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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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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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