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  • Paroles de Luc Rasson

    Editions Rodopi 2013; US$ 41.00

    La publication des Bienveillantes de Jonathan Littell (2006) a projeté sur l?avant-plan la figure inquiétante du « salaud » (ou du « monstre », ou du « bourreau ») prenant la parole. Cette figure n?est pas inédite. Au début des années cinquante, Robert Merle avait déjà octroyé le monopole narratif au monstre par excellence que fut Rudolf Höss, le commandant... more...

  • Strange Angelsby William Pitt Root

    Wings Press 2013; US$ 9.99

    In this first major collection in nearly a decade from a revered American poet, William Pitt Root concerns himself with those extremes?spiritual, physical, or both?at which social and cultural forms disintegrate, leaving the individual as an unshielded witness to transitioning miracles that induce a state of awe that cannot be diminished, diverted,... more...

  • Dark Sparringby Selina Tusitala Marsh

    Auckland University Press 2013; US$ 15.99

    InDark Sparring, Selina Tusitala Marsh combats family loss with all the techniques of poetry, ritual and Thai kickboxing at her disposal. The book brims with fluid, humming list poems, literary shoutouts and personal elegies, as Marsh takes us through her mother's diagnosis with cancer and the long journey out the other side of her illness. Along the... more...

  • Cassandra's Daughterby Michael Harlow

    Auckland University Press 2013; US$ 19.99

    Michael Harlow's poetry has always embodied a dialogue with European literary traditions and his abiding theme, here as in his earlier books, is the search for language to express and convey the strangeness and mystery of the everyday. His use of word, image and rhythm is sophisticated and inventive and though there is a dark strain in this collection,... more...

  • The Comet and Other Versesby Irving Sidney Dix

    The Floating Press 2013; US$ 2.99

    Pennsylvania-born poet and journalist Irving Sidney Dix published a number of collections over the course of his literary career. The volume The Comet and Other Verses highlights Dix's ability to plumb the depths of everyday experiences and find profound meaning. Fans of traditional verse will appreciate these well-wrought poems. more...

  • The Life and Death of Poetryby Kelly Cherry

    LSU Press 2013; US$ 9.95

    Winner of the 2013 L. E. Phillabaum Poetry Award In her ninth collection of poetry, Kelly Cherry explores the domain of language. Clear and accessible, the poems in The Life and Death of Poetry examine the intricacies and limitations of communication and its ability to help us transcend our world and lives. The poet begins with silence and animal... more...

  • Its Ghostly Workshopby Ron Smith

    LSU Press 2013; US$ 9.95

    From the Mediterranean to the American West, the poems in Ron Smith's new collection move across time and place to find reliable truths through personal observation. Beyond his own experiences Smith draws from the lives of notable and diverse figures -- Edward Teller, Edgar Allan Poe, Mickey Mantle, Ezra Pound, Robert Penn Warren, Jesse Owens, Leni... more...

  • Blacksnake at the Family Reunionby David Huddle

    LSU Press 2012; US$ 9.95

    David Huddle's latest collection, Blacksnake at the Family Reunion, shares intimate and amusing stories as if told by a quirky, usually reticent, great uncle. In "Boy Story," a teenage romantic meeting ends abruptly when the boy's sweetheart realizes they have parked near her grandmother's grave. The poem "Aloft" recalls a widowed mother's indignation... more...

  • Descentby Kathryn Stripling Byer

    LSU Press 2012; US$ 9.95

    Navigating the dangerous currents of family and race, Kathryn Stripling Byer's sixth poetry collection confronts the legacy of southern memory, where too often "it's safer to stay blind." Beginning with "Morning Train," a response to Georgia blues musician Precious Bryant, Byer sings her way through a search for identity, recalling the hardscrabble... more...

  • Faster Than Lightby Marilyn Nelson

    LSU Press 2012; US$ 9.95

    Conjuring numerous voices and characters across oceans and centuries, Faster Than Light explores widely disparate experiences through the lens of traditional poetic forms. This volume contains a selection of Marilyn Nelson's new and uncollected poems as well as work from each of her lyric histories of eighteenth-, nineteenth-, and twentieth-century... more...