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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.
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 />
The Life of a Gay Man: Told Through a Collection of Poetry
by Armond Alexander

Language

English

Pages

20

Publication Date

October 16, 2019

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Have you ever wondered what goes on in the mind of a gay man? This book contains several poems that depict real life situations.
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.
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.
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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<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 />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.
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. 
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.
Unnamed to be Named (The Harbinger Poetry Series Book 8)
by , Lorenzo Buford

Language

English

Pages

158

Publication Date

August 09, 2019

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Imagine your name is a prison for your soul and the only way out is to free yourself from all the names you have been called or institutionalized in or enslaved in because of your skin color or gender identity. <br /><br />“Unnamed to be Named” is a collection of Gnostic poetry exploring how the soul has been shackled by being named into ‘sunken places’, made a whore in names and became a drunk wanderer in places where angels and demons do not want to look. When we forget the power of words we become slaves in a prison mind mentality. We must learn to speak our self into creation and not be a mule in other’s expectations.<br /><br />…Waiting to be a structure<br />outside of a psychopathic architect.<br />I am not ordered for recycle<br />as this voice ceases being<br />a womb for fractured god things…<br /><br />“Unnamed to be Named” is the eighth volume in The Harbinger Poetry Series, a nine book Gnostic poetry series about claiming sovereignty and authority of self. The journey of the soul through light and darkness continues.<br /><br />
Eyes Bottle Dark with a Mouthful of Flowers: Poems (National Poet...
by Skeets Jake

Language

English

Pages

82

Publication Date

September 10, 2019

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Selected by Kathy Fagan as a winner of the 2018 National Poetry Series, <i>Eyes Bottle Dark with a Mouthful of Flowers</i> is a debut collection of poems by a dazzling geologist of queer eros.<br /><br /><br /><br />Drunktown, New Mexico, is a place where men “only touch when they fuck in a backseat.” Its landscape is scarred by violence: done to it, done on it, done for it. Under the cover of deepest night, sleeping men are run over by trucks. Navajo bodies are deserted in fields. Resources are extracted. Lines are crossed. Men communicate through beatings, and football, and sex. In this place, “the closest men become is when they are covered in blood / or nothing at all.”<br /><br /> <br /><br />But if Jake Skeets’s collection is an unflinching portrait of the actual west, it is also a fierce reclamation of a living place—full of beauty as well as brutality, whose shadows are equally capable of protecting encounters between boys learning to become, and to love, men. Its landscapes are ravaged, but they are also startlingly lush with cacti, yarrow, larkspur, sagebrush. And even their scars are made newly tender when mapped onto the lover’s body: A spine becomes a railroad. “Veins burst oil, elk black.” And “becoming a man / means knowing how to become charcoal.” Rooted in Navajo history and thought, these poems show what has been brewing in an often forgotten part of the American literary landscape, an important language, beautiful and bone dense.<br /><br /> <br /><br />Sculptural, ambitious, and defiantly vulnerable, the poems of <i>Eyes Bottle Dark with a Mouthful of Flowers</i> are coal that remains coal, despite the forces that conspire for diamond, for electricity.

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