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New Titles for 2013
All night in the new country
Winner of the 2012 Poets-Under-Forty Chapbook Contest, selected by Camille Dungy
“Some poems record our collective dreams; these collect our nightmares. Miriam Bird Greenberg’s All night in the new country documents a world where there is ‘No one / to learn your name and say it after the moon / rise,’ a world where the future is as ‘empty as a smile.’ Though there is heat in this collection, fire and friction, all the energy is directed toward basic survival. All hope is lost and even belief is corrupted. But each poem catalogs a truth both ravished and ravishing, with such stark and startling images that I could not put the pages down.” —Camille T. Dungy, author of Smith Blue [Read More...]
I Know (Je sais)
“No need for an expert to tell us that we don’t know much about the world, ourselves, or others. All the same, there are those—biologists, astrophysicists, writers—who don’t give up hope of knowing more. That’s the case with the author of I Know (Je sais). His method? That of the scientist, and similar to that of the poet and philosopher: an intense lying-in-wait that puts whatever comes into view under scrutiny, with a preference for the ordinary, the minuscule, the incidental. A method that confirms this happy truth: under each close observation lie a thousand new enigmas. Following in the footsteps of Joe Brainard and Georges Perec, but focusing more on the reality at hand, Ito Naga offers an inventory of the given that is at once diverting, unexpected, and, inevitably, provisional—an inventory that presents reality for what it is: a universe infinitely expanding.” —Jean-Pierre Siméon, editor, Cheyne éditeur and author of Traité des sentiments contraries [Read More...]
Sixteen Rivers at AWP
Wednesday, Feb 26
Friday, Feb 28
Beverly Burch and Terry Ehret will read with members of Arlie Press at AWP in Seattle, Friday, 2/28 from 10:30-11:45 at the Scott James Book Fair Stage in the Washington State Convention Center, Level 4.
* Margaret Kaufman will also read, please check back later for location
Be sure to visit the Sixteen Rivers table at the Book Fair!