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Green Girl
Green Girl
by Kate Zambreno
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A study in disaffected youth, Green Girl is awash in the apathy and angst of today's directionless 20-somethings. Ruth, a young, beautiful American working as a "shopgirl" in London, wanders aimlessly from job to job and man to man. She sees her life as... (read more)

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Love Is Not Constantly Wondering If You Are Making the Biggest Mistake of Your Life
Love Is Not Constantly Wondering If You Are Making the Biggest Mistake of Your Life
by Anonymous
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Everyone has the relationship they look back on and wonder what the hell they were thinking dating and/or staying with this person for so long. This memoir perfectly captures the feelings that come years after that relationship has ended. You knew the... (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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I Love Dick
I Love Dick
by Chris Kraus
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Is it a stalking case? A feminist performance-art project? An art scandal? A memoir? Or epistolary novel? I Love Dick, Chris Kraus's artful obsession with theorist Dick Hebdige, shatters about every category (and interpersonal boundary) out there in... (read more)

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Legs Get Led Astray
Legs Get Led Astray
by Chloe Caldwell
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I've read this book twice. And both times I've been blown away (and sometimes shocked) by the raw honesty in the pages. But if I were to tell you what shocked me, it wouldn't be the sex and drugs. It would be that I was left with an overwhelming sense of... (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 Boy Detective Fails
The Boy Detective Fails
by Joe Meno
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The world Joe Meno creates in this book is one full of infinite possibilities. The protagonist, somewhat of a superhero with sleuthing powers, spends his childhood solving mysteries and fighting crime. His adulthood is spent being frightened by the... (read more)

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Rent Girl
Rent Girl
by Michelle Tea and Larenn McCubbin
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The second half of Rent Girl captures so well what San Francisco was like pre-dot-com and in the beginning stages of the dot-com revolution. This San Francisco got wiped out in the tsunami of tech cash that washed the alternative culture across the bay... (read more)

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The Golden Calf
The Golden Calf
by Henry Baum
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This tight little novel is a burst of comic angst and venom in the tradition of Selby, Bukowski, and Nelson Algren. Originally published by Soft Skull back when their books were glued in a basement apartment, this new version of The Golden Calf is part... (read more)

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Drunk by Noon
Drunk by Noon
by Jennifer L. Knox
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Knox does it again. She is one of the most hilarious and unpredictable poets working today. Drunk by Noon is refreshing and wild.... (read more)

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Brave on the Page: Oregon Writers on Craft and the Creative Life
Brave on the Page: Oregon Writers on Craft and the Creative Life
by Laura Stanfill
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I'm really, really not just picking this because I have an essay in the collection. Really. This sweet, little book is wonderfully indie (printed solely and beautifully using an Espresso Book Machine, one of which lives at Powell's City of Books) and... (read more)

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Bicycle
Bicycle
by Paul Fattaruso
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An amazing meditation/fever dream/love song/mini epic about one man's love for a bike. Or is it a girl? All I know is that Bicycle is the ideal gift for any bike geek/poet out there.... (read more)

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Hairstyles of the Damned
Hairstyles of the Damned
by Joe Meno
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Hairstyles of the Damned is a very funny and sweet punk-rock coming-of-age story set in Chicago. Highly recommended!... (read more)

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Misfits and Other Heroes
Misfits and Other Heroes
by Suzanne Burns
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Suzanne Burns's Misfits and Other Heroes is a strange and compulsively readable collection. Her cast of characters is carnival-esque, her prose is fresh, and the stories are sad, bizarre, and resonant. This book is a fun-house mirror of human experience,... (read more)

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Fast Machine
Fast Machine
by Elizabeth Ellen
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Elizabeth Ellen is a master of capturing the insecurities and inner workings of her characters. They drink, fight, sneak around, seduce, and stumble around trying to figure out their lives. There is very little (if any) crying. Elizabeth Ellen's people... (read more)

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The Widow
The Widow
by Suzanne Burns
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I'm not an avid poetry reader, but Suzanne Burns's The Widow hooked me as a lover of short stories. When read straight through, The Widow is a coherent narrative, the individual poems coalescing into a plot, with a beautifully-paced emotional arc... (read more)

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Hiding Out
Hiding Out
by Jonathan Messinger
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Hiding Out, Messinger's wonderful debut collection, is full of mishaps and mishaps waiting to happen, but he somehow transforms the uncomfortable moments into familiar sparks that shine and resonate.... (read more)

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Letters to Wendy's
Letters to Wendy's
by Joe Wenderoth
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From poet Joe Wenderoth comes one of the strangest epistolary books in years. Letters to Wendy's is a disturbing, hilarious, and even philosophical journey into a weirdo's mind.... (read more)

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Make Loneliness
Make Loneliness
by J. Reuben Appelman
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Appelman is a poet for the ages. Make Loneliness is cool, crazy, hard to categorize.... (read more)

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Divorcer
Divorcer
by Gary Lutz
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A breathtaking suite of sentence-driven stories that are as refreshingly funny as they are emotionally eviscerating. Linked by themes of broken relationships and mistrustful lovers, Lutz's newest stories are full of descriptions and observations so... (read more)

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