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  • Playful Song Called Beautifulby John Blair

    University of Iowa Press 2016; US$ 19.95

    Playful Song Called Beautiful ranges far into the intersections of faith and scientific thought, places where ?there is no stranger who is / stranger than you, no / familiar who?s more / familiar.? In poems that are either formally rhymed and metered or written in syllabically structured three-line stanzas, Blair wanders among universal orders and... more...

  • System of Ghostsby Lindsay Tigue

    University of Iowa Press 2016; US$ 19.95

    In System of Ghosts, Lindsay Tigue details the way landscape speaks to isolation and personhood, how virtual and lived networks alter experience. She questions how built environments structure lives, how we seek out information within these spaces, and, most fundamentally, how we love. Rooted in the personal, the speaker of this collection moves... more...

  • That Kind of Happyby Maggie Dietz

    University of Chicago Press 2016; US$ 18.00

    October Aubade   If I slept too long, forgive me.   A north wind quickened the window frames so the room pitched like a moving train   and the pillow?s whiff of hickory and shaving soap conjured your body   beside me. So I slept in the berth as the train chuffed on, unburdened   by waking?s cold water, ignorant of pain,... more...

  • The Falling Down Danceby Chris Martin

    Coffee House Press 2015; US$ 12.99

    A couple learns first how to be together, then how to anticipate a child, then how to raise him. more...

  • Last Scene Undergroundby Roxanne Varzi

    Stanford University Press 2015; US$ 22.95

    Leili could not have imagined that arriving late to Islamic morals class would change the course of her life. But her arrival catches the eye of a young man, and a chance meeting soon draws Leili into a new circle of friends and artists. Gathering in the cafes of Tehran, these young college students come together to create an underground play that... more...

  • Calle Floristaby Connie Voisine

    University of Chicago Press 2015; US$ 18.00

    This World and That One Sometimes you defy it, I am not that , watching a stranger cry like a dog when she thinks she?s alone at the kitchen window, hands forgotten under the running tap. The curtains blow out, flap the other side of the sill. In you one hole fills another, stacked like cups. You remember your hands. Connie Voisine?s third book... more...

  • Disorderby Vanesha Pravin

    University of Chicago Press 2015; US$ 18.00

    Midsummer Cambridge, MA, 2008   Midsummer. Finally, you are used to disappointment. A baby touches phlox. Many failures, many botched attempts,   A little success in unexpected forms. This is how the rest will go: The gravel raked, bricks ashen, bees fattened?honey not for babes.   All at once, a rustling, whole trees in shudder,... more...

  • Home Planetby Vicki C. Hayes

    Saddleback Educational Publishing 2015; US$ 10.95

    Sam was born on the moon. He lives on a moon base with his parents. He's never been to Earth. But there's a school break, and his aunt invites him to stay with her family. Sam is excited. He will get to spend time with his cousin, Linn. She will show him around. His parents know he will love his home planet. Hi-Lo Chapter Books for Children. This... more...

  • Opening Actsby Catherine Romagnolo

    UNP - Nebraska 2015; US$ 55.00

    In the beginning there was . . . the beginning. And with the beginning came the power to tell a story. Few book-length studies of narrative beginnings exist, and not one takes a feminist perspective. Opening Acts reveals the important role of beginnings as moments of discursive authority with power and agency that have been appropriated by writers... more...

  • I'm No Longer Troubled by the Extravaganceby Rick Bursky

    BOA Editions Ltd. 2015; US$ 9.99

    Mapping human fragility, lost lovers, and mysterious pasts, this new collection is an exploration of the extravagance of being alive. more...