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The Tower of the Antilles

The Tower of the Antilles

Stories by Achy Obejas Achy Obejas’s stories of contemporary Cuba explore how history and fate intrude on even the most ordinary of lives. The Cubans in her story collection are haunted by islands: the island they fled, the island they’ve created, the island they were taken to or forced from, the island they long for, […]

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Salvage

Salvage

by Cynthia Dewi Oka “So much beauty is made from sorrow in this book, while silence ‘swarms like  beetles.’ Here is an escape from ‘our slanderous past taking / root in potholed sidewalks,’ and here also the litany of arrival in North American suburbia, where Orpheus is mugged in the city of brotherly love and even Lazarus […]

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Lessons on  Expulsion

Lessons on Expulsion

by Erika L. Sánchez “Skillful and striking. One of my new favorite poetry collections, Lessons on Expulsion is a beautiful debut work of history, womanhood and love.”—Ms. Magazine “Vibrant and superbly written. . . . [Lessons on Expulsion] offers an exploration of what it is to live, love, and suffer on this Earth. . . […]

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Perception

Perception

by Christina Pugh “Christina Pugh’s Perception transports us, from its opening starburst of phrases, through ravishing particulars: a landscape of shifting perspective and scale, where the soul is a ‘foliate / flame’ and a ‘breadbox.’ Her noun-trains pulse with the kinetic energy of predicates; her unabashed lyricism and genius for discovering resemblance make us see […]

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PULITZER PRIZE WINNER 2017

PULITZER PRIZE WINNER 2017

OLIO  by Tyehimba Jess More awards and praises for OLIO: With ambitious manipulations of poetic forms, Tyehimba Jess presents the sweat and story behind America’s blues, worksongs and church hymns. Part fact, part fiction, Jess’s much anticipated second book weaves sonnet, song, and narrative to examine the lives of mostly unrecorded African American performers directly […]

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Glory Days

Glory Days

by Melissa Fraterrigo “Melissa Fraterrigo’s novel strikes with the unexpected force of a summer tornado. It’s a marvel as gritty as the carnival at the edge of her fictional rural town of Ingleside, where characters worthy of a Flannery O’Connor story struggle and self-medicate to make sense of lives marked by loss, violence, and despair. […]

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Continuous Showings

Continuous Showings

by Michael Anania  “He makes melody and sentence and sight his three primary colors, and he names them in his poems while simultaneously using them to mark the sharp edge — the precise and delicate edge — of his seeing and sentencing. He evokes the jazz and classical masters (and all else) with the melody […]

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The Nightlife

The Nightlife

by Elise Paschen “The Nightlife is not only a beautiful and inventive collection, it’s an important contribution to this period in American poetry. Paschen’s voice shows us how — given all the choices in form, voice, subject, and vision — a poet might make the art her own through the force of her personal brilliance, and […]

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APERTURE

APERTURE

by Anna Leahy “Anna Leahy’s collection of poems, Aperture, is simultaneously focused in its subject matter about women and capacious in scope, not an easy feat. The book is an aperture or an opening into essential lives that may have been forgotten. There are persona poems and third-person lyric poems that investigate women — from the […]

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Identity Unknown: Rediscovering Seven American Women Artists

Identity Unknown: Rediscovering Seven American Women Artists

by Donna Seaman “Identity Unknown is not only a book that illuminates the lives and works of seven artists who have been unjustly neglected, a fate shared by countless brilliant women in many fields, it is a passionate examination of the artistic calling itself. In elegant, lucid prose, Seaman makes the unknown known, filling in each […]

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