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  • Ascension Theoryby Christopher Bolin

    University of Iowa Press 2013; US$ 18.00

    “This meditation,” writes Christopher Bolin in Ascension Theory ,“is about appearing without motes between us: / it is practice for presenting oneself to God.” Bolin’s stark and masterful debut collection records a deeply moving attempt to restore poetry to the possibilities of redemptive action. The physical and emotional... more...

  • The Calendar and Other Versesby Irving Sidney Dix

    The Floating Press 2013; US$ 2.99

    Over the course of his varied career, American poet Irving Sidney Dix served in a number of roles, including soldier, stenographer and newspaper editor. This breadth of experience gave Dix insight into the everyday lives of working men and women, a perspective that resonates throughout the stirring poems collected in The Calender and Other Verses,... more...

  • Space Penguins Star Attackby Lucy Courtenay

    Little Tiger Press 2013; US$ 7.28

    What?s black and white, and flies faster than the speed of light? The Space Penguins! They're the ice-cool crew of the spaceship Tunafish. With their pioneering flying skills and resistance to the deep freeze, these intergalactic avians are going where no fin has gone before. In Star Attack! the crew of the Tunafish pick up a distress signal from... more...

  • Lessons of Warby James Marten

    Rowman & Littlefield Publishers 1998; US$ 27.99

    While information regarding children and their outlook on the war is not abun-dant, James Marten, through extensive research, has uncovered essays, editorials, articles, poems, games, short stories and letters that tell the story of the Civil War through the eyes of children. Lessons of War: The Civil War in Children's Magazines is a collection of... more...

  • That Dream Shall Have a Nameby David L. Moore

    UNP - Nebraska Paperback 2014; US$ 45.00

    The founding idea of ?America? has been based largely on the expected sweeping away of Native Americans to make room for EuroAmericans and their cultures. In this authoritative study, David L. Moore examines the works of five well-known Native American writers and their efforts, beginning in the colonial period, to redefine an ?America? and ?American... more...

  • What Am I Doing Here?by Liz Cowley; Dorrance

    Bene Factum Publishing 2010; US$ 9.99

    Whatever the country, most women will identify with Liz's poetry as she explores the tapestry of women's daily lives in more than 100 witty and bittersweet poems in her own unique style—original, provocative, and often with a devilish sting in the tail. Dealing with the frustrations and disappointments along with the joys and pleasures of life, Liz... more...

  • The Wiley Blackwell Anthology of African American Literatureby Gene Andrew Jarrett

    Wiley 2014; US$ 49.95

    The Wiley Blackwell Anthology of African American Literature is a comprehensive collection of poems, short stories, novellas, novels, plays, autobiographies, and essays authored by African Americans from the eighteenth century until the present.  Evenly divided into two volumes, it is also the first such anthology to be conceived and published... more...

  • Geflügelte Worte aus der Antikeby Klaus Bartels

    Philipp von Zabern Verlag 2014; US$ 18.40

    Ein ?Heureka!? oder ?Erkenne dich selbst!?, ein ?Carpe diem!? oder ?Ceterum censeo?: jeder kennt diese gefl ügelten Worte ? aber wer weiss, woher sie stammen? Viele sind ihrem Nistplatz vollends entfl ogen: Caesars ?Alea iacta est? meinte durchaus nicht, dass da ein Würfel ?gefallen? ist; das ?Mens sana in corpore sano? galt nicht den Turnern, sondern... more...

  • In Praise of Nothingby Eric LeMay

    Emergency Press 2014; US$ 9.99

    Why do we keep playing the lottery when we know we?ll lose? How does what we laugh at—those bad jokes, wry allusions, and nasty pratfalls—tell us who we are? And what happens when, through some unforeseen mishap, we lose our identities and become Jane or John Doe? Eric LeMay explores these and other questions in fifteen innovative essays that center... more...

  • Special Kevby Chris McKimmie

    Allen & Unwin 2008; US$ 27.22

    From a unique and brilliant imagination comes the story of Special Kev and his eleventy million cousins. All great children's literature has some element of danger and mischief, and this new story takes you right to the heart of what it is to be a child. more...