New & Noteworthy Books
New Books from Independent & University Presses
See full list of noteworthy books by category below
Posted on January 20, 2011
A Cloud of Witnesses
Fiction by Jason Stumpf
Quale Press, December 2010
Paperback: 62pp; $13.00
"A verse-novel that is not in verse and isn't a novel."
Fiction by Mariko Nagai
BkMk Press, December 2010
Paperback: 164pp; $15.95
Winner of the G.S. Sharat Chandra Prize for Short Fiction, selected by Jonis Agee. //
The Mercy of Eternity
A Memoir of Depression and Grace
Nonfiction by Eric G. Wilson
Northwestern Univ Press, October 2010
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
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
Fiction by Michael Hemmingson
Black Lawrence Press, 2010
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."
Poetry by Matt Mauch
Lowbrow Press, February 2011
Paperback: 95pp; $13.00
Paisley Rekdal writes, "A fresh and iconoclastic series of poems over which the spirit of Walt Whitman hovers."
Poetry by Ed Madden
Lethe Press, 2011
Paperback: 70pp; $15.00
"A stunning and unflinching exploration in poems of the intersections between fathers and sons, religious traditions, and homosexual relationships."
Fiction by Erika Dreifus
Last Light Studio, January 2011
Paperback: 162pp; $13.95
"…stories that reframe familiar questions about what is right and wrong, remembered and repressed resolved and unending."
Sonja Sekula: Grace in a Cow's EYE
Poetry by Kathrin Schaeppi
Black Radish Books, 2010
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."
Poetry by Julia Cohen
Black Lawrence Press, 2011
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.
Full list of new & noteworthy books received
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