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I Will Never Be Beautiful Enough To Make Us Beautiful Together
I Will Never Be Beautiful Enough To Make Us Beautiful Together
by Mira Gonzalez
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Mira Gonzalez's brain spans the weird space between bodies stuffed with Ambien and food and light from porn on laptops in an anxious, calming kind of way, one concerned more with what blood tastes like than how the blood got out. It s messed up and... (read more)

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Songs from under the River: A Collection of Poetry
Songs from under the River: A Collection of Poetry
by Anis Mojgani
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After six years of touring the country, Anis Mojgani has combed through out-of-print editions to put together a best-of collection for his third Write Bloody release. Popular poems (Some with over 200,000 "Likes" on YouTube) such as "Direct Orders (rock... (read more)

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Strange Light
Strange Light
by Derrick C. Brown
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Derrick Brown's fourth and final collection of poetry and short stories is a unrelenting machine of honesty that has been called his finest collection of new work. Strange Light takes us back to the docks, to a violent drama class and boring prom, an... (read more)

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Scandalabra
Scandalabra
by Derrick C. Brown
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Derrick Brown's long awaited new collection of poetry and prose, Scandalabra, is a book that boils with true grit Americana, sensual power and black oceanic wildness. About.com rated his newest collection 'Scandalabra' as one of the top poetry books of... (read more)

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Pole Dancing to Gospel Hymns
Pole Dancing to Gospel Hymns
by Andrea Gibson
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Andrea Gibson writes poetry that will break your heart into tiny little pieces, then glue it all back together again. In Pole Dancing to Gospel Hymns, she tackles what it means to love and lose, human rights, and the reality of depression. She will... (read more)

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Monogamy Songs
Monogamy Songs
by Gregory Sherl
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Poetry. MONOGAMY SONGS is some kind of new beast. Maybe it's a memoir. Or a book of prose poems. Or maybe those "poems" are really mini-snapshots of true, horny, heartbroken, frustrated, medicated, nervous, passionate, jealous, sweaty domesticity. Sherl... (read more)

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Life Cycle—Poems
Life Cycle—Poems
by Dena Rash Guzman
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"Dena Rash Guzman howls coyote howls. There is holiness in her soup. You are cold and hungry and you don't even know it. Come inside. Get warm." Scott McClanahan, author of Crapalachia, A Biography of a Place "It takes a command of language and a... (read more)

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Fjords Vol. 1
Fjords Vol. 1
by Zachary Schomburg
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2013 Oregon Book Award for... (read more)

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To Anacreon in Heaven and Other Poems
To Anacreon in Heaven and Other Poems
by Graham Foust
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With a Top 5 list of poetry books like this one, the expectation may be a bow to the romantic and lyric nature of verse. Do not be fooled! Graham Foust, one of my favorite contemporary poets, has written a coming-of-age of aging, all composed in a... (read more)

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The Book of Frank
The Book of Frank
by Caconrad
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Winner of the 2009 Gil Ott Book Award, this expanded edition of The Book of Frank features additional "Frank" poems and an essay by Eileen Myles. Praised by poet Anne Waldman as a "voyeuresque surreal portrait," The Book of Frank is also, in the words of... (read more)

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American Dust Revisited
American Dust Revisited
by Brian S. Ellis
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American Dust Revisited was nine thousand miles in the making. Author Brian S. Ellis traveled to and through nearly every physical and mental state in America, breathing in the dusty experience and coughing up his unique perspective. Ellis shared his... (read more)

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The Elephant Engine High Dive Revival
The Elephant Engine High Dive Revival
by Cristin O'keefe Aptowicz
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An amazing poetic anthology from 12 of the nations top traveling authors.... (read more)

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Glitter in the Blood
Glitter in the Blood
by Mindy Nettifee
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You do not want to write good poems. You want to write great poems. You want to write poems that challenge, inspire and awe. You want to write poems that forever alter your audience, that forever alter yourself. Those poems take guts. Glitter in the... (read more)

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You Are a Little Bit Happier Than I Am
You Are a Little Bit Happier Than I Am
by Tao Lin
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Poetry. Asian American Studies. Winner of the 2005 December Prize. Reading Tao Lin is like looking the wrong way down Frank O'Hara's ear trumpet at a 21st century Mayakovski IM-ing Lili Brik. This book is fun, smart, manic and ecstatic; it puts on a... (read more)

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If I Should Say I Have Hope
If I Should Say I Have Hope
by Lynn Melnick
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Poetry. "The title of Melnick's stunning book is a microcosm of the poems within—the uncertainty of 'if I should say' followed by the defiance of 'I have hope.' Her poems follow moments of unmooredness ('I am best / when I dabble in... (read more)

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Dear Future Boyfriend
Dear Future Boyfriend
by Cristin O'keefe Aptowicz
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In her celebrated debut volume, Cristin O'Keefe Aptowicz tackles, among other idiosyncratic topics, love (Science), heartbreak (Lit), and thieving suburban punks (Ode to the Person Who Stole My Family's Lawn Gnome). Quirky and funny with a subtext of... (read more)

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Domestic Uncertainties
Domestic Uncertainties
by Leah Umansky
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Poetry. "The language slips, shifts, recalibrates and the world, shaken, is quietly remade, again and again before our eyes in this lovely, sorrowing and finally transformative book. Leah Umansky is to be congratulated for her sensitive, nuanced... (read more)

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Someday I'm Going to Marry Katy Perry
Someday I'm Going to Marry Katy Perry
by Calvero
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Calvero currently lives in his parents’ basement with his two cats, Ralph and Matilda. That sentence is also the pick-up line he uses when he’s trying to pick up girls at a bar, but, surprisingly, it never gets him any action whatsoever. Calvero is... (read more)

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Everything Is Everything
Everything Is Everything
by Cristin O'keefe Aptowicz
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hilariously spunky... no-nonsense poetry. Jennifer Dunning, The New York Times Sometimes you plod through the day, bumping into people, tripping over your own feet. But then there are those remarkable days when you move through the world as stealthly as... (read more)

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Beast
Beast
by Lisa Wells
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"Beast is a collection of poetry poised between fight and flight...Despite their lyrical beauty, her poems are brutal, almost hopeless in their assessment of our environment and humanity’s place on earth. Yet redemption comes through the very act of... (read more)

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