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  • Pee Poems

    Pee Poems

    By Lao Yang (Translated by Joshua Edwards and Lynn Xu)

    Lao Yang’s Pee Poems, translated from Chinese by Joshua Edwards and Lynn Xu, is a...

    $18
  • Incryptions

    Incryptions

    By Kylan Rice

    As Ronald Johnson offers us in his germinal epic, ARK: Beneath a maze pattern on...

    $18
  • Beautiful Objects

    Beautiful Objects

    By Martin Johnston

    Of the major Australian poets writing in the final decades of the twentieth century, Martin...

    $29.99
  • Sift

    Sift

    By Christian Hawkey

    In his notes to the book-length poem Sift, Christian Hawkey observes how the project developed from...

    $18
  • Mad Prairie

    Mad Prairie

    By Kate McIntyre

    Certain states seem to be mentioned only when people are listing the ones that nobody...

    $19.95
  • The Latitude of a Mercy

    The Latitude of a Mercy

    By Stefan Lovasick

    One of the defining characteristics of “the modern” has long been a heightened consciousness of...

    $18.95
  • The Book of Fools

    The Book of Fools

    By Sam Taylor

    How to Erase One’s Descent “and only he who descends into the nether world shall...

    $22.08
  • A Ghost in the Throat

    A Ghost in the Throat

    By Doireann Ní Ghríofa

    Diane Johnson opens her breakthrough biography, The True History of the First Mrs. Meredith and...

    $14.89
  • Against Silence

    Against Silence

    By Frank Bidart

    At the end of his new book, Frank Bidart ridicules Hamlet for thinking “the rest...

    $25
  • Sawgrass Sky

    Sawgrass Sky

    By Andrew Hemmert

    Organized into five breathtaking sections, Andrew Hemmert’s memoir-in-verse, Sawgrass Sky, dazzles me with its visceral...

    $19.95
  • Diamonds

    Diamonds

    By Camille Guthrie

    Despite our socially conscious effort to illuminate the exploitative nature of the diamond trade in...

    $17
  • Factory Girls

    Factory Girls

    By Takako Arai

    Takako Arai’s Factory Girls is a protest book, whose patchwork of poems and narrative voices...

    $18
  • Forum

    Forum

    By Josh Wardrip

    Josh Wardrip’s debut novel Forum begins with an epigraph from Pindar’s First Pythian Ode. In it, the Theban...

    $14.99
  • origin story

    origin story

    By Gary Jackson

    The first thing Gary Jackson does in origin story is confide in us. Some poems...

    $18.95
  • McMullen Circle

    McMullen Circle

    By Heather Newton

    The vivid stories of McMullen Circle by Heather Newton take place at the fictional McMullen...

    $17.95
  • The Past

    The Past

    By Wendy Xu

    On a fundamental level, Wendy Xu’s The Past depicts the author’s dexterous mind in action...

    $15.95
  • The Man Grave

    The Man Grave

    By Christopher Salerno

    Christopher Salerno’s The Man Grave is an exercise in duality—in studying the double-edged sword of...

    $15.95
  • In the Event of Contact

    In the Event of Contact

    By Ethel Rohan

    My partner asked recently what I look for most when reading short story collections. What’s...

    $16.95