February, 2016

Grains of the Voice

Grains of the Voice

Grains of the Voice Christina Pugh’s Grains of the Voice exhibits a pervasive fascination with sound in all its manifestations. The hu­man voice, musical instruments, the sounds produced by the natural and man-made worlds — all serve at one time or another as both the framework of poems and the occa­sion for their lightning-quick changes […]

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Wrestling Li Po for the Remote

Wrestling Li Po for the Remote

Poems by Kevin Stein In this fresh poetry collection, Kevin Stein tussles with the current American moment’s skewed notions of social and aesthetic value. His gallery of subjects is bracingly contemporary, including Gold Star Mothers who’ve lost a child to war, nightshift factory workers, estranged veterans, guitarist Les Paul, one couple’s yard sale romance, a […]

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The Conditions of Love

The Conditions of Love

A novel by Dale Kushner “In The Conditions of Love Dale Kushner portrays with wonderful empathy a young girl’s journey towards adulthood. Kushner has an amazing sense of character and not only her heroine, the fearless Eunice, but everyone that Eunice encounters comes vividly to life as she struggles first to accommodate herself to her mother’s […]

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Little Known Facts

Little Known Facts

A novel by Christine Sneed “I grabbed Christine Sneed’s novel, Little Known Facts, on my way out the door this weekend and ate it up.  It’s a great, canny read: wry, observant, inventive in style, rich in character.  Christine Sneed knows her Hollywood, but more than that, she knows her people.” — Jess Walter, author […]

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Somebody Wants Somebody Dead

Somebody Wants Somebody Dead

Short stories by Phillip Gardner Phillip Gardner’s collection of stories Somebody Wants Somebody Dead pretty much corners the market when it comes to people living on the wrong side of the law —which is usually the right side of the law in these locales — and taking matters into their own hands. Throw in a […]

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Come Clearing

Come Clearing

Poems by Jackie K. White White’s poems oscillate between wildness and domesticity, damage and healing, the body’s presence and its absence. Ultimately her poems negotiate the concept of transformation both psychically and formally, specifically in her use of the cento form to reshape the sinews of the poem. As evident in her body centos, she […]

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Christmas in Illinois

Christmas in Illinois

Edited by James Ballowe “For those of us for whom the meaning of Christmas has been all but lost in an increasingly nasty blizzard of commercialism, this book provides a lovely and even necessary antidote.  Here you will find stories of celebrations (some of them surprisingly rowdy) and Santas and parades and traditions held dear, […]

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One Dog Happy

One Dog Happy

by Molly McNett “These are stories for people who love stories, who dig characters and dialogue and a little nudge of plot, who find the close observation of all those small marvelous encounters that make up our days so essential to short fiction. One Dog Happy is charming and generous, smart and lovely, the gift […]

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You are either the fire the hummingbird the California coast or the act of flying backwards In this story

You are either the fire the hummingbird the California coast or the act of flying backwards In this story

Poems by Kat Sanchez “It’s a brash wildride with so many moments of pure emotion & quiet waiting throughout.” –Nate Pritts Published by: H_NGM_N B__KS Publication date: July 2012 Download free at: www.h-ngm-n.com/chaps/ To order: www.h-ngm-n.com/orders

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The Six Granddaughters of Cecil Slaughter

The Six Granddaughters of Cecil Slaughter

by Susan Hahn “Susan Hahn’s achievement in The Six Granddaughters of Cecil Slaughter is remarkable—vivid and deeply moving.  A book unlike any I have read before, and a joy, I was sorry to reach its wonderful ending.” —David H. Lynn, Editor, The Kenyon Review “A beautiful, meditative novel that unfolds like one of the many […]

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