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  • Children's Literature and the Avant-Gardeby Elina Druker; Bettina Kümmerling-Meibauer

    John Benjamins Publishing Company 2015; US$ 149.00

    This chapter addresses what an avant-garde for children might look like, and what it might do. It is called “Surrealism for Children: Paradoxes and Possibilities” because the very notion of an avant-garde for children strikes the author as both paradoxical and not, and as both possible and impossible. In making this claim, the author argues... more...

  • Next Door to the Deadby Kathleen Driskell

    The University Press of Kentucky 2015; US$ 19.95

    When Kathleen Driskell tells her husband that she's gone to visit the neighbors, she means something different than most. The noted poet -- whose last book, Seed across Snow , was twice listed as a national bestseller by the Poetry Foundation -- lives in an old country church just outside Louisville, Kentucky. Next door is an old graveyard that... more...

  • The Infinitesimalsby Laura Kasischke

    Copper Canyon Press 2015; US$ 14.99

    Mythical sea beasts, loads of laundry, and high school athletics all populate the rich imagination of Laura Kasischke?s newest collection. more...

  • War Crimesby Angela Betzien

    Currency Press 2015; US$ 18.99

    Set in a regional coastal town, War Crimes tells a powerful story of five disenfranchised young women who are fighting for respect, railing against authority and struggling to form an identity in a small town with limited opportunities. The relocation of an Iraqi refugee family to the town provokes a climate of hostility and tension that threatens... more...

  • Otherwise Poemsby Oscar Mandel

    Prospect Park Books 2015; US$ 9.99

    The collected English-language poems of Oscar Mandel, the acclaimed Belgian-born poet, playwright, fabulist, and author. more...

  • Whale Yearsby Gregory O'Brien

    Auckland University Press 2015; US$ 15.99

    Gregory O?Brien is an award-winning writer, a painter, a literary critic, and an art curator. He is the author of several books, including Beauties of the Octagonal Pool , A Micronaut in the Wide World: The Imaginative Life and Times of Graham Percy , and Welcome to the South Seas and Back and Beyond . more...

  • Steep Teaby Jee Leong Koh

    Carcanet 2015; US$ 14.57

    Steep Tea is Singapore-born Jee Leong Koh?s fifth collection and the first to be published in the UK. Koh?s poems share many of the harsh and enriching circumstances that shape the imagination of a postcolonial queer writer. They speak in a voice both colloquial and musical, aware of the infusion of various traditions and histories. Taking leaves... more...

  • The Season's Vagrant Lightby Sheri Benning

    Carcanet 2015; US$ 14.57

    The Season?s Vagrant Light is Sheri Benning?s first collection of poetry to be published outside her native Canada. It includes the best poems from both of her two previous publications, together with a generous selection of new work. Benning?s early poems are infused with the light and hue of her homeland, its cities ‘sewn by rivers?, its horizons... more...

  • Kid Stakesby Ray Lawler

    Currency Press 2015; US$ 18.99

    A joyful portrait of the summer of the first doll, in which a chance encounter brings Olive and Emma, Roo and Barney, into the shabby Carlton terrace to begin a seventeen year journey of seasonal love and argument. Kid Stakes introduces the fun-loving Nancy, who has left the scene by the seventeenth summer, adding a new poignancy to the story. more...

  • Other Timesby Ray Lawler

    Currency Press 2015; US$ 18.99

    Chronologically, Other Times is the middle play of Ray Lawler's Doll Trilogy. Set during the Second World War, in late winter, Barney and Roo are on leave from the army. This functions as the fulcrum of the three plays; it is a time in which the characters stop being kids and become adults. Middle age is looming and life is no longer just a game.... more...