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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.
cottontail games: monsters and lovers
by a chivon

Language

English

Pages

118

Publication Date

November 18, 2017

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Bunny Bunny<br />crowned princess<br />again<br />must learn<br />again<br />that those who smile<br />will play this hateful game<br />again<br /><br />- lovers become predators<br /><br />A short collection of poems that touch on finding yourself while in the spaces between toxic people and emotionally abusive lovers.
Poltergeist
by Brandy Bobadilla

Language

English

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Publication Date

November 23, 2017

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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>
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>WINNER OF THE A. POULIN, JR. POETRY PRIZE</STRONG><BR><BR><STRONG>LONGLISTED FOR THE NATIONAL BOOK AWARD FOR POETRY</STRONG><BR><BR>ON PUBLISHERS WEEKLY'S HOLIDAY GIFT GUIDE 2017<BR><STRONG>ON NPR BOOKS'S LIST OF 'POERTY TO PAY ATTENTION TO: 2017'S BEST VERSE'</STRONG><BR><BR></STRONG><BR><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.</div>
Autopsy
by Donte Collins

Language

English

Pages

73

Publication Date

July 17, 2017

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Written after the death of his mother, Donte Collins’s Autopsy establishes the poet as one of the most important voices in the next generation of American poetry. As the book unfolds, the reader journeys alongside the author through grief and healing. Named the Most Promising Young Poet in the country by the Academy of American Poets, Collins's work has consistently wowed audiences. Autopsy propels that work onto the national stage. In the words of the author, the book is a spring thaw -- the new life alongside the old, the good cry and the release after.
War of the Foxes
by Richard Siken

Language

English

Pages

96

Publication Date

September 01, 2015

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<div><p>"His territory is [where] passion and eloquence collide and fuse.'—<i>The New York Times</i></P><p>"Richard Siken writes about love, desire, violence, and eroticism with a cinematic brilliance and urgency."—<i>Huffington Post</i></P><p>Richard Siken's debut, <i>Crush</i>, won the Yale Younger Poets' Prize, sold over 20,000 copies, and earned him a devoted fan-base. In this much-anticipated second book, Richard Siken seeks definite answers to indefinite questions: what it means to be called to make—whether it is a self, love, war, or art—and what it means to answer that call. In poems equal parts contradiction and clarity, logic and dream, Siken tells the modern world an unforgettable fable about itself.</P><p><b>The Museum</b></P><p><i>Two lovers went to the museum and wandered the rooms.<br />He saw a painting and stood in front of it<br />for too long. It was a few minutes before she<br />realized he had gotten stuck. He was stuck looking<br />at a painting. She stood next to him, looking at his<br />face and then the face in the painting. What do you<br />see? she asked. I don't know, he said. He didn't<br />know. She was disappointed, then bored. He was<br />looking at a face and she was looking at her watch.<br />This is where everything changed . . .</i> <p><b>Richard Siken</b> is a poet, painter, and filmmaker. His first book, <i>Crush</i>, won the Yale Younger Poets' prize. He lives in Tucson, Arizona.<br /></div>
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>
Georgia Dusk: Where We Were Born
by , luke kurtis

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English

Pages

Publication Date

November 20, 2017

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Georgia Dusk is an autobiographical poetry and photography chapbook collaboration by Dudgrick Bevins and luke kurtis. Both born in Dalton, Georgia and raised in rural Appalachia, the poet's lives followed very different paths. Yet they both ended up in New York City where they eventually met for the first time. Upon discovering their common roots, the two poets developed a unique poetic bond. In Georgia Dusk, their contrasting literary and visual styles give way to poetic dialogue that explores themes of grief, longing, gratitude, pain, and joy against the simultaneous backdrops of their shared heritage and adopted home.
Snippets of Quandaries
by Carly Hatfield

Language

English

Pages

Publication Date

November 20, 2017

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This work is a collection of poetry, entitled Snippets of Quandaries, written over the course of the past few years. It details trauma, pain, mental illness, abuse, and optimism in cycles. It is divided into five sections to represent the manner of coping with a severe trauma: “Disarray,” or shock, “Teeth,” or aggression, “Anguish,” or the resulting pain, “Resolve,” the drive to improve the situation around you, and finally "Optimism," the realization that life is as it will be and that it will continue its course.

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