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  • (some of) The Adventures of Carlyle, My Imaginary Friendby Dainis Hazners

    University of Iowa Press 2004; US$ 19.00

    At first glance these poems (which read like one long odyssey) seem sweet and peaceful?like taking a walk in the woods. But then, things turn darker: a storm blows in?and with it some Aliens, Ghost and Ghoul, the Hanging Man. Luckily, Carlyle has a few good friends such as Ruth, the Hag, the Boy, who are staunch and true and faithful. A whistling-in-the-dark... more...

  • The 1855 Murder Case of Missouri versus Celia, an Enslaved Womanby Alexis Brooks de Vita

    The Edwin Mellen Press 2009; US$ 159.95

    This book reconstructs the conviction of a slave girl found guilty of beating and burning to death her owner, the man who fathered her three children. The political climate of pre-Civil War Missouri did not favor justice for an enslaved girl who confessed to murdering her owner, even though those acquainted with the case believed she could not have... more...

  • 4000 Miles and After the Revolutionby Amy Herzog

    Theatre Communications Group 2013; US$ 15.99

    Two plays by one of the brightest new talents in the theatre? ( New York Times ). more...

  • 50 American Plays (Poems)by Michael Dickman; Matthew Dickman

    Copper Canyon Press 2012; US$ 14.99

    Twin poet-brothers Michael and Matthew Dickman collaborate on state-based poem-plays to map an eclectic topography of the United States more...

  • ASPoetryby Wendy Lawson

    Jessica Kingsley Publishers 2006; US$ 18.95

    In this illustrated collection of poems and short prose pieces, including some from her teenage years, Wendy engages with her past and present, writing about childhood, self-discovery, adulthood and friendship. Her poetry also conveys the challenges presented by divorce, bereavement, emigration, disclosing homosexuality and Asperger's Syndrome. more...

  • About the Deadby Travis Mossotti

    Utah State University Press 2011; US$ 16.00

    Travis Mossotti writes with humor, gravity, and humility about subjects grounded in a world of grit, where the quiet mortality of working folk is weighed. To Mossotti, the love of a bricklayer for his wife is as complex and simple as life itself: ?ask him to put into words what that sinking is, / that shudder in his chest, as he notices / the wrinkles... more...

  • The Accountsby Katie Peterson

    University of Chicago Press 2013; US$ 45.00

    The death of a mother alters forever a family?s story of itself. Indeed, it taxes the ability of a family to tell that story at all. The Accounts narrates the struggle to speak with any clear understanding in the wake of that loss. The title poem attempts three explanations of the departure of a life from the earth?a physical account, a psychological... more...

  • The Actor's Wayby Benjamin Lloyd

    Allworth Press 2010; US$ 16.99

    This is required reading for anyone passionate about the theater, acting, and the teaching of it. The struggles of a young actor, the actor/director relationship, the challenges of teaching art in universities, ageism, and techniques for teaching realistic acting are all communicated through a fictional series of letters between Andy, an anguished... more...

  • Ali & Aliby Marcus Youssef; Guillermo Verdecchia; Camyar Chai

    Talonbooks 2013; US$ 16.99

    A satirical take on the "Age of Terrorism," from the perspectives of both Western governments and those accused. more...

  • Alibisby André Aciman

    Farrar, Straus and Giroux 2011; US$ 18.99

    A Boston Globe Best Nonfiction Book of 2011 Celebrated as one of the most poignant stylists of his generation, André Aciman has written a luminous series of linked essays about time, place, identity, and art that show him at his very finest. From beautiful and moving pieces about the memory evoked by the scent of lavender; to meditations on cities... more...