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Posted on March 3, 2009

Raking the Hollow Bones coverRaking the Hollow Bones

Poetry by Bryan Tso Jones

Fairweather Books, January 2009

ISBN-10: 0977197395

ISBN-13: 978-0977197392

Paperback: 87pp; $14.00

From front cover: Winner of the 2007 Rhea & Seymour Gorsline Poetry Competition.


The Conqueror coverThe Conqueror

Novel by Jan Kjaerstad

Translated from Norwegian by Barbara Haveland

Open Letter Press, February 2009

ISBN-10: 1934824038

ISBN-13: 978-1934824030

Harcover: 481pp; $17.95

From back cover: Jonas Wergeland is in prison for the murder of his wife. The most beloved and celebrated television personality in Norway, Wergeland's programs on the history of Norway held the country in his thrall. The spectacle of his downfall has done the same.


Breathing in the Fullness of Time coverBreathing in the Fullness of Time

Memoir by William Kloefkorn

University of Nebraska Press, April 2009

ISBN-10: 0803219326

ISBN-13: 978-0803219328

Hardcover: 244pp; $22.95

From website: The “tell-all” memoir takes on new meaning in the work of poet William Kloefkorn, whose accounts of the moments and movements of life touch on everything that matters, the prosaic and the profound, the extraordinary in the everyday, and the familiar in the new and strange.


History Matters coverHistory Matters

Contemporary Poetry on the
Margins of American Culture

Literary Criticism by Ira Sadoff

University of Iowa Press, April 2009

ISBN-10: 1587297973

ISBN-13: 978-1587297977

Paperback: 228pp; $39.95

From back cover: In this capacious and energetic volume, Ira Sadoff argues that poets live and write within history, our artistic values always reflecting attitudes about both literary history and culture at large.


Disposition for Shininess coverDisposition for Shininess

Poetry by Arisa White

Factory Hollow Press, 2009

Chapbook: 18pp; $7.00

A collection of nine poems by Arisa White, who was awarded the 2007 Pavel Strut Fellowship in Poetry by the University of Michigan.


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March 3, 2009



Micrographia, Emily Wilson (University of Iowa Press) 

Perpetual Care, Katie Cappello (Elixir Press) 

Raking the Hollow Bones, Bryan Tso Jones (Fairweather Press) 

Something has to Happen Next, Andrew Michael Roberts (University of Iowa Press) 

This Side of Everything, Naomi Ayala (Curbstone Press) 

Too Long a Solitude, James Ragan (University of Oklahoma Press) 

Vertebrae Rosaries, Philip Dacey (Red Dragonfly Press) 



Disposition for Shininess, Arisa White (Factory Hollow Press)



The Conqueror, Jan Kjaerstad (Open Letter Press)

Forgetting English, Midge Raymond (Eastern Washington University Press)

Private Midnight, Kris Saknussemm (Overlook Press) 

Resistance, Owen Sheers (Anchor Books) 

You Are Here, Donald Breckenridge (Starcherone Books) 



Classic Poetry, Ed. Michael Rosen (Candlewick Press)

The Cuckoos Haiku and Other Birding Poems, Michael J. Rosen (Candlewick Press)

A Foot in the Mouth: Poems to Speak, Sing, and Shout, Ed. Paul Janeczko (Candlewick Press)

The Wind in the Willows, Kenneth Grahame (Candlewick Press)



The Adventures of Cancer Bitch, S. L. Wisenberg (University of Iowa Press)

Breathing in the Fullness of Time, William Kloefkorn (University of Nebraska Press) 

Call Me Okaasan: Adventures in Multicultural Mothering, Ed. Suzanne Kamata (Wyatt-Mackenzie Publishing) 

First We Read, Then We Write: Emerson on the Creative Process, Robert D. Richardson (University of Iowa)

History Matters: Contemporary Poetry on the Margins of America, Ira Sadoff (University of Iowa Press) 

We Saw the Light, Daniel Kane (University of Iowa Press) 

The Winter Sun: Notes on a Vocation, Fanny Howe (Graywolf Press)