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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>
The Reluctant Dreamer: A Poetry Collection
by Jamie Winters

Language

English

Pages

124

Publication Date

October 13, 2018

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Learning to trust is hard. <br /><br />Learning to trust in dreams is harder. <br /><br />Learning to trust in dreams despite a lifetime of pain is practically impossible. <br /><br />But it may be the most important thing you ever do. <br /><br />Sometimes, you can’t find your way through the darkness alone, and you need a helping hand. You might not even feel sure why you’re on this planet. Then someone comes into your life, looks deeply into your soul, and whispers, “You matter.”<br /><br />The Reluctant Dreamer is a collection of poems written through trauma and heartbreak while trying to find a place in the world. This collection of poetry uses a wide variety of both rhyming and free verse poems in an exploration of pain, healing, and rebirth. <br /><br />And in case no one has told you today… You matter.
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>
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.
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.
Nature Poem
by Tommy Pico

Language

English

Pages

128

Publication Date

May 09, 2017

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<p><strong>A book-length poem about how an American Indian writer can’t bring himself to write about nature, but is forced to reckon with colonial-white stereotypes, manifest destiny, and his own identity as an young, queer, urban-dwelling poet.<br /><br /><br /><br />A Best Book of the Year at <em>BuzzFeed, Interview</em>, and more.</strong></p><br /><p><strong> </strong></p><br /><em>Nature Poem</em> follows Teebs—a young, queer, American Indian (or NDN) poet—who can’t bring himself to write a nature poem. For the reservation-born, urban-dwelling hipster, the exercise feels stereotypical, reductive, and boring. He hates nature. He prefers city lights to the night sky. He’d slap a tree across the face. He’d rather write a mountain of hashtag punchlines about death and give head in a pizza-parlor bathroom; he’d rather write odes to Aretha Franklin and Hole. While he’s adamant—bratty, even—about his distaste for the word “natural,” over the course of the book we see him confronting the assimilationist, historical, colonial-white ideas that collude NDN people with nature. The closer his people were identified with the “natural world,” he figures, the easier it was to mow them down like the underbrush. But Teebs gradually learns how to interpret constellations through his own lens, along with human nature, sexuality, language, music, and Twitter. Even while he reckons with manifest destiny and genocide and centuries of disenfranchisement, he learns how to have faith in his own voice.
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 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>
Stranded at Crossroads: By Jason B. Crawford
by Jason Crawford

Language

English

Pages

27

Publication Date

March 19, 2016

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Studying the crossroads of sexuality and race through poetry and exploration in this Chapbook.

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