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Pillow Thoughts
by Courtney Peppernell

Language

English

Pages

274

Publication Date

August 29, 2017

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<DIV><I>Pillow Thoughts</I> is a collection of poetry and prose about heartbreak, love, and raw emotions. It is divided into sections to read when you feel you need them most.</DIV>
Pillow Thoughts II: Healing the Heart
by Courtney Peppernell

Language

English

Pages

224

Publication Date

August 07, 2018

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<DIV>Peppernell understands that healing is a process, and <I>Pillow Thoughts II</I> eloquently captures the time and experience that one goes through on their journey to peace through restoration. <BR /><BR />A collection of inspirational and comforting poems for anyone who is mending from a broken heart.</DIV>
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>
Nothing Is Okay
by Rachel Wiley

Language

English

Pages

96

Publication Date

March 22, 2018

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Nothing is Okay is the second full-length poetry collection by Rachel Wiley, whose work simultaneously deconstructs the lies that we were taught about our bodies and our beings, and builds new ways of viewing ourselves. As she delves into queerness, feminism, fatness, dating, and race, Wiley molds these topics into a punching critique of culture and a celebration of self. A fat positive activist, Wiley's work soars and challenges the bounds of bodies and hearts, and the ways we carry them.
Soft
by Paloma Palau

Language

English

Pages

343

Publication Date

July 11, 2018

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Soft is a collection of poetry and prose that focuses on love, loss, abuse and healing. The author speaks of losing softness and kindness to pain but finding hope within the many forms of love. This book is filled with honesty and vulnerability, allowing the writer to speak of things she has found difficult to say out loud. It is a reminder that there is softness within all of us, even when it is hard to to find.
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 wolf & her moon
by Louve -ch

Language

English

Pages

374

Publication Date

July 24, 2018

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through my poetry I bare my soul. <br />a tale of a queer girl's life, from abuse, mental health, love, trauma, and healing. <br />take a journey with me as I conquer my demons and fight my way back to the moonlight.
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.
The New Testament
by Jericho Brown

Language

English

Pages

110

Publication Date

October 15, 2015

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<div><p><b>Honored as a "Best Book of 2014" by <i>Library Journal</i></b> <p></P><p>NPR.org writes: “In his second collection, <i>The New Testament,</i> Brown treats disease and love and lust between men, with a gentle touch, returning again and again to the stories of the Bible, which confirm or dispute his vision of real life. 'Every last word is contagious,' he writes, awake to all the implications of that phrase. There is plenty of guilt—survivor’s guilt, sinner’s guilt—and ever-present death, but also the joy of survival and sin. And not everyone has the chutzpah to rewrite The Good Book.”—NPR.org</P><p>"Erotic and grief-stricken, ministerial and playful, Brown offers his reader a journey unlike any other in contemporary poetry."—<i>Rain Taxi</i></P><p>"To read Jericho Brown's poems is to encounter devastating genius."—Claudia Rankine</P><p>In the world of Jericho Brown's second book, disease runs through the body, violence runs through the neighborhood, memories run through the mind, trauma runs through generations. Almost eerily quiet in even the bluntest of poems, Brown gives us the ache of a throat that has yet to say the hardest thing—and the truth is coming on fast.</P><p><b>Fairy Tale</b></P><p>Say the shame I see inching like steam<br />Along the streets will never seep<br />Beneath the doors of this bedroom,<br />And if it does, if we dare to breathe,<br />Tell me that though the world ends us,<br />Lover, it cannot end our love<br />Of narrative. Don’t you have a story<br />For me?—like the one you tell<br />With fingers over my lips to keep me<br />From sighing when—before the queen<br />Is kidnapped—the prince bows<br />To the enemy, handing over the horn<br />Of his favorite unicorn like those men<br />Brought, bought, and whipped until<br />They accepted their masters’ names.<br /><br /><p><b>Jericho Brown</b> worked as the speechwriter for the mayor of New Orleans before earning his PhD in creative writing and literature from the University of Houston. His first book, <i>PLEASE</i> (New Issues), won the American Book Award. He currently teaches at Emory University and lives in Atlanta, Georgia.<br /></div>
HEMME
by Prince Bush Jr.

Language

English

Pages

21

Publication Date

August 06, 2018

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Prince Bush Jr.'s "HEMME" is a poetry collection that immerses the reader in a mind full of damage, sadness, but immense hope. This book tells a black, gay, nonbinary story in a way that only Prince can.

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