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Posted on December 3, 2009

No Gender coverNo Gender

Reflections on the Life & Work of kari edwards

Ed. Julian T. Brolaski, erica kaufman, E. Tracy Grinnell

A Venn Diagram Production, September 2009

ISBN-10: 0981931014

ISBN-13: 978-0-9819310-1-2

Paperback: 204pp; $18.00

From website: With contributions from Cara Benson, Frances Blau, Mark Brasuell, Julian T. Brolaski, Reed Bye, Marcus Civin, CAConrad, Donna de la Perrière, E. Tracy Grinnell, Rob Halpern, Jen Hofer, Brenda Iijima, Lisa Jarnot, erica kaufman, Kevin Killian, Wendy Kramer, Joseph Lease, Rachel Levitsky, Joan MacDonald, Bill Marsh, Chris Martin, Yedda Morrison, Eileen Myles, Akilah Oliver, Tim Peterson, Ellen Redbird, Leslie Scalapino, Michael Smoler, Sherman Souther, Eleni Stecopoulos, and Anne Waldman


Interference & Other Stories coverInterference & Other Stories

Fiction by Richard Hoffman

New Rivers Press, October 2009

ISBN-10: 0898232473

ISBN-13: 978-0898232479

Paperback: 260pp; $14.95

The first collection of stories by the author of the acclaimed memoir Half the House.


Prayer for my Enemy coverPrayer for my Enemy

Play by Craig Lucas

Theatre Communications Group, November 2009

ISBN-10: 1559363444

ISBN-13: 978-1559363440

Paperback: 96pp; $13.95

From website: Here we find the Noone family: son Billy returns from Iraq, his pregnant sister Marianne marries Billy’s friend and former lover Tad, his mother Karen tries to keep her husband Austin from falling off the wagon—all while the Red Sox and Yankees battle for the 2004 pennant.


Let's Not Keep Fighting the Trojan War coverLet's Not Keep Fighting the Trojan War

New and Selected Poems 1986 - 2009

Poetry by Edward Sanders

Coffee House Press, September 2009

ISBN-10: 1566892341

ISBN-13: 978-1-56689-234-6

Paperback: 256pp; $20.00

From website: In this collection, Edward Sanders animates the whole of human history—breathing new life into ancient stories, celebrating artists and activists, telling tales of bohemian escapades, eulogizing friends and politicians, and lamenting the follies that have led us to war time and again.


New & Noteworthy Books

Full list of new & noteworthy books received


December 3, 2009


Bharat jiva, kari edwards (Venn Diagram Production)

Catch Light, Sarah O’Brien (Coffee House Press)

Disappears in the Rain, Matthew Thorburn

Everything is Everything, Cristin O’Keefe Aptowicz (Write Bloody) 

Handling Destiny, Adrian Castro (Coffee House Press) 

Let’s Not Keep Fighting the Trojan War, Edward Sanders (Coffee House Press) 

Moist Meridian, Henry Hughes (MAMMOTH books) 

Prisoner of the Swifts, Judith Skillman (ahadada books) 

Rosing from the Dead, Paul J. Willis (WordFarm) 

State Sonnets, B.J. Best (sunnyoutside) 

There Will be Silence while you Wait, Mark Jackley (Plain View Press) 

Thirsting for Peace in a Raging Century, Edward Sanders (Coffee House Books) 

Tongue of War: from Pearl Harbor to Nagasaki, Tony Barnstone (BkMk Press) 

What I know About Innocence, Cathryn Essinger (Main Street Rag) 

The World’s Last Bone, Tania Rochelle (Snake Nation Press) 



Cut & Run: The Misadventures of Alex Perez, Alberto Arcia (Arte Publico Press) 

Dangerous Places, Perry Glasser (BkMk Press)

Death at Solstice, Lucha Corpi (Arte Publico Press)

Easter Rabbit, Joseph Young (Publishing Genius)

Interference & Other Stories, Richard Hoffman (New Rivers Press)

The Last Reader, David Toscana (Texas Tech University Press) 

Meet Me under the Ceiba, Silvio Sirias (Arte Publico Press)

Your Presence is Requested at Suvanto, Maile Chapman (Graywolf Press) 



No Gender, Ed. Julian Brolaski, erica kaufman, E. Tracy Grinnell (Venn Diagram Production) 

Women of the Bite, Ed. Cecilia Tan (Alyson Books)



Prayer for my Enemy, Craig Lucas (Theatre Communications Group) 

The Walworth Farce/The New Electric Ballroom, Enda Walsh (Theatre Communications Group) 

Yellow Face, David Henry Hwang (Theatre Communications Group) 



The New Essential Guide to Gay & Lesbian Weddings, Tess Ayers, Paul Brown (Alyson Books)