New & Noteworthy Books

New Books from Independent &
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Posted on September 16, 2010


Asunder coverAsunder

Fiction by Robert Lopez

Dzanc Books, November 2010

ISBN-13: 978-0982631812

Paperback: 165pp; $16.95

Robert Lopez has collected twenty-nine short stories, running from the very short on up to a novella in shorts to close out the book.


Earthquake Came to Harlem coverEarthquake Came to Harlem

Poetry by Jackie Sheeler

NYQ Books, 2010

ISBN-13: 978-1-935520-34-4

Paperback: 120pp; $14.95

From Harlem to Bensonhurst, from a budget hairdresser to the junkie under the corner scaffold, Sheeler (a lifelong New Yorker) allows the people and places she knows so well to engage with the larger universe. //


I Looked Alive coverI Looked Alive

Fiction by Gary Lutz

Black Square Editions, August 2010

ISBN-13: 978-1-934029-07-7

Paperback: 84pp; $17.00

An expanded second edition of Lutz's second book, which was originally published in the now defunct Hammer Books/Four Walls Eight Windows.


Indexical Elegies coverIndexical Elegies

Poetry by Jon Paul Fiorentino

Coach House Books, 2010

ISBN-13: 978-155245234-9

Paperback: 73pp; $14.95

Jon Paul Fiorentino’s new collection is a … poetic investigation of anxiety in all its many manifestations. Anxiety caused by geography, anxieties of influence and looming worries about loss inform the poems as they weave narrative threads that highlight both the treachery of language and its necessity in shaping human experience.


Lord Dragonfly coverLord Dragonfly

Five Sequences

Poetry by William Heyen

H_NGM_N BKS, 2010

ISBN-13: 9781453608005

Paperback: 90pp; $14.95

New edition of text restores material left out of the original 1981 edition. Includes notes by the author and appreciations by Nate Pritts and Matthew Henriksen.


Love Like Hate coverLove Like Hate

Fiction by Linh Dinh

Seven Stories Press, September 2010

ISBN-13: 978-1-58322-909-5

Paperback: 238pp; $16.95

Linh Dinh weaves a dysfunctional family saga that doubles as a portrait of Vietnam in the last half century.


Pirate Talk or Mermalade coverPirate Talk or Mermalade

Fiction by Terese Svoboda

Dzanc Books, September 2010

ISBN-13: 978-0982631805

Paperback: 151pp; $16.95

[A] novel in voices about two brothers who meet a mermaid, fall into pirating, and end up in the Arctic.


The San Simeon Zebras coverThe San Simeon Zebras

Poetry by C.J. Sage

Salmon Publishing, November 2010

ISBN-13: 978-1-907056-22-2

Paperback: 72pp; $19.95

New book of poems from the editor of The National Poetry Review.


Striking Surface coverStriking Surface

Poetry by Jason Schneiderman

Ashland Poetry Press, September 2010

ISBN-13: 978-0-912592-70-1

Paperback: 72pp; $15.95

Winner of the 2009 Richard Snyder Memorial Publication Prize.


Yellow Plum Season coverYellow Plum Season

Poetry by Pui Ying Wong

NYQ Books, 2010

ISBN-13: 978-1-935520-29-0

Paperback: 96pp; $14.95

Pui Ying Wong's first full-length collection of poetry … In Yellow Plum Season, Wong speaks as a traveler from lands known and unknown yet creates a terrain all her own //


New & Noteworthy Books

Full list of new & noteworthy books received


September 16, 2010


The Real Politics of Lipstick, Mary Carroll-Hackett, Slipstream Publications //


Children's/YA Fiction

A Chanukah, Sharon Jennings, Second Story Press //

Penny Dreadful, Laurel Snyder, Random House


Children's/YA Nonfiction

Our Earth, Janet Wilson, Second Story Press //



Asunder, Robert Lopez, Dzanc Books

I Looked Alive, Gary Lutz, Black Square Editions

Love Like Hate, Linh Dinh, Seven Stories Press

Pirate Talk or Mermalade, Terese Svoboda, Dzanc Books

Squirrel Seeks Chipmunk, David Sedaris, Little, Brown & Co



Shorn, Dennis Milam Bensie, Coffeetown Press //



At the End of Time, Richard Krech, Sunnyoutside //

Beach Tracks, rd coleman, NYQ Books

The Bodies Beneath the Table, W.D. Ehrhart, Adastra Press //

The Circus Poems, Alex Grant, Lorimer Press

Clockfire, Jonathan Ball, Coach House Books

Earthquake Came to Harlem, Jackie Sheeler, NYQ Books //

Indexical Elegies, Jon Paul Fiorentino, Coach House Books

Just Beautiful, Tim Suermondt, NYQ Books

Lord Dragonfly, William Heyen, H_NGM_N BKS

The Porcupinity of the Stars, Gary Barwin, Coach House Books //

The San Simeon Zebras, C.J. Sage, Salmon Publishing

Striking Surface, Jason Schneiderman, Ashland Poetry Press

Yellow Plum Season, Pui Ying Wong, NYQ Books //

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