Crush

Crush Author Richard Siken
ISBN-10 0300107897
Year 2005
Pages 62
Language en
Publisher
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A powerful collection of poems driven by obsession reveals a poetry that is at once confessional, gay, savage, and charged with a violent eroticism. Simultaneous.

War of the Foxes

War of the Foxes Author Richard Siken
ISBN-10 9781619321311
Year 2015-09-01
Pages 96
Language en
Publisher Copper Canyon Press
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Best-selling poet and painter Richard Siken uses strong, bold strokes to reveal a world abstract, concrete, and exquisitely complex.

Radial Symmetry

Radial Symmetry Author Katherine Larson
ISBN-10 9780300171792
Year 2011
Pages 87
Language en
Publisher Yale University Press
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Katherine Larson is the winner of the 2010 Yale Series of Younger Poets Competition. With "Radial Symmetry," she has created a transcendent body of poems that flourish in the liminal spaces that separate scientific inquiry from empathic knowledge, astute observation from sublime witness. Larson's inventive lyrics lead the reader through vertiginous landscapes - geographical, phenomenological, psychological - while always remaining attendant to the speaker's own fragile, creaturely self. An experienced research scientist and field ecologist, Larson dazzles with these sensuous and sophisticated poems, grappling with the powers of poetic imagination as well as the frightful realization of the human capacity for ecological destruction. The result is a profoundly moving collection: eloquent in its lament and celebration. Metamorphosis [an excerpt]: We dredge the stream with soup strainers and separate dragonfly and damselfly nymphs - their eyes like inky bulbs, jaws snapping at the light as if the world was full of tiny traps, each hairpin mechanism tripped for transformation. Such a ricochet of appetites insisting life, life, life against the watery dark, the tuberous reeds.

Slow Lightning

Slow Lightning Author Eduardo C. Corral
ISBN-10 9780300178920
Year 2012-04-03
Pages 76
Language en
Publisher Yale University Press
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Showcases the poems, which, seamlessly braiding English and Spanish, bring his experiences as a Chicano and gay man to life, of the first Latino poet to win the Yale Series of Younger Poets.

Green Squall

Green Squall Author Jay Hopler
ISBN-10 0300114532
Year 2006
Pages 71
Language en
Publisher
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A collection of poems by Jay Hopler, winner of the 2005 Yale Series of Younger Poets competition.

Night Sky with Exit Wounds

Night Sky with Exit Wounds Author Ocean Vuong
ISBN-10 9781473548022
Year 2017-04-04
Pages 80
Language en
Publisher Random House
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An extraordinary debut from a young Vietnamese American, Night Sky with Exit Wounds is a book of poetry unlike any other. Steeped in war and cultural upheaval and wielding a fresh new language, Vuong writes about the most profound subjects – love and loss, conflict, grief, memory and desire – and attends to them all with lines that feel newly-minted, graceful in their cadences, passionate and hungry in their tender, close attention: ‘...the chief of police/facedown in a pool of Coca-Cola./A palm-sized photo of his father soaking/beside his left ear.’ This is an unusual, important book: both gentle and visceral, vulnerable and assured, and its blend of humanity and power make it one of the best first collections of poetry to come out of America in years. ‘These are poems of exquisite beauty, unashamed of romance, and undaunted by looking directly into the horrors of war, the silences of history. One of the most important debut collections for a generation.’ Andrew McMillan

War of the Foxes

War of the Foxes Author Richard Siken
ISBN-10 9781619321311
Year 2015-09-01
Pages 96
Language en
Publisher Copper Canyon Press
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Best-selling poet and painter Richard Siken uses strong, bold strokes to reveal a world abstract, concrete, and exquisitely complex.

Maybe the Saddest Thing

Maybe the Saddest Thing Author Marcus Wicker
ISBN-10 9780062191021
Year 2012-10-23
Pages 96
Language en
Publisher Harper Collins
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Winner of the 2011 National Poetry Series Prize as selected by D.A. Powell, Marcus Wicker's Maybe the Saddest Thing is a sterling collection of contemporary American poems by an exciting new and emerging voice.

Fairy Tale Review

Fairy Tale Review Author Kate Bernheimer
ISBN-10 9780814341728
Year 2015-06-09
Pages 136
Language en
Publisher Wayne State University Press
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“At an early age, children are weaned on the marvelous, and later on they fail to retain a sufficient virginity of mind to enjoy fairy tales,” Andre Breton wrote in 1924. “There are fairy tales to be written for adults,” he continued. “Fairy tales almost blue.” Violet flowers are often described as “almost-blue,” which is how this color was chosen. This issue of Fairy Tale Review focuses on fairy tales for adults.

Our Bodies and Other Fine Machines

Our Bodies and Other Fine Machines Author Natalie Wee
ISBN-10 0997940433
Year 2016-10-19
Pages
Language en
Publisher
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Natalie Wee'sOur Bodies & Other Fine Machinesis a roadmap. Of words, yes. Of well crafted images ("your name tucked under my tongue, an unraveling string that pulls & pulls.") But more than just that, this book thrills and pulls you in, showing you a history, a lineage, an invitation into Wee's room, both in its cleanest and messiest moments. This is a stunning work by a powerful writer. The work in this book grabs on to all of the right emotions, and never lets go. - Hanif Willis-Abdurraqib, Author of The Crown Ain't Worth Much Natalie Wee's writing is indicative of a wordsmith-master utilizing all her tools with precision. Wee says the words we think, and then reshapes them, out loud, into beautiful origami-like gifts that hit you like "stray bullets splinter technicolour lovers." The intricacies of her images walk a fine line that hover closely over genius, and the supernatural. From her well thought-out use of white space, enjambments, and form, Our Bodies and Other Fine Machines tells tales of hurt, pain, lust, love and all that lurks between leaving the "unsayable hung in our mouths." - Chelene Knight, Managing Editor of Room Magazine This debut is breathtaking. Wee's writing drops you into her world and you do not want to leave. Her portrait of girlhood from an outsider still feels as intimate and relentlessly soft as any old Polaroid plucked from your mother's scrapbook. The poetry here is raw and refined, bloody and delicate, a whole body of work that turns our elusive moments into fine tuned pieces of machinery... Wee's perspective is genuine, honest, and highly crafted. Our Bodies & Other Fine Machines is a bouquet arranged with every blossom and thorn for us to witness. - Alex Dang , Author of Are You Proud of Me? In Our Bodies & Other Fine Machines, Natalie Wee asks, "What is it like to be made a person / instead of a stranger's dim shadow?" and reveals, "my bones are heavy with the weight of never having been seen at all." It is with just such rigor and grace that Wee demands sight throughout this collection. Illuminating myriad ways queer women of color are silenced, dismissed, and unseen, these pages are alive with determination to be understood. There is an urgency here one cannot escape, expressed entirely in Wee's own careful and knowing language. More than remarkable, this book is necessary. - Jeanann Verlee, Author of Racing Hummingbirds & Said the Manic to the Muse "

The Dogs I Have Kissed

The Dogs I Have Kissed Author Trista Mateer
ISBN-10 1514287315
Year 2015-06-24
Pages 90
Language en
Publisher CreateSpace
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Known for her eponymous blog and her confessional style of writing, this is Trista Mateer's second collection of poetry. REVIEW: "The Dogs I Have Kissed is the kind of book you could read in one sitting and the kind of book you want to tuck underneath your pillow for a month. It's gripping and powerful and disturbingly honest. There are poems that are incredibly comforting and others that are so painful. Trista has the rare talent of writing poems that are both good and true. In terms of literary art, this chapbook is brilliant. Trista weaves together religious overtones with raw sensuality and heartache. She's so purposeful with the imagery, connecting and breaking motifs from each section of the book: how peaches become cherries, how salt is everywhere, the shape of same-different mouths. There is this lovely irony in these poems, how sometimes the speaker of these poems is the one who is described like a dog: sloppy, rabid, hungry, whining. Maybe that's not an irony at all. The Dogs I Have Kissed is for anyone who has felt the tough underside of love, anyone who has been angry and hurt and still strangely hopeful. One of the most striking lines in the entire book is something I keep thinking about: 'Is this okay, is this okay, is this okay, or does it make me weak?' Do yourself, your heart, and your current/ex/next lover a favor: buy this book. Devour it immediately." --Yena Sharma Purmasir, author of Until I Learned What It Meant

Apocalyptic Swing

Apocalyptic Swing Author Gabrielle Calvocoressi
ISBN-10 STANFORD:36105124126447
Year 2009
Pages 88
Language en
Publisher
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Through her verse, the award-winning poet documents the hardships of derelict small towns, in a collection that is a devastating and glorious testimony about America--its lore, disappointments, and promise.

Mississippi Women

Mississippi Women Author Martha H. Swain
ISBN-10 0820325023
Year 2003
Pages 324
Language en
Publisher University of Georgia Press
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Some of the women are well known, others were prominent in their time but have since faded into obscurity, and a few have never received the attention they deserve."--BOOK JACKET.