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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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<p><b>Winner of the 2016 Whiting Award</b></p><p><b>One of <i>Publishers Weekly</i>'s "Most Anticipated Books of Spring 2016"</b></p><p></p><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><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><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><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 />
Pillow Thoughts
by Courtney Peppernell

Language

English

Pages

274

Publication Date

August 29, 2017

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<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.
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.
The Tradition
by Jericho Brown

Language

English

Pages

83

Publication Date

June 18, 2019

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<strong>Finalist for the 2019 National Book Award</strong><br /><br />"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': A 2019 Poetry Preview” for NPR<br /><br />“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) <br /><br />“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> <br /><br />Featured in NPR’s “I Reject Walls”: A 2019 Poetry Preview”<br />Named a Lit Hub “Most Anticipated Book of 2019”<br />One of Buzzfeed’s “66 Books Coming in 2019 You’ll Want to Keep Your Eyes On”<br /><i>The Rumpus</i> poetry pick for “What to Read When 2019 is Just Around the Corner”<br />One of BookRiot’s “50 Must-Read Poetry Collections of 2019” <br /><br />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.
The Pillow Book: English-Japanese Illustrated Edition (Japanese E...
by Jee Leong Koh

Language

Japanese

Pages

88

Publication Date

December 18, 2014

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(英語に続き、日本語でのご案内があります)The critically acclaimed Pillow Book by Singapore poet Jee Leong Koh is now out in an illustrated dual Japanese and English edition. Inspired by Sei Shonagon, a Heian period Japanese court lady, Koh interweaves lists, anecdotes, tanka and haiku into witty, meditative essays. The Japanese translation by Keisuke Tsubono brings Koh's musings to a new audience. In this edition of The Pillow Book, Mariko Hirasawa's charming illustrations accompany Koh's reflections on life and the spaces he has inhabited. After being born and raised in Singapore, Koh studied literature at Oxford University and then Sarah Lawrence College. He now lives in New York City and has written four books of poetry, including The Pillow Book which was nominated for the Singapore Literature Prize. English with full Japanese Translation.<br /><br />ニューヨーク在住の、気鋭のシンガポール詩人ジー・リオン・コーによる最新作にして初邦訳作『The Pillow Book/マクラノソウシ』(シンガポール文学賞ノミネート作品)。<br /><br />清少納言「枕草子」にインスパイアされて執筆された本書は、詩やエッセイ、俳句や短歌など様々な形式と主題を混ぜ合わせながら、自身の経験と思索に、シンガ ポールや日本やアメリカの文化を自在に織り込んだ、風通しの良い断片集です。詩人の瑞々しい感性によって編まれた、時に柔らかく時に鋭い言葉の数々を、平澤まりこによるチャーミングなイラスト満載の英語/日本語バイリンガル版でお届けします。<br /><br />––––––33歳になった年に、ニューヨークシティに引っ越した。はたして僕はゲイで詩人なのか、答えを見つけるために。 (ジー・リオン・コー、『The Pillow Book/マクラノソウシ』より)
Pillow Thoughts II: Healing the Heart
by Courtney Peppernell

Language

English

Pages

226

Publication Date

August 07, 2018

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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.
Pillow Thoughts III: Mending the Mind
by Courtney Peppernell

Language

English

Pages

226

Publication Date

August 06, 2019

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A beautifully raw and poignant collection of poetry and prose, <i>Pillow Thoughts III </i>continues the series from poet Courtney Peppernell<i>.</i> Fix yourself a warm drink and settle into Peppernell's words as she pens a tribute to her readers who are bravely continuing their journey from hurt to healing. 
Don't Call Us Dead: Poems
by Danez Smith

Language

English

Pages

101

Publication Date

September 05, 2017

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<p><b>Finalist for the National Book Award for Poetry</b><br /><b>Winner of the Forward Prize for Best Collection</b><br /><b></b><br /><b>“[Smith's] poems are enriched to the point of volatility, but they pay out, often, in sudden joy.”—</b><i><b>The New Yorker </b></i><br /><i></i><br />Award-winning poet Danez Smith is a groundbreaking force, celebrated for deft lyrics, urgent subjects, and performative power. <i>Don’t Call Us Dead</i> opens with a heartrending sequence that imagines an afterlife for black men shot by police, a place where suspicion, violence, and grief are forgotten and replaced with the safety, love, and longevity they deserved here on earth. Smith turns then to desire, mortality—the dangers experienced in skin and body and blood—and a diagnosis of HIV positive. “Some of us are killed / in pieces,” Smith writes, “some of us all at once.” <i>Don’t Call Us Dead</i> is an astonishing and ambitious collection, one that confronts, praises, and rebukes America—“Dear White America”—where every day is too often a funeral and not often enough a miracle.</p>
Post Traumatic Sex Disorder
by Jakk Maddox

Language

English

Pages

180

Publication Date

February 07, 2020

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<p>Three kinds of sex; professional, abusive, and meaningless. Using the power of poetry Maddox takes you on a journey through his life and everyone "in" it. The boy who became a sex worker at seventeen overcomes the cycle of abuse and addiction in this very dramatic telling of what trauma does to the brain.<br /><br /> "Break my back like you broke my heart." <br /><br />It's fast, blunt, and intense. <br /><br />Buckle up.</p>
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.

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