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- 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...
- Soft Skull Press 2015; US$ 15.95
Maggie Nelson?s fourth collection of poems combines a wanderer?s attention to landscape with a deeply personal exploration of desire, heartbreak, resilience, accident, and flux. Something Bright, Then Holes explores the problem of losing then recovering sight and insight of feeling lost, then found, then lost again. The book?s three sections range... more...
- Wings Press 2015; US$ 9.99
Rant. Chant. Chisme. is the debut collection of poetry by south Texas native Amalia Ortiz, featuring writing from the first decade of her career. Readers will get a taste of life on the border from the perspective of a young woman of color struggling to write herself into existence. These poems introduce a unique new transcultural feminist viewpoint... more...
- UNP - Nebraska 2015; US$ 60.00
James Welch was one of the central figures in twentieth-century American Indian literature, and The Heartsong of Charging Elk is of particular importance as the culminating novel in his canon. A historical novel, Heartsong follows a Lakota (Sioux) man at the end of the nineteenth century as he travels with Buffalo Bill?s Wild West show; is left... more...
- University of Iowa Press 2015; US$ 19.95
?I guess an iceflow came through / to take the road,? writes Aaron McCollough in Rank , a richly strange sequence of poems in which forces of nature, mind, spirit, and language partake of each other in vibrant and shifting ways. ?I can only guess that would / destroy these remains slowly,? McCollough continues. Indeed, Rank seeks to recover sources... more...
- Skyhorse Publishing 2015; US$ 12.99
Greetings to all with a penchant for the darker things in life. Settle down and prepare yourself for a twisty, tricksy, cautionary tale of troublesome terror as we follow a dastardly dozen of trick-or-treaters on a night of Halloween hell! Be warned: this nuisance bunch of roustabouts (including a rusty robot, a kooky clown, and a malodorous merman)... more...
- Indiana University Press 2015; US$ 19.99
For years, children and adults have stuffed their candid dreams, wishes, and promises into envelopes addressed to Santa Claus. Whether the envelopes come with stamps or without, are addressed to "The Big Red Guy at Jingle Bells Lane" or simply "To Santa," for over 100 years, millions of these letters have poured into Santa Claus, Indiana. Arriving... more...
- Columbia University Press 2015; US$ 59.99
The shape, lineation, and prosody of postmodern poems are extravagantly inventive, imbuing their form with as much meaning as their content. Through a survey of American poetry and poetics from the end of World War II to the present, Michael Golston traces the proliferation of these experiments to a growing fascination with allegory in philosophy,... more...
- Auckland University Press 2015; US$ 14.57
A little bubbly, a little bitter, a little absurd, and echoing with the sound of laughter, these poem-songs have shaggy tales to tell. Shaggy Magpie Songs is a celebration of poetry?s potential – for drama and comedy, narrative and nonsense. Presented in four parts – Praise, Nonsense, Blues and Pop – the poems are at times jazzy and rollicking, at... more...