New & Noteworthy Books

New Books from Independent &
University Presses

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Posted on June 23, 2008

Camera Obscura coverCamera Obscura

Poetry by Rebecca Bednarz

Noemi Press, May 2008

ISBN-10: 1934819018

ISBN-13: 978-1934819012

Chapbook: 43pp; $7

"Alternating poems that perform syntactically expansive riffs on photographs and other art with poems of personal loss, particularly of a mother." - Martha Collins

 

Evolution of a Sigh coverThe Evolution of a Sigh

Poetry by R. Zamora Linmark

Hanging Loose Press, April 2008

ISBN-10: 1931236887

ISBN-13: 978-1931236881

Paperback: 88pp; $16.00

"Linmark's new collection of poetry is a celebration of what can be done to and with the English language." - Kimiko Hahn

 

The Red Anthology coverThe Red Anthology

of Hitherto Unknown Writers II

No Record Press, March 2008

ISBN-10: 0978980832

ISBN-13: 978-0978980832

Paperback: 240pp; $10.00

Once upon a time, short stories were but another dreary airless satellite orbiting the axis of our consumer space/time, to which official entrance was barred to all, save those who possessed suitcases full of bribe money or knowledge of the secret handshake. Then came the Red Anthology, which, like Tesla's epiphany, single-handedly shattered every assumption under which the firmament of publishing had been anchored. Now the last remnants of the old order cling to mountain-crags in tattered silk suits; a celebration in the valley has begun.

 

The Wonder Singer coverThe Wonder Singer

Novel by George Rabasa

Unbridled Books, September 2008

ISBN-10: 1932961569

ISBN-13: 978-1932961560 

Hardcover: 336pp; $25.95

Mark Lockwood makes his living as a freelance writer, but for the past few months he's been at work on a ghostwriting assignment. To prepare her autobiography, he has been interviewing the internationally renowned diva Merce Casals. When she dies suddenly, a celebrity biographer arrives to take over the writing of her book. But Lockwood realizes this is his one chance at greatness, and so he runs off with the interview tapes. Lockwood locks himself into his study, endlessly plays the tapes, and begins to craft his greatest book.

 

Are You Famous coverAre You Famous?

Touring America with
Alaska's Fiddling Poet

By Ken Waldman

Catalyst Book Press, August 2008

ISBN-13: 978-0980208108

Paperback: 184pp; $15.00

Ken Waldman has worked as Alaska’s Fiddling Poet since 1995, touring throughout North America in support of his poetry collections, performances, and CDs. This, his first book of prose, is a ramble through the highways of America as seen through the eyes of a troubadour. Part memoir, part travel notes, part artist how-to—a Blue Highways for the 21st century.

 

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June 23, 2008

 

Poetry

Anon, Chris Pusateri (BlazeVOX) 

Dark Card, Rebecca Foust (Texas Review Press) 

Dear Professor, Do You Live in a Vacuum?, Nin Andrews (Subito Press) 

The Evolution of a Sigh, R. Zamora Linmark (Hanging Loose Press) 

Little Red Riding Hood Missed the Bus, Kristin Abraham (Subito Press) 

Lobster with Ol’ Dirty Bastard, Michael Cirelli (Hanging Loose Press)

My Untimely Death, Adam Peterson (Subito Press) 

Radius of Light, Joshua Auerbach (DC Books) 

Seven Floors Up, Cati Porter (Mayapple Press) 

 

Chapbooks

Camera Obscura, Rebecca Bednarz (Noemi Press) 

Closed Histories, Sara Veglahn (Noemi Press) 

Don’tGo Fishing on Witches’ Day, Joan Aiken (Small Beer Press)

 

Fiction

78 Stories: A Crossword Novella, Ben Segal (No Record Press) 

The Common Bond, Donigan Merritt (Other Press)

Marble Mountain, Wayne Karlin (Curbstone Press)

The Wonder Singer, George Rabasa (Unbridled Books)

 

Anthologies

The Red Anthology of Hitherto-Unknown Writers II (No Record Press) 

 

Nonfiction

Are You Famous? Touring America With Alaska’s Fiddling Poet, Ken Waldman (Catalyst Book Press) 

Holy Roller: Growing Up in the Church of Knock Down, Drag Out; or, How I Quit Loving a Blue-Eyed Jesus, Diane Wilson (Chelsea Green Publishing)