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OUR BOOK OF THE MONTH IS STRANGERS ON A PIER BY TASH AW
OUR BOOK OF THE MONTH IS STRANGERS ON A PIER BY TASH AW

Poetry

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    Joy Harjo

    An American Sunrise

    $24.00

    In the early 1800s, the Mvskoke people were forcibly removed from their original lands east of the Mississippi to Indian Territory, which is now part of Oklahoma. Two hundred years later, Joy Harjo returns to her family's lands and opens a dialogue with history. In An American Sunrise, Harjo finds blessings in the abundance of her homeland and confronts the site where her people, and other indigenous families, essentially disappeared. From her memory of her mother's death, to her beginnings i...

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  • Maxine Kumin

    And Short The Season

    $25.00

    A poet of piercing revelations and arresting imagery, Pulitzer Prize winner Maxine Kumin is "unforgettable, indispensable" (New York Times Book Review). In And Short the Season, her stunning last collection, she muses on mortality: her own, and that of the earth. These deeply personal, always political poems blend myth and modernity, fecundity and death, and the violence and tenderness of humankind. Paperback: 112 PagesProduct Dimensions: 140 x 210 mmISBN: 9780393351187 Published by W. W. Nor...

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  • Cathy Park Hong

    Dance Dance Revolution

    $26.00

    Named one of the Los Angeles Times' Best Science Fiction Books in 2007, Dance Dance Revolution is a genre-bending tour de force told from the perspective of the Guide, a former dissident and tour guide of an imagined desert city. Paperback: 120 PagesProduct Dimensions: 140 x 210 mmISBN: 9780393333114 Published by W. W. Norton & Company

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  • Reginald Dwayne Betts

    Felon

    $43.00

    Felon tells the story of the effects of incarceration in fierce, dazzling poems-canvassing a wide range of emotions and experiences through homelessness, underemployment, love, drug abuse, domestic violence, fatherhood, and grace-and, in doing so, creates a travelogue for an imagined life. Reginald Dwayne Betts confronts the funk of postincarceration existence and examines prison not as a static space, but as a force that enacts pressure throughout a person's life. The poems move between trad...

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    Kimiko Hahn

    Foreign Bodies

    $43.00

    Inspired by her encounter with Dr. Chevalier Jackson's collection of ingested curiosities at Philadelphia's Mutter Museum, Kimiko Hahn's tenth collection investigates the grip that seemingly insignificant objects exert on our lives. Itself a cabinet of curiosities, the collection provokes the same surprise, wonder, and pangs of recognition Hahn felt upon opening drawer after drawer of these swallowed, and retrieved, objects-a radiator key, a child's perfect attendance pin, a mother-of-pearl b...

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  • Cate Marvin

    Oracle

    $19.00

    The speakers of Oracle occupy the outer-borough cityscape of New York's Staten Island, where they move through worlds glittering with refuse and peopled by ghosts-of a dead lover, of a friend lost to suicide, of a dog with glistening eyes. Marvin's haunting, passionate poems explore themes of loss, of the vulnerability of womanhood in a world hostile to it, and of the fraught, strangely compelling landscape of adolescence.Paperback: 96 pagesProduct Dimensions: 140 x 211 mmISBN: 9780393353136P...

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  • Li-Young Lee

    The Undressing

    $26.00

    The Undressing is a tonic for spiritual anemia; it attempts to uncover things hidden since the dawn of the world. Short of achieving that end, these mysterious, unassuming poems investigate the human violence and dispossession increasingly prevalent around the world, as well as the horrors the poet grew up with as a child of refugees. Lee draws from disparate sources, including the Old Testament, the Dao De Jing and the music of the Wu Tang Clan. While the ostensive subjects of these layered,...

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