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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>
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

226

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>
The Tradition
by Jericho Brown

Language

English

Pages

83

Publication Date

June 18, 2019

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"By some literary magic—no, it's precision, and honesty—Brown manages to bestow upon even the most public of subjects the most intimate and personal stakes."—Craig Morgan Teicher, “I Reject Walls: NPR 2019 Poetry Preview” “A relentless dismantling of identity, a difficult jewel of a poem.“—Rita Dove, in her introduction to Jericho Brown’s “Dark” (featured in the <i>New York Times Magazine</i> in January 2019) “Winner of a Whiting Award and a Guggenheim Fellowship, Brown's hard-won lyricism finds fire (and idyll) in the intersection of politics and love for queer Black men.”—<i>O, The Oprah Magazine</i> Featured in NPR’s “I Reject Walls”: A 2019 Poetry Preview” Named a Lit Hub “Most Anticipated Book of 2019” One of Buzzfeed’s “66 Books Coming in 2019 You’ll Want to Keep Your Eyes On” <i>The Rumpus</i> poetry pick for “What to Read When 2019 is Just Around the Corner” One of Book Riot’s “50 Must-Read Poetry Collections of 2019” Jericho Brown’s daring new book <em>The Tradition</em> details the normalization of evil and its history at the intersection of the past and the personal. Brown’s poetic concerns are both broad and intimate, and at their very core a distillation of the incredibly human: What is safety? Who is this nation? Where does freedom truly lie? Brown makes mythical pastorals to question the terrors to which we’ve become accustomed, and to celebrate how we survive. Poems of fatherhood, legacy, blackness, queerness, worship, and trauma are propelled into stunning clarity by Brown’s mastery, and his invention of the duplex—a combination of the sonnet, the ghazal, and the blues—is testament to his formal skill. <em>The Tradition</em> is a cutting and necessary collection, relentless in its quest for survival while reveling in a celebration of contradiction.
Leaves of Grass (Vintage Classics)
by Walt Whitman

Language

English

Pages

570

Publication Date

May 28, 2019

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Abraham Lincoln read it with approval, but Emily Dickinson described its bold language and themes as "disgraceful." Ralph Waldo Emerson found it "the most extraordinary piece of wit and wisdom that America has yet produced." Published at the author's expense on July 4, 1855, Leaves of Grass inaugurated a new voice and style into American letters and gave expression to an optimistic, bombastic vision that took the nation as its subject. Unlike many other editions of Leaves of Grass, which reproduce various short, early versions, this Modern Library Paperback Classics "Death-bed" edition presents everything Whitman wrote in its final form, and includes newly commissioned notes.
Sound Waves Of The Heart
by Rachael Myers

Language

English

Pages

69

Publication Date

June 10, 2019

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How deeply and intimately are you willing and wanting to meet, know, Love, and understand yourself?
If My Body Could Speak
by Blythe Baird

Language

English

Pages

104

Publication Date

February 05, 2019

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<b>Blythe Baird's <I>If My Body Could Speak</I> is a celebration of girlhood and all of its struggles and triumphs. </b><br /><br />In poems that dig deep into sexuality, acceptance of the body, survival of trauma, and learning to love yourself in spite of everything telling you not to, Baird's voice is a rich addition to her generation. Searing, soaring, and heartbreaking, <I>If My Body Could Speak</I> balances the softness of femininity with the sharpness that girls are forced to become.<br /><br />Includes poems such as "Girl Code 101", "When the Fat Girl Gets Skinny", and "Pocket-Sized Feminism" that have been watched by millions online.
some boys get it right
by Brandon Lee Tom

Language

English

Pages

122

Publication Date

May 27, 2019

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some boys get it right is the debut book by Brandon Lee Tom. A collection of poetry and prose that explores what it’s like to be a young, queer, millennial searching for identity in a modern world. As a story about love, pain, sex, race and hope, some boys get it right takes you on a healing journey that anyone can relate to. Follow him on Instagram @curlyhairedboyyy
Lord of the Butterflies
by Andrea Gibson

Language

English

Pages

96

Publication Date

November 27, 2018

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Andrea Gibson’s latest collection is a masterful showcase from the poet whose writing and performances have captured the hearts of millions. With artful and nuanced looks at gender, romance, loss, and family, Lord of the Butterflies is a new peak in Gibson’s career. Each emotion here is deft and delicate, resting inside of imagery heavy enough to sink the heart, while giving the body wings to soar.
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>

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