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Prairie Architecture

by Monica Barron

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20th Century Books
Published
2020
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Very Good
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9781936135806
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76 pages; Advance Readers' Copy with errata sheet, poetry collection. '"Architecture doesn't just apply to buildings. It can apply to the way we shape our environment and the habitats of other creatures," says Monica Barron. "There's also an architecture to our emotional/intellectual makeups." Deeply aware of how humans read their surroundings, and how these readings become… Read more
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i shimmer sometimes, too

by Porsha Olayiwola

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20th Century Books
Published
2019
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9781943735457
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76 page poetry collection, marked as a review copy. Porsha Olayiwola's debut poetry collection soars with the power and presence of live performance. These poems dip their hands deep into the fabric of black womanhood, pulling out all of its threads. This book establishes Porsha Olayiwola firmly in the lineage of black queer poetics, pulling equally… Read more
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A Bouquet of Daisies

by Megan Alice

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Published
2018
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9781732081567
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34 page poetry collection. "A Bouquet of Daisies is a collection of poetry and prose exploring the heartbreak and healing found in relationships of all kinds. Centered around the theme of human connection, she additionally touches on the battle against mental illness, the stigma that follows the diagnosis, emotional abuse, sexual assault, and misogyny. Alice puts… Read more
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What If?

by Anna Russell

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Published
2019
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9781538382578
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192 page poetry collection. "Josh Baker isn't sure why his brain tells him to do things that other people don't need to do: checking his locker again and again, counting cracks in ceilings, and always needing to finish a song, for starters. He is a talented drummer, a math genius, and he knows everything about rock… Read more
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Broke Baroque

by Tony Medina

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Published
2019
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9780988476356
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166 page poetry collection. "BROKE BAROQUE is the third in a series of Broke Books by the poet, Tony Medina. The poetry is centered on Medina's iconic "Everyman's" character "Broke," a character that bears witness to his plight of homelessness in a humorous yet profound way. The poetry is peppered with subtle images that talks about… Read more
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After Houses: Poetry for the Homeless

by Claire Millikin

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Published
2019
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9781940939308
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144 page poetry collection. "AFTER HOUSES is an extended meditation on homelessness. In unflinching, raw poetry, poet Claire Millikin explores states of homelessness, and a longing for, even a devotion to, houses―houses as spaces where one could be safe and at ease. The poems move through an American landscape, between the South and the North, between… Read more
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A Country Without Borders: Poems and Stories of Kashmir

by Lalita Pandit Hogan

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Published
2019
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9781940939575
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146 page poetry collection. "A COUNTRY WITHOUT BORDERS, POEMS AND STORIES OF KASHMIR is the debut collection of Lalita Pandit Hogan, an expatriate Kashmiri scholar and poet who shares with readers the loss of identity and home, culture, migration, womanhood, otherness and exile. Blooming with intense lyricism and fertile imagery, these full-blooded poems are elegant, … Read more
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All That Wasted Fruit

by Arminé Iknadossian

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20th Century Books
Published
2018
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ISBN
9781599487175
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50 page trade paperback poetry collection (jc819)
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Caravan to the North: Misael’s Long Walk

by Jorge Argueta

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20th Century Books
Published
2019
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9781773063317
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Advance Readers' Copy. 112 pages, regular price $16.95. "This novel in verse is a powerful first-person account of Misael Martínez, a Salvadoran boy whose family joins the caravan heading north to the United States. We learn all the different reasons why people feel the need to leave ― the hope that lies behind their decision, but… Read more
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Every Present Thing a Ghost

by Rebecca Doverspike

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Published
2019
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9781940646077
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36 pages plus covers poetry chapbook "SHP chapbook winner 2018" (jc619)
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The Temple of Warm Harmony

by Frank LaRue Owen

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Published
2019
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Fine
ISBN
9781947003446
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100 pages, trade paperback. Advance Readers' Copy, trade paperback format Regular price $16.95 "The Temple of Warm Harmony is a book of poems, but it is also something of a map. Some of the poems are about the author, some are about the reader, while other poems are about the times we're all living through. A blend of… Read more
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Soft Target

by Deborah Landau

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Published
2019
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9781556595660
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72 pages, trade paperback. Marked as a review copy on the first page (half title). Regular price $16 "Starred Review in Publishers Weekly: "Through the cadence of these poems, which sometimes resemble lullabies in their dreaminess and gorgeous lyricism, Landau captures the ways humans persist, despite our collective anxiety, in our longing for 'something tender, something that … Read more
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ticket stubs & liner notes

by Tim Hunt

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20th Century Books
Published
2018
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Fine
ISBN
9781599487120
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80 page paperback poetry collection (jc32419)
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Fruit of the Earth

by Jamie Wendt

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Published
2018
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Fine
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9781599486956
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92 pages paperback poetry collection."In this powerful and exquisite collection of poems, Jamie Wendt, a graduate of the University of Nebraska MFA program whose poetry has been published in various literary journals including Lilith, Raleigh Review and Minerva Rising, locates the interplay between the material and spiritual inheritance of land and people through themes of place,… Read more
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A Calendar Reckoning

by Dave Margoshes

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Published
2018
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9781550509373
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104 pages, poetry collection. "With careful attention to detail, and evocative turns of phrase, Dave Margoshes introspectively looks back on youth. Intriguing metaphors, reminiscent of pastoral imagery, create a sharp contrast between the heavy subject matter of one's own mortality, and the beautiful, evocative comparisons between humanity and the rest of the animal kingdom, particularly… Read more
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Dissolve

by Sherwin Bitshi

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20th Century Books
Published
2018
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Fine
ISBN
9781556595455
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trade paperback poetry collection, 68 pages, marked as a review copy. "Bitsui's poetry returns things to their basic elements and voice in a flowing language rife with illuminating images. A great reading experience for those who like serious and innovative poetry." ―Library Journal Drawing upon Navajo history and enduring tradition, Sherwin Bitsui leads us on a treacherous,… Read more
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Dangerous Household Items

by David Orr

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Published
2018
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Fine
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9781556595479
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Trade paperback poetry collection, 80 pages, marked as a review copy. "David Orr is an authentic iconoclast. His criticism is exuberant and original. Dr. Johnson, my critical hero, urged us to clear our mind of cant. Orr has cleared his. He will enhance the perception of his readers." ―Harold Bloom "A poetry critic and poet himself, David… Read more
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The School of Soft Attention

by Frank LaRue Owen

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Published
2018
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Fine
ISBN
9781947003965
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90 pages, trade paperback format Advance Readers' Copy. "It has been said that poetry can be a marker of where a poet has been, or a way for a poet to point to places where we, the reader, can go. Both types of poems appear in The School of Soft-Attention. Not corralled to any one poetic style,… Read more
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Field Recordings

by Russell Brakefield

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Published
2018
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Fine
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9780814344965
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94 pages, trade paperback, marked as a review copy. "Firmly rooted in the dramatic landscapes and histories of Michigan, Field Recordings uses American folk music as a lens to investigate themes of personal origin, family, art, and masculinity. The speakers of these poems navigate Michigan's folklore and folkways while exploring more personal connections to those… Read more
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Celadon

by Ian Haight

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Published
2018
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Fine
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9780877758150
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Advance Readers' Copy, 92 pages "Celadon reflects on hard work in an era of depersonalization. Ian Haight's poems portray Midwestern factory workers, Korean farmers, Chinese migrants miners, and exploited child laborers. Through a contemplation of globalization and the refuge from it that art could offer, Celadon searches for a place where one can live with … Read more
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