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Posted on March 11, 2010

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Poetry by Greg Hewett

Coffee House Press, April 2010

ISBN-13: 978-1-56689-245-2

Paperback: 130pp; $16.00

From back cover: Through exploring the infrastructure of civilization and the body's intimate topography, Greg Hewett once again brings his poetic imagination to bear on histories both personal and collective.


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Fiction by Ashley Donielle Murray

Green Lantern Press, 2009

ISBn-10: 0-9820292-5-X

Paperback: 149pp; $20.00

The debut collection of short fiction by Ashley Donielle Murphy. The stories in the collection describe the threads that connect us to each other and our own histories.


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Poetry & Fiction by Leslie Scalapino

Starcherone Books, April 2010

ISBN-13: 978-0-9788811-9-1

Paperback: 164pp; $18.00

From back cover: [M]iners, polar bears, insurgents sweeping the desert in Toyota pickups, a detective on the trail of illegal fur traders, Venus Williams's deconstructed forehand [. . .] and so much more.


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Fiction by Aaron Burch

Pank, 2010

ISBN-13: 978-0-9824697-2-9

Paperback: 52pp; $10.00

A little "how to" book full of short stories on how to do a number of things, not only on just how to take yourself apart.


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Missives from the Other Side of Silence

Nonfiction by Kim Dana Kupperman

Graywolf Press, July 2010

ISBN-13: 978-1-55597-560-9

Paperback: 224pp; $15.00

Winner of the 2009 Bakeless Nonfiction prize, this is Kupperman's debut collection of essays that "plumb the emotional and spiritual depths of a transitory life."


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Fiction by Jane Unrue

Burning Deck Press, April 2010

ISBN-13: 978-1-886224-96-4

Paperback: 112pp; $14.00

From back cover: An actress of sorts, a woman recalls her childhood, longs for her absent lover, imagines traveling overseas, and wanders through gardens and galleries of art.


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Poetry by Matt Jasper

BlazeVOX [books], August 2009

ISBN-13: 9781935402541

Paperback: 81pp; $16.00

A collection of poetry by Matt Jasper who "collects schizophrenic autobiographies and makes lists of poet enemies in Farmington, New Hampshire." //


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Nonfiction by Dan Gutstein

Edge Books, April 2010

ISBN-13: 9781890311254

Paperback: 140pp; $16.00

"Daniel Gutstein has published more than 125 poems and stories in more than 60 publications." This is a collection of short/shorts on a variety of subjects covering a range of idioms. //


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Fiction by Goldie Goldbloom

New Issues Poetry & Prose, February 2010

ISBN-13: 978-1-930974-88-3

Hardcover: 321pp; $26.00

Winner of the 2008 AWP Award for the Novel. After a failed career as a concert pianist, Gin accepts a marriage proposal from the peculiar Mr. Toad, thus starting a new life in the Austrailian outback on a subsistence farm.


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March 11, 2010


Old Men, Girls, and Monsters, Peter Schwartz, Dogzplot/Achilles //



Dance of the Eggshells, Carla Aragon, Univ of New Mexico Press //

Strange Parents, Julia Mercedes Castilla, Arte Publico Press //



Dilemmas of Deokie, Carol Sammy, Heinemann

End of the Line, Mike Manno, Gale

Fascia, Ashley Donielle Murray, Green Lantern Press

Hook & Jill, Andrea Jones, Publishingworks

How to Take Yourself Apart, How to Make Yourself Anew, Aaron Burch, Pank

Life of a Star, Jane Unrue, Burning Deck Press

Miracle Boy and Other Stories, Pinckney Benedict, Press 53 //

Rattlesnakes & the Moon, Darlin' Neal, Press 53 //

Running Waters, T.M. Murphy, Seton Murphy, Publishingworks

Toad's Museum of Freaks and Wonders, Goldie Goldbloom, New Issues Poetry & Prose



B.S. Business Satire, John Auger, Jerry Serra, Publishingworks, Inc. //

I Just Lately Started Buying Wings, Kim Dana Kupperman, Graywolf Press

Lost in the Hive, Brian O'Mara-Croft, Publishingworks //

Non/Fiction, Dan Gutstein, Edge Books //

Teen 2.0, Robert Epstein, Ph.D., Quill Driver Books //



100 Poems for Obama's First 100 Days, Ed. Rachel Zucker, Arielle Greenberg, Univ of Iowa Press //

darkacre, Greg Hewett, Coffee House Press

Floats Horse-Floats or Horse-Flows, Leslie Scalapino, Starcherone Books

Full Moon on K Street, Ed. Kim Roberts, Plan B Press //

Moth Moon, Matt Jasper, BlazeVOX [books] //

Multiverse, Mike Smith, BlazeVOX [books] //

So Late, So Soon, Carol Moldaw, Etruscan Press //

The Fire Diaries, Matt Schumacher, Wordcraft of Oregon //

The Thorn Rosary, Eileen R. Tabios, Marsh Hawk Press //

Unsound, Jennifer Mertenson, Burning Deck Press //


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