February, 2016

Different Kinds of Music

Different Kinds of Music

A novel By John Matthias Different Kinds of Music follows Timothy “Westy” Westmont through six episodes from his childhood and youth, through his experiences as an archivist and a thief, to encounters with William Faulkner’s bear in St. Louis, Hemingway’s lingering ghost at Walloon Lake in Michigan, and Phillip Roth’s Goodbye, Columbus in Columbus, Ohio […]

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Wolf Centos

Wolf Centos

by Simone Muench “How easily one becomes enraptured by (Simone) Muench’s new collection, given its surprising collisions of images, gorgeous lucidity, and the linguistic fecundity of each vital line. . . . . So ingeniously, seamlessly, and provocatively does Muench arrange her selections, her potent patterns and imaginative juxtapositions retain the beauty and power of […]

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Spouses and Other Crimes

Spouses and Other Crimes

by Andrew Coburn A collection of eleven stories with the impact of an American saga — each rendered in Coburn’s signature style of “chilly elegance,” each an excursion into the genre-bending territory of Coburn’s bestselling novels. “Compulsively readable . . . so good it’s almost criminal.” — Publishers Weekly “[Coburn’s] dialogue is perfect, sometimes acidic, […]

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Swarm to Glory

Swarm to Glory

by Garnett Kilberg Cohen The central motif and conflict that runs through Kilberg Cohen’s newest collection is that of endings. Some may be monumental endings, such as the end of a relationship in “Bottle of Wine,” or the end of life itself in “Appropriate Behavior.” Then again, some may be considered superficial endings, such as […]

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Year of the Poets

Year of the Poets

by Jon Ballard “. . .  a highly enjoyable debut novel.” — Kirkus Reviews It’s the bicentennial year of 1976 at the Davenport Summer Retreat for Artists, and fifty-nine year old Arthur Honeyman — lothario, vagabond, carpenter, and, above all, renowned versifier — has his hands full: carrying on simultaneous affairs with two poetesses, composing […]

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Ghost Gear

Ghost Gear

by Andrew McFadyen Andrew McFadyen-Ketchum is not a poet of small ambition. He reaches after big subjects in the high style, and—mirabile dictu—he brings it  off. There is something of Walt Whitman in McFadyen-Ketchum. He is a rhapsodist spinning words into a musical web. Line by line the poems pulse with verbal energy. His language […]

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Song of the Shank

Song of the Shank

A novel by Jeffery Renard Allen The Graywolf Press will release this novel in June of 2014. Born and raised in Chicago, Jeffery Renard Allen is a professor of English at Queens College of the City University of New York and an instructor in the Writing Program at The New School and the low residency […]

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King Me

King Me

Poems by Roger Reeves King Me is Roger Reeves’s first book. His poems have appeared in Poetry, Ploughshares, American Poetry Review, Boston Review, and Tin House, among others. Kim Addonizio selected “Kletic of Walt Whitman” for the Best New Poets 2009 anthology. He was awarded a 2013 NEA Fellowship, Ruth Lilly Fellowship by the Poetry […]

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Bitter in the Mouth

Bitter in the Mouth

A novel by Monique Truong “A coming-of-age tale with a magical ferocity that recalls Doctorow and Nabokov.” — Jayne Anne Phillips, author of Lark & Termite “A beautifully written, complex story of self-discovery.” — The Boston Globe “Truong explores—and explodes—[her characters’] secrets at a captivating pace. . . . Reminiscent of The Heart is a […]

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When We Argued All Night

When We Argued All Night

A novel by Alice Mattison “A generous, empathetic writer, [Mattison] believes that the human connection, while imperfect and fragile, takes precedence over any abstraction.” — New York Times “Some writers see the big picture. Some writers describe the smallest, most telling detail. Alice Mattison does both in When We Argued All Night. Mattison knows secrets […]

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