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  • She Inserts the Keyby Marianne Burton

    Seren 2013; US$ 13.11

    Shortlisted for the 2013 Forward Prize for Best First Collection, She Inserts the Key is a startlingly good debut by Marianne Burton. Often dark, but with a sharply concise and compelling style, these poems draw you in with a 'look at this!' urgency. This is a collection of voices: dodos and wallpaper chant obsessively, a cheese weeps for the calf... more...

  • Many-Storied Houseby George Ella Lyon

    The University Press of Kentucky 2013; US$ 12.99

    Born in the small, eastern Kentucky coal-mining town of Harlan, George Ella Lyon began her career with Mountain , a chapbook of poems. She has since published many more books in multiple genres and for readers of all ages, but poetry remains at the heart of her work. Many-Storied House is her fifth collection. While teaching aspiring writers,... more...

  • Kinfolksby Lisa Alther

    Arcade Publishing 2012; US$ 14.99

    Most of us grow up knowing who we are and where we come from. Lisa Alther?s mother hailed from New York, her father from Virginia. One day a babysitter told Lisa about the Melungeons: six-fingered child-snatchers who hid in caves. Forgetting about these creepy kidnappers until she had a daughter of her own, Lisa learned they were actually an isolated... more...

  • The Late Interiorsby Marjorie Sandor

    Arcade Publishing 2011; US$ 22.99

    At a time in her life when she once thought a person should have been well settled in for the long haul, Sandor and her new beloved set out to being a new life together. They buy an old house on the border between the large university, which employs them both, and a small urban/student ?wilderness.? Sandor?s young daughter, Hannah, divides her time... more...

  • Daughter of Heavenby Leslie Li

    Arcade Publishing 2011; US$ 14.99

    The powerful yet touching memoir of a Chinese-American woman and her grandmother by an extraordinarily talented author who has been compared to Amy Tan and Maxine Hong Kingston. Leslie Li belongs to the illustrious Li family of Guilin, China. Her paternal grandfather, Li Zongren, was China's first elected vice president, to whom Chiang Kai-shek left... more...

  • Paroles de salauds.by 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$ 11.99

    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$ 14.57

    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...