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Posted on January 20, 2011


A Cloud of Witnesses coverA Cloud of Witnesses

Fiction by Jason Stumpf

Quale Press, December 2010

ISBN-13: 978-1-935835-01-1

Paperback: 62pp; $13.00

"A verse-novel that is not in verse and isn't a novel."


Georgic Stories coverGeorgic Stories

Fiction by Mariko Nagai

BkMk Press, December 2010

ISBN-13: 978-1-886157-76-7

Paperback: 164pp; $15.95

Winner of the G.S. Sharat Chandra Prize for Short Fiction, selected by Jonis Agee. //


The Mercy of Eternity coverThe Mercy of Eternity

A Memoir of Depression and Grace

Nonfiction by Eric G. Wilson

Northwestern Univ Press, October 2010

ISBN-13: 978-0-8101-2685-5

Hardcover: 126pp; $21.95

"The harrowing follow-up memoir from the best-selling author of Against Happiness: In Praise of Melancholy."


The Patience of Horses coverThe Patience of Horses

Chapbook by Rick Lott

Ledge Press, November 2010

Chapbook: 33pp; $10.00

Winner of The Ledge 2009 Poetry Chapbook Award.


Pictures of Houses with Water Damage coverPictures of Houses with Water Damage

Fiction by Michael Hemmingson

Black Lawrence Press, 2010

ISBN-13: 978-0-9825204-2-0

Paperback: 173pp; $16.00

"These stories explore the meaning of the little things in every day lives, reaching for the greater end game of love, loyalty, and compassion."


Prayer Book coverPrayer Book

Poetry by Matt Mauch

Lowbrow Press, February 2011

ISBN-13: 978-0-9829553-0-7

Paperback: 95pp; $13.00

Paisley Rekdal writes, "A fresh and iconoclastic series of poems over which the spirit of Walt Whitman hovers."


Prodigal: Variations coverProdigal: Variations

Poetry by Ed Madden

Lethe Press, 2011

ISBN-13: 978-1-59021-340-7

Paperback: 70pp; $15.00

"A stunning and unflinching exploration in poems of the intersections between fathers and sons, religious traditions, and homosexual relationships."


Quiet Americans coverQuiet Americans

Fiction by Erika Dreifus

Last Light Studio, January 2011

ISBN-13: 978-098270842-2

Paperback: 162pp; $13.95

"…stories that reframe familiar questions about what is right and wrong, remembered and repressed resolved and unending."


Sonja Sekula: Grace ina Cow's EYE coverSonja Sekula: Grace in a Cow's EYE

a memoir

Poetry by Kathrin Schaeppi

Black Radish Books, 2010

ISBN-13: 978-0-9825731-5-0

Paperback: 80pp; $15.00

From the Author Statement: "Each poem is ekphrastically founded on one of Sekula's artworks. This is also memoir as remembering."


Triggermoon Triggermoon coverTriggermoon Triggermoon

Poetry by Julia Cohen

Black Lawrence Press, 2011

ISBN-13: 978-0-9826364-2-8

Paperback: 63pp; $14.00

"A lyric disrobing, not of personal narrative or story, but of how to let go of one rung while jumping for the other.


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January 20, 2011


The Patience of Horses, Rick Lott, Ledge Press



A Cloud of Witnesses, Jason Stumpf, Quale Press

The Descent of Man, Kevin Desinger, Unbridled Books

Georgic Stories, Mariko Nagai, BkMk Press //

Hombres de Ladrillo, Alejandro Morales, Arte Publico Press

My Heart Is a Mountain, Catherine Holm, Holy Cow Books //

Pictures of Houses with Water Damage, Michael Hemmingson, Black Lawrence Press

Quiet Americans, Erika Dreifus, Last Light Studio



The Mercy of Eternity, Eric G. Wilson, Northwestern Univ Press



After the Ark, Luke Johnson, NYQ Books

Animal Magnetism, Kim Roberts, Pearl Editions

I & We, Joseph P. Wood, CW Books

Impunity, Shelley Stenhouse, NYQ Books //

Jargon, Brian Clements, Quale Press

No Eden, Sally Rosen Kindred, Mayapple Press

Prayer Book, Matt Mauch, Lowbrow Press

Prodigal: Variations, Ed Madden, Lethe Press

Sonja Sekula: Grace in a Cow's EYE, Kathrin Schaeppi, Black Radish Books

Triggermoon Triggermoon, Julia Cohen, Black Lawrence Press