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  • Plural Christopher Stackhouse

    Plural
    Christopher Stackhouse

    Plural is an experiential immersion in the daily life of an artist, arts critic and poet who weaves and juxtaposes aesthetic ideas, personal circumstances, philosophical questions, and societal situations while aggressively experimenting with poetic form and content. Stackhouse’s interest in […]

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  • 154 FortiesJackson Mac Low

    154 Forties
    Jackson Mac Low

        The first publication of the complete series of Jackson Mac Low’s “Forties” poems. Written and revised from 1990 to 2001 with a method Mac Low called “gathering,” where he took into the poems words, phrases, and other kinds […]

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  • Ascension giovanni singletonWinner of the California Book Award

    Ascension
    giovanni singleton
    Winner of the California Book Award

        Winner of the 81st Annual California Book Award for Poetry In this diary of intentionality, the behearer and the beholder approach the world with an attitude of longing—for less: less sorrow, less suffering. Daily practice delivers the speaker […]

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  • Selected Days Stephen Ratcliffe

    Selected Days
    Stephen Ratcliffe

      August 5, 2014: Selected Days wins the Poetry Center Book Award from San Francisco State University! Stephen Ratcliffe has been performing daily writing since 1999, when he began with Portraits & Repetition. Through a daily practice of acute perception […]

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  • Heath Course Pak Tan Lin

    Heath Course Pak
    Tan Lin

    Like its predecessor, HEATH (plagiarism/outsource), Heath Course Pak exists somewhere between a Project Gutenberg version of Samuel Pepys Diary and a minute-to-minute news feed and blog of Heath Ledger’s death. Sad, appropriated, lyrical and confused, the book contains a brief […]

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  • Deck of DeedsRodrigo Toscano

    Deck of Deeds
    Rodrigo Toscano

    Deck of Deeds is comprised of seventy poetic prose image captions (without images) whose titles are inspired by the popular Latin American loteria card game. Written by a poet who logs in an average of ten thousand miles of air […]

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  • Confessions of a PlagiaristKevin Kopelson

    Confessions of a Plagiarist
    Kevin Kopelson

    In college, Kevin Kopelson passed off a paper by his older brother Robert as his own. In graduate school, he plagiarized nearly an entire article from a respected scholar, and then later, having met her and been asked if he […]

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  • [BOND, JAMES] Michelle Disler

    [BOND, JAMES]
    Michelle Disler

    Invokes a narrative and intimate distance through the imbalance of power between men & detectives and women & wives, leaving a risky proposition like an alphabet or the simple complexity of memoir and writing about memory. A sobering examination of […]

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  • Yingelishi Jonathan Stalling

    Yingelishi
    Jonathan Stalling

    The nearly supernatural nature of this groundbreaking work can be glimpsed in the book’s title. When read aloud, Yíngelìshi (pronounced yeen guh lee shr) sounds like an accented pronunciation of the word “English,” while the Chinese reader sees the Chinese […]

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  • Still Matthew Cooperman

    Still
    Matthew Cooperman

    “It’s as if,” writes Gillian Conoley of Still: Of the Earth as the Ark which Does Not Move, “in our still lives, in the still shots of cultural, historical and individual atomized memory, Matthew Cooperman is holding a Geiger counter, […]

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  • Time’s Wallet Steve Katz

    Time’s Wallet
    Steve Katz

    Time’s Wallet is a memoir written in discrete pieces, “memoirrhoids.”  The 54 short bits cover the variety and extent of a life from 1935 to the present, from Manhattan by various routes to Denver, Colorado. The work presents itself not […]

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  • Vacant Lot Oliver Rohe

    Vacant Lot
    Oliver Rohe

    Set in a city much like Beirut in the aftermath of bloody civil war, a former mercenary relates his fate and that of others of his kind after the peace. The world is rapidly healing itself—people getting back to their […]

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  • The Field is Lethal Suzanne Doppelt

    The Field is Lethal
    Suzanne Doppelt

    The supernatural, ventriloquism, table-turning, magic carpets, ghosts, The Field is Lethal is immersed in a late nineteeth-century spiritualism . Borrowing freely from folklore and anecdote, Doppelt mixes oblique references, catching us in the sound and play of language as much as […]

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  • The Desires of Letters Laynie Browne

    The Desires of Letters
    Laynie Browne

    “Motherhood and housewifery 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 […]

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  • The Use of Speech Nathalie Sarraute

    The Use of Speech
    Nathalie Sarraute

    In this reprint of a classic later work from French novelist Nathalie Sarraute, one finds a “delectably austere, beady-eyed book. . . . The phrases that give rise to the scenes or episodes are ordinary enough until Sarraute imagines for […]

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  • Beyond the Court Gate: Selected Poems of Nguyen TraiNguyen Trai

    Beyond the Court Gate: Selected Poems of Nguyen Trai
    Nguyen Trai

    While Li Po and other classic Chinese poets mostly found expression 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 […]

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  • Shot Christine Hume

    Shot
    Christine Hume

    In alternating currents of prose and verse, Shot reaches beyond the tradition of the nocturne to illuminate contradictory impulses and intensities of night. Shot inhabits the sinister, visionary, intimate, haunted, erotic capacities to see and hear things at night, in the […]

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  • Incivilities Barbara Claire Freeman

    Incivilities
    Barbara Claire Freeman

    In her first collection, Barbara Claire Freeman links lyric subjectivity to an exploration of crucial moments in U.S. history. There are meditations on the Declaration of Independence, institution of slavery, Gold Rush, Lewis and Clark Expedition, Civil War, Great Depression, […]

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  • Reading the Unseen: (Offstage) Hamletby Stephen Ratcliffe

    Reading the Unseen: (Offstage) Hamlet
    by Stephen Ratcliffe

    Reading the Unseen: (Offstage) Hamlet is about the presence and significance of offstage action in Hamlet, things we hear about in words but do not see performed physically onstage—things like King Hamlet’s murder “while [he] was sleeping in [his] orchard,” […]

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  • Rose Alley Jeremy M. Davies

    Rose Alley
    Jeremy M. Davies

    When violence erupts on the streets of Paris in May 1968, a hapless international film crew finds itself stranded during the shooting of a preposterous low-budget blue movie about notorious 18th century erotic poet John Wilmot, the Earl of Rochester. […]

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  • There’s the Hand and There’s the Arid Chairby Tomaz Salamun

    There’s the Hand and There’s the Arid Chair
    by Tomaz Salamun

    Poems born in “a time of abrupt needs,” There’s the Hand and There’s the Arid Chair catalogues those individual and imperative fancies that, in the cosmos of Tomaz Salamun, eternity aims to replace: A genealogy of dressmakers and songbirds. A topography […]

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  • The Brittle Age and Returning Uplandby René Char Translated by Gustaf Sobin

    The Brittle Age and Returning Upland
    by René Char Translated by Gustaf Sobin

    When Gustaf Sobin arrived in France at the age of twenty-seven in 1963, he befriended the poet René Char, who, as Sobin writes, “taught me my trade.” “René Char taught me, first, to read particulars: that the meticulously observed detail, […]

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  • Aura: Last Essaysby Gustaf Sobin

    Aura: Last Essays
    by Gustaf Sobin

    Gustaf Sobin’s final book of essays continues his meditations on the meaning of archaeological vestiges in the south of France. Sobin’s writing synthesizes insights from anthropology, philosophy, theology, and the history of art to produce a spiritual and poetic travelogue […]

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  • Placed Carol Snow

    Placed
    Carol Snow

    Placed is a poetic sequence that juxtaposes words, phrases, quotes, and lyric excerpts in the manner of stones in a Japanese dry-landscape Zen garden—karesansui. “Subtexts” identify sources of quotations, ranging from Basho to the Marx Brothers. Time is stilled here, […]

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  • Juliology Nicolas Pesquès

    Juliology
    Nicolas Pesquès

    Juliology is an extended poetic meditation on a mountain (Juliau) that is visible from the poet’s house in the Ardèche region of south-central France. Focusing in particular on the yellow flowering English broom that covers the mountain in spring, Pesquès […]

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  • Divertimenti and VariationsHeimito von Doderer

    Divertimenti and Variations
    Heimito von Doderer

    A story collection by the acclaimed Austrian novelist of the early and mid-twentieth century, Divertimenti and Variations mediates traditional and experimental story technique to explore the authentic self and creates musically-based narrative forms. These narrative experiments were begun in 1923, […]

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  • Lyric Postmodernisms: An Anthology of Contemporary Innovative Poetriesedited by Reginald Shepherd

    Lyric Postmodernisms: An Anthology of Contemporary Innovative Poetries
    edited by Reginald Shepherd

    Lyric Postmodernisms gathers many well established poets whose work transcends the boundaries between traditional lyric and avant-garde experimentation. Some have been publishing since the 1960s, some have emerged more recently, but all have been influential on newer generations of American […]

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  • Autobiography/OughtabiographyAnthony Hawley

    Autobiography/Oughtabiography
    Anthony Hawley

      Through two series of poems, Autobiography/ Oughtabiography explores tensions between memory, erasure, writing, and the self. The title sequence tracks a speaking voice as it works through shards of its past, questioning and, at times, undermining the autobiographical act, […]

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  • sexoPUROsexoVELOZ // Septiembre Dolores Dorantes

    sexoPUROsexoVELOZ // Septiembre
    Dolores Dorantes

    sexoPUROsexoVELOZ and Septiembre are books two and three of Mexican poet Dolores Dorantes’ lifelong project titled Dolores Dorantes. These works consist of fragmented interlocking sequences of poems that create a scaffolding to frame Dorantes’ vivid explorations of the intensely personal […]

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  • Mopus: A Novel  by Oisín CurranIntroduction by Steve Katz

    Mopus: A Novel by Oisín Curran
    Introduction by Steve Katz

    An astounding debut novel, written with courage, innovation, wisdom, style. Oisîn Curran leads us onto a topology of narrative surfaces that appear and disappear seamlessly: subway terrorists in an urban density, a bucolic meadow and stream, postapocalyptic devastation, a ninth […]

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