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  • Forbidden Cityby Gail Mazur

    University of Chicago Press 2016; US$ 18.00

    from ?Mount Fuji? A draughtsman?s draughtsman, Hokusai at 70 thought he?d begun to grasp the structures   of birds and beasts, insects and fish, of the way plants grow, hoped that by 90 he?d have penetrated to their essential nature .   And more, by 100, I will have reached the stage where every dot, every mark I make will be alive.... more...

  • Understanding William Gibsonby Gerald Alva Jr. Miller; Linda Wagner-Martin

    University of South Carolina Press 2016; US$ 21.99

    A study of the science fiction author who popularized the concept of cyberspace more...

  • The Astonishment Tapesby Robin Blaser; Miriam Nichols

    University of Alabama Press 2015; US$ 49.95

    Robin Blaser moved from his native Idaho to attend the University of California, Berkeley, in 1944. While there, he developed as a poet, explored his homosexuality, engaged in a lively arts community, and met fellow travelers and poets Robert Duncan and Jack Spicer. The three men became the founding members of the Berkeley core of what is now known... more...

  • Beautiful Wallby Ray Gonzalez

    BOA Editions Ltd. 2015; US$ 9.99

    Set in the desert Southwest, Beautiful Wall straddles current realities of immigration and border violence, and a beautiful, familial past. more...

  • Clayfeld Holds Onby Robert Pack

    University of Chicago Press 2015; US$ 18.00

    from ?Clayfeld?s Farewell Epistle to Bob Pack?               Beneath this mellow harvest moon, I can still picture you?a boy content just fishing with his father from a ledge above a foaming stream. The flailing trout you caught is packed in gleaming ice; the pink stripe all along its side... more...

  • My Unsentimental Educationby Debra Monroe

    University of Georgia Press 2015; US$ 24.95

    A misfit in Spooner, Wisconsin, with its farms, bars, and strip joints, Debra Monroe leaves to earn a degree, then another, and another, and builds a career—if only because her plans to be a midwestern housewife continually get scuttled. Fearless but naive, she vaults over class barriers but never quite leaves her past behind. When it comes to... more...

  • Outside the Marginsby Robert Bonazzi

    Wings Press 2015; US$ 14.99

    San Antonio Express-News poetry columnist Robert Bonazzi gathers 20 years of reviews and profiles, essays and articles in Outside the Margins . Bonazzi focuses on poets and writers from Texas, the Southwest, Mexico and Latin America. His criticism finds threads of mutual interests, shared sources of inspiration, and stylistic confluences. He focuses... more...

  • Antidote for Nightby Marsha de la O

    BOA Editions Ltd. 2015; US$ 9.99

    This Isabella Gardner Award-winning collection deals with the press of mortality and the violent losses of young men of color. more...

  • Captain Billy's Troopersby William Cobb

    University of Alabama Press 2015; US$ 34.95

    In this audacious memoir, William Cobb reveals the tumultuous creative life of a distinguished practitioner of southern and Alabama storytelling. As poignant and inspiring as his own fiction, Captain Billy?s Troopers traces Cobb?s early life, education, and struggles with alcohol and the debilitating condition normal pressure hydrocephalus (NPH).... more...

  • Drinking from the Riverby Chip Dameron

    Wings Press 2015; US$ 9.99

    This collection of poems documents the evolution of a talented and original Texan poet through his 40-year career. A seminal figure in the small press movement of the 1960s and ?70s in Texas, Charles ?Chip? Dameron?s work is well-known among older Texas readers. In it he explores the complexities of the inner and outer worlds, whether writing about... more...