volume of poetry. In this poem sequence, the economic migrations of a working class family dance hand in hand with the history and myths of the American westward movement. In these toughminded lyrics, one American woman asks herself, What does it mean to be an American? What does it mean to live a good life? F. Daniel Rzicznek diVination machine 978-1-60235-118-9, $14, paper, 86 pp. PARLOR PRESS 2009

Poetry. “F. Daniel Rzicznek is a shapeshifter of poets— sometimes a watchful heron, sometimes a wheeling hawk, sometimes a gliding owl, and always an exquisitely observant crow. Poetry, he says, is a paranormal event. DIVINATION MACHINE makes the case”—Djelloul Marbrook. “We have confessional poets, who write about themselves; nature poets, who write about place; experimental poets, who write about language. And we have F. Daniel Rzicznek, who finds ‘many centers to the world,’ whose DIVINATION MACHINE resists simplification into any one category. Rzicznek is a poet for whom ‘Everything / is a piece of the vision’” —H. L. Hix.



John Sakkis rude Girl 978-1-935402-28-2, $16, paper, 82 pp. BLAZEVOX BOOKS 2009

Poetry. “In RUDE GIRL, light ‘scrime[s],’ a girl secretly ‘places a button under her tongue,’ and a tide is a ‘pseudonym’ both for not speaking (right then) and for what comes after: the start of seeing ‘the things [in front of]’ (my brackets), which in fact ‘were always [in front of].’ There’s an attention too, in John Sakkis’s beautiful book, to the ‘frequency and occurence’ with which these things happened. Are happening. Like ‘years or color.’ Loved these poems. Hope you will too”—Bhanu Kapil. Ruth Irupe Sanabria the stranGe house testifies 978-1-931010-50-4, $12, paper, 88 pp. BILINGUAL PRESS 2009

Poetry. Latino/Latina Studies. In her first full-length volume of poems, Ruth Irupe Sanabria explores language’s power to destroy and create through narrative free-verse poems fueled by metaphor, music and satire. In the first section, the author writes about a genocidal dictatorship that began in 1976 and that brought about the disappearances and deaths of thousands of Argentines. Voices of the children of the disappeared are juxtaposed with “official” reports, illuminating their plight in vivid detail. The second section explores racism and poverty from the perspective of a Latina in the United States and is imbued with the rhythms of Latino music and jazz. In the third section, the poet considers the idea that victims of political violence may enable it through complicity, apathy, and guilt. Sanabria’s poetry provides a fresh perspective on social injustice and on poetry itself. Kaia Sand remember to waVe 978-0-9789929-8-9, $16, paper, 88 pp. TINFISH PRESS 2010

Poetry. “Kaia Sand’s REMEMBER TO WAVE maps the temporal palimpsests and traumatic political history of Portland, Oregon. Sand writes the seen and unseen city in the spirit of William Carlos Williams’s Paterson, Charles Olson’s Gloucester, or Barbara Jane Reyes’s San Francisco. She reads the geography of Portland for its displacements, exclusions, migrations, disappearances, ruins, and hauntings. Sand asks: ‘Do we need our ruins visible?’The answer resonates throughout REMEMBER TO WAVE as poetry creates a deeply felt awareness of past and present injustices. In this profound and threaded mapping, Sand composes ‘an ode of accretion’—a song of our ruins rendered visible”—Craig Santos Perez.

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POETRY, PROSE POETRY, CROSS-GENRE Camillo Sbarbaro shaVinGs: selected prose poems,  978-0-9725271-1-8, $20, paper, 184 pp. CHELSEA EDITIONS 2007

Poetry. Bilingual Edition. Translated from the Italian by by Gayle Ridinger. Introduction by Simone Giusti. Camillo Sbarbaro (1888-1967) experimented for fifty years with a form of prose poetry that he called trucioli—”shavings.” Some of the first were written in the trenches during World War I. Simone Giusti writes in the Introduction that Sbarbaro’s quest was to capture the ephemeral joys and sorrows of life with the right word or phrase so as to “free human beings from the hell that comes of depression, deadened senses and dulling routine.”

Peter Sherburn-Zimmer approximations 978-0-9818859-4-0, $14.95, paper, 90 pp. BEATITUDE PRESS 2009

Poetry. These are poems that take your breath away. For depth of vision, passion of thought, and beauty of expression, Peter Sherburn-Zimmer has few equals and no superior.

Josie Sigler liVinG must bury 978-1-934200-36-0, $16, paper, 96 pp. FENCE BOOKS 2010

Kate Schapira town 978-1-60001-065-1, $15, paper, 70 pp. 978-1-60001-066-8, $30, cloth, 70 pp. FACTORY SCHOOL 2010

Poetry. Kate Schapira asked about a hundred people to describe an imaginary town. Sixty-three of them did. She built their contributions into poems that explore how we live differently in the same world, who we mean when we say we, what we mean when we say here.

Penelope Scambly Schott six lips 978-0-932412-84-3, $15.95, paper, 88 pp. MAYAPPLE PRESS 2010

Poetry. SIX LIPS is an imagistic and offbeat approach to the old standards of love, death, and the planet where they happen. The titular six lips include those of the vulva. Nimble and tender, sensuous and biting, deliciously daring, and always grounded in felt experience, Penelope Scambly Schott’s poems take us on wild and glorious flights of womanhood. The speaker of these poems is nothing if not multiple and shapeshifting. The poems are feisty, thoughtful, fun to read. They riot with original and often dreamlike images: monkeys “who have learned to speak in words,” a “broom of violets,” and even a child as a horse. Jeffrey Schrader art fraud 978-1-935402-78-7, $16, paper, 168 pp. BLAZEVOX BOOKS 2010

Poetry. “One could say of ART FRAUD that it is typing, not writing. And one would miss the point. Jeffrey Schrader, typist extraordinaire, delves into the all too frequent absurdity that results when art meets commerce. The result is pure slapstick”—Juliana Spahr.

Poetry. Unexpected in this shatteringly attached poetry is the calm speculativeness with which Josie Sigler regards and relates the objects of earthly passion. Family, beasts, sufferers distant and intimate, the earth itself, all are classified in this taxonomy of want, of tragic history and unanswered wish, and strong, strong desire. You can really feel the desire, here, for an end to suffering. That there is plenitude in language, in churchy yet aleatory rhythms of utterance, sets up a tension readers may feel in their bodies, while reading— between the truth of historical penury and the truth of reading such generosity. Two lines from Sappho and partial definitions from Wikipedia and the OED are in each poem funneled into collage, making the many names of loss. Maurya Simon the raindrop’s Gospel: the trials of st. jerome and st. paula 978-1-932418-34-7, $18, paper, 120 pp. 978-1-932418-37-8, $25, cloth, 120 pp. ELIXIR PRESS 2010

Poetry. THE RAINDROP’S GOSPEL: THE TRIALS OF ST. JEROME AND ST. PAULA is the winner of the Ninth Annual Elixir Press Poetry Awards. It is a novel in verse chronicling the lives of St. Jerome and St. Paula. In the afterword to the book, Chris Abani had this to say: “Feminist, heretical, apocryphal, theological, inspirational, this book is as much about art and the artist’s attempt to render the ineffable as it is about the specificity of the lives of the two saints. Even its take on feminism is heretical. Instead of attempting an alternative construction of the strong female, the book comes at this politics from the position of the male, underpinning the fragility of masculinity, and thus emphasizing so beautifully the strength of women.”

Shane Seely the snowbound house 978-1-934695-14-2, $15, paper, 82 pp. ANHINGA PRESS 2009

Poetry. Winner of the 2008 Philip Levine Prize for Poetry. “Shane Seely turns the earth over and over to find ‘the rind of the world.’ Two boys discover a bullet, a couple fight ‘through a mouth of toothpaste,’ a father gives his son a rifle. These are poems of filial complexity, meditations on death’s cruelty and kindness, poems of amplitude and depth which ask us to live fully in ‘the length of morning’”—Dorianne Laux, judge of the 2008 Philip Levine Prize in Poetry.

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POETRY, PROSE POETRY, CROSS-GENRE Sixteen Rivers Press, Editors the place that inhabits us: poems from the san francisco bay watershed 978-0-9819816-1-1, $20, paper, 160 pp. SIXTEEN RIVERS PRESS 2010

Poetry. California Studies. Foreword by Robert Hass. The poems in this anthology embody what it’s like to live in the astonishing weave of cities and towns, landscape and language, climate and history that make up the greater San Francisco Bay Area. Selected by the members of Sixteen Rivers Press, a regional poetry collective named after the web of rivers that flow into San Francisco Bay, the poems in THE PLACE THAT INHABITS US are drawn from both a physical and a metaphoric watershed. From the granite slopes of the Sierra to the Delta, through the Coastal Range to the bay and shores of the Pacific, one hundred poems by poets well known and not well known, living and dead, map this improbable region. There are egrets and grievous losses here; prayers, panhandlers, Delta mornings and sunsets in the ‘hood; the fog, certainly, and the bridges, but there are shades of Dante on a Miwok trail, and Wang-wei haunts the slopes of Grizzly Peak. These poems are internal maps, “the mental maps that for humans,” writes Robert Hass in the foreword, “make a place a place.” Gathered together, they evoke the San Francisco Bay watershed, the place that inhabits us. Myra Sklarew harmless 978-0-932412-89-8, $15.95, paper, 87 pp. MAYAPPLE PRESS 2010

Poetry. Jewish Studies. HARMLESS, Myra Sklarew’s tenth collection of poetry, distills the experience of a life spent in the pursuit of truth. Trained as a biologist, Sklarew draws upon the discourses of science and the arts in equal measure. Also versed in history, Sklarew is haunted by the cruelties of the 20th century, particularly in Eastern Europe, even as she affirms the present moment and holds out the promise of renewal. This moving book has something important to say, and it says it in beautiful language marked by extraordinary musicality.

Joan Stepp Smith in a pasture with palominos 978-1-893670-37-2, $15, paper, 72 pp. TEBOT BACH 2010

Poetry. “Joan Stepp Smith is a gifted poet. Her work reels with word play, musical language, allusion, and illusion. It is sensual and sexual. It provokes with startlingly original (often playful) language and leads the reader again and again into dark, intimate, dangerous territory. Beware, all who enter here: this book is riveting and unforgettable”—Susan Terris. Laura Smith, Allen Frost, and Larry Smith, Editors bottom doG press poetry antholoGy: th anniVersary 978-1-933964-34-8, $16, paper, 156 pp. BOTTOM DOG PRESS 2010

Poetry. This anthology of 25 years of poetry publications from Bottom Dog Press includes work by the following poets: David Adams, Laura Treacy Bentley, Roy Bentley, Jeanne Bryner, Jennifer Burd, Imogene Bolls, David Canalos, Michael Cole, d. steven conkle, Jim Daniels, Todd Davis, Robert DeMott, Robert Flanagan, Allen Frost, Chris Green, Jeff Gundy, Richard Hague, Denish Hassan, Terry Hermsen, Meredith Holmes, Brooke Horvath, Marci Janas, Milton Jordan, Diane Kendig, David Kherdian, Ron Kittell, Kip Knott, Tom (T.L.) Kryss Naton Leslie, d.a.levy, Chris Llewellyn, Joanne Lowery, Ray McNiece, Herbert Woodward Martin, Ken Meisel, Richard E. Messer, Don Moyer, George Myers Jr., Joe Napora, Kenneth Patchen, Edwina (Eddy) Pendarvis, Maj Ragain, Gloria Regalbuto, Jerry Roscoe, Timothy Russell, Karen St. John-Vincent, Philip St. Clair, Russell Salamon, Michael Salinger, David Shevin, Daniel Smith, Larry Smith, Rob Smith, Merry Speece, Deborah Ellen Stokes, Robert Tener, Daniel Thompson, Alberta T. Turner, John A. Vanek, John Volkmer, Michael E. Waldecki, Mary E. Weems, Loren Weiss, Mary Ann Wehler, and William C. Wright. Mike Smith multiVerse 978-1-935402-71-8, $16, paper, 93 pp. BLAZEVOX BOOKS 2010

Sharon Skolnick-Bagnoli shiny objects 978-0-9815047-2-8, $19.95, paper, 124 pp. BEATITUDE PRESS 2009

Poetry. In this comprehensive collection of her poetry, artist and writer Sharon Skolnick-Bagnoli leads us on a journey through lyrical landscapes and topical dreamscapes to a place of sea change: the universe of our own making. It is a past, present and future glittering with SHINY OBJECTS all scattered around and free for the taking, familiar and strange. “I always enjoy receiving your letters, they’re always filled with interesting tidbits and ramblings. Maybe someday when I can’t squeeze anoter word out of my typewriter (or my addled brain) I’ll send everyone over to your place for a ‘good read’”—Herb Caen. David Smith white time 978-0-9841312-0-4, $12, paper, 128 pp. OFF BEAT PULP PRESS 2009

Poetry. “Muscular and funny, satirical and tender, David Smith is a big-city tough talker.... Smith’s mixture of tough blasts and affecting lyricism creates an invigorating texture”—Holly Prado.



Poetry. “Before reading the poems in Mike Smith’s remarkable new book, the reader must take a good long look at his opening note on method. Smith means and does just what he says in this note. I’ve seen these acts of Houdini-magic unfolding over the last several years, and I’ve published a number of them in Notre Dame Review. To watch Mike Smith load himself with chains and then escape with a kind of elegant grace is astonishing. The more ambitious poems in ‘Anagrams of America’— the anagram of Pound’s first Canto, for example, and the whole of ‘Multiverse: A Bestiary’—are expressions of a weird and even troubling genius. I don’t know of anything else quite like them anywhere” —John Matthias. Thomas R. Smith the foot of the rainbow 978-1-890193-21-8, $15, paper, 90 pp. RED DRAGONFLY PRESS 2010

Poetry. In THE FOOT OF THE RAINBOW, Thomas R. Smith embraces and elaborates the hope for a better future, against the backdrop of turbulent times. His longstanding fascination with form leads to surprising, fertile juxtapositions of blues, ghazals, and Nerudean “elemental odes,” reflecting not only the complexity of a multicultural America but a reverence for literary and artistic forebears as various as John Clare and Mississippi John Hurt. THE FOOT OF THE RAINBOW finds him writing at the height of his powers, bringing the world’s abundance within his poems’ vibrant circumference.

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POETRY, PROSE POETRY, CROSS-GENRE Gustaf Sobin collected poems 978-1-58498-072-8, $27.95, paper, 756 pp.

Mark Statman tourist at a miracle 978-1-934909-16-4, $18, paper, 88 pp.

TALISMAN HOUSE 2010

HANGING LOOSE PRESS 2010

Poetry. Edited by Ester Sobin, Andrew Joron, Andrew Zawacki, and Edward Foster. “Gustaf Sobin’s poems, whose principal heaven is a dawn field in Provence, have always traced a path to the Absolute. His work, which finally must be ranked with that of Celan and Rene Char, causes language to exceed its own condition. Here, words find their true home in exile, a caesura accurately, & exquisitely, measured in lines indistinguishable from musical notation. Indeed, Sobin plucks a music beyond hearing from the strands of a fallen world, & so perfects the art of making ‘manifest omissions’”—Andrew Joron.

Poetry. “It’s very rare to watch the birth of a new style. It’s like watching through a new set of Proust’s kaleidoscopes. Mark Statman has been working for years on a vision of himself and parts of the city concentrated and bare as any poetry. It’s hard to compare it to anything except a commentary on the real and the imagined pointillist poems almost without figures and adjectives and false decorations. But it all adds up, like a fire hydrant taken by Rudy Burkhardt, because everything is unexaggerated, convincing as a street sign. He has gotten away from any lyric leftovers, and in his anti-anti-poems he makes a lot of magic and music out of elegies of a city mouse. He has a family, a loved wife, and son, and a past he has a constant politics and is not seduced by the political. He makes us bewildered tourists at his everyday miracle”—David Shapiro.

Elizabeth Soto euloGies 978-0-9824203-1-7, $14, paper, 46 pp. TINFISH PRESS 2010

Poetry. Elizabeth Soto’s is a beautiful elegy to an artist who suffered schizophrenia, as well as an examination of mental illness and suicide. It is also a love poem. “What do I remember?” she asks; what she finds are pieces puzzled together in collage form to make, if not a whole, then an evocation of events and emotions associated with schizophrenia. “I remember he was terrified of everything,” she answers. Once a student of archeology, Soto is able to peel back layers of feeling without flinching, offering the reader a poem that works both on the page and in performance. Gary Soto human nature 978-1-932195-84-2, $16.95, paper, 90 pp. TUPELO PRESS 2010

Poetry. Latino/Latina Studies. Gary Soto’s eleventh book of poems for adults, HUMAN NATURE is full of arresting images and surprising scenarios—and probably more uncanny opening lines than in any book you’ll read all year. These poems pretend to be “simple” portraits of remembered youth and of life at the other end, where a man is walking into old age. Yet their surface transparency gives way to burrowing (often troubling) insights. Over and over he finds arresting, surprising cause for pausing and looking further, deeper, in the motley comedy of street life and family life and the erotic realm of memory. There is comedy on almost every page, but also the sadness of perceived futility. As a poet, Soto’s characteristic vantage is bemused and amused, both. He has long been praised for his rich descriptions and strange imaginative leaps; he is well known for poems of childhood that are really open and exposed, and his work has connected powerfully with teenaged readers and their teachers. New in HUMAN NATURE are the bittersweet poems of aging, as an artist wonders aloud how something as quiet and delicate as a poem can hold its own in the raucous, rude, careening mayhem of our national public life. What should a poet do? Keep singing, of course. The muse must be given homage, no matter how worn out she looks. And even in his bruised uncertainty, Soto always brings a distinctive verbal mischief and descriptive beauty to the task of praising our not always very pretty world.

Eleni Stecopoulos armies of compassion 978-0-9843099-0-0, $15, paper, 108 pp. PALM PRESS 2010

Poetry. “‘Philosophy never confesses / its delicate condition’ writes Eleni Stecopoulos, as she takes on the inherently vulnerable role of investigative poet, asking whether the body, personal and politic, is irrevocably split off in its systemic afflictions. In this book Stecopoulos deploys the paradoxical force/fragility of poetry at all too familiar sites of our abjection. She does this with historically aware wisdom and humor. Can words help, not as palliative or consolation, but as source of transfiguring energy? ‘Levitating girls’ hover over ‘lines gathering / all the intelligence’ of an intellectually astute imagination steeped in, among many aesthetic legacies, that of ancient Greece, where the fact ‘that the god descends on creaking pulleys in no way undermines the apparition.’ This poet has the guts and strategy (persistent courage) of what she calls ‘choric goals...waiting in the echo / for a tone,’ subtending towards love”—Joan Retallack. Michael LaSorsa Steffen heart murmur 978-1-59954-012-2, $11, paper, 128 pp. BORDIGHERA PRESS 2009

Poetry. Winner of the 2008 Bordighera Poetry Prize judged by Michael Palma. “The poems of HEART MURMUR are richly talky and utterly authentic, one moment wry and self-deprecating and the next astonishingly open-hearted. I honor this book for its celebration of our foolish hopes, our crazed and enlivening appetites”—Nancy Eimers. Sandra Lee Stillwell in a dress made of butterflies 978-0-9789597-0-8, $13, paper, 112 pp. POETIC MATRIX PRESS 2006

Poetry. Native American Studies. “Sandy Stillwell invites us to take a seat on that boulder by the river and listen to the water roll awhile. In her poems the natural world becomes a mirror for the complexities of our lives, an endless source of wisdom that guides us. Stillwell reminds us that ‘something knocking against the heart...is not to be ignored.’ She encourages us to open the door and let ourselves in”—Cheryl Dumesnil. “Sandra tells wonderful stories in her poems, adding herself to a long line of storytellers. Like griots of old, she distills the truth through a fine water of words. And that is the key to her work—a deep love and sharing of truth”—James Downs.

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POETRY, PROSE POETRY, CROSS-GENRE Alfonsina Storni my heart flooded with water 978-1-891270-51-2, $19, paper, 199 pp.

Jade Sylvan the sparK sinGer 978-1-933132-73-0, $14, paper, 68 pp.

LATIN AMERICAN LITERARY REVIEW PRESS 2009

SPUYTEN DUYVIL 2009

Poetry. Bilingual Edition. Translated from the Spanish by Orlando Ricardo Menes. “A large portrait of Alfonsina Storni now hangs on a wall of a new hall honoring Argentine women next to the balcony where Evita and Juan Domingo Perón used to deliver their fiery speeches in the Casa Rosada, the Presidential Palace in Buenos Aires. The intelligent introduction and the very effective English versions of representative poems in MY HEART FLOODED WITH WATER, translated by Orlando Ricardo Menes, make available in English the life, works, dreams, nightmares, and death of a poet who left an enduring mark in Latin American letters. This bilingual volume constitutes a real portrait and a true homage to a deserving world poet. Readers and poets everywhere without any doubt would treasure and revisit many times this gift granted to us all by Orlando Ricardo Menes’ talent”—Francisco X. Alarcon.

Poetry. “Jade Sylvan’s poems are ornaments to holidays that don’t exist yet. Something with candles. Our first instinct is to treat them with extreme care, but not out of fragility, just the understanding that the sacred has occurred. Magic. Too much of the world fit into this small ritual”—Brian Ellis, author of Uncontrolled Experiments in Freedom.

Allen Strous tired 978-1-935218-13-5, $16, paper, 79 pp. THE BACKWATERS PRESS 2009

Poetry. “It is refreshing these days of spreading capitalism and colorless urban life to read lines of poetry that insist on ‘summer music’ of talking about trees, with attentiveness and affection. His feeling toward the natural world is genuine—but hardly naive. Looking at the branches he also looks ‘in the dark, in mind.’ ‘I notice the glow of the light-green,’ this poet says. There is a dash of Dylan Thomas in this lyric, and much of Strous’s own wisdom in lines such as ‘Carpentry of these trees— /they are so simple.’ But readers will quickly realize that on the page such simplicity is only seeming. It looks simple because a great deal of work was put into the words”—Ilya Kaminsky. Joyce Sutphen first words 978-1-890193-91-1, $15, paper, 104 pp. RED DRAGONFLY PRESS 2010

Poetry. Joyce Sutphen grew up on a working dairy farm, and her poems recover this lost world, with all its beauty and order. This collection traces a shift in the rural landscape from horses to tractors, from haystacks to hay bales—and watches as time ages and changes the people who make up the story. FIRST WORDS is both elegy and celebration—ultimately its center is family, then and now. Mathias Svalina destruction myth 978-1-880834-87-9, $15.95, paper, 83 pp. CLEVELAND STATE UNIVERSITY POETRY CENTER 2009

Poetry. Expanding the palette of contemporary surrealism while harkening back to the stories and prayers at the origin of poetry, DESTRUCTION MYTH is a series of absurdist myths of creation and destruction that are at times both inventively silly and surprisingly emotionally direct. This book attempts the world again and again, only to find that even the most ridiculous of creations contains the seeds of its own destruction.



Fiona Sze-Lorrain water the moon 978-1-934851-12-8, $14.95, paper, 88 pp. MARICK PRESS 2009

Poetry. Highly energetic and visionary in its dynamic blend of Western and Asian sensuality and heritage, this debut poetry collection by Fiona Sze-Lorrain carries the voice of a polyglot whose cross-cultural experiences in exile embrace the world with a penetrating eye and illuminating wit. At once tender and grounded, WATER THE MOON inhabits places in Europe and Asia that are both ancient and modern, political and intimate. Drawing inspiration from travel, food, artistic dialogue, struggles and renewed passion in Paris and New York, these delicious poems transcend the limits of memory, striking a balance between imagination and reality with intensity, grace and many surprises. Eileen R. Tabios the thorn rosary: selected prose poems, - 978-0-9841177-2-7, $19.95, paper, 336 pp. MARSH HAWK PRESS 2010

Poetry. THE THORN ROSARY offers a selection of prose poems written by Eileen R. Tabios, including poems from hard-to-find early books and as released in the past twelve years by publishers in the U.S., Philippines, Australia and Finland. Advance words include, from John Olson: “Tabios is a seamstress of the surreal, combining erudition and art historical references with flourishes of verbal color and surge. Ramifications at the fringe of consciousness thread brocades of textural ardor in a luster of compound interest. Her work ... is ‘a blissful difficulty,’ ... a perception with a nerve.” Novica Tadic assembly 978-0-924047-69-5, $15, paper, 137 pp. HOST PUBLICATIONS 2009

Poetry. Bilingual Edition. Translated from the Serbian by Steven Teref and Maja Teref. A dynamic artist at the height of his poetic powers, Tadic presents to the reader a world that is at once surreal and hauntingly familiar, a world of outlandish encounters and uncanny creatures. His poetry addresses the challenges of surviving as an artist in a Communist society, and themes of victimization, oppression and spiritual pollution permeate much of his work. ASSEMBLY is a gently subversive and mischievous collection, a harrowing yet humanizing work that is a stunning testimony to Tadic’s outstanding abilities as an artist.

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POETRY, PROSE POETRY, CROSS-GENRE John Taggart is music: new and selected poems 978-1-55659-304-8, $19, paper, 180 pp.

Tod Thilleman the corybantes 978-1-881471-19-6, $10, paper, 80 pp.

COPPER CANYON PRESS 2010

SPUYTEN DUYVIL 1997

Poetry. IS MUSIC—a major retrospective of an American original—gathers the best poems from John Taggart’s fourteen volumes, ranging from early objectivist experiments and jazz-influenced improvisational pieces to longer breathtaking compositions regarded as underground masterpieces. There is a prayerful quality to Taggart’s poetry, rooted in music—from medieval Christian traditions and soul to American punk rock. He is also heavily influenced by the visual arts, most notably in his classic “Slow Song for Mark Rothko,” in which he did with words what Rothko did with paint and dye. —George Oppen.

Poetry. “Reminiscent of dream theory which instantiates a fragment of selfness in each dream-element, or of the other theory which has the most recent waking electromagnetic brain stimulation locate the dreamcontent literally by tissue-territory, THE CORYBANTES evinces a movement evoking Kamau Brathwaite’s ‘tidalectics’ (History of the Voice). ‘Death and corruption/are not the feet of balance/ being should walk upon,’ rather than leading into the expected dialectical relationship, gives way to ‘Ponderous being, something forgotten/ unbearable burden becomes/ a release resting in things,’ lines erasing preceding lines in the movement of waves and tides continuously recalled in the poem, while the Corybantes (readers/chorus?) rejoice in Dionysian celebration throughout” —Norma Cole.

Michelle Taransky barn burned, then 978-1-890650-43-8, $14.95, paper, 80 pp. OMNIDAWN 2009

Poetry. Marjorie Welish, the esteemed poet who selected Michelle Taransky’s manuscript for the Omnidawn prize, explains that these poems “animate the economies and concerns of our lives. BARN BURNED, THEN implicates Objectivism in this imagining, to create poems of the conglomerate of bank and barn—words shown to be made of contingent cultural forces.” In terse, tautly crafted poems that are dynamically contemporary, Taranksy assesses our cultural moment with unrelenting courage and candor. Amaran Tarnoff cinerama for the cyclops: the complete poetical worKs of hash flash, - 978-0-9825066-3-9, $15, paper, 52 pp.

Tod Thilleman three mouths 978-1-933132-01-3, $10, paper, 91 pp. SPUYTEN DUYVIL 2005

Poetry. THREE MOUTHS comprises the sequences “Wave-Run,” “Sonic Model,” and “Between.” “Tod Thilleman began to attract attention with his sequence collection ‘Wave-Run’ and has continued to mine secrets and depths inherent in language, but often ignored. The magic of words—that they have lives of their own beyond their obvious power to communicate information.... ‘Between’ continues that process, informed by his conductus, the Daemon. It is a great privilege to have been allowed to follow the quest” —Theodore Enslin.

BEATITUDE PRESS 2009

Poetry. “Stirring a mad gumbo of Bill Knott, Wavy Gravy & the young Jack Kerouac, HASH FLASH conjures the lost clown revolution of the 60s—not in the avuncular explanation of memoir, but in poetry of its moment, the wild ride itself”—G.P. Skratz. Shelly Taylor blacK-eyed heifer 978-0-9825416-4-7, $14, paper, 88 pp. TARPAULIN SKY PRESS 2010

Poetry. “BLACK-EYED HEIFER is a mighty anthem to down home local culture—the deeply rooted—the feisty, sustaining rhythm that saturates the land. These lyrical prose poems sing a ‘rampant fire’ tune ‘to yesterday’s hands-up hinterland’ and the fact that ‘there were horses, there always are.’ There is abundant vitality and wide-eyed beauty in Shelly Taylor’s contemporary Georgian eclogues, ‘all the while mindful of the color turn’ and ‘silent footwork & news’”—Brenda Iijima. Paul Kareem Tayyar scenes from a Good life 978-1-893670-33-4, $15, paper, 94 pp. TEBOT BACH 2009

Poetry. “These big-hearted, all-embracing poems are a celebration of life—of Paul Tayyar’s deeply felt connection to the world around him and his sense of kinship with all humanity—from family and friends to the homeless and downtrodden. In SCENES FROM A GOOD LIFE, Tayyar gives voice to a generation that grew up in Orange County—where buildings are torn down and rebuilt every ten years, ‘The strawberry fields...buried like old Indian/ Gravesites...’ He is not, however, speaking of privilege and wealth—’the good life’ promulgated by the media and popularized by The O.C. —but of a better life, filled with intelligence, humor, and insight, and an enduring sense of wonder” —Marilyn Johnson.

Susan Tichy GallowGlass 978-1-934103-13-5, $19, paper, 96 pp. AHSAHTA PRESS 2010

Poetry. Susan Tichy is a poet embedded: with U.S. troops in Iraq, Afghanistan, Vietnam, twined together through history; in the landscape disrupted by war, perseverating on a deer killed by a mountain lion, or hearing direction in birdsong; and in the language of war: “gallowglass” is a corruption of a Gaelic word for “mercenary soldier,” and dark, ancient ballads appear like forensic evidence. Surrounded by cultural touchstones from Pythagoras to the Grateful Dead, Tichy refuses to let the reader’s gaze, or her own, turn from the violence of modern living. Daniel Tiffany puppet wardrobe 978-1-932559-93-4, $12, paper, 108 pp. PARLOR PRESS 2006

Poetry. “Racy, playful, and ultimately rather ominous, these intricate poems gather up centuries in a single sweep and make it all shockingly pop. There is a brooding intelligence here, radiant with fireworks and emergency flares. A brilliant read”—Cole Swensen. “‘Supposing a doll of mysterious origin, a mechanical marvel, falls into your hands.’ So begins Daniel Tiffany’s daring and brilliant PUPPET WARDROBE. Each poem an echo chamber of song, cant, discourse letting loose an entire trove of voices, sayings, bending rhymes and jargonelle. What an ear lives here. Not since Eliot have we heard such a throwing of tavern talk” —Gillian Conoley.

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POETRY, PROSE POETRY, CROSS-GENRE Susie Timmons the new old paint 978-0-9825495-2-0, $16, paper, 80 pp.

Francesca Turini Bufalini autobioGraphical poems 978-1-59954-009-2, $18, paper, 199 pp.

FAUX PRESS & OTHER PUBLICATIONS 2010

BORDIGHERA PRESS 2009

Poetry. In her introduction to Susie Timmons’s first collection of poems, Alice Notley noted Timmons’s personality, her “naked” train of thought and, above all, her wit. “I just want to know what she’s going to say next... Witty doesn’t just mean funny: it means things like fast, brainy, unexpected, resourceful, endowed with genius.” THE NEW OLD PAINT is Timmons’s second collection of poems, published 19 years after the first. Over this expanse of nearly two decades Timmons has stayed naked, absorbed with a warped range of poetic ephemera including the coruscation produced by the interplay of Surface and Depth as well as a variety of assumptions that equate Difficulty with Merit. Brainy, fast, the same words apply to Timmons’s new poetry, fully resourceful, totally unexpected, “Hello! I am your American Flag! / I know; hard to believe, / a talking flag.”

Poetry. Bilingual Edition. Translated from the Italian by Joan E. Borrelli with Natalia Costa-Zalessow. Edited by Natalia Costa-Zalessow. “In her Rime (1627-28), Francesca Turini Bufalini included a series of sonnets under the subtitle ‘Principio dello stato dell’autrice.’ These poems are unique for their truly autobiographical nature, openly declared as such by the author herself. None of the European women poets preceding her, or any of her contemporaries, recorded their lives with such precision. In these sonnets, Turini Bufalini gives us a detailed description of her life, from childhood to old age, along with the full spectrum of her emotions. She describes her birth followed by the death of her father and mother, her lonely, rustic but free life as an orphan in her uncle’s castle in the wilderness of the Apennines (where she kept company with shepherdesses, rode horses and went hunting), her marriage, her exuberant joys of motherhood, her sad widowhood, love for her children and grandchildren, trouble with her adult sons and the tragic death of one of them. In most poems a strong, narrating ‘I’ predominates, but frequently the author also addresses herself, her heart and her soul in the personal ‘you’ voice”—Natalia Costa-Zalessow, from her Introduction.

Allison Titus sum of eVery lost ship 978-1-880834-88-6, $15.95, paper, 78 pp. CLEVELAND STATE UNIVERSITY POETRY CENTER 2009

Poetry. This debut collection of poems both fascinated with and distracted by our impending endings and leave-takings, the loneliness of animals, and “how the histories of things eat.” These poems populate empty parking lots and seaside pawnshops and depart from a port at Deadhorse, Alaska. A narwhal gives cryptic advice to those requiring guidance on eulogies, arctic travel, and extracting minerals from ghosts. Allison Titus presents us with quiet meditations on how absence often remains fixed as longing, a red thread knotted at the wrist. Chris Tonelli the trees around 978-0-9826177-0-0, $12, paper, 70 pp.

Brian Turner phantom noise 978-1-882295-80-7, $16.95, paper, 112 pp. ALICE JAMES BOOKS 2010

Poetry. In the aftermath of best-selling HERE, BULLET, Brian Turner deftly illuminates existence as both easily extinguishable and ultimately enduring. These prophetic, osmotic poems wage a daily battle for normalcy, seeking structure in the quotidian while grappling with the absence of forgetting.

BIRDS, LLC 2010

Poetry. “Full of the will and the weather, that great skeptic Wallace Stevens walked to work and wrote his poems, poems you may well already love and believe. (Good, as they say, for you.) And as for Chris Tonelli, he walks in that integrity: read him, and be merciful unto yourself. His foot standeth in an even place. This book’ll make you bloom”—Graham Foust. Jean Yamasaki Toyama, Juliet S. Kono, Ann Inoshita, and Christy Passion no choice but to follow 978-0-910043-82-3, $20, paper, 151 pp. BAMBOO RIDGE PRESS 2010

Poetry. Book + CD. Asian American Studies. This collection follows a year-long poetry chain written by four gifted poets—Jean Yamasaki Toyama, Juliet S. Kono, Ann Inoshita, and Christy Passion—following the style of Japanese linked verse, completed as an online project in celebration of the 30th anniversary of Bamboo Ridge Press, Hawai’i’s oldest and longest-running independent literary small press. Includes a CD of the poets reading all 48 poems, insightful commentary by each on the writing process, and an article summarizing the history of renshi. “The poems were composed through 2008; one gets a sense of seasonal and social change as well as the whole quotidian gamut of life and, also, through the device of beginning the following poem with the last line of the previous one, a sense of multiple consciences and perspectives through these four gifted and vital poets. I wholeheartedly recommend this emotionally intelligent book that teaches us to be attentively human and to celebrate or heal memories great and intimate” —Robert Sullivan.



Chase Twichell horses where the answers should haVe been: new and selected poems 978-1-55659-318-5, $19, paper, 200 pp. COPPER CANYON PRESS 2010

Poetry. Publishers Weekly called Chase Twichell “a major voice in contemporary poetry,” and this long overdue retrospective supports the claim. Selected from six award-winning books, this volume collects the best of Twichell’s meditative and startling poems. A longtime student of Zen Buddhism, Twichell probes how the self changes over time and how the perception of self affects the history and meaning of our lives. Her poems exhibit a deep and urgent love of the natural world amidst ecological decimation, while also delving into childhood memories and the surprise and nourishment that come from radical shifts in perception.

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POETRY, PROSE POETRY, CROSS-GENRE George Tysh the imperfect 978-0-935992-33-5, $14, paper, 96 pp.

Kevin Varrone G-point almanac: passyunK lost 978-1-933254-52-4, $16, paper, 104 pp.

UNITED ARTISTS BOOKS 2010

UGLY DUCKLING PRESSE 2010

Poetry. “Somewhere between taking stock and stocking up these words impinge. Caught up once more in the eternal return of What can be said? What not? The scalar groove of all that? Restless, this troubling beauty of the still unfinished”—Clark Coolidge. “The nine-line poems, the four-line poems, the three-line poems—though all of them sparkle, it is not for his mastery of form that we value George Tysh’s poetry. Rather we do so in response to his empathy, almost the simple pulse of a muscle, the ‘dictum to rectum’ effect he writes of in a lovely poem. He knows as much about the way things look as he does about the needs that went into their making and abeyance. The poems of THE IMPERFECT are written in Detroit, a ‘motor city‘ outside of which ‘methyl walls perspire’ and ‘black men and white men/ walk the streets’—yet they insinuate themselves into the brains of the feeling everywhere around the earth. I’m a sucker for this sort of thing. It’s like Grace Jones used to say, George Tysh isn’t perfect, but he’s perfect for me” —Kevin Killian.

Poetry. Predicated on the structure of a Book of Days, G-POINT ALMANAC is a long-poem sequence that fixes poems to specific days of the year and times of day. The third book of the g-point almanac tetralogy, PASSYUNK LOST follows Kevin Varrone through a wintry season in Philadelphia as he undergoes an existential search for spirituality in the declining post-industrial city. However, instead of writing a poem on each day of a year, the sequence references a variety of sources to capture Varrone’s cumulative emotional and physical experiences to create a poem for each day of a year. The result is a flaneur’s forlorn travelogue of a nostalgic world where the height of a building did not eclipse the brim of a man’s hat.

Salimah Valiani letter out: letter in 978-1-926708-01-0, $18.95, paper, 155 pp. INANNA PUBLICATIONS 2009

Poetry. Using post-Apartheid South Africa as a point from which to reflect on Canada and beyond, LETTER OUT: LETTER IN is a poetry collection of social commentary, political-economic analysis, and philosophical meditation. Historic and persisting structures of racism, sexism and economic inequality are explored, but also the nature of gender and ethnic divisions within and among oppressed groups. Moving from critique, LETTER OUT: LETTER IN further proposes love as an alternative to the binary of competition/ solidarity so prevalent in Western thought. The Sufi notion of love is defined and redefined at recurring moments in the collection, making use of poetic subtlety to offer a new vision in a fractured world. Ryan G. Van Cleave and Chad Prevost, Editors breathe:  contemporary odes 978-0-9815010-1-7, $19.50, paper, 260 pp. C&R PRESS 2009

Poetry. A testament to the stunning variety of the human experience, this timely anthology reminds us of the singular importance of poetry to our lives and our souls. The influence of Horace, Keats, and Neruda is deeply evident in the lyric beauty of these poems, but more than a few defy conventions and challenge the form itself in an exciting expansion of boundaries. Selected for their language, their imagery, their honesty, and their insight, this gathering of 101 poems by 95 poets is a fresh sampling of memorable new odes in the English language. Contributors include Kim Addonizio, David Baker, Christopher Buckley, Elena Karina Byrne, Kelly Cherry, Carl Dennis, Denise Duhamel, Martin Espada, Richard Jackson, Thomas Lux, Naomi Shihab Nye, Stanley Plumly, William Pitt Root, Pamela Uschuk, Jane Shore, Gerald Stern, Diane Wakoski, Gary Young, and many more.

Jenifer Rae Vernon rocK candy 978-0-9816693-6-6, $12.95, paper, 76 pp. WEST END PRESS 2009

Poetry. Truth-telling with a homespun accent, these poems reflect the poet’s raising in a logging town in Washington state. Beneath the sweetness of some language is a sense of threat, endangered sexuality, and the need to create a makeshift existence to keep promise and courage alive. Lynn Wagner no blues this raucous sonG 978-0-9820626-2-3, $12, paper, 32 pp. SLAPERING HOL PRESS 2009

Poetry. “In NO BLUES THIS RAUCOUS SONG the language is as fresh and succulent as a cut pear. Wagner’s work is full of joy. It is also full of soulfulness and sorrow, but these are packed into lines of such delicacy and tautness that even woe sings like a plucked string. As I was reading, I realized that I was in the presence of a small classic”——Lynn Emanuel. “Lynn Wagner’s poems deftly honor our unruly impulses. She has a marvelous ear for rhythmic urgencies of the American tongue and a wicked wit. No word goes unnoticed on her shrewd yet passionate watch”—Baron Wormser. Oren Wagner Voluptuous Gloom 978-1-935520-19-1, $14.95, paper, 132 pp. NYQ BOOKS 2009

Poetry. In his first full-length book of poetry, Oren Wagner delivers what the title, VOLUPTUOUS GLOOM, promises, taking the reader through a landscape of poetry saturated with the emotional language of a maturing young writer. In this collection, Oren deals with death, love, lost love and “the scars of a childhood mostly forgotten,” in a contemplative manner that is also light and easy to read. Just as Walt Whitman said of his own writing, “Who touches this, touches a man,” whoever reads this volume of poems will touch not only the soul of another, but ultimately explore the soul within themselves.

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POETRY, PROSE POETRY, CROSS-GENRE Anne Waldman matriot acts 978-0-925904-85-0, $15, paper, 25 pp.

Joe Weil the plumber’s apprenctice 978-1-935520-10-8, $14.95, paper, 104 pp.

CHAX PRESS 2010

NYQ BOOKS 2009

Poetry. “New century new millennium new decade dawning your ‘womanmind’ at times still in rage. How far you have traveled in inner and outer space which smear together in a furious imagination. How a work/world view shifts: wave functions, quantum tunneling, the relative nature of simultaneity, black holes, and more. String theory. The rolling ceaseless energy of the ‘vacuum’! What is a ‘unified theory’, what is balance, what is symmetry of effort, energy and condition of the multi-universe? What does the female human body/mind still ‘tell us’?”—from the end “Note” by the author. Covers hand-printed by Charles and Nora Alexander. Photograph on covers by Anne Waldman. First edition limited to 200 copies, most of which are signed.

Poetry. THE PLUMBER’S APPRENTICE differs from Weil’s previous work in that it charts the nature of suffering beyond the limits of his working class “Elizabeth” and focuses more deeply on two aspects of his life: his Irish Catholic sense of communion, with the living and the dead (all who have gone forth marked with the sign of faith), and the essential solitude of being a single, short, bald man who has no offspring, no legacy, no beloved, and is falling, however slowly, to his death. Perhaps the question Weil asks most frequently is: given the inevitable coordinates of ongoing failure, how does a poet give the middle finger to grade z forms of Emersonian positivism and have some fun in this vale of tears? In sum: if love is impossible, and life severely limited, and loneliness is devouring the furniture, where’s the closest bar, and do they have a good jukebox? For brief moments Weil succeeds in making failure, death and love his drinking buddies. In the poet’s messed up ontology, they make for a lively and comical crew.

Keith Waldrop seVeral GraVities 978-0-9799562-1-8, $39.50, cloth, 112 pp. SIGLIO PRESS 2009

Poetry. Art. For nearly four decades, Keith Waldrop has been creating a lyrical body of visual art that mirrors his extraordinary oeuvre of poetry, fiction, and translation. Like his collage poems, Waldrop’s visual works are enveloped in quiet tensions and ghosted impressions. They construct densities of atmosphere and architecture, drift and dream. Rich in textual and visual play, romantic and contradictory in their shapings, his collages use traces of memory to gesture toward the absent and the invisible. Edited and with an essay by Robert Seydel, SEVERAL GRAVITIES features a substantial selection of these radiant collages in a full color, hardcover edition, and includes a previously unpublished serial poem as well as an essay by Waldrop that enunciates the relationship between this author’s distinctive visual and poetic practices. Connie Wanek on speaKinG terms 978-1-55659-294-2, $15, paper, 96 pp. COPPER CANYON PRESS 2010

Poetry. Connie Wanek’s third book of poems, ON SPEAKING TERMS, is amusing, tender, and surprising. Herself a librarian in Duluth, Minnesota, Wanek’s poems emerge from everyday objects—Scrabble, garlic, lipstick, hawkweed—and the landscapes, waterscapes, and severe winters of the upper Midwest. Readers will shove off in canoes, buckle on skis, set fishing nets in Lake Superior, and spend time in the real world of the imagination. Lit by startling metaphors, Wanek’s work has been justly compared to Wislawa Szymborska’s for its wry wit and spare “Eastern European” sensibility. John Wardlaw phoenix 978-1-933254-99-9, $12, paper, 42 pp. WILD TURKEY PRESS 2009

Poetry. “When I first read John Wardlaw’s finely wrought lyrical poems, I had the impression they might burst right off the page. In these small poems, enigmatic images, simple declarative phrases, and the music of the words themselves mingle to create intense feelings in the reader. PHOENIX is a beautiful book by a gifted poet”—Siri Hustvedt.



Karen Weiser to liGht out 978-1-933254-63-0, $15, paper, 80 pp. UGLY DUCKLING PRESSE 2010

Poetry. “The poems in TO LIGHT OUT enact a kind of mystical belief—call it a faith—that language is the means by which we conjure the self and its relationship with others. In Weiser’s hands, poems are language illuminated by grace, and the world, in light of such sudden sight, becomes ‘The distance into versions of itself / whose miles begin to resemble pale maps / old photographs with studied shadow / inside each female self / composed like a nineteenth century diorama / all heft and movement of hands.’ The meditative variation at play in this ambitious collection shines forth brilliantly, at any hour of the day or night”—Susan Howe. Lesley Wheeler heathen 978-0-9815010-9-3, $14.95, paper, 90 pp. C&R PRESS 2009

Poetry. “In Lesley Wheeler’s exquisite debut collection, HEATHEN, the otherworldly flit among the actual like imaginary chameleons in real gardens. The dwarves of Eden think it’s a stable and refuse to touch the wine: ‘Gah,’ they cry, ‘it’s dung’ (‘Religious Education’). Marianne Moore, hired to teach typing at the Carlisle Indian School, feels ‘false as a New World chameleon’ and sows ‘sedition’ in the Business Department until it’s closed down (‘A Place for the Genuine’). And in the wondrously rhymed quatrains of the title poem, a son fits his ear to his mother’s ‘so that the god in your head can talk / to the god in mine. I hear a forest / creak like the binding of a book’ (‘Heathen’). Wheeler strikes an impossible balance between the wildly witty and tenderly elegant detail. Heathen is sheer magic” —Cynthia Hogue.

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POETRY, PROSE POETRY, CROSS-GENRE Ashanti White razor blades between my teeth 978-0-9821996-0-2, $11.99, paper, 75 pp.

Joshua Marie Wilkinson selenoGraphy 978-0-9814975-2-5, $20, paper, 103 pp.

NEO LITERATI PRESS 2009

SIDEBROW BOOKS 2010

Poetry. African American Studies. Hailed the Zora Neale Hurston of her generation, Ashanti White once again proves herself a clever wordsmith in this intimate collection of poetry and prose that follows the release of her debut novel. With Chasing Eden, Ashanti White introduced herself as a fresh talent with her penetrating portrayal of relationships, offering the honest insight reserved to the world’s most gifted storytellers. Ashanti returns to her roots with RAZOR BLADES BETWEEN MY TEETH, a collection of classic and newly published works. Tackling historical and contemporary universalities, including sexual assault in “Stolen,” linguistics in “Slang,” and love in “Do-Right Woman,” Ashanti eloquently captures the complex yet beautiful essence of human existence.

Poetry. Joshua Marie Wilkinson’s SELENOGRAPHY finds words in want of their own life to chart an adumbrated landscape, “a good song played // too patchily / to keep / in your lungs.” Side by side with full-color Polaroids by Califone’s Tim Rutili, these poems traverse thought and image, object and vestige, contingency and intention, likening the haunted drift through this sounding of words to a river, “easy incomplete but it / took us / like twigs.” Karen S. Williams eleGy for a scarred shoulder 978-0-9718214-3-9, $14.95, paper, 122 pp. WILLOW BOOKS/AQUARIUS PRESS 2008

Poetry. African American Studies. Is all black desire corrupt? If American aspiration is linked to the desire to have whiteness, be male and make money, what, now, can a decent person want? Family, death, power, Poetry and blackness—each is implicated in a general failure of perfection and subjected to furious lyric rethinking in Simone White’s work; a poetry of ideas where “the whole limbic system [becomes] an event,” “decorous” and profane, precise and bewildered.

Poetry. African American Studies. “This focused first collection chronicles 300 years of African American medical experience, primarily exposing the outrage of health disparities, but also highlighting the groundbreaking work of Black physicians. Composed of both individual and collective histories, and meticulously researched, it is as absorbing as a novel, but its ultimate aim is justice. Williams says it best in her Author’s Note: ELEGY FOR A SCARRED SHOULDER works to ‘remind readers of the complexities, concerns and needs of the Black body, and how this and other bodies of color, bodies fearfully and wonderfully made, are worthy of protection, personal and community longevity, and quality affordable healthcare.’ Her poems achieve this goal mightily, and they speak with many voices” —University of Arizona Poetry Center.

Anne Whitehouse blessinGs and curses 978-0-9824276-3-7, $15, paper, 113 pp.

Karen S. Williams marine life: a world in poems 978-0-9819208-2-5, $14.95, paper, 68 pp.

POETIC MATRIX PRESS 2009

WILLOW BOOKS/AQUARIUS PRESS 2010

Poetry. Moving between poems that reveal the curses of one’s life and the blessings that are of equal and mostly of greater value, BLESSINGS AND CURSES does not shy away from either. With language that is studied and fluid Anne Whitehouse clearly knows the craft and what to do to make a poem feel right. This work is satisfying in both content and the poets craft. “BLESSINGS AND CURSES Is a candid and powerful work of beautifully observed moments that shed her visionary light on art, on friendship, on social history, on nature, on Buddhism, on writers and writing, on memory, on the fleeting and the eternal, and on God. This is a deeply satisfying journey through a poet’s life and soul, shared with an intimacy that is both simple and profound” —Gina Browning, author of Roses of the Heart.

Poetry. African American Studies. With MARINE LIFE: A WORLD IN POEMS, 2009 Pushcart Prize nominee and 2009 Poets and Writers Magazine Debut Poet Karen S. Williams offers a lush and lyrical new collection: a tender, evocative exploration of life in and out of the sea. Stirred by her lifelong interest in creation and the beauteous lessons of the marine world—interests born as she watched The Undersea World of Jacques Cousteau in her grandmother’s living room—these eighteen poems splash and play, enamor and sparkle like dolphins leaping towards a brilliant sun.

Simone White house enVy of all the world 978-1-60001-071-2, $15, paper, 78 pp. 978-1-60001-072-9, $30, cloth, 78 pp. FACTORY SCHOOL 2010

Tyrone Williams the hero project of the century 978-1-935218-15-9, $16, paper, 116 pp. THE BACKWATERS PRESS 2009

Finn Wilcox lesson learned: loVe poems 978-1-929355-65-5, $10, paper, 30 pp. EMPTY BOWL PRESS 2010

Poetry. In these warm, precise, and big-hearted poems, Finn Wilcox celebrates love, family, commitment, and the ever-deepening grace of a life shared with others. The poet looks back with tenderness on the generosity of parents, lovers, and friends. He regards the wonder of a lifelong partnership, pays homage to loved ones gone, and shares some polished shards of wisdom with his sons. “Finn Wilcox has a marvelous touch, a wry and sweet sensibility, and most important, he can write a genuine love poem that is neither sappy nor without the perspective that time gives”—Glenn Hughes.

Poetry. African American Studies. “These pre-c.c. posts stream to us from some point ‘prior to predication.’ It’s a place Tyrone Williams has been exploring on our behalf for a good, long time, beamed up, as it were, from some Ohio of the spirit, sending his missives back to us here on planet Grammar, a place of our own constant care and making where ‘meanwhile means dissent.’ These are poems that teach us how to read them, or rather, teach us the deep structures that we didn’t know we knew. Take, for just one instance, the perfectly rhymed, perfectly logical line, ‘X nee YHWH.’ The here unaccented ‘nee’-sayer marks the places the vowels should go, the Xed out spot the tongue should find in history, the unspeakable languages of our own territorial claims. That’s a lot of work for one line to do, but that’s in the nature of scripture. Tyrone Williams has been hard on the case on our behalf. We owe him at the least a collective thank-you post-it”—Aldon Lynn Nielsen.

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POETRY, PROSE POETRY, CROSS-GENRE Franz Wright leaVe me hidden 978-1-934851-10-4, $10, paper, 48 pp.

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Poetry. Poets speak metaphorically of poets of previous generations as their spiritual and artistic parents or grandparents. For Franz Wright, this is literally true: his father, James Wright, was one of the most influential American poets of the latter half of the twentieth century. In this book Franz Wright is more intimate than ever before. His collection is a description of the struggle with the demons associated with following in the lineage of a great poet. We can find more of Wright himself in this collection, more of his identity, a grown up man who finally conquers the stigma of living in the shadow of his father. The memories of James Wright are clear and vivid but not a torment. In poems like “Recurring Dream,” “Admonitions To Self,” “The Future,” “Untitled Poem in Three Parts,” Franz Wright steps into a new phase of his own writing, he is more accessible to the reader and lets us pick and choose among his hopes and reflections. He alternates between memories of his family and present experiences in a rental apartment. He reveals the splendor and grandiosity of a friendship in the short poem “The Future” where we find a generous man taking care of a fallen friend.

Poetry. Latino/Latina Studies. These poems reveal the heart of a survivor. In the title section, the poet, caught in “the unspoken language of pain,” escapes his beginnings only to find that the culture of violence has followed him. In the second section, “Meditations on Breath,” he charts his journey to survival. In the last section, “Walking into My Mind,” he contrasts the backbreaking manual labor of his day job with his real work, “to write/Love/Hold my children while rocking them to sleep/Children of the flesh/Children of the word.”

John Yamrus doinG cartwheels on doomsday afternoon 978-0-9811844-8-7, $15.50, paper, 124 pp. EPIC RITES PRESS 2010

Poetry. Todd Moore, in his review of DOING CARTWHEELS ON DOOMSDAY AFTERNOON, writes that “Yamrus’s doomsday isn’t the big one with all the fires and the quakes and the tsunamis and the wind. Instead, his doomsday is all about the little apocalypses of life. The day to day failures that mark us as mortal.” Rob Plath, in the introduction to DOOMSDAY, writes that “one recurrent subject in John’s poems, subtle or obvious, is endurance.” Both Moore and Plath hit the nail squarely upon its head. DOOMSDAY is as much about the day to day turmoil that breaks us down, as it is about the human spirit to endure. The pairing of “cartwheels” with “doomsday” is pure Yamrus gold, a testament to the abundance of laughter in which John approaches his own “little apocalypses of life.”

Grace Zabriskie poems 978-1-935520-05-4, $16.95, paper, 160 pp. 978-1-935520-04-7, $150, cloth limited edition, 166 pp. NYQ BOOKS 2010

Poetry. Grace Zabriskie’s book of poems is an oeuvre that encompasses her thirty year writing career. F. D. Reeve writes of Ms. Zabriskie's poems: “An impassioned potpourri of images and speech rhythms, of places and figures, spiced by independent wit and indelible memories choreographing choruses of contradictions. ‘The Castle Builds Itself,’ says one poem; in that spirit Grace Zabriskie has built herself from her father’s New Orleans cafe to LA. This visual artist and poet of three decades so loves life that she makes all kinds of games of its parts and pieces, projecting her womb as a cupboard, a scene shop as the world, a house as a man's woman, and even herself as the East Pacific Rise. Her social satire is quick and clever; her dramatic irony is as bright as sunlight. She’s too spritely a spirit and too accomplished an artist to leave anything human out.” Limited to only 101 copies, the cloth edition of Grace Zabriskie’s POEMS includes 6 color photo plates of her sculptures and comes hand autographed and numbered by Ms. Zabriskie. Geraldine Zetzel mappinG the sands 978-0-932412-85-0, $14.95, paper, 76 pp. MAYAPPLE PRESS 2010

Fred Yannantuono a boilermaKer for the lady 978-1-935520-06-1, $14.95, paper, 84 pp. NYQ BOOKS 2009

Poetry. In A BOILERMAKER FOR THE LADY, Fred Yannantuono flings the funny bone of life right into the void taking the reader on an inward journey that is at once vast and hilarious. With pithy limericks, palindromes, and poems Yannantuono demonstrates his unique and masterful use of language on every page. And with opening lines from the apparently observational such as “The dumbest guy in thirty years” to the seemingly ridiculous such as “A porcupine’s an iffy thing to kill,” Yannantuono‘s dry wit provokes humor and thought read after read after read.



Poetry. We need MAPPING THE SANDS—those of us who go to poetry for the expansion of spirit, as well as for music and the sensuous pleasures of language. The book is a record, not so much of making life one’s own as of allowing it to emerge. Evoking the journey of a long life, Geraldine Zetzel’s accomplished poems express a potent, often playful imagination that reaches through strictures of propriety and convention to the bedrock of connection—to what animals teach, what the senses insist on, what loss and grief make of us if we let them. These poems place us at the “edge of joy” and show us “how it comes and goes” the way a wave rushes up the shore; they live on that shifting borderline, a place where celebration and lamentation sometimes commingle, sometimes separate and define each other. This is mature work in a world where there is great thirst for it.

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POETRY, PROSE POETRY, CROSS-GENRE Rachel Zolf neiGhbour procedure 978-1-55245-229-5, $14.95, paper, 96 pp. COACH HOUSE BOOKS 2010

Poetry. Rachel Zolf’s powerful follow-up to the Trillium Award-winning HUMAN RESOURCES is a virtuoso polyvocal correspondence with the daily news, ancient scripture and contemporary theory that puts the ongoing conflict in Israel/Palestine firmly in the crosshairs. Plucked from a minefield of competing knowledges, media, and public texts, NEIGHBOUR PROCEDURE sees Zolf assemble an arsenal of poetic procedures and words borrowed from a cast of unlikely neighbors, including Mark Twain, Dadaist Marcel Janco, blogger-poet Ron Silliman, and two women at the gym. The result is a dynamic constellation where humor and horror sit poised at the threshold of ethics and politics.

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Poetry. Latino/Latina Studies. Bilingual Edition. Translated from the Spanish by Daniel Borzutzky. “I sang the song of the old concrete sheds. It was filled with hundreds of niches, one over the other. There is a country in each one; they’re like boys, they’re dead.” In this landmark poem, written at the height of the Pinochet dictatorship, major Chilean poet Raúl Zurita protests with ferocious invention the extinguishment of a generation and the brutalization of a nation. Of the role of poetry and of his own treatment by the military under this regime, Zurita has said, “You see, the only thing that told me that I wasn’t crazy, that I wasn’t living in a nightmare, was this file of poems, and then when they threw them into the sea, then I understood exactly what was happening.” This elegy refuses to be an elegy, refuses to let the Disappeared disappear. Martha Zweig monKey liGhtninG 978-1-932195-82-8, $16.95, paper, 92 pp.

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Poetry. Martha Zweig’s fourth collection of poems is her strongest. With a voice and verbal texture like no other contemporary poet’s, she transfigures the sonorous traditional English lyric with an audacity that’s rugged and unruly but sublimely literary. Zweig’s etymological wizardry recalls the intoxicating wordplay of the rustics and faeries in Shakespeare’s Midsummer Night’s Dream. Yet in their dramatic candor, Zweig’s new poems are also as bull’s-eye direct as John Berryman’s blues-drenched Dream Songs. From the howling, buzzing, frosty reaches of the north woods we bring you...MONKEY LIGHTNING! The best work yet by a virtuoso conjuror.

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Fiction and Drama Harold Abramowitz NOT BLESSED 978-1-934254-13-4, $15, paper, 86 pp. LES FIGUES PRESS 2010

Fiction. Poetry. In NOT BLESSED, a story is told not once, but twenty-eight times in twenty-eight shifting versions. Here, a story acts as a chosen narrative constraint, a constraint which, once chosen, becomes a compulsion within the text, a landing point the narrator must reach again and again. NOT BLESSED: a brilliant twist of a tale, where narrative is spun like politics in the nightly news, deployed in a language that delights and distorts as it winds toward the trauma of non-truth and multiple nonoriginals. NOT BLESSED asks: what is the what that makes who? Preston L. Allen JESUS BOY 978-1-936070-04-6, $15.95, paper, 364 pp. AKASHIC BOOKS 2010

Fiction. African American Studies. Into an austere community of Christian believers at the Church of Our Blessed Redeemer Who Walked Upon the Waters come the star-crossed African American Romeo and Juliet. In the world of JESUS BOY, Romeo is sixteen-year-old Elwyn Parker, a devout and sincere piano prodigy who learns too late that the saintly girl he has had a crush on all his life is inexplicably pregnant and soon to be wed. Juliet is the beautiful widow, Sister Morrisohn, age forty-two, who, in the pain and confused emotions of her grieving, ends up in Elwyn’s arms. Despite the problems posed by their age difference and the strict prohibitions of their strong religious beliefs, Elwyn and Sister Morrisohn’s love is true, and as it grows among the ascetics, abstainers, and holy ghost rollers of their church, it exposes with wit, poignancy, and insight the dark secrets and ancient crimes of the pious. In JESUS BOY, Elwyn learns through tragedy and epiphany that the holy are no different from the rest of us. Justin Andrews THE CONCRETE OF TIGHT PLACES 978-0-9820292-7-5, $20, paper, 111 pp. THE GREEN LANTERN PRESS 2010

Fiction. When dictators drive down pristine boulevards, what can a discarded cigar band tell you? Beginning as a critique of the mystifyingly objective rhetoric of travel guides and ending with letters to a woman named Alyssa, THE CONCRETE OF TIGHT PLACES attempts to find both a language for globalized experience and globalized experiences that produce language. From Egypt to New Jersey, India to Alaska, the hallucinatory tour of the world that results questions what is left when the levels of mediation that separate us from an encounter with people and places are stripped away. Printed in an edition of 500 with introduction by Stephen Rodefer and original silkscreen covers by Nadine Nakanishi of Sonnenzimmer.

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Joan Anim-Addo IMOINDA: OR SHE WHO WILL LOSE HER NAME: A PLAY FOR TWELVE VOICES IN THREE ACTS 978-1-902294-39-1, $17, paper, 96 pp. MANGO PUBLISHING 2008

Drama. African Studies. Women’s Studies. Opera. This libretto is a rewrite of Aphra Behn’s 17th century text Oroonoko, or the Royal Slave. At its center is Imoinda, the hitherto silenced black woman slave in Behn’s novel. The child she bears comes to represent the triumphant survival of African-heritage people forcibly transplanted into the diaspora. This opera has been performed in both London and New York and is taught at universities in the United Kingdom, United States, and Italy. Appupen MOONWARD 978-81-906056-7-0, $17.95, paper, 268 pp. BLAFT PUBLICATIONS 2009

Fiction. Graphic Novel. South Asia Studies. Primordial Halahala is at war. In a last-ditch attempt to stop the bloodshed, the wise and ancient Tortle draws the outline of a new creature into a rock—thus ushering in a strange dystopian world of weeping trees, robotic birds, and cities grown from seeds. Dorsey Armstrong SIR THOMAS MALORY’S MORTE DARTHUR: A NEW MODERN ENGLISH TRANSLATION BASED ON THE WINCHESTER MANUSCRIPT 978-1-60235-103-5, $40, paper, 698 pp. PARLOR PRESS 2009

Fiction. Folk Tales. Medieval Studies. Dorsey Armstrong provides a new, Modern English translation of the MORTE DARTHUR that portrays the holistic and comprehensive unity of the text as a whole, as suggested by the structure of Caxton’s print, but that is based primarily on the Winchester Manuscript, which offers the most complete and accurate version of Malory’s narrative. This translation makes one of the most compelling and important texts in the Arthurian tradition easily accessible to everyone—from high school students to Arthurian scholars. In addition to the complete text, Armstrong includes an introduction that discusses Malory’s sources and the long-running debate surrounding the manuscript and print versions of the narrative. For ease of use, the text is keyed to both William Caxton’s print version and the manuscript version edited by Eugene Vinaver. A detailed index is also included.

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FICTION AND DRAMA Peter Bacho LEAVING YESLER 978-1-929355-57-0, $16, paper, 285 pp. PLEASURE BOAT STUDIO 2010

Fiction. Filipino American Studies. Latino/Latina Studies. African American Studies. Young Adult Fiction. LEAVING YESLER features a sensitive, mixed race (Puerto Rican and black) protagonist (Bobby). Bobby’s life is difficult— in short order, he lost his mom to cancer and his older protective brother to Vietnam. His Filipino stepfather is old and not long for the world. The plot, which takes place in the politically tumultuous year of 1968, follows him from his last days in the Yesler Terrace housing project in Seattle to just short of his first day in college. Not only must he survive the dangers within the projects, he must also come to terms with questions about his ethnic identity and his sexuality. The novel is set within the literary realm of magical realism. The ghosts of Bobby’s mother and older brother continuously reappear to comfort and advise him. It would best be classified as Young Adult, although it is clearly not limited to such an audience. Essentially, this is a coming-of-age novel set in an urban environment, and it deals with serious issues in a young man’s growth and development. Martine Bellen 2X2 978-1-935402-21-3, $16, paper, 112 pp. BLAZEVOX BOOKS 2010

Fiction. Nora comes across a newspaper article about her lost twin that sets in motion her search for her doppelgänger and thrusts her from the safe island life that she has created and into a sweeping surrealist escapade, buried in the depths of an undifferentiated dream of ocean. Drifting through the foggy myths of her past, she practices spycraft and lessons of Do-gen Zenji and follows her guardian angel stepmother’s advice that when traveling to lands unknown, always bring bread, milk, and ham (gifts for spontaneous bribes). Veils of betrayal and isolation are lifted as Nora navigates systems of story (fairytale and science); belief and faith (spiritual and mythological); and reality (phenomenological and truth). As in many travel odysseys, the fictions of space, time, and being are placed under a microscope and an ever-unraveling solitary journey loosens onto an always uncanny, sometime hilarious, interdependent adventure. Rebecca Bloomer WILLOW FARRINGTON BITES BACK 978-1-921479-36-6, $17.95, paper, 100 pp. INTERACTIVE PUBLICATIONS 2010

Young Adult Fiction. Jewish Studies. Holocaust Studies. When Willow Farrington first meets Isaac Silberstein she doesn’t know what to expect. He’s a gnome-like old man who survived a World War II concentration camp, and she’s an almost-14-year-old who’s just back at school after a four-month stay in the hospital with an eating disorder. He’s written a recipe and gardening book, and she has to do a talk on it for school. Birthdays, custard, book reports, gardens, families, friendship and fun all combine in this contemporary, witty and moving book. A fresh and uplifting novel based on a true story.

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Andrew Blossom, Brian Castleberry, and Tom De Haven, Editors RICHMOND NOIR 978-1-933354-98-9, $15.95, paper, 290 pp. AKASHIC BOOKS 2010

Fiction. With a forward by Tom Robbins. Brand-new stories by: Tom Robbins, Laura Browder, Howard Owen, Yazmina Beverly, Tom De Haven, X.C. Atkins, Meagan J. Saunders, Anne Thomas Soffee, Clint McCown, Conrad Ashley Persons, Clay McLeod Chapman, Pir Rothenberg, David L. Robbins, Hermine Pinson, and Dennis Danvers. “I would rather die in Richmond somehow, though God knows Richmond has little enough to offer” —Henry Miller. Bruce Boone CENTURY OF CLOUDS 978-0-9822645-2-2, $14.95, paper, 93 pp. NIGHTBOAT BOOKS 2009

Fiction. LGBT Studies. This edition restores to print a central text of the New Narrative movement, founded in San Francisco by Boone and Robert Gluck in response to the stagnation of contemporary experimental poetry of the late 1970s. Wishing to bring the vigor and energy of the gay rights and feminist movements, Bruce Boone’s writing of the late 1970s is as fresh, funny, witty, and self-reflexive as it was thirty years ago. First published in 1980, CENTURY OF CLOUDS, based on Boone’s experiences at the summer meeting of Marxism and Theory Group in St. Cloud, Minnesota, takes up issues of sexuality, political and theoretical identity, religion, and friendship in the characteristically rich and varied writing of the New Narrative movement. “Bruce Boone has the perfect cadence of a real writer, part awe, part critique. He can see”—Peter Gizzi. Louis Daniel Brodsky WITH ONE FOOT IN THE BUTTERFLY FARM 978-1-56809-129-7, $14.95, paper, 94 pp. TIME BEING BOOKS 2009

Fiction. Short Stories. Meet the ordinary people who inhabit Louis Daniel Brodsky’s neighborhood. There’s the young man who becomes a tree, and the one who, thanks to magical seeds, becomes who he is. There’s the open-heart-surgery patient whose chest cavity becomes the trash receptacle for the operating team. And just what do all these characters have in common? They have one foot in the funny farm, and they’re candidates for the butterfly net. In other words, like Brodsky himself, they‘re folks “with one foot in the butterfly farm.” Adrian Brooks BLACK AND WHITE AND RED ALL OVER 978-0-9789023-7-7, $16.95, paper, 208 pp. SUSPECT THOUGHTS PRESS 2009

Fiction. LGBT Studies. What do a foul-mouthed parrot, two women ready to wrestle naked in front of a crowd for the title of The One True Goddess of West Sonoma County, a tattooed pig, a shady Supreme Court justice, a pair of star-crossed lovers whose parents may have shared more than four years together at college, a company named ENRAM, a cross-dressing real estate tycoon on a quest for the pure moment of chaos to prove the Cosmos’s perfection, a troupe of nude lesbian skydivers, Mt. Vesuvius, Burning Man, and Henry Kissinger all have in common? To find out, you’ll have to read BLACK AND WHITE AND RED ALL OVER, Adrian Brooks’s celebration of New Age spirituality at its zany zenith.

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FICTION AND DRAMA Laynie Browne ACTS OF LEVITATION 978-1-881471-94-3, $14, paper, 230 pp.

Traci O. Connor RECIPES FOR ENDANGERED SPECIES 978-0-9825416-2-3, $15, paper, 208 pp.

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Fiction. Amelia has the ability to levitate. During her wanderings through dream galleries, costumed performances, and future libraries she meets Clara (an elusive photographer), Sebastion (part human, part lion) and a chorus of cynics who exist only in partial bodies. “Part mystery and part Oz story, ACTS OF LEVITATION is a narrative of exquisite disappearances and reappearances... As always, Laynie Browne’s work is ephemeral, complex, and alluring”—Lisa Jarnot.

Fiction. A dying lover plans to become a zombie. An anxious woman can’t decide if she’s animal or human. A Jesus the size of a pencil lurks beneath the bed. Monsters, monsters, everywhere. But are they real or imagined? The stories in RECIPES FOR ENDANGERED SPECIES hinge on this uncertainty. Lyrical, darkly funny, sometimes disturbing, this collection explores the secret desires that render people not only imperfect and dangerous, but also authentically human. Such ambiguity lies at the heart of Traci O Connor’s RECIPES FOR ENDANGERED SPECIES, resulting in strangely beautiful stories obsessed with the unreasonable, the monstrous, and the extraordinary living among— and within—us.

Susan Streeter Carpenter RIDERS ON THE STORM: A NOVEL 978-1-933964-35-5, $18, paper, 404 pp. BOTTOM DOG PRESS 2010

Fiction. “I’ve always wondered why the sixties are so hard to write about. But Susan Streeter Carpenter proves it can be done with equal parts insight, generosity, and honesty. Her evocation of the time is among the best I’ve seen”—Karen Joy Fowler. “Susan Streeter Carpenter’s RIDERS ON THE STORM explores and explodes the shallow stereotypes and hollow myths that persist— on both left and right—about the Sixties and the young radicals who dreamed of, and sometimes fought for, a transformed world. Compassionate but exacting, she creates unforgettable characters, and their political, personal, and sexual ideals and passions are completely human and entirely compelling”—Jeff Gundy. David Chambers THE OLD WHITAKER PLACE 978-1-4507-0092-4, $15, paper, 168 pp. MIAMI UNIVERSITY PRESS 2010

Fiction. In THE OLD WHITAKER PLACE, we walk with Tom Whitaker through the last years of his long life. He lives alone in a Vermont farmhouse built by his greatgrandfather shortly after the Civil War and struggles with blizzards and squatters, with aphids and storm windows, and with Ben, his only child. But most importantly, he struggles with himself and with the indignities of advancing age. Too infirm to live on his own but fiercely attached to the family land, he devises various schemes to permit him to remain at home. His situation looks increasingly hopeless until he meets Teresa, a strong, like-minded woman thirty years his junior. Told in Tom’s dry, cranky, sardonic voice, this short novel reveals much about life’s richness—and absurdity—in the face of adversity. Jaimee Wriston Colbert SHARK GIRLS 978-1-60489-044-0, $16.95, paper, 360 pp. LIVINGSTON PRESS 2009

Fiction. SHARK GIRLS is about two women whose lives are transformed by a shark attack that amputates a child’s leg. It is narrated by “Scat,” the older sister of the victim, now a reformed drunk and a “disaster photographer,” alternating with the story of “Gracie,” a casualty of a disfiguring accident, who becomes obsessed with “Shark Girl,” as the younger sister is known, rumored to have supernatural powers, who at the start of the novel has disappeared.

Sarah Cortez and Liz Martinez, Editors INDIAN COUNTRY NOIR 978-1-936070-05-3, $15.95, paper, 279 pp. AKASHIC BOOKS 2010

Fiction. Native American Studies. The sharpest, most stylized, and ambitious anthology of Native American literature ever published, INDIAN COUNTRY NOIR includes brand-new stories by Mistina Bates, Jean Rae Baxter, Lawrence Block, Joseph Bruchac, David Cole, Reed Farrel Coleman, O’Neil De Noux, A.A. Hedge Coke, Gerard Houarner, Liz Martinez, R. Narvaez, Kimberly Roppolo, Leonard Schonberg, and Melissa Yi. John Cotter UNDER THE SMALL LIGHTS 978-1-4507-0091-7, $15, paper, 194 pp. MIAMI UNIVERSITY PRESS 2010

Fiction. Jack wants Corinna, Star wants Jack, Paul wants fast money, Jack and Bill want immortality in art. On a freezing January day Jack and Bill construct elaborate theatricals on the shores of Walden Pond. In burning July, Jack attempts to insinuate himself into the life Corinna’s picked with another man, the moneyed town and overgrown garden she was born to, the wealthy poet next door, and the distant world of artistic success. Fireworks misfire. A summer party and a winter confrontation heat into harsh words, violence. Long-held secrets are revealed. UNDER THE SMALL LIGHTS is a lyrical take on the lives of lost 20-somethings, lust, and the state of art. Jack, Bill, Star, and Corinna grow up without roadmaps, with dubious role models, and with more pills and gin than they know what to do with. They are actors in search of roles, and they are betrayed in these roles by real life. This is a novel about the doubtful possibility of collective love and the painful experiences which, once having endured them, we wouldn’t be without. Joanna Crispi SOLDIER IN THE GRASS 978-1-935520-00-9, $13.95, paper, 208 pp. NYQ BOOKS 2009

Fiction. The Congo is in civil war and Brazzaville is under siege. During a mission to evacuate French nationals, Lt. Vincent Chavanne is separated from his unit and left for dead. SOLDIER IN THE GRASS records his journey with the woman who saves his life as they escape across the country to the safety of the ocean port, Pointe-Noire. Adversity strips them of their defenses. Cut off from the rest of the world, overwhelmed by violence and fear, they find something that transcends suffering, hatred and superstition—devotion to one another.

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FICTION AND DRAMA Fernand Crommelynck MAD FOR LOVE 978-1-931824-36-1, $12.95, paper, 88 pp.

Marquise de Sade ENTER THE QUEEN 978-1-921479-38-0, $24, paper, 176 pp.

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INTERACTIVE PUBLICATIONS 2010

Drama. Translated from the French by Ben Sonnenberg. MAD FOR LOVE by the Franco-Belgian Fernand Crommelynck, a tragedy set at a resort hotel on the North Sea coast of Flanders in the early 1920s, tells of two pairs of lovers: one of them old and decrepit, the other young and fresh. The story begins in an atmosphere of anxious anticipation and ends with a double love-suicide. Yet the play has much comic vitality, much nobility too, as well as three great leading roles. Its truthfulness about the lives and loves of a people in the aftermath of devastating conflict make it surprisingly relevant to such places as, say, Lebanon or Sarajevo today.

Fiction. Translated from the French by Valerie Molyneux. ENTER THE QUEEN is an extraordinary journey into the psyche of a self-titled queen, as she moves from immersion in the physical world towards redemption. While certain to stir controversy due to its inclusion of masochistic/sadistic material, this translation of the Marquise de Sade’s original story has been updated for a contemporary audience and the story is artfully handled. In the tradition followed by Anais Nin and Georges Bataille, the emphasis is on eroticism rather than pornography. Not recommended for a young audience due to its graphic sexual content.

Amanda Cushman ZARMA FOLKTALES OF NIGER 978-0-9792999-8-8, $14, paper, 120 pp. QUALE PRESS 2010

Fiction. Folklore. African and African American Studies. Young Adult Fiction. Translated by Amanda Cushion. ZARMA FOLKTALES OF NIGER presents for the first time in English the folklore of the Zarma, a lesser-known tribe of West Africa. These tales run the gamut from teaching ethical and moral lessons to portraying tricksters to naming animals to farting contests to having fun. Humor and an emphasis on living justly bind the stories together. So far there have been few mentions of the Zarma people in Western texts, and no sign of their folklore, until now. While many English translations of African folklore exist already, they are mainly restricted to better-known cultures. ZARMA FOLKTALES OF NIGER captures the reality of the culture that created the tales, preserving what might otherwise have been lost from the oral tradition. Unlike similar collections of African folklore, ZARMA FOLKTALES OF NIGER provides the cultural and historical context necessary to truly appreciate and understand these tales. The introduction outlines Niger’s history and describes the relationships of the Zarma to neighboring tribes, and the glossary explains common terms and expressions found in the stories. These tales will be of interest to children, general readers of folklore, and those interested in African culture, as well as to cultural anthropologists and ethnographers. Alphonse Daudet ARTISTS’ WIVES 978-1-933527-23-9, $15.95, paper, 152 pp. TURTLE POINT PRESS /HELEN MARKS BOOK 2009

Fiction. Translated from the French. Introduction by Olivier Bernier. Notoriety, faithfulness, gossip, love and style are Alphonse Daudet’s subjects in these littleknown stories about the strained relations between artists and their spouses. Daudet, known as the French Dickens, has an unerring eye for that eternal triangle— artist husband, model wife, and fickle fame. Lisa de Nikolits THE HUNGRY MIRROR 978-1-926708-00-3, $22.95, paper, 244 pp.

Tracy Debrincat MOON IS COTTON & SHE LAUGH ALL NIGHT 978-0-9801098-6-3, $14, paper, 84 pp. SUBITO PRESS 2010

Fiction. “Tracy Debrincat’s audacious stories are all skewed angles and acrobatic language. Her characters, hungry for the authentic, don’t necessarily find it where we’d think to look. The character who says she’s ‘naked as a lark’ pretty much illustrates Debrincat’s unpredictable style: candid, original—a lark!—and rich with antisentimental feeling”—Rosellen Brown.

Andy Devine WORDS 978-0-9820813-6-5, $10, paper, 104 pp. PUBLISHING GENIUS PRESS 2010

Fiction. Literary Nonfiction. Andy Devine’s WORDS includes two alphabetical lists (words that should and should not be used), a grammar on fiction writing, nine alphabetical stories, and a 90K-word novel (condensed to 20 pages). Michael Kimball attempts to explain all of it in the Afterword.

Josh Donellan A BEGINNER’S GUIDE TO DYING IN INDIA 978-1-921479-30-4, $22.95, paper, 256 pp. INTERACTIVE PUBLICATIONS 2010

Fiction. Winner of the 2009 Interactive Publications Picks Best Fiction Award. Part comedy, part tragedy, part henna-drawn thriller peppered with romance and intrigue, A BEGINNER’S GUIDE TO DYING IN INDIA is a spiritual journey across the continents of the soul. Commencing in Australia and traversing toward the climactic scene in the snowy mountains of Northern India, this novel crosses exotic external and internal terrains with humor, sharp wit and a resonance that expands with each chapter. While confronted with mounting grief and loss in Australia, Levi is suddenly called to India by his brother and delves, though somewhat reluctantly, into the shifting sands of his own spirituality. In fulfilling his dying brother’s wishes, Levi embarks on a path intersecting with adventure, new-found friends, a treasure trove of riches (and not just the material kind).

INANNA PUBLICATIONS 2010

Fiction. An engaging novel about body image, eating disorders, diet myths and the big fat fabrications and lies that the media forces us to swallow. A compelling, entertaining story infused with fascinating little-known facts about ancient goddesses, curious New Age remedies, the foibles of modern-day celebrities and the truth about retouched images in the world of fashion magazines, from which so much self-body-hatred comes. A story of compassionate vulnerability and determined empowerment.

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FICTION AND DRAMA Danielle Dutton SPRAWL 978-0-9799562-3-2, $18, paper, 144 pp.

Adam Gallari WE ARE NEVER AS BEAUTIFUL AS WE ARE NOW 978-0-9841025-3-2, $15.95, paper, 168 pp.

SIGLIO PRESS 2010

AMPERSAND BOOKS 2010

Fiction. An absurdly comic and decidedly digressive novel, S P R A W L chronicles the mercurial inner life of one suburban woman. With vertiginous energy and a deadpan eye, the narrator records the seeming uniformity of her world—the dissolving marriage, crumbs on the countertop, the drunken neighbor careening into the pool, a dead dog on the side of the road—constructing surprising taxonomies that rearrange the banalities, small wonders, and accouterments of suburban life. As the abundance and debris accumulate, the sameness of suburbia gives way to enthralling strangeness. We suddenly feel the force of orbit when only moments before the world felt infinitely flat. Inspired by a series of domestic still lifes by photographer Laura Letinsky, Dutton creates her own trenchant series of tableaux, attentive to the surfaces of the suburbs and the ways in which life there is willfully, almost desperately, on display. In locating the language of sprawl itself—engrossing, unremitting, ever expansive—this novel takes us deep into the familiar and to its very edge.

Fiction. At times both funny and heartbreaking, these nine emotionally rich and incisive stories follow characters grappling with the unanswerable question What next? A sudden encounter conjures a failed relationship. A minor league pitcher, in the twilight of a career that never was, tries to divine his future. A young man accompanies his veteran neighbor and father to a V.F.W. a few years after refusing to attend Annapolis. Stoicism and grit belie the vulnerability of people ultimately searching for someone or something to trust in. Though his literary forbearers may be Richard Ford and Ernest Hemingway, Adam Gallari reexamines the masculine with a deftness and a grace entirely his own.

Hazel Edwards PLATO THE PLATYPUS PLUMBER (PART-TIME) 978-1-921479-37-3, $14.95, cloth, 36 pp. INTERACTIVE PUBLICATIONS 2010

Young Adult Fiction. Illustrated by John Petropoulos. Plato, an eco-warrior, and part-time plumber fixes watery problems like leaking taps, but he also fixes grumpy people with jokes or a smile spray. His tool kit is legendary. Despite ferals along the creek bank, Plato is on call to help Zanzibar and his family who are renovating their old creekside house. Andrew Farkas SELF-TITLED DEBUT 978-0-9801098-4-9, $12, paper, 100 pp. SUBITO PRESS 2008

Fiction. “SELF-TITLED DEBUT is a mess o’ finely machined machine-like fictions. There is a sublime relentlessness in the generative power of the permutations at all levels from word to sentence to paragraph to page. He exhausts exhaustion effortlessly. These inventive hypoxic hieroglyphs gin-up ingeniously a whole new notion of genus: story and the species: short. Some debut indeed”—Michael Martone. Raymond Federman SHHH: THE STORY OF A CHILDHOOD 978-0-9842133-0-6, $18, paper, 264 pp.

Eugene Garber VIENNA 00 978-1-933132-14-3, $14.95, paper, 265 pp. SPUYTEN DUYVIL 2006

Fiction. “In stories that travel from the cultural center of Europe to the primitive heart of the Amazon, Garber inhabits a charged historical moment to probe—and play with—deep intellectual and aesthetic dualities: art and science, genius and madness, passion and polite society. VIENNA OO is a delicious Mobius strip of a book that examines the contradictions of the human mind and spirit. A feast”—Ron Maclean. Jesse Glass LOST POET: FOUR PLAYS BY JESSE GLASS 9.7819354024e+012, $20, paper, 145 pp. BLAZEVOX BOOKS 2010

Drama. In this selection of plays, Jesse Glass’s imagination rages, leaps and staggers from the Challenger disaster of 1986 to the hallucinated lucubrations of Thomas Holley Chivers (friend and rival of Edgar Allan Poe), and manages to cover the arrival of a cosmic, sexual vermiform lemure of the Kabbalistic Bohu-Tohu in a reportorial manner worthy of N.P.R., while ringing the changes on a young man’s sexual angst in the face of the ambiguities of the Summerland. Visionary, gutteral, Artaudian, relentless, filled with the televised promise of a black and white yesterday and the anguished cry of tomorrow’s prize-winning Flamenco singer, Glass’s plays disengage, disencumber, debride, devour and deflower even while they detonate on the Senecan tongue in the midst of intoning. They scale their own Everests, plant their own flags, and play Stanley to the Livingstone of our burgeoning post-postpost-post-modernity.

STARCHERONE BOOKS 2010

Fiction. Jewish Studies. “Shhh, murmured my mother. And the first thirteen years of my life vanished into the darkness of that third floor closet.” On a July morning in 1942, Raymond Federman’s childhood ended, as his parents and two sisters were arrested by collaborationist French police and sent to their deaths at Auschwitz, with Raymond alone evading capture. In SHHH, his final novel, Federman reconstructs this childhood out of fragments, speculations, and doubtful recollections— the stories of a lost life, enmeshed with a history that can never be forgotten. “Federman is inarguably one of the most significant vanguard writers of the second half of the twentieth century and first years of the twentyfirst”—Lance Olsen.

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FICTION AND DRAMA Perry Glasser DANGEROUS PLACES 978-1-886157-69-9, $16.95, paper, 190 pp.

Terri Griffith SO MUCH BETTER 978-0-9820292-4-4, $20, paper, 163 pp.

BKMK PRESS, UNIVERSITY OF MISSOURI-KANSAS CITY 2009

THE GREEN LANTERN PRESS 2009

Fiction. Fear and dread transform Glasser’s characters, who include an abused single mother, a female college student in New York and a retired leadership trainer. All the characters run but cannot escape the images of danger that threaten them. “There is no showing off, no fancy footwork, no faking it,” writes Gary Gildner, who selected DANGEROUS PLACES for the G.S. Sharat Chandra Prize for Short Fiction. Booklist calls these “finely crafted and original stories” and writes that Glasser‘s characters “stumble on danger in the least likely places: grocery stores, shopping malls, backyards, and bedrooms.” Lee K. Abbott writes, “The most dangerous places in Dangerous Places? Between our ears, it turns out, and in our needy hearts.” Ron Carlson observes of Glasser and his characters: “He knows people. He understands the insistent magic of their ordinary dreams.” Phillip Gerard writes that “Glasser is that rare writer whose stories unfold with the precision of a Swiss watch,“ and Ron Hansen called these stories “fabulous, funny, wildly different.”

Fiction. LGBT Studies. A debut novel about a selfsabotaging Credit Union employee, a cold woman at odds with and alone in the world. She, in no particular order, seduces her lover’s sister, wades through old storage units, tries her hand at pinball, and wonders after her own absent family. Printed in an edition of 500 with silkscreen covers by Nick Butcher of Sonnenzimmer. Featuring a color plate by LA artist Zoe Crosher.

Goldie Goldbloom TOADS’ MUSEUM OF FREAKS AND WONDERS 978-1-930974-88-3, $26, cloth, 321 pp. NEW ISSUES POETRY & PROSE 2010

Fiction. WP Award Series in the Novel. In the wake of a thwarted career as a concert pianist and the accompanying emotional fallout, Gin accepts a marriage proposal from the peculiar Mr. Toad. But nothing from the albino Gin Toad’s upbringing in the bourgeois drawing rooms of Perth has prepared her for a hardscrabble existence on a subsistence farm in the Australian outback. In her Wyalkatchem exile, she explores what it means to be a mother and wife, an underappreciated musician, and the town freak. She walks on eggshells to accommodate the cantankerous Toad and comes to accept her life without independence, music, or love until Antonio arrives. The Italian POWs forced into the Toads’ service change the landscape of Gin’s world. She is haunted by the memory of her first child’s death; Antonio is exiled from a country and family he cherishes, banished to Western Australia while WWII threatens all he holds dear. In their mutual isolation and loss, the growing intimacy between Gin and Antonio becomes their escape from hardship but will it also be their undoing? James Greer THE FAILURE 978-1-933354-97-2, $15.95, paper, 220 pp. AKASHIC BOOKS 2010

Fiction. THE FAILURE is a picaresque novel set in Los Angeles about two guys who conceive and badly execute a plan to rob a Korean check-cashing store in order to finance the prototype for an impossibly ridiculous Internet application. While the story is fairly straightforward, the manner of its telling is anything but; it begins at the end, and proceeds in similarly nonlinear fashion to a conclusion that will surprise either nobody or everybody, depending on who’s been paying attention. Using elements of pop culture, tech jargon, and noirish satire, the book attempts to answer the question not enough people ask themselves on a regular basis: Am I a failure?

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Drazan Gunjaca BALKAN ROULETTE 978-0-9720662-7-3, $13, paper, 100 pp. SPUYTEN DUYVIL 2004

Drama. Southeast European Studies. Translated from the Croatian by Branko Ozbolt. Peter, army captain, enters his flat in Pula and finds it empty: his wife Ana, a Croat, has run away to Dalmatia with their children. By now Slovenia and Croatia have declared independence and the Army is retreating from Slovenia after a failed invasion. Peter, a Serb, continues to serve in the federal navy stationed in Croatia. Extremely desperate, contemplating suicide, he calls his friend Mario, also a YU captain, a Croat who has just quit the Army. “A tragic dialogue with no escape, like a duel to the death, on the absurdity of conflict and war”—Andrea Camilleri. Nedim Gursel THE CONQUEROR 978-1-58498-071-1, $18.95, paper, 222 pp. TALISMAN HOUSE 2010

Fiction. Translated from the Turkish by Yavuz Demir and John Ottenhoff. The author of over thirty books, including novels, essays, short stories, literary criticism, and travel writing, Gursel received Turkey’s highest literature prize, the Prize of the Turkish Language Academy, in 1976 for his volume of stories A Summer Without End. In 1986, he received the Ipekci Prize promoting Turkish-Greek cultural understanding for The First Woman. In the same year he received the Prix de la Liberte of the French PEN club. He also received the Radio France Internationale Prize for the best novel of 1990, and in 2003 he won the France-Turkey Prize for his lifetime achievements. In 2004 he received the Fernand Rouillon Literary Prize from the Franco-Turkish Committee at the Turkish Tourism Office in Paris. In the same year he was named a Chevalier des Arts et Lettres by the French Ministry of Culture. He received his doctorate in comparative literature from the Sorbonne in 1979. His most recent novel is llah’in Kizlari (The Daughters of Allah), published in 2008. THE CONQUEROR was first published in Turkish as Bogazkesen: Fatih’in Romani in 1996. Denise Hamilton, Editor LOS ANGELES NOIR 2 978-1-936070-02-2, $15.95, paper, 300 pp. AKASHIC BOOKS 2010

Fiction. California Studies. From Hollywood starlets to downtown taxi dancers, and from Central Avenue speakeasies to clapboard Venice Beach shacks to Depression-era hobos riding the rails, this volume brings you the masters of the genre penning tales of love, lust, and loss in the City of Angels. Includes classic stories by: Raymond Chandler, Paul Cain, James Ellroy, Leigh Brackett, James M. Cain, Chester Himes, Ross MacDonald, Walter Mosley, Naomi Hirahara, Margaret Millar, Joseph Hansen, William Campbell Gault, Jervey Tervalon, Kate Braverman, and Yxta Maya Murray.

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FICTION AND DRAMA William Heyen THE HUMMINGBIRD CORPORATION: STORIES 978-0-9718059-2-7, $14.95, paper, 243 pp.

June Jordan HIS OWN WHERE 978-1-55861-658-5, $11.95, paper, 112 pp.

MAMMOTH BOOKS 2005

THE FEMINIST PRESS AT CUNY 2010

Fiction. “William Heyen’s brief fictions are themselves hummingbirds: they hover, then disappear into Emily Dickinson’s ‘route of evanescence.’ But when we look up from their pages, we still feel their splatter and/or sense their iridescence in our minds”—Edwina Seaver.

Young Adult Fiction. African American Studies. Introduction by Sapphire. Nominated for a National Book Award in 1971, HIS OWN WHERE is the story of Buddy, a fifteen-year-old boy whose world is spinning out of control. He meets Angela, whose angry parents accuse her of being “wild.” When life falls apart for Buddy and his father, and when Angela is attacked at home, they take action to create their own way of staying alive in Brooklyn. In the process, the two find refuge in one another and learn that love is real and necessary. HIS OWN WHERE was one of The New York Times’ Most Outstanding Books and was on the American Library Association’s list of Best Books in 1971.

Lily Hoang THE EVOLUTIONARY REVOLUTION 978-1-934254-14-1, $15, paper, 246 pp. LES FIGUES PRESS 2010

Fiction. What if evolution was decided by committee and revolution by mere chance? What if man was a subspecies? What if man, as a subspecies, was woman, with tiny red wings on her thighs and pasted shut eyes? What if she flew in the sky or slept on the moon, and what if the earth was a saltless water world filled with forgetful, vengeful two-headed mermen? Welcome to THE EVOLUTIONARY REVOLUTION, a fabulist story of sense-making for the 21st century. In this twinning tale of freak shows and prophets, tract homes and impending doom, award-winning author Lily Hoang collapses time and narrative into a brilliant novel of beginnings and ends, where sentences undo each other and opposites don’t cancel each other out. As Anna Joy Springer notes in the book’s introduction, “In literature, as sometimes in life, it’s a scary kind of fun to be manipulated by a pretty girl, who changes the game on a whim.” Tomoyuki Hoshino LONELY HEARTS KILLER 978-1-60486-084-9, $15.95, paper, 288 pp. PM PRESS/FOUND IN TRANSLATION 2009

Fiction. East Asia Studies. Translated from the Japanese by Adrienne Carey Hurley. PM Press is proud to bring you this first English translation of a full-length novel by the award-winning author Tomoyuki Hoshino. What happens when a popular and young emperor suddenly dies, and the only person available to succeed him is his sister? How can people in an island country survive as climate change and martial law are eroding more and more opportunities for local sustainability and mutual aid? And what can be done to challenge the rise of a new authoritarian political leadership at a time when the general public is obsessed with fears related to personal and national “security”? These and other provocative questions provide the backdrop for this powerhouse novel about young adults embroiled in what appear to be more private matters—friendships, sex, a love suicide, and struggles to cope with grief and work. Derrick Jensen LIVES LESS VALUABLE 978-1-60486-045-0, $18, paper, 208 pp. PM PRESS/FLASHPOINT 2010

Fiction. At the heart of a city, a river is dying, children have cancer, and people are burning with despair. From the safe distance that wealth buys, a corporation called Vexcorp counts these lives as another expense on a balance sheet. But that distance is about to collapse. Malia is an activist who has fiercely fought the everyday atrocities of environmental racism. After years of watching countless children die, she’s lost faith in the possibility of systemic reform. Dennis is a lawyer who still believes that if enough people have the correct information they will do the right thing. Dujuan is a young street thug torn by a chaos of grief and rage at his little sister’s death. And Larry Gordon is Vexcorp’s CEO. Derrick Jensen has written a novel as compelling as it is necessary: with our planet under serious threat, Malia’s decisions face us all.

Catherine Kasper NOTES FROM THE COMMITTEE 978-1-934819-12-8, $10, paper, 40 pp. NOEMI PRESS 2009

Fiction. “NOTES FROM THE COMMITTEE offers a mental movement through a cityscape as a kind of revelation of a lifestyle. Offering a world at once very unlike and all too much like our own, a city hovering very much on the edge of itself, these putative notes lull one along into some very odd spaces. There are traces of Schulz’s Street of Crocodiles here, Borges’s Tlön, and Coover’s The Grand Hotels (of Joseph Cornell), but these crisscrossing influences add up to a wholly unique and original work”—Brian Evenson. Tsipi Keller JACKPOT 978-0-9720662-1-1, $13, paper, 195 pp. SPUYTEN DUYVIL 2004

Fiction. “A Bahamian vacation turns into a nightmarish dreamworld in Tsipi Keller’s smart, sly JACKPOT. Maggie has long been cowed by her beautiful friend Robin, so when Robin leaves Paradise Island for a spur-of-the-moment sailing trip, Maggie has a chance to shine. Instead, she descends into wild gambling and even wilder sex, though she somehow retains her innocence. Keller expertly charts Maggie’s transformation in this accomplished and oddly gripping novel”—Publisher’s Weekly. Tsipi Keller RETELLING 978-1-933132-19-8, $14, paper, 286 pp. SPUYTEN DUYVIL 2006

Fiction. “The mystery of who butchered ethereally beautiful and pregnant Elsbeth is at the heart of Keller’s elegant and spooky second novel (part of a trilogy, after Jackpot). Was it the traumatized and fragile narrator, Sally, whose friendship with the dead woman verged on the obsessive? Or was it Elsbeth’s arrogant and demanding boyfriend, Drew, who resented Sally’s relationship with her? Keller flirts with the answer as her novel slips back and forth through time to depict tantalizing glimpses of possible truths filtered through Sally’s uncertain memories. As her emotions unravel, Sally finds solace in the gentlemen who play chess in the park where she breakfasts, and maintains, however fitfully, an uneasy reliance on Lydia, a self-centered and mean-spirited friend who thinks Sally is better off with Elsbeth dead. The police, bent on extracting a confession from Sally, harangue her during increasingly abusive interrogation sessions that provide her a forum for creepily pondering her (questionable) innocence. This opaque yet beguiling novel showcases the work of a talented and original writer”—Publishers Weekly.

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FICTION AND DRAMA Jesse Lee Kercheval BRAZIL 978-1-880834-86-2, $9.95, paper, 126 pp.

Creston Lea WILD PUNCH 978-1-933527-40-6, $15.95, paper, 260 pp.

CLEVELAND STATE UNIVERSITY POETRY CENTER 2010

TURTLE POINT PRESS 2010

Fiction. Winner of the 2008 Ruthanne Wiley Memorial Novella Contest Selected by Josip Novakovich. BRAZIL is a quintessential American road trip. Paulo, an 18-yearold bell boy in a Miami Beach hotel, and Claudia, a wealthy Hungarian refugee, take off on a night drive that turns into a crosscountry journey, a sleep-deprived search for the real America and for missing family, a fastmoving car trip into her past and toward their future.

Fiction. These debut stories, set in northern New England, portray the revelatory moments of smalltimers, clergymen, hotheads, day laborers, motorcycle racers, loggers, horse farmers, and young veterans of the Gulf War. In WILD PUNCH, Creston Lea achieves the rare congruence of language and landscape. Creston Lea’s writing is realistic and understated. His style can be compared to writers like Raymond Carver and Tobias Wolff. He is as much a master of local grit as he is of local color. Lea is an author who clearly loves his characters. He understands their contradictions and their stark daily realities, and he writes about them with an authority based on authenticity, generosity, grace, and sharply observed humanity.

Stephen Kessler THE MENTAL TRAVELER 978-0-9655239-7-4, $18, paper, 250 pp. GREENHOUSE REVIEW PRESS 2010

Fiction. At the dark end of the 1960s, a young poet is launched on a bizarre odyssey that leads him from the ill-fated gathering of rock-and-roll tribes at Altamont through San Francisco City Prison to various psychiatric hospitals up and down California in search of his role in the Revolution. An anti-nostalgic, at times terrifying, often comical exploration of a period largely misremembered in the collective imagination, this picaresque narrative is a vivid evocation of a tumultuous moment in American cultural history, an intimate account of acute psychosis, and an archetypal tale of artistic initiation. Kevin Killian IMPOSSIBLE PRINCESS 978-0-87286-528-0, $15.95, paper, 200 pp. CITY LIGHTS PUBLISHERS 2009

Fiction. LGBT Studies. IMPOSSIBLE PRINCESS is the third collection of gay short fiction by Kevin Killian. An original member of the notorious San Francisco-based “new narrative” circle including Dennis Cooper and Kathy Acker, Killian is a master short story writer, crafting campy yet edgy tales that explore both the humor and darkness of desire. From an examination of an ex-Britishboy-band-member’s skeevy skivvies, to a sexual assault inside a copy machine, to a nocturnal tryst in a panther cage, IMPOSSIBLE PRINCESS runs a bizarre gamut of erotic experience, where the appetite of lust is only satisfied by the peculiar unexpected. Gerry Lafemina WISH LIST 978-1-934851-09-8, $16.95, paper, 208 pp. MARICK PRESS 2009

Fiction. Part punk rock concept album, part poetic observation, and part man-in-the-street reporting, WISH LIST, Gerry LaFemina’s debut collection of stories, chronicles the lives of people who just might be someone you know. His characters—alienated teens, mid-life crisis adults, those suffering from loss or from love—are survivors of the ordinary traumas of America. Sometimes funny, sometimes tender, sometimes heartbreaking, these stories invite us into a world that those familiar with LaFemina’s poems will know: one willed with pathos and grit.

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James Lewelling THIS GUY 978-1-933132-20-4, $13, paper, 160 pp. SPUYTEN DUYVIL 2007

Fiction. “If the book is difficult to break into, it is because Lewelling relentlessly runs after every frustrating convolution that tempts the urban mind. Messages broadcast from the psychic areas that must, for most of us, be avoided to keep on going. Convolutions that THIS GUY needs, apparently; a life populated by theories, suspicions and obsessions instead of people. THIS GUY may dwell, at the start, in the loneliest place, but by the end he has collected—however brutally or accidentally—a collection of companions; he has gone over an edge and he is loving it”—Brooklyn Rail. Pamela Lu AMBIENT PARKING LOT 978-0-9767364-3-1, $14.95, paper, 160 pp. KENNING EDITIONS 2010

Fiction. Part fiction, part earnest mockumentary, AMBIENT PARKING LOT follows a band of musicians as they wander the parking structures of urban downtown and greater suburbia in quest of the ultimate ambient noise—one that promises to embody their historical moment and deliver them up to the heights of their selfimportant artistry. Along the way, they make sporadic forays into lyric while contending with doubts, delusions, miscalculations, mutinies, and minor triumphs. This saga peers into the wreckage of a post9/11 landscape and embraces the comedy and poignancy of failed utopia. Subcomandante Marcos and Paco Ignacio Taibo III THE UNCOMFORTABLE DEAD (WHAT’S MISSING IS MISSING) 978-1-933354-89-7, $15.95, paper, 268 pp. AKASHIC BOOKS 2010

Fiction. Latino/Latino Studies. In alternating chapters, Zapatista leader Subcomandante Marcos and the consistently excellent Paco Ignacio Taibo II create an uproarious murder mystery with two intersecting storylines. The chapters written by the famously masked Marcos originate in the mountains of Chiapas, Mexico. There, the fictional “Subcomandante Marcos” assigns Elias Contreras—an odd but charming mountain man— to travel to Mexico City in search of an elusive and hideous murderer named “Morales.” The second story line, penned by Taibo, stars his famous series detective Hector Belascoaran Shayne. Hector guzzles Coca-Cola and smokes cigarettes furiously amidst his philosophical and always charming approach to investigating crimes—in this case, the search for his own “Morales.”

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FICTION AND DRAMA Eugene Marten FIREWORK 978-1-61658-964-6, $14.95, paper, 320 pp.

Peter Money CHE: A NOVELLA IN THREE PARTS 978-1-935402-86-2, $16, paper, 210 pp.

TYRANT BOOKS 2010

BLAZEVOX BOOKS 2010

Fiction. FIREWORK is the story of a man, who, though ill-equipped to help himself, attempts to help someone else, and the beautiful catastrophe that results. Often unbearably intense, it is also an exhilarating expression of the nobility of the all-too human impulse to be more than what we seem to be.

Fiction. “Extraordinary...an ocean of beautiful and harrowing language that casts up its characters like great drift logs seen through heavy surf. The novella...speaks to and out of his refusal of artificial separations between the possibilities of art and the strictures of history.... Peter reveals a commitment to the beauty and precision of language—lyrical flights endstopped by a sentence like a punch to the gut: ‘People died trying.’ This is writing that requires readers to think and feel in equal measures”—Jan Clausen. “Epic” —Christian Peet.

Lina Medaglia THE DEMONS OF AQUILONIA 978-0-9808822-5-4, $22.95, paper, 258 pp. INANNA PUBLICATIONS 2009

Fiction. A mesmerizing novel of betrayal, loss, and multiple identities, this is the story of Licia Giganteschi, for whom it takes half a lifetime to go back home, to a place she loves and hates at the same time. Licia grows up in the beautiful wilderness of a mountain village in Calabria, Italy. Born of terroni (farmers) with aspirations for their children, she is raised by Grazia, an introverted mother, and Marco, a guest-worker in Germany. She spends her time between the Zimpoli farm of her revolutionary, eccentric grandfather, and the suffocating scrutiny of her father’s relatives in the village of Aquilonia. When the call to immigrate to Canada comes, for Licia, it is a welcome call. But she could not have foreseen that the curse of the Giganteschis will follow the family to Toronto and beyond. When Licia finally returns home and retraces the steps of those who loved her and those who hurt her, she understands how her mother’s life, and her own life, are intertwined with the mysterious women who were her mother’s only friends: her uncle’s mistress, a nun in a cave, and a witch who delivers babies. Erika Meyers STRANGERS IN AMERICA 978-1-933964-36-2, $16, paper, 140 pp. BOTTOM DOG PRESS 2010

Fiction. Winner of the Great Lakes Novel Prize. “Erika Meyers’ Kafkaesque fable gives us a contemporary America of disappearing prosperity, endangered jobs, and fragmented families as witnessed specifically in the city grit of Cleveland, Ohio.... Free of caricature, STRANGERS IN AMERICA is peopled with individuals rich in human complexity.... When you finish STRANGERS IN AMERICA, the main character Helena Adamzik will still be there: tough, deadpan funny, proud and enduring” —Robert Flanagan, final judge, Great Lakes Novel Prize. Christopher Middleton DEPICTIONS OF BLAFF 978-1-933382-90-6, $12.95, paper, 216 pp. GREEN INTEGER 2010

Fiction. In the tradition of Henri Michaux’s Plume and Julio Cortazar’s Lucas, British author Christopher Middleton presents hilarious anecdotes of the great economist Blaff, a bold, bluffing, blunderbuss character.

Aaron Michael Morales DROWNING TUCSON 978-1-56689-240-7, $15.95, paper, 330 pp. COFFEE HOUSE PRESS 2010

Fiction. Latino/Latina Studies. Set in Tucson’s toughest neighborhoods during the late 1980s, this explosive debut follows the disintegration of the Nuñez family and the people whose paths they cross. From crooked cops to prostitutes plying their trade along the “Miracle Mile,” each person’s destiny is linked by crushing poverty, the brutal codes of the street, and the harsh nature of the desert. In this place of drought and flood, “civilization” is every bit as dangerous as its surroundings. “Morales wrestles with nothing less than the parameters of the human soul”—Luis Alberto Urrea. Ashley Donielle Murray FASCIA 978-0-9820292-5-1, $20, paper, 149 pp. THE GREEN LANTERN PRESS 2009

Fiction. FASCIA is a series of Southern vignettes describing various angles of life, from the silent-movie starlet, to the high school prom queen approaching middle age, to the adolescent boy. In each story there is a delicate web of familial and communal relationships that intersect, overlap and impede on the landscape. Printed in an edition of 500 with silkscreen covers by Nadine Nakanishi of Sonnenzimmer. Travis Nichols OFF WE GO INTO THE WILD BLUE YONDER 978-1-56689-241-4, $14.95, paper, 260 pp. COFFEE HOUSE PRESS 2010

Fiction. Titled after the US Air Force song, this engaging debut explores the legacy of the Greatest Generation from the perspective of Generation Y, the fallout of war through the eyes of a pacifist, and the enduring human desire for love, adventure, truth, and understanding. Beautifully orchestrated and eloquently original, each sentence slowly builds upon the next in a charming style both poetic and engrossing. A tale of soldiers and saviors, of burning and bombing, of fathers and sons and brothers and lovers, this is also the story of what we find when we dare to revisit the past.

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FICTION AND DRAMA Alissa Nutting UNCLEAN JOBS FOR WOMEN AND GIRLS 978-0-9842133-2-0, $18, paper, 152 pp.

Dawn Paul THE COUNTRY OF LONELINESS 978-1-934851-07-4, $16.95, paper, 176 pp.

STARCHERONE BOOKS 2010

MARICK PRESS 2009

Fiction. Winner of the 6th Starcherone Prize for Innovative Fiction, chosen by Ben Marcus. In this darkly hilarious debut collection, misfit women and girls in every strata of society are investigated through various ill-fated jobs. One is the main course of dinner, another the porn star contracted to copulate in space for a reality TV show. They become futuristic ant farms, get knocked up by the star high school quarterback and have secret abortions, use parakeets to reverse amputations, make love to garden gnomes, go into air conditioning ducts to confront their mother’s ghost, and do so in settings that range from Hell to the local white-supremacist bowling alley. “These fine stories, anthropologically thorough in their view of the contemporary person, illuminate how people hide behind their pursuits, concealing what matters most to them while striving, and usually failing, to be loved”—Ben Marcus.

Fiction. What happens to a soldier after war? What happens to the people he comes back to? THE COUNTRY OF LONELINESS is about concentric circles of the effects of war—on soldiers and survivors, on mothers, sisters, widows, wives and children. Dawn Paul’s richly nuanced book portrays the life of a Depression-era boy who naively hopes that soldiering will allow him to escape poverty and isolation. Though he returns physically intact from battle, he is scarred psychically—a bully and a terror to his family and himself. The novel alternates between a daughter’s memories of growing up with this man who was both father and stranger, and the stories she creates of his boyhood and youth. It is through these acts of imagining and remembering that she seeks forgiveness and compassion. THE COUNTRY OF LONELINESS is a testament to the power of the imagination to transcend loss, estrangement and grief.

Daniel A. Olivas ANYWHERE BUT L.A. 978-1-931010-69-6, $16, paper, 184 pp.

Ted Pelton BARTLEBY, THE SPORTSCASTER 978-0-9801098-8-7, $14, paper, 72 pp.

BILINGUAL PRESS 2009

SUBITO PRESS 2010

Fiction. Latino/Latina Studies. ANYWHERE BUT L.A. ranges from contemporary narratives to more traditional cuentos de fantasma, giving us a vivid and honest portrait of modern Latinos in search of their place in the world. Funny yet poignant, Olivas’s characters frequently amuse, sometimes disturb, and often remind us of our own vulnerability. People who at first seem ordinary and uncomplicated reveal their deepest secrets and anxieties related to a variety of issues, such as race, gender, sexual orientation, and the human condition in general. We glimpse into the complex emotions and attitudes of characters who are trying to cope with the mysteries of life. These stories ring with humor, insight, and power, and like the cities they describe, they shift and slide and refuse to be pinned down as they drive the reader to the very core of human existence through the colorful mural of a thriving Latino community.

Fiction. “Pelton’s modern cover of this great 1853 American novella makes the mind toggle from Pelton to Melville and back. In the middle of this read a moving personal digression honors the universality of the iconic Melville story. Ah humanity! You speculate about Bartleby the Waitress, Bartleby the Bus Driver, Bartleby the ticket seller, and you burrow into the lonely faceless steeps of American night. This is a wonderful homage, humane and readable, an engrossing take on an oracular Melville work”—Steve Katz.

Lance Olsen HEAD IN FLAMES 978-0-9815027-5-5, $14.95, paper, 190 pp. CHIASMUS PRESS 2009

Fiction. HEAD IN FLAMES is an astonishing collage novel composed of chips of sensation, observation, memory, and quotation shaped into a series of narraticules told by three alternating voices, each inhabiting a different font and aesthetic / political / existential space.The first belongs to Vincent van Gogh on the day he shot himself in Auvers-sur-Oise in July 1890. The second to Theo van Gogh (Vincent’s brother s great grandson) on the day he was assassinated in Amsterdam in November 2004. The third to Mohammed Bouyeri, Theo’s murderer, outraged by the filmmaker’s collaboration with controversial politician Ayaan Hirsi Ali on a 10-minute experimental short critiquing Muslim subjugation and abuse of women. The aggregate: a restless, haunting exploration of art’s purpose, religion’s increasingly dominant role as engine of politics and passion, the complexities of foreignness and assimilation, and the limits of tolerance.

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Adam Peterson MY UNTIMELY DEATH 978-0-9801098-1-8, $10, paper, 43 pp. SUBITO PRESS 2008

Fiction. MY UNTIMELY DEATH is a collection of short prose pieces about a series of touching but absurd deaths. Death here doesn’t simply mean the expiration of life, but a meandering through metaphors, similes, explanations, often hilarious, always poetic and spot-on in their language choice. “Wildly funny, poignant, exhilarating meditations that fracture and reassemble everything we know and believe about living and dying. Adam Peterson reinvents the notion of story here, dismantling the lines between genres and creating a gorgeous new kind of prose with voice that is simply irresistible. You can’t stop reading this book again and again”—Jonis Agee. Gary Phillips, Editor ORANGE COUNTY NOIR 978-1-936070-03-9, $15.95, paper, 300 pp. AKASHIC BOOKS 2010

Fiction. California Studies. Orange County, California, brings to mind the endless summer of sand and surf, McMansion housing tracts, a conservative stronghold, and tony shopping centers. It’s a place where pilates classes are run like boot camps, real estate values are discussed at your weekly colonic, and ice cream parlors on Main Street, USA, exist side-by-side with pho shops and taquerias. ORANGE COUNTY NOIR pulls back the veil to reveal what lurks behind the curtain. Features brandnew stories by: Susan Straight, Robert S. Levinson, Rob Roberge, Nathan Walpow, Barbara DeMarco-Barrett, Dan Duling, Mary Castillo, Lawrence Maddox, Dick Lochte, Robert Ward, Gary Phillips, Gordon McAlpine, Martin J. Smith, and Patricia McFall.

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FICTION AND DRAMA Boris Pintar FAMILY PARABLES 978-1-58498-070-4, $17.95, paper, 137 pp.

Sean Reynolds DYING FOR A CHANGE 978-0-9789023-1-5, $16.95, paper, 256 pp.

TALISMAN HOUSE 2009

SUSPECT THOUGHTS PRESS 2009

Fiction. LGBT Studies. Translated from the Slovenian by Rawley Grau. “Boris Pintar’s terrific new collection, FAMILY PARABLES, executes a series of beautiful backflips on our notion of the tale. Here we find, locked in fierce embrace, the marvelously delicate inflection of Robert Walser and the fearless, full-throttle verve of Kathy Acker. Each story serves as a bracing introduction to an important new voice in international fiction” —Laird Hunt.

Fiction. LGBT Studies. African American Studies. “Move over Easy Rawlins. Step aside Sam Spade. Butch Chan, a soon to be legendary detective, is stalking the cold mean streets of Chicago. Here is prose so raw, and soulful, it strikes the heart and the funny-bone with equal force. 1960s Chicago is rendered so deftly, I can still feel those chill winds blow”—Felicia Ward. DYING FOR A CHANGE is the story about a girl who looks like a boy. Her best friend is a boy who looks like a girl. Together they find a killer of a boy who wants to be a girl. Summer, 1965, and the living is far from easy. The civil rights movement occupies the press. The Watts Riot is heating up Los Angeles and Chicago is hotter than little sister with the pox in August. Chan Parker has no interest in politics. She has her own thing going running numbers for mobster Al Frattini. She prefers quiet nofuss nights alone with jazz. Her most prized possessions are a shiny black-on-black convertible T-Bird and a reelto-reel collection of music. But Chan is dying for a change. She needs to get away from the mob. She’s fed up with the schemes and scams that keep Negroes broke and broken, she wants something more legit, but what? When Miss Dove, a famous drag queen from a North Side bar, is murdered, her best friend Henrietta Wild Cherry begs Chan to act. Chan and Henrietta go on a mad romp through Chicago, from low life bars to mob dens to find the murderer, and in Chan’s case, a new life.

Gojmir Polajnar DON’T KILL ANYONE, I LOVE YOU 978-1-881471-80-6, $12, paper, 208 pp. SPUYTEN DUYVIL 2002

Fiction. LGBT Studies. Translated from the Slovene by Aaron Gillies. “This book is a serene and speedy whirlpool. It reminds me of baroque golden altars with enormous ears, in Slovenia and Chile at its highest pitch”—Tomaz Salamun. “Polajnar takes all of the social institutions—science, religion, the state—puts them in a vise, and twists. What emerges is a clever and compelling tale, full of music, theater, and delicious sex. It’s like the writing George Orwell might have done if he hadn’t had that big stick up his ass”—D.A. Powell. Alan Reed ISOBEL AND EMILE 978-1-55245-227-1, $16.95, paper, 160 pp. COACH HOUSE BOOKS 2010

Fiction. This is the story of Isobel and Emile. They wake up beside each other one morning, and they slowly get out of bed. It is the last time that they will sleep together. They know it. They do not want it to be the last time but they know that it is. They get out of bed and they go to a train station. Emile gets onto a train. Isobel does not. She stands on the platform and she watches him go. He is going to the city, where he will be an artist. He will make puppets, and films of puppets, that struggle to say something he does not have the words for. She will stay in the small town, in the small room where they lived. She will work at a small grocery store and write letters to Emile while she works up the courage to do something more. Told in a stark, minimalist voice, ISOBEL AND EMILE is the hypnotizing story of two lovers without each other. It is a story of struggling with loss and a loneliness that threatens to consume them. It is about staying true to what they hold dear, no matter that it is hopeless and that nothing will ever come of it, because sometimes that is all that is left. And sometimes, it is enough. David Reich THE ANTIRACISM TRAININGS 978-1-935402-79-4, $22, paper, 384 pp. BLAZEVOX BOOKS 2010

Fiction. Jewish Studies. “David Reich has written a funny, incisive novel about race, religion, and office politics. He’s fearlessly unpious, observant, and witty, but he’s also fair to his flawed and often enjoyably irksome characters. His gift for finding nuanced humanity in their semi-good intentions gives warmth and life to this quietly ambitious satire”—Carlo Rotella. “David Reich’s thoughtful satire about a faithless Jewish editor of a magazine published by a post-Christian secular religion depicts a world where orthodoxy has replaced belief, where ideology has supplanted intelligence—a world easily mistaken for our own”—John Biguenet.

Joseph Riippi DO SOMETHING! DO SOMETHING! DO SOMETHING! 978-0-9841025-0-1, $13, paper, 177 pp. AMPERSAND BOOKS 2009

Fiction. In this fragmented, nontraditional narrative, debut author Joseph Riippi explores the aftermath of stories, rather than simply telling them: A music critic chants Susan Sontag quotes in a mental institution; a young girl looks to her starfish tattoo for regrowth; a disenchanted playwright flees divorce and human shrapnel. DO SOMETHING! DO SOMETHING! DO SOMETHING! is the story of uncertainty in a new America, of three young people looking for peace and definitiveness in an increasingly shaky and volatile homeland. Joanna Ruocco MAN’S COMPANIONS 978-0-9825416-3-0, $15, paper, 144 pp. TARPAULIN SKY PRESS 2010

Fiction. For the characters in MAN’S COMPANIONS, the self is a degraded version of someone else. Fantasy is stymied by performance anxiety. Delayed gratification phones in a last-minute cancellation. The fictions in this collection are mongrel, troubling the genus of story with miscegenations and mutations, and at the heart of the book is the figure of the anima non grata, the unwanted woman, a degraded version of man. Using language by turns digressive, obsessive, overblown, romantic, fickle, and mundane, MAN’S COMPANIONS manipulates feminine tropes and finds a kind of joyous liberty in its proliferation of thwarted affairs and awkward interludes.

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FICTION AND DRAMA Rosaura Sánchez and Beatrice Pita LUNAR BRACEROS 2125-2148 978-0-9843359-0-9, $15, paper, 120 pp.

Andrea Scrima A LESSER DAY 978-1-933132-77-8, $16, paper, 290 pp.

CALACA PRESS 2009

SPUYTEN DUYVIL 2010

Fiction. Latino/Latina Studies. Illustrations by Mario A. Chacon. Twenty-second century Cholos living on CaliTexas Reservations have few options. One of them is signing up as Moon Tecos, technicians disposing of Earth’s waste on Lunar sites. After discovering that their Teco contracts are one-way tickets, the LUNAR BRACEROS are forced to take matters into their own hands. “It’s like nothing I’ve ever read. LUNAR BRACEROS delivers. It’s a powerful social narrative that creates an alternative imaginative reality and explores the dynamics of space travel in relation to the Americas”— Angie Chabram, UC Davis. “I’ve been waiting for this kind of novel for most of my life, a work of science fiction from below, focused on people of color, that takes on big ideas about history, politics, capitalism, philosophy, and science”—Curtis Marez, UC San Diego.

Fiction. When the narrator travels to New York to attend her father’s funeral shortly after November 9, 1989, the day the Berlin Wall fell, a period begins in which her hold on reality grows increasingly tenuous. Hiding away in her studio with her father’s journals, her paintings building up inch by inch in a fruitless attempt to come to terms with human mortality, she sets about deciphering her father’s encoded script. Addressing a continually shifting “you” in a search for emotional understanding initially directed at the author’s dead father and then merging into a blur of intimate others, A LESSER DAY explores the mechanisms of memory and suppression in an era of political upheaval. Little escapes the author’s scrutinizing eye as she locates meaning in the passage of time as it inscribes itself into the myriad things around us: the mute, insentient witnesses of our everyday existence.

Nathalie Sarraute THE USE OF SPEECH 978-1-933996-18-9, $14.95, paper, 160 pp. COUNTERPATH PRESS 2010

Fiction. Translated from the French by Barbara Wright. In this classic later work from French novelist Nathalie Sarraute, one finds a “delectably austere, beady-eyed book.... Phrases that give rise to the scenes or episodes are ordinary enough until Sarraute imagines for them a context which turns them from bland civilities into weapons of psychological warfare. Friends meet and converse, in a cafe or in the street, and are all sociability; except underneath, where the best of friends can be the most savage of opponents. Sarraute resorts sardonically to metaphor to indicate what words will not capture: the shameful and ineffable animosities that...imperil our urbanity” (The Times Literary Supplement).

THE FEMINIST PRESS AT CUNY 2010

Fiction. South Asia Studies. Marriages, affairs, suicides, duplicitous relations, second chances, murder, madness, and true love—RAJMAHAL is a beautifully crafted tale of families brought together in an unusual Bengali house over a century of turbulent changes. Within the walls of this stately home, the melting pot of tenants, alive and dead, struggle to come to grips with the social, economic, and intellectual forces working in India as it moves from the British Raj to independence. Their intertwined fortunes and personal battles become a mirror of the struggle for possession of the country’s future.

Leslie Scalapino FLOATS HORSE-FLOATS OR HORSE-FLOWS 978-0-9788811-9-1, $18, paper, 168 pp.

Kim Gek Lin Short THE BUGGING WATCH & OTHER EXHIBITS 978-0-9825416-1-6, $14, paper, 72 pp.

STARCHERONE BOOKS 2010

TARPAULIN SKY PRESS 2010

Fiction. Poetry. Cross-Genre. Slim, but with as many wildly disparate imaginative scenes and situations as a massive Pynchon novel—miners, polar bears, insurgents sweeping the desert in Toyota pickups, a detective on the trail of illegal fur traders, Venus Williams’ deconstructed forehand, wild horses, blooming chrysanthemums, tadpoles eating corpses in the Euphrates, and so much more—Leslie Scalapino’s FLOATS HORSE-FLOATS OR HORSE-FLOWS is a startlingly beautiful, politically engaged, poetic novel. Narrative moments arrive out of inchoate states—an alexia where unknown words create a future—and the reader is continually and unexpectedly moved by the buoyancy and breathtaking velocity of Leslie Scalapino’s language. “This is a jewel book that has come out of the spagyric hinterlands of purest imagination, where it has lain for an immeasurable time alongside Burroughs’s Cities of the Red Night, Hans Arp’s poetry, Monkey’s Journey to the West, and Mark Twain’s Mysterious Stranger—and it blows with the elegance of a horse—or a wolf...Virginia Woolf!”—Michael McClure.

Fiction. Poetry. Asian American Studies. THE BUGGING WATCH & OTHER EXHIBITS is the prose elegy of a boy who wants to be a bug in order to save by symbiosis the dead girl he loves. Can Harlan, in “the basement forever inside him,” conjure Toland back from “the scars of Monday”? Enacted in prose poems and cross-referenced datebooks, the inseparable lovers, Harlan and Toland, eternally rehearse for a real life together, repeating in that instant between being and nonbeing, the loss into which their love escaped.

Lynda Schor SEDUCTION: STORIES OF LOVE & ART 978-1-933132-67-9, $16, paper, 260 pp. SPUYTEN DUYVIL 2010

Fiction. “Schor’s writing proves that experimental doesn’t necessarily mean inaccessible. The stories in SEDUCTION are written with intelligence, humor, and an exhilarating sense of absurdity. Schor explores the mind, she explores our culture, and she explores our dark desires. And she does not limit that exploration in either content or form”—Pat MacEnulty.

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Kamalini Sengupta RAJMAHAL 978-1-55861-608-0, $15.95, paper, 288 pp.

Justin Sirois MLKNG SCKLS 978-0-9820813-3-4, $8, paper, 56 pp. PUBLISHING GENIUS PRESS 2009

Fiction. Middle East Studies. MLKNG SCKLS is a short collection of Salim Abid’s deleted Word documents written during his escape up the Euphrates from Fallujah to Ramadi. These texts could have been included in Falcons on the Floor, which is the novel Salim wrote about fleeing from his war-ravaged city, but for sensitive reasons he chose to remove them. That metanarrative provides the conceit of this chapbook, lushly composed by Justin Sirois and edited by Iraqi refugee Haneen Alshujairy. MLKNG SCKLS provides a bristling and necessary look into the realities of living in Iraq, complete with dying laptop batteries, knock-off sneakers, and carnage-lined roadways.

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FICTION AND DRAMA Michelle Cruz Skinner IN THE COMPANY OF STRANGERS 978-0-910043-81-6, $18, paper, 180 pp.

M. G. Stephens OUR FATHER 978-1-881471-15-8, $10, paper, 80 pp.

BAMBOO RIDGE PRESS 2009

SPUYTEN DUYVIL 1999

Fiction. Asian American Studies. Filipino American Studies. “Sixteen deceptively simple stories comprise Michelle Cruz Skinner’s much-anticipated follow-up to Balikbayan and Mango Seasons, many of them about Filipinos tongue-tied and alienated in the motherland, or scattered across the map of heartaches and homesickness in the company of strangers called countrymen, family, lovers. A book of quiet gems definitely worth the wait”—R. Zamora Linmark.

Drama. Irish American Studies. A one-act play that originally ran off-broadway for five years, OUR FATHER is about sons lamenting the death of their father at an Irish wake in a New York City bar. “The script is intellectual, brilliant and irreverently caustic. Each brother gives a eulogy which describes, through improbable fantasies which in any people but the Irish would be called hallucinations, how he murdered the dear departed. A tour-de-force”—The Scotsman.

Natalia Smirnova and Julia Goumen, Editors MOSCOW NOIR 978-1-936070-06-0, $15.95, paper, 294 pp.

Dayana Stetco SEDUCING VELASQUEZ AND OTHER PLAYS 978-0-9811704-6-6, $16.95, paper, 142 pp.

AKASHIC BOOKS 2010

AHADADA BOOKS 2009

Fiction. Translated from the Russian. The deeper we delved into Moscow’s soul-chilling debris, the more vividly it arose before us in all its bleak and mystical despair. Despite its stunning outward luster, Moscow is above all a city of broken dreams and unrealized utopias, and all manner of scum oozes through the gap between dream and reality.... MOSCOW NOIR is an attempt to turn the tourist Moscow of gingerbread and woodcuts, of glitz and big money, inside out; an attempt to show its fetid womb and make sense of the desolation that reigns there. Brand-new stories by: Alexander Anuchkin, Igor Zotov, Gleb Shulpyakov, Vladimir Tuchkov, Anna Starobinets, Vyacheslav Kuritsyn, Sergei Samsonov, Alexei Evdokimov, Ludmilla Petrushevskaya, Maxim Maximov, Irina Denezhkina, Dmitry Kosyrev, Andrei Khusnutdinov, and Sergei Kuznetsov.

Drama. “SEDUCING VELASQUEZ is a collection of nervy, impish, unconventional dramatic works that draw their strength from Stetco’s rigorous investigations into the connection between verbal, visual, and physical languages from the innovative performance traditions associated with the author’s native Romania. These plays are witty and marvellous, in the mode of the best absurdist art, and are welcome interventions into the American theater scene”—Carla Harryman.

Mary Sanders Smith ESCAPE 978-1-934851-11-1, $16.95, paper, 210 pp. MARICK PRESS 2010

Fiction. ESCAPE is an adventure/wilderness survival/suspense novel. The action involves a prison escape on a wilderness river in Northern Wisconsin and the subsequent chase and capture of the inmate by the prison superintendent during an unprecedented Alberta Clipper snowstorm. Since the inmate is Native American Indian, and the superintendent’s children are of Chippewa heritage, there is a strong element of Native American Indian history in the book. On another level it is the universal story of a man who has to be invulnerable to do his job and succumbs to excessive pride and the need to control. It is a story of fate, drawn from Indian myth and Greek drama. Gilbert Sorrentino THE ABYSS OF HUMAN ILLUSION 978-1-56689-233-9, $14.95, paper, 144 pp. COFFEE HOUSE PRESS 2010

Fiction. Titled after a line from Henry James, Gilbert Sorrentino’s final novel consists of fifty narrative set pieces full of savage humor and cathartic passion— an elegiac paean to the bleak world he so brilliantly captured in his long and storied career. Mirroring the inexplicable coincidences, encounters, and hallmarks of modern life, this novel revisits familiar characters—the aging artists, miserable couples, crackerjack salesmen, and drunken soldiers of previous books, placing them in familiar landscapes lost in time between the Depression era and some fraudulent bohemia of the present.

Jonathan Strong CONSOLATION 978-0-9824100-4-2, $12.50, paper, 256 pp. PRESSED WAFER 2010

Fiction. LGBT Studies. In a small midwestern college town everyone seems to be making art—writing poems, composing sound collages, welding auto parts, performing Shakespeare with computer graphics, and even constructing an imaginary island in an attic. There’s some consolation, after hopeless romance and information overload, in finding beauty in your own corner of the vast world. Paco Ignacio Taibo II, Editor MEXICO CITY NOIR 978-1-933354-90-3, $15.95, paper, 250 pp. AKASHIC BOOKS 2010

Fiction. Latino/Latina Studies. It’s hard to get much more noir than Mexico City, and after several years’ effort, Akashic was finally able to rope Paco I. Taibo into curating this dramatic, chilling, and frequently hilarious volume. Brand-new stories by: Paco Ignacio Taibo II, Eugenio Aguirre, Eduardo Antonia Parra, Bernardo Fernández Bef, Óscar de la Borbolla, Rolo Diez, Victor Luiz González, F.G. Haghenbeck, Juan Hernández Luna, Myriam Laurini, Eduardo Monteverde, and Julia Rodríguez. Christian TeBordo THE CONVICTION AND SUBSEQUENT LIFE OF SAVIOR NECK 978-0-9720662-8-0, $13, paper, 208 pp. SPUYTEN DUYVIL 2005

Fiction. “A searingly intelligent first novel that declares its odd originality in every sentence. Christian TeBordo shows that it is possible to be, simultaneously, a wise old soul and a crazed young terror”—George Saunders. “For existentialism, death is the insurmountable condition that gives life both its meaning and its finitude. TeBordo’s fiction, on the other hand, offers us a book that begins with a man who is fully conscious of the fact he is dead but who continues to live on anyway, surrounded by a cast of types that seem like refugees from the grittiest, funniest Coen Brothers movies. THE CONVICTION AND SUBSEQUENT LIFE OF SAVIOR NECK is an exploration of responsibility, ethics, and aesthetics that is at once funny and frightening.”—Brian Evenson.

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FICTION AND DRAMA Tod Thilleman GOWANUS CANAL, HANS KNUDSEN 978-1-933132-00-6, $14, paper, 304 pp.

Steve Tomasula VAS: AN OPERA IN FLATLAND, CYBORG EDITION 978-0-9815027-1-7, $75, paper, 370 pp.

SPUYTEN DUYVIL 2006

CHIASMUS PRESS 2009

Fiction. “GOWANUS CANAL, HANS KNUDSEN is a novel of ideas unlike most written these days. Knudsen is a new Stephen Daedalus—but lacking a coherent tradition to rebel against as he misfires his way through doctrine and avant garde theater into a deep sadness, one that exists in direct confrontation with the elated ‘new new world’ of late capitalism. In Knudsen’s world people speak in fits and starts, and understand one another little better. In his portrait of a character ground down in a world where logos have replaced logos, Thilleman gives us a compelling novel, leaving us to clutch after what really matters”—Ted Pelton, author of MALCOLM & JACK.

Fiction. Multimedia. Art+Design by Stephen Farrell. This special, limited edition is a must-have for book collectors. The original, groundbreaking novel of identity in the biotech age comes in a clear, polystyrene slipcase reminiscent of the lab. The custom slipcase also holds the voice of the book: an audio CD of readings especially created for this edition and set to music by Alloy Orchestra, renowned creator of contemporary scores for silent movies. Additional music and performances by Paul Johnson, Maria Tomasula, Chris Jara, and Scott Appleby. Scroll down for a look inside this hybrid imagetext novel, and sample sound clips from the CD. Up until now, everyone alive on earth was bound to one another through African Eve, our last common ancestor: a woman who, 5,000 generations ago, passed her genes and language to sons and daughters who did the same as they gradually populated the world. Today, however, Square, Circle and the other inhabitants of Flatland have the opportunity to step outside this lineage. To rearrange the bodies of animals, plants, and even themselves. VAS: AN OPERA IN FLATLAND is the story of Square’s decision to undergo an operation that will leave him sterile for the good of his wife, Circle, for the good of their daughter, Oval, and for the good of society, including the unborn descendants he will never have. VAS is, in other words, the story of finding one’s identity within the double-helix of language and lineage—and Square‘s struggle to see beyond the common pages of ordinary, daily life upon which he is drawn.

Eva Tihanyi TRUTH AND OTHER FICTIONS 978-0-9808822-6-1, $22.95, paper, 150 pp. INANNA PUBLICATIONS 2009

Fiction. In the thirteen stories that comprise TRUTH AND OTHER FICTIONS, women take centre stage as they experience the slippery relationship between art and truth, not merely as an aesthetic concept but a reality in their lives. Art here is present in many forms and brought closely into the personal realm of the people involved with it: the paintings of Picasso, the photographs of Brassaï, the songs of Billie Holiday, the emotional impact of opera, the literature of Hemingway and Durrell, the intellect of Sontag. This is a book of engagement, emotional and intellectual at the same time—just as art should be. Olga Tokarczuk PRIMEVAL AND OTHER TIMES 978-80-86264-35-6, $15.50, paper, 248 pp. TWISTED SPOON PRESS 2010

Fiction. Central European Studies. Translated from the Polish by Antonia Lloyd-Jones. Tokarczuk’s third novel, PRIMEVAL AND OTHER TIMES was awarded the Polityka Passport Prize in 1996 and the Koscielski Prize in 1997, which established the author as a leading voice in Polish letters. It is set in the mythical village of Primeval in the heart of Poland, which is populated by eccentric, archetypal characters. The village, a microcosm of the world, is guarded by four archangels, from whose perspective the novel chronicles the lives of Primeval’s inhabitants over the course of the feral 20th century. In prose that is forceful and direct, the narrative follows Poland’s tortured political history from 1914 to the present and the episodic violence that is visited on ordinary village life. Yet this is also a novel of universal dimension that does not dwell on the parochial. A stylized fable as well as epic allegory about the inexorable grind of time, the clash between modernity (the masculine) and nature (the feminine), it has been hailed across Europe as a contemporary classic.

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Jane Unrue LIFE OF A STAR 978-1-936194-00-1, $14, paper, 112 pp. BURNING DECK 2010

Fiction. An actress of sorts, a woman recalls her childhood, longs for her absent lover, imagines traveling overseas, and wanders through gardens and galleries of art. Hers is a life meticulously lived, a carefully crafted and rehearsed engagement with a real and imagined world; a search for love and meaning that has left her, in the end, alone. Unrue’s intricate and intriguing sentences—now one word, now comprising whole paragraphs and interrupting one another—manage to fuse detachment and emotion, heartbreak and humor. René Vázquez Díaz WELCOME TO MIAMI, DOCTOR LEAL 978-1-891270-52-9, $17, paper, 192 pp. LATIN AMERICAN LITERARY REVIEW PRESS 2009

Fiction. Latino/Latina Studies. Translated from the Spanish by Sandra Kingery. Winner of the 2007 Juan Rulfo Prize for Short Narratives. This endlessly engaging novel recounts the personal and political fortunes and misfortunes of Dr. Leal, a prestigious Cuban-American surgeon, who comes home to the Miami of his childhood to attend his brother’s funeral. From the moment he enters the Miami airport, Dr. Leal is caught up in the complicated and suffocating realities of current U.S.-Cuban relationships, the personal politics of the exile community in Miami, his aging mother’s startling revelations about the Leal family, and a mysterious young Colombian woman named Milena.

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FICTION AND DRAMA Thom Vernon THE DRIFTS 978-1-55245-228-8, $17.95, paper, 280 pp.

Lewis Warsh A PLACE IN THE SUN 978-1-933132-71-6, $16, paper, 260 pp.

COACH HOUSE BOOKS 2010

SPUYTEN DUYVIL 2010

Fiction. Night is falling, and so is the snow. As the blizzard buries the ground, it uncovers the resentments, hopes, and aches of a small town in northeastern Arkansas, where, like in any Southern small town, there are unwanted pregnancies to agonize over, surgeries to be paid for and love to be made. Julie’s two daughters have just run off to Hollywood to be famous when she suddenly finds herself, at forty-six, unexpectedly expectant. She’s not sure she can bear to be a mother again. And her husband, Charlie, won’t come home to talk it over with her. Charlie wants another child more than anything, but he doesn’t know how to deal with Julie. His affair with Wilson, his best friend, is over, but he’s found a different and unusual kind of intimacy. Wilson works in the Singer factory that keeps the town alive. She wants more than anything to be loved, but she knows that Charlie wasn’t the way to get there. She’s in love with Dol. Dol is a transsexual, a divorced father of two children, who can’t afford the transition that would make his body make sense—although the doctors visiting from Atlanta might change that. Their very different voices converge as the blizzard gathers force, their stories violently mapping in the snow the ways that memory, gender, and history carve themselves upon our bodies. THE DRIFTS is dexterously told, a cacophony of four affecting voices melding into one exquisite chord.

Fiction. “A deeply engrossing book, I couldn’t put it down. And now that I’ve finished reading it, I can’t put it away, for how it furthers my thinking of the genre itself. A PLACE IN THE SUN beautifully combines the high action and salaciousness of page-turners, with the self-reflection and risk-taking of postmodern fiction. It’s a must-read and a must-study”—Renee Gladman. “A PLACE IN THE SUN is a beautifully rendered and expertly deconstructed novel. Warsh’s stunningly effective use of multiple narratives, provided in exquisitely detailed lines, conveys an elastic and powerful emotional honesty. This is a sensual and desperate story from a writer with formidable powers of invention”—Donald Breckenridge.

Richard Vetere BAROQUE 978-1-59954-008-5, $18, paper, 316 pp. BORDIGHERA PRESS 2009

Fiction. BAROQUE is the true story of the young painter Mario Minitti and several others who lived in and loved in Rome at the turn of the century in 1600. They came to Rome to find fame and fortune, Fillide Meladrone, Archbishop Pietero Aldrobondini, Ranuccio Tomassoni, Nunzio Pulzone. The story follows their lives as they intersect and fall in love with one another and share a common bond that they were painted by the great Caravaggio. Kathleen Wakefield SNAKETOWN 978-1-880834-85-5, $9.95, paper, 159 pp. CLEVELAND STATE UNIVERSITY POETRY CENTER 2010

Fiction. Winner of the 2007 Ruthanne Wiley Memorial Novella Contest Selected by Steve Lattimore. SNAKETOWN tells of a place that captivates and holds hostage, a place hermitic and congenital like the families that populate it. It tells the story of heredity and tragedy; how evil can magnetize as mightily as beauty, how a family, nostalgic for past times—devastating times— can revise damaging, damning memory; how the familiar should never be trusted.

Jess Webster THE SECRET STEALER 978-1-921479-39-7, $14.95, paper, 232 pp. INTERACTIVE PUBLICATIONS 2010

Young Adult Fiction. Winner of the 2009 Interactive Publications Picks Best First Book. THE SECRET STEALER is a creative and well-crafted fantasy story for young adults, and takes the reader on an entertaining ride as it looks at magic curses, good and evil, and the challenges of dealing with the adult world. An exceptionally wellwritten, engrossing, compelling and easy to read novel. Jessica Webster’s characters are believable and fully developed, and the storyline is absorbing and exciting. Humor flows throughout the piece, quirky and always clever, and invests the story with liveliness, originality and charm. David Wirthlin HOUNDSTOOTH 978-1-933132-54-9, $14, paper, 120 pp. SPUYTEN DUYVIL 2009

Fiction. “A Molotov cocktail flies through the air, rotating end over end as it moves forward, graceful in its slow motion revolutions. It stops mid-air, suspended. A drum beat plays lightly in the background. Boom boom pop, ba boom boom pop, boom boom pop, ba boom boom pop. Like that. The bottle, the gasoline inside, the air surrounding it, almost everything is motionless. Only the flame still burns, still continues to devour the rag. The bottle is clear glass, and the sky behind it is cloudless.” Karen Tei Yamashita I HOTEL 978-1-56689-239-1, $19.95, paper, 640 pp. COFFEE HOUSE PRESS 2010

Fiction. Asian American Studies. California Studies. Illustrated by Leland Wong and Sina Grace. Dazzling and ambitious, this hip, multi-voiced fusion of prose, playwriting, graphic art, and philosophy spins an epic tale of America’s struggle for civil rights as it played out in San Francisco’s Chinatown. Divided into ten novellas, one for each year, I HOTEL begins in 1968, when Martin Luther King and Bobby Kennedy were assassinated, students took to the streets, the Vietnam War raged, and cities burned. As Karen Yamashita’s motley cast of students, laborers, artists, revolutionaries, and provocateurs make their way through the history of the day, they become caught in a riptide of politics and passion, clashing ideologies and personal turmoil. And by the time the survivors unite to save the International Hotel—epicenter of the Yellow Power Movement— their stories have come to define the very heart of the American experience.

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FICTION AND DRAMA Kate Zambreno O FALLEN ANGEL 978-0-615-33455-4, $14.95, paper, 164 pp.

FROM THE WORD WORKS

CHIASMUS PRESS 2010

Fiction. O FALLEN ANGEL is a triptych of modern-day America set in a banal Midwestern landscape, inspired by Francis Bacon’s Three Studies for Figures at the Base of a Crucifixion. There is “Mommy,” a portrait of housewife psychosis, cruelly and crudely drawn, fenced in by her own small mind. There is “Maggie,” Mommy’s unfortunate daughter whom she infects with fairytales, a Dora stuffed numb with pills, a casualty of gender roles and the DSM-IV. Then there is the mysterious martyrfigure Malachi, a Cassandra in army fatigues, the Septimus Smith to Mommy’s Mrs. Dalloway, who stands at the foot of the highway holding signs of fervent prophecy, gaping at the bottomless abyss of the human condition, while SUVs scream past. Kate Zambreno’s O FALLEN ANGEL commits an act of anarchic literary sacrilege that calls to mind the rant and rage of an American Elfriede Jelinek, an exorcism of the culture wars and pop-cultural debris, a sneering indictment of deaf ears, blind eyes, and mute mouths.

MAYWEED by Frannie Lindsay 2009 WASHINGTON PRIZE ISBN 978-0-915380-73-2

Brims with stern clarities, rich emotional textures, and the beauty that Wallace Stevens said death was, ultimately, the mother of. —FRED MARCHANT

Aaron Zimmerman BY THE TIME YOU FINISH THIS BOOK YOU MIGHT BE DEAD: CHANGING AND IMPROVING YOUR LIFE THROUGH CUTLAS BY ELIOT GREEBEE 978-1-881471-22-6, $13, paper, 256 pp.

NOTHING HAPPENED by W. Perry Epes

SPUYTEN DUYVIL 2003

ISBN 978-0-915380-74-9

Fiction. “French philosophy forms a conceptual undercurrent for the book: the sophistic arguments of this super-sized Sartre harken back to the perverse enlightenment logic of Sade, and Zimmerman’s prose sparkles when he engages Bataillean religious imagery (e.g., the ‘porcine holocaust,’ or Eliot Greebee’s meditations on death while floating drugged and naked upon the Atlantic). Zimmerman draws a charmingly puerile Eliot, unable to wait for a moment, philosophically unable to delay gratification, physically unable to resist consuming any potable on his person, whether candy, drugs, or alcohol. Eliot is completely determined by consumer culture and dreams in ‘richer colors, deep green the color of Astroturf, purple like grape Bubble-Yum, orange like Orange Crush, red like Hawaiian Punch’”—Review of Contemporary Fiction.

A past so sentient, it is almost as though the present intrudes on it, so convinced and convincing that ‘a riper beauty...grows out of what you were.’ —CLAUDIA EMERSON

ACE by Richard Carr 2008 WASHINGTON PRIZE ISBN 978-0-915380-70-1

A gorgeously sad novel-in-verse...emotionally complex, honest, and deftly crafted. —DENISE DUHAMEL

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Franco “Bifo” Berardi “The fundamental bifurcation is always this one: between machines for liberating desire and mechanisms of control over the imaginary. In our time of digital mutation, technical automatisms are taking control of the social psyche.” Italian media theorist, Radio Alice activist Bifo shows how. ISBN: 978-1-57027-207-3 154pp 6“x9” $15.00

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Literary Nonfiction

Listed alphabetically by author. See also Poetry, Prose, and Cross-Genre Writing (p.11), Fiction and Drama (p.61), and Magazine sections (p.95)

Kolya Abramsky, Editor SPARKING A WORLDWIDE ENERGY REVOLUTION: SOCIAL STRUGGLES IN THE TRANSITION TO A POST-PETROL WORLD 978-1-84935-005-1, $21.95, paper, 480 pp.

Carol Berge, Editor LIGHT YEARS: AN ANTHOLOGY ON SOCIOCULTURAL HAPPENINGS (MULTIMEDIA IN THE EAST VILLAGE, 1960-1966) 978-1-933132-46-4, $40, paper, 632 pp.

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Nonfiction. Political Science. Environmental Studies. As the earth’s carrying capacity continues to be stressed, the question of renewable energies is no longer whether, but when and by whom. Climate change and peak oil have hit the mainstream. Kolya Abramsky’s collection maps the world’s energy sector and shows how addressing these challenges necessitates an analysis of our economic priorities. Solutions must include massive shifts in our use of technologies and, most importantly, a democratization of the economic landscape based on broad new coalitions. With over fifty essays from approximately twenty countries, there’s nothing like SPARKING A WORLDWIDE ENERGY REVOLUTION to address our global energy crisis.

Literary Nonfiction. Memoir. Performing Arts. LIGHT YEARS tells the story of a unique group of poets, novelists, playwrights and book people who associated with visual and performing artists at the core of New York’s emerging East Village Scene in a creative renaissance during the 1960s. The memoirs illustrate how these writers took poetry off the page, how they developed the heady amalgam multimedia. Voices and words were thrust into perspectives where the body and the space around it became extensions of poetry; this is what made the LIGHT YEARS poets different from others of their era: taking skills into the realms of audio and visual experimentation, and exercising freedom to reconstitute academic learning so as to create new arts. In the intervening decades, the people of LIGHT YEARS, while achieving as professors, translators, editors, novelists, playwrights, actors, and filmmakers, have also received recognition for work in multimedia.

Olga Ast FLEEING FROM ABSENCE 978-1-933254-57-9, $25, paper, 100 pp. OLGA AST BOOKS 2009

Literary Nonfiction. Criticism and Theory. Edited by Julia Druk. Limited edition of 500, signed by the author. In FLEEING FROM ABSENCE, Olga Ast explores the nature and interpretations of time in four essays: “The Visualization of Time,” “In Search of Absent Time,” “The Origin of Forms’” and “A Copy Machine.” Eschewing narrow distinctions between disciplines traditionally employed to discuss the concept of time, Ast blends evidence and opinions from art, science, philosophy and literature into a cohesive whole. While the crossdisciplinary approach of combining the arts with science is increasingly popular, Ast believes that we have yet to see a true collaboration between them. Her book and other interdisciplinary projects attempt to establish a new medium that not confined to art or science but drawn from both. Franco Berardi PRECARIOUS RHAPSODY: SEMIOCAPITALISM AND THE PATHOLOGIES OF POST-ALPHA GENERATION 978-1-57027-207-3, $15, paper, 154 pp. AUTONOMEDIA 2009

Nonfiction. Criticism and Theory. Political Science. An infinite series of bifurcations: this is how we can tell the story of our life, of our loves, but also the history of revolts, defeats and restorations of order. At any given moment different paths open up in front of us, and we are continually presented with the alternative of going here or going there. Then we decide, we cut out from a set of infinite possibilities and choose a single path. But do we really choose? Is it really a question of a choice, when we go here rather than there? Is it really a choice, when masses go to shopping centers, when revolutions are transformed into massacres, when nations enter into war? It is not we who decide but the concatenations: machines for the liberation of desires and mechanisms of control over the imaginary. The fundamental bifurcation is always this one: between machines for liberating desire and mechanisms of control over the imaginary. In our time of digital mutation, technical automatisms are taking control of the social psyche.

Geoffrey Biddle SYDNEY AND FLORA 978-1-933527-30-7, $29.95, cloth, 120 pp. TURTLE POINT PRESS 2009

Photography. Essays by Susanna Moore and Geoffrey Biddle. Geoffrey Biddle’s photographs of his aunt and uncle, Flora and Sydney Biddle, are startling works that explore love, aging, life and death, the complexities of family ties, and the power of the family unit. “These photographs concern themselves with paradox. There is anarchy in them as well as serenity; they are overwrought and calm, remote and intimate, solemn and comical (the distinction of male/female is subtly absent). There is witchery here, and the omnipresence of spirits”—Susanna Moore. Sharon Bliss, Kevin Chen, Steve Dickison, Mark Dean Johnson, and Rebeka Rodriguez, Editors PRISON/CULTURE 978-1-931404-11-2, $19.95, paper, 96 pp. CITY LIGHTS PUBLISHERS 2010

Nonfiction. Politics. Art. Over two million individuals are behind bars in U.S. prisons, living in isolation from their families and their communities. PRISON/CULTURE investigates the culture of incarceration as an integral part of the American experience through a compilation of stunning and often heartrending artwork by inmates as well as by artists on the outside, such as Sandow Birk and Keith Antar Mason, who address incarceration, criminal profiling, wrongful conviction, prison labor, and the death penalty. The book also includes essays on prisons and prison art by Angela Y. Davis and Mike Davis, and poetry by Amiri Baraka, Ericka Huggins, Luis Rodriguez, Sesshu Foster, and more.

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LITERARY NONFICTION Werner Bonefeld, Editor SUBVERTING THE PRESENT, IMAGINING THE FUTURE: INSURRECTION, MOVEMENT, COMMONS 978-1-57027-184-7, $15.95, paper, 280 pp. AUTONOMEDIA 2007

Nonfiction. Political Science. Criticism and Theory. Following on the prior anthology REVOLUTIONARY WRITING, this volume of essays in and about contemporary radical political theory is organized in three main parts. The first section centers on current debates about the concept of Primitive Accumulation, with contributions by the Midnight Notes Collective, Massimo De Angelis, Werner Bonefeld, Paul Zarembka and Mariarosa Dalla Costa. The middle section examines aspects of subversion in everyday life, with essays by Stevphen Shukaitis, the Leeds May Day Group, Harry Cleaver, and Sergio Tischler. The concluding section has case studies in national contexts—the United States, Mexico and Argentina—from George Caffentzis, Patrick Cunninghame, and Ana Cecelia Dinerstein, and a final essay by Nick Dyer-Witheford on the concept of “The Multitude.” Joe Brainard THE NANCY BOOK 978-0-9799562-0-1, $39.50, cloth, 144 pp. SIGLIO PRESS 2008

Art. LGBT Studies. From 1963 through 1978, Joe Brainard created more than one hundred works of art that appropriated the classic comic strip character Nancy and sent her into an astonishing variety of spaces, all electrified by the incongruity of her presence. THE NANCY BOOK is the first collection of Brainard’s Nancy texts, drawings, collages and paintings, with full page reproductions of over fifty works, several of which have never been exhibited or published before. In THE NANCY BOOK, Joe Brainard’s Nancy traverses high art and low, the poetic and pornographic, the surreal and the absurd. Whether inserted into hypothetical situations, dispatched on erotic adventures, or seemingly rendered by the hands of artists as varied as Leonardo da Vinci, R. Crumb, Larry Rivers, and Willem de Kooning, Brainard’s Nancy revels in as well as transcends her two-dimensionality. Damien Bright and Cameron Hu, Editors OSVALDO ROMBERG +/-70, EVEN 978-1-58177-108-4, $24.95, paper, 208 pp. BARRYTOWN/STATION HILL 2009

Art. Latino/Latina Studies. Osvaldo Romberg is an Argentine artist living in the United States who has, over the past five decades, produced a consistently goading body of work that tackles questions of analysis, interpretation, and representation of art and art history. His own history of translocation—between Argentina, Israel, Europe, and the United States—and his firm commitment to family and teaching are mirrored by an art practice that persistently plays with questions of life, sex, death, and the complexities of language and mythology. OSVALDO ROMBERG +/-70, EVEN assembles classic texts by Marcelin Pleynet, Jean-Michel Rabate, Marjorie Welish, and others (including Romberg himself), and positions them alongside new interviews with the artist and fragmentary fictions written in conversation with his work. This volume also includes rare biographical materials, and provides a photographic survey of Romberg’s work from the 1950s to the present.

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Safiya Bukhari THE WAR BEFORE: THE TRUE LIFE STORY OF BECOMING A BLACK PANTHER, KEEPING THE FAITH IN PRISON, AND FIGHTING FOR THOSE LEFT BEHIND 978-1-55861-610-3, $15.95, paper, 320 pp. THE FEMINIST PRESS AT CUNY 2010

Nonfiction. African American Studies. Foreword by Angela Y. Davis. Afterword by Mumia Abu-Jamal. Edited, with an introduction by Laura Whitehorn. In 1968, Safiya Bukhari witnessed an NYPD officer harassing a Black Panther for selling the organization’s newspaper on a Harlem street corner. The young pre-med student felt compelled to intervene in defense of the Panther’s First Amendment right; she ended up handcuffed and thrown into the back of a police car. THE WAR BEFORE traces Bukhari’s lifelong commitment as an advocate for the rights of the oppressed. Following her journey from middle-class student to Black Panther to political prisoner, these writings provide an intimate view of a woman wrestling with the issues of her time— the troubled legacy of the Panthers, misogyny in the movement, her decision to convert to Islam, the incarceration of outspoken radicals, and the families left behind. Her account unfolds with immediacy and passion, showing how the struggles of social justice movements have paved the way for the progress of today. Donna Cameron DONNA CAMERON 978-1-933132-58-7, $20, paper, 50 pp. SPUYTEN DUYVIL 2008

Nonfiction. Art. “Donna, here, has invented her own film stock. This is the kind of thing that needs to be appreciated for what it is. When you can’t afford Kodak’s inflated prices, what could be more obnoxious than coming up with your own film stock? We should all come up with our own film stock and show Kodak a competitive market soon”—George Kuchar, filmmaker. Yearn Hong Choi SONG OF MYSELF: A KOREAN-AMERICAN LIFE 978-0-9824276-8-2, $17, paper, 223 pp. POETIC MATRIX PRESS 2010

Literary Nonfiction. Asian American Studies. Memoir. Although Yearn Choi identifies himself as an ordinary man, his has been a remarkable life...the odyssey of a Korean in America. Naturally, because it is a memoir, this book explores the theme of identity. What does life on the hyphen (Korean-American) mean for his generation versus his children’s generation? Yet the author’s journey intersects with the trajectory of this country in the midst of struggle and transformation. What is America? Choi lived, studied, and worked in the Pacific Northwest, the Midwest, the Deep South, and the nation’s capital over four decades, while the U.S. was in the throes of the civil rights, anti-war, anti-nuclear, and environmental movements. Artful, informative, heartfelt, provocative, and always engaging, Choi’s memoir will prove an invaluable and unique contribution to American and Asian Studies by a seminal poet and incisive scholar. With SONG OF MYSELF, Yearn Hong Choi immediately signals Walt Whitman. Yet he rivals Whitman in style and exceeds Whitman in scope.

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LITERARY NONFICTION Noam Chomsky CRISIS AND HOPE: THEIRS AND OURS 978-1-60486-210-2, $19.95, DVD, 80 min. PM PRESS 2010

Nonfiction. Political Science. On June 12, 2009, Noam Chomsky gave a historic address at the Riverside Church in New York City. The talk was sponsored by The Brecht Forum and co-sponsors included The Education Ministry of The Riverside Church, Mission and Social Justice Commission of The Riverside Church, Theatre of the Oppressed at The Riverside Church, The Theater of the Oppressed Laboratory & Bluestockings Books. More than 2,000 people attended this historic address, captured here, in which Chomsky offered a powerful analysis of the current economic crisis and its structural roots; the continuity in U.S. foreign policy under the Barack Obama administration; the class interests driving U.S. domestic and foreign policy. He also speaks here at length about the tradition of worker self-management as a concrete alternative to the business as usual approach of corporations and the government during the current crisis. The DVD also features an introduction by Amy Goodman and an exclusive one on one interview with Noam Chomsky. Jeff Conant A POETICS OF RESISTANCE: THE REVOLUTIONARY PUBLIC RELATIONS OF THE ZAPATISTA INSURGENCY 978-1-84935-000-6, $18.95, paper, 240 pp. AK PRESS 2010

Nonfiction. Latin American Studies. Political Science. The first “postmodern revolution” presented itself to the world through a complex and evolving web of propaganda, using a wide range of media: the colorful communiques of Marcos; the ski masks, uniforms, toy dolls, and other accoutrements of the insurgent or sympathizer; and murals, songs, and other popular cultural forms. Employing persuasive publicity, myths, and symbols, the Zapatistas both communicated their message and developed a clear aesthetic that could contain many messages at once and self-replicate on a global scale. Jeff Conant offers an engaging and innovative tool for organizers and educators to understand how the Zapatistas’ strategy works, and to continue developing and refining their effective messages of participatory, bottom-up revolution.

Giovanna Franca Dalla Costa THE WORK OF LOVE: UNPAID HOUSEWORK, POVERTY AND SEXUAL VIOLENCE AT THE DAWN OF THE 21ST CENTURY 978-1-57027-132-8, $13.95, paper, 122 pp. AUTONOMEDIA 2008

Nonfiction. Women’s Studies. Labor Studies. Translated from the Italian by Enda Brophy. With a new Introduction by Mariarosa Dalla Costa. This classic “manifesta” of radical Italian feminism helped define the autonomist-inspired “wages for housework” movement, and identified the capitalist complicity of both the traditional nuclear family as well as the “liberation” of the woman as wage-earner. It is finally available in English translation. Amédée Baillot de Guerville AU JAPON: THE MEMOIRS OF A FOREIGN CORRESPONDENT IN JAPAN, KOREA, AND CHINA, 1892-1894 978-1-60235-128-8, $30, paper, 230 pp. PARLOR PRESS 2009

Literary Nonfiction. Memoir. East Asia Studies. Translated from the French by Daniel Kane. In what was by all appearances a relatively short life, Amédée Baillot de Guerville was by turns an instructor of French at a women’s college, a newspaper and magazine owner and editor, Honorary Commissioner for the World’s Columbian Exhibition, popular lecturer, war correspondent, author, and general “globe-trotter.” Immigrating to the United States as a very young man in the 1880s, de Guerville gained his widest fame as a New York based correspondent and lecturer in the 1890s, before returning to his native France in 1898. In AU JAPON (1904), de Guerville recounts with mostly comical gaze—and perhaps a touch of imagination—his experiences in the Far East during the years 1892 and 1894. As the author himself confesses, “each of us sees things in our own way.” After a century, that of Monsieur de Guerville is worth rediscovering. Julie Des Jardins THE MADAME CURIE COMPLEX: THE HIDDEN HISTORY OF WOMEN IN SCIENCE 978-1-55861-613-4, $16.95, paper, 352 pp. THE FEMINIST PRESS AT CUNY 2010

Giovanna Covi JAMAICA KINCAID’S PRISMATIC SUBJECTS: MAKING SENSE OF BEING IN THE WORLD 978-1-902294-24-7, $20, paper, 152 pp. MANGO PUBLISHING 2003

Nonfiction. Literary Criticism. Women’s Studies. African American Studies. Jamaica Kincaid’s polyphonic narratives, at once locational, relational and intercultural, speak lyrically to the widest constituency. They also might be said to provide the cognitive tools through which the reader makes sense of being in the contemporary world. Covi’s JAMAICA KINCAID’S PRISMATIC SUBJECTS: MAKING SENSE OF BEING IN THE WORLD proposes a fresh reading of Kincaid’s lyrical and political storytelling as a central contribution to materially-grounded feminist and postcolonial theories over the past twenty years. Covi foregrounds the relevance of Kincaid’s articulation of such a discourse and shows just how it is capable of accounting for contemporary socio-cultural complexity and of pointing the way towards a politics of collective justice.

Nonfiction. Science. Why are the fields of science and technology still considered to be predominantly male professions? The Madame Curie Complex moves beyond the most common explanations—limited access to professional training, lack of resources, exclusion from social networks of men—to give historical context and unexpected revelations about women’s contributions to the sciences. Exploring the lives of Jane Goodall, Rosalind Franklin, Rosalyn Yalow, Barbara McClintock, Rachel Carson, and the women of the Manhattan Project, Julie Des Jardins considers their personal and professional stories in relation to their male counterparts—Albert Einstein, Robert Oppenheimer, Enrico Fermi—to demonstrate how the gendered culture of science molds the methods, structure, and experience of the work. With lively anecdotes and vivid detail, THE MADAME CURIE COMPLEX reveals how women scientists have often asked different questions, used different methods, come up with different explanations for phenomena in the natural world, and how they have forever transformed a scientist’s role.

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LITERARY NONFICTION Virginie Despentes KING KONG THEORY 978-1-55861-657-8, $15.95, paper, 160 pp.

music that every tea drinker will want in their collection”—Bruce Richardson, Fresh Cup Magazine.

THE FEMINIST PRESS AT CUNY 2010

The Edu-factory Collective TOWARD A GLOBAL AUTONOMOUS UNIVERSITY: COGNITIVE LABOR, THE PRODUCTION OF KNOWLEDGE AND EXODUS FROM THE FACTORY 978-1-57027-204-2, $14.95, paper, 196 pp.

Literary Nonfiction. Women’s Studies. Translated from the French by Stephanie Benson. With humor, rage, and confessional detail, Virginie Despentes—in her own words, “more King Kong than Kate Moss”—delivers a highly charged account of women’s lives today. She explodes common attitudes about sex and gender, and shows how modern beauty myths are ripe for rebelling against. Using her own experiences of rape, prostitution, and working in the porn industry as a jumping-off point, she creates a new space for all those who can’t or won’t obey the rules. W. S. Di Piero WHEN CAN I SEE YOU AGAIN: NEW ART WRITINGS 978-0-9824100-6-6, $17.50, paper, 300 pp. PRESSED WAFER 2010

Literary Nonfiction. Art. WHEN CAN I SEE YOU AGAIN is a collection of the poet and essayist’s recent short art writings on subjects ranging from Morandi to Rembrandt to Pre-Columbian marine animal amulets. Di Piero has great zest for looking and a prose style equal to what he sees. Sharon Doubiago MY FATHER’S LOVE: PORTRAIT OF THE POET AS A YOUNG GIRL, VOLUME 1 978-0-9841304-0-5, $20, paper, 480 pp. WILD OCEAN PRESS 2009

Literary Nonfiction. Memoir. In this first volume of her two-volume memoir, prize-winning poet Sharon Doubiago writes an extraordinary memoir of growing up in the 1940s and 50s in South Central Los Angeles and the desert mountain town of Ramona. MY FATHER’S LOVE addresses the current controversies of memory and memoir and sets new standards for the genre by adhering to historical records, letters, diaries, interviews, and a drive to know the unfabricated truth, while weaving these, in stunning language and imagery with remembering and reliving. This book attempts to understand her family rooted deep in the history of America, in both its Southern aristocracy and its victims. It looks at the world through the eyes of a child who knows what love is, a girl labeled beautiful, a victim of rape, incest and psychological terrorism, depicting the genesis of an American epic poet. It will change your perspective of the world forever. Joel Douek and Eric Czar MUSIC OF TEA: MUSIC FROM THE ORIGINAL SOUNDTRACK THE MEANING OF TEA 978-0-615-20443-7, $19.95, CD, 51 min. TEA DRAGON FILMS 2009

Music. CD. MUSIC OF TEA is a compilation of tea-inspired and soothing instrumental world music. It includes the song “Marco Polo,” written and performed by Loreena McKennitt. Listening to this CD brings you on a mystical journey through India, Japan, Taiwan, Morocco, England, France, Ireland and Tea, South Dakota. All 16 instrumental tracks by Joel Douek and Eric Czar were composed to upraise and complement indigenous music in tea-influenced countries. Featured instruments include the alto flute, cello, pipa, accordian, ehru, electric violin, piano, and guitar. From charming and cheerful to mellow and transcendental, each track embodies a different musical mood designed to enhance the most meditative moments. MUSIC OF TEA, offering hints of natural sounds, is not only the original soundtrack for THE MEANING OF TEA documentary film and book, but it’s also the perfect soundtrack for any contemplative pursuit. “MUSIC OF TEA is a mesmerizing mix of world

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Nonfiction. Education. Criticism and Theory. What was once the factory is now the university. We started off with this apparently straightforward affirmation, not in order to assume it but to question it; to open it, radically rethinking it, towards theoretical and political research. The Edu-factory project took off from here.... Edu-factory is, above all, a partisan standpoint on the crisis of the university.... The state university is in ruins, the mass university is in ruins, and the university as a privileged place of national culture—just like the concept of national culture itself—is in ruins. We’re not suffering from nostalgia. Quite the contrary, we vindicate the university’s destruction. In fact, the crisis of the university was determined by social movements in the first place. This is what makes us not merely immune to tears for the past but enemies of such a nostalgic disposition. University corporatization and the rise of a global university...are not unilateral impositions or developments completely contained by capitalist rationality. Rather they are the result—absolutely temporary and thus reversible—of a formidable cycle of struggles. The problem is to transform the field of tension delineated by the processes analyzed in this book into specific forms of resistance and the organization of escape routes. This is Edu-factory’s starting point and objective, its style and its method. Thalia Field and Abigail Lang A PRANK OF GEORGES 978-0-9791189-6-8, $16.95, paper, 140 pp. ESSAY PRESS 2010

Literary Nonfiction. Hybrid Genre. Essay. “For William Carlos Williams a poem is a small or large machine made out of words. Thalia Field and Abigail Lang have taken this proposition seriously, yet playfully. Their luminous pas de deux ludically conjures Gertrude Stein to construct a textual game that leaps linguistic and cultural rifts to find the commonalities of ‘various sorts of talk’ through which ‘the name is spread from link to link as if by a chain.’ Together these poets return us to the primal force of language: naming”—Susan Howe. Hanay Geiogamah and Jaye T. Darby, Editors AMERICAN INDIAN PERFORMING ARTS: CRITICAL DIRECTIONS 978-0-935626-62-9, $25, paper, 293 pp. UCLA AMERICAN INDIAN STUDIES CENTER 2009

Performing Arts. Native American Studies. With an introduction by Jace Weaver, this collection of essays analyzes Native theater, dance, and music performances through indigenous critical lenses. Contributors to this volume include both recent and established scholars who offer provocative studies of the ways in which Native performing artists “re-present” American Indian history, culture, art forms, spiritual traditions, and/or contemporary issues in their works. Jacqueline Shea Murphy writes, “The scope is exciting, both in what the essays focus on—contemporary Native plays, an early 20th century Sun Dance opera, punk rock band musicians, turn-of-the-century jazz bands, contemporary modern dance—and also in the issues the authors raise and consider.... The result is a vibrant, insightful, wide-ranging, and crucial contribution to the growing discussion about this important field.”

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LITERARY NONFICTION Vishwajyoti Ghosh TIMES NEW ROMAN & COUNTRYMEN 978-81-906056-8-7, $11.95, paper, 52 pp.

Edouard Glissant POETIC INTENTION 978-0-9822645-3-9, $16.95, paper, 248 pp.

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Art. South Asia Studies. TIMES NEW ROMAN & COUNTRY is a book of 25 postcards observed by Vishwajyoti Ghosh. “A single India is presented here from two vantage points in time. The small bites of ‘classified’ text sell the excellent-quality-superb-condition-dynamicIndia we live in, while the illustrations are ‘declassified’ Hindi film visuals from the India we grew up in. Of course, everything is open to interpretation...” All advertisements reproduced here are in their original form in terms of content and lettering layout. Readers are cautioned to make appropriate enquiries and seek advice before sending money, incurring any expenses, acting on any medical recommendations or entering into any commitment in relation to any advertisement found in this publication. The printers, publishers, editor, and artist shall not be held liable for any consequences in the event that claims are not honored by the advertisers.

Literary Nonfiction. Poetics. African American Studies. Translated from the French by Nathalie Stephens. This marks the publication of the first English-language translation of POETIC INTENTION, Glissant’s classic meditation on poetry and art. In this wide-ranging book, Glissant discusses poets, including Stephane Mallarme and Saint-John Perse, and visual artists, such as the Surrealist painters Matta and Wilfredo Lam, arguing for the importance of the global position of art. He states that a poem, in its intention, must never deny the “way of the world.” Capacious, inventive, and unique, Glissant’s POETIC INTENTION creates a new landscape for understanding the relationship between aesthetics and politics. Michael Gottlieb MEMOIR AND ESSAY 978-0-9825495-0-6, $16, paper, 170 pp. FAUX PRESS & OTHER PUBLICATIONS 2010

Fernando Gil and Helder Macedo THE TRAVELING EYE: RETROSPECTION, VISION, AND PROPHECY IN THE PORTUGUESE RENAISSANCE 978-1-933227-29-0, $25, paper, 437 pp. UMASS DARTMOUTH 2009

Nonfiction. Literary Criticism. Portuguese Studies. Translated from the Portuguese by Anna Klobucka, Kenneth Krabbenhoft, K. David Jackson, and Richard Zenith. The idea for THE TRAVELING EYE came as a new departure in an old dialogue between the two authors, one a literary scholar, the other a philosopher. Our focus was initially centered on a philosophical hypothesis concerning evidence, with specific reference to the prophetic writings of Father Antonio Vieira, but it occurred to us that this perspective could be applied to literary works, particularly those of the Portuguese Renaissance. The studies that one of us had dedicated to the initiatory aspects of The Lusiads and to the codification of esoteric meanings in the work of Bernardim Ribeiro suggested a possible convergence of our two lines of research. But there are other issues raised by the Portuguese Renaissance: voyages, the new, the encounter with difference and how to understand it. The most obvious and direct expression of these issues is found in the chronicles of voyage and empire, whose importance is duly noted in the study by Luis de Sousa Rebelo included in Chapter III of this book. The literary treatment of this material seems to us no less revealing. Seeing (“seeing clearly seen” as Camoes says in The Lusiads) poses the problem of simultaneously seeing “what is there” and of how what is there could be seen. This questioning from the outside by the “traveling eye” went hand in hand with new ways of relating to oneself and to others. Three key Renaissance authors, Luis de Camoes (1525?-1580), Francisco de Sa de Miranda (1481?-1558?) and Bernardim Ribeiro (b.1480s?), address the human subject’s relationship as a perplexing issue. Their works transform the feeling of love into a multifaceted investigation that questions the identity of the individual. A recurring theme in this book is the metamorphoses of the self brought about by love.

Literary Nonfiction. Memoir. Critical Writing. Responding to MEMOIR AND ESSAY Ron Silliman writes, “Michael Gottlieb saw it all, did it all & appears to have taken notes. MEMOIR AND ESSAY is a personal history of the evolution of Language poetry in New York City in the 1970s as viewed by one of its key innovators. Gottlieb’s attention to detail & sensitivity to the interpersonal dynamics of the scene make this a crucial document for understanding progressive poetics in the late 20th century. Gottlieb’s prose makes it a pleasure.” Kasey Silem Mohammed adds, “A life in, of, and for poetry: Michael Gottlieb generously lays bare the one he has led, putting in plain terms the measures by which the discipline asserts itself as a constitutive force, a shaping regime of identity and counter-identity, community action and individual reflection. In his recounting of his own experience coming into poetry in 1970s New York, as well as his meditations on poet’s work (the work of poetry itself and the work that poets do in the world), Gottlieb gives us an immensely valuable document in the annals of Language writing and contemporary literary autobiography generally.” James Guida MARBLES 978-1-933527-24-6, $14.95, paper, 104 pp. TURTLE POINT PRESS 2009

Literary Nonfiction. “It takes a rare gift to write in the aphoristic form, which must be witty and modest at once, and must state in a fresh, arresting way observations which the reader will recognize at once as true. It goes without saying that the aphorist must work out of an unusual perceptiveness and selfknowledge, and I am grateful to James Guida for this book which I have read from start to finish and shall read again”—Richard Wilbur.

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LITERARY NONFICTION Daniel Gutstein NON/FICTION 978-1-890311-25-4, $16, paper, 140 pp.

Gord Hill 500 YEARS OF INDIGENOUS RESISTANCE 978-1-60486-106-8, $10, paper, 72 pp.

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Literary Nonfiction. Fiction. Cross-Genre. “Having conjured up that particular mix of will, heartwreck, and sheer wonder that makes for a large part of the human condition, Gutstein presents it to us through the nuancerippled glass of his unique vision—a vision at once powerful, canny, restless, and sweeping—in sentences that make of muscularity a haunting new music. Deadpan poignancy and a fable-like resonance to these ‘non-fictions’—a striking debut”—Carl Phillips. “Dan Gutstein is one of the most dangerous writers operating in America today. He bends form, bends language, and bends your ear, making NON/FICTION a book that poets and prosers, alike, can celebrate. May it become the Gold Standard for multi-genre writing“—Kevin Moffett.

Nonfiction. Native American Studies. The history of the colonization of the Americas by Europeans is often portrayed as a mutually beneficial process, in which “civilization” was brought to the Natives, who in return shared their land and cultures. A more critical history might present it as a genocide in which Indigenous peoples were helpless victims, overwhelmed and awed by European military power. In reality, neither of these views is correct. 500 YEARS OF INDIGENOUS RESISTANCE is more than a history of European colonization of the Americas. In this slim volume, Gord Hill chronicles the resistance by Indigenous peoples, which limited and shaped the forms and extent of colonialism. This history encompasses North and South America, the development of nation-states, and the resurgence of Indigenous resistance in the post-WW2 era.

Barbara Hammer HAMMER!: MAKING MOVIES OUT OF SEX AND LIFE 978-1-55861-612-7, $19.95, paper, 320 pp. THE FEMINIST PRESS AT CUNY 2010

Nonfiction. Memoir. Film Studies. LGBT Studies. HAMMER! is the first book by influential filmmaker Barbara Hammer, whose life and work have inspired a generation of queer, feminist, and avant-garde artists and filmmakers. The wild days of non-monogamy in the 1970s, the development of a queer aesthetic in the 1980s, the fight for visibility during the culture wars of the 1990s, her search for meaning as she contemplates mortality in the past ten years—HAMMER! includes texts from these periods, new writings, and fully contextualized film stills to create a memoir as innovative and disarming as her work has always been. Matt Hern COMMON GROUND IN A LIQUID SKY: ESSAYS IN DEFENSE OF AN URBAN FUTURE 978-1-84935-010-5, $17.95, paper, 240 pp. AK PRESS 2009

Nonfiction. Urban Planning. Activism. In a world where the flow of money and jobs and people is largely determined by the whims of global capital, Matt Hern’s book is a refreshingly down-to-earth look at the importance of place in the urban future. Using his own hometown of Vancouver—the poster city for “sustainable” urban development—as a foil, Matt travels around the globe in search of the elements that make our cities livable. Along the way, he pieces together a very different picture of urban renewal, one in which place regains its flavor and its funk, and cities become much more than bland investment opportunities. Each of Hern’s ten chapters focuses on a central theme of city life: diversity, street life, crime, population density, water and natural life, gentrification, and globalism. What emerges in the end is an appealing portrait of what the urban future might look like—environmentally friendly, locally focused, and governed from below.

Scott Chamberlin Hoyt THE MEANING OF TEA: A TEA INSPIRED JOURNEY DOCUMENTARY FILM ON DVD 978-0-615-20441-3, $24.95, DVD, 74 min. TEA DRAGON FILMS 2009

Film. DVD. THE MEANING OF TEA is lyrical feature-length documentary film gorgeously filmed in eight countries. It travels through India, Japan, Taiwan, Morocco, England, France, Ireland, and even Tea, South Dakota, asking a variety of people about their relationship to tea as a beverage, a means of relaxation, and a way of life. Through visiting places where tea is revered and investigating its role in these cultures, the film suggests that tea may make a profoundly positive role in the renewal of our world. Multi-language DVD includes English French, German, Japanese, Traditional and Simplified Chinese subtitle options. C. L. R. James A NEW NOTION: TWO WORKS BY C.L.R. JAMES: “EVERY COOK CAN GOVERN” AND “THE INVADING SOCIALIST SOCIETY” 978-1-60486-047-4, $16.95, paper, 160 pp. PM PRESS 2010

Nonfiction. Political Science. Marxism. Edited and with an Introduction by Noel Ignatiev. “The Invading Socialist Society,” for James the fundamental document of his political tendency, shows clearly the power of James’s political acumen and its relevance in today’s world with a clarity of analysis that anticipated future events to a remarkable extent. “Every Cook Can Govern” is a short and eminently readable piece counterpoising direct with representative democracy, and getting to the heart of how we should relate to one another. Together these two works represent the principal themes that run through James’s life: implacable hostility toward all “condescending saviors” of the working class, and undying faith in the power of ordinary people to build a new world.

William Heyen TITANIC & ICEBERG: EARLY ESSAYS & REVIEWS 978-1-59539-003-5, $14.95, paper, 259 pp. MAMMOTH BOOKS 2006

Nonfiction. Literary Criticism. A philosopher-logician might explain to us that the Titanic came to be what it was and where it was by way of countless causal series. The same thing may, of course, be said of the iceberg to which in our imaginations it is forever wedded. But accident may be defined as the casual intersection of causal series, and in the book of early critical writings by William Heyen we may hear the scrapings of ice on steel, the band playing on the doomed deck, may follow the plunge of mind into ocean as he reads dozens of the poets of our works and days.

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LITERARY NONFICTION C. L. R. James YOU DON’T PLAY WITH REVOLUTION: THE MONTREAL LECTURES OF C.L.R. JAMES 978-1-904859-93-2, $18.95, paper, 256 pp. AK PRESS 2009

Nonfiction. Political Science. African American Studies. Marxism. Edited by David Austin. YOU DON’T PLAY WITH REVOLUTION collects seven never-before-published lectures by Marxist cultural critic C.L.R. James, delivered during his stay in Montreal in 1967-1968. Ranging in topic from Marx and Lenin to Shakespeare and Rousseau to Caribbean history and the Haitian Revolution, these lectures demonstrate the staggering breadth and clarity of James’s knowledge and interest. Little information exists in print on the critical period James spent working with West Indian intellectuals and students in Canada in the late 1960s; this collection highlights the themes we have come to associate with James’s critical project and situates them in a new light. Readers just beginning to delve into James’s work will find this collection accessible and engaging, an ideal introduction to a complex and multi-faceted body of scholarship. Editor David Austin has also included two seminal interviews produced with James during his stay in Canada, and a series of letters James exchanged with the West Indian university students who made these lectures possible. Devin Johnston CREATURELY AND OTHER ESSAYS 978-1-933527-22-2, $14.95, paper, 128 pp. TURTLE POINT PRESS 2009

Literary Nonfiction. Nature. “CREATURELY, like its subjects, eludes definition. It’s a book of exquisite essays—or are they prose poems—that tessellate into something larger: a meditation, perhaps, or a vision. Johnston’s subject is at once the absolute otherness of the creatures with whom we share the world’s everyday spaces—dogs, owls, mice, squirrels, crows—and the worth of our attempts to get to know them. Modest, calm, and beautiful, this is an exceptional book”—Robert Macfarlane. Margaret Killjoy, Editor MYTHMAKERS AND LAWBREAKERS: ANARCHIST WRITERS ON FICTION 978-1-84935-002-0, $12, paper, 140 pp. AK PRESS 2009

Nonfiction. Literary Criticism. Anarchism. Sci-fi powerhouses Ursula K. LeGuin, Alan Moore, Michael Moorcock, and Lewis Shiner join activist authors Derrick Jensen, Starhawk, Cristy C. Road, and a variety of other up-and-coming young writers in a series of interviews that explore fiction’s deeply political roots. Ranging in scope from serious political discussions to hilarious personal anecdotes, the interviews collected here paint an intimate portrait of the author as a political agent. Compiled and annotated by SteamPunk Magazine founder Margaret Killjoy, and with an introduction by Kim Stanley Robinson, Mythmakers and Lawbreakers is an engaging and highly readable book—a must-read for any serious fan of sci-fi or political fiction, and a useful tool for both new and seasoned authors interested in developing their own political utopias.

Robert Koehler SEOUL SELECTION GUIDES: SEOUL 978-89-91913-58-5, $35, paper, 464 pp. SEOUL SELECTION 2009

Nonfiction. Travel. Southeast Asian Studies. Seoul Selection is proud to announce the release of SEOUL SELECTION GUIDES: SEOUL. The most comprehensive guidebook to the city of Seoul ever released, SEOUL contains 464 pages of in-depth travel information, helpful tips, background information on culture and history, detailed maps and beautiful photographs. Making full use of Seoul Selection’s vast knowledge of the city, the guidebook is perfect not only for tourists visiting Seoul on holiday, but also for veterans of the metropolis looking for a deeper understanding of its history and culture. Gabriel Kuhn, Editor SOBER LIVING FOR THE REVOLUTION: HARDCORE PUNK, STRAIGHT EDGE, AND RADICAL POLITICS 978-1-60486-051-1, $22.95, paper, 304 pp. PM PRESS 2010

Nonfiction. Political Science. Activism. Music. Straight edge has persisted as a drug-free, hardcore punk subculture for 25 years. Its political legacy, however, remains ambiguous—often associated with selfrighteous macho posturing and conservative puritanism. While certain elements of straight edge culture feed into such perception, the movement’s political history is far more complex. Since straight edge’s origins in Washington, D.C., in the early 1980s, it has been linked to radical thought and action by countless individuals, bands, and entire scenes worldwide. SOBER LIVING FOR THE REVOLUTION traces this history. Gabriel Kuhn LIFE UNDER THE JOLLY ROGER: REFLECTIONS ON GOLDEN AGE PIRACY 978-1-60486-052-8, $20, paper, 272 pp. PM PRESS 2010

Nonfiction. History. Criticsm and Theory. Over the last couple of decades an ideological battle has raged over the political legacy and cultural symbolism of the “golden age” pirates who roamed the seas between the Caribbean Islands and the Indian Ocean from 1690 to 1725. They are depicted as romanticized villains on the one hand, and as genuine social rebels on the other. LIFE UNDER THE JOLLY ROGER examines the political and cultural significance of these nomadic outlaws by relating historical accounts to a wide range of theoretical concepts—reaching from Marshall Sahlins and Pierre Clastres to Mao-Tse Tung and Eric J. Hobsbawm via Friedrich Nietzsche and Michel Foucault. The meanings of race, gender, sexuality and disability in golden age pirate communities are analyzed and contextualized, as are the pirates’ forms of organization, economy and ethics. While providing an extensive catalog of scholarly references for the academic reader, this delightful and engaging study is directed at a wide audience and demands no other requirements than a love for pirates, daring theoretical speculation and passionate, yet respectful, inquiry.

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LITERARY NONFICTION Steve Lavoie and Pat Nolan, Editors LIFE OF CRIME: DOCUMENTS IN THE GUERRILLA WAR AGAINST LANGUAGE POETRY 978-0-918395-26-9, $19.95, paper, 144 pp. POLTROON PRESS 2010

Nonfiction. Poetry History and Criticism. From the back jacket: “In the late 1970s a group of San Francisco poets set out self-consciously and methodically in an insurrection of the Yahoos to attack the establishment (academic poets like Robert Lowell, William Stafford, Poetry magazine, the Prairie School, etc.) and promote themselves as a new alternative. They had a Stalinist view of the bourgeoisie and wanted to eradicate the personality from poetry. Yet they yearned for acceptance from the elders, quoting Zukofsky while tearing down their mentors like Ted Berrigan. The threat of L=A=N=G=U=A=G=E P=O=E=T=R=Y appeared overnight. They co-opted reading series such as New Langton Street and Small Press Traffic, promoting a unified front. It was a blatant piece of Junior High bullying and led to a strong reaction from those who refused to join cliques. The voice of the counterinsurgency was a quick and dirty mimeo magazine called LIFE OF CRIME. Editors Steve Lavoie and Pat Nolan enlisted the best satirists in the poetry world (including Andrei Codrescu and Dave Morice) to vilify this vain clique. Others (Tom Clark, David Benedetti, Alastair Johnston) quickly joined the fray. This book includes the complete text of LIFE OF CRIME (Newsletter of the Black Bart Poetry Society: For those who think poetry is a crime). It is guaranteed to turn the stomach of the most prurient literary necrophile.” Gary Lenhart ANOTHER LOOK: SELECTED PROSE 978-1-930068-44-5, $14, paper, 113 pp. SUBPRESS 2010

Literary Nonfiction. Poetry History & Criticism. Poetics. “Opinions tend to be uninteresting, which is one of the reasons why I always like reading poet Gary Lenhart’s critical pieces: he gives us far more than thumbs up or thumbs down. In his clean, clear prose, Lenhart comes across as companionable, smart, well-read, alert, and sane. He has no terrible axes to grind and he never lords it over the work under scrutiny. Even on those rare occasions when I disagree with him, I trust his probity, I am delighted by his wit, and I applaud the fact that ultimately he is rooting for everyone to write well” —Ron Padgett.

Eduardo Lourenco CHAOS AND SPLENDOR AND OTHER ESSAYS 978-0-9722561-1-7, $20, paper, 190 pp. UMASS DARTMOUTH 2002

Literary Nonfiction. Criticism and Theory. Edited by Carlos Veloso. Seen from the dawn of the twenty-first century, the essays of Eduardo Lourenco (b. 1923) are a philosophical arch that spans the twentieth century, analyzing it and revealing its imaginary borders, dreams, contradictions, ghosts and angels. The symbol the Portuguese essayist derives from the previous century, that is, the figure that best portrays the cultural oscillations of that century, is the labyrinth. His philosophical background allows him to deal with literature in an emotional, passionate way—his literary analyses are, most of the time, starting points for mythological interpretations of Portugal and Europe that merge poetry, sociology, anthropology, political science, and art history. Staughton Lynd FROM HERE TO THERE: THE STAUGHTON LYND READER 978-1-60486-215-7, $22, paper, 320 pp. PM PRESS 2010

Nonfiction. Political Science. Edited with an Introduction by Andrej Grubacic. FROM HERE TO THERE collects unpublished talks and hard-to-find essays from legendary activist historian Staughton Lynd. The first section of the READER collects reminiscences and analyses of the 1960s. A second section offers a vision of how historians might immerse themselves in popular movements while maintaining their obligation to tell the truth. In the last section Lynd explores what nonviolence, resistance to empire as a way of life, and working class self-activity might mean in the 21st century. Together, they provide a sweeping overview of the life, and work—to date—of Staughton Lynd. Both a definitive introduction and further exploration, it is bound to educate, enlighten, and inspire those new to his work and those who have been following it for decades. In a wide-ranging Introduction, anarchist scholar Andrej Grubacic considers how Lynd’s persistent concerns relate to traditional anarchism. Josh MacPhee, Editor PAPER POLITICS: SOCIALLY ENGAGED PRINTMAKING TODAY 978-1-60486-090-0, $24.95, paper, 156 pp. PM PRESS 2009

Kenneth Lincoln, Editor GATHERING NATIVE SCHOLARS: UCLA’S 40 YEARS OF AMERICAN INDIAN CULTURE & RESEARCH 978-0-935626-61-2, $38, paper, 630 pp. UCLA AMERICAN INDIAN STUDIES CENTER 2009

Nonfiction. Native American Studies. This collection features the best of the past forty years of scholarship published in the multidisciplinary American Indian Culture and Research Journal. Selected by editor Kenneth Lincoln for their significance in shaping the field of American Indian Studies, the articles that comprise GATHERING NATIVE SCHOLARS: UCLA’S FORTY YEARS OF AMERICAN INDIAN CULTURE AND RESEARCH will be of value to students and scholars in history, law, education, cultural studies, English, Native American Studies, and many other academic, professional, and lay fields.

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Nonfiction. Art. Politics. PAPER POLITICS is a major collection of contemporary politically and socially engaged printmaking. This full color book showcases print art that uses themes of social justice and global equity to engage community members in political conversation. Based on an art exhibition which has traveled to a dozen cities in North America, the book features artwork by over 200 international artists; an eclectic collection of work by both activist and nonactivist printmakers who have felt the need to respond to the monumental trends and events of our times. Artists range from the well established (Sue Coe, Swoon, Carlos Cortez) to the up-and-coming (Favianna Rodriguez, Chris Stain, Nicole Schulman), from street artists (BORF, You Are Beautiful) to rock poster makers (EMEK, Bughouse).

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LITERARY NONFICTION Peter Marshall DEMANDING THE IMPOSSIBLE: A HISTORY OF ANARCHISM 978-1-60486-064-1, $28.95, paper, 840 pp. PM PRESS 2010

Nonfiction. Political Science. History. Anarchism. Navigating the broad “river of anarchy,” from Taoism to Situationism, from Ranters to Punk rockers, from individualists to communists, from anarcho-syndicalists to anarcha-feminists, DEMANDING THE IMPOSSIBLE is an authoritative and lively study of a widely misunderstood subject. It explores the key anarchist concepts of society and the state, freedom and equality, authority and power and investigates the successes and failure of the anarchist movements throughout the world. While remaining sympathetic to anarchism, it presents a balanced and critical account. It covers not only the classic anarchist thinkers, such as Godwin, Proudhon, Bakunin, Kropotkin, Reclus and Emma Goldman, but also other libertarian figures, such as Nietzsche, Camus, Gandhi, Foucault and Chomsky. No other book on anarchism covers so much so incisively. In this updated edition, a new epilogue examines the most recent developments, including “post-anarchism” and “anarcho-primitivism” as well as the anarchist contribution to the peace, green and “Global Justice” movements. Harry Marten BUT THAT DIDN’T HAPPEN TO YOU: RECOLLECTIONS & INVENTIONS 978-1-880977-19-4, $10, paper, 204 pp. XOXOX PRESS 2006

Literary Nonfiction. Memoir. With recollections and inventions that figure memory as a deeply human element in our shaped and shared world, BUT THAT DIDN’T HAPPEN TO YOU is a lively, smart, and important memoir. Carlos Martinez, Michael Fox, and JoJo Farrell, Editors VENEZUELA SPEAKS!: VOICES FROM THE GRASSROOTS 978-1-60486-108-2, $22.95, paper, 320 pp. PM PRESS 2010

Nonfiction. Latino/Latina Studies. Political Science. For the last decade, Venezuela’s “Bolivarian Revolution” has captured international attention. Poverty, inequality and unemployment have all dropped, while health, education and living standards have seen a commensurate rise. The international mainstream media has focused predominantly on Venezuela’s controversial leader, President Hugo Chavez, who has routinely been in the headlines. But without the active participation of large and diverse sectors of society, Chavez’s moment on the scene would have ended long ago. VENEZUELA SPEAKS!: VOICES FROM THE GRASSROOTS is a collection of interviews with activists and participants from across Venezuela’s social movements. From community media to land reform; cooperatives to communal councils, from the labor movement to the Afro-Venezuelan network, VENEZUELA SPEAKS! sheds light on the complex realities within the Bolivarian Revolution. These interviews offer a compelling oral history of Venezuela’s democratic revolution, from the bottom up.

Kevin McCollister EAST OF WEST LA 978-0-9674720-6-5, $20, paper, 62 pp. IF PUBLICATIONS 2010

Nonfiction. Photography. California Studies. “I’m Photographing LA—All of it” is Kevin McCollister’s selfproclaimed lifetime project. Determined to walk the city, perhaps one of the most determinedly unwalkable cities in the world, seeing to make a record of its mostly unseen face with an unstaged straightforwardness that disarms the popular mythologies of the place, McCollister finds a new city, the city that is Los Angeles, all of it, one image at a time. “Long after the bars have emptied, the taco trucks have shut down, and the citizenry are safe in their beds, Kevin McCollister prowls the streets of LA, brooding, silent, relentless, with his Canon 40 at his side, waiting for the cityscape to whisper, ‘Take my picture’”—Lewis MacAdams. Rebecca McCormick JEZEBEL AND THE PETERBILT MAC TRUCK 978-0-9718059-6-5, $14.95, paper, 63 pp. MAMMOTH BOOKS 2005

Literary Nonfiction. Memoir.

Shawn Micallef STROLL: PSYCHOGEOGRAPHIC WALKING TOURS OF TORONTO 978-1-55245-226-4, $22.95, paper, 200 pp. COACH HOUSE BOOKS 2010

Nonfiction. Travel Writing. Architecture. Illustrated by Marlena Zuber. What is the “Toronto look”? Toronto architecture is rich with superlative facts—”tallest” this, “first retractable” that—but, taken as a whole, the city’s built environment is underappreciated. Eye Weekly columnist Shawn Micallef has been examining Toronto’s architecture for many years, weaving historical information on its buildings and their architects with ambulatory narratives about the neighborhoods in which these buildings exist. Rebecca Solnit once said that “cities move at the speed of walking,” and STROLL celebrates Toronto’s details at that velocity. While hand-drawn maps by Marlena Zuber encourage strollers to follow the walks, book in hand, Micallef’s psychogeographic reportages help us situate Toronto’s buildings in living, breathing detail, and understand what it is that gives Toronto its distinctive look. Nick James Mileti THE UNSCRUPULOUS: SCAMS, CONS, FAKES & FRAUDS THAT POISON THE FINE ARTS 978-1-59954-003-0, $20, paper, 314 pp. BORDIGHERA PRESS 2009

Nonfiction. Art. Crime. In the early 1960s, as Prosecutor and Assistant Law Director of the City of Lakewood, Ohio, Nick Mileti dealt with all crime committed in the city. It was his job to bring the perpetrators to justice. The cons and scams particularly fascinated him because they require a certain amount of intelligence, finesse, ingenuity, and, yes, charm. Why would people with these attributes go into a life of crime? Along the way he became intrigued by the specific subject of art fraud. And so this book was born.

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LITERARY NONFICTION Cindy Milstein ANARCHISM AND ITS ASPIRATIONS 978-1-84935-001-3, $9.95, paper, 98 pp. AK PRESS 2010

Nonfiction. Poltical Science. Anarchism. ANARCHISM AND ITS ASPIRATIONS provides an accessible overview of the history and hopeful future of this vision for a better world. The book quickly brings even the uninitiated reader up to speed with a crash course on some of the most influential anarchists in history and their ideas about how we might achieve the transformation of society. From there, the book looks at how these principles have been put into practice by groups such as the Situationist International, social ecologists, Zapatistas, anti-globalization activists, and other directly democratic organizations and communities in their respective struggles against capitalism and state control. Nadine Neumann WOBBLES: AN OLYMPIC STORY 978-1-921479-29-8, $24, paper, 292 pp. INTERACTIVE PUBLICATIONS 2010

Literary Nonfiction. Memoir. WOBBLES spans the physical, psychological and spiritual growth of an athlete from childhood into her stature as a fierce Olympic competitor. When Nadine Neumann decides that she wants to be an Olympic swimmer at age eight, she trades a normal life of school friends and parties for the rigors of elite sports training. With acute honesty, wisdom and humour, Nadine spins readers through the heartaches and loneliness of a different kind of adolescence. Enduring and overcoming Chronic Fatigue Syndrome, a life-threatening accident and imposed breaks from her passion, Nadine pursues her dream as only an Olympian can—with the rarest of intensity and focus. Sweeping from Perth to Germany, India to Sydney, Brisbane to Hong Kong, the reader is invited along this journey of a remarkable young woman who stops at nothing to achieve her goals.

Leo Panitch, Sam Gindin, and Greg Albo IN AND OUT OF CRISIS: THE GLOBAL FINANCIAL MELTDOWN AND LEFT ALTERNATIVES 978-1-60486-212-6, $13.95, paper, 144 pp. PM PRESS 2010

Nonfiction. Political Science. Economics. Activism. With an unparalleled understanding of the inner workings of capitalism, the authors of IN AND OUT OF CRISIS provocatively challenge the call by much of the Left for a return to a largely mythical Golden Age of economic regulation as a check on finance capital unbound. They deftly illuminate how the era of neoliberal free markets has been, in practice, undergirded by state intervention on a massive scale. With clarity and erudition, they argue persuasively that given the current balance of social forces—as bank bailouts around the globe make evident—regulation is not a means of fundamentally reordering power in society, but rather a way of preserving markets. Nunzio Pernicone CARLO TRESCA: PORTRAIT OF A REBEL 978-1-84935-003-7, $19.95, paper, 380 pp. AK PRESS 2010

Nonfiction. Biography. Italian American Studies. Anarchism. Nunzio Pernicone’s biography uses Carlo Tresca’s (1879-1943) storied life—as newspaper editor, labor agitator, anarchist, anti-communist, street fighter, and opponent of fascism—as a springboard to investigate Italian immigrant and radical communities in the United States. From his work on behalf of the Industrial Workers of the World (IWW), the Sacco and Vanzetti Defense Committee, and his assassination on the streets of New York City, Tresca’s passion left a permanent mark on the American map. Nunzio Pernicone ITALIAN ANARCHISM, 1864-1892 978-1-904859-97-0, $21.95, paper, 356 pp. AK PRESS 2009

Mark O’Brien PERISH THE PRIVILEGED ORDER: A SOCIALIST HISTORY OF THE CHARTIST MOVEMENT 978-1-873797-52-5, $16.95, paper, 120 pp. NEW CLARION PRESS 2009

Literary Nonfiction. British History. Labor Studies. PERISH THE PRIVILEGED ORDERS is an accessible and committed history of the Chartist movement and its struggle for political rights for working-class people in nineteenth-century Britain. It follows the chronology of the movement from its roots in workers’ struggles against economic exploitation and social impoverishment. It not only recounts the key developments and turning points of the movement, but also brings to life the color and courage of the principal leaders and influential figures within it. At each turn it highlights the crucial roles of the ordinary working people who, through their energy, creativity and fighting spirit, made the Chartist movement what it was. The weavers, the mill-workers, the iron-workers, the tradespeople, the women and the whole panoply of the British working class of the era are brought forward as they play their distinctive roles in the story.

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Nonfiction. Italian History. Anarchism. Russian revolutionary Mikhail Bakunin nurtured anarchism in Italy, making it the dominant expression of socialism— triumphant over Marxism and all other revolutionary doctrines. From the First International to the 1872 Anti-Authoritarian International, from government suppression and anarchist insurrection to Errico Malatesta’s prominent role in resurrecting the anarchist movement, Nunzio Pernicone’s original research provides a critical examination of early anarchist practices. “Pernicone’s book is the most comprehensive and balanced study to date of the Italian anarchist movement”—American Historical Review.

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LITERARY NONFICTION Caroline Picard, Editor THE ARTISTS RUN CHICAGO DIGEST 978-0-9820292-3-7, $30, paper, 136 pp. GREEN LANTERN PRESS/THREEWALLS 2009

Literary Nonfiction. Art. Book with Accompanying CD. The ARC Digest is an archive of the activities of Chicago’s artist-run spaces between 1999-2009. It acts both as a companion to, appraisal of and extension for the initial project and exhibition. Included are essays by Lori Waxman, Mary Jane Jacob, The Pond, John Neff/Scott Speh, Abigail Satinsky, Allison Peters Quinn/Britton Bertan, and the editors, Shannon Stratton and Caroline Picard; a series of interviews between Dan Gunn and the more than thirty spaces participating in the exhibition; and a CD with two audio interviews by Bad At Sports with artist-run media groups and Temporary Services. Interviews, essays and conversations alongside floorplans, exhibition histories and other visuals presents a ten-year time period in Chicago’s artist-run culture while providing history, reflection, critique and dialog about artist-run culture, its importance, difficulties, sustainability and necessity as well as its specificity to a community and generation. Co-published by ThreeWalls and The Green Lantern Press and designed by JNL Design, each copy includes an audio CD. D. A. Powell and Kevin Prufer, Editors DUNSTAN THOMPSON: ON THE LIFE AND WORK OF A LOST AMERICAN MASTER 978-0-9641454-1-2, $12.99, paper, 190 pp. PLEIADES PRESS 2010

Nonfiction. Poetry. LGBT Studies. Literary Criticism. In the 1940s, Dunstan Thompson, a gay WWII veteran, was a darling of the Modernist poetry communities in New York and London and widely considered one of the most talented poets of his generation. In 1950, he all but disappeared. This book (which includes his poems and essays by various critics—among them Katie Ford, Dana Gioia, Edward Field, Jerry Harp, Jim Elledge, and Heather Treseler) examines his legacy, his poetry, and his eventual abandonment of his earlier gay identity in favor of a reinvigorated Catholicism. It’s the first volume in Pleiades Press’s “Unsung Masters Series.” Patrick Reinsborough and Doyle Canning RE: IMAGINING: HOW TO USE STORY-BASED STRATEGY TO WIN CAMPAIGNS, BUILD MOVEMENTS, AND CHANGE THE WORLD 978-1-60486-197-6, $16.95, paper, 144 pp. PM PRESS 2010

Nonfiction. Political Science. Activism. RE: IMAGINING CHANGE provides resources, theory, hands-on tools and illuminating case studies for the next generation of innovative change makers. This unique book explores how culture, media, memes, and narrative intertwine with social change strategies, and offers practical methods to amplify progressive causes in the popular culture.

Paul Craig Roberts HOW THE ECONOMY WAS LOST: THE WAR OF THE WORLDS 978-1-84935-007-5, $15.95, paper, 240 pp. AK PRESS 2010

Nonfiction. Political Science. Economics. The US economy has disintegrated, and with it into the abyss plummet the blueprints of neoliberal economists, whose theories about “the free market” have now gone the way of medieval alchemy. No voice has been stronger, no prose more forceful, than that of Paul Craig Roberts in predicting collapse. His weekly columns in CounterPunch have won an audience of millions around the world, grateful for a trained economist who can explain lucidly how the well-being of the planet has been held hostage by the gangster elite. Now Dr. Roberts has written the shortest, sharpest outline of economics for the twentyfirst century ever put between book covers. He traces the path to ruin and lays out the choices that must be made. There is the “empty world” of corporate exploitation, abetted by the vast majority of economists; or the “full world” of responsible management and distribution of our resources. Amid crisis, this is the guide you’ve been waiting for. Jennifer Rosner IF A TREE FALLS: A FAMILY’S QUEST TO HEAR AND BE HEARD 978-1-55861-662-2, $16.95, paper, 200 pp. THE FEMINIST PRESS AT CUNY 2010

Literary Nonfiction. Memoir. Jewish Studies. When Jennifer Rosner’s firstborn baby fails her postnatal hearing test, Rosner is stunned: How will she and her husband, both hearing, raise a deaf child? How will they communicate with a baby who can’t hear their voices? Although her mother is hard of hearing, Rosner has no real experience with deafness. But then she discovers a hidden history, going back generations to the ghettoes of Eastern Europe and the culture of shame that was attached to the “deaf and dumb.” Now the parent of two congenitally deaf children, Rosner shares her journey into the modern world of the hearing impaired, and the tough decisions she and her husband have made about hearing aids, cochlear implants, and sign language. She also travels back in time to imagine her silent relatives who had few options but showed surprising creativity in dealing with a world that preferred to ignore them. IF A TREE FALLS is a memoir, a tale of the imagination, a guide for families with special-needs children and adults, and a poignant meditation on life’s most unpredictable moments.

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LITERARY NONFICTION Bettina Rotenberg I DARE TO STOP THE WIND: CHALLENGING CHILDREN IN THE PUBLIC SCHOOLS THROUGH THE ARTS & POETRY 978-0-615-33610-7, $24.95, paper, 134 pp. VALA BOOK PRESS 2010

Nonfiction. Education. Poetry. Many children— particularly Latino—that populate the inner city schools in the Bay Area are not learning effective techniques to be able to learn to read and write, as the required literacy curriculum poorly addresses their needs. To help combat this situation, and give educators the tools they need to provide a stronger educational foundation for their students, Bettina Rotenberg has written I DARE TO STOP THE WIND: CHALLENGING CHILDREN IN THE PUBLIC SCHOOLS THROUGH THE ARTS AND POETRY, a chronicle of her experience of bringing the arts and poetry into inner city schools with the VALA Project. Over the past several years, Rotenberg and her team have made clear that when English Language Learners are presented with sophisticated, contemporary examples of the arts and poetry that relate to their personal lives, students are more than capable of reading and writing passionate and engaging prose. These “underperforming” students transform into children able to discuss and analyze difficult and challenging poems and find inspiration from them to write their own extraordinary poetic responses. Arthur Saltzman OBLIGATIONS OF THE HARP 978-1-60235-115-8, $24, paper, 213 pp. PARLOR PRESS 2009

Literary Nonfiction. The twenty-five essays in OBLIGATIONS OF THE HARP are by turns wry and satirical, sensually descriptive, playfully punning—but always nuanced and illuminating. Reference points range from Kobe Bryant to John Updike, from geology to Jewish ritual. One essay is a fanciful treatment of the history of the human cannonball; another provides a deeply humane and humorous account of preparing middle-schoolers for History Day. Varied in topic and tone, Saltzman consistently revels in and re-imagines the mysterious quirks of human behavior. The awardwinning essay, “Reason Not the Need,” for example, links the seemingly random care behind what we choose to save from a fire to Saltzman’s personal soft spot for cafeteria jelly packets, “with the heft and suppleness of a small toad resting squat in your palm,” to the plundering of the Iraqi National Museum of Antiquities. “Hard-wired for wonder and for worry,” Saltzman is a truly original mind alive to the artful accidents and patterns of the social, natural, and human worlds. Stevphen Shukaitis IMAGINAL MACHINES: AUTONONY & SELFORGANIZATION IN THE REVOLUTIONS OF EVERYDAY LIFE 978-1-57027-208-0, $16, paper, 256 pp. AUTONOMEDIA 2009

Nonfiction. Political Science. Criticism and Theory. Art. “IMAGINAL MACHINES explores with humor and wit the condition of art and politics in contemporary capitalism. It reviews the potentials and limits of liberatory art (from surrealism to Tom Waits) while charting the always-resurgent creations of the collective imagination. Shukaitis exhibits a remarkable theoretical breadth, bringing together the work of Castoriadis, the Situationists, and autonomous Marxism to define a new task for militant research: constructing imaginal machines that escape capitalism. IMAGINAL MACHINES is truly a book that makes a path by walking”—Silvia Federici, author of CALIBAN AND THE WITCH: WOMEN, THE BODY, AND PRIMITIVE ACCUMULATION.

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Elizabeth Streb STREB: HOW TO BECOME AN EXTREME ACTION HERO 978-1-55861-656-1, $17.95, paper, 144 pp. THE FEMINIST PRESS AT CUNY 2010

Nonfiction. Performing Arts. Memoir. Elizabeth Streb has been testing the potential of the human body since childhood. Can she fly? Can she run up walls? Can she break through glass? How fast can she go? With clarity and humor—and with a world-class dance troupe called STREB—she continues to investigate what real movement is and has come to these conclusions: It’s off the ground! It creates impact! It hurts trying to stop it! In this pathbreaking book, Streb combines memoir and analysis to convey how she became an extreme action dancer/choreographer, developing a form of movement that’s more NASCAR than modern dance; more boxing than ballet. Johanna H. Stuckey WOMEN’S SPIRITUALITY: CONTEMPORARY FEMINIST APPROACHES TO JUDAISM, CHRISTIANITY, ISLAM AND GODDESS WORSHIP 978-1-926708-02-7, $24.95, paper, 250 pp. INANNA PUBLICATIONS 2010

Nonfiction. Women’s Studies. Religion. WOMEN’S SPIRITUALITY: CONTEMPORARY FEMINIST APPROACHES TO JUDAISM, CHRISTIANITY, ISLAM AND GODDESS WORSHIP comes directly out of women’s grassroots efforts to understand and transform their spiritual traditions. It is a comprehensive account of the discussions, arguments, perspectives and approaches of contemporary women in Canada toward spirituality and the monotheistic religions. The author presents a concise history of each religion, discusses normative practices and focuses on the roles, rituals and rights of contemporary women as they accommodate to and deal with their respective religions. WOMEN’S SPIRITUALITY deals with women’s encounters with spirituality within the framework of Judaism, Christianity and Islam and outside of this framework within the new religions of contemporary Goddess worship. An updated and revised edition of Stuckey’s successful 1998 book, Feminist Spirituality: An Introduction to Feminist Theology in Judaism, Christianity, Islam and Feminist Goddess Worship, this book will be useful to anyone unfamiliar with the work of feminists within any or all of the three monotheistic traditions that have been so crucial to shaping western attitudes to and treatment of women. Juan Suriano PARADOXES OF UTOPIA: ANARCHIST CULTURE AND POLITICS IN BUENOS AIRES, 1890-1910 978-1-84935-006-8, $17.95, paper, 288 pp. AK PRESS 2010

Nonfiction. Latin American Studies. Political Science. Anarchism. Translated from the Spanish by Chuck Morse. An engaging historical look at fin de siecle Buenos Aires that brings to life the vibrant culture behind one of the world’s largest anarchist movements: the radical schools, newspapers, theaters, and social clubs that made revolution a way of life. Cultural history in the best sense, PARADOXES OF UTOPIA explores how a revolutionary ideology was woven into the ordinary lives of tens of thousands of people, creating a complex tapestry of symbols, rituals, and daily practices that supported— and indeed created the possibility of—the Argentine labor movement.

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LITERARY NONFICTION Dr. Julie-Anne Sykley HARRY POTTER POWER 978-1-921479-31-1, $25.95, paper, 268 pp. INTERACTIVE PUBLICATIONS 2010

Young Adult Nonfiction. Self-Improvement. HARRY POTTER POWER uses motifs and situations from the popular Harry Potter series and links them to theories and strategies designed to help young people overcome anxiety, anger, depression, and grief. It combines a fun and innovative use of well-known Harry Potter icons with more serious advice, reflection material and activities to help young people apply this perspective. Practical, thought-provoking, and with strong relevance to real world issues, HARRY POTTER POWER is an ideal tool to help young people develop resilience and self-esteem. Stelian Tanase AUNTIE VARVARA’S CLIENTS: CLANDESTINE HISTORIES 978-1-933132-48-8, $24, paper, 284 pp. SPUYTEN DUYVIL 2007

Nonfiction. Romanian History. “Most of Tanase’s AUNTIE VARVARA’S CLIENTS deals with the subversive and selforganizational work of the Komintern agents in Romania, with the tribulations of the small, illegal and hardly popular Communist Party from Romania, and with the mafia-like pragmatics of these clandestinos. When the Red Army entered Romania in August 1944, there were fewer than 2,000 Communist Party members and sympathizers in the country and abroad. Not that opportunism is manifest only in that country but, by 1947, the party membership had risen to some 700,000. We were so few. So many of us are left, ran an adagio. This party that never came to be a grassroots movement, showed awkwardly disguised shudders of illegitimacy until its disbanding in 1989. As a proletarian dictatorship, the Romanian communist regime, which came to power through epic electoral fraud, proved that everything proletarian in it was absorbed by its dictatorial side” —Calin Andrei Mihailescu. Seth Tobocman YOU DON’T HAVE TO FUCK PEOPLE OVER TO SURVIVE 978-1-84935-004-4, $20, paper, 140 pp.

Bob and Jenna Torres VEGAN FREAK: BEING VEGAN IN A NON-VEGAN WORLD, 2ND EDITION 978-1-60486-015-3, $14.95, paper, 248 pp. PM PRESS/TOFU HOUND PRESS 2009

Nonfiction. Veganism. Activism. Going vegan is easy, and even easier if you have the tools at hand to make it work right. In the second edition of this informative and practical guide, two seasoned vegans help you learn to love your inner vegan freak. Loaded with tips, advice, and stories, this book is the key to helping you thrive as a happy, healthy, and sane vegan in a decidedly nonvegan world that doesn’t always get what you’re about. VEGAN FREAK is a sometimes funny, sometimes irreverent, and sometimes serious guide that’s not afraid to tell it like it is. Turbulence Collective WHAT WOULD IT MEAN TO WIN? 978-1-60486-110-5, $14.95, paper, 160 pp. PM PRESS 2010

Nonfiction. Political Science. Activism. Movements become apparent as “movements” at times of acceleration and expansion. In these heady moments they have fuzzy boundaries, no membership lists— everybody is too engaged in what’s coming next, in creating the new, looking to the horizon. But movements get blocked, they slow down, they cease to move, or continue to move without considering their actual effects. When this happens, they can stifle new developments, suppress the emergence of new forms of politics; or fail to see other possible directions. Many movements just stop functioning as movements. They become those strange political groups of yesteryear, arguing about history as worlds pass by. Sometimes all it takes to get moving again is a nudge in a new direction.... We think now is a good time to ask the question: What is winning? Or: What would—or could— it mean to “win?” Contributors include: Valery Alzaga and Rodrigo Nunes, Colectivo Situaciones, Stephen Duncombe, Gustavo Esteva, The Free Association, Euclides Andre Mance, Michal Osterweil, Kay Summer and Harry Halpin, Ben Trott, and Nick Dyer-Witheford. This edition includes a foreword by John Holloway and an extended interview with Michal Osterweil and Ben Trott of the Turbulence Collective.

AK PRESS 2009

Nonfiction. Political Science. Art. YOU DON’T HAVE TO FUCK PEOPLE OVER TO SURVIVE collects many of Tobocman’s most enduring images in a powerhouse assemblage that cuts right to the heart of 1980s activism. All the high (and low) points are there: the imprisonment of Mumia Abu-Jamal; the rise of Reaganomics; the struggle against apartheid; the Miami Race Riots; and, of course, the turf wars that dominated the city of New York, as activists and low-income families alike demanded their rights to the city’s abandoned buildings. Now available in a brand-new twentieth anniversary edition, this stunning and candid portrait of a decade of struggle to preserve basic human rights and build a better world is sure to appeal to a new generation of activists ready to demand the right to the city, and worthy of a place on the shelf of every historian of urban struggle.

Lewis Turco LA FAMIGLIA: THE FAMILY 978-1-59954-006-1, $12, paper, 200 pp. BORDIGHERA PRESS 2009

Nonfiction. Memoir. Poetry. Essays. Italian American Studies. “Although it is true that I distanced myself from my youth, of course (everybody does), I never distanced myself from my ethnicity. I simply write poems and stories—and, of recent decades, essays and memoirs— as they occur to me, and if later on I feel that older material can be mined, transformed, or linked together to form longer works or sequences, so be it. That’s what I have done in this book.”

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LITERARY NONFICTION Delfina Vannucci and Richard Singer COME HELL OR HIGH WATER: A HANDBOOK ON COLLECTIVE PROCESS GONE AWRY 978-1-84935-018-1, $10, paper, 120 pp. AK PRESS 2009

Nonfiction. Political Science. Activism. This book helps individuals navigate the world of egalitarian, directly democratic groups. From their experiences working with egalitarian and anarchist organizations, Delfina Vannucci and Richard Singer offer a street-level view of how social relationships and power work. Lessons are learned and hindsight is 20/20, and COME HELL OR HIGH WATER offers readers both in this little gem. Critical, humorous, and prophetic, this book is a must-read for those new to egalitarian groups as well as for the salty old vet who thinks she’s got it all figured out. It’s a tough world out there; it’s a world that doesn’t prepare us for developing social relationships based on trust, caring, and solidarity—as well as a healthy respect for differences. This book is a unique tool for those pioneering a freer, democratic society. Antonio Vieira THE SERMON OF SAINT ANTHONY TO THE FISH AND OTHER TEXTS 978-1-933227-30-6, $20, paper, 111 pp. UMASS DARTMOUTH 2009

Religion. History. Portuguese Studies. Translated from the Portuguese by Gregory Rabassa. Antonio Vieira’s THE SERMON OF SAINT ANTHONY TO THE FISH AND OTHER TEXTS is the first collection of his writings to appear in English.

William Wylie ROUTE 36 978-0-9819520-3-1, $29.95, paper, 104 pp. FLOOD EDITIONS 2010

Art. Photography. This series of fifty-four photographs follows Route 36 across the Kansas prairie, capturing the region’s strong light and registering detailed textures within its vast spaces. Cottonwood trees, twisted by wind, break up the expanses, conveying a sense of scale and vertical life. The images move between the dry, rolling landscape and stark, vertical structures. Buildings often present blank faces, abandoned without names or signage, former uses unspecified. They sometimes appear as depthless surfaces against the deep expanse of prairie. Moving through the collection, we come to recognize this tension—between obsolescence and natural beauty—as characteristic of the region and its moment in history. In his foreword to the book, Merrill Gilfillan comments, “It seems continually necessary to reassert that landscape study and its reflective arts are anything but passive disciplines, that civilization in a sustaining, daily sense emerges most surely from good relations with one’s surroundings...Bill Wylie’s recent 36 crossings-with-camera remint all of this: the region’s great capacity for inflection, double take, and surprise. The humble aplomb of things-in-waiting: a preposterous barn, crooked old trees half crazy with neglect. And the benignity of a deftly cast eye.” Courtney Young FROM MADEA TO MICHELLE 978-1-55861-663-9, $14.95, paper, 144 pp. THE FEMINIST PRESS AT CUNY 2010

Helen Weaver THE AWAKENER: A MEMOIR OF JACK KEROUAC AND THE FIFTIES 978-0-87286-505-1, $16.95, paper, 180 pp. CITY LIGHTS PUBLISHERS 2009

Literary Nonfiction. Memoir. THE AWAKENER is Helen Weaver’s long-awaited memoir of her adventures with Jack Kerouac, Allen Ginsberg, Lenny Bruce, and other wild characters from the New York City of the fifties and sixties. The sheltered but rebellious daughter of bookish Midwestern parents, Weaver survived a repressive upbringing in the wealthy suburbs of Scarsdale and an early divorce to land in Greenwich Village just in time for the birth of rock ‘n’ roll—and the counterculture movement known as the Beat Generation. Shortly after her arrival Kerouac, Ginsberg, and company—old friends of her roommate—arrive on their doorstep after a nonstop drive from Mexico. Weaver and Kerouac fall in love on sight, and Kerouac moves in.

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Nonfiction. African American Studies. Women’s Studies. In an impassioned polemic, Courtney Young strikes at the heart of this potent cultural moment. Turn on the TV or hop over to the Cineplex. Chances are, you’ll come across a Tyler Perry production. One of the most successful producers in Hollywood, Perry has made a literal industry out of his Madea character: one steeped in a long tradition of men dressing as women, spoofing black femininity. At the heart of Perry’s comedy is an unruly woman who needs to be saved by her man and by her church. He’s laughing all the way to the bank, but what about the women and girls who comprise his core audience? What are they getting? At the other extreme, Michelle Obama represents an independence and integrity that inspire new paradigms. Yet we all know her popularity has been hard won. Public debates over her body, wardrobe, and lifestyle choices make clear that she is seen in light of centuries-old cliches of black womanhood that threaten to marginalize her. With humor and a broad frame of reference, Young looks at hip-hop and other cultural icons, finding hope in a new generation that subverts traditional renderings of being black and female.

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Magazines E. Tracy Grinnell, Paul Foster Johnson, Julian T. Brolaski, and Rachel Bers, Editors AUFGABE NO. 9 978-1-933959-15-3, $15, paper, 408 pp. LITMUS PRESS 2010

Magazine. Poetry (with contributing editors Jen Hofer and Nathalie Stephens), art, essays & reviews. Featuring Polish poetry & poetics in translation guest edited by Mark Tardi & including an A Tonalist Set guest edited by Laura Moriarty. Contributors: Stefani Barber, Paolo Javier, Justyna Bargielska, Andrew Joron, Aneta Kaminska, Kacper Bartczak, Vincent Katz, Ellen Baxt, Myung Mi Kim, Dodie Bellamy, Virginia Lucas, Martine Bellen, Filip Marinovich, Guy Bennett, C.J. Martin, Miron Bialoszewski, Edric Mesmer, Milosz Biedrzycki, Laura Moriarty, Julia Bloch, Monika Mosiewicz, Taylor Brady, Eileen Myles, Ewa Chrusciel, Lee Norton, Norma Cole, Linnea Ogden, CAConrad, Geoffrey Olsen, Rob Cook, Przemyslaw Owczarek, Craig Cotter, Jocelyn Saidenberg, Michael Cross, Tomaz Salamun, Brent Cunningham, Leslie Scalapino, Mina Pam Dick, Standard Schaefer, Dolores Dorantes, Kate Schapira, Patrick Durgin, Anne Shaw, Cathy Eisenhower, Rick Snyder, Laura Elrick, Andrzej Sosnowski, Rodrigo Flores, Celina Su, Cal Freeman, Katarzyna Szuster, Karen Garthe, Michel van Schendel, Nada Gordon, Jasmine Dreame Wagner, Noah Eli Gordon, Craig Watson, Andy Gricevich, Tyrone Williams, James Grinwis, Dustin Williamson, Rob Halpern, Stephanie Young, Alan Halsey, Ouyang Yu, Brenda Iijima, Elizabeth Zuba, Scott Inguito, Michael Ives. Artwork by Hannah Barrett. Eric Chock and Darrell H.Y. Lum, Editors BAMBOO RIDGE NO. 94 978-0-910043-80-9, $18, paper, 285 pp. BAMBOO RIDGE PRESS 2009

Magazine. Fiction. Poetry. Art. With the work of more than 30 writers, this issue of BAMBOO RIDGE opens with the work of the Editors’ Choice Awards winners, Ahimsa Timoteo Bodhran for poetry, Tyler Miranda for prose, and Janine Oshiro for new BR writer. The award winners are followed by “Not Pau Yet,” a special section of selections from works in progress, excerpts from booklength manuscripts by Jeffrey Carroll, Lee Cataluna, J. Freen, Ann Inoshita, Juliet S. Kono, Alexei Melnick, and Kahikahealani Wight. Featured artist in this issue is Fred H. Roster, professor of Art and Art History at the University of Hawai`i at Manoa. The veteran sculptor’s work has always been provocative, humorous, and inventive. A portfolio of his work is accompanied by an insightful article by Lisa A. Yoshihara, Director of the UH Art Gallery. Also included in this anthology, new work by Juliet S. Kono, Wing Tek Lum, Joseph Stanton, Brenda Kwon, and Michael Little, as well as two intimate poems by Bamboo Ridge Press co-founder and poetry editor Eric Chock’s wife, Ghislaine D. Chock.

Listed alphabetically by title. See also Poetry, Prose, and Cross-Genre Writing (p.11), Fiction and Drama (p.61), and Literary Nonfiction (p.79)

Andrew Schelling, Editor BOMBAY GIN 36:1 978-0-9816129-5-9, $12, paper, 200 pp. THE NAROPA PRESS 2010

Magazine. Poetry. Fiction. Literary Nonfiction. Art. BOMBAY GIN is the literary journal of the Jack Kerouac School of Disembodied Poetics at Naropa University, co-founded by Allen Ginsberg and Anne Waldman. Emerging from the “outrider” lineage, which operates outside the cultural mainstream, BOMBAY GIN publishes poetry, prose, and hybrid texts as well as art, translations, interviews, and book reviews. Each issue includes a lecture transcribed from the Naropa Audio Archives, comprised of six thousand hours of tapes documenting classes, performances, workshops, and lectures conducted at Naropa since 1974 by many of the leading figures of the literary avant-garde. BOMBAY GIN 36:1 features cover art by San Francisco artist Jess Collins and features work by Tahar Ben Jelloun, Zhang Er, Peter Markus, Jerome Rothenberg, Stacey Steers, Cecilia Vicuna, and many more. C. Lill Ahrens, Beverly McFarland, Rebecca Olson, Erin Popelka, and Linda Varsell Smith, Editors CALYX VOL. 25 NO. 3 WINTER 2010 No ISBN, $10, paper, 126 pp. CALYX 2010

Magazine. Poetry. Fiction. Art. Twenty-seven poems, a story, and four pieces of creative nonfiction complement sixteen pieces by seven artists in the new issue of CALYX. Each contribution is a deeply rendered emotional perspective on the issues facing women today. The delightful cover photograph by Andi Calliope Linden captures the sassy yet serious interaction of young girls at a festival. The Lois Cranston Memorial Poetry Prize, winner “How To Become the Oracle,” by Linda Strever contains an empowering message of acceptance and confidence that sets this issue’s tone. We are reminded to “give up / doubt. It doesn’t suit you”. The contest’s final judge was award-winning poet Marilyn Chin. The contributors—women from seventeen states and Canada—grapple with personal empowerment, identity, aging women, grief, birth and motherhood, the importance of friendship, and the outrage and sorrow of a society at war. Contributors include: Colleen McElroy, Stephanie Dugger, Kristina Gorcheva-Newberry, Susan Planalp, Megan Pinch. Bin Ramke, Editor DENVER QUARTERLY 44:2 2010 No ISBN, $10, paper, 128 pp. DENVER QUARTERLY 2010

Magazine. Poetry. Fiction. Essays. DENVER QUARTERLY is a journal of contemporary poetry, fiction, and thought. The winter issue, Volume 44, Number 2, features Sherman Alexie, Robyn Art, Matthew Baker, Jeanne Marie Beaumont, Ethan Bernard, B. J. Best, Amaranth Borsuk, Geoff Bouvier, Julie Carr, Serena Rose Chopra, Olivia Clare, Nadia Herman Colburn, G C Cunningham, Mark Cunningham, Carol Ann Davis, Shelby Goddard, Daniel Gutstein, Mark Irwin, Kristie Kachler, Sally Keith, Eunsong K., Daniel J. Langton, Paul Legault, Alexandria Peary, Craig Santos Perez, Julie Rouse, Peter Jay Shippy, Julianna Spallholz, Ales Steger, Cole Swensen, and an interview with Renee Gladman by Joshua Marie Wilkinson and cover art by Michael McConnell.

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MAGAZINES Bin Ramke, Editor DENVER QUARTERLY 44:3 2010 No ISBN, $10, paper, 128 pp.

Jed Birmingham and Kyle Schlesinger, Editors MIMEO MIMEO NO. 3 AUTUMN 2009 No ISBN, $10, paper, 36 pp.

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Magazine. Poetry. Fiction. Essays. DENVER QUARTERLY is a journal of contemporary poetry, fiction, and thought. The spring issue, Volume 44, Number 3, features Daniel Borzutzky, Tina Brown Celona, Joshua Cohen, Stanislaw Czycz, Ava Dellaira, Noah Eli Gordon, Susan Holahan, Rebecca Lehmann, Malinda Markham, Stephen Massimilla, Alison D. Moncrief, Sawnie Morris, Amy Newman, Jennifer Pap, Alyssa Pelish, Charlotte Pence, Lee Felice Pinkas, Martha Ronk, Nicholas Samaras, Brian Teare, and Martha Zweig.

Magazine. MIMEO MIMEO is a forum for critical and cultural perspectives on artists’ books, typography and the mimeograph revolution. In this issue, Daniel Scott Snelson discusses the relationship between structuralism and the poetries of the mimeo era by presenting a detailed analysis of Form (a Cambridge-UK magazine published in 1966) and Alcheringa (a journal published by Boston University in 1975), two exemplary gatherings that illuminate the historical, material and social circumstances under which theory informed art (and vice versa) in the early works of some of today’s most celebrated experimental writers. Also includes a special insert, The Infernal Method, written, designed and printed by Aaron Cohick (NewLights Press).

Andrei Codrescu and Mark Spitzer, Editors EXQUISITE CORPSE ANNUAL, NO. 2, 2010 978-0-615-32733-4, $19.99, paper, 150 pp. EXQUISITE CORPSE ANNUAL/CHUM BOOKS 2010

Magazine. Poetry. Fiction. Literary Nonfiction. Translations. Avant-Garde. Art. EXQUISITE CORPSE ANNUAL NO. 2 includes historic artwork by R. Crumb; sizzling poetry by Hunter S. Thompson, Ed Sanders, Anne Waldman, Bernadette Mayer, Bill Lavender, Elinor Nauen, Gerald Nicosia, Mike Topp, and John Vanderslice; and the incandescent prose of Jan Kerouac, Steve Katz, Dave Brinks, Debra Di Blasi, Larry Betz, Gretchen Henderson, Tyrone Jaeger, Andrei Plesu, Pat Nolan, Kevin PQ Phelan, Jared Schickling, Hariette Surovell, and Brook WilenskyLanford. This issue contains revolutionary, explosive, knee-slapping work that could be dangerous to your health. Beware...and indulge!!!! Rebecca Wolff, Editor FENCE VOL. 12 NO. 2 FALL/WINTER 2009-10 978-1-934200-37-7, $10, paper, 144 pp. FENCE 2009

Magazine. Poetry. Fiction. Nonfiction. The latest issue of FENCE features work by Macgregor Card, Catherine Wagner, Douglas Kearney, Gary Heidt, Lara Glenum, Adam Strauss, Jose Perez Beduya, Kristin Hatch, Elizabeth Senja Spackman, Alice Notley, Alessandro De Francesco, Michael Farrell, Gillian Conoley, Carley Moore, Christine Herzer, Urayoan Noel, Ken Chen, Philip Jenks, S.E. Smith, Dorthe Nors, Caron A. Levis, Adam Haslett, Rachel Cantor, Peter Wortsman, Rainer Maria Rilke, Noah Eli Gordon, and Brandon Downing. Christopher Hayter, Editor FOURTEEN HILLS VOL. 16 NO. 1 978-1-889292-22-9, $9, paper, 139 pp. FOURTEEN HILLS PRESS 2009

Magazine. Poetry. Fiction. Art. Issue 16.1 of FOURTEEN HILLS contains poetry by Tom Bourguignon, Katie Cappello, Chuck Carlise, MRB Chelko, Sarah Cohen Powell, Rae Freudenberger, Kenneth Frost, Carolyn Hembree, Mary Hood, Austin LaGrone, Mark Lamoureaux, Gregory Mahrer, Gabrielle Myers, JeanPaul Pecqueur, Dan Pinkerton, Susanna Rich, Steven D. Schroeder and Marc Stone; fiction by Sean Bernard, James Carpenter, Rhea DeRose-Weiss, Patricia Engel, Joseph Martin, John Masterson, Randy F. Nelson, Andrew Palmer and Terese Svoboda; and art by The Pfeiffer Sisters. Cathy Park Hong and Evie Shockley, Editors JUBILAT NO. 17 No ISBN, $8, paper, 160 pp. JUBILAT 2010

Magazine. Poetry. JUBILAT NO. 17 features new work by Johannes Goransson, Carmen Gimenez Smith, G. C. Waldrep, Kimiko Hahn, Ben Lerner, Thomas Sayers Ellis, Oliveria Cronk, Sherman Alexie, Jeffrey Lependorf, Tomaz Salamun, Rachel Contreni Flynn, and others.

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Magazine. Poetry. The debut issue includes work by Kazim Ali, Tara Betts, Laynie Browne, Amanda Cobb, Adam Fieled, Alice B. Fogel, Mariela Griffor, Brian Henry, Ilya Kaminsky, Talia Katowicz, Nikoletta Nousiopoulos, Verandah Porhce, Steven Riel, Edith Sodergran, and Miguel Alejandro Valerio.

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Magazine. Poetry. Fiction. Art. Nonfiction. The seventh and final edition of the VAN GOGH’S EAR anthology, THE SUPERNATURAL EDITION, focuses on works featuring the weird, wonderful, imaginary, and thoroughly supernatural. Full of stories, poems, artwork, and various creative essays, the culmination of the VAN GOGH’S EAR anthology is anything but a smooth, predictable ride; rather, the range of styles and themes sweeps the reader away, promising an unforgettable experience. The “supernatural” theme appears both overtly and subtly, in spirituality and imagination, in experiences both real and ethereal. Edited by Felice Picano, this volume features works by an international contingent of authors, including Jorge Artajo, Camille Feinberg, Fern C.Z. Carr, Samuel Ace, Saint James Harris Wood, Edmund White, Imani Tolliver, McArthur Gunther, Steven Reigns, Reginald T. Jackson, and Jayanta Mahapatra. Particular treats include a social commentary by Plutarch, a short story by Turkish writer Serdar Turkeli, and a nonfiction piece about riding on Juan Peron’s coffin by travel journalist Michael Luongo.

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An actress of sorts, a woman recalls her childhood, longs for her absent lover, imagines traveling, and wanders through gardens and galleries of art. Hers is a life meticulously lived, a carefully crafted and rehearsed engagement with a real and imagined world; a search for love and meaning that has left her, in the end, alone. Unrue’s intricate and intriguing sentences — now one word, now comprising whole paragraphs and interrupting one another — manage to fuse detachment and emotion, heartbreak and humor. Jane Unrue, born in Nevada, now lives in Boston and teaches at Harvard. “Unrue's debut, The House [Burning Deck 2000] accrues a subtly disarming power as the speaker investigates her domestic environment from a wide array of perspectives, including the intergalactic…. [She] successfully forges an evocative approach that could be seen as metacubist in its dizzying, varied takes of the familiar world.”—Publishers Weekly Novella, 112 pages, offset, smyth-sewn, ISBN13: 978-1-936194-00-1, original pbk .$14

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THE PLACE THAT INHABITS US POEMS OF THE SAN FRANCISCO BAY WATERSHED Selected by Sixteen Rivers Press · Foreward by Robert Hass isbn: 978-0-9819816-1-1 · $20 paperback/160 pages “...one of the best Bay Area literary projects....viscerally pleasing...” —SAN FRANCISCO CHRONICLE

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Author Index Chris Abani, Sanctificum / p. 11 Kristin Abraham, Little Red Riding Hood Missed the Bus / p. 11 Harold Abramowitz, Not Blessed / p. 61 Kolya Abramsky, Editor, Sparking a Worldwide Energy Revolution: Social Struggles in the Transition to a Post-Petrol World / p. 79 Demosthenes Agrafiotis, Maribor / p. 11 C. Lill Ahrens, Beverly McFarland, Rebecca Olson, Erin Popelka, and Linda Varsell Smith, Editors, Calyx Vol. 25 No. 3 Winter 2010 / p. 95 Jorn Ake, The Circle Line / p. 11 Rosa Alcala, Undocumentaries / p. 11 Preston L Allen, Jesus Boy / p. 61 Howard Altmann, In This House / p. 11 Kostas Anagnopoulos, Moving Blanket / p. 11 T. J. Anderson III, River to Cross / p. 11

Carol Berge, Editor, Light Years: An Anthology on Sociocultural Happenings (Multimedia in the East Village, 1960-1966) / p. 79 Bill Berkson and George Schneeman, Ted Berrigan / p. 14 Charles Bernstein, Umbra / p. 14 Reginald Dwayne Betts, Shahid Reads His Own Palm / p. 14

Suzanne Buffam, The Irrationalist / p. 17 Safiya Bukhari, The War Before: The True Life Story of Becoming a Black Panther, Keeping the Faith in Prison, and Fighting for Those Left Behind / p. 80 Brigitte Byrd, Song of a Living Room / p. 17 Mairead Byrne, The Best of (What’s Left of) Heaven / p. 17

Tara Betts, Arc & Hue / p. 15

Rinaldo Caddeo, Siren’s Song: Selected Poetry and Prose, 1989-2009 / p. 17

Geoffrey Biddle, Sydney and Flora / p. 79

Heather Cadsby, Could Be / p. 17

Jed Birmingham and Kyle Schlesinger, Editors, Mimeo Mimeo No. 3 Autumn 2009 / p. 96

Donna Cameron, Donna Cameron / p. 80

Sharon Bliss, Kevin Chen, Steve Dickison, Mark Dean Johnson, and Rebeka Rodriguez, Editors, Prison/Culture / p. 79 Rebecca Bloomer, Willow Farrington Bites Back / p. 62

Justin Andrews, The Concrete of Tight Places / p. 61

Andrew Blossom, Brian Castlebery, and Tom De Haven, Editors, Richmond Noir / p. 62

Nin Andrews, Dear Professor, Do You Live in a Vacuum? / p. 12

Deborah Bogen, Let Me Open You a Swan / p. 15

Arthur W Campbell, Trial & Error: The Education of a Freedom Lawyer / p. 18 Edip Cansever, Dirty August / p. 18 Ashley Capes, Stepping Over Seasons / p. 18 Brenda Cardenas, Boomerang / p. 18 Alvaro Cardona-Hine and George Kalamaras, The Recumbent Galaxy / p. 18 Susan Streeter Carpenter, Riders on the Storm: A Novel / p. 63

Radu Andriescu, Iustin Panta and Cristian Popescu, Memory Glyphs / p. 12

Werner Bonefeld, Editor, Subverting the Present, Imagining the Future: Insurrection, Movement, Commons / p. 80

Arlene Ang, Valerie Fox, and Jordan Schilling, Editors, The Red Room: Writings from Press 1 / p. 12

Bruce Boone, Century of Clouds / p. 62

Jefferson Carter, My Kind of Animal / p. 18

B. H. Boston, By All Lights / p. 15

Stacy Cartledge, Within the Space Between / p. 19

Joan Anim-Addo, Imoinda: Or She Who Will Lose Her Name: A Play for Twelve Voices in Three Acts / p. 61

Amanda J. Bradley, Hints and Allegations / p. 15

C. P. Cavafy, Half an Hour & Other Poems / p. 19

J. Bradley, Dodging Traffic / p. 15

Grace Cavalieri and Sabine Pascarelli, The Poet’s Cookbook / p. 19

Appupen, Moonward / p. 61 Homero Aridjis, Solar Poems / p. 12

John Bradley, You Don’t Know What You Don’t Know / p. 15

Dorsey Armstrong, Sir Thomas Malory’s Morte Darthur: A New Modern English Translation Based on the Winchester Manuscript / p. 61

John Bradley, Editor, Eating the Pure Light: Homage to Thomas McGrath / p. 15

Elizabeth Arnold, Effacement / p. 12 Sally Ashton, Some Odd Afternoon / p. 12 Olga Ast, Fleeing from Absence / p. 79 Gennady Aygi, Winter Revels and Ever Further into the Snows / p. 12 Peter Bacho, Leaving Yesler / p. 62 Vyt Bakaitis, Editor, Breathing Free/Gyvas Atodusis: Poems from the Lithuanian / p. 13

Andrea Brady, Wildfire: A Verse Essay on Obscurity and Illumination / p. 15 Earl S Braggs, Younger Than Neil / p. 15 Joe Brainard, The Nancy Book / p. 80 Matthew Brennan, The House with the Mansard Roof / p. 16 Damien Bright and Cameron Hu, Editors, Osvaldo Romberg +/-70, Even / p. 80

Julie Carr, 100 Notes on Violence / p. 18 Wolfgang Carstens, Crudely Mistaken for Life / p. 18

Sasha Pimentel Chacon, Insides She Swallowed / p. 19 David Chambers, The Old Whitaker Place / p. 63 Robin Chapman and Jeri McCormick, Editors, Love Over 60: An Anthology of Women’s Poems / p. 19 Rene Char, Stone Lyre: Poems of Rene Char / p. 19 Kim Chinquee, Pretty / p. 19 Eric Chock and Darrell H.Y. Lum, Editors, Bamboo Ridge No. 94 / p. 95 Don Mee Choi, The Morning News Is Exciting / p. 19

Melissa Broder, When You Say One Thing but Mean Your Mother / p. 16

Yearn Hong Choi, Song of Myself: A KoreanAmerican Life / p. 80

Louis Daniel Brodsky, By Leaps and Bounds: Part Two of the Seasons of Youth / p. 16

Noam Chomsky, Crisis and Hope: Theirs and Ours / p. 81

Louis Daniel Brodsky, With One Foot in the Butterfly Farm / p. 62

Michael Cirelli, Vacations on the Black Star Line / p. 19

Adrian Brooks, Black and White and Red All Over / p. 62

Paula Cisewski, Ghost Fargo / p. 20

Maisha Baton, Sketches / p. 13 John Beer, The Waste Land and Other Poems / p. 13

Stacey Lynn Brown, Cradle Song / p. 16

Tom Clark, Feeling for the Ground / p. 20

Martine Bellen, 2X2 / p. 62

Laynie Browne, Acts of Levitation / p. 63

Tom Clark, Something in the Air / p. 20

Tahar Ben Jelloun, The Rising of the Ashes / p. 14

Laynie Browne, Mermaid’s Purse / p. 16

Tom Clark, The New World / p. 20

Molly Bendall, Under the Quick / p. 14

Laynie Browne, The Desires of Letters / p. 16

Tom Clark, Trans/Versions / p. 20

Brian E Bengtson, Leavenworth Street / p. 14

Marianne Aweagon Broyles, The Red Window / p. 16

John Clarke, Good Lonely Day / p. 21

Jonathan Ball, Ex Machina / p. 13 Michael Ball, Editor, The I. E. Reader / p. 13 Tony Barnstone, Tongue of War: From Pearl Harbor to Nagasaki / p. 13 Polina Barskova, This Lamentable City / p. 13 John Barton, Hymn / p. 13

Rick Benjamin, Passing Love / p. 14 Cara Benson, (Made) / p. 14 Franco Berardi, Precarious Rhapsody: Semiocapitalism and the Pathologies of Post-Alpha Generation / p. 79

Jeanne E. Clark, Gorrill’s Orchard / p. 20

J. V. Brummels, City at War / p. 16

John Clarke, The Gloucester Sonnets of December 1973 / p. 20

Thierry Brunet, Waste / p. 17

Mia Barkan Clarke, Tea with Nana / p. 21

Elizabeth Bryant, (Nevertheless Enjoyment / p. 17

Brian Clements, Editor, Sentence: A Journal of Prose Poetics No. 7 / p. 96

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Regina Derieva, Alien Matter: New and Selected Poems / p. 24

Robert Fitterman, Editor, Collective Task / p. 27 Sandy Florian, Prelude to Air from Water / p. 27

Marcia Cohee, Story / p. 21

Julie Des Jardins, The Madame Curie Complex: The Hidden History of Women in Science / p. 81

Marcel Cohen, Walls (Anamneses) / p. 21

Virginie Despentes, King Kong Theory / p. 82

Jaimee Wriston Colbert, Shark Girls / p. 63

Andy Devine, Words / p. 64

Brandel France de Bravo, Editor, Mexican Poetry Today: 20/20 Voices / p. 27

Norma Cole, 14000 Facts / p. 21

W. S. Di Piero, When Can I See You Again: New Art Writings / p. 82

Sanford Fraser, Tourist / p. 27

Andrei Codrescu and Mark Spitzer, Editors, Exquisite Corpse Annual, No. 2, 2010 / p. 96

Cathy Colman, Beauty’s Tattoo / p. 21 Jeff Conant, A Poetics of Resistance: The Revolutionary Public Relations of the Zapatista Insurgency / p. 81

Stephen Dobyns, Winter’s Journey / p. 24 Ben Doller, Dead Ahead / p. 24

Sandy Florian, On Wonderland & Waste / p. 27 Elizabeth Fodaski, Document / p. 27

Tiziano Fratus, Creaturing / p. 27 Charles Freeland, Eros & (Fill in the Blank) / p. 28

Sandra Doller, Chora / p. 24

Barbara Claire Freeman, Ange Mlinko, Jesse Seldess, An Instance: Three Chapbooks / p. 28

Traci O. Connor, Recipes for Endangered Species / p. 63

Sandra Doller, Editor, 1913 A Journal of Forms: Issue 4 / p. 96

Allison Funk, The Tumbling Box / p. 28

Gillian Conoley, The Plot Genie / p. 21

David Dominguez, The Ghost of Cesar Chavez / p. 24

Gillian Conoley, Editor, Volt No. 15 / p. 97

Josh Donellan, A Beginner’s Guide to Dying in India / p. 64

CAConrad and Frank Sherlock, The City Real & Imagined / p. 22 Clark Coolidge, The Act of Providence / p. 22

Kathaleen Donnelly, Editor, Paumanok: Poems and Pictures of Long Island / p. 24

Joseph S. Cooper, Autobiography of a Stutterer / p. 22

Sharon Doubiago, My Father’s Love: Portrait of the Poet as a Young Girl, Volume 1 / p. 82

Sarah Cortez and Liz Martinez, Editors, Indian Country Noir / p. 63

Joel Douek and Eric Czar, Music of Tea: Music from the Original Soundtrack The Meaning of Tea / p. 82

Jon Cotner and Andy Fitch, Ten Walks/Two Talks / p. 22

Sean Thomas Dougherty, Nightshift Belonging to Lorca / p. 24

John Cotter, Under the Small Lights / p. 63

Julie Doxsee, Objects for a Fog Death / p. 25

Giovanna Covi, Jamaica Kincaid’s Prismatic Subjects: Making Sense of Being in the World / p. 81

Mark DuCharme, The Sensory Cabinet / p. 25

Elisa Gabbert, The French Exit / p. 28 Gizelle Gajelonia, Thirteen Ways of Looking at TheBus / p. 28 Adam Gallari, We Are Never As Beautiful As We Are Now / p. 65 Eugene Garber, Vienna 00 / p. 65 Cristina Garcia, The Lesser Tragedy of Death / p. 28 Hanay Geiogamah and Jaye T. Darby, Editors, American Indian Performing Arts: Critical Directions / p. 82 Christine Gelineau, Appetite for the Divine / p. 28 Jacqueline Gens, Editor, Tygerburning Inaugural Issue / p. 97 Susan Gevirtz, AERODROME ORION & Starry Messenger / p. 29

Sheila Cowing, Jackrabbit Highways / p. 22

Denise Duhamel and Sandy McIntosh, 237 More Reasons to Have Sex / p. 25

Curtis L. Crisler, Pulling Scabs / p. 22

Gregory Dunne, Home Test / p. 25

Joanna Crispi, Soldier in the Grass / p. 63

Danielle Dutton, S P R A W L / p. 65

Fernand Crommelynck, Mad for Love / p. 64

Biswamit Dwibedy, Ozalid / p. 25

Barbara Crooker, More / p. 22

kevin mcpherson eckhoff, Rhapsodomancy / p. 25

Michael Cross, Thom Donovan, and Kyle Schlesinger, Editors, On: Contemporary Practice No. 2 / p. 96

The Edu-factory Collective, Toward a Global Autonomous University: Cognitive Labor, the Production of Knowledge and Exodus from the Factory / p. 82

Belle Gironda, Building Codes / p. 29

Amanda Cushman, Zarma Folktales of Niger / p. 64

Hazel Edwards, Plato The Platypus Plumber (Part-Time) / p. 65

Kate Gleason, Measuring the Dark / p. 29

Renate Da Rin, Editor, Silent Solos: Improvisers Speak / p. 23

Julie R. Enszer, Handmade Love / p. 25

Jen Currin, The Inquisition Yours / p. 22

Michael Daley, Moonlight in the Redemptive Forest / p. 23 Giovanna Franca Dalla Costa, The Work of Love: Unpaid Housework, Poverty and Sexual Violence at the Dawn of the 21ST Century / p. 81

Gail Rudd Entrekin, Change (Will Do You Good) / p. 26

Vishwajyoti Ghosh, Times New Roman & Countrymen / p. 83 Fernando Gil and Helder Macedo, The Traveling Eye: Retrospection, Vision, and Prophecy in the Portuguese Renaissance / p. 83 Jesse Glass, Lost Poet: Four Plays By Jesse Glass / p. 65 Perry Glasser, Dangerous Places / p. 66 Lara Glenum and Arielle Greenberg, Editors, Gurlesque: The New Grrly, Grotesque, Burlesque Poetics / p. 29 Edouard Glissant, Poetic Intention / p. 83

Carrie Etter, Editor, Infinite Difference: Other Poetries by U.K. Women Poets / p. 26

Goldie Goldbloom, Toads’ Museum of Freaks and Wonders / p. 66

Dave Etter, Dandelions / p. 26

Lightsey Darst, Find the Girl / p. 23

Scott Ezell, Petroglyph Americana / p. 26

Charles Goodrich, Going to Seed: Dispatches from the Garden / p. 29

Alphonse Daudet, Artists’Wives / p. 64

Blas Falconer and Amy Wright, Editors, Zone 3 Vol. 24 No. 2 Fall 2009 / p. 97

Terri Gordon-Zolov and Robin Rogers, Editors, Citizenship: WSQ Spring/Summer 2010 / p. 97

Andrew Farkas, Self-Titled Debut / p. 65

Michael Gottlieb, Memoir and Essay / p. 83

Robert Farnsworth, Rumored Islands / p. 26

Sonja Ruth Greckol, Gravity Matters / p. 29

Shawn Fawson, Giving Way / p. 26

Chris Green, Rushlights: Poems / p. 29

Raymond Federman, Shhh: The Story of a Childhood / p. 65

Ted Greenwald, In Your Dreams / p. 30

Lisa de Nikolits, The Hungry Mirror / p. 64

Elyse Fenton, Clamor / p. 26

Terri Griffith, So Much Better / p. 66

Marquise de Sade, Enter the Queen / p. 64

Annamaria Ferramosca, Other Signs, Other Circles: A Selection of Poems, 1990-2009 / p. 26

Bill Griffiths, Collected Earlier Poems: 1966-80 / p. 30

Ryan J. Davidson, Under What Stars / p. 23 Alan Davies, A Hundred Posters / p. 23 Jon Davis, Preliminary Report / p. 23 Amedee Baillot de Guerville, Au Japon: The Memoirs of a Foreign Correspondent in Japan, Korea, and China, 1892-1894 / p. 81

Tracy Debrincat, Moon Is Cotton & She Laugh All Night / p. 64 Travis Wayne Denton, The Burden of Speech / p. 23



James Greer, The Failure / p. 66

Thalia Field and Abigail Lang, A Prank of Georges / p. 82

E. Tracy Grinnell, Paul Foster Johnson, Julian T. Brolaski, and Rachel Bers, Editors, Aufgabe No. 9 / p. 95

Ira Joe Fisher, Songs from an Earlier Century / p. 26

Kelle Groom, Five Kingdoms / p. 30

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AUTHOR INDEX Eric Gudas, Best Western and Other Poems / p. 30

Chris Hutchinson, Other People’s Lives / p. 34

Nancy Kuhl, Suspend / p. 38

James Guida, Marbles / p. 83

Brenda Iijima, If Not Metamorphic / p. 34

Guillevic, Geometries / p. 30

Brenda Iijima, Revv. You’ll—ution / p. 34

Gabriel Kuhn, Life Under the Jolly Roger: Reflections on Golden Age Piracy / p. 85

Jorge Guitart, The Empress of Frozen Custard & Ninety-Nine Other Poems / p. 30

Brenda Iijima, Editor, eco language reader / p. 34

Drazan Gunjaca, Balkan Roulette / p. 66

Richard Jackson, Resonance / p. 35

Nedim Gursel, The Conqueror / p. 66 Daniel Gutstein, Non/Fiction / p. 84

Maggie Jaffe, Flic(k)s: Poetic Interrogations of American Cinema / p. 35

Emily M Haines, The Right to Live Poetically / p. 30

David Jaffin, Time Shadows / p. 35

Judy Halebsky, Sky=Empty / p. 30

C. L. R. James, A New Notion: Two Works by C.L.R. James: “Every Cook Can Govern” and “The Invading Socialist Society” / p. 84

Joe Hall, Pigafetta Is My Wife / p. 31

Lucy Ives, Anamnesis / p. 34

Gabriel Kuhn, Editor, Sober Living for the Revolution: Hardcore Punk, Straight Edge, and Radical Politics / p. 85 Aaron Kunin, The Sore Throat & Other Poems / p. 38 Gerry Lafemina, Wish List / p. 68 David Landrey, Consciousness Suite / p. 38 Dorothea Lasky, Black Life / p. 38 Amanda Laughtland, Postcards to Box 464 / p. 38

C. L. R. James, You Don’t Play with Revolution: The Montreal Lectures of C.L.R. James / p. 85

Steve Lavoie and Pat Nolan, Editors, Life of Crime: Documents in the Guerrilla War Against Language Poetry / p. 86

Derrick Jensen, Lives Less Valuable / p. 67

Creston Lea, Wild Punch / p. 68

Travis Jeppesen, Dicklung & Others / p. 35

Jean LeBlanc, At Any Moment / p. 38

Daniel Johnson, How to Catch a Falling Knife / p. 35

Iris Lee, Urban Bird Life / p. 38

Peter Johnson, Rants and Raves: Selected and New Prose Poems / p. 35

Sueyeun Juliette Lee, Underground National / p. 39 Michael Leong, E.S.P. / p. 39

Nicholas Alexander Hayes, NIV: 39 & 27 / p. 31

Betsy Johnson-Miller, Rain When You Want Rain / p. 35

Christopher Hayter, Editor, Fourteen Hills Vol. 16 No. 1 / p. 96

Devin Johnston, Creaturely and Other Essays / p. 85

James Lewelling, This Guy / p. 68

Ted Jonathan, Bones & Jokes / p. 35

D. W. Lichtenberg, The Ancient Book of Hip / p. 39

Richard Jones, The Correct Spelling and Exact Meaning / p. 35

Lyn Lifshin, Katrina / p. 39

Denise Hamilton, Editor, Los Angeles Noir 2 / p. 66 Barbara Hammer, Hammer!: Making Movies Out of Sex and Life / p. 84 Gunnar Harding, Tidewater / p. 31 Jason Hardung, The Broken and the Damned / p. 31 Dawnell Harrison, Voyager / p. 31 Red Hawk, Raven’s Paradise / p. 31 Jonathan Hayes, T(here) / p. 31

Michael Heller, Beckmann Variations & Other Poems / p. 31 Barbara Henning, Cities and Memory / p. 32 Matt Hern, Common Ground in a Liquid Sky: Essays in Defense of an Urban Future / p. 84 Claire Hero, Sing, Mongrel / p. 32

June Jordan, His Own Where / p. 67 Andrew Joron, Trance Archive: New and Selected Poems / p. 35

Gary Lenhart, Another Look: Selected Prose / p. 86 Ben Lerner, Mean Free Path / p. 39

Kenneth Lincoln, Editor, Gathering Native Scholars: UCLA’s 40 Years of American Indian Culture & Research / p. 86 Petter Lindgren, Farawaystan / p. 39

Walter Hess, Jew’s Harp / p. 32

Jeffrey Jullich, Portrait of Colon Dash Parenthesis / p. 36

Greg Hewett, Darkacre / p. 32

Joseph Karasek, Beyond Walking / p. 36

Eduardo Lourenco, Chaos and Splendor and Other Essays / p. 86

William Heyen, The Angel Voices: A Poem / p. 32

Joseph Karasek, Love and the Ten Thousand Things / p. 36

Pamela Lu, Ambient Parking Lot / p. 68

William Heyen, The Hummingbird Corporation: Stories / p. 67 William Heyen, Titanic & Iceberg: Early Essays & Reviews / p. 84 William Heyen, To William Merwin: A Poem / p. 32 Leland Hickman, Tiresias: The Collected Poems of Leland Hickman / p. 32 Gord Hill, 500 Years of Indigenous Resistance / p. 84 Jennifer Hill and Dan Waber, Editors, Poem, Home: An Anthology of Ars Poetica / p. 33

Catherine Kasper, Notes from the Committee / p. 67 Margaret Kaufman, Inheritance / p. 36 Ayane Kawata, Time of Sky & Castles in the Air / p. 36 Julius Keleras, XL Poems / p. 36 Tsipi Keller, Jackpot / p. 67 Tsipi Keller, Retelling / p. 67 Michael Kenyon, The Last House / p. 36 Jesse Lee Kercheval, Brazil / p. 68

Alexander Long, Light Here, Light There / p. 39

Sarah Luczaj, An Urgent Request / p. 39 Raymond Luczak, Mute / p. 39 Gary Lutz and Derek White, Editors, Sleepingfish 8 / p. 97 Staughton Lynd, From Here to There: The Staughton Lynd Reader / p. 86 Josh MacPhee, Editor, Paper Politics: Socially Engaged Printmaking Today / p. 86 Dennis Maloney, Editor, Finding the Way Home: Poems of Awakening and Transformation / p. 40

Sean Patrick Hill, The Imagined Field / p. 33

Stephen Kessler, The Mental Traveler / p. 68

Ho Kyun, Borderland Roads: The Selected Poems of Ho Kyun / p. 33

Paul Killebrew, Flowers / p. 36

Sy Hoahwah, Velroy and the Madischie Mafia / p. 33

Kevin Killian, Impossible Princess / p. 68

Lily Hoang, The Evolutionary Revolution / p. 67 Keith Holyoak, My Minotaur / p. 33

Margaret Killjoy, Editor, Mythmakers and Lawbreakers: Anarchist Writers on Fiction / p. 85

Brandi Homan, Bobcat Country / p. 33

Jack Kimball, Post~Twyla: Reset / p. 37

Peter Marshall, Demanding the Impossible: A History of Anarchism / p. 87

Cathy Park Hong and Evie Shockley, Editors, Jubilat No. 17 / p. 96

Burt Kimmelman, As If Free / p. 37

Eugene Marten, Firework / p. 69

Amy King, Slaves to Do These Things / p. 37

Lita Hooper, Thunder in Her Voice: The Narrative of Sojourner Truth / p. 33

Devin King, Clops / p. 37

Harry Marten, But That Didn’t Happen to You: Recollections & Inventions / p. 87

Matthew Klane, B____ Meditations {1-52} / p. 37

Jennifer Martenson, Unsound / p. 40

Tomoyuki Hoshino, Lonely Hearts Killer / p. 67

Jeff Knorr, Keeper / p. 37

Camille Martin, Sonnets / p. 40

Scott Chamberlin Hoyt, The Meaning of Tea: A Tea Inspired Journey Documentary Film on DVD / p. 84

Robert Koehler, Seoul Selection Guides: Seoul / p. 85

Paul Martin, Closing Distances / p. 40

Jason Koo, Man on Extremely Small Island / p. 37

Rodger Martin, The Battlefield Guide: Harpers Ferry, Antietam, Gettysburg / p. 40

Tim Hunt, Fault Lines / p. 34

Ger Killeen, Blood Orbits / p. 37

Richard Kostelanetz, Recircuits / p. 38

Subcomandante Marcos and Paco Ignacio Taibo III, The Uncomfortable Dead (What’s Missing Is Missing) / p. 68 Malinda Markham, Having Cut the Sparrow’s Heart / p. 40

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AUTHOR INDEX Carlos Martinez, Michael Fox, and JoJo Farrell, Editors, Venezuela Speaks!: Voices from the Grassroots / p. 87

Travis Nichols, Off We Go into the Wild Blue Yonder / p. 69

Bin Ramke, Theory of Mind: New & Selected Poems / p. 46

Andrea Nicki, Welcoming / p. 44

Jacques Reda, Europes / p. 47

Khaled Mattawa, Tocqueville / p. 40

Alice Notley, Reason and Other Women / p. 44

Alan Reed, Isobel and Emile / p. 71

Gerald McCarthy, Trouble Light / p. 40

Geoffrey Nutter, Christopher Sunset / p. 44

Marthe Reed, Gaze / p. 47

Pattie McCarthy, Table Alphabetical of Hard Words / p. 41

Alissa Nutting, Unclean Jobs for Women and Girls / p. 70

Jim Reese, Ghost on 3rd / p. 47

Kevin McCollister, East of West LA / p. 87

Mark O’Brien, Perish the Privileged Order: A Socialist History of the Chartist Movement / p. 88

David Reich, The Antiracism Trainings / p. 71

Gary L. McDowell and F. Daniel Rzicznek, Editors, The Rose Metal Press Field Guide to Prose Poetry: Contemporary Poets in Discussion and Practice / p. 41

Jeni Olin, Hold Tight: The Truck Darling Poems / p. 44

Patrick Reinsborough and Doyle Canning, Re: Imagining: How to Use Story-Based Strategy to Win Campaigns, Build Movements, and Change the World / p. 89

Daniel A Olivas, Anywhere but L.A. / p. 70

Sean Reynolds, Dying for a Change / p. 71

Lance Olsen, Head in Flames / p. 70

Susan Rich, The Alchemist’s Kitchen / p. 47

Becka Mara McKay, A Meteorologist in the Promised Land / p. 41

Joe Paddock, Dark Dreaming, Global Dimming / p. 44

Joseph Riippi, Do Something! Do Something! Do Something! / p. 71

Rebecca McCormick, Jezebel and the Peterbilt Mac Truck / p. 87

Peter O’Leary, Watchfulness / p. 44

David McLean, Laughing at Funerals / p. 41

Danielle Pafunda, Iatrogenic: Their Testimonies / p. 45

Mark McMorris, Entrepot / p. 41

Cheryl Pallant and Grant Jenkins, Morphs / p. 45

Deborah Meadows, Depleted Burden Down / p. 41

Leo Panitch, Sam Gindin, and Greg Albo, In and Out of Crisis: The Global Financial Meltdown and Left Alternatives / p. 88

Lina Medaglia, The Demons of Aquilonia / p. 69 Michael Luis Medrano, Born in the Cavity of Sunsets / p. 41 Erika Meyers, Strangers in America / p. 69 Shawn Micallef, Stroll: Psychogeographic Walking Tours of Toronto / p. 87 Christopher Middleton, Depictions of Blaff / p. 69 Nick James Mileti, The Unscrupulous: Scams, Cons, Fakes & Frauds That Poison the Fine Arts / p. 87 Jay MillAr, Esp: Accumulation Sonnets / p. 41

Paul Craig Roberts, How the Economy Was Lost: The War of the Worlds / p. 89 Adam Robinson, Adam Robison and Other Poems / p. 47 Jaime Robles, Anime Animus Anima / p. 47

Steven Paschall, Polaroids / p. 45

Lois Roma-Deeley, High Notes / p. 47

Dawn Paul, The Country of Loneliness / p. 70

John J. Ronan, Marrowbone Lane / p. 48

Mark Pawlak, Dick Lourie, and Robert Hershon, Editors, When We Were Countries: Poems and Stories by Outstanding High School Writers / p. 45

Margaret Ronda, Personification / p. 48

Ted Pelton, Bartleby, the Sportscaster / p. 70

Bettina Rotenberg, I Dare to Stop the Wind: Challenging Children in the Public Schools Through the Arts & Poetry / p. 90

Nunzio Pernicone, Carlo Tresca: Portrait of a Rebel / p. 88

Jennifer Rosner, If a Tree Falls: A Family’s Quest to Hear and Be Heard / p. 89

Nunzio Pernicone, Italian Anarchism, 1864-1892 / p. 88

Jerome Rothenberg, Gematria Complete / p. 48

Cindy Milstein, Anarchism and Its Aspirations / p. 88 Scott Minar, The Palace of Reasons / p. 41

Adam Peterson, My Untimely Death / p. 70

Edith Rylander, Dance with the Darker Sister / p. 48

Norman Minnick, Editor, Between Water and Song: New Poets for the Twenty-First Century / p. 42

John Peterson, News of the Day / p. 45

F. Daniel Rzicznek, Divination Machine / p. 48

Stan Mir, Song & Glass / p. 42

K. Alma Peterson, Was There No Interlude When Light Sprawled the Fen / p. 45

Benjamin Alire Saenz, The Book of What Remains / p. 48

Jeanetta Calhoun Mish, Work Is Love Made Visible: Collected Family Photographs and Poetry / p. 42

Annie Petrie-Sauter, A Plastic Bag of Red Cells / p. 45

John Sakkis, Rude Girl / p. 48

Gary Phillips, Editor, Orange County Noir / p. 70

Arthur Saltzman, Obligations of the Harp / p. 90

Lance Phillips, These Indicium Tales / p. 46

Ruth Irupe Sanabria, The Strange House Testifies / p. 48

Ange Mlinko, Shoulder Season / p. 42 Jeff Mock, Ruthless / p. 42

Felice Picano, Editor, Van Gogh’s Ear 7: The Supernatural Edition / p. 97

Thorpe Moeckel, Venison / p. 42 Anita Mohan, Letters to an Albatross / p. 42 Carol Moldaw, So Late, So Soon: New and Selected Poems / p. 42

Caroline Picard, Editor, The Artists Run Chicago Digest / p. 89

Joanna Ruocco, Man’s Companions / p. 71

Rosaura Sanchez and Beatrice Pita, Lunar Braceros 2125-2148 / p. 72 Kaia Sand, Remember to Wave / p. 48

Kevin Pilkington, In the Eyes of a Dog / p. 46

Nathalie Sarraute, The Use of Speech / p. 72

Peter Money, Che: A Novella in Three Parts / p. 69

Boris Pintar, Family Parables / p. 71

L. J. Moore, F-Stein / p. 43

Nick Piombino, Contradicta Aphorisms / p. 46

Camillo Sbarbaro, Shavings: Selected Prose Poems, 1914-1940 / p. 49

Todd Moore, Dead Reckoning / p. 43

Rob Plath, A Bellyful of Anarchy / p. 46

Aaron Michael Morales, Drowning Tucson / p. 69

Deborah Poe, Elements / p. 46

Laura Moriarty, A Tonalist / p. 43

Gojmir Polajnar, Don’t Kill Anyone, I Love You / p. 71

Mihaela Moscaliuc, Father Dirt / p. 43

Charles Potts, Inside Idaho: Idaho Poems, 1996-2007 / p. 46

Mun Dok-su, The Postman / p. 43 Ryan Murphy, The Redcoats / p. 43 Ashley Donielle Murray, Fascia / p. 69 Tenney Nathanson, Ghost Snow Falls Through the Void (Globalization) / p. 43 Nadine Neumann, Wobbles: An Olympic Story / p. 88 Denise Newman, The New Make Believe / p. 44 Nguyen Trai, Beyond the Court Gate: Selected Poems of Nguyen Trai / p. 44



Leslie Scalapino, Floats Horse-Floats or Horse-Flows / p. 72 Kate Schapira, Town / p. 49 Andrew Schelling, Editor, Bombay Gin 36:1 / p. 95 Lynda Schor, Seduction: Stories of Love & Art / p. 72

D. A. Powell and Kevin Prufer, Editors, Dunstan Thompson: On the Life and Work of a Lost American Master / p. 89

Penelope Scambly Schott, Six Lips / p. 49

Nate Pritts, Sensational Spectacular / p. 46

Shane Seely, The Snowbound House / p. 49

Bin Ramke, Editor, Denver Quarterly 44:2 2010 / p. 95

Kamalini Sengupta, Rajmahal / p. 72

Bin Ramke, Editor, Denver Quarterly 44:3 2010 / p. 96

Jeffrey Schrader, Art Fraud / p. 49 Andrea Scrima, A Lesser Day / p. 72

Peter Sherburn-Zimmer, Approximations / p. 49 Kim Gek Lin Short, The Bugging Watch & Other Exhibits / p. 72

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AUTHOR INDEX Stevphen Shukaitis, Imaginal Machines: Autonony & Self-Organization in the Revolutions of Everyday Life / p. 90

Novica Tadic, Assembly / p. 52

Richard Vetere, Baroque / p. 75

John Taggart, Is Music: New and Selected Poems / p. 53

Antonio Vieira, The Sermon of Saint Anthony to the Fish and Other Texts / p. 92

Josie Sigler, Living Must Bury / p. 49

Paco Ignacio Taibo II, Editor, Mexico City Noir / p. 73

Lynn Wagner, No Blues This Raucous Song / p. 55

Stelian Tanase, Auntie Varvara’s Clients: Clandestine Histories / p. 91

Kathleen Wakefield, Snaketown / p. 75

Maurya Simon, The Raindrop’s Gospel: The Trials of St. Jerome and St. Paula / p. 49 Justin Sirois, Mlkng Sckls / p. 72 Sixteen Rivers Press, Editors, The Place That Inhabits Us: Poems from the San Francisco Bay Watershed / p. 50 Michelle Cruz Skinner, In the Company of Strangers / p. 73

Michelle Taransky, Barn Burned, Then / p. 53 Amaran Tarnoff, Cinerama for the Cyclops: The Complete Poetical Works of Hash Flash, 1968-1976 / p. 53

Oren Wagner, Voluptuous Gloom / p. 55 Anne Waldman, Matriot Acts / p. 56 Keith Waldrop, Several Gravities / p. 56 Connie Wanek, On Speaking Terms / p. 56 John Wardlaw, Phoenix / p. 56

Shelly Taylor, Black-Eyed Heifer / p. 53

Lewis Warsh, A Place in the Sun / p. 75

Myra Sklarew, Harmless / p. 50

Paul Kareem Tayyar, Scenes from a Good Life / p. 53

Sharon Skolnick-Bagnoli, Shiny Objects / p. 50

Christian TeBordo, The Conviction and Subsequent Life of Savior Neck / p. 73

Helen Weaver, The Awakener: A Memoir of Jack Kerouac and the Fifties / p. 92

Natalia Smirnova and Julia Goumen, Editors, Moscow Noir / p. 73

Jess Webster, The Secret Stealer / p. 75

Tod Thilleman, Gowanus Canal, Hans Knudsen / p. 74

Joe Weil, The Plumber’s Apprenctice / p. 56

David Smith, White Time / p. 50

Tod Thilleman, The Corybantes / p. 53

Karen Weiser, To Light Out / p. 56

Joan Stepp Smith, In a Pasture with Palominos / p. 50

Tod Thilleman, Three Mouths / p. 53

Lesley Wheeler, Heathen / p. 56

Susan Tichy, Gallowglass / p. 53

Ashanti White, Razor Blades Between My Teeth / p. 57

Laura Smith, Allen Frost, and Larry Smith, Editors, Bottom Dog Press Poetry Anthology: 25th Anniversary / p. 50

Daniel Tiffany, Puppet Wardrobe / p. 53 Eva Tihanyi, Truth and Other Fictions / p. 74

Mary Sanders Smith, Escape / p. 73

Susie Timmons, The New Old Paint / p. 54

Mike Smith, Multiverse / p. 50

Allison Titus, Sum of Every Lost Ship / p. 54

Thomas R Smith, The Foot of the Rainbow / p. 50

Seth Tobocman, You Don’t Have to Fuck People Over to Survive / p. 91

Gustaf Sobin, Collected Poems / p. 51 Gilbert Sorrentino, The Abyss of Human Illusion / p. 73 Elizabeth Soto, Eulogies / p. 51 Gary Soto, Human Nature / p. 51 Mark Statman, Tourist at a Miracle / p. 51 Eleni Stecopoulos, Armies of Compassion / p. 51

Olga Tokarczuk, Primeval and Other Times / p. 74 Steve Tomasula, Vas: An Opera in Flatland, Cyborg Edition / p. 74 Chris Tonelli, The Trees Around / p. 54 Bob and Jenna Torres, Vegan Freak: Being Vegan in a Non-Vegan World, 2nd Edition / p. 91

Simone White, House Envy of All the World / p. 57 Anne Whitehouse, Blessings and Curses / p. 57 Finn Wilcox, Lesson Learned: Love Poems / p. 57 Joshua Marie Wilkinson, Selenography / p. 57 Karen S. Williams, Elegy for a Scarred Shoulder / p. 57 Karen S. Williams, Marine Life: A World in Poems / p. 57 Tyrone Williams, The Hero Project of the Century / p. 57 David Wirthlin, Houndstooth / p. 75 Rebecca Wolff, Editor, Fence Vol. 12 No. 2 Fall/Winter 2009-10 / p. 96

M. G. Stephens, Our Father / p. 73

Jean Yamasaki Toyama, Juliet S. Kono, Ann Inoshita, and Christy Passion, No Choice but to Follow / p. 54

Dayana Stetco, Seducing Velasquez and Other Plays / p. 73

Turbulence Collective, What Would It Mean to Win? / p. 91

William Wylie, Route 36 / p. 92

Sandra Lee Stillwell, In a Dress Made of Butterflies / p. 51

Lewis Turco, La Famiglia: The Family / p. 91

John Yamrus, Doing Cartwheels on Doomsday Afternoon / p. 58

Michael LaSorsa Steffen, Heart Murmur / p. 51

Alfonsina Storni, My Heart Flooded with Water / p. 52

Francesca Turini Bufalini, Autobiographical Poems / p. 54 Brian Turner, Phantom Noise / p. 54

Franz Wright, Leave Me Hidden / p. 58 Karen Tei Yamashita, I Hotel / p. 75

Fred Yannantuono, A Boilermaker for the Lady / p. 58

Elizabeth Streb, Streb: How to Become an Extreme Action Hero / p. 90

Chase Twichell, Horses Where the Answers Should Have Been: New and Selected Poems / p. 54

Courtney Young, From Madea to Michelle / p. 92

Jonathan Strong, Consolation / p. 73

George Tysh, The Imperfect / p. 55

Grace Zabriskie, Poems / p. 58

Allen Strous, Tired / p. 52

Brian Unger, Editor, Zen Monster: Volume I, No. 2 / p. 97

Kate Zambreno, O Fallen Angel / p. 76

Jane Unrue, Life of a Star / p. 74

Aaron Zimmerman, By the Time You Finish This Book You Might Be Dead: Changing and Improving Your Life Through Cutlas by Eliot Greebee / p. 76

Johanna H. Stuckey, Women’s Spirituality: Contemporary Feminist Approaches to Judaism, Christianity, Islam and Goddess Worship / p. 90 Juan Suriano, Paradoxes of Utopia: Anarchist Culture and Politics in Buenos Aires, 1890-1910 / p. 90 Joyce Sutphen, First Words / p. 52 Mathias Svalina, Destruction Myth / p. 52 Dr. Julie-Anne Sykley, Harry Potter Power / p. 91 Jade Sylvan, The Spark Singer / p. 52

Salimah Valiani, Letter Out: Letter in / p. 55 Ryan G. Van Cleave and Chad Prevost, Editors, Breathe: 101 Contemporary Odes / p. 55 Delfina Vannucci and Richard Singer, Come Hell or High Water: A Handbook on Collective Process Gone Awry / p. 92

Fiona Sze-Lorrain, Water the Moon / p. 52

Kevin Varrone, G-Point Almanac: Passyunk Lost / p. 55

Elzbieta Szoka and Joe W. Bratcher, III, Editors, The Dirty Goat 21 / p. 97

Rene Vazquez Diaz, Welcome to Miami, Doctor Leal / p. 74

Eileen R. Tabios, The Thorn Rosary: Selected Prose Poems, 1998-2010 / p. 52

Jenifer Rae Vernon, Rock Candy / p. 55

Jason L. Yurcic, Odes to Anger / p. 58

Geraldine Zetzel, Mapping the Sands / p. 58

Rachel Zolf, Neighbour Procedure / p. 59 Raul Zurita, Song for His Disappeared Love/Canto a Su Amor Desaparecido / p. 59 Martha Zweig, Monkey Lightning / p. 59

Thom Vernon, The Drifts / p. 75

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Title Index The Abyss of Human Illusion, Gilbert Sorrentino / p. 73

The Battlefield Guide: Harpers Ferry, Antietam, Gettysburg, Rodger Martin / p. 40

The Act of Providence, Clark Coolidge / p. 22

Beauty’s Tattoo, Cathy Colman / p. 21

Calyx Vol.  No.  Winter , C. Lill Ahrens, Beverly McFarland, Rebecca Olson, Erin Popelka, and Linda Varsell Smith, Editors / p. 95

Acts of Levitation, Laynie Browne / p. 63

Beckmann Variations & Other Poems, Michael Heller / p. 31

Carlo Tresca: Portrait of a Rebel, Nunzio Pernicone / p. 88

A Beginner’s Guide to Dying in India, Josh Donellan / p. 64

Century of Clouds, Bruce Boone / p. 62

Adam Robison and Other Poems, Adam Robinson / p. 47 AERODROME ORION & Starry Messenger, Susan Gevirtz / p. 29 The Alchemist’s Kitchen, Susan Rich / p. 47 Alien Matter: New and Selected Poems, Regina Derieva / p. 24 Ambient Parking Lot, Pamela Lu / p. 68 American Indian Performing Arts: Critical Directions, Hanay Geiogamah and Jaye T. Darby, Editors / p. 82

A Bellyful of Anarchy, Rob Plath / p. 46

Change (Will Do You Good), Gail Rudd Entrekin / p. 26

The Best of (What’s Left of) Heaven, Mairead Byrne / p. 17

Chaos and Splendor and Other Essays, Eduardo Lourenco / p. 86

Best Western and Other Poems, Eric Gudas / p. 30

Che: A Novella in Three Parts, Peter Money / p. 69

Between Water and Song: New Poets for the Twenty-First Century, Norman Minnick, Editor / p. 42

Chora, Sandra Doller / p. 24 Christopher Sunset, Geoffrey Nutter / p. 44

Anamnesis, Lucy Ives / p. 34

Beyond the Court Gate: Selected Poems of Nguyen Trai, Nguyen Trai / p. 44

Cinerama for the Cyclops: The Complete Poetical Works of Hash Flash, -, Amaran Tarnoff / p. 53

Anarchism and Its Aspirations, Cindy Milstein / p. 88

Beyond Walking, Joseph Karasek / p. 36

The Circle Line, Jorn Ake / p. 11

The Ancient Book of Hip, D. W. Lichtenberg / p. 39

Black and White and Red All Over, Adrian Brooks / p. 62

Cities and Memory, Barbara Henning / p. 32

Black Life, Dorothea Lasky / p. 38

Citizenship: WSQ Spring/Summer , Terri Gordon-Zolov and Robin Rogers, Editors / p. 97

Black-Eyed Heifer, Shelly Taylor / p. 53

City at War, J. V. Brummels / p. 16

Blessings and Curses, Anne Whitehouse / p. 57 Blood Orbits, Ger Killeen / p. 37

The City Real & Imagined, CAConrad and Frank Sherlock / p. 22

Bobcat Country, Brandi Homan / p. 33

Clamor, Elyse Fenton / p. 26 Clops, Devin King / p. 37

Approximations, Peter Sherburn-Zimmer / p. 49

A Boilermaker for the Lady, Fred Yannantuono / p. 58

Arc & Hue, Tara Betts / p. 15

Bombay Gin :, Andrew Schelling, Editor / p. 95

Armies of Compassion, Eleni Stecopoulos / p. 51

Bones & Jokes, Ted Jonathan / p. 35

Collected Earlier Poems: -, Bill Griffiths / p. 30

Art Fraud, Jeffrey Schrader / p. 49

The Book of What Remains, Benjamin Alire Saenz / p. 48

Collected Poems, Gustaf Sobin / p. 51

Boomerang, Brenda Cardenas / p. 18 Borderland Roads: The Selected Poems of Ho Kyun, Ho Kyun / p. 33

Come Hell or High Water: A Handbook on Collective Process Gone Awry, Delfina Vannucci and Richard Singer / p. 92

At Any Moment, Jean LeBlanc / p. 38

Born in the Cavity of Sunsets, Michael Luis Medrano / p. 41

Common Ground in a Liquid Sky: Essays in Defense of an Urban Future, Matt Hern / p. 84

Au Japon: The Memoirs of a Foreign Correspondent in Japan, Korea, and China, -, Amedee Baillot de Guerville / p. 81

Bottom Dog Press Poetry Anthology: th Anniversary, Laura Smith, Allen Frost, and Larry Smith, Editors / p. 50

The Concrete of Tight Places, Justin Andrews / p. 61

Aufgabe No. , E. Tracy Grinnell, Paul Foster Johnson, Julian T. Brolaski, and Rachel Bers, Editors / p. 95

Brazil, Jesse Lee Kercheval / p. 68

Consolation, Jonathan Strong / p. 73

Breathe:  Contemporary Odes, Ryan G. Van Cleave and Chad Prevost, Editors / p. 55

Contradicta Aphorisms, Nick Piombino / p. 46

The Angel Voices: A Poem, William Heyen / p. 32 Anime Animus Anima, Jaime Robles / p. 47 Another Look: Selected Prose, Gary Lenhart / p. 86 The Antiracism Trainings, David Reich / p. 71 Anywhere but L.A., Daniel A Olivas / p. 70 Appetite for the Divine, Christine Gelineau / p. 28

The Artists Run Chicago Digest, Caroline Picard, Editor / p. 89 Artists’ Wives, Alphonse Daudet / p. 64 As If Free, Burt Kimmelman / p. 37 Assembly, Novica Tadic / p. 52

Auntie Varvara’s Clients: Clandestine Histories, Stelian Tanase / p. 91 Autobiographical Poems, Francesca Turini Bufalini / p. 54

Breathing Free/Gyvas Atodusis: Poems from the Lithuanian, Vyt Bakaitis, Editor / p. 13

Closing Distances, Paul Martin / p. 40

Collective Task, Robert Fitterman, Editor / p. 27

The Conqueror, Nedim Gursel / p. 66 Consciousness Suite, David Landrey / p. 38

The Conviction and Subsequent Life of Savior Neck, Christian TeBordo / p. 73

The Broken and the Damned, Jason Hardung / p. 31

The Correct Spelling and Exact Meaning, Richard Jones / p. 35

Autobiography of a Stutterer, Joseph S. Cooper / p. 22

The Bugging Watch & Other Exhibits, Kim Gek Lin Short / p. 72

The Corybantes, Tod Thilleman / p. 53

The Awakener: A Memoir of Jack Kerouac and the Fifties, Helen Weaver / p. 92

Building Codes, Belle Gironda / p. 29

B____ Meditations {-}, Matthew Klane / p. 37

The Burden of Speech, Travis Wayne Denton / p. 23

Could Be, Heather Cadsby / p. 17 The Country of Loneliness, Dawn Paul / p. 70 Cradle Song, Stacey Lynn Brown / p. 16

Balkan Roulette, Drazan Gunjaca / p. 66

But That Didn’t Happen to You: Recollections & Inventions, Harry Marten / p. 87

Bamboo Ridge No. , Eric Chock and Darrell H.Y. Lum, Editors / p. 95

By All Lights, B. H. Boston / p. 15

Creaturing, Tiziano Fratus / p. 27

By Leaps and Bounds: Part Two of the Seasons of Youth, Louis Daniel Brodsky / p. 16

Crisis and Hope: Theirs and Ours, Noam Chomsky / p. 81

Barn Burned, Then, Michelle Taransky / p. 53 Baroque, Richard Vetere / p. 75 Bartleby, the Sportscaster, Ted Pelton / p. 70



By the Time You Finish This Book You Might Be Dead: Changing and Improving Your Life Through Cutlas by Eliot Greebee, Aaron Zimmerman / p. 76

Creaturely and Other Essays, Devin Johnston / p. 85

Crudely Mistaken for Life, Wolfgang Carstens / p. 18 Dance with the Darker Sister, Edith Rylander / p. 48 Dandelions, Dave Etter / p. 26 Dangerous Places, Perry Glasser / p. 66

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TITLE INDEX Dark Dreaming, Global Dimming, Joe Paddock / p. 44

Exquisite Corpse Annual, No. , , Andrei Codrescu and Mark Spitzer, Editors / p. 96

Darkacre, Greg Hewett / p. 32

The Failure, James Greer / p. 66

Dead Ahead, Ben Doller / p. 24

Family Parables, Boris Pintar / p. 71

Gurlesque: The New Grrly, Grotesque, Burlesque Poetics, Lara Glenum and Arielle Greenberg, Editors / p. 29

Dead Reckoning, Todd Moore / p. 43

Farawaystan, Petter Lindgren / p. 39

Half an Hour & Other Poems, C. P. Cavafy / p. 19

Dear Professor, Do You Live in a Vacuum?, Nin Andrews / p. 12

Fascia, Ashley Donielle Murray / p. 69

Hammer!: Making Movies Out of Sex and Life, Barbara Hammer / p. 84

Demanding the Impossible: A History of Anarchism, Peter Marshall / p. 87

Fault Lines, Tim Hunt / p. 34

The Demons of Aquilonia, Lina Medaglia / p. 69 Denver Quarterly : , Bin Ramke, Editor / p. 95 Denver Quarterly : , Bin Ramke, Editor / p. 96 Depictions of Blaff, Christopher Middleton / p. 69 Depleted Burden Down, Deborah Meadows / p. 41 The Desires of Letters, Laynie Browne / p. 16

Father Dirt, Mihaela Moscaliuc / p. 43 Feeling for the Ground, Tom Clark / p. 20 Fence Vol.  No.  Fall/Winter -, Rebecca Wolff, Editor / p. 96 Find the Girl, Lightsey Darst / p. 23 Finding the Way Home: Poems of Awakening and Transformation, Dennis Maloney, Editor / p. 40

Green-Wood, Allison Cobb / p. 21

Handmade Love, Julie R. Enszer / p. 25 Harmless, Myra Sklarew / p. 50 Harry Potter Power, Dr. Julie-Anne Sykley / p. 91 Having Cut the Sparrow’s Heart, Malinda Markham / p. 40 Head in Flames, Lance Olsen / p. 70 Heart Murmur, Michael LaSorsa Steffen / p. 51

Firework, Eugene Marten / p. 69

Heathen, Lesley Wheeler / p. 56

First Words, Joyce Sutphen / p. 52

The Hero Project of the Century, Tyrone Williams / p. 57

Destruction Myth, Mathias Svalina / p. 52

 Years of Indigenous Resistance, Gord Hill / p. 84

Dicklung & Others, Travis Jeppesen / p. 35

Five Kingdoms, Kelle Groom / p. 30

Hints and Allegations, Amanda J. Bradley / p. 15

Dirty August, Edip Cansever / p. 18

Fleeing from Absence, Olga Ast / p. 79

His Own Where, June Jordan / p. 67

The Dirty Goat , Elzbieta Szoka and Joe W. Bratcher, III, Editors / p. 97

Flic(k)s: Poetic Interrogations of American Cinema, Maggie Jaffe / p. 35

Hold Tight: The Truck Darling Poems, Jeni Olin / p. 44

Divination Machine, F. Daniel Rzicznek / p. 48

Floats Horse-Floats or Horse-Flows, Leslie Scalapino / p. 72

Home Test, Gregory Dunne / p. 25

Do Something! Do Something! Do Something!, Joseph Riippi / p. 71

High Notes, Lois Roma-Deeley / p. 47

Flowers, Paul Killebrew / p. 36

Horses Where the Answers Should Have Been: New and Selected Poems, Chase Twichell / p. 54

Document, Elizabeth Fodaski / p. 27

The Foot of the Rainbow, Thomas R Smith / p. 50

Houndstooth, David Wirthlin / p. 75

Dodging Traffic, J. Bradley / p. 15

Fourteen Hills Vol.  No. , Christopher Hayter, Editor / p. 96

House Envy of All the World, Simone White / p. 57

Doing Cartwheels on Doomsday Afternoon, John Yamrus / p. 58

 Facts, Norma Cole / p. 21

The House with the Mansard Roof, Matthew Brennan / p. 16

Donna Cameron, Donna Cameron / p. 80

The French Exit, Elisa Gabbert / p. 28

Don’t Kill Anyone, I Love You, Gojmir Polajnar / p. 71

From Here to There: The Staughton Lynd Reader, Staughton Lynd / p. 86

The Drifts, Thom Vernon / p. 75

From Madea to Michelle, Courtney Young / p. 92

Human Nature, Gary Soto / p. 51

Drowning Tucson, Aaron Michael Morales / p. 69

F-Stein, L. J. Moore / p. 43

Dunstan Thompson: On the Life and Work of a Lost American Master, D. A. Powell and Kevin Prufer, Editors / p. 89

Gallowglass, Susan Tichy / p. 53

The Hummingbird Corporation: Stories, William Heyen / p. 67

Dying for a Change, Sean Reynolds / p. 71

Gathering Native Scholars: UCLA’s  Years of American Indian Culture & Research, Kenneth Lincoln, Editor / p. 86

E.S.P., Michael Leong / p. 39

Gaze, Marthe Reed / p. 47

East of West LA, Kevin McCollister / p. 87

Gematria Complete, Jerome Rothenberg / p. 48

Eating the Pure Light: Homage to Thomas McGrath, John Bradley, Editor / p. 15

Geometries, Guillevic / p. 30

eco language reader, Brenda Iijima, Editor / p. 34 Effacement, Elizabeth Arnold / p. 12 Elegy for a Scarred Shoulder, Karen S. Williams / p. 57 Elements, Deborah Poe / p. 46 The Empress of Frozen Custard & Ninety-Nine Other Poems, Jorge Guitart / p. 30 Enter the Queen, Marquise de Sade / p. 64

Ghost Fargo, Paula Cisewski / p. 20 The Ghost of Cesar Chavez, David Dominguez / p. 24 Ghost on rd, Jim Reese / p. 47 Ghost Snow Falls Through the Void (Globalization), Tenney Nathanson / p. 43 Giving Way, Shawn Fawson / p. 26 The Gloucester Sonnets of December , John Clarke / p. 20

Entrepot, Mark McMorris / p. 41

Going to Seed: Dispatches from the Garden, Charles Goodrich / p. 29

Eros & (Fill in the Blank), Charles Freeland / p. 28

Good Lonely Day, John Clarke / p. 21

Escape, Mary Sanders Smith / p. 73

Gorrill’s Orchard, Jeanne E. Clark / p. 20

Esp: Accumulation Sonnets, Jay MillAr / p. 41

Gowanus Canal, Hans Knudsen, Tod Thilleman / p. 74

Eulogies, Elizabeth Soto / p. 51 Europes, Jacques Reda / p. 47 The Evolutionary Revolution, Lily Hoang / p. 67

G-Point Almanac: Passyunk Lost, Kevin Varrone / p. 55

Ex Machina, Jonathan Ball / p. 13

Gravity Matters, Sonja Ruth Greckol / p. 29

How the Economy Was Lost: The War of the Worlds, Paul Craig Roberts / p. 89 How to Catch a Falling Knife, Daniel Johnson / p. 35

A Hundred Posters, Alan Davies / p. 23 The Hungry Mirror, Lisa de Nikolits / p. 64 Hymn, John Barton / p. 13 I Dare to Stop the Wind: Challenging Children in the Public Schools Through the Arts & Poetry, Bettina Rotenberg / p. 90 The I. E. Reader, Michael Ball, Editor / p. 13 I Hotel, Karen Tei Yamashita / p. 75 Iatrogenic: Their Testimonies, Danielle Pafunda / p. 45 If a Tree Falls: A Family’s Quest to Hear and Be Heard, Jennifer Rosner / p. 89 If Not Metamorphic, Brenda Iijima / p. 34 Imaginal Machines: Autonony & SelfOrganization in the Revolutions of Everyday Life, Stevphen Shukaitis / p. 90 The Imagined Field, Sean Patrick Hill / p. 33 Imoinda: Or She Who Will Lose Her Name: A Play for Twelve Voices in Three Acts, Joan Anim-Addo / p. 61 The Imperfect, George Tysh / p. 55 Impossible Princess, Kevin Killian / p. 68 In a Dress Made of Butterflies, Sandra Lee Stillwell / p. 51

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TITLE INDEX In a Pasture with Palominos, Joan Stepp Smith / p. 50

Life Under the Jolly Roger: Reflections on Golden Age Piracy, Gabriel Kuhn / p. 85

The Morning News Is Exciting, Don Mee Choi / p. 19

In and Out of Crisis: The Global Financial Meltdown and Left Alternatives, Leo Panitch, Sam Gindin, and Greg Albo / p. 88

Light Here, Light There, Alexander Long / p. 39

Moscow Noir, Natalia Smirnova and Julia Goumen, Editors / p. 73

In the Company of Strangers, Michelle Cruz Skinner / p. 73

Light Years: An Anthology on Sociocultural Happenings (Multimedia in the East Village, -), Carol Berge, Editor / p. 79

Morphs, Cheryl Pallant and Grant Jenkins / p. 45

Moving Blanket, Kostas Anagnopoulos / p. 11 Multiverse, Mike Smith / p. 50

In the Eyes of a Dog, Kevin Pilkington / p. 46

Little Red Riding Hood Missed the Bus, Kristin Abraham / p. 11

In This House, Howard Altmann / p. 11

Lives Less Valuable, Derrick Jensen / p. 67

Music of Tea: Music from the Original Soundtrack The Meaning of Tea, Joel Douek and Eric Czar / p. 82

In Your Dreams, Ted Greenwald / p. 30

Living Must Bury, Josie Sigler / p. 49

Mute, Raymond Luczak / p. 39

Indian Country Noir, Sarah Cortez and Liz Martinez, Editors / p. 63

Lonely Hearts Killer, Tomoyuki Hoshino / p. 67 Los Angeles Noir , Denise Hamilton, Editor / p. 66

My Father’s Love: Portrait of the Poet as a Young Girl, Volume , Sharon Doubiago / p. 82

Infinite Difference: Other Poetries by U.K. Women Poets, Carrie Etter, Editor / p. 26

Lost Poet: Four Plays By Jesse Glass, Jesse Glass / p. 65

My Heart Flooded with Water, Alfonsina Storni / p. 52

Inheritance, Margaret Kaufman / p. 36

Love and the Ten Thousand Things, Joseph Karasek / p. 36

My Kind of Animal, Jefferson Carter / p. 18

The Inquisition Yours, Jen Currin / p. 22 Inside Idaho: Idaho Poems, -, Charles Potts / p. 46

Love Over : An Anthology of Women’s Poems, Robin Chapman and Jeri McCormick, Editors / p. 19

My Untimely Death, Adam Peterson / p. 70

Insides She Swallowed, Sasha Pimentel Chacon / p. 19

Lunar Braceros -, Rosaura Sanchez and Beatrice Pita / p. 72

An Instance: Three Chapbooks, Barbara Claire Freeman, Ange Mlinko, Jesse Seldess / p. 28

Mad for Love, Fernand Crommelynck / p. 64

The Irrationalist, Suzanne Buffam / p. 17

The Madame Curie Complex: The Hidden History of Women in Science, Julie Des Jardins / p. 81

My Minotaur, Keith Holyoak / p. 33 Mythmakers and Lawbreakers: Anarchist Writers on Fiction, Margaret Killjoy, Editor / p. 85 The Nancy Book, Joe Brainard / p. 80 Neighbour Procedure, Rachel Zolf / p. 59 (Nevertheless Enjoyment, Elizabeth Bryant / p. 17

Is Music: New and Selected Poems, John Taggart / p. 53

(Made), Cara Benson / p. 14

The New Make Believe, Denise Newman / p. 44

Man on Extremely Small Island, Jason Koo / p. 37

Isobel and Emile, Alan Reed / p. 71

Man’s Companions, Joanna Ruocco / p. 71

Italian Anarchism, -, Nunzio Pernicone / p. 88

A New Notion: Two Works by C.L.R. James: “Every Cook Can Govern” and “The Invading Socialist Society”, C. L. R. James / p. 84

Mapping the Sands, Geraldine Zetzel / p. 58

The New Old Paint, Susie Timmons / p. 54

Marbles, James Guida / p. 83

The New World, Tom Clark / p. 20

Maribor, Demosthenes Agrafiotis / p. 11

News of the Day, John Peterson / p. 45

Marine Life: A World in Poems, Karen S. Williams / p. 57

Nightshift Belonging to Lorca, Sean Thomas Dougherty / p. 24

Marrowbone Lane, John J. Ronan / p. 48 Matriot Acts, Anne Waldman / p. 56

 A Journal of Forms: Issue , Sandra Doller, Editor / p. 96

Mean Free Path, Ben Lerner / p. 39

NIV:  & , Nicholas Alexander Hayes / p. 31

The Meaning of Tea: A Tea Inspired Journey Documentary Film on DVD, Scott Chamberlin Hoyt / p. 84

No Blues This Raucous Song, Lynn Wagner / p. 55

Measuring the Dark, Kate Gleason / p. 29

Non/Fiction, Daniel Gutstein / p. 84

Memoir and Essay, Michael Gottlieb / p. 83

Not Blessed, Harold Abramowitz / p. 61

King Kong Theory, Virginie Despentes / p. 82

Memory Glyphs, Radu Andriescu, Iustin Panta and Cristian Popescu / p. 12

Notes from the Committee, Catherine Kasper / p. 67

La Famiglia: The Family, Lewis Turco / p. 91

The Mental Traveler, Stephen Kessler / p. 68

The Last House, Michael Kenyon / p. 36

Mermaid’s Purse, Laynie Browne / p. 16

Laughing at Funerals, David McLean / p. 41

A Meteorologist in the Promised Land, Becka Mara McKay / p. 41

Jackpot, Tsipi Keller / p. 67 Jackrabbit Highways, Sheila Cowing / p. 22 Jamaica Kincaid’s Prismatic Subjects: Making Sense of Being in the World, Giovanna Covi / p. 81 Jesus Boy, Preston L Allen / p. 61 Jew’s Harp, Walter Hess / p. 32 Jezebel and the Peterbilt Mac Truck, Rebecca McCormick / p. 87 Jubilat No. , Cathy Park Hong and Evie Shockley, Editors / p. 96 Katrina, Lyn Lifshin / p. 39 Keeper, Jeff Knorr / p. 37

Leave Me Hidden, Franz Wright / p. 58

No Choice but to Follow, Jean Yamasaki Toyama, Juliet S. Kono, Ann Inoshita, and Christy Passion / p. 54

O Fallen Angel, Kate Zambreno / p. 76 Objects for a Fog Death, Julie Doxsee / p. 25 Obligations of the Harp, Arthur Saltzman / p. 90 Odes to Anger, Jason L. Yurcic / p. 58

Leaving Yesler, Peter Bacho / p. 62

Mexican Poetry Today: / Voices, Brandel France de Bravo, Editor / p. 27

Off We Go into the Wild Blue Yonder, Travis Nichols / p. 69

A Lesser Day, Andrea Scrima / p. 72

Mexico City Noir, Paco Ignacio Taibo II, Editor / p. 73

The Old Whitaker Place, David Chambers / p. 63

The Lesser Tragedy of Death, Cristina Garcia / p. 28

Mimeo Mimeo No.  Autumn , Jed Birmingham and Kyle Schlesinger, Editors / p. 96

On Speaking Terms, Connie Wanek / p. 56

Mlkng Sckls, Justin Sirois / p. 72

On: Contemporary Practice No. , Michael Cross, Thom Donovan, and Kyle Schlesinger, Editors / p. 96

Leavenworth Street, Brian E Bengtson / p. 14

Lesson Learned: Love Poems, Finn Wilcox / p. 57 Let Me Open You a Swan, Deborah Bogen / p. 15 Letter Out: Letter in, Salimah Valiani / p. 55 Letters to an Albatross, Anita Mohan / p. 42 Life of a Star, Jane Unrue / p. 74 Life of Crime: Documents in the Guerrilla War Against Language Poetry, Steve Lavoie and Pat Nolan, Editors / p. 86



Monkey Lightning, Martha Zweig / p. 59

On Wonderland & Waste, Sandy Florian / p. 27

Moon Is Cotton & She Laugh All Night, Tracy Debrincat / p. 64

 Notes on Violence, Julie Carr / p. 18

Moonlight in the Redemptive Forest, Michael Daley / p. 23

Osvaldo Romberg +/-, Even, Damien Bright and Cameron Hu, Editors / p. 80

Moonward, Appupen / p. 61

Other People’s Lives, Chris Hutchinson / p. 34

Orange County Noir, Gary Phillips, Editor / p. 70

More, Barbara Crooker / p. 22

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TITLE INDEX Other Signs, Other Circles: A Selection of Poems, -, Annamaria Ferramosca / p. 26

Rain When You Want Rain, Betsy Johnson-Miller / p. 35

Sentence: A Journal of Prose Poetics No. , Brian Clements, Editor / p. 96

Our Father, M. G. Stephens / p. 73

The Raindrop’s Gospel: The Trials of St. Jerome and St. Paula, Maurya Simon / p. 49

Seoul Selection Guides: Seoul, Robert Koehler / p. 85

Ozalid, Biswamit Dwibedy / p. 25 The Palace of Reasons, Scott Minar / p. 41

Rajmahal, Kamalini Sengupta / p. 72

Paper Politics: Socially Engaged Printmaking Today, Josh MacPhee, Editor / p. 86

Rants and Raves: Selected and New Prose Poems, Peter Johnson / p. 35

Paradoxes of Utopia: Anarchist Culture and Politics in Buenos Aires, -, Juan Suriano / p. 90

Raven’s Paradise, Red Hawk / p. 31

Passing Love, Rick Benjamin / p. 14

Re: Imagining: How to Use Story-Based Strategy to Win Campaigns, Build Movements, and Change the World, Patrick Reinsborough and Doyle Canning / p. 89

Paumanok: Poems and Pictures of Long Island, Kathaleen Donnelly, Editor / p. 24 Perish the Privileged Order: A Socialist History of the Chartist Movement, Mark O’Brien / p. 88 Personification, Margaret Ronda / p. 48 Petroglyph Americana, Scott Ezell / p. 26 Phantom Noise, Brian Turner / p. 54 Phoenix, John Wardlaw / p. 56

Razor Blades Between My Teeth, Ashanti White / p. 57

Reason and Other Women, Alice Notley / p. 44 Recipes for Endangered Species, Traci O. Connor / p. 63 Recircuits, Richard Kostelanetz / p. 38 The Recumbent Galaxy, Alvaro Cardona-Hine and George Kalamaras / p. 18

The Sermon of Saint Anthony to the Fish and Other Texts, Antonio Vieira / p. 92 Several Gravities, Keith Waldrop / p. 56 Shahid Reads His Own Palm, Reginald Dwayne Betts / p. 14 Shark Girls, Jaimee Wriston Colbert / p. 63 Shavings: Selected Prose Poems, -, Camillo Sbarbaro / p. 49 Shhh: The Story of a Childhood, Raymond Federman / p. 65 Shiny Objects, Sharon Skolnick-Bagnoli / p. 50 Shoulder Season, Ange Mlinko / p. 42 Silent Solos: Improvisers Speak, Renate Da Rin, Editor / p. 23 Sing, Mongrel, Claire Hero / p. 32

The Redcoats, Ryan Murphy / p. 43

Sir Thomas Malory’s Morte Darthur: A New Modern English Translation Based on the Winchester Manuscript, Dorsey Armstrong / p. 61

The Red Room: Writings from Press , Arlene Ang, Valerie Fox, and Jordan Schilling, Editors / p. 12

Siren’s Song: Selected Poetry and Prose, , Rinaldo Caddeo / p. 17

The Red Window, Marianne Aweagon Broyles / p. 16

Six Lips, Penelope Scambly Schott / p. 49

Remember to Wave, Kaia Sand / p. 48

Sketches, Maisha Baton / p. 13

Resonance, Richard Jackson / p. 35

Sky=Empty, Judy Halebsky / p. 30

Retelling, Tsipi Keller / p. 67

Slaves to Do These Things, Amy King / p. 37

The Plot Genie, Gillian Conoley / p. 21

Revv. You’ll—ution, Brenda Iijima / p. 34

The Plumber’s Apprenctice, Joe Weil / p. 56

Rhapsodomancy, kevin mcpherson eckhoff / p. 25

Sleepingfish , Gary Lutz and Derek White, Editors / p. 97

Poem, Home: An Anthology of Ars Poetica, Jennifer Hill and Dan Waber, Editors / p. 33

Richmond Noir, Andrew Blossom, Brian Castlebery, and Tom De Haven, Editors / p. 62

Snaketown, Kathleen Wakefield / p. 75

Poems, Grace Zabriskie / p. 58

Riders on the Storm: A Novel, Susan Streeter Carpenter / p. 63

So Late, So Soon: New and Selected Poems, Carol Moldaw / p. 42

The Right to Live Poetically, Emily M Haines / p. 30

So Much Better, Terri Griffith / p. 66

The Rising of the Ashes, Tahar Ben Jelloun / p. 14

Sober Living for the Revolution: Hardcore Punk, Straight Edge, and Radical Politics, Gabriel Kuhn, Editor / p. 85

Pigafetta Is My Wife, Joe Hall / p. 31 A Place in the Sun, Lewis Warsh / p. 75 The Place That Inhabits Us: Poems from the San Francisco Bay Watershed, Sixteen Rivers Press, Editors / p. 50 A Plastic Bag of Red Cells, Annie Petrie-Sauter / p. 45 Plato The Platypus Plumber (Part-Time), Hazel Edwards / p. 65

Poetic Intention, Edouard Glissant / p. 83 A Poetics of Resistance: The Revolutionary Public Relations of the Zapatista Insurgency, Jeff Conant / p. 81 The Poet’s Cookbook, Grace Cavalieri and Sabine Pascarelli / p. 19

River to Cross, T. J. Anderson III / p. 11 Rock Candy, Jenifer Rae Vernon / p. 55

The Snowbound House, Shane Seely / p. 49

Solar Poems, Homero Aridjis / p. 12

Portrait of Colon Dash Parenthesis, Jeffrey Jullich / p. 36

The Rose Metal Press Field Guide to Prose Poetry: Contemporary Poets in Discussion and Practice, Gary L. McDowell and F. Daniel Rzicznek, Editors / p. 41

Post~Twyla: Reset, Jack Kimball / p. 37

Route , William Wylie / p. 92

Postcards to Box , Amanda Laughtland / p. 38

Rude Girl, John Sakkis / p. 48

The Postman, Mun Dok-su / p. 43

Rumored Islands, Robert Farnsworth / p. 26

Song for His Disappeared Love/Canto a Su Amor Desaparecido, Raul Zurita / p. 59

A Prank of Georges, Thalia Field and Abigail Lang / p. 82

Rushlights: Poems, Chris Green / p. 29

Song of a Living Room, Brigitte Byrd / p. 17

Ruthless, Jeff Mock / p. 42

Precarious Rhapsody: Semiocapitalism and the Pathologies of Post-Alpha Generation, Franco Berardi / p. 79

S P R A W L, Danielle Dutton / p. 65

Song of Myself: A Korean-American Life, Yearn Hong Choi / p. 80

Sanctificum, Chris Abani / p. 11

Songs from an Earlier Century, Ira Joe Fisher / p. 26

Scenes from a Good Life, Paul Kareem Tayyar / p. 53

Sonnets, Camille Martin / p. 40

The Secret Stealer, Jess Webster / p. 75

The Sore Throat & Other Poems, Aaron Kunin / p. 38

Pretty, Kim Chinquee / p. 19

Seducing Velasquez and Other Plays, Dayana Stetco / p. 73

The Spark Singer, Jade Sylvan / p. 52

Primeval and Other Times, Olga Tokarczuk / p. 74

Seduction: Stories of Love & Art, Lynda Schor / p. 72

Prison/Culture, Sharon Bliss, Kevin Chen, Steve Dickison, Mark Dean Johnson, and Rebeka Rodriguez, Editors / p. 79

Selenography, Joshua Marie Wilkinson / p. 57

Sparking a Worldwide Energy Revolution: Social Struggles in the Transition to a Post-Petrol World, Kolya Abramsky, Editor / p. 79

Self-Titled Debut, Andrew Farkas / p. 65

Stepping Over Seasons, Ashley Capes / p. 18

Pulling Scabs, Curtis L. Crisler / p. 22

Sensational Spectacular, Nate Pritts / p. 46

Stone Lyre: Poems of Rene Char, Rene Char / p. 19

Puppet Wardrobe, Daniel Tiffany / p. 53

The Sensory Cabinet, Mark DuCharme / p. 25

Story, Marcia Cohee / p. 21

Polaroids, Steven Paschall / p. 45

Preliminary Report, Jon Davis / p. 23 Prelude to Air from Water, Sandy Florian / p. 27

Soldier in the Grass, Joanna Crispi / p. 63 Some Odd Afternoon, Sally Ashton / p. 12 Something in the Air, Tom Clark / p. 20 Song & Glass, Stan Mir / p. 42

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TITLE INDEX The Strange House Testifies, Ruth Irupe Sanabria / p. 48

Trance Archive: New and Selected Poems, Andrew Joron / p. 35

Waste, Thierry Brunet / p. 17

Strangers in America, Erika Meyers / p. 69

Trans/Versions, Tom Clark / p. 20

Watchfulness, Peter O’Leary / p. 44

Streb: How to Become an Extreme Action Hero, Elizabeth Streb / p. 90

The Traveling Eye: Retrospection, Vision, and Prophecy in the Portuguese Renaissance, Fernando Gil and Helder Macedo / p. 83

Water the Moon, Fiona Sze-Lorrain / p. 52

Stroll: Psychogeographic Walking Tours of Toronto, Shawn Micallef / p. 87

The Trees Around, Chris Tonelli / p. 54

Subverting the Present, Imagining the Future: Insurrection, Movement, Commons, Werner Bonefeld, Editor / p. 80

Trial & Error: The Education of a Freedom Lawyer, Arthur W Campbell / p. 18

Sum of Every Lost Ship, Allison Titus / p. 54

Truth and Other Fictions, Eva Tihanyi / p. 74

Suspend, Nancy Kuhl / p. 38

The Tumbling Box, Allison Funk / p. 28

Sydney and Flora, Geoffrey Biddle / p. 79

X, Martine Bellen / p. 62

T(here), Jonathan Hayes / p. 31

 More Reasons to Have Sex, Denise Duhamel and Sandy McIntosh / p. 25

Table Alphabetical of Hard Words, Pattie McCarthy / p. 41 Tea with Nana, Mia Barkan Clarke / p. 21 Ted Berrigan, Bill Berkson and George Schneeman / p. 14

Trouble Light, Gerald McCarthy / p. 40

Tygerburning Inaugural Issue, Jacqueline Gens, Editor / p. 97 Umbra, Charles Bernstein / p. 14

The Waste Land and Other Poems, John Beer / p. 13

We Are Never As Beautiful As We Are Now, Adam Gallari / p. 65 Welcome to Miami, Doctor Leal, Rene Vazquez Diaz / p. 74 Welcoming, Andrea Nicki / p. 44 What Would It Mean to Win?, Turbulence Collective / p. 91 When Can I See You Again: New Art Writings, W. S. Di Piero / p. 82 When We Were Countries: Poems and Stories by Outstanding High School Writers, Mark Pawlak, Dick Lourie, and Robert Hershon, Editors / p. 45 When You Say One Thing but Mean Your Mother, Melissa Broder / p. 16

Unclean Jobs for Women and Girls, Alissa Nutting / p. 70

White Time, David Smith / p. 50

Theory of Mind: New & Selected Poems, Bin Ramke / p. 46

The Uncomfortable Dead (What’s Missing Is Missing), Subcomandante Marcos and Paco Ignacio Taibo III / p. 68

Wildfire: A Verse Essay on Obscurity and Illumination, Andrea Brady / p. 15

These Indicium Tales, Lance Phillips / p. 46

Under the Quick, Molly Bendall / p. 14

Thirteen Ways of Looking at TheBus, Gizelle Gajelonia / p. 28

Under the Small Lights, John Cotter / p. 63 Under What Stars, Ryan J. Davidson / p. 23

Winter Revels and Ever Further into the Snows, Gennady Aygi / p. 12

This Guy, James Lewelling / p. 68

Underground National, Sueyeun Juliette Lee / p. 39

Winter’s Journey, Stephen Dobyns / p. 24

This Lamentable City, Polina Barskova / p. 13

Undocumentaries, Rosa Alcala / p. 11

Wish List, Gerry Lafemina / p. 68

The Thorn Rosary: Selected Prose Poems, -, Eileen R. Tabios / p. 52

The Unscrupulous: Scams, Cons, Fakes & Frauds That Poison the Fine Arts, Nick James Mileti / p. 87

With One Foot in the Butterfly Farm, Louis Daniel Brodsky / p. 62

Three Mouths, Tod Thilleman / p. 53

Unsound, Jennifer Martenson / p. 40

Within the Space Between, Stacy Cartledge / p. 19

Thunder in Her Voice: The Narrative of Sojourner Truth, Lita Hooper / p. 33

Urban Bird Life, Iris Lee / p. 38

Wobbles: An Olympic Story, Nadine Neumann / p. 88

Ten Walks/Two Talks, Jon Cotner and Andy Fitch / p. 22

An Urgent Request, Sarah Luczaj / p. 39

Tidewater, Gunnar Harding / p. 31 Time of Sky & Castles in the Air, Ayane Kawata / p. 36 Time Shadows, David Jaffin / p. 35 Times New Roman & Countrymen, Vishwajyoti Ghosh / p. 83

The Use of Speech, Nathalie Sarraute / p. 72 Vacations on the Black Star Line, Michael Cirelli / p. 19 Van Gogh’s Ear : The Supernatural Edition, Felice Picano, Editor / p. 97

Wild Punch, Creston Lea / p. 68

Willow Farrington Bites Back, Rebecca Bloomer / p. 62

Women’s Spirituality: Contemporary Feminist Approaches to Judaism, Christianity, Islam and Goddess Worship, Johanna H. Stuckey / p. 90 Words, Andy Devine / p. 64 Work Is Love Made Visible: Collected Family Photographs and Poetry, Jeanetta Calhoun Mish / p. 42

Tired, Allen Strous / p. 52

Vas: An Opera in Flatland, Cyborg Edition, Steve Tomasula / p. 74

Tiresias: The Collected Poems of Leland Hickman, Leland Hickman / p. 32

Vegan Freak: Being Vegan in a Non-Vegan World, nd Edition, Bob and Jenna Torres / p. 91

The Work of Love: Unpaid Housework, Poverty and Sexual Violence at the Dawn of the st Century, Giovanna Franca Dalla Costa / p. 81

Titanic & Iceberg: Early Essays & Reviews, William Heyen / p. 84

Velroy and the Madischie Mafia, Sy Hoahwah / p. 33

XL Poems, Julius Keleras / p. 36

To Light Out, Karen Weiser / p. 56

Venezuela Speaks!: Voices from the Grassroots, Carlos Martinez, Michael Fox, and JoJo Farrell, Editors / p. 87

To William Merwin: A Poem, William Heyen / p. 32 Toads’ Museum of Freaks and Wonders, Goldie Goldbloom / p. 66

Venison, Thorpe Moeckel / p. 42

You Don’t Have to Fuck People Over to Survive, Seth Tobocman / p. 91 You Don’t Know What You Don’t Know, John Bradley / p. 15

Tocqueville, Khaled Mattawa / p. 40

Vienna , Eugene Garber / p. 65

You Don’t Play with Revolution: The Montreal Lectures of C.L.R. James, C. L. R. James / p. 85

A Tonalist, Laura Moriarty / p. 43

Volt No. , Gillian Conoley, Editor / p. 97

Younger Than Neil, Earl S Braggs / p. 15

Tongue of War: From Pearl Harbor to Nagasaki, Tony Barnstone / p. 13

Voluptuous Gloom, Oren Wagner / p. 55

Zarma Folktales of Niger, Amanda Cushman / p. 64

Voyager, Dawnell Harrison / p. 31

Tourist, Sanford Fraser / p. 27

Walls (Anamneses), Marcel Cohen / p. 21

Zen Monster: Volume I, No. , Brian Unger, Editor / p. 97

Tourist at a Miracle, Mark Statman / p. 51

The War Before: The True Life Story of Becoming a Black Panther, Keeping the Faith in Prison, and Fighting for Those Left Behind, Safiya Bukhari / p. 80

Toward a Global Autonomous University: Cognitive Labor, the Production of Knowledge and Exodus from the Factory, The Edu-factory Collective / p. 82 Town, Kate Schapira / p. 49



Zone  Vol.  No.  Fall , Blas Falconer and Amy Wright, Editors / p. 97

Was There No Interlude When Light Sprawled the Fen, K. Alma Peterson / p. 45

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Publisher Index A+BEND PRESS

AMPERSAND BOOKS

BENU PRESS

Norma Cole, 14000 Facts / p. 21

J. Bradley, Dodging Traffic / p. 15 Melissa Broder, When You Say One Thing but Mean Your Mother / p. 16 Ryan J. Davidson, Under What Stars / p. 23 Adam Gallari, We Are Never As Beautiful As We Are Now / p. 65 Joseph Riippi, Do Something! Do Something! Do Something! / p. 71

Lois Roma-Deeley, High Notes / p. 47

ACTION BOOKS

Don Mee Choi, The Morning News Is Exciting / p. 19 Raul Zurita, Song for His Disappeared Love/Canto a Su Amor Desaparecido / p. 59 ADASTRA PRESS

Gregory Dunne, Home Test / p. 25 Dawnell Harrison, Voyager / p. 31 AHADADA BOOKS

Dayana Stetco, Seducing Velasquez and Other Plays / p. 73 AHSAHTA PRESS

Brigitte Byrd, Song of a Living Room / p. 17 Julie Carr, 100 Notes on Violence / p. 18 Sandra Doller, Chora / p. 24 Brenda Iijima, If Not Metamorphic / p. 34 Lance Phillips, These Indicium Tales / p. 46 Susan Tichy, Gallowglass / p. 53 AK PRESS

Kolya Abramsky, Editor, Sparking a Worldwide Energy Revolution: Social Struggles in the Transition to a PostPetrol World / p. 79 Jeff Conant, A Poetics of Resistance: The Revolutionary Public Relations of the Zapatista Insurgency / p. 81 Matt Hern, Common Ground in a Liquid Sky: Essays in Defense of an Urban Future / p. 84 C. L. R. James, You Don’t Play with Revolution: The Montreal Lectures of C.L.R. James / p. 85 Margaret Killjoy, Editor, Mythmakers and Lawbreakers: Anarchist Writers on Fiction / p. 85 Cindy Milstein, Anarchism and Its Aspirations / p. 88 Nunzio Pernicone, Carlo Tresca: Portrait of a Rebel / p. 88 Nunzio Pernicone, Italian Anarchism, 1864-1892 / p. 88 Paul Craig Roberts, How the Economy Was Lost: The War of the Worlds / p. 89 Juan Suriano, Paradoxes of Utopia: Anarchist Culture and Politics in Buenos Aires, 1890-1910 / p. 90 Seth Tobocman, You Don’t Have to Fuck People Over to Survive / p. 91 Delfina Vannucci and Richard Singer, Come Hell or High Water: A Handbook on Collective Process Gone Awry / p. 92 AKASHIC BOOKS

Preston L Allen, Jesus Boy / p. 61 Andrew Blossom, Brian Castlebery, and Tom De Haven, Editors, Richmond Noir / p. 62 Sarah Cortez and Liz Martinez, Editors, Indian Country Noir / p. 63 Cristina Garcia, The Lesser Tragedy of Death / p. 28 James Greer, The Failure / p. 66 Denise Hamilton, Editor, Los Angeles Noir 2 / p. 66 Subcomandante Marcos and Paco Ignacio Taibo III, The Uncomfortable Dead (What’s Missing Is Missing) / p. 68 Gary Phillips, Editor, Orange County Noir / p. 70 Natalia Smirnova and Julia Goumen, Editors, Moscow Noir / p. 73 Paco Ignacio Taibo II, Editor, Mexico City Noir / p. 73 ALICE JAMES BOOKS

Reginald Dwayne Betts, Shahid Reads His Own Palm / p. 14 Daniel Johnson, How to Catch a Falling Knife / p. 35 Mihaela Moscaliuc, Father Dirt / p. 43 Brian Turner, Phantom Noise / p. 54

ANHINGA PRESS

Earl S Braggs, Younger Than Neil / p. 15 Kelle Groom, Five Kingdoms / p. 30 Shane Seely, The Snowbound House / p. 49 APOGEE PRESS

Pattie McCarthy, Table Alphabetical of Hard Words / p. 41 ASHLAND POETRY PRESS

Christine Gelineau, Appetite for the Divine / p. 28 Richard Jackson, Resonance / p. 35 AUTONOMEDIA

Franco Berardi, Precarious Rhapsody: Semiocapitalism and the Pathologies of Post-Alpha Generation / p. 79 Werner Bonefeld, Editor, Subverting the Present, Imagining the Future: Insurrection, Movement, Commons / p. 80 Giovanna Franca Dalla Costa, The Work of Love: Unpaid Housework, Poverty and Sexual Violence at the Dawn of the 21ST Century / p. 81 The Edu-factory Collective, Toward a Global Autonomous University: Cognitive Labor, the Production of Knowledge and Exodus from the Factory / p. 82 Stevphen Shukaitis, Imaginal Machines: Autonony & SelfOrganization in the Revolutions of Everyday Life / p. 90

BILINGUAL PRESS

Brenda Cardenas, Boomerang / p. 18 Michael Luis Medrano, Born in the Cavity of Sunsets / p. 41 Daniel A Olivas, Anywhere but L.A. / p. 70 Ruth Irupe Sanabria, The Strange House Testifies / p. 48 BIRDS, LLC

Elisa Gabbert, The French Exit / p. 28 Chris Tonelli, The Trees Around / p. 54 THE BITTER OLEANDER PRESS

Shawn Fawson, Giving Way / p. 26 BKMK PRESS, UNIVERSITY OF MISSOURI-KANSAS CITY

Tony Barnstone, Tongue of War: From Pearl Harbor to Nagasaki / p. 13 Perry Glasser, Dangerous Places / p. 66 BLACK OCEAN

Julie Doxsee, Objects for a Fog Death / p. 25 Joe Hall, Pigafetta Is My Wife / p. 31 BLACK RADISH BOOKS

Marthe Reed, Gaze / p. 47 BLACK SQUARE EDITIONS/BROOKLYN RAIL

Marcel Cohen, Walls (Anamneses) / p. 21 BLAFT PUBLICATIONS

Appupen, Moonward / p. 61 Vishwajyoti Ghosh, Times New Roman & Countrymen / p. 83 BLATT BOOKS

Travis Jeppesen, Dicklung & Others / p. 35

THE BACKWATERS PRESS

BLAZEVOX BOOKS

Jorn Ake, The Circle Line / p. 11 T. J. Anderson III, River to Cross / p. 11 Brian E Bengtson, Leavenworth Street / p. 14 John Bradley, Editor, Eating the Pure Light: Homage to Thomas McGrath / p. 15 Matthew Brennan, The House with the Mansard Roof / p. 16 J. V. Brummels, City at War / p. 16 John Clarke, Good Lonely Day / p. 21 Sheila Cowing, Jackrabbit Highways / p. 22 Tim Hunt, Fault Lines / p. 34 Jean LeBlanc, At Any Moment / p. 38 Paul Martin, Closing Distances / p. 40 John J. Ronan, Marrowbone Lane / p. 48 Allen Strous, Tired / p. 52 Tyrone Williams, The Hero Project of the Century / p. 57 Eric Chock and Darrell H.Y. Lum, Editors, Bamboo Ridge No. 94 / p. 95 Michelle Cruz Skinner, In the Company of Strangers / p. 73 Jean Yamasaki Toyama, Juliet S. Kono, Ann Inoshita, and Christy Passion, No Choice but to Follow / p. 54

Sally Ashton, Some Odd Afternoon / p. 12 Martine Bellen, 2X2 / p. 62 Thierry Brunet, Waste / p. 17 Tom Clark, Feeling for the Ground / p. 20 Joseph S. Cooper, Autobiography of a Stutterer / p. 22 Mark DuCharme, The Sensory Cabinet / p. 25 Charles Freeland, Eros & (Fill in the Blank) / p. 28 Jesse Glass, Lost Poet: Four Plays By Jesse Glass / p. 65 Ted Greenwald, In Your Dreams / p. 30 Jorge Guitart, The Empress of Frozen Custard & NinetyNine Other Poems / p. 30 Nicholas Alexander Hayes, NIV: 39 & 27 / p. 31 Amy King, Slaves to Do These Things / p. 37 Anita Mohan, Letters to an Albatross / p. 42 Peter Money, Che: A Novella in Three Parts / p. 69 K. Alma Peterson, Was There No Interlude When Light Sprawled the Fen / p. 45 Nate Pritts, Sensational Spectacular / p. 46 David Reich, The Antiracism Trainings / p. 71 John Sakkis, Rude Girl / p. 48 Jeffrey Schrader, Art Fraud / p. 49 Mike Smith, Multiverse / p. 50

BARRYTOWN/STATION HILL

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BAMBOO RIDGE PRESS

Damien Bright and Cameron Hu, Editors, Osvaldo Romberg +/-70, Even / p. 80 BEAR STAR PRESS

Jeanne E. Clark, Gorrill’s Orchard / p. 20

Jonathan Ball, Ex Machina / p. 13 Cara Benson, (Made) / p. 14 Jay MillAr, Esp: Accumulation Sonnets / p. 41 BOOTSTRAP PRODUCTIONS

Amanda Laughtland, Postcards to Box 464 / p. 38

BEATITUDE PRESS

Peter Sherburn-Zimmer, Approximations / p. 49 Sharon Skolnick-Bagnoli, Shiny Objects / p. 50 Amaran Tarnoff, Cinerama for the Cyclops: The Complete Poetical Works of Hash Flash, 1968-1976 / p. 53

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PUBLISHER INDEX BORDIGHERA PRESS

CHELSEA EDITIONS

CRACKED SLAB BOOKS

Grace Cavalieri and Sabine Pascarelli, The Poet’s Cookbook / p. 19 Nick James Mileti, The Unscrupulous: Scams, Cons, Fakes & Frauds That Poison the Fine Arts / p. 87 Michael LaSorsa Steffen, Heart Murmur / p. 51 Lewis Turco, La Famiglia: The Family / p. 91 Francesca Turini Bufalini, Autobiographical Poems / p. 54 Richard Vetere, Baroque / p. 75

Rinaldo Caddeo, Siren’s Song: Selected Poetry and Prose, 1989-2009 / p. 17 Annamaria Ferramosca, Other Signs, Other Circles: A Selection of Poems, 1990-2009 / p. 26 Camillo Sbarbaro, Shavings: Selected Prose Poems, 19141940 / p. 49

Cheryl Pallant and Grant Jenkins, Morphs / p. 45

BOTTOM DOG PRESS

Susan Streeter Carpenter, Riders on the Storm: A Novel / p. 63 Chris Green, Rushlights: Poems / p. 29 Erika Meyers, Strangers in America / p. 69 Laura Smith, Allen Frost, and Larry Smith, Editors, Bottom Dog Press Poetry Anthology: 25th Anniversary / p. 50 BRICK BOOKS

John Barton, Hymn / p. 13 Heather Cadsby, Could Be / p. 17 Chris Hutchinson, Other People’s Lives / p. 34 Michael Kenyon, The Last House / p. 36 BRIGHT HILL PRESS

Red Hawk, Raven’s Paradise / p. 31 Annie Petrie-Sauter, A Plastic Bag of Red Cells / p. 45

CHIASMUS PRESS

Lance Olsen, Head in Flames / p. 70 Steve Tomasula, Vas: An Opera in Flatland, Cyborg Edition / p. 74 Kate Zambreno, O Fallen Angel / p. 76 CITY LIGHTS PUBLISHERS

Homero Aridjis, Solar Poems / p. 12 Tahar Ben Jelloun, The Rising of the Ashes / p. 14 Sharon Bliss, Kevin Chen, Steve Dickison, Mark Dean Johnson, and Rebeka Rodriguez, Editors, Prison/Culture / p. 79 Andrew Joron, Trance Archive: New and Selected Poems / p. 35 Kevin Killian, Impossible Princess / p. 68 Helen Weaver, The Awakener: A Memoir of Jack Kerouac and the Fifties / p. 92 CLEVELAND STATE UNIVERSITY POETRY CENTER

Jennifer Martenson, Unsound / p. 40 Jane Unrue, Life of a Star / p. 74

John Bradley, You Don’t Know What You Don’t Know / p. 15 Elyse Fenton, Clamor / p. 26 Jesse Lee Kercheval, Brazil / p. 68 Mathias Svalina, Destruction Myth / p. 52 Allison Titus, Sum of Every Lost Ship / p. 54 Kathleen Wakefield, Snaketown / p. 75

C&R PRESS

COACH HOUSE BOOKS

Stacey Lynn Brown, Cradle Song / p. 16 Alvaro Cardona-Hine and George Kalamaras, The Recumbent Galaxy / p. 18 Barbara Crooker, More / p. 22 Travis Wayne Denton, The Burden of Speech / p. 23 David Dominguez, The Ghost of Cesar Chavez / p. 24 Allison Funk, The Tumbling Box / p. 28 Jason Koo, Man on Extremely Small Island / p. 37 Alexander Long, Light Here, Light There / p. 39 Ryan G. Van Cleave and Chad Prevost, Editors, Breathe: 101 Contemporary Odes / p. 55 Lesley Wheeler, Heathen / p. 56

Jen Currin, The Inquisition Yours / p. 22 kevin mcpherson eckhoff, Rhapsodomancy / p. 25 Shawn Micallef, Stroll: Psychogeographic Walking Tours of Toronto / p. 87 Alan Reed, Isobel and Emile / p. 71 Thom Vernon, The Drifts / p. 75 Rachel Zolf, Neighbour Procedure / p. 59

BUDDY’S KNIFE JAZZEDITION

Renate Da Rin, Editor, Silent Solos: Improvisers Speak / p. 23 BURNING DECK

COFFEE HOUSE PRESS

CROSS-CULTURAL COMMUNICATIONS

Mia Barkan Clarke, Tea with Nana / p. 21 Kathaleen Donnelly, Editor, Paumanok: Poems and Pictures of Long Island / p. 24 CUNEIFORM PRESS

Bill Berkson and George Schneeman, Ted Berrigan / p. 14 Michael Cross, Thom Donovan, and Kyle Schlesinger, Editors, On: Contemporary Practice No. 2 / p. 96 DENVER QUARTERLY

Bin Ramke, Editor, Denver Quarterly 44:2 2010 / p. 95 Bin Ramke, Editor, Denver Quarterly 44:3 2010 / p. 96 DISPLACED PRESS

Brenda Iijima, Revv. You’ll—ution / p. 34 DOS MADRES PRESS

Keith Holyoak, My Minotaur / p. 33 EDGE BOOKS

Daniel Gutstein, Non/Fiction / p. 84 ELIXIR PRESS

Deborah Bogen, Let Me Open You a Swan / p. 15 Sandy Florian, Prelude to Air from Water / p. 27 Maurya Simon, The Raindrop’s Gospel: The Trials of St. Jerome and St. Paula / p. 49 EMPTY BOWL PRESS

Scott Ezell, Petroglyph Americana / p. 26 Finn Wilcox, Lesson Learned: Love Poems / p. 57 EPIC RITES PRESS

Wolfgang Carstens, Crudely Mistaken for Life / p. 18 Jason Hardung, The Broken and the Damned / p. 31 David McLean, Laughing at Funerals / p. 41 Todd Moore, Dead Reckoning / p. 43 Rob Plath, A Bellyful of Anarchy / p. 46 John Yamrus, Doing Cartwheels on Doomsday Afternoon / p. 58 ESSAY PRESS

Thalia Field and Abigail Lang, A Prank of Georges / p. 82 ETRUSCAN PRESS

CALAMARI PRESS

Lightsey Darst, Find the Girl / p. 23 Greg Hewett, Darkacre / p. 32 Mark McMorris, Entrepot / p. 41 Ange Mlinko, Shoulder Season / p. 42 Aaron Michael Morales, Drowning Tucson / p. 69 Travis Nichols, Off We Go into the Wild Blue Yonder / p. 69 Gilbert Sorrentino, The Abyss of Human Illusion / p. 73 Karen Tei Yamashita, I Hotel / p. 75

Gary Lutz and Derek White, Editors, Sleepingfish 8 / p. 97

COMBO BOOKS

CALYX

Clark Coolidge, The Act of Providence / p. 22

C. Lill Ahrens, Beverly McFarland, Rebecca Olson, Erin Popelka, and Linda Varsell Smith, Editors, Calyx Vol. 25 No. 3 Winter 2010 / p. 95

COPPER CANYON PRESS

Allison Cobb, Green-Wood / p. 21 CAConrad and Frank Sherlock, The City Real & Imagined / p. 22 Sueyeun Juliette Lee, Underground National / p. 39 Deborah Meadows, Depleted Burden Down / p. 41 Kate Schapira, Town / p. 49 Simone White, House Envy of All the World / p. 57

CALACA PRESS

Rosaura Sanchez and Beatrice Pita, Lunar Braceros 2125-2148 / p. 72

CANARIUM BOOKS

John Beer, The Waste Land and Other Poems / p. 13 Suzanne Buffam, The Irrationalist / p. 17 Paul Killebrew, Flowers / p. 36 CHAX PRESS

Charles Bernstein, Umbra / p. 14 Jefferson Carter, My Kind of Animal / p. 18 Barbara Henning, Cities and Memory / p. 32 Tenney Nathanson, Ghost Snow Falls Through the Void (Globalization) / p. 43 Alice Notley, Reason and Other Women / p. 44 Anne Waldman, Matriot Acts / p. 56



Chris Abani, Sanctificum / p. 11 Jon Davis, Preliminary Report / p. 23 Stephen Dobyns, Winter’s Journey / p. 24 Richard Jones, The Correct Spelling and Exact Meaning / p. 35 Ben Lerner, Mean Free Path / p. 39 Benjamin Alire Saenz, The Book of What Remains / p. 48 John Taggart, Is Music: New and Selected Poems / p. 53 Chase Twichell, Horses Where the Answers Should Have Been: New and Selected Poems / p. 54 Connie Wanek, On Speaking Terms / p. 56 COUNTERPATH PRESS

Laynie Browne, The Desires of Letters / p. 16 Nguyen Trai, Beyond the Court Gate: Selected Poems of Nguyen Trai / p. 44 Nathalie Sarraute, The Use of Speech / p. 72

Thorpe Moeckel, Venison / p. 42 Carol Moldaw, So Late, So Soon: New and Selected Poems / p. 42 EXQUISITE CORPSE ANNUAL/CHUM BOOKS

Andrei Codrescu and Mark Spitzer, Editors, Exquisite Corpse Annual, No. 2, 2010 / p. 96 FACTORY SCHOOL

FAUX PRESS & OTHER PUBLICATIONS

Alan Davies, A Hundred Posters / p. 23 Michael Gottlieb, Memoir and Essay / p. 83 Jack Kimball, Post~Twyla: Reset / p. 37 Susie Timmons, The New Old Paint / p. 54 THE FEMINIST PRESS AT CUNY

Safiya Bukhari, The War Before: The True Life Story of Becoming a Black Panther, Keeping the Faith in Prison, and Fighting for Those Left Behind / p. 80 Julie Des Jardins, The Madame Curie Complex: The Hidden History of Women in Science / p. 81 Virginie Despentes, King Kong Theory / p. 82

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PUBLISHER INDEX Terri Gordon-Zolov and Robin Rogers, Editors, Citizenship: WSQ Spring/Summer 2010 / p. 97 Barbara Hammer, Hammer!: Making Movies Out of Sex and Life / p. 84 June Jordan, His Own Where / p. 67 Jennifer Rosner, If a Tree Falls: A Family’s Quest to Hear and Be Heard / p. 89 Kamalini Sengupta, Rajmahal / p. 72 Elizabeth Streb, Streb: How to Become an Extreme Action Hero / p. 90 Courtney Young, From Madea to Michelle / p. 92 FENCE

Rebecca Wolff, Editor, Fence Vol. 12 No. 2 Fall/Winter 2009-10 / p. 96 Ben Doller, Dead Ahead / p. 24 Aaron Kunin, The Sore Throat & Other Poems / p. 38 Josie Sigler, Living Must Bury / p. 49 FIREWHEEL EDITIONS

Brian Clements, Editor, Sentence: A Journal of Prose Poetics No. 7 / p. 96 FLOOD EDITIONS

Elizabeth Arnold, Effacement / p. 12 William Wylie, Route 36 / p. 92 FOURTEEN HILLS PRESS

Christopher Hayter, Editor, Fourteen Hills Vol. 16 No. 1 / p. 96 D. W. Lichtenberg, The Ancient Book of Hip / p. 39 FRENCH CONNECTION PRESS

Felice Picano, Editor, Van Gogh’s Ear 7: The Supernatural Edition / p. 97 GREEN INTEGER

Christopher Middleton, Depictions of Blaff / p. 69 Nick Piombino, Contradicta Aphorisms / p. 46 THE GREEN LANTERN PRESS

Justin Andrews, The Concrete of Tight Places / p. 61 Terri Griffith, So Much Better / p. 66 Devin King, Clops / p. 37 Ashley Donielle Murray, Fascia / p. 69 Caroline Picard, Editor, The Artists Run Chicago Digest / p. 89 GREENHOUSE REVIEW PRESS

Stephen Kessler, The Mental Traveler / p. 68 HANGING LOOSE PRESS

Michael Cirelli, Vacations on the Black Star Line / p. 19 Jeni Olin, Hold Tight: The Truck Darling Poems / p. 44 Mark Pawlak, Dick Lourie, and Robert Hershon, Editors, When We Were Countries: Poems and Stories by Outstanding High School Writers / p. 45 Mark Statman, Tourist at a Miracle / p. 51

Andrea Nicki, Welcoming / p. 44 Johanna H. Stuckey, Women’s Spirituality: Contemporary Feminist Approaches to Judaism, Christianity, Islam and Goddess Worship / p. 90 Eva Tihanyi, Truth and Other Fictions / p. 74 Salimah Valiani, Letter Out: Letter in / p. 55 INSTANCE PRESS

Barbara Claire Freeman, Ange Mlinko, Jesse Seldess, An Instance: Three Chapbooks / p. 28 INTERACTIVE PUBLICATIONS

Rebecca Bloomer, Willow Farrington Bites Back / p. 62 Ashley Capes, Stepping Over Seasons / p. 18 Marquise de Sade, Enter the Queen / p. 64 Josh Donellan, A Beginner’s Guide to Dying in India / p. 64 Hazel Edwards, Plato The Platypus Plumber (Part-Time) / p. 65 Nadine Neumann, Wobbles: An Olympic Story / p. 88 Dr. Julie-Anne Sykley, Harry Potter Power / p. 91 Jess Webster, The Secret Stealer / p. 75 JUBILAT

Cathy Park Hong and Evie Shockley, Editors, Jubilat No. 17 / p. 96 KELSEY STREET PRESS

Susan Gevirtz, AERODROME ORION & Starry Messenger / p. 29 KENNING EDITIONS

Pamela Lu, Ambient Parking Lot / p. 68 KRUPSKAYA

Andrea Brady, Wildfire: A Verse Essay on Obscurity and Illumination / p. 15 Ryan Murphy, The Redcoats / p. 43 LATIN AMERICAN LITERARY REVIEW PRESS

Alfonsina Storni, My Heart Flooded with Water / p. 52 Rene Vazquez Diaz, Welcome to Miami, Doctor Leal / p. 74 LES FIGUES PRESS

Harold Abramowitz, Not Blessed / p. 61 Lily Hoang, The Evolutionary Revolution / p. 67 LIBELLUM BOOKS

Tom Clark, The New World / p. 20 Tom Clark, Trans/Versions / p. 20 LITMUS PRESS

E. Tracy Grinnell, Paul Foster Johnson, Julian T. Brolaski, and Rachel Bers, Editors, Aufgabe No. 9 / p. 95 Jeffrey Jullich, Portrait of Colon Dash Parenthesis / p. 36 Ayane Kawata, Time of Sky & Castles in the Air / p. 36 LIVINGSTON PRESS

Jaimee Wriston Colbert, Shark Girls / p. 63 MAMMOTH BOOKS

Jacques Reda, Europes / p. 47 Elzbieta Szoka and Joe W. Bratcher, III, Editors, The Dirty Goat 21 / p. 97 Novica Tadic, Assembly / p. 52

Sean Thomas Dougherty, Nightshift Belonging to Lorca / p. 24 William Heyen, The Hummingbird Corporation: Stories / p. 67 William Heyen, Titanic & Iceberg: Early Essays & Reviews / p. 84 William Heyen, To William Merwin: A Poem / p. 32 Jeff Knorr, Keeper / p. 37 Rebecca McCormick, Jezebel and the Peterbilt Mac Truck / p. 87 Scott Minar, The Palace of Reasons / p. 41

IF PUBLICATIONS

MANGO PUBLISHING

Kevin McCollister, East of West LA / p. 87

Joan Anim-Addo, Imoinda: Or She Who Will Lose Her Name: A Play for Twelve Voices in Three Acts / p. 61 Giovanna Covi, Jamaica Kincaid’s Prismatic Subjects: Making Sense of Being in the World / p. 81

HARBOR MOUNTAIN PRESS

Robert Farnsworth, Rumored Islands / p. 26 HOBBLEBUSH BOOKS

Rodger Martin, The Battlefield Guide: Harpers Ferry, Antietam, Gettysburg / p. 40 HOST PUBLICATIONS

INANNA PUBLICATIONS

Lisa de Nikolits, The Hungry Mirror / p. 64 Sonja Ruth Greckol, Gravity Matters / p. 29 Lina Medaglia, The Demons of Aquilonia / p. 69

MARICK PRESS

Tiziano Fratus, Creaturing / p. 27 Jacqueline Gens, Editor, Tygerburning Inaugural Issue / p. 97 Gunnar Harding, Tidewater / p. 31 Gerry Lafemina, Wish List / p. 68 Petter Lindgren, Farawaystan / p. 39 Dawn Paul, The Country of Loneliness / p. 70 Jerome Rothenberg, Gematria Complete / p. 48 Mary Sanders Smith, Escape / p. 73 Fiona Sze-Lorrain, Water the Moon / p. 52 Franz Wright, Leave Me Hidden / p. 58 MARSH HAWK PRESS

Eileen R. Tabios, The Thorn Rosary: Selected Prose Poems, 1998-2010 / p. 52 MAYAPPLE PRESS

Robin Chapman and Jeri McCormick, Editors, Love Over 60: An Anthology of Women’s Poems / p. 19 William Heyen, The Angel Voices: A Poem / p. 32 Betsy Johnson-Miller, Rain When You Want Rain / p. 35 Penelope Scambly Schott, Six Lips / p. 49 Myra Sklarew, Harmless / p. 50 Geraldine Zetzel, Mapping the Sands / p. 58 MIAMI UNIVERSITY PRESS

David Chambers, The Old Whitaker Place / p. 63 John Cotter, Under the Small Lights / p. 63 A MIDSUMMER NIGHT’S PRESS

Julie R. Enszer, Handmade Love / p. 25 Raymond Luczak, Mute / p. 39 MIMEO MIMEO / CUNEIFORM

Jed Birmingham and Kyle Schlesinger, Editors, Mimeo Mimeo No. 3 Autumn 2009 / p. 96 THE NAROPA PRESS

Andrew Schelling, Editor, Bombay Gin 36:1 / p. 95 NARROW HOUSE

Michael Ball, Editor, The I. E. Reader / p. 13 Adam Robinson, Adam Robison and Other Poems / p. 47 NEO LITERATI PRESS

Ashanti White, Razor Blades Between My Teeth / p. 57 NEW CLARION PRESS

Mark O’Brien, Perish the Privileged Order: A Socialist History of the Chartist Movement / p. 88 NEW ISSUES POETRY & PROSE

Goldie Goldbloom, Toads’ Museum of Freaks and Wonders / p. 66 Judy Halebsky, Sky=Empty / p. 30 Malinda Markham, Having Cut the Sparrow’s Heart / p. 40 Khaled Mattawa, Tocqueville / p. 40 NEW YORK ZEN CIRCLE

Brian Unger, Editor, Zen Monster: Volume I, No. 2 / p. 97 NIGHTBOAT BOOKS

Bruce Boone, Century of Clouds / p. 62 Paula Cisewski, Ghost Fargo / p. 20 Edouard Glissant, Poetic Intention / p. 83 Leland Hickman, Tiresias: The Collected Poems of Leland Hickman / p. 32 Brenda Iijima, Editor, eco language reader / p. 34 Laura Moriarty, A Tonalist / p. 43  PRESS

Sandra Doller, Editor, 1913 A Journal of Forms: Issue 4 / p. 96 Biswamit Dwibedy, Ozalid / p. 25

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PUBLISHER INDEX NOEMI PRESS

PM PRESS

ROOF BOOKS

Claire Hero, Sing, Mongrel / p. 32 Catherine Kasper, Notes from the Committee / p. 67 Danielle Pafunda, Iatrogenic: Their Testimonies / p. 45

Noam Chomsky, Crisis and Hope: Theirs and Ours / p. 81 Gord Hill, 500 Years of Indigenous Resistance / p. 84 Tomoyuki Hoshino, Lonely Hearts Killer / p. 67 C. L. R. James, A New Notion: Two Works by C.L.R. James: “Every Cook Can Govern” and “The Invading Socialist Society” / p. 84 Derrick Jensen, Lives Less Valuable / p. 67 Gabriel Kuhn, Life Under the Jolly Roger: Reflections on Golden Age Piracy / p. 85 Gabriel Kuhn, Editor, Sober Living for the Revolution: Hardcore Punk, Straight Edge, and Radical Politics / p. 85 Staughton Lynd, From Here to There: The Staughton Lynd Reader / p. 86 Josh MacPhee, Editor, Paper Politics: Socially Engaged Printmaking Today / p. 86 Peter Marshall, Demanding the Impossible: A History of Anarchism / p. 87 Carlos Martinez, Michael Fox, and JoJo Farrell, Editors, Venezuela Speaks!: Voices from the Grassroots / p. 87 Leo Panitch, Sam Gindin, and Greg Albo, In and Out of Crisis: The Global Financial Meltdown and Left Alternatives / p. 88 Patrick Reinsborough and Doyle Canning, Re: Imagining: How to Use Story-Based Strategy to Win Campaigns, Build Movements, and Change the World / p. 89 Bob and Jenna Torres, Vegan Freak: Being Vegan in a NonVegan World, 2nd Edition / p. 91 Turbulence Collective, What Would It Mean to Win? / p. 91

Fernand Crommelynck, Mad for Love / p. 64 Elizabeth Fodaski, Document / p. 27

NYQ BOOKS

Amanda J. Bradley, Hints and Allegations / p. 15 Joanna Crispi, Soldier in the Grass / p. 63 Ira Joe Fisher, Songs from an Earlier Century / p. 26 Sanford Fraser, Tourist / p. 27 Ted Jonathan, Bones & Jokes / p. 35 Richard Kostelanetz, Recircuits / p. 38 Iris Lee, Urban Bird Life / p. 38 Kevin Pilkington, In the Eyes of a Dog / p. 46 Jim Reese, Ghost on 3rd / p. 47 Oren Wagner, Voluptuous Gloom / p. 55 Joe Weil, The Plumber’s Apprenctice / p. 56 Fred Yannantuono, A Boilermaker for the Lady / p. 58 Grace Zabriskie, Poems / p. 58 OFF BEAT PULP PRESS

David Smith, White Time / p. 50 OLGA AST BOOKS

Olga Ast, Fleeing from Absence / p. 79 OMNIDAWN

Gillian Conoley, The Plot Genie / p. 21 Bin Ramke, Theory of Mind: New & Selected Poems / p. 46 Michelle Taransky, Barn Burned, Then / p. 53 OTIS BOOKS/SEISMICITY

Leland Hickman, Tiresias: The Collected Poems of Leland Hickman / p. 32 OTOLITHS

Denise Duhamel and Sandy McIntosh, 237 More Reasons to Have Sex / p. 25 PALM PRESS

Eleni Stecopoulos, Armies of Compassion / p. 51 PAPER KITE PRESS

Jennifer Hill and Dan Waber, Editors, Poem, Home: An Anthology of Ars Poetica / p. 33 Sean Patrick Hill, The Imagined Field / p. 33 PARLOR PRESS

Dorsey Armstrong, Sir Thomas Malory’s Morte Darthur: A New Modern English Translation Based on the Winchester Manuscript / p. 61 Molly Bendall, Under the Quick / p. 14 Amedee Baillot de Guerville, Au Japon: The Memoirs of a Foreign Correspondent in Japan, Korea, and China, 1892-1894 / p. 81 Ger Killeen, Blood Orbits / p. 37 F. Daniel Rzicznek, Divination Machine / p. 48 Arthur Saltzman, Obligations of the Harp / p. 90 Daniel Tiffany, Puppet Wardrobe / p. 53

POETIC MATRIX PRESS

Arthur W Campbell, Trial & Error: The Education of a Freedom Lawyer / p. 18 Yearn Hong Choi, Song of Myself: A Korean-American Life / p. 80 Gail Rudd Entrekin, Change (Will Do You Good) / p. 26 Lyn Lifshin, Katrina / p. 39 Mun Dok-su, The Postman / p. 43 John Peterson, News of the Day / p. 45 Sandra Lee Stillwell, In a Dress Made of Butterflies / p. 51 Anne Whitehouse, Blessings and Curses / p. 57 POLTROON PRESS

Steve Lavoie and Pat Nolan, Editors, Life of Crime: Documents in the Guerrilla War Against Language Poetry / p. 86 THE POST-APOLLO PRESS

Demosthenes Agrafiotis, Maribor / p. 11 Denise Newman, The New Make Believe / p. 44 PRESSED WAFER

W. S. Di Piero, When Can I See You Again: New Art Writings / p. 82 Jonathan Strong, Consolation / p. 73 PUBLISHING GENIUS PRESS

Mairead Byrne, The Best of (What’s Left of) Heaven / p. 17 Andy Devine, Words / p. 64 Justin Sirois, Mlkng Sckls / p. 72

PATRICK LOVELACE EDITIONS

Robert Fitterman, Editor, Collective Task / p. 27 PLEASURE BOAT STUDIO

ROSE METAL PRESS

Gary L. McDowell and F. Daniel Rzicznek, Editors, The Rose Metal Press Field Guide to Prose Poetry: Contemporary Poets in Discussion and Practice / p. 41 RUMOR BOOKS/LISTENING CHAMBER

Gennady Aygi, Winter Revels and Ever Further into the Snows / p. 12 SATURNALIA BOOKS

Margaret Ronda, Personification / p. 48 Lara Glenum and Arielle Greenberg, Editors, Gurlesque: The New Grrly, Grotesque, Burlesque Poetics / p. 29 SEOUL SELECTION

Robert Koehler, Seoul Selection Guides: Seoul / p. 85 SHEARSMAN BOOKS

Rosa Alcala, Undocumentaries / p. 11 Tom Clark, Something in the Air / p. 20 Carrie Etter, Editor, Infinite Difference: Other Poetries by U.K. Women Poets / p. 26 Brandel France de Bravo, Editor, Mexican Poetry Today: 20/20 Voices / p. 27 Michael Heller, Beckmann Variations & Other Poems / p. 31 Brandi Homan, Bobcat Country / p. 33 David Jaffin, Time Shadows / p. 35 Nancy Kuhl, Suspend / p. 38 Camille Martin, Sonnets / p. 40 Becka Mara McKay, A Meteorologist in the Promised Land / p. 41 Jaime Robles, Anime Animus Anima / p. 47 SHUFFALOFF/ETERNAL NETWORK

John Clarke, The Gloucester Sonnets of December 1973 / p. 20 SIDEBROW BOOKS

Sandy Florian, On Wonderland & Waste / p. 27 Joshua Marie Wilkinson, Selenography / p. 57 SIGLIO PRESS

Joe Brainard, The Nancy Book / p. 80 Danielle Dutton, S P R A W L / p. 65 Keith Waldrop, Several Gravities / p. 56 SILENCED PRESS

Jonathan Hayes, T(here) / p. 31 Michael Leong, E.S.P. / p. 39 SILVERFISH REVIEW PRESS

Charles Goodrich, Going to Seed: Dispatches from the Garden / p. 29 Eric Gudas, Best Western and Other Poems / p. 30 SIXTEEN RIVERS PRESS

Margaret Kaufman, Inheritance / p. 36 Sixteen Rivers Press, Editors, The Place That Inhabits Us: Poems from the San Francisco Bay Watershed / p. 50

Peter Bacho, Leaving Yesler / p. 62 Michael Daley, Moonlight in the Redemptive Forest / p. 23 Emily M Haines, The Right to Live Poetically / p. 30 Walter Hess, Jew’s Harp / p. 32

QUALE PRESS

PLEIADES PRESS

Bill Griffiths, Collected Earlier Poems: 1966-80 / p. 30

Lucy Ives, Anamnesis / p. 34

D. A. Powell and Kevin Prufer, Editors, Dunstan Thompson: On the Life and Work of a Lost American Master / p. 89

RED DRAGONFLY PRESS

SPUYTEN DUYVIL



Elizabeth Bryant, (Nevertheless Enjoyment / p. 17 Amanda Cushman, Zarma Folktales of Niger / p. 64

SLAPERING HOL PRESS

REALITY STREET

SLOPE EDITIONS

Dave Etter, Dandelions / p. 26 Maggie Jaffe, Flic(k)s: Poetic Interrogations of American Cinema / p. 35 Joe Paddock, Dark Dreaming, Global Dimming / p. 44 Edith Rylander, Dance with the Darker Sister / p. 48 Thomas R Smith, The Foot of the Rainbow / p. 50 Joyce Sutphen, First Words / p. 52

Lynn Wagner, No Blues This Raucous Song / p. 55

Vyt Bakaitis, Editor, Breathing Free/Gyvas Atodusis: Poems from the Lithuanian / p. 13 Carol Berge, Editor, Light Years: An Anthology on Sociocultural Happenings (Multimedia in the East Village, 1960-1966) / p. 79

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Raymond Federman, Shhh: The Story of a Childhood / p. 65 Alissa Nutting, Unclean Jobs for Women and Girls / p. 70 Leslie Scalapino, Floats Horse-Floats or Horse-Flows / p. 72 STOCKPORT FLATS

Belle Gironda, Building Codes / p. 29 Matthew Klane, B____ Meditations {1-52} / p. 37 Deborah Poe, Elements / p. 46

Boris Pintar, Family Parables / p. 71 Gustaf Sobin, Collected Poems / p. 51 TARPAULIN SKY PRESS

Traci O. Connor, Recipes for Endangered Species / p. 63 Joanna Ruocco, Man’s Companions / p. 71 Kim Gek Lin Short, The Bugging Watch & Other Exhibits / p. 72 Shelly Taylor, Black-Eyed Heifer / p. 53 TEA DRAGON FILMS

Joel Douek and Eric Czar, Music of Tea: Music from the Original Soundtrack The Meaning of Tea / p. 82 Scott Chamberlin Hoyt, The Meaning of Tea: A Tea Inspired Journey Documentary Film on DVD / p. 84 TEBOT BACH

B. H. Boston, By All Lights / p. 15 Marcia Cohee, Story / p. 21 Cathy Colman, Beauty’s Tattoo / p. 21 Joseph Karasek, Beyond Walking / p. 36 Joseph Karasek, Love and the Ten Thousand Things / p. 36 Sarah Luczaj, An Urgent Request / p. 39 Steven Paschall, Polaroids / p. 45 Joan Stepp Smith, In a Pasture with Palominos / p. 50 Paul Kareem Tayyar, Scenes from a Good Life / p. 53 THREE CANDLES PRESS

Jeff Mock, Ruthless / p. 42 TIME BEING BOOKS

Louis Daniel Brodsky, By Leaps and Bounds: Part Two of the Seasons of Youth / p. 16 Louis Daniel Brodsky, With One Foot in the Butterfly Farm / p. 62 TINFISH PRESS

Gizelle Gajelonia, Thirteen Ways of Looking at TheBus / p. 28 Kaia Sand, Remember to Wave / p. 48 Elizabeth Soto, Eulogies / p. 51 TUPELO PRESS

C. P. Cavafy, Half an Hour & Other Poems / p. 19

Polina Barskova, This Lamentable City / p. 13 Rene Char, Stone Lyre: Poems of Rene Char / p. 19 Gary Soto, Human Nature / p. 51 Martha Zweig, Monkey Lightning / p. 59

STRAW GATE BOOKS

TURTLE POINT PRESS

Arlene Ang, Valerie Fox, and Jordan Schilling, Editors, The Red Room: Writings from Press 1 / p. 12

Howard Altmann, In This House / p. 11 Geoffrey Biddle, Sydney and Flora / p. 79 James Guida, Marbles / p. 83 Devin Johnston, Creaturely and Other Essays / p. 85 Creston Lea, Wild Punch / p. 68 Alphonse Daudet, Artists’Wives / p. 64

STOP PRESS

SUBITO PRESS

Kristin Abraham, Little Red Riding Hood Missed the Bus / p. 11 Nin Andrews, Dear Professor, Do You Live in a Vacuum? / p. 12 Tracy Debrincat, Moon Is Cotton & She Laugh All Night / p. 64 Andrew Farkas, Self-Titled Debut / p. 65 Stan Mir, Song & Glass / p. 42 L. J. Moore, F-Stein / p. 43 Ted Pelton, Bartleby, the Sportscaster / p. 70 Adam Peterson, My Untimely Death / p. 70 SUBPRESS

Gary Lenhart, Another Look: Selected Prose / p. 86 SUSPECT THOUGHTS PRESS

Adrian Brooks, Black and White and Red All Over / p. 62 Sean Reynolds, Dying for a Change / p. 71 TALISMAN HOUSE

Edip Cansever, Dirty August / p. 18 Nedim Gursel, The Conqueror / p. 66 Burt Kimmelman, As If Free / p. 37

UMASS DARTMOUTH

Fernando Gil and Helder Macedo, The Traveling Eye: Retrospection, Vision, and Prophecy in the Portuguese Renaissance / p. 83 Eduardo Lourenco, Chaos and Splendor and Other Essays / p. 86 Antonio Vieira, The Sermon of Saint Anthony to the Fish and Other Texts / p. 92 UNITED ARTISTS BOOKS

George Tysh, The Imperfect / p. 55 VALA BOOK PRESS

Bettina Rotenberg, I Dare to Stop the Wind: Challenging Children in the Public Schools Through the Arts & Poetry / p. 90 VOLT

Gillian Conoley, Editor, Volt No. 15 / p. 97 WAVE BOOKS

Dorothea Lasky, Black Life / p. 38 Geoffrey Nutter, Christopher Sunset / p. 44 WEST END PRESS

Maisha Baton, Sketches / p. 13 Marianne Aweagon Broyles, The Red Window / p. 16 Sasha Pimentel Chacon, Insides She Swallowed / p. 19 Sy Hoahwah, Velroy and the Madischie Mafia / p. 33 Gerald McCarthy, Trouble Light / p. 40 Jeanetta Calhoun Mish, Work Is Love Made Visible: Collected Family Photographs and Poetry / p. 42 Charles Potts, Inside Idaho: Idaho Poems, 1996-2007 / p. 46 Jenifer Rae Vernon, Rock Candy / p. 55 Jason L. Yurcic, Odes to Anger / p. 58 WHITE PINE PRESS

Kim Chinquee, Pretty / p. 19 Ho Kyun, Borderland Roads: The Selected Poems of Ho Kyun / p. 33 Peter Johnson, Rants and Raves: Selected and New Prose Poems / p. 35 Dennis Maloney, Editor, Finding the Way Home: Poems of Awakening and Transformation / p. 40 Norman Minnick, Editor, Between Water and Song: New Poets for the Twenty-First Century / p. 42 Susan Rich, The Alchemist’s Kitchen / p. 47 WILD OCEAN PRESS

Sharon Doubiago, My Father’s Love: Portrait of the Poet as a Young Girl, Volume 1 / p. 82 WILD TURKEY PRESS

John Wardlaw, Phoenix / p. 56

TWISTED SPOON PRESS

WILLOW BOOKS/AQUARIUS PRESS

Radu Andriescu, Iustin Panta and Cristian Popescu, Memory Glyphs / p. 12 Olga Tokarczuk, Primeval and Other Times / p. 74

Tara Betts, Arc & Hue / p. 15 Curtis L. Crisler, Pulling Scabs / p. 22 Lita Hooper, Thunder in Her Voice: The Narrative of Sojourner Truth / p. 33 Karen S. Williams, Elegy for a Scarred Shoulder / p. 57 Karen S. Williams, Marine Life: A World in Poems / p. 57

TYRANT BOOKS

Eugene Marten, Firework / p. 69 UCLA AMERICAN INDIAN STUDIES CENTER

Hanay Geiogamah and Jaye T. Darby, Editors, American Indian Performing Arts: Critical Directions / p. 82 Kenneth Lincoln, Editor, Gathering Native Scholars: UCLA’s 40 Years of American Indian Culture & Research / p. 86 UGLY DUCKLING PRESSE

Kostas Anagnopoulos, Moving Blanket / p. 11 Jon Cotner and Andy Fitch, Ten Walks/Two Talks / p. 22 Guillevic, Geometries / p. 30 Kevin Varrone, G-Point Almanac: Passyunk Lost / p. 55 Karen Weiser, To Light Out / p. 56

WOLF RIDGE PRESS

Rick Benjamin, Passing Love / p. 14 XOXOX PRESS

Harry Marten, But That Didn’t Happen to You: Recollections & Inventions / p. 87 ZONE  PRESS

Blas Falconer and Amy Wright, Editors, Zone 3 Vol. 24 No. 2 Fall 2009 / p. 97 Kate Gleason, Measuring the Dark / p. 29

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Multicultural Index AFRICAN AMERICAN TITLES

Chris Abani, Sanctificum / p. 11 Preston L Allen, Jesus Boy / p. 61 T. J. Anderson III, River to Cross / p. 11 Peter Bacho, Leaving Yesler / p. 62 Maisha Baton, Sketches / p. 13 Reginald Dwayne Betts, Shahid Reads His Own Palm / p. 14 Earl S Braggs, Younger Than Neil / p. 15 Stacey Lynn Brown, Cradle Song / p. 16 Safiya Bukhari, The War Before: The True Life Story of Becoming a Black Panther, Keeping the Faith in Prison, and Fighting for Those Left Behind / p. 80 Giovanna Covi, Jamaica Kincaid’s Prismatic Subjects: Making Sense of Being in the World / p. 81 Curtis L. Crisler, Pulling Scabs / p. 22 Amanda Cushman, Zarma Folktales of Niger / p. 64 Edouard Glissant, Poetic Intention / p. 83 Lita Hooper, Thunder in Her Voice: The Narrative of Sojourner Truth / p. 33 C. L. R. James, You Don’t Play with Revolution: The Montreal Lectures of C.L.R. James / p. 85 June Jordan, His Own Where / p. 67 Mark McMorris, Entrepot / p. 41 Sean Reynolds, Dying for a Change / p. 71 Ashanti White, Razor Blades Between My Teeth / p. 57 Simone White, House Envy of All the World / p. 57 Karen S. Williams, Elegy for a Scarred Shoulder / p. 57 Karen S. Williams, Marine Life: A World in Poems / p. 57 Tyrone Williams, The Hero Project of the Century / p. 57 Courtney Young, From Madea to Michelle / p. 92 ASIAN AMERICAN TITLES

Appupen, Moonward / p. 61 Sasha Pimentel Chacon, Insides She Swallowed / p. 19 Don Mee Choi, The Morning News Is Exciting / p. 19 Yearn Hong Choi, Song of Myself: A Korean-American Life / p. 80 Amedee Baillot de Guerville, Au Japon: The Memoirs of a Foreign Correspondent in Japan, Korea, and China, 1892-1894 / p. 81 Scott Ezell, Petroglyph Americana / p. 26 Gizelle Gajelonia, Thirteen Ways of Looking at TheBus / p. 28 Vishwajyoti Ghosh, Times New Roman & Countrymen / p. 83 Tomoyuki Hoshino, Lonely Hearts Killer / p. 67 Ayane Kawata, Time of Sky & Castles in the Air / p. 36 Jason Koo, Man on Extremely Small Island / p. 37 Sueyeun Juliette Lee, Underground National / p. 39 Michael Leong, E.S.P. / p. 39 Mun Dok-su, The Postman / p. 43 Nguyen Trai, Beyond the Court Gate: Selected Poems of Nguyen Trai / p. 44



Kamalini Sengupta, Rajmahal / p. 72 Kim Gek Lin Short, The Bugging Watch & Other Exhibits / p. 72 Michelle Cruz Skinner, In the Company of Strangers / p. 73 Jean Yamasaki Toyama, Juliet S. Kono, Ann Inoshita, and Christy Passion, No Choice but to Follow / p. 54 Karen Tei Yamashita, I Hotel / p. 75 LGBT TITLES

John Barton, Hymn / p. 13 Brian E Bengtson, Leavenworth Street / p. 14 Bruce Boone, Century of Clouds / p. 62 Joe Brainard, The Nancy Book / p. 80 Adrian Brooks, Black and White and Red All Over / p. 62 C. P. Cavafy, Half an Hour & Other Poems / p. 19 Julie R. Enszer, Handmade Love / p. 25 Terri Griffith, So Much Better / p. 66 Emily M Haines, The Right to Live Poetically / p. 30 Barbara Hammer, Hammer!: Making Movies Out of Sex and Life / p. 84 Nicholas Alexander Hayes, NIV: 39 & 27 / p. 31 Kevin Killian, Impossible Princess / p. 68 Amy King, Slaves to Do These Things / p. 37 Raymond Luczak, Mute / p. 39 Jennifer Martenson, Unsound / p. 40 Boris Pintar, Family Parables / p. 71 Gojmir Polajnar, Don’t Kill Anyone, I Love You / p. 71 D. A. Powell and Kevin Prufer, Editors, Dunstan Thompson: On the Life and Work of a Lost American Master / p. 89 Sean Reynolds, Dying for a Change / p. 71 Jonathan Strong, Consolation / p. 73 JEWISH TITLES

Rebecca Bloomer, Willow Farrington Bites Back / p. 62 Raymond Federman, Shhh: The Story of a Childhood / p. 65 Walter Hess, Jew’s Harp / p. 32 David Reich, The Antiracism Trainings / p. 71 Jennifer Amy Rose, If a Tree Falls: A Family’s Quest to Hear and Be Heard / p. 89 Myra Sklarew, Harmless / p. 50 LATINO/LATINA TITLES

Rosa Alcala, Undocumentaries / p. 11 Homero Aridjis, Solar Poems / p. 12 Peter Bacho, Leaving Yesler / p. 62 Damien Bright and Cameron Hu, Editors, Osvaldo Romberg +/-70, Even / p. 80 Brenda Cardenas, Boomerang / p. 18 Jeff Conant, A Poetics of Resistance: The Revolutionary Public Relations of the Zapatista Insurgency / p. 81 David Dominguez, The Ghost of Cesar Chavez / p. 24 Brandel France de Bravo, Editor, Mexican Poetry Today: 20/20 Voices / p. 27

Cristina Garcia, The Lesser Tragedy of Death / p. 28 Jorge Guitart, The Empress of Frozen Custard & Ninety-Nine Other Poems / p. 30 Carlos Martinez, Michael Fox, and JoJo Farrell, Editors, Venezuela Speaks!: Voices from the Grassroots / p. 87 Michael Luis Medrano, Born in the Cavity of Sunsets / p. 41 Aaron Michael Morales, Drowning Tucson / p. 69 Daniel A Olivas, Anywhere but L.A. / p. 70 Benjamin Alire Saenz, The Book of What Remains / p. 48 Ruth Irupe Sanabria, The Strange House Testifies / p. 48 Rosaura Sanchez and Beatrice Pita, Lunar Braceros 2125-2148 / p. 72 Gary Soto, Human Nature / p. 51 Juan Suriano, Paradoxes of Utopia: Anarchist Culture and Politics in Buenos Aires, 1890-1910 / p. 90 Paco Ignacio Taibo II, Editor, Mexico City Noir / p. 73 Rene Vazquez Diaz, Welcome to Miami, Doctor Leal / p. 74 Jason L. Yurcic, Odes to Anger / p. 58 Raul Zurita, Song for His Disappeared Love/Canto a Su Amor Desaparecido / p. 59 MIDDLE EASTERN TITLES

Tahar Ben Jelloun, The Rising of the Ashes / p. 14 Justin Sirois, Mlkng Sckls / p. 72 NATIVE AMERICAN TITLES

Marianne Aweagon Broyles, The Red Window / p. 16 Sarah Cortez and Liz Martinez, Editors, Indian Country Noir / p. 63 Hanay Geiogamah and Jaye T. Darby, Editors, American Indian Performing Arts: Critical Directions / p. 82 Red Hawk, Raven’s Paradise / p. 31 Gord Hill, 500 Years of Indigenous Resistance / p. 84 Sy Hoahwah, Velroy and the Madischie Mafia / p. 33 Kenneth Lincoln, Editor, Gathering Native Scholars: UCLA’s 40 Years of American Indian Culture & Research / p. 86 Sandra Lee Stillwell, In a Dress Made of Butterflies / p. 51 TRANSLATIONS

Demosthenes Agrafiotis, Maribor / p. 11 Radu Andriescu, Iustin Panta and Cristian Popescu, Memory Glyphs / p. 12 Homero Aridjis, Solar Poems / p. 12 Gennady Aygi, Winter Revels and Ever Further into the Snows / p. 12 Vyt Bakaitis, Editor, Breathing Free/Gyvas Atodusis: Poems from the Lithuanian / p. 13 Polina Barskova, This Lamentable City / p. 13 Tahar Ben Jelloun, The Rising of the Ashes / p. 14 Rinaldo Caddeo, Siren’s Song: Selected Poetry and Prose, 1989-2009 / p. 17 Edip Cansever, Dirty August / p. 18

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MULTICULTURAL INDEX C. P. Cavafy, Half an Hour & Other Poems / p. 19 Rene Char, Stone Lyre: Poems of Rene Char / p. 19 Marcel Cohen, Walls (Anamneses) / p. 21 Fernand Crommelynck, Mad for Love / p. 64 Giovanna Franca Dalla Costa, The Work of Love: Unpaid Housework, Poverty and Sexual Violence at the Dawn of the 21ST Century / p. 81 Alphonse Daudet, Artists’Wives / p. 64 Amedee Baillot de Guerville, Au Japon: The Memoirs of a Foreign Correspondent in Japan, Korea, and China, 1892-1894 / p. 81 Marquise de Sade, Enter the Queen / p. 64 Regina Derieva, Alien Matter: New and Selected Poems / p. 24 Virginie Despentes, King Kong Theory / p. 82 Annamaria Ferramosca, Other Signs, Other Circles: A Selection of Poems, 1990-2009 / p. 26 Brandel France de Bravo, Editor, Mexican Poetry Today: 20/20 Voices / p. 27 Tiziano Fratus, Creaturing / p. 27 Fernando Gil and Helder Macedo, The Traveling Eye: Retrospection, Vision, and Prophecy in the Portuguese Renaissance / p. 83 Edouard Glissant, Poetic Intention / p. 83

Guillevic, Geometries / p. 30 Drazan Gunjaca, Balkan Roulette / p. 66 Nedim Gursel, The Conqueror / p. 66 Gunnar Harding, Tidewater / p. 31 Ho Kyun, Borderland Roads: The Selected Poems of Ho Kyun / p. 33 Tomoyuki Hoshino, Lonely Hearts Killer / p. 67 Ayane Kawata, Time of Sky & Castles in the Air / p. 36 Julius Keleras, XL Poems / p. 36 Petter Lindgren, Farawaystan / p. 39 Mun Dok-su, The Postman / p. 43 Nguyen Trai, Beyond the Court Gate: Selected Poems of Nguyen Trai / p. 44 Boris Pintar, Family Parables / p. 71 Gojmir Polajnar, Don’t Kill Anyone, I Love You / p. 71 Jacques Reda, Europes / p. 47 Nathalie Sarraute, The Use of Speech / p. 72 Camillo Sbarbaro, Shavings: Selected Prose Poems, 1914-1940 / p. 49 Natalia Smirnova and Julia Goumen, Editors, Moscow Noir / p. 73 Alfonsina Storni, My Heart Flooded with Water / p. 52

Juan Suriano, Paradoxes of Utopia: Anarchist Culture and Politics in Buenos Aires, 1890-1910 / p. 90 Elzbieta Szoka and Joe W. Bratcher, III, Editors, The Dirty Goat 21 / p. 97 Novica Tadic, Assembly / p. 52 Olga Tokarczuk, Primeval and Other Times / p. 74 Francesca Turini Bufalini, Autobiographical Poems / p. 54 Rene Vazquez Diaz, Welcome to Miami, Doctor Leal / p. 74 Antonio Vieira, The Sermon of Saint Anthony to the Fish and Other Texts / p. 92 Raul Zurita, Song for His Disappeared Love/Canto a Su Amor Desaparecido / p. 59

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