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Recent Books

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Stick Figure with Skirt

Stick Figure with Skirt
by Cathryn Cofell

Publisher: Main Street Rag
Genres: Poetry

"This book is Dickinsonian in its way of believing in the power of the mind, the internal world, the imagination that always reaches beyond the self." —Jericho Brown

Release Date:
November 19, 2020

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Paper $14.00

Magnetic Woman: Toyen and the Surrealist Erotic

Magnetic Woman: Toyen and the Surrealist Erotic
by Karla Huebner

Publisher: University of Pittsburgh Press
Genres: art history, biography

Part art book and part biography, Magnetic Woman examines the life and work of the artist Toyen (Marie Čermínová, 1902–80), a founding member of the Prague surrealist group, and focuses on her construction of gender and eroticism.

Release Date:
November 8, 2020

Purchase:
Cloth $100.00

Colleen's County

Colleen's County
by Rick Henry

Publisher: Finishing Line Press
Genres: Fiction

Colleen O’Shea, asked to count the vehicles driving through a rural town in 1933, is interrupted by friends, secrets, and an unplanned pregnancy.

Release Date:
October 16, 2020

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Paper $19.99

By Broad Potomac's Shore: Great Poems from the Early Days of Our Nation's Capital

By Broad Potomac's Shore: Great Poems from the Early Days of Our Nation's Capital
by Kim Roberts

Publisher: University of Virginia Press
Genres: Poetry

A comprehensive anthology of 132 poets, well-known and overlooked, who lived in Washington, DC from the city’s founding in 1800 to 1930. The book celebrates women poets, working class poets, and poets of color, including a significant number of poets born enslaved. "Impeccable research."

Release Date:
October 1, 2020

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Paper $27.95
Electronic $27.95

A Place of Exodus: Home, Memory, and Texas

A Place of Exodus: Home, Memory, and Texas
by David Biespiel

Publisher: Kelson Books
Genres: Memoir

Acclaimed poet and memoirist David Biespiel tells the story of the rise and fall of a Jewish boyhood in Texas, and his search for the answer to his life’s central riddle: Are we ever done leaving home?

Release Date:
September 30, 2020

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Paper $20.00

Working Hypothesis

Working Hypothesis
by Charles Malone

Publisher: Finishing Line Press
Genres: Poetry

"A generous skepticism about the nature of knowledge, paired with an abiding care about nature itself, undergirds Charlie Malone’s frank, witty, and deeply searching Working Hypothesis" —Dan Beachy-Quick

Release Date:
September 18, 2020

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Paper $19.99

The Incredible Shrinking Woman

The Incredible Shrinking Woman
by Athena Dixon

Publisher: Split/Lip Press
Genres: Essay, Memoir, Creative Non-Fiction

A quiet retelling of a life in the background, Athena Dixon's debut essay collection is a gentle unpacking of the roles she learned to inhabit, growing up as a Black woman in a small Midwestern town, to avoid disruption.

Release Date:
September 15, 2020

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Paper $16.00

Each of Us Killers

Each of Us Killers
by Jenny Bhatt

Publisher: 7.13 Books
Genres: Literary Fiction

Set in the American Midwest, England, and India, the stories in EACH OF US KILLERS are set at the intersection between labor and our emotional lives; about people trying to realize their dreams and aspirations through their professions.

Release Date:
September 8, 2020

Launch Event:
September 8, 2020

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Paper $18.99
Electronic $18.99

Mannequin and Wife: Stories

Mannequin and Wife: Stories
by Jen Fawkes

Publisher: LSU Press
Genres: Short Stories

The award-winning tales in Mannequin and Wife trip seamlessly across borderlands, navigating the mundane and the marvelous. These stories examine the vagaries of human relationships, teasing out the startling complications that arise from our associations with those we loathe and those we love.

Release Date:
September 2, 2020

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Paper $22.46
Electronic $21.99

Comanche

Comanche
by Brett Riley

Publisher: Imbrifex Books
Genres: Western Horror

Something is killing the people of Comanche, Texas. Rumors fly that it’s the ghost of The Piney Woods Kid, back to wreak vengeance on the descendants of the vigilantes who killed him. Those investigating the murders soon find themselves in the killer's cross-hairs.

Release Date:
September 1, 2020

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Cloth $25.00
Electronic $8.79

The Last Story of Mina Lee

The Last Story of Mina Lee
by Nancy Jooyoun Kim

Publisher: Park Row Books
Genres: Literary Fiction

A profoundly moving and unconventional mother-daughter saga, The Last Story of Mina Lee illustrates the devastating realities of being an immigrant in America.

Release Date:
September 1, 2020

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Cloth $27.99
Electronic $13.99

A Ritchie Boy

A Ritchie Boy
by Linda Kass

Publisher: She Writes Press
Genres: Historical Fiction

In A Ritchie Boy, interconnected stories reveal the compelling journey of one young immigrant’s triumph in America during World War II. Inspired by true events.

Release Date:
Sptember 1, 2020

Launch Event:
September 15, 2020

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Cloth $24.95
Paper $16.95
Electronic $9.95

Sky Songs: Meditations on Loving a Broken World

Sky Songs: Meditations on Loving a Broken World
by Jennifer Sinor

Publisher:University of Nebraska Press
Genres: Nonfiction

Set over a period of fifteen years, the essays move from external to internal landscapes and ask how we hold both the sorrow and the grace offered us every single day.

Release Date:
September, 2020

Launch Event:
October 12, 2020

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Paper $19.95
Electronic $19.95

A Place Remote: Stories

A Place Remote: Stories
by Gwen Goodkin

Publisher: West Virginia University Press
Genre: Fiction

From farm to factory, alcoholism to war wounds, friendship to betrayal, the stories in ‘A Place Remote take us intimately into the hearts of people from all walks of life in a rural Ohio town.

Release Date:
September 1, 2020

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Paper $18.99
Electronic $18.99

Blizzard

Blizzard
by Henri Cole

Publisher: Farrar, Straus and Giroux
Genres: Poetry

“An artist of the greatest gifts.” —Louise Glück
Daring, tender, truthful, the poems in Blizzard, Henri Cole’s tenth book, build on a reputation for quiet mastery.

Release Date:
September 1, 2020

Launch Event:
September 1, 2020

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Cloth $24.00
Electronic $11.99

scenery

scenery
by José Felipe Alvergue

Publisher: Fordham University Press
Genres: poetry

From casta paintings to riots, from the delivery room to parenthood: What is the kind of emotion a face demonstrates, or a body, an assembly? scenery approaches the empathy we come to feel when the language we’ve made is dulled by the roles we are also expected to occupy against one another.

Release Date:
September 1, 2020

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Paper $24.00

Winter Counts

Winter Counts
by David Heska Wanbli Weiden

Publisher: Ecco
Genres: Native American, thriller

“Winter Counts is a marvel. It’s a thriller with a beating heart and jagged teeth--a brilliant meditation on power and violence. Weiden is a powerful new voice. I couldn’t put it down.”
—Tommy Orange, author of There There

Release Date:
August 25, 2020

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Cloth $27.99
Electronic $14.99

The Artifact Hunters

The Artifact Hunters
by Janet Fox

Publisher: Viking Children's
Genres: middle grade

"Detailed and fast-paced, each [episode] moving the tale forward, and there are lots of unexpected twists, turns, and revelations." —Kirkus

Release Date:
August 25, 2020

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Cloth $16.99

Or What We'll Call Desire

Or What We'll Call Desire
by Alexandra Teague

Publisher: Persea
Genres: Poetry

This heartrending and darkly playful new collection of poems by Alexandra Teague mixes high-art and popular culture in an exploration of the representation and misrepresentation of the female form.

Release Date:
August 20, 2020

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paper $15.95

Hysteria

Hysteria
by Jessica Gross

Publisher: Unnamed Press
Genres: Fiction

A troubled young woman becomes convinced her Brooklyn bartender is Sigmund Freud.

Release Date:
August 18, 2020

Launch Event:
August 18, 2020

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Paper $18.00

What Falls Away Is Always: Poems and Conversations

What Falls Away Is Always: Poems and Conversations
by Richard Terrill

Publisher: Holy Cow! Press
Genres: Poetry

“The collection ends on a tour de force sequence of poems, forging a compelling understanding of jazz and music with a juxtaposition to living our lives inside our lives.” Alberto Rios, Board of Chancellors, Academy of American Poets.
“This is what great poetry does.” Michael Torres, NPS Winner

Release Date:
August 17, 2020

Launch Event:
September 13, 2020

Purchase:
Paper $16.00

Grief Land: Poems

Grief Land: Poems
by Carrie Shipers

Publisher: University of New Mexico Press
Genres: Poetry

In Grief Land Carrie Shipers explores the paradoxical nature of bereavement as both a universal human experience and an intensely personal one. The collection explores living with grief without being consumed by it and how to emerge into a new life.

Release Date:
August 15, 2020

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Cloth $18.95
Electronic $9.99

Dear October

Dear October
by Mary Morris

Publisher: Texas Review Press
Genres: Poetry

In caring for her mother before death, Mary Morris has moved a familiar subject forward with new beauty, truth, and humor. These poems are part folklore, part history, part mysticism. Dear October should be a choice for “Best of the Year.” —Grace Cavalieri, Maryland Poet Laureate

Release Date:
August 15, 2020

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Paper $19.95

Powerfully Perplexing Presidential Profiles

Powerfully Perplexing Presidential Profiles
by Rod Martinez

Publisher: Histria Books
Genres: non-fiction

Powerfully Perplexing Presidential Profiles is a fun fact/trivia book on our United States Presidents from George Washington to Donald Trump, written in a fun, witty style, to make learning entertaining and enjoyable. The book includes a never before published timeline linking two presidents.

Release Date:
August 15, 2020

Purchase:
Paper $24.99

A Candle for San Simón

A Candle for San Simón
by Kelly Daniels

Publisher: Owl Canyon Press
Genres: Literary Thriller

“Daniels embraces his characters, no matter how low they go, and they do go low. It takes storytelling chops to follow characters into hell - just ask Beckett, or Dostoyevsky, or Dickens.” —Midwest Book Review

Release Date:
August 15, 2020

Launch Event:
August 1, 2020

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Paper $18.95

The Monsters We Make

The Monsters We Make
by Kali White

Publisher: Crooked Lane Books
Genres: Crime Fiction

In the early 1980’s, a pair of paperboy kidnappings rocks a small Midwestern city, bringing secrets to the surface for a single mother, her two children, and a local cop. Inspired by the real-life Des Moines paperboy cases, The Monsters We Make explores the effects of one crime exposing another.

Release Date:
August 11, 2020

Launch Event:
August 12, 2020

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Cloth $24.29
Electronic $12.99

Devil's Lake

Devil's Lake
by Sarah M. Sala

Publisher:Tolsun Books
Genres: Poetry

Devil's Lake ripples with formal invention as Sarah M. Sala finds ways to talk about love. Her images are unadorned, her style telegraphic and surreal as she contends with the violences that endanger women and women's desire for each other. Devil's Lake shook me awake! —CAConrad

Release Date:
August 11, 2020

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Cloth $17.00
Paper $17.00

This Is How We Leave

This Is How We Leave
by Joanne Nelson

Publisher: Vine Leaves Press
Genres: memoir

"A wise and generous memoir, keenly observed, unflinchingly recorded, written with humor, empathy, and love. Nelson's coming of age—as a daughter, sister, wife and mother herself—feels worthy and true." —Dinah Lenney

Release Date:
August 11, 2020

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Paper $14.99
Electronic $2.99

Between Inca Walls, A Peace Corps Memoir

Between Inca Walls, A Peace Corps Memoir
by Evelyn Kohl LaTorre

Publisher: She Writes Press
Genres: Memoir

An adventurous and romantically inclined twenty-on-year old seeks fulfillment volunteering in Mexico and Peru. She joins the Peace Corps and works in the Andes, where she falls in love with her village, her indigenous pupils—and a university student.

Release Date:
August 11, 2020

Launch Event:
August 19, 2020

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Paper $16.95
Electronic $9.95

Law & Authors: A Legal Handbook for Writers

Law & Authors: A Legal Handbook for Writers
by Jacqueline Lipton

Publisher: University of California Press
Genres: Nonfiction

This accessible, reader-friendly handbook is an invaluable resource for authors, agents, and editors in navigating the legal landscape of the contemporary publishing industry for both traditionally published and self-published authors.

Release Date:
August 4, 2020

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Cloth $80.00
Paper $22.95
Electronic $22.95

The Likely World

The Likely World
by Melanie Conroy-Goldman

Publisher: Red Hen Press
Genres: Fiction

Single mother Mellie has barely emerged from a prolonged addiction to cloud, a mood drug with a devastating impact on the formation of memories, when an achingly familiar stranger appears outside her home.

Release Date:
August 4, 2020

Launch Event:
August 4, 2020

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Paper $18.95

Gaijin

Gaijin
by Sarah Z Sleeper

Publisher: Running Wild Press
Genres: Fiction

Lucy is a journalist at Northwestern University and she’s in love with an exotic new student, Owen Ota. When he disappears without explanation, sets out on a three-month quest across Japan to find him. She finds anti-U.S. protests and menacing street thugs, and no trace of Owen.

Release Date:
August 1, 2020

Launch Event:
August 1, 2020

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Paper $21.99
Electronic $9.49

I'm Feeling Blue, Too!

I'm Feeling Blue, Too!
by Marjorie Maddox

Publisher: Wipf and Stock
Genres: Poetry

"What do you get when you take a morsel of midnight, a pinch of sky, a splash of sea, a flower petal, a bee-kissed mulberry, the hum of blue firs? . . . .Maddox leads young readers across mood-lifting, make-believe landscapes. Feeling blue has never felt so good!" —David L. Harrison, author

Release Date:
August 1, 2020

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Cloth $22.00
Paper $16.00

Relentless: From National Champion to Physically Disabled Activist

Relentless: From National Champion to Physically Disabled Activist
by Katherine Itacy

Publisher: E.L. Marker
Genres: Self-Help Memoir

Release Date:
a July 28, 2020

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Paper $17.95
Electronic $5.99

Spindle City

Spindle City
by Jotham Burrello

Publisher: Blackstone Publishing
Genres: Historical Fiction

In  Spindle City, a delicately embroidered novel stitched with intrigue, author Jotham Burrello reimagines the early twentieth-century heyday of Fall River, Massachusetts. A stunning debut that masters the nuances of William Howard Taft’s America and the intricacies of the human condition.

Release Date:
July 21, 2020

Launch Event:
AUgust 20, 2020

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Cloth $25.95
Electronic $9.99

If You Have Something to Say, Margaret

If You Have Something to Say, Margaret
by Marge Barrett

Publisher:CW Books
Genres: Poetry

A collection of deeply personal poems that offer a rare and powerful look into a diverse set of complex topics including family, relationships, fear, and life. The poems vary in form and style but are consistent in their rich language and vivid imagery.

Release Date:
August 10, 2020

Launch Event:
September 17, 2020

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Paper $19.00

Comets

Comets
by Joseph Allen Costa

Publisher: Unsolicited Press
Genres: realistic fiction

Comets follows the struggles of Italian, Cuban and American cabinetmakers in Ybor City, Tampa's Latin Quarter. The book examines the complexities of family and the ways that honor, tradition and responsibility create fissures in the human spirit.

Release Date:
July 14, 2020

Launch Event:
July 7, 2020 (contact author for password)

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Paper $17.00

Summertime Fine

Summertime Fine
by Jason B Crawford

Publisher: Variant Literature
Genres: Poetry

The poems in Summertime Fine are built to live on the tongue. Full of block parties and Slurpee machine, and cayenne and ribs, the collection reminds us that what we taste, what we savor, we consume. —Ross White

Release Date:
July 11, 2020

Launch Event:
July 11, 2020

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Paper $12.00

Where the Lighthouse Begins

Where the Lighthouse Begins
by Timothy Houghton

Publisher: Salmon Poetry
Genres: Poetry

“What lies behind much of the lyric poems in Where the Lighthouse Begins is a motivating sense of loss: in some poems, a dead father, an aging mother, a troubled brother; or, in other poems, a conflict, such as a war. The natural world also plays a major role, as a redeeming force, often in the form of the birds that are so much a part of the poet's life. Sometimes, too, humor is present as a source of relief. By the end of the book, readers may feel that the mystery of time is perhaps the most fundamental theme.

Release Date:
July 8, 2020

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€12.00

Deep River Blues

Can I Kick It?: Sneaker Microfiction and Poetry
by Ran Walker and Van G. Garrett

Publisher: 45 Alternate Press, LLC
Genres: Short Stories/Poetry

Whether it's for the comfort, the style, the collectibility, or the investment potential, sneakers play a huge role in pop culture. Ran Walker and Van G. Garrett decided to explore the various aspects of sneaker culture in this collection of microfiction and poetry.

Release Date:
July 7, 2020

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Paper $12.00

Deep River Blues

Deep River Blues
by Tony Ray Morris

Publisher: Northampton House Press
Genres: Fiction

“With the perception of a poet and the knack of a novelist, Tony Ray Morris joins the ranks of some of the finest crime fiction writers. In turn part James Lee Burke, Tennessee Williams, and William Faulkner, Deep River Blues will pull you under and have you gasping for breath.“ —Craig Johnson

Release Date:
July 7, 2020

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Cloth $27.95 Electronic $7.99

The Purpose of Things

The Purpose of Things
by Peter Serchuk, Photographs by Pieter de Koninck

Publisher: Regal House Publishing
Genres: Poetry/Photograph

"When William Carlos Williams said of poetry ‘No ideas but in things,’ he seems to have predicted the power of these pairs of poems and photographs. This book allows us to experience things, poetically, in their transcendent states.”

Release Date:
July 6, 2020

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Paper $19.95

Code

Code
by Charlotte Pence

Publisher: Black Lawrence Press
Genres: Poetry

"At its nexus, Code contains a narrative featuring the voices of a father, a mother who is dying from an inherited disease, & the mother's own DNA (in a prescient turn of poetic adroitness). Never have I encountered such tenderness and scrutiny in the scientific turned elegiac." —Diana Khoi Nguyen

Release Date:
July 2, 2020

Launch Event:
July 6, 2020

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Paper $17.95

Why Did I Get a B? And Other Mysteries We're Discussing in the Faculty Lounge

Why Did I Get a B? And Other Mysteries We're Discussing in the Faculty Lounge
by Shannon Reed

Publisher: Atria Books/Simon & Schuster
Genres: Humor, Memoir

“Funny...revealing....So send this book to your favorite teacher.” —People, Book of the Week
This hilarious, inspirational, and wise collection of personal essays and humor from a longtime educator explores all the joys, challenges, and absurdities of being a teacher.

Release Date:
June 30, 2020

Launch Event:
July 9, 2020

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Cloth $26.00
Electronic $11.99

Lost Girls

Lost Girls
by Ellen Birkett Morris

Publisher: Touchpoint
Genres: Fiction

“A dazzling collection of stories that showcases Morris' impressive ability to hide devastating truths within seemingly small moments.” —Jenny Offill

Release Date:
June 26, 2020

Launch Event:
June 26, 2020

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Cloth $24.99
Electronic $3.99

Drumming Armageddon

Drumming Armageddon
by George Drew

Publisher: Madville Publishing
Genre: Poetry

George Drew's Drumming Armageddon is, without question, not merely a celebration of the blues, but the blues in fact. He leaves us wrung out and worn out and whole, putting our envies and sins aside for a little while and saying, Lord have mercy, that boy can sing.

Release Date:
June 23, 2020

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Paper $18.95

Name Your Bird Without A Gun: A Tarot Romance

Name Your Bird Without A Gun: A Tarot Romance
by Emily Carr

Publisher: Spork
Genres: Poetry

You might think the magic in Emily Carr’s Name Your Bird Without a Gun would be in its Tarot-generated love story, and sure, that’s sufficiently magical, but the real magic in this book is in its opulent and sultry renderings of nature’s movements, of the world just being its ravishing self.

Release Date:
June 23, 2020

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Paper $18.00

WRITING WILD: Women Poets, Ramblers, and Mavericks Who Shape How We See the Natural World

WRITING WILD: Women Poets, Ramblers, and Mavericks Who Shape How We See the Natural World
by Kathryn Aalto

Publisher: Timber Press
Genres: Nature and Science

In Writing Wild, Kathryn Aalto celebrates 25 women, both historical and current, whose influential writing helps deepen our connection to and understanding of the natural world. These inspiring wordsmiths are scholars, spiritual seekers, conservationists, scientists, novelists, and explorers

Release Date:
June 23, 2020

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Paper $24.95
Electronic $9.99

The Same Moon

The Same Moon
by Sarah Coomber

Publisher: Camphor Press
Genres: memoir/travel

Recently wed—and quickly divorced—twenty-four-year-old Sarah Coomber is looking for a do-over. She escapes the disappointments of her Minnesota life for a job teaching English in Japan. What she finds when she gets there is far from what she expected, but it just might be exactly what she needs.

Release Date:
June 18, 2020

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Cloth $29.99
Paper $17.99
Electronic $7.99

A Short Move

A Short Move
by Katherine Hill

Publisher: Ig Publishing
Genres: Fiction

“An ode to both the singular glory and the heavy cost of greatness. Katherine Hill uses the rhythms of the sports novel to explore everything from the complexities of masculinity to the illusion that is the American Dream―and makes the form her own in the process." —Laura van den Berg

Release Date:
June 16, 2020

Launch Event:
June 18, 2020

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Paper $16.95

The Secret Music at Tordesillas

The Secret Music at Tordesillas
by Marjorie Sandor

Publisher: Hidden River Press
Genres: Fiction

"An historical novel of striking imagination and lyricism, this sly tale of sixteenth-century Spain, with its secrets and masks involving the interrelationships of Catholics, Muslims and Jews, has an uncanny bearing on our own country's diversity tensions." —Philip Lopate

Release Date:
June 15, 2020

Launch Event:
June 1, 2020

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Paper $20.00
Electronic $9.99

Caught Between Worlds: Tom, Mikhail and Alexander the Great

Caught Between Worlds: Tom, Mikhail and Alexander the Great
by Therese Amrhein Tappouni

Publisher: BookBaby
Genres: Historic Adventure

Tom from Tampa, FL. and Mikhail from Baghdad join forces with Alexander the Great, a Kurdish leader, a Yezidi healer and others to rescue Tom's father from Iranian terrorists in Iraq. They combine the American "Can-do" and the Middle Eastern Ins'Allah (as God Wills to succeed).

Release Date:
June 10, 2020

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Paper $16.95

A Fish Growing Lungs

A Fish Growing Lungs
by Alysia Li Ying Sawchyn

Publisher: Burrow Press
Genres: Nonfiction

Release Date:
June 9, 2020

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Paper $16.00
Electronic $9.99

The Clearing

The Clearing
by Allison Adair

Publisher: Milkweed Editions
Genres: Poetry

Winner of the 2020 Max Ritvo Poetry Prize, The Clearing is “a lush, lyrical book about a world where women are meant to carry things to safety and men leave decisively” —Henri Cole, starred review from Publishers Weekly.

Release Date:
June 9, 2020
Launch Event:
Cloth $22.00
Electronic $10.99

Investigative Creative Writing: Teaching and Practice

Investigative Creative Writing: Teaching and Practice
by Mark Spitzer

Publisher: Equinox Publishing Ltd
Genres: creative writing pedagogy

Investigative Creative Writing is a lively and original treatment of creative writing practice and teaching within a college/university environment. The author presents an experiential, discovery-based approach that builds on teaching theories that make learning both revelatory and revolutionary.

Release Date:
June 6, 2020

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Cloth $38.00
Electronic $38.00

Short on Days

Short on Days
by Phillip Sterling

Publisher: Main Street Rag
Genres: Poetry

“Phillip Sterling has filled his February to overflowing with forty twenty-eight word poems not only of time but of place…Salted discreetly with chime and allusion, they burst out of the limits of their form.” —Eric Torgersen

Release Date:
June 3, 2020

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Paper $13.00

Mostly Water: Reflections Rural and North

Mostly Water: Reflections Rural and North
by Mary Odden

Publisher: Red Hen Press
Genres: memoir, linked essays

From women cowboys to arctic villages, Mary Odden’s linked essays transport the reader along light-filled paths at the top of a shrinking world. Visit maryodden.com, watch video book trailer.

Release Date:
June 2, 2020

Launch Event:
June 3, 2020

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Paper $16.95
Electronic $9.99

Wolf

Wolf
by Douglas A. Martin

Publisher: Nightboat Books
Genres: Fiction

"Wolf is a horror story, a love story, story of survival, of parenting and of coming of age. It manages to be so many contradictory things by a-newly creating the English language—by making a brand new English that is both alienating and intimate. It is a marvel." —Tiphanie Yanique

Release Date:
June 2, 2020

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Paper $15.95
Electronic $9.49

Outline of My Lover, twentieth anniversary edition

Outline of My Lover, twentieth anniversary edition
by Douglas A. Martin

Publisher: Nightboat Books
Genres: Fiction

"a piece of stylish and ferociously sharp prose."--Colm Toibin | "For me, it isn't just a 'queer story' or a 'queer narrative' or 'queer characters.' It queered structure. It queered syntax and vocabulary. It queered tense. It gave me permission to question..." —Tommy Pico

Release Date:
June 2, 2020

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Paper $14.95
Electronic $9.49

Side by Side but Never Face to Face

Side by Side but Never Face to Face: a Novella and Stories
by Maggie Kast

Publisher: Orison Books
Genres: Short Fiction, Fiction

"Maggie Kast has a gift for illuminating her characters’ inner lives, and these beautiful stories, as they shuttle gracefully between past and present, Europe and America, strike a profound and satisfying balance between intimacy and mystery." —Garth Greenwell, author of Cleanness

Release Date:
June 2, 2020

Launch Event:
August 27, 2020

Purchase:
Paper $15.00 (pre-order)
Electronic $9.99

Category Five

Category Five
by Ann Dávila Cardinal

Publisher: Tor Teen / Macmillan
Genres: young adult supernatural thriller

Category Five is a mystery-driven supernatural YA thriller and follow-up to Five Midnights. Set in Puerto Rico, Cardinal pens a wickedly thrilling tale that brings to life the sobering reality of island life post Hurricane Maria.

Release Date:
June 2, 2020

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Cloth $17.99
Electronic $9.99

Was Body

Was Body
by Billie R. Tadros

Publisher: Indolent Books
Genres: Poetry

“[A] fresh & haunting reintroduction to the corporeal form as a wilderness for word play & reclamation.” —Meg Day, author of Last Psalm at Sea Level

Release Date:
June 1, 2020

Launch Event:
June 1, 2020

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Paper $18.00

This Is One Way to Dance

This Is One Way to Dance
by Sejal Shah

Publisher: The University of Georgia Press
Genres: Creative Nonfiction / Essays

In the linked essays that make up her debut collection, This Is One Way to Dance, Sejal Shah explores culture, language, family, and place. Throughout the collection, Shah reflects on what it means to make oneself visible and legible through writing in a country that struggles with race.

Release Date:
June 1, 2020

Launch Event:
June 2, 2020

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Paper $22.95
Electronic $22.95

Ivy is a Weed

Ivy is a Weed
by Robert M. Roseth

Publisher: Robert M. Roseth
Genres: Mystery (but funny)

Was Jeremy Ronson, a top-ranked university official, defenestrated, or did he defenestrate himself? The police decide his death was accidental, but Mike Woodsen, the university’s PR director, is not convinced. He decides to investigate the death on his own.

Release Date:
June 1, 2020

Launch Event:
June 2, 2020

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Paper $13.99
Electronic $2.99

Deep Beauty: Experiencing Wonder When the World Is on Fire

Deep Beauty: Experiencing Wonder When the World Is on Fire
edited by Catherine Lee and Rosemary Winslow

Publisher: Woodhall Press

This 41-essay collection explores race, protest movements, environmental woes, and angst on the eve of the 2016 presidential election, among other topics. The collection’s award-winning writers find that true beauty — deep beauty — can still be part of our lives despite the chaos around us.

Release Date:
June 1, 2020

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Island of the Innocent: a Consideration of the Book of Job

Island of the Innocent: a Consideration of the Book of Job
by Diane Glancy

Publisher: Turtle Point Press
Genres: poetry / poetic prose

Christianity and the Native American are rarely found harmoniously in the same sentence, let alone the same poem. Yet Diane Glancy's sensibility makes her sui generis, allowing her to write around these two subjects until they sing. What bounty to have Glancy's great art erupt once more.

Release Date:
June 1, 2020

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Gas! Gas! Gas!

Gas! Gas! Gas!
by Guy Choate, Illustrations by Evan Hallmark

Publisher: Runaway Trolley Press
Genres: Illustrated Essay

Artist Evan Hallmark interprets this essay from writer Guy Choate's account of enduring basic combat training and the result is a collaborative piece of art readers will find aesthetically and emotionally endearing.

Release Date:
May 29, 2020

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The Distance Between Stars

The Distance Between Stars
by Jeff Elzinga

Publisher: Water's Edge Press
Genres: Literary Fiction

In an African country quickly sliding towards civil war, an American diplomat adrift in his personal life searches for an investigative reporter who has gone missing in the bush. THE DISTANCE BETWEEN STARS is a story about duty, race, and national identity.

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May 24, 2020

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The Wall at the Edge of the World

The Wall at the Edge of the World
by Amanda Cockrell writing as Damion Hunter

Publisher: Canelo
Genres: Historical fiction

A novel of a second-century Roman army surgeon in Britain and the building of the Antonine Wall.

Release Date:
May 21, 2020

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Anthropocene

Anthropocene
by Dean Gessie

Publisher: Raw Art Review
Genres: Short Story Collection

Anthropocene has won two international competitions for a short story collection. Dean Gessie has won eight international short story competitions. Henry Stanton, publisher at Uncollected Press, says, "Gessie is one of the finest short story writers in the world."

Release Date:
May 20, 2020

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Things You Would Know If You Grew Up Around Here
by Nancy Wayson Dinan

Publisher: Bloomsbury Publishing
Genres: Magical realism

Set during the devastating Memorial Day floods in Texas, a surreal, empathetic novel for readers of Station Eleven. In the aftermath of historic flooding, a young woman sets off across the Texas backcountry to rescue a friend, not knowing that the storm has awoken the region's ghosts.

Release Date:
May 19, 2020

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The Prettiest Star

The Prettiest Star
by Carter Sickels

Publisher: Hub City Press
Genres: Fiction

The Prettiest Star, set in 1986, is about Brian Jackson, a young gay man with AIDS, who leaves New York to return to the small town where he grew up. The novel examines the AIDS crisis of the 1980s through the lens of rural America. It’s about silence, shame, and the binds of home and love.

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May 19, 2020

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Unbecoming

Unbecoming
by Lesley Wheeler

Publisher: Aqueduct Press
Genres: Novel

An excellent feminist fantasy...Readers will be taken with this powerful and deeply satisfying tale. —Starred review, Publishers Weekly

Release Date:
May 15, 2020

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The Grief Manuscript

The Grief Manuscript
by Frankie Rollins

Publisher: Finishing Line Press
Genres: Fiction

Open this book knowing you’ll be greeted by pain so pure as to border on the ecstatic. Expect, too, to be seared by immaculate images, ransacked by dexterous tonal range, and shorn to the bone by the wry sweep of grief written into, which is not to say explained.

Release Date:
May 15, 2020

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Vortex Street

Vortex Street
by Page Hill Starzinger

Publisher: Barrow Street Press
Genres: Poetry

"Last swelling of the uterus, last circuit of a childhood home, last flare of recognition on a father’s face. . . . We love the world because we are doomed to lose it, and nowhere is that love more eloquently manifest than in Vortex Street," writes Linda Gregerson.

Release Date:
May 15, 2020

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Glorious Boy

Glorious Boy
by Aimee Liu

Publisher: Red Hen Press
Genres: Fiction

“A riveting amalgam of history, family epic, anticolonial/antiwar treatise, cultural crossroads, and more, this latest from best-selling author Liu is a fascinating, irresistible marvel.” —Library Journal, starred review
"The most memorable and original novel I've read in ages." —Pico Iyer

Release Date:
May 15, 2020

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May 12, 2020

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Hello Universe Lovers

Hello Universe Lovers
by Keith Mark Gaboury

Publisher: Duck Lake Books
Genres: Poetry

The poems of Hello Universe Lovers are an invitation to come on a cosmic journey of the past, present, and future all linked by our one orbiting planet. Will you come on this journey? Let’s begin.

Release Date:
May 15, 2020

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The Art of Disobedience: Essays on Form, Fiction, and Influence

The Art of Disobedience: Essays on Form, Fiction, and Influence
by K. L. Cook

Publisher: Ice Cube Press
Genres: Nonfiction

In these essays, award-winning fiction writer K. L. Cook draws upon decades of writing and teaching to explore significant issues of aesthetics, craft, form, process, influence, and what it means to spend a life in letters.

Release Date:
May 15, 2020

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The Three of Them

The Three of Them
by Zeke Jarvis

Publisher: Rogue Phoenix Press
Genres: Young Adult/Disabled protagonist

Harper, Krista, and James share two things in common. They all have disabilities, and they all have paranormal abilities. Both of those things leave the three separated from their peers but closer to each other. When a malevolent force within their high school begins to threaten them...

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May 13, 2020

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The Poet's Garage

The Poet's Garage
by Terry Tierney

Publisher: Unsolicited Press
Genres: Poetry

Enriched by deep images that refuse to remain static, The Poet’s Garage explores personal relationships, the environment, and the effects of war with simple language and occasional humor.

Release Date:
May 12, 2020

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Exit thru the Afro

Exit thru the Afro
by Jalynn Harris

Publisher: SoftSavagePress
Genres: Poetry

When was the last time you went to a queer museum in the future? Well, looks like you’re in for a ride. Exit Thru the Afro is excited for you to explore our galleries. Make sure you stop by the juke joint & hop in a fast car with Tracy Chapman, all the other queer and trans folks featured here.

Release Date:
May 10, 2020

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Fagg Nation

Fagg Nation
by Tristen Fagg

Publisher: Thicker Ink Press
Genres: Nonfiction

Fagg Nation is a compelling collection that explores the relationships in Fagg’s large Mormon family and their role as the baby in the line-up as Fagg negotiates through the past and present. She reveals hard truths about experiences within these relationships with great sensitivity and skill.

Release Date:
May 9, 2020

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May 9, 2020

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Exile Music
by Jennifer Steil

Publisher: Viking Books
Genres: Literary Fiction, LGBTQ Fiction, Historical Fiction

Based on an untold slice of World War II history, Exile Music follows a family of Jewish musicians who flee Vienna in 1939 to seek refuge in the mountains of Bolivia. Between 10,000 and 20,000 Jewish refugees sought asylum in Bolivia during World War II, many of them artists and musicians.

Release Date:
May 5, 2020

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May 30, 2020

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Taking the Homeless Census

Taking the Homeless Census
by Alexis Ivy

Publisher: Saturnalia Books
Genres: Poetry

“Alexis Ivy has boundaries without borders. Her touch of what others have touched–their needles, their drink, their piss– turns her hands into doorways that open to so many wondrous and homeless rooms. You think you’ve seen it all, and then she opens herself.” —Barrett Warner

Release Date:
May 5, 20220

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After Rubén

After Rubén
by Francisco Aragón

Publisher: Red Hen Press
Genres: poetry, prose

After Rubén unfolds as a decades-long journey in poems and prose, braiding the personal, the political & the historical, interspersing along the way English-languish versions & riffs of a Spanish-language master: Rubén Darío.

Release Date:
May 5, 2020

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Vanishing Monuments

Vanishing Monuments
by John Elizabeth Stintzi

Publisher: Arsenal Pulp Press
Genres: Literary Fiction

A brilliant novel whose lead character returns home to their long-estranged mother who is now suffering from dementia.

Release Date:
May 4, 2020

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Meadowlark

Meadowlark
by Melanie Abrams

Publisher: Little a
Genres: Literary Fiction

Abrams gorgeously depicts the spellbinding world of closed communities, in which being noticed as special means everything. Abrams deftly conjures a highly charged emotional terrain. A compelling, taut portrait of love and broken promises.” —Kirkus Reviews

Release Date:
May 1, 2020

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Muslim Women Are Everything Stereotype-Shattering Stories of Courage, Inspiration, and Adventure

Muslim Women Are Everything: Stereotype-Shattering Stories of Courage, Inspiration, and Adventure
by Seema Yasmin

Publisher: HarperCollins
Genres: Art, Popular Culture, Biography/Autobiography, Women, Social Science, Islamic Studies

Tired of seeing Muslim women portrayed as weak, sheltered, and limited, journalist Seema Yasmin reframes how the world sees them, to reveal everything they CAN do and the incredible, stereotype-shattering ways they are doing it.

Release Date:
April 28, 2020

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In Our Midst

In Our Midst
by Nancy Jensen

Publisher: Dzanc Books
Genres: Fiction

In December 1941, a German-American family are arrested as enemy aliens, split apart, and interned. In Our Midst illuminates a nation gripped by suspicion, fear, and hatred strong enough to threaten all bonds of love.

Release Date:
April 28, 2020

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April 28, 2020

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Sisyphusina

Sisyphusina
by Shira Dentz

Publisher: [PANK] Books
Genres: Cross-Genre (poetry, prose, visual, audio)

"Slippery and evanescent, Sisyphusina is about how poetry allows us to founder and flounder through the certain uncertainty of life to transform the dross of the ordinary and the everyday into the marvelous." —M. NourbeSe Philip
"A multi-media tour de force, an unforgettable one." —Diana Khoi Nguyen

Release Date:
April 28, 2020

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Insofar

Insofar
by Sarah Gridley

Publisher: New Issues Poetry & Prose
Genres: Poetry

Insofar is a collection of poems dedicated to analogical reasoning, seeking to remember basic terms of relation and proportion. Its theology, insofar as it finds one, is earth-based, pluralistic, and cyclical. Its fondest prayer is that we come to our senses.

Release Date:
April 21, 2020

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An Honest Hunger

An Honest Hunger
by Robert Lowes

Publisher: Resource Publications
Genres: poetry

If more poets wrote like Robert Lowes, more people would read poetry. An Honest Hunger appeals to humanity's better self and reminds us that we are united not so much by our strengths as by our woundedness. —Robert Nazarene, Editor-in-Chief, The American Journal of Poetry

Release Date:
April 16, 2020

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Making the Tongue Dry

Making the Tongue Dry
by Jen Soriano

Publisher: Arts by the People
Genres: Creative Nonfiction; Lyric Essays

In this collection of lyric essays Soriano tackles chronic pain, climate change, toxic masculinity and the atomic bomb. Erin Jones calls it "beautiful and haunting" and Khadijah Queen praises its "deep complexities, sensitively captured." A great resource for teachers of CNF and the lyric essay.

Release Date:
April 15

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Hunger Moon

Hunger Moon
by Traci Skuce

Publisher: NeWest Press
Genres: Short Stories

The thirteen stories in Hunger Moon have characters hungry for spirtual fullness in a secular world. Misguided and misplaced longing leads them to attempt to shift their trajectories through aimless road trips, wrapping desires in pink bubbles, marijuana, and 'following their bliss'.

Release Date:
April 15, 2020

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Wanderlust 2020

Wanderlust 2020
by Sarah Leamy

Publisher: Wild Dog Press
Genres: Travel

Wanderlust is a literary travel journal, focused on first person narratives. In these divisive political times, our focus is on experiences of places and cultures that connect us across the globe. The printed anthology comes from the best of those published online in 2019.

Release Date:
April 15, 2020

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And Luckier
by Leatha Kendrick

Publisher: Accents Publishing
Genres: Poetry

In her new collection And Luckier, poet Leatha Kendrick offers us an unflinching and holistic look at our world. Her poems are full of humanity... complex and masterfully figurative, always allowing for two things to be said at once, two things to be true at once. —Kathleen Driskell

Release Date:
April 15, 2020

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How to Exterminate the Black Woman: A Choreopoem

How to Exterminate the Black Woman: A Choreopoem
by Monica Prince

Publisher: [PANK] Books
Genres: Poetry; Choreopoem

In a country grappling with its bloody history and uncertain future, How to Exterminate the Black Woman illuminates the struggle of the Black woman trying to thrive in a society seeking to consume and erase her.

Release Date:
April 9, 2020

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APril 9, 2020

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Deep Gossip: New & Selected Poems

Deep Gossip: New & Selected Poems
by Sidney Wade

Publisher: Johns Hopkins University Press
Genres: Poetry

Release Date:
April 7, 2020

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Rift Zone

Rift Zone
by Tess Taylor

Publisher: Red Hen Press
Genres: Poetry

“The poet for our moment.” —Ilya Kaminsky, author of Deaf Republic

Release Date:
April 7, 2020

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Junebat

Junebat
by John Elizabeth Stintzi

Publisher: House of Anansi
Genres: Poetry

John Elizabeth Stintzi's unforgettable debut collection, Junebat, grapples with the pain of uncertainty on the path towards becoming.

Release Date:
April 7, 2020

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Her Sister's Tattoo

Her Sister's Tattoo
by Ellen Meeropol

Publisher: Red Hen Press
Genres: Fiction

"...a story of not just of two sisters but of our country, where politics have so often torn apart families, loved ones, and communities. This tenderly told novel brings humanity to all sides of struggle, lifting us with its grace, compassion, and hope for the future." —Rene Denfeld

Release Date:
April 7, 2020

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April 7, 2020

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God had a body

God had a body
by Jennie Malboeuf

Publisher: Indiana UP and the Indiana Review
Genres: Poetry

"What a glorious debut." —Stuart Dischell, author of Children with Enemies
The mind and the body. The heavens and earth. God and animal. The speaker in God had a body considers how the image of a higher power is presented to her, beginning with a Catholic upbringing in Kentucky.

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April 7, 2020

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Indigo

Indigo
by Ellen Bass

Publisher: Copper Canyon Press
Genres: poetry

"Indigo plants in any reader the need to turn the page, to know more even if it means more heartbreak. You hold in your hands the work of a sorceress at the height of her powers." —Jericho Brown

Release Date:
April 7, 2020

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April 7, 2020

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More Than Watchmen At Daybreak

More Than Watchmen At Daybreak
by Cyrus Cassells

Publisher: Nine Mile Books
Genres: Poetry

Release Date:
April 6, 2020

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May 4, 2020

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Loving in Truth: New and Selected Poems

Loving in Truth: New and Selected Poems
by Jay Rogoff

Publisher:Louisiana State University Press
Genres: Poetry

Drawing on 40 years of work, Loving in Truth marks a milestone for this confident, wise, and rigorous poet, a compendium of his finest work and a powerful introduction to his range of gifts.

Release Date:
April 1, 2020

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Treasure of the Blue Whale

Treasure of the Blue Whale
by Steven Mayfield

Publisher: Regal House Publishing
Genres: General Fiction

In this whimsical tale set during the Great Depression, young Connor O’Halloran offers to share a treasure he’s discovered on the beach, then conspires with a handful of town leaders to save their sleepy, seaside village from financial ruin when it turns out that the treasure is not real.

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April 1, 2020

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April 1, 2020

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Inside Out

Inside Out: Poems on Writing and Reading Poesm with Insider Exercises
by Marjorie Maddox

Publisher: Kelsay Books
Genres: Poetry, Pedagogical

"If I had to pick one book to introduce students to the joy of writing poems, this would be it...I dare you to read a page or two without reaching for your pen...From alliteration to sonnets and the villanelle, Marjorie Maddox makes metaphors meaningful and memorable."
—Charles Ghigna

Release Date:
April 1, 2020

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Disparates

Disparates
by Patrick Madden

Publisher: University of Nebraska Press
Genre: Essays

Humorous essays with guest collaborators, including hermit crabs: eBay auction, word search, definition, erasure, magazine profile, and more.

Release Date:
April 1, 2020

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April 20, 2020

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This Will Be A Sign

This Will Be A Sign
by Jeffrey Johnson

Publisher: Fernwood Press
Genres: Poetry

Release Date:
April 1, 2020

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Love Song to the Demon-Possessed Pigs of Gadara

Love Song to the Demon-Possessed Pigs of Gadara
by William Fargason

Publisher: University of Iowa Press
Genres: Poetry

In his debut collection, William Fargason inspects the pain of memory alongside the pain of the physical body. Fargason takes language to its limits to demonstrate how grief is given a voice. His speaker confronts illness, grapples with grief, and heals after loss in its most crushing forms.

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April 1, 2020

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The Fish & The Dove

The Fish & The Dove
by Mary-Kim Arnold

Publisher: Noemi Press
Genres: Poetry

Incredible writing for our times. The Fish and the Dove is powerful, raw, and honest in its attestations questioning the answers provided by those who decide the fate of another. —Sam Roxas-Chua

Release Date:
April 1, 2020

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Notes for Mid-Birth

Notes for Mid-Birth
by Karolina Zapal

Publisher: Inside the Castle
Genres: poetry

A variegated formal investigation of Poland’s draconian anti-choice legislation.

Release Date:
March 31, 2020

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November 15, 2020

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A Wolf by the Ears

A Wolf by the Ears
by Wayne Karlin

Publisher: University of Massacusetts Press
Genres: Historical Fiction

A Wolf by the Ears is a splendid novel [filled with] unforgettable people. Wayne Karlin gives us a universe of well-honed, well-realized characters who... offer a new dimension about American slavery and what it did to us. Edward P. Jones. Pulitzer Prize winner for The Known World.

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March 31, 2020

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Dear Vulcan

Dear Vulcan
by Laura Davenport

Publisher: Louisiana State University Press
Genres: Poetry

In Dear Vulcan, Laura Davenport confronts the vexing possibilities of human intimacy, confessing, “The question is what keeps me coming back.” The crisp narrative style and confiding voice of these poems invite readers to consider the ways in which unspoken expectations shape identities.

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March 31, 2020

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The Science of Story: The Brain Behind Creative Nonfiction

The Science of Story: The Brain Behind Creative Nonfiction
by Sean Prentiss and br>
Publisher: Bloomsbury Pres
Genres: Creative Nonfiction Craft

Bringing together a diverse range of writers, The Science of Story is the first book to ask the question: what can contemporary brain science teach us about the art and craft of creative nonfiction writing?

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March 30, 2020

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Crosscut: Poems

Crosscut: Poems
by Sean Prentiss

Publisher: University of New Mexico Press
Genres: Poetry / Memoir / Environmental Writing

Sean Prentiss takes readers into what it means to be a rookie trail-crew leader guiding a motley collection of at-risk teens for five months of backbreaking work in the Pacific Northwest.

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March 30, 2020

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Burning Province

Burning Province
by Michael Prior

Publisher: McClelland & Stewart
Genres: Poetry

"Acerbic, moving, and formally astonishing, Michael Prior’s second collection explores the enduring impact of the Japanese internment upon his family legacy and his mixed-race identity."

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March 24, 2020 Purchase:
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Rise of the Sons

Rise of the Sons
by JD Mitchell

Publisher: Amazon
Genres: YA Fantasy

Love YA fantasy with magic, monsters, and romance? Download a copy of Rise of the Sons by JD Mitchell!

Release Date:
March 21, 2020

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Transformer

Transformer
by Kathleen Winter

Publisher: The Word Works
Genres: Poetry

Contest judge Maggie Smith notes: "The title Transformer invokes electricity and change, and this collection absolutely crackles with both. The poems are concerned with memory and trauma, violence and vulnerability, the domestic and the wild."

Release Date:
March 18, 2020

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July 17, 2020

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Enso

Enso
by Shin Yu Pai

Publisher: Entre Rios Books
Genres: Poetry, Non-fiction, Visual Art

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March 17 2020

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The State She's In

The State She's In
by Lesley Wheeler

Publisher: Tinderbox Editions
Genres: Poetry

Wheeler’s formal virtuosity wheels and sparks as she explores the impact of whiteness and sexism on the literal state…Wheeler’s research, her feral witchery, her poems themselves, are an answer, if not the antidote, to the state we're in. —Diane Seuss

Release Date:
March 17, 2020

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April 15, 2020

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Float True

Float True
by Deborah Jang

Publisher: Shanti Arts LLC
Genres: Poetry

"Deborah Jang creates a form of her own, beginning with rich, abundant language that threads love and anger, violence and rich peace through story and memory, familial history, race, and resistance. This is a book that comes to clarity and floats true and centered." —Linda Hogan

Release Date:
March 17, 2020

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May 20, 2020

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Silverworld

Silverworld
by Diana Abu-Jaber

Publisher: Crown Books/ Random House
Genres: Fantasy

A fantasy-adventure story about an Arab-American girl who finds the courage to save her grandmother by walking through an ancient mirror and discovering an enchanted world on the other side. To save Sitti and Silverworld, Sami must brave adventure, danger, and the toughest challenge of all: change.

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March 17, 2020

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My Shadow Is My Skin: Voices from the Iranian Diaspora

My Shadow Is My Skin: Voices from the Iranian Diaspora
edited by Katherine Whitney & Leila Emery

Publisher: University of Texas Press
Genres: Personal Essays

"Emotionally raw, honest, often funny and heartbreaking, these are stories that will linger with you long after you've read them." —Sara Saedi

Release Date:
March 16, 2020

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Island of the Innocent: A Consideration of the Book of Job

Island of the Innocent: A Consideration of the Book of Job
by Diane Glancy

Publisher: Turtle Point Press
Genres: Poetry

Award-winning poet Diane Glancy's radical approach to the perennial mystery of suffering takes the trials of Job—the just man unjustly punished—into the New World.

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March 16, 2020

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Slow Arrow: Unearthing the Frail Children

Slow Arrow: Unearthing the Frail Children
by Kathryn Winograd

Publisher: Saddle Road Press
Genres: Creative Nonfiction/Essays

Bronze Medal Winner in Essay for the 2020 Independent Publisher Book Awards, Slow Arrow: Unearthing the Frail Children explores in the microcosm of a forty-acre high mountain meadow and its surrounding lands vast worlds of ecological and familial migrations

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March 15, 2020

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March 15, 2020

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Fired On: Targeting Western American Art

Fired On: Targeting Western American Art
by Toby Thompson

Publisher: Bangtail Press
Genres: Nonfiction

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March 15, 2020

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Nimble Tongues

Nimble Tongues
by Steven G. Kellman

Publisher: Purdue University Press
Genres: literary criticism

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March 15, 2020

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PUSH/PUSHBACK, 9 Steps to Make a Difference with Activism and Art (because the world's gone bananas

PUSH/PUSHBACK, 9 Steps to Make a Difference with Activism and Art (because the world's gone bananas
by Donna Kaz

Publisher: Guerrilla Girls On Tour
Genres: Nonfiction

As a feminist, activist masked avenger, I created collaborative work that was used to address specific social issues effecting women and people of color. I wrote this book to share the tactics I used as a Guerrilla Girl.

Release Date:
March 15, 2020

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Eleanor

Eleanor
by Gray Jacobik

Publisher: CavanKerry Press
Genres: Poetry

Release Date:
March 12, 2020

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In a Rind of Light

In a Rind of Light
by Catherine Abbey Hodges

Publisher: Stephen F. Austin State University Press
Genres: Poetry

"In a Rind of Light is a book about memory, grief, and narrative itself—the stories we tell ourselves, the versions we offer others, the songs we make of the life we live." —Maggie Smith

Release Date:
March 12, 2020

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Slide to Unlock

Slide to Unlock
by Julie E. Bloemeke

Publisher: Sibling Rivalry Press
Genres: Poetry

[Bloemeke’s debut brings] "...the rawest complications of the adult heart, an orchestra-conductor's authority of syntax...into...an utterly dazzling whole..." —Jane Hirshfield
"...a kind of philosophical love poetry...Bloemeke's opus... is a lovely book." —Jericho Brown

Release Date:
March 12, 2020

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July 23, 2020

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Drowning in the Floating World

Drowning in the Floating World
by Meg Eden

Publisher: Press 53

Drowning in the Floating World by Meg Eden immerses us into the Japanese natural disaster known as 3/11: the 2011 Tōhoku earthquake and tsunami, and subsequent Fukushima Daiichi nuclear disaster. Relentless as the disaster itself, Eden seizes control of our deepest emotional centers.

Release Date:
March 11, 2020

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May 19, 2020

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The Gringa

The Gringa
by Andrew Altschul

Publisher: Melville House
Genres: Literary Fiction

A gripping and subversive novel about the slippery nature of truth and the tragic consequences of American idealism. Inspired by the true story of Lori Berenson, who spent 15 years in a Peruvian military prison on terrorism charges.

Release Date:
March 10, 2020

Launch Event:
April 14, 2020

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The Elements

The Elements
by James Scannell McCormik

Publisher: Finishing Line Press
Genres: Poetry

Release Date:
March 9, 2020

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Roze & Blud

Roze & Blud
by Jayson Iwen

Publisher: University of Arkansas Press
Genres: Poetry

"Roze & Blud made this working-class-girl-turned-poet weep with happiness, with sorrow over what should have been for Iwen's characters, and most of all, it renewed my faith in the heart and art of poetry." —Kathy Fagan, author of Sycamore

Release Date:
March 4, 2020

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Hear Me Ohio

Hear Me Ohio
by Jen Hirt

Publisher: University of Akron Press
Genres: essays

Hear Me Ohio is a collection of essays about leaving Ohio while always looking back at it from places as far and different as Idaho, to the familiar forest of an arboretum in Kentucky, to the Pennsylvania riverbanks of the Susquehanna River.

Release Date:
March 4, 2020

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Vanishing

Vanishing
by Cai Emmons

Publisher: Leapfrog Press
Genres: Fiction stories

These five stories feature female protagonists who have struggling to find their places in a world that often overlooks and devalues them.

Release Date:
March 4, 2020

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In Our Other Lives

In Our Other Lives
by Theodore Wheeler

Publisher: Little A
Genres: Fiction

A provocative novel about abandoned faith, heartbreaking loss, and inescapable government scrutiny in the heartland of a post-9/11 nation.

Release Date:
March 3, 2020

Launch Event:
May 27, 2020

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The Body Papers

The Body Papers
by Grace Talusan

Publisher: Restless Books
Genres: memoir

Winner of The Restless Books Prize for New Immigrant Writing, Grace Talusan’s memoir The Body Papers bravely explores her experiences with sexual abuse, depression, cancer, and life as a Filipino immigrant, supplemented with government documents, medical records, and family photos.

Release Date:
March 3, 2020

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The Book of Kane and Margaret

The Book of Kane and Margaret
by Kiik Araki-Kawaguchi

Publisher: Fiction Collective Two / University of Alabama Press
Genres: Speculative Fiction, Asian American

Kane Araki is also the name of a man who, mysteriously, sprouts a pair of black raven's wings overnight... Margaret Morri is the name of an eleven-year-old girl who communes with the devil, trading human teeth for divine wishes...

Release Date:
March 3, 2020

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The Land of the Dead Is Open for Business

The Land of the Dead Is Open for Business
by Jacob Strautmann

Publisher: Four Way Books
Genres: Poetry

The Land of the Dead Is Open for Business is an extended elegy for Jacob Strautmann’s home state of West Virginia and its generations of inhabitants sold out by the false promise of the American Dream.

Release Date:
March 2, 2020

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Faculty Brat

Faculty Brat
by Dominic Bucca

Publisher: University of Iowa Press
Genres: Memoir

“A powerful, heartbreaking, and fearless essay on abuse, family, and the fragmentation of the self, Faculty Brat takes narrative prose to a new and necessary level.” —Susan Steinberg, judge, Iowa Prize for Literary Nonfiction, author, Machine

Release Date:
March 2, 2020

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Just an Ordinary Woman Breathing

Just an Ordinary Woman Breathing
by Julie Marie Wade

Publisher: The Ohio State University Press (21st Century Essays)
Genres: Memoir/Lyric Essay/Creative Nonfiction

“Intelligent and lyrical, the narrative mingles often comic musings on female embodiment with insightful observations about the meaning of love and self-acceptance. A sharp, innovative text.” —Kirkus Reviews

Release Date:
March 1, 2020

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(aviary)

(aviary)
by Genevieve Kaplan

Publisher: Veliz Books
Genres: Poetry

The poems in (aviary) circle themes of enclosure, feminism, and the natural world. Much of the collection was initially composed in local public gardens, lending these poems an air of urgency, the stink of voyeurism, and the hum of participation.

Release Date:
March 1, 2020

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Giving up the Ghost (and Other Hauntings)

Giving up the Ghost (and Other Hauntings)
by Tina V. Cabrera

Publisher: Atmosphere Press
Genres: Fiction

Release Date:
March 1, 2020

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Paper $17.99
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