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Posted on August 5, 2010


Best of the Web 2010 coverBest of the Web 2010

Ed. Kathy Fish

Dzanc Books, June 2010

ISBN-13: 978-0-9825204-6-8

Paperback: 444pp; $18.00

Guest-edited by fiction writer Kathy Fish, Best of the Web 2010 is the newest edition of Dzanc's yearly anthology series compiling the best fiction, poetry, and non-fiction published in last year's online literary journals.


Bliss coverBliss and Other Stories

Fiction by Ted Gilley

Univ of Nebraska Press, September 2010

ISBN-13: 978-0-8032-3261-7

Paperback: 136pp; $14.95

Winner of the Prairie Schooner Book Prize in Fiction


Crackpot Poety by Jeremy SiglerCrackpot Poet

Poetry by Jeremy Sigler

Black Square Editions, June 2010

ISBN-13: 978-1-934029-10-7

Hardcover: 125pp; $20.00

New book of poems by author of To and To, Mallet Eyes, Led Almost by My Tie, and Math.


Crave Radiance coverCrave Radiance

New and Selected Poems, 1990-2010

Poetry by Elizabeth Alexander

Graywolf Press, October 2010

ISBN-13: 978-1-55597-568-5

Hardcover: 270pp; $26.00

New and selected poetry, including her inaugural poem "Praise Song for the Day." //


Each Crumbling House coverEach Crumbling House

Poetry by Melody S. Gee

Perugia Press, September 2010

ISBN-13: 978-0-9794582-3-1

Paperback: 88pp; $16.00

Winner of the 2009 Perugia Press Prize



How They were Found coverHow They Were Found

Fiction by Matt Bell

Keyhole Press, October 2010

ISBN-13: 978-0982151259

Paperback: 256pp; $14.00

"In his debut collection...Bell draws from a wide range of genres to create stories. In one, a 19th-century minister follows ghostly instructions to build a mechanical messiah. In another, a tyrannical army commander watches his apocalyptic command slip away as the memories of his men begin to fade and fail. Elsewhere, murders are indexed, new worlds are mapped, fairy tales are fractured and retold and then fractured again.”


Knock Knock coverKnock Knock

Poetry by Heather Hartley

Carnegie Mellon Univ Press, January 2010

ISBN-13: 978-0-88748-519-0

Paperback: 75pp; $15.95

Knock Knock chronicles the odd and unnerving, the beautiful and tragicomic—the lyrical in everyday life. It is the debut collection of poems from Paris Editor for Tin House magazine.


Krakow Melt coverKrakow Melt

Fiction by Daniel Allen Cox

Arsenal Pulp Press, September 2010

ISBN-13: 978-1-55152-372-9

Paperback: 151pp; $15.95

Pyromaniacs fight homophobia in a Polish city where nothing is fireproof. //


Mentor coverMentor

A Memoir

Nonfiction by Tom Grimes

Tin House Books, August 2010

ISBN-13: 978-0-9825048-9-5

Paperback: 256pp; $16.95

[A]n exploration of the writing life and the role of a very important teacher


Monkey Bars coverMonkey Bars

Poetry by Matthew Lippman

Typecast Publishing, October 2010

ISN-13: 978-0-9844961-0-5

Hardcover: 60pp; $21.95

New book from the author of The New Year of Yellow.


Pilgrims: A Love story coverPilgrims: A Love Story

Chapbook by T.J. Beitelman

Black Lawrence Press, 2010

ISBN-13: 978-0-9826228-6-5

Chapbook: 38pp; $9.00

Winner of the Black River Chapbook Competition //



The Really Funny Thing about Apathy coverThe Really Funny Thing About Apathy

Fiction by Chelsea Martin

sunnyoutside, November 2010

ISBN-13: 978-1-934513-24-8

Paperback: 68pp; $13.00

[E]mploys mathematical paradoxes and theories of infinity to examine the inner workings of the bored and culturally over-stimulated while they idly consider the meaning of life.


Room coverRoom

Fiction by Emma Donoghue

Little, Brown & Co, September 2010

ISBN-13: 978-0-316-09833-5

Hardcover: 336pp; $24.99

"A five-year-old boy - who's lived his whole life in a single room - narrates this … story of the power of a mother's love."


The Sexual Life of an Islamist in Paris coverThe Sexual Life of an Islamist in Paris

Fiction by Leila Marouane

Europa Editions, May 2010

ISBN-13: 978-1-933372-85-3

Paperback: 224pp; $15.00

[A] humorous take on immigration, racism and religious fundamentalism in France and a … portrait of the universal struggle between a man and his overbearing mother.


Vivisect coverVivisect

Poetry by Lisa Lewis

New Issues Poetry & Prose, October 2010

ISBN-13: 978-1-930974-92-0

Paperback: 79pp; $15.00

New book of poems from author of The Unbeliever.



New & Noteworthy Books

Full list of new & noteworthy books received


August 5, 2010


Best of the Web 2010, ed. Kathy Fish, Dzanc Books



Pilgrims: A Love Story, T.J. Beitelman, Black Lawrence Press //



Bliss, Ted Gilley, Univ of Nebraska Press

The Brave, Nicholas Evans, Little, Brown & Co //

Cookie & Me, Mary Jane Ryals, Kitsune Books //

How They Were Found, Matt Bell, Keyhole Press

How We Move the Air, Garnett Kilberg Cohen, Mayapple Press //

Krakow Melt, Daniel Allen Cox, Arsenal Pulp Press //

O Fallen Angel, Kate Zambrano, Chiasmus Press

The Really Funny Thing About Apathy, Chelsea Martin, Sunnyoutside

Room, Emma Donoghue, Little, Brown & Co

The Sexual Life of an Islamist in Paris, Leila Marouane, Europa Editions



Mentor, Tom Grimes, Tin House Books



Crackpot Poet, Jeremy Sigler, Black Square Editions

Crave Radiance, Elizabeth Alexander, Graywolf Press //

Each Crumbling House, Melody S. Gee, Perugia Press

Incidental Music, Jane Joritz-Nakagawa, BlazeVOX [books] //

Knock Knock, Heather Hartley, Carnegie Mellon Univ Press

Money For Sunsets, Elizabeth J. Colen, Steel Toe Books //

Monkey Bars, Matthew Lippman, Typecast Publishing

Pima Road Notebook, Keith Ekiss, New Issues Poetry & Prose //

Sonnets, Camille Martin, Shearsman Books //

Spectre, Mark Lamoureux, Black Radish Books //

Sweetgrass, Micah Lang, Sunnyoutside

Vivisect, Lisa Lewis, New Issues Poetry & Prose

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