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Night Chant
by Andrew Demcak

Language

English

Pages

82

Publication Date

February 19, 2018

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The poems in Andrew Demcak's NIGHT CHANT are as conscious of the ghosts in the room as they are the living bodies. Through myth, they look for the secret life behind Eros with daring, candor, wildness, and wit. If you want simple consolation, go elsewhere. If you want to read poems that are dazzling and true, see here. -Paul Lisicky<br /><br />These terse, dark pieces in Andrew Demcak's fourth collection of poems occur under the cover of night. Into a richly macabre cityscape, the voices in these poems expose their secrets, from the desire of unbearable addictions to the shocking violence of hate crimes. In their spareness, with their array of surprising images, these poems are bold in their brevity. They converge into the urgent whispered voices we hear following us in the dark-our own voices and the voices of those like us. They become night chants. - Charles Jensen
a single hurt color
by Andrew Demcak

Language

English

Pages

80

Publication Date

February 20, 2018

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Andrew Demcak's new book, A Single Hurt Color, reminds me of the broken snow globe at the beginning of "Citizen Kane." Demcak renders a view of the world through the filter of a shard with a piercing command of language, and an ear keenly tuned to the music of each word. -J.P. Dancing Bear, editor, The American Poetry Journal<br />A Single Hurt Color takes us on winding, asymmetrical paths of loss, love, and grace. Demcak knows when language must be talky and when it must be tight, and, as a result, these poems unfold in an expansive "pageant of tongues." He revels in sound, in rhythm, in all that makes the world simultaneously wobbly and secure. -Tony Trigilio
Take Me With You
by Andrea Gibson

Language

English

Pages

207

Publication Date

January 23, 2018

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<b>For readers of Rupi Kaur (<i>Milk and Honey</i>) and Cheryl Strayed, a book small enough to carry with you, with messages big enough to stay with you, from one of the most quotable and influential poets of our time.</b><br /><br />Andrea Gibson explores themes of love, gender, politics, sexuality, family, and forgiveness with stunning imagery and a fierce willingness to delve into the exploration of what it means to heal and to be different in this strange age. <i>Take Me With You</i>, illustrated throughout with evocative line drawings by Sarah J. Coleman, is small enough to fit in your bag, with messages that are big enough to wake even the sleepiest heart. Divided into three sections (love, the world, and becoming) of one liners, couplets, greatest hits phrases, and longer form poems, it has something for everyone, and will be placed in stockings, lockers, and the hands of anyone who could use its wisdom.
New American Best Friend
by Olivia Gatwood

Language

English

Pages

59

Publication Date

March 28, 2017

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One of the most recognizable young poets in America, Olivia Gatwood dazzles with her tribute to contemporary American womanhood in her debut book, New American Best Friend. Gatwood's poems deftly deconstruct traditional stereotypes. The focus shifts from childhood to adulthood, gender to sexuality, violence to joy. And always and inexorably, the book moves toward celebration, culminating in a series of odes: odes to the body, to tough women, to embracing your own journey in all its failures and triumphs.
The Road Between
by Courtney Peppernell

Language

English

Pages

290

Publication Date

August 29, 2017

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<DIV>Poetry for the soul that walks the fine line between losing yourself in the world and finding yourself again, often in the smallest of moments. Courtney Peppernell is the bestselling author of <I>Pillow Thoughts</I>, a collection of poetry and prose about heartbreak, love, and emotion.<BR /><BR />Make a cup of tea, find your place, and lose yourself in the pages.<BR /> </DIV>
all of it is you.: poetry
by Nico Tortorella

Language

English

Pages

256

Publication Date

April 17, 2018

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<b>A debut poetry collection from actor Nico Tortorella exploring “all of it,” from the smallest cells in our bodies to the outer limits of our universe. </b><br />  <br /> Nico Tortorella's debut poetry collection presents a singular voice honed through years as an actor, podcaster, and advocate, one colored with love, wonder, and endless curiosity. But it is also more than just words on a page – it is a sensuous journey into who we are and how we relate to the world around us, showing how the connections we make are vital to understanding why we are here. <br />  <br /> Provocative, enlightening, and emotionally charged, <i>all of it is you.</i> is a poetry experience like no other.
Night Sky with Exit Wounds
by Ocean Vuong

Language

English

Pages

70

Publication Date

May 23, 2016

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<div><p><B>Winner of the 2016 Whiting Award</p><p>One of <I>Publishers Weekly</I>'s "Most Anticipated Books of Spring 2016"</p><p></B><p><B>One of Lit Hub's "10 must-read poetry collections for April"</B></p><p>“Reading Vuong is like watching a fish move: he manages the varied currents of English with muscled intuition. His poems are by turns graceful and wonderstruck. His lines are both long and short, his pose narrative and lyric, his diction formal and insouciant. From the outside, Vuong has fashioned a poetry of inclusion.”—<I>The New Yorker</I></p><p><I>"Night Sky with Exit Wounds</I> establishes Vuong as a fierce new talent to be reckoned with...This book is a masterpiece that captures, with elegance, the raw sorrows and joys of human existence."—<I>Buzzfeed</I>'s "Most Exciting New Books of 2016"</p><p><p>"This original, sprightly wordsmith of tumbling pulsing phrases pushes poetry to a new level...A stunning introduction to a young poet who writes with both assurance and vulnerability. Visceral, tender and lyrical, fleet and agile, these poems unflinchingly face the legacies of violence and cultural displacement but they also assume a position of wonder before the world.”—2016 Whiting Award citation</p><p>"<I>Night Sky with Exit Wounds</I> is the kind of book that soon becomes worn with love. You will want to crease every page to come back to it, to underline every other line because each word resonates with power."—<I>LitHub</I></p><p>"Vuong’s powerful voice explores passion, violence, history, identity—all with a tremendous humanity."—<I>Slate</I><p>“In his impressive debut collection, Vuong, a 2014 Ruth Lilly fellow, writes beauty into—and culls from—individual, familial, and historical traumas. Vuong exists as both observer and observed throughout the book as he explores deeply personal themes such as poverty, depression, queer sexuality, domestic abuse, and the various forms of violence inflicted on his family during the Vietnam War. Poems float and strike in equal measure as the poet strives to transform pain into clarity. Managing this balance becomes the crux of the collection, as when he writes, ‘Your father is only your father/ until one of you forgets. Like how the spine/ won’t remember its wings/ no matter how many times our knees/ kiss the pavement.’”—<I>Publishers Weekly</I></p><p>"What a treasure [Ocean Vuong] is to us. What a perfume he's crushed and rendered of his heart and soul. What a gift this book is."—Li-Young Lee</p></p><p><B>Torso of Air</B></p><p><I>Suppose you do change your life.<BR>& the body is more than</I></p><p><I>a portion of night—sealed<BR>with bruises. Suppose you woke</I></p><p><I>& found your shadow replaced<BR>by a black wolf. The boy, beautiful </I></p><p><I>& gone. So you take the knife to the wall<BR>instead. You carve & carve</I></p><p><I>until a coin of light appears<BR>& you get to look in, at last,</I></p><p><I>on happiness. The eye<BR>staring back from the other side—</I></p><p><I>waiting.</I></p><p>Born in Saigon, Vietnam, <B>Ocean Vuong </B>attended Brooklyn College. He is the author of two chapbooks as well as a full-length collection, <I>Night Sky with Exit Wounds</I>. A 2014 Ruth Lilly Fellow and winner of the 2016 Whiting Award, Ocean Vuong lives in New York City, New York.</p><BR></div>
Pink Lemonade: Stories of Love
by Lauren DeCoursey

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English

Pages

Publication Date

March 01, 2018

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The debut collection from Canadian poet and author Lauren DeCoursey, Pink Lemonade explores the beginning, middle, and end of love in all of its many forms.<br />Split into three sections, the book endeavours to seek out and put words to the unexplainable mystery that is love and loss in the 21st century. The Beginning explores youthful love, pain, and family relationships, The Middle takes you through the joys and difficulties of a new relationship, and The End travels through the end of love, moving on, and the uncertainty that comes with it. <br />
Catching Tigers in Red Weather: Winner: Three Candles Press Open ...
by Andrew Demcak

Language

English

Pages

81

Publication Date

February 19, 2018

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Andrew Demcak's poems in Catching Tigers in Red Weather make acrobatic leaps and turns that dizzy and delight me, flashing their urban wit, their old-young wisdom, and their exhilarating range of language and feeling. Demcak's ingenious invention is a compact, elegant form, repeated throughout the book as world after surprising world, under intense pressure, flares within it. This is a book of gems. - Joan Larkin, Lamba Award Winning Author of My Body: New and Selected Poems, Cold River, A Long Sound<br /><br />From the Singing Nun to a brother's son, from glad hotels to a white palm tree or a half-smoked Marlboro, Demcak's marvelous couplets continually return us to 'the damp contact of skin, unfathomed.' - Dorianne Laux<br /><br />What a deliciously queer & charming book Andrew Demcak has created! These poems come together as conversation, as pillowbook, as memoriam, as a considered response to the noise and cogs of daily living. Demcak shows us the richness and the possibilities that come about when we engage our lives with language & poetry. - Justin Chin
When I Grow Up I Want to Be a List of Further Possibilities (A. P...
by Chen Chen

Language

English

Pages

96

Publication Date

April 17, 2017

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<DIV><STRONG>LONGLISTED FOR THE NATIONAL BOOK AWARD FOR POETRY<BR><BR>WINNER OF THE A. POULIN, JR. POETRY PRIZE<BR><BR>A <em>LIBRARY JOURNAL</em> BEST BOOK OF 2017 SELECTION: POETRY & LITERATURE<BR><BR>ON NPR BOOKS'S LIST OF "POETRY TO PAY ATTENTION TO: 2017'S BEST VERSE"<br /><br />A <em>PUBLISHERS WEEKLY</EM> 2017 HOLIDAY GIFT GUIDE SELECTION</STRONG><BR><BR><div>In this ferocious and tender debut, Chen Chen investigates inherited forms of love and family—the strained relationship between a mother and son, the cost of necessary goodbyes—all from Asian American, immigrant, and queer perspectives. Holding all accountable, this collection fully embraces the loss, grief, and abundant joy that come with charting one's own path in identity, life, and love.

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