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Country House
Country House Country House by Sarah Barber
Price:$17.95

The Poem's Country
The Poem's Country The Poem's Country: Place and Poetic Practice. Edited by Shara Lessley and Bruce Snider.
Price:$25.00

30 Questions People Don't Ask: The Selected Poems of Inga Gaile
30 Questions People Don't Ask: The Selected Poems of Inga Gaile 30 Questions People Don't Ask: The Selected Poems of Inga Gaile
Price:$17.95

Bridled: Poems by Amy Meng
Bridled: Poems by Amy Meng Bridled: Poems by Amy Meng
Price:$17.95

The Darkness Call: Essays by Gary Fincke
The Darkness Call: Essays by Gary Fincke The Darkness Call: Essays by Gary Fincke
Price:$20.00

A Lesser Love
A Lesser Love A Lesser Love by E. J. Koh
Price:$17.95

In Between: Poetry Comics
In Between: Poetry Comics In Between: Poetry Comics by Mita Mahato
Price:$20.00

Novena
Novena Novena by Jacques Rancourt Winner of the Lena-Miles Wever Todd Prize
Price:$17.95

Among Other Things: Essays
Among Other Things: Essays Among Other Things: Essays by Robert Long Foreman
Price:$17.95

Book of No Ledge
Book of No Ledge Book of No Ledge by Nance Van Winckel
Price:$20.00

Landscape with Headless Mama
Landscape with Headless Mama by Jennifer Givahn Winner of the Pleiades Press Editors Prize for Poetry
Price:$17.95

Random Exorcisms by Adrian Louis
Random Exorcisms by Adrian Louis “Adrian C. Louis is profane, angry, and deep in love with this sad-ass world. He is the reason why I started to write poems. And he is one of the poets that I constantly re-read. He is one of my personal prophets.” — Sherman Alexie
Price:$17.95

Poetry Comics from the Book of Hours
Poetry Comics from the Book of Hours “Bianca Stone is a brilliant transcriber of her generation’s emerging pathology and sensibility. In her work we are propelled along by abrupt changes in perspective and dimension. I have long awaited a manuscript by her that combines her visual talents with her poetry.” – John Ashbery
Price:$20.00

Sylph, by Abigail Cloud
Sylph, by Abigail Cloud "The inner lives of demons, the demonic forces of opera and ballet, a soupcon here and there of fairytale, of Moulin Rouge and Belle Epoque: Sylph offers up a vivid melange of sonic and imagistic riches, where 'silver spoons / in drawers arrange to rattle,' where everything might 'turn the air, its clotted hush, to cream.' I love the imagination at play in these poems, so gothic, so baroque: one that invites 'a hiss of white to slice a dream open,' where 'the baby / builds its own hot cave.'"
Price:$17.95

The Belle Mar, by Katie Bickham
The Belle Mar, by Katie Bickham Katie Bickham’s poems, set on a Louisiana plantation from 1811 through 2005, speak through the imagined voices of slaves, masters, mistresses, servants, and children. Focused on events that take place in a single room within the plantation home, Belle Mar, she offers an unflinching portrayal of the atrocities that form an undeniable part of Louisiana’s history.
Price:$17.95

The Glacier's Wake, by Katy Didden
The Glacier's Wake, by Katy Didden Didden’s poems take their measure from personal and geologic time, from knowledge gained through science and that attendant to the heart. With precision and craft reminiscent of Bishop, these are field notes for an earth alive and on the move: torrents, glaciers, volcanoes. Didden has a mathematician’s and a poet’s mind, gauging her life against the larger processes, imagining how, in the days before electricity, “you could mark your place in the universe / by how you fit / among the stars."
Price:$16.95

Paradise, Indiana, by Bruce Snider
Paradise, Indiana, by Bruce Snider There's a deep and complicated life in this land's interior. Underneath beat a thousand fragile hearts, their sensitive, furtive gestures. Bruce Snider's version of paradise accounts for those souls, makes a haven for them amidst the roadkill and the rapeseed, among the monster trucks and holy scriptures. Nothing in Snider's America is ever lost: not love, not beauty, not the first furtive kisses of adolescent boys. In this paradise, no one form of pleasure takes dominion over the others.
Price:$16.95

What's This, Bombardier? by Ryan Flaherty
What's This, Bombardier? by Ryan Flaherty Selected by Alan Michael Parker Beneath the wit of these poems—and wit there is in dizzying plenty—there are sobering concerns, skeptical and philosophical quandaries that, almost as if by mistake, make themselves felt.. Source is, no doubt, the stake—'source' ... this adhesive thing that is Flaherty's, given to us in unsparing generosity, in serious play—not source exactly, but resource inexactly, in poems that are 'brilliant / without all the fuss of brilliance.
Price:$16.95

Self-Portrait with Expletives, by Kevin Clark
Self-Portrait with Expletives, by Kevin Clark Moving seamlessly between the sixties-to-mid-seventies and the present, between a sensuously lived life and a deep sense of mortality, Kevin Cark's poems perform the magic his passion dictates and his intelligence won't quite allow: an "open / closure, the kind that improvs its own end- / lessness." Lush with detail, rich with wisdom, filled with unforgettable people and held together with masterful syntax, these poems raise narrative poetry to a breathtaking new level of pleasure.
Price:$16.95

Pacific Shooter, by Susan Parr
Pacific Shooter, by Susan Parr Pacific Shooter is a book of transformations as insubordinate and subversive as Ovid’s Metamorphoses—and with all the taste and twang of a new language. The bourgeois reader will hate it: there’s too much magic, too much genius, too much linguistic bliss.
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It was a terrible cloud at midnight, by Alessandra Lynch
It was a terrible cloud at midnight, by Alessandra Lynch Lynch’s book is a vision. You find yourself immediately in a vivid, chill season near the end of the world, maybe in the dark wood where the hardest of the fairy tales took place. Everywhere are signs, the ruins of something momentous you somehow missed, and line after line there is a sight or phrase you would linger over…except that there, just ahead, is another just as fascinating. It was a terrible cloud at twilight is just about the strangest book I know that still makes perfect sense.
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Compulsions of Silkworms & Bees, by Julianna Baggott
Compulsions of Silkworms & Bees, by Julianna Baggott Compulsions of Silkworms and Bees hums with attention to the act of creation. These poems are like watches that show their inner workings. . . . We see Poetry and Fiction (cast as sisters) presenting their different versions of events; an author’s elegy for an orphan poem; poetry as mother and poetry as lover. When Baggott writes, 'Everything is talking, / even the rooted irises tonguing air,'’ we want to be able to hear it too.
Price:$16.95

Snow House, by Brian Swann
Snow House, by Brian Swann Brian Swann’s poems have been whittled from the tree of life and the acuity of his imagination into shapes and stories lovely and wise. They are full of 'blades of light,' affirming the visible beauty and the invisible mysteries of our world. He is, as he says himself, 'dazed by the everyday.' I have not read a book of poems so reverent and so delicious for a long time.
Price:$15.95

Motherhouse, by Kathleen Jesme
Motherhouse, by Kathleen Jesme This remarkable book-length meditation is part memoir, part spiritual diary, but first and foremost, pure poem. Set in and submitted to the rigors of convent life, these lyrics shine with winter light. Jesme writes: 'my flexible voice / my ecstasy / I learn that prayer / is either silence / or song.' Few writers are as adept as she is at listening to both.
Price:$15.95

Lure, by Nils Michals
Lure, by Nils Michals Nils Michals has a marvelous knack for putting unexpected words in unexpected places—and for composing whole poems of such surprises. In these dense, rich lyric poems, he touches a wide range from the mythical to the quotidian with the same gleamingly precise sensibility. This is a striking collection that's not afraid of beauty or emotion—nor of the difficulties they have always presented to poetry.
Price:$15.95

The Green Girls, by John Blair
The Green Girls, by John Blair While art is never a wholly adequate antidote to sorrow, its consolations can be enormous, as they are in Blair's beautifully nuanced and perceptive poems. Even as he leads us back through our own disenchantment, his "minor ecstasies of will" remind us of all there is in the world to love. Luminous in its language, this collection rewards the reader with "whispers soaked / with the rooted strumming of trees, as light / and as muted as bare green bodies breathing in."
Price:$15.95

A Sacrificial Zinc, by Matthew Cooperman
A Sacrificial Zinc, by Matthew Cooperman Colloquial, cerebral, and deeply felt, the poems in A Sacrificial Zinc are an absolutely compelling mix of formal adventurousness, dazzling diction, and good story . . . Matthew Cooperman is a very funny poet who is chronically interested and interesting. When he risks straightforward sweetness, he can also break your heart.
Price:$15.95

The Light in Our Houses, by Al Maginnes
The Light in Our Houses, by Al Maginnes This book dares to forego the heavy-handed irony and satiric wink that are so often the chief characteristics of newer poetry . . . Al Maginnes can be dark indeed, but his gaze is finally steady and straight ahead. He is aware, awake, amazed, and alive—all the things we want from a poet—and in language that ultimately blesses with the old lyric joy.
Price:$15.95

Strange Wood, by Kevin Prufer
Strange Wood, by Kevin Prufer In poems remarkable for their unflinching wisdom, for a maturity of vision too rarely seen in a first book, Kevin Prufer reminds us of that space beyond lullaby, of the fragility of life in a world where 'everything's / the chance for flying / failing somehow,' and of loss as inevitable, the hardest truth of all--how 'the body blooms, unfolding, / then is gone.
Price:$15.95

How To Tell If You Are Human
How To Tell If You Are Human How To Tell If You Are Human by Jessy Randall Pleiades Press Visual Poetry Series
Price:$20.00

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